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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PlayStation 4 Review

If you have played the first Wolfenstein: The New Order game and loved it, then you are definitely going to love the next installment of the franchise. Everything that made the first game great is also there in the new Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.

This new game has an excellent cast of heroes and the even better cast of villains making the story of the game as well as the gameplay a lot more interesting.

The Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus starts with the father B.J. Blazkowicz, the hero of the game and the story begins when he was a child. He discovers the hatred of his father for other races while he is caught playing with his young female friend who is black. We see that B.J. Blazkowicz father has a different viewpoint who thinks that this would is of the straight white men and they are superior to all the other races on the earth. Not only that, he also believes that they are superior to other races in terms of religion as well as sexual orientation. He tells the young Blazkowicz that,” It’s on us to straighten out the queer,”

The elder Blazkowicz also wants to make the hero strong. He will have to learn it because according to him, being strong is something that is not taught by his Jewish mother. In a scene, B.J. finds himself tied to a beam, and he is directly looking at his dog. Soon he is handed a shotgun and is instructed to kill the dog. He has to learn to be strong somehow. However, we are not going to reveal the suspense here and we recommend you to resolve the scene as well as the game by playing it. But to resolve it, you will have to pull the trigger.

Well, this was just the starting scene and was enough to get us aware of the amount of cruelty that we are going to see in the game. The elder Blazkowicz is really cruel. Not only he is a racist, but also an anti-Semite who married B.J’s mother, a Jewish woman only for her money and her family business. We also see him kicking a dog and then asking B.J. to kill him. But he is not the only cruel evil character in the game. Soon we were introduced to another character who takes the lives of resistance fighters in anger and cold blood. That is not all, after killing the rebel, he has the habit of playing with their heads. This is a game you definitely won’t want your kids to get hands on.

The new game starts after the events of the New Order, and we see the main character in very bad condition. During the battle with the Deathshead, Blazkowicz suffers from bad injuries after an explosion on the battlefield. His insides are failing and the Kreisau Circle is trying very hard to make him survive. B.J. Blazkowicz is some kind of super soldier as well as a legendary fighter who wakes up in the previous game 14 years after Axis powers won the World War II and setting off a nuclear weapon. Almost all of us thought that he would die, but that is not what that happens and we see the story continuing in the second and latest installment.

Blazkowicz is mentally as well as physically devastated in the starting of the game, as we told you above, but the condition does not remain the same for long. Soon into the game, we see him picking up the gun again and fighting against the Nazis. Not only that, the nurse whom he fell in love with in the previous game is now pregnant with twin babies. So, it is a lot more than he needs to fight for in this game. But that only enhances the dive as well as the pressure which is required in a conflict where we see the United States falling in front of the Nazis.

There is a scene in the game where we see the pregnant Anya naked, her belly swollen with a child, and she is covered in blood with a pleasurable feeling and smile on her face. This depicts that there is nothing that could stop her from fighting, not even pregnancy. She is there to do everything she can to help her friends and kill Nazis, and if that requires her to go topless, then be it.

You will find the new Wolfenstein 2 offering you joy, cruelty as well as despair. The game perfectly displays the scenario where the U.S. people have developed a huge amount of hatred towards Nazis under their rule and how they fight back to get rid of them. People in the game are mostly fighting back so that they can enjoy their lives without any oppression. The campaign mode is really intense and hard, but there are many side missions that you can pick up. There are many Blazkowicz allies as well who fight with the hero but also have a different life outside the battle. Many of these people have hobbies like immersing themselves in various psychedelics or playing clarinet etc. We feel that these non-violent scenes were necessary for the game so that the players can get some break from the never-ending cruelty and gun battles.

Unlike the previous Wolfenstein game, the Wolfenstein 2 offers large levels to the players which also contain various different paths to progress forward in the game, solve side missions and achieve rewards on exploring new things and areas. We really found it interesting to roam around the level area and then finding out different ways to surprise the enemy and attacking them in stealth.

There are different kinds of guns that are available to the main hero in the game. One thing that we really liked about it was, Blazkowicz carries the entire arsenal available to him all the time. So, the player has a whole list of weapon options to choose from at any point in time in the game. You can also pick two different guns to hold in two different hands, thus laying havoc on the opponents in the dual-wield mode.

You will find the ammo as well as other weapons and their upgrades scattered around the home base. These items vary at every level and allow the player to use silencers, scopes, extra-large magazines to make your weapons even more deadly. As you will progress in the game, you will be able to enhance the Blazkowicz’sabilities, that in return are going to help you a lot in defeating the stronger and better opponents. Nobody is going to say anything if you burst in firing every last bullet on the enemy with both guns in your hand, or just kill them in quick shady stealth mode without alarming anyone. You have different paths to play all the levels and could even upgrade one set of abilities to take things differently as well.

If you want to be the part of the story as well, there is much narrative decision you will have to make as well in the early game. You can take different decisions that are in reality going to change certain aspects of your campaign story. This will allow the player to enjoy the game more than one time with some differences from the first time play.

We would especially like to mention about the narrative of the game which is so deep and really like that it will make you get into it. Wolfenstein 2 is not easy to play and don’t even try to start in the hard mode. You are going to die a lot of times. Truly saying, we started from hard and then we came down to Normal difficulty level after few missions in the Campaign mode. However, this problem is a bit solved by various options that you will find in the game, one of which is to save the game. The players have checkpoints where the game auto-saves itself. But you also have the option to save the game at any point you want and then resume it from the same spot. This feature is really going to help you in tough battles and also when you would like to play the same mission using a different style. One time you can play a mission in stealth mode and the next time, start from the same spot in death machine mode.

One thing that bugged us in the entire game was the graphics you see when you are hurt or when you are hit by a bullet or any kind of damage. Even when there was small damage to my body, the graphics made it seem like the bullet went through my heart. The intensified graphics even with low damage looked severe. It took time to get accustomed to the pattern and differentiate when you are actually hurt and when its just normal wound.

The Verdict

There is no doubt in the fact that Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a very violent game that doesn’t care about anything to show how actually wars are and how they are fought. It gives you plenty of action as well as plenty of options, and weapons to satisfy the bloodthirsty monster inside you. The game will give you a real feel and you will actually feel good while you are sneaking behind one to cut off his head. And that is what makes Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus even a better game. It brings a perfect balance of hurt and emotion. It balances your hurting emotions, anger and suffering from humanity and anxiety.

All in all, if you are first person game lover who loves to kill a lot and lot of people and unlike other games, want to feel good every time you kill the enemy, Wolfenstein 2 is a must play.

Best Games like Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is an exceptional game developed by Bethesda and which won the game of the year award, British Academy Games Award, and also the best game award at Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

Fallout 4 starts from where Fallout 3 left the world. And the expansion in the new Fallout 4 game is way more than we expected. There are many options to pick, more action, more guns, more depth in personality building and more enemies. If you have not played the Fallout 4 yet and you love RPG gaming, we recommend you to start playing it right now. We assure you that you will spend hundreds of hours into the game but still won’t be able to explore everything in the game.

Fallout 4 starts giving you a look at the world that the gamers left in the last game. The game allows you to select your gender, and make other important decisions so that you can mold your character in any way you want after you wake up in a post-apocalyptic world in the city of Boston.

Literally, the world of Fallout 4 is really very huge. There is a huge wasteland in front of you when you leave the vault. There is a main quest that the players can follow, but in addition to that, there are many side missions as well that you will have to finish as well to increase your skills and develop your character abilities. The best part of the game is that you can take your character and make him or her whatever you want, a loving person, an evil death machine, it’s all your choice.

The game is very long, and you will obviously need some other games as well as you cant keep it playing continuously. And this is the reason why we have listed some of the best games similar to Fallout 4, Have a look at them below:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The best alternative to Fallout 4 is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls V is an epic game and a classic RPG game that was released back in the year 2011. It was one of the first game that offered such a huge open fantasy world to the gamers. Elder Scrolls V was developed by Bethesda as well. It is not just any normal game, but the details in the environment are very detailed. The players have an option to chose their character they want to play. You can play as an elf, orc, wood elf, redgaurd etc. Even when you are roaming around the game, you can wind the wild forest around you and could even interact with it.

When you start the game, you are directly taken to a killing block for beheading but it is interrupted by a huge dragon. In the hustle, your character escapes after which you are taught the basics and different features of the game.

After you are done with the tutorial, you are set loose in the huge immersive world to do whatever you want. As you complete different side quests and main story missions, you develop your skills and even attain new abilities for fighting the enemies. The fantasy world also brings dragons and other mystical characters in front of you. And if you are skilled enough, you can even ride a dragon in the game.

There are a lot of similarities between Elder Scroll V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 in the core gameplay. You have a huge world, its just the sword, bows and arrows are replaced with heavy machine guns. If you prefer gameplay over graphics, you should definitely play this classic RPG title.

Far Cry 4

If you like the open world element more than the role-playing, Far Cry 4 is the best game for you. With excellent graphics and super interactive environment, Far Cry 4 is a perfect game to play with nature, wild animals and weapons. However, the plot of Far Cry 4 is not as good as we saw in Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3. However, the huge number of gameplay options cover up for that depression. In the game, you take up the character of a guy named Ajay Ghale who is a Kyrati-American. He was born in Kyrat and he has returned to his birthplace to pay respect to his mother’s ashes and lay them to rest. There is no such place as Kyrat but the fictional place in the game is situated in the Himalayas. The game begins on a bus which is taking you to Kyrat. However, it is overtaken by some loyalist soldiers. There is a person who takes you in out from the chaos, Pagan Min. he is a psychopath who is also the main villain of the game. We don’t see the developers committing the same mistake again that they did in Far Cry 3, i.e. killing the main and interesting character in the middle of the game.

In the game, the player has to hunt different animals, use stealth and different types of weapons for different missions to survive. But you might find the gameplay a bit repetitive after a point of time. We really hope that they come up with a better gameplay formula in their next title to the franchise. It is important because many other similar games are already close to almost non-repetitive gameplay. But the map of the game saves it from being just another annoying open world RPG game. You have a massive huge map in front of you to explore with different kind of animals and creatures living in it. Also, you have some more tasks apart from side quests. You need to get animal skins as well as craft them with other items to upgrade your inventory as well as some of the inventory items.

All in all, the gameplay is much better than the previous version. You will love running around huge terrain and mountains, killing all the enemies that you find in your path, gunning and bombing enemy bases riding on an elephant. You don’t have to care about the character’s personality and skill development in this game, which might be a relief for many of the gamers who just wish to enjoy a huge world open shooting without much character detail.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Paid features excellent game design coming from Hideo Kojima. Phantom Pain starts from where the previous game Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes ended. After surviving a deadly helicopter crash, Big Boss is into a coma. You listen David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” in the background building up the tension, fear, and frustration in the gamer’s mind. You will start expecting too much after the starting scene, but the game does not build up to that level.

You take up the role of Big Boss who has a huge responsibility of rebuilding a military force to save the world from a no-faced madman. In the game, you are accompanied by a Soviet cowboy, a sniper, a one-legged drill sergeant and a couple of more soldiers whom you recruit to fight beside you. You are in Afghanistan which is occupied by the Soviet Union in the early eighties.

Apart from the main mission, you have various side quests to complete, a huge list of firearms which can be easily modified and a customizable robotic arm as well. There is a huge improvement in the gameplay as well. In previous games, if you are spotted, your game was over for you, at least for the beginners and occasional gamers. However, in the new Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, you have got a lot of options to get rid of such situations. You can easily call for an airstrike, could take out a rocket launcher, as for an attack chopper on the radio and what not. You have a huge number of choices and we would like to recommend this to players who would like a lot of challenging gunfights and stealth action in their game. It is one of the best game you can play if you like Fallout 4.

The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story of betrayal and intrigue. This role-playing game is deep and dense just like the other two installments of the franchise. It packs in a massive open world environment that offers you a lot to learn and is really fun to explore as well. There are a whole day and night as well as a complete weather system that makes the game environment even more live.
Before we enter any other sections of the game, we would like to praise the huge environment it offers to us. It is big enough to make you lost. The minimap helps you to stay on track, but still, this much huge fantasy open world always invites you to discovering new things. It is so big that you would not get bored of it, even after playing the game for hundreds of hours.

The main story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is strong but not the best part about it. It is the two maps that you have to discover and the things hiding in it. You start the game as the main character Geralt, who is in search of his surrogate daughter Ciri and his lost lover Yennifer. You do not need any info from the previous games to play the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The game gets better when you start exploring things away from the main storyline. There are different Witcher contracts that come from the fortress and muddy hamlets. You can make use of the different Witcher senses to know the whereabouts of different beasts roaming around in the forest and try to learn what you can from there. Small battles and defeating bosses in these small fight gives you experience and attributes to upgrade your skills.

There are dragons, elves, magic and what not, all that set up in the medieval European era. The atmosphere brings different objects like plants and trees to life. The combat mechanism of The Witcher: Wild Hunt is way more streamlined when compared to the previous Witcher games. You have physical swords as well as magic to deal with various kinds of attacks. There are various kinds of enemies, that can kill you or can take a huge portion of your health if you are not careful with them. You also have potions that can help you regain or boost your health and other powers.

All in all, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an amazing game that we would like to recommend to you if you really love RPG and open world game.

Mass Effect 2

If you have played the first Mass Effect game, do not make the mistake to link it to the second Mass Effect game. We have an impressive game from the BioWare developers which features a lot of uncertainty in the game beginning from the first scene of the game.

You will find a lot of things different in Mass Effect 2 when compared to the original Mass Effect. When you start playing the game, you will find that it is mostly a story driven game that is more or less related to the original title despite some major differences. If you wish to know what happened in the previous, there is a comic book feature in the game which tells you everything that happened in the previous game.

It is very hard to put Mass Effect 2 in one particular genre. We could take it as a combination of many genres. It is basically an RPG game which has a lot of open-world sensibilities, action, shooting, adventure, futurism, sci-fi element and what not. However, a lot of emphases is made on the character building rather than building up other things that were not that much liked by gamers in the previous game.

The game is based on a parallel universe where human beings have found an alien race. You also run in into a bunch of new species but the humans have lost the galactic trust as well as the identity in front of a new upcoming threat, in between which, your character makes an entry.

There are a lot of choices to make in the game, each one of which may lead you to a different and real outcome. However, you cant just make all the harsh decisions to become the villain and destroying everything in the choices you make here are going to reflect in the upcoming Mass Effect 3 game.

During the major portion of the game, you will be spending a lot of time in recruiting different team members coming from far ends of the galaxy. However, each and every member you recruit is important as play an important role in stopping the Collectors. You will have to meet each member personally and grow your relationship with them so that they treat you well in the lime of need. You might have to do various quests for them or listen to their stories. You can also take your relationship with a character to next level and turn them romantic in case you desire more than friendship from a particular character in the game.

Another great thing about this game is that everything is very detailed. Even when you are in combat or in a conversation, or on another planet. Yes, you need to travel from planet to planet in order to mine minerals that will help you upgrade your ship, your armor as well as your weapons. You can do this while you are on a side mission or just roaming about with an aim to upgrade everything you have.

This is a must play for those who love the character development in RPG games. There is a lot of decision making in Mass Effect 2 just like Fallout 4. It is slow but really deep as well as intense. Mass Effect 2 is huge, detailed and fun to play the game with interesting characters, smart decision making and a lot of adventure.

Call of Duty: World War II Update Coming Soon Fixing all the Online Bugs

Call of Duty: World War II is one of the best action first-person shooter released by COD till date which was launched earlier this month. However, unline many of their games, the COD: World War I’s release was not as smooth as we expected. There were a lot of issues that were reported by players from all over the world in the online as well as the multiplayer mode. However, in a recent post coming from the developers from Sledgehammer, they thanked all the fans out there for reporting the issues and supporting them by reporting the bugs in this “whirlwind” launch. The game possessed quite a few bugs but despite that, million of fans accepted and welcomed the game and loved it, said Sledgehammer in their post.

There was an update that was released by Sledgehammer that resolved few of the bugs but at the same time introduced a severe bug affecting their servers and its performance. In order to tackle the bug, they released a dedicated server especially for the online play and at the same time switched to the P2P setup. This release improved the things a bit but if we look at the drawbacks of the P2P server, many players still faced the problems like the host migration and some more problems. However, the Sledgehammer promises to bring these features back in upcoming days and also mentioned it as their highest priority.

In a post, Sledgehammer said that “Our highest priority is to deliver the best online experience possible. We’re not there yet, and we won’t rest until we are. They added, “Our entire team is working around the clock, and we would like to share our current status update.”

It might annoy a lot of COD: WWII lovers out there but these dedicated servers are only limited to certain regions. They said, “This level of data and diagnostics is helping us work toward a permanent solution as quickly as possible.” “We’ve begun to test dedicated servers today in U.S. We’ll watch this test closely, and once we analyze the result we’ll look to expand.”

They also brought up another issue that most of the players have reported in which they got disconnected from the server automatically. The root cause of the problem has been recognized by the developers and they are planning to come up with a patch fix tonight for both the Xbox One as well as PS4 consoles that will fix this problem. While the players got disconnected, they lose all the unsaved stats and achievements and came across other problems as well.

Sledgehammer also accepted that the most exciting and popular Call of Duty: World War II Headquarters mode is not working as they expected it to be. For those who do not know, COD: WWII Headquarters is the place where most of the online players meet. However, they made it a solo experience last week for improving the online experience for the gamers. You still have the option of inviting your friends over manually, but that is going to stay for a while now.

The best part about it is they have ensured all the fans out there that they complain are not going unheard and the studio is working on making the game perfect. The next update that is going to hit the game is almost ready but they are not going to release it until and unless they have fixed the other issues as well.

Finally, they said that “HQ is best enjoyed with a thriving, fully populated social community interacting together” and asked the gamers to hand on to the present game till they rectify the most common and important issues of the game. “This is only the beginning, so thank you for playing.” They ensured the fans that they won’t rest until and unless they have identified and resolved everything for the fan community. You can know more about the Call of Duty: World War II game and editions here.

Call of Duty:WWII Single Player Review

Call of Duty: WWII was launched last week, and it’s already Christmas for COD fans who have played Call Of Duty since the beginning. And this time, no more running-on-the-wall it’s only boots-on-the-ground. Soldiers show up more individual and human, instead of looking like a few futuristic, cyber-mutant Marine. And since the soldiers' physical ability is limited, that they cannot sprint ​for a long time before tiring or leap longer than just a couple foot, the plan is presently a priority.

Call of Duty: WWII is about strategy, decision-making and weapon skill. But more or less, the new game goes back to World War 2 era.  Fans are pleased about it, and it seems like the COD franchise is finally back on its track of what the developing team was famous for. Although, Call of Duty: World At War includes a much better campaign along with the zombies have been fresh afterward.  While a return to its origins setting is appreciated, the entire thing still is a well-executed formula.

​The Gameplay

The secret, I think, is Sledgehammer’s commitment to going back to Call of Duty’s core. This doesn’t mean that it strives for realism or that it cuts back on preposterous action sequences, as this remains a Hollywood vision of WWII; there are set pieces which Michael Bay might have considered a bit much. Yet COD World War II puts gritty, fast-paced combat at the heart of everything while trying to give you the most definite feeling yet that you’re part of a platoon being tested to its limits. Sure it can be dumb, gung-ho and prone to uncomfortable shifts of tone, but it can also be powerful, emotive and thrilling.

This isn't about the presentation; it's more incredible because of the way the developing team has executed the entire game. This is easily the best-looking and most visceral Call Of Duty  available, and while you've seen a number of those warfare battlefields earlier, you've never seen them quite like this.

​The Graphics

Ravaged buildings, rain-drenched woods and the shores and trenches of all Normandy have never looked so grim and realistic in any other games. For all of the discussion of 'boots on the floor,' it's more accurate to say 'boots in the sand' or 'tramping through the snow.' Not any o​f the previous Call Of Duty has received environments which feel and look so grounded in real-world locations. The environment in COD: WWII is from the real world which feels and look very realistic in the game.

​Characters and Plots

This time COD went back into the fundamental mechanics.  You have a supporting cast of well-trained soldiers in your squad. Moreover, they directly assist you during combat based on your needs and performance. ​

  • Robert Zussman  ​i​​​s your best friend who fittingly takes care of your health pack supplies
  • Drew Stiles ​ is equally helpful, he ensures you have enough grenades for the fighting sequence​
  • ​William Pierson is a war-hardened, mean, rude and dispassionate officer played efficiently by Josh Duhamel ( reliving his Transformers characte), his eagle-eye skill with binoculars allows you to spot outlines of nearby enemies.

But this isn't about photorealism, but about a confident, dramatic approach. There is a sequence after the Battle of the Bulge in which you have to fight and survive in an icy area which looked more the "Band of Brothers" television series. Playing on PC, I was amazed and thrilled by the noise and atmosphere of the entire experience.And that's not the only factor which produces this kind of warfare vibe.

All these contributions and squad factor are tied to your health and cooldown as you kill enemies. This excellent squad communication and method of supply are gamified. But I think it's a creative and thrilling subject to bond with your squad and kill some enemies on the battlefield.

​Verdict

Pros

Cons

  • ​Strong Campaign
  • ​Impressive Visuals
  • ​Intense and Thrilling Gunplay
  • Strong Squad Communication
  • ​Enemy Bullet Sponges
  • Few really new situations or ideas

The outcome isn't necessarily a stricter Call of Duty game. But it's the first in years at which I have not felt like an action movie fighter. You are right in the World War II era with merely a little bit extra care and caution which the past handful versions of Call of Duty didn’t have. But it’s certain that few maneuvers will surprise you, however, too the scripting and pacing give you a few tight situations and enough tiny scratches to maintain your heartbeat pace. It's fantastic at making the predictable exciting.

Everything you Need to Know About Star Wars Battlefront II

2 years ago EA released the Star Wars game and now they are back with a brand new Star Wars Battlefront II, which will be releasing in next couple of weeks. The Star Wars 2 Battlefront brings a lot of characters, vehicles as well as locations from the Star Wars franchise. There are a lot of changes that have been made to this new game when compared to the original Star Wars game that was released in the year 2015.  Star Wars Battlefront II will feature a whole new single-player campaign mode, bringing a new Canon storyline from the Empire point of view.  The storyline of the game might bridge the gap that we have seen between the Force Awakens and the Return of the Jedi.

One big problem that most of the gamers faced in the previous game was the paid season pass. You won’t be saying that in the new game as Battlefront 2 will offer All The Gamers free downloadable content so that the player community does not get fragmented. However, you will need a free EA account in order to download all the additions that will be released at the later point of time.

The game is really very exciting when we see the trailer and obviously, we as well as other Star Wars fans are eagerly waiting for it. so let’s not waste any more time And look at what the Star Wars Battlefront II will be offering to all the Gamers out there. Here we’re going to brief you about everything we know about the game from its release date,  game modes to various features that you will be seeing in it.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Date

There is not much time left as the game will be launching on 17th of November 2017. That means it is just a week away.  A similar release schedule was noticed by us while EA released the first Star Wars Battlefront game. The force awakens followed later with movie tie-in downloadable content. We can expect a similar release pattern from the company this year as well. If you are definitely sure that you are going to buy this game, we would recommend you to pre-order it as you will get Kylo Ren and Rey skins from the previous game as an add-on content.

In addition to that, if you are having an origin access, you will be able to get your hands on the game a week early when compared to others. That means you can play the game right now on origin. Also, if you want to play the game before the global release but do not want to subscribe to any of the EA services,  pre-ordering the Elite Trooper deluxe edition will give you the access to the game 3 days before the actual launch, i.e.  from 14th of November.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Campaign Mode

First, let us talk about the single-player campaign mode that will be seen in the upcoming game. Unlike the predecessor, EA has decided to include it in the new game in which the player will be playing from the Imperial point of view and will experience everything from their eyes. The whole story spans in around 30 years in timeline taking you to different places as the commander of the Imperial Black team and the Inferno squad, Iden Version.

The story continues from where it ended in the previous Star Wars Battlefront game, the return of the Jedi.  Being the bridge in between the original trilogy of the films,  we will see the main character Versio as well as his team taking the revenge of the death of the Emperor from the other side.  You might also see many similar and familiar characters in the singer player Journey mode as found in the original film.

Talking about the writers,  the story of the campaign has been written by Walt Williams, who is also popular for writing the story of Special Ops: The Line, video game. We personally think that he is the perfect writer for jotting down the story of the bad side like he did in the other games. Not only that, LucasFilms also claims that the story of the Inferno Squad is going to play a key part in the upcoming Star Wars Cannon game that we are going to see in the future.

Star Wars Battlefront II – Game Modes

The new Battlefront 2 is going to feature 5 multiplayer modes that will include Starfighter Assault, Blast, Strike, Galactic Assault and Heroes vs Villains mode.

Among all these the Galactic assault mode in Star Wars 2 battlefront will be divided into two phases. In the first phase, the team who is attacking should escort the vehicle to the end, protecting it from various attacks. Once you succeed, in the second phase you will find the defenders repelling away various kinds of assault in the whole new section of the map which gets unlocked.  This Mode was showcase at the E3, 2017.  In case you want to see how actually this game mode look like, you can see it in the game video given below.

 

However, there are many players who would like to play the Battles like we have seen in the previous games of the franchise.  If that is the case, then you should directly head over to the starfighter assault mode. This is the objective-based mode which is split into 3 different parts. In a  gameplay that we saw at the Gamescom, the main aim of the player was to attack the Imperial Fondor shipyards from the Rebel x wing cockpit.  Just similar to other game modes, the player needs to take care of the enemy defenses before you can reach and strike the main objective. In between the game, the players will have lots of chances where they could play as other characters as well like Kylo Ren or the Luke Skywalker.

There is also a multiplayer mode in the game which allows more than 40 players to play simultaneously, all thanks to the  Galactic Assault battles. Similar to the Starfighter Assault which allows 12 vs 12 battles, the wars take place in the space as well as on the land and sky. The Blast mode is more like a 10 vs 10 deathmatches where the last man standing wins. On the other hand, Heroes vs Villians mode just allows 4 vs 4 duels which will have the characters from all the three eras.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Classes

The Star wars battlefront 1 featured a simple card loadout system in which the player had multiple roles to play and made the combat a bit easy. However, things are different with the new Battlefront II game. EA has used the class-based soldier system in this new Star Wars game where new abilities, weapons, and upgrades could be unlocked by playing as a specific class. Not only that, as the player gains experience with a class, there will be a lot more mods as well as improvements available to them.

There are four main classes in the Star Wars Battlefront 2.  The first one among them is the Assaults, which are the all-rounders or the Classic Rebel soldiers and stormtroopers.  They have different weapons like rapid fire laser as well as combat shield to protect them on the battlefield. Then there are Specialists which are basically Hunters possessing the Sniper rifles and deploying traps everywhere so that you can spot the Enemies on the map. Finally comes the officers which have the power to heal the allies and build automated Sentry turrets in the battle.

You can also find a second set of special classes which are advanced but need to be unlocked by using the battle points. These battle points can be earned by killing the enemies fulfilling objectives and by assisting other players in the game.

Star Wars Battlefront II – Characters

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 is going to launch with 14 playable heroes coming from all the three eras. These will include the Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren, Rey, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Iden Versio, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, and Bossk. However, you will only be able to find the Versio, Ren, and Skywalker in the story mode.

EA has also said that each of these characters is going to possess unique upgrade abilities varying from each other that will help the players to include certain unique abilities, power as well as personality to the battle.

There are many more characters which will be coming later as a part of free DLC content. The first character from DLC will appear in the month of December around the release of The Last Jedi that is going to bring Captain Phasma and Finn to the game.

Star Wars Battlefront II – The Location

There are different and exciting locations that you get to battle in and roam about in this new Star Wars game.  They are different planets and you fight on their surface as well as the skies. These planets come from all the three eras as well. The planets include Death Star II, Tatooine, Fondor, Endoer, Hoth and Yavin 4. All these planets come from the original Trilogy. apart from that Kamino, Naboo Ryloth and Kashyyyk come from the prequels and Starkiller Base, Jakku and Takodana are from the sequels. We can expect much more locations to be included in the game in future DLC. The next DLC to be released in December will add Crait location from the Last Jedi.

Star Wars Battlefront II – The Vehicles

You might be thinking that why we are including a special section for vehicles in here.  But vehicles are going to play a key role in this new game which will help you to write from one place to another on the huge map. There is a huge fleet of vehicles from all the three eras being introduced in the Battlefront 2. They might also be a special emphasis on the starfighters all because of the space battles that are new to the game. You will also find a lot of ground vehicles in the game as well.
In the trailer that was shown in the E3,  display the hovering tank along with an AT-RT that convert the clone troopers into Mini mech warriors. If you look Up in the sky you will find the V-wings and the N-1 Starfighters flying all over and fighting against the Vulture droids.

The vehicle pick up tokens that we found in the first game are replaced with the new better battle point system as we have told above. The vehicles will be unlocked by using the battle points so that it is fair for everyone playing the game. The new system introduced in the game contains both the spawn-in vehicles as well as battle climb in ones similar to previous Battlefront titles.

Star Wars Battlefront II – The Loot Boxes

EA is not going to make the DLC paid, so the only way by which they will be making money from the game is the loot boxes. You can also call them the supply creates that can be either purchased or earned by playing the in-game matches. These loot boxes are going to contain different kinds of cosmetic cards which could be used to add different kinds of new abilities to your Main character or to your classes.

Similar to other games coming from the EA developers, different cards are ranked as common cards, uncommon cards, and rare cards. Along with them, there will be a different kind of crafting components in the loot boxes that you could use to upgrade your star cards to the new epic level. You cannot get these loot boxes at any point and will have to reach a certain level before you can use its contents to upgrade the star cards. However, they might be certain changes that might surprise us as EA have rectified a lot of things based on the feedback coming from various players from all around the world.

Star Wars Battlefront II – DLC

Similar to many other multiplayer shooting games, Battlefront II is going to expand its map, modes, and characters as the time goes by. The best part of the game is that all these DLC coming in the future will be definitely free of cost. The players will not have to pay even a dime for these expansion packs. There will be nothing like the season pass for which player did pay in the past in Star Wars Battlefront II.

However, the Star Wars Battlefront 2 DLC release schedule is still not known, but the first DLC coming out in the month of December will include new weapons, heroes (Finn and Captain Phasma), maps and vehicles.

Star Wars Battlefront II – Price

There are two different variants of the game available for the gamers. The first one is the Star Wars Standard Edition which will cost you $60. However, if you plan to pre-order the game, you will receive different kinds of bonuses as well which will include:

1. An Exclusive The Last Jedi outfits for Ray and Kylo Ren
2. Power Reach and Solid Freeze ability for Kylo Ren.
3. Far Sight and Deep mind powers for Rey.
4. You get instant access to starfighter epic Star Cards as well as six heroes.
5. First order ship upgrade and Enhanced Auxiliary power for the Starfighters.
6. You also get an instant access to the Last Jedi Millennium Falcon coming along with new appearances and sounds.

There is another a Star Wars Battlefront II Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition that will cost you around $80. If you pre-order the Elite Trooper edition of the game, you get all the bonus content mentioned above and:

1. Access to the original game 3 days before the original release. So you can start playing the game right from November 14, 2017.
2. You get 4 epic abilities, each one of them specific to each trooper class.
3. You get an upgraded version of all the 4 trooper classes, i.e. for the Assault, Officer, Specialist and Heavy.

Star Wars Battlefront II – System Requirements

Given below are the system requirements for Star Wars Battlefront II if you wish to play it on a PC.

Minimum System Requirement

OS: 64 bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
RAM: 8GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: Direct X 11 Compatible video card

Recommended System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700 / AMD FX 8350
RAM: 16 GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
DirectX: Video card compatible with DirectX 11.1
Apart from that, all the players need to have a 512 KBps internet connection or faster if you wish to play multiplayer online. Apart from that, you will also need 60GB hard disk space to install the game.

Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition vs Standard – Which One Should You Buy?

Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition vs Standard – Gaming Buff Comparison Series: If you have been a gamer since you were a child then you would have definitely come across the Need for Speed games. No doubt it is one of the best as well as bestselling racing video game franchise that is back again with a new action-driving adventure game “Need for Speed Payback”.

The new Need for Speed Payback is based in the underworld of the Fortune Valley, where you come back and reunite with the other crew members in order to seek vengeance against “The House”. For those who have not played the previous games might not know what the House is. It is actually a criminal cartel that rules the criminals, casinos as well as the cops of the entire city. You should not take The House lightly as they can do anything to win and play things as per their wish.

The player takes up the role of a racer named Tyler, Jess, the Wheelman and Mac, the Showman depending upon the challenge that you pick up. Each and every player needs to take up various races, challenges as well as missions in order to win the respect of the Valley’s underground and to reach to the Ultimate race where you finally race against the House.

In Need of Speed Paypack, your car is literally everything that matters. The players have an option to modify their rides to enhance its performance in different races. Make your ride even more personal with hundreds of visual customizations that are available to you.

There are many terrains available to race against the opponents. One can take his car off-road through the canyons, mountains, cities, and deserts. The developers have added the game currency as well which makes the game even more competitive. The players can multiply their money by betting them on various races, missions, events, and challenges, but there is a chance that you might lose it all as well.

There is another option to connect to the Autolog and play with their friends and can even compete with the rivals. You will be able to see the player with a similar skill set and level on the leaderboards so that you can also monitor your rank around the world and become no. 1.

Some of the prominent features of Need for Speed Payback are:

  • From Scrap Car to Super Car: There are five different car classes that the player gets Drift, Race, Drag, Runner and Off-Road racing. You need to fine-tune your car based on the type of race or event you are entering into. You also need to pay attention to the abandoned vehicles that you will find in the game world. You can use the parts of those vehicles to upgrade your racing machine. There are other parts available in the market which you can buy to upgrade your car too.
  • Real Like Action Driving Fantasy: There are three different characters that the players can live in the game. However, all the three characters have a single goal in life and that is Revenge from the House. Mac, Tyler, and Jess, team up together to enter the ultimate takedown against The House. While you are busy achieving your goal, you also have to deal with the cops and the rivals whose intensity keeps on increasing as you progress through the game. Beat all the new coming rivals through desert, canyons and off-road.
  • High Competition: The Need for Speed Payback gameplay is more of a risk vs reward type gameplay. The cop chases are really intense and you should not take them lightly. You can race against the suggested opponents on the leaderboards and could even play against and challenge your friends via Autolog.

The Need for Speed Payback will be released on 10th of November 2017, have released on Nov 10th, 2017; and there are two versions of the game that are available for purchase. One is the regular Standard Edition and the other one is the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition. Obviously, the Need for Speed Deluxe edition contains some additional things that you won’t get in the Normal Standard edition. But the biggest question here is, which one should you buy? Well, we will help you decide which one should you go for, but before that, let us have a look at the differences between the Need for Speed Payback Standard and Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition.

What is Extra in the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition?

The Standard Edition is the basic edition which contains the most common features, cars, tracks and other elements. On the other hand, the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition will come with a lot of extras when compared to the Standard Edition.
First of all, you get a 3-day early access to the game and all its features. You also have extra things to customize your car which won’t be available in the NFS Payback Standard Edition. In addition to that, you also get Re Bonuses, many in-game discounts and five shipments to make your driving adventure started in a better way than others. In addition to that, you also get a Need for Speed Payback Platinum Car Pack, Story Missions Pack and an exclusive Platinum Blue Underglow in the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition.

Here is everything you get extra in the Need for Speed Deluxe Edition:

  • 3-day early access to all the Deluxe players
  • Extra Story Missions Pack
  • 5% Rep Bonus
  • An Exclusive Deluxe Edition License Plate
  • An Exclusive Deluxe Edition NOS Color (the players can use this in any of his 5 cars)
  • 5 Shipments
  • An exclusive Deluxe Edition Leaderboard Icon
  • 10% Discount on the all the unlockables that you can unlock using in-game currency
  • You get the Platinum Blue Underglow and Tire Smoke Vanity accessories.
  • An Exclusive Platinum Car Pack including Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016, Dodge Charger R/T 1969, Nissan 350Z 2008, Ford F-150 Raptor 2016 and Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967.

Gran Turismo Sport Game Review

I have been a personal fan of Gran Turismo 3 that was released for the PlayStation 3 console around 4 years ago. The only thing that we did not like about the previous version of the game was, the publisher picked the PlayStation 3 as their default console when they had the option of choosing PS4. However, it was also not an easy task to take all the content from PS2’s game directly to PS4.

But nothing to worry now, as the new Gran Turismo is finally on PS4 and it features complete modification top to bottom specifically for the modern day consoles. It has stunning graphics, outstanding gameplay but also takes a dip in some portions. So, let us have a look at the things that we liked and disliked about the new Gran Turismo video game.

The new Gran Turismo is not at all a bad game. It is way better than its predecessor and if you love GT Racing you will get easily used to it. They have already released a patch for the game and using that one can take part in the numerous races that are available online. however, one thing that we didn’t like about it was that it features very limited content. it seems that the developers wanted the player to give more focus to the online play then the in-game content. So, most of the things that you will be playing offline will more or less result in nothing. Also, the menu design could have been done better as you will find difficulty even in saving the game.

But before talking about the problems that we faced in the game, let’s look at what we actually found good about it. There’s no doubt that, Gran Turismo sport is this still one of the best racing game that you will find in the market. it has easy as well as accurate car controls even when we talk about simulation driving. You may find a bit of difficulty initially, but once you get hold of them you can feel the Adrenaline Rush in your veins during tight turns, drifts, and chases. The game offers you lot of assistance with the player can toggle if help is not that much required on any road. If you are new to racing games, the driving might be some work hard for you, but at the same time, we expected that in the game.

The game is really very realistic and won’t give you any fictional feeling. For those who have played the previous game will understand what we are talking about here. We were really impressed to find that the engine noises of each and every vehicle matches almost the sound they produce in real cars. There are many tracks and all of them very featuring different parents from all over the world. but we expected a lot more circuits then the game has offered. if you are one of those who is really passionate about car specifications, power and voice, this game is a perfect delight for you.

We have already talked about the sound coming from the car engines and how they match the real sound in the real world. On comparing the audio of Gran Turismo Sport with the other competitive racing titles like Forza Motorsport 7 and project Cars 2, polyphony has included way better smooth as well as an ambient soundtrack in the game that will keep your mind fresh as well as stress-free even if you do not perform well in the race. It is not exceptional but matches the race mood and environment.
All in all, Gran Turismo sport features an average gameplay.But the main problem here is there are very fewer things that you can access in the offline mode. First, there Is a campaign mode in which the player can learn the basic controls and racing basics before the actual racing starts. This basic tutorial will teach you how to play the game but in order to race in the circuit, you will need a PlayStation online connection. You also get very limited tracks to choose from, until and unless you unlock the rest of the tracks. You get almost nothing unlocked in the beginning.

Online playing means the race you are playing is pretty serious. While, in the offline racing, players can sharpen their driving skills and could even have simple fun. If you make too many mistakes, you are given a penalty. And trust us, the penalty is given too often.

If you want to get started, there is a driving school that will take you deep into driving. For proper sports racing, you get two additional modes. In addition to that, there are different challenges that you can take and a Track Mastery mode, but with limited tracks, unlike Forza Motorsport 7, where the player can enjoy each and every track like driving on an open road.

Talking about the Online racing mode, obviously, we found going online and racing against other everytime a bit ridiculous, but it doesn’t mean that they are not fun. You will find real players and more realistic racing in Online mode. But it would have been better if the players were able to access all these features offline as well. For those who do not have an internet connection of slow connection on their PS4, you are going to face a lot of difficulties even in accessing the entire game.

There is a good news if you possess a Sony PlayStation VR headset which makes you feel like you are actually sitting in the car behind the wheels. It is definitely an amazing add-on to the game, but that is not the selling point since most of the PS4 users do not possess a PlayStation VR right now.

We understand that Gran Turismo Sport was designed to offer competitiveness to the players and offering them a bit more challenged gameplay. But the only fact bugging all the players out there is that it is of no use for those who just want immense offline driving with a lot of offline content to explore. You just get to show your driving skills to conquer the entire racing world with your speed. If you are looking for offline content, we would recommend you to go back to Gran Turismo 6.

Call of Duty WWII Standard vs Deluxe Edition – What’s Season Pass?

Call of Duty WWII is one of the best first-person shooters that we have seen till date. The game came out recently, but there many versions of the game two of which are very popular: The Standard Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Last 5 games from Call of Duty have featured futuristic gameplay annoying some of the hardcore FPS lovers. But this time, we are glad to see that the game is heading back to the real-time timeframe, i.e. World War II. The company is boasting a lot about the historical accuracy that has been shown in the game in order to offer the players a real-time scenario of what all happened in the Second World War.

However, we are not going to review the game, but stick to what its different versions have to offer. There are three version of Call of Duty: WWII. COD: WWII Digital Edition is the simple game with no add-ons. The second one is the Call of Duty WWII Deluxe Digital Edition that will be available only for PS4 console. Third and the final edition is the COD: WWII Pro Edition that will be available for both PS$ and Xbox One, but the gamers can buy it only at GameStop.

Here are some of the major differences that you will find between the Standard Edition and the Digital Deluxe edition.

Call of Duty World War II – Standard Edition

Call of Duty: World WarII standard edition will be available in the market for $59.99. You can also download it directly from the game store digitally. Also, the standard version is the one and only Call of Duty WWII game version that offers you a lot of deals offering you saving up to 20%.

Forgetting the physical disc, you will have to reach GameStop at midnight. We would recommend you to download the game digitally, you can avoid the crown and huge queue that you might have to face by buying the game from the store.
The Standard Edition features the full game containing both multiplayer as well as single-player mode. You also get the access to COD: WWII beta that will be coming towards the end of the year.

Call of Duty World War II – Digital Deluxe Edition

Call of Duty WW II Digital Deluxe edition is for those who are definitely going to purchase the Season Pass. When compared to the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Digital Edition will cost you $40 more and you will have to pay $99 for it. But that is fine since you will get the Season Pass as well as some additional bonus content in this Edition.
With the Digital Deluxe edition, the players can pre-load the game on their PS4 consoles with Call of Duty: WWII DLC early by 30 days. There is no special edition available for Xbox One or the new Xbox Scorpio.

What is Call of Duty WWII Season Pass?

With the Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass, the players will get 4 DLC packs in the next year which will include some of the iconic multiplayer maps as well as new War mission and a Nazi Zombie mode. The most popular and loved “Carentan” map will also make a return to COD: WWII where the players need to fight between crashing buildings and battle streets in a French town facing the Germans on the other end. If you are buying the Digital Deluxe edition along with the pass, you will get this map on the release of the game itself.

Call of Duty WWII Digital Deluxe Edition

The Season Pass will also help you to save some of the money on the additional content. The Call of Duty WWII Season Pass will include:

• Call of Duty: World War II will feature 4 DLC packs including brand new multiplayer maps, Nazi Zombie chapters, and additional war missions.
• It will also feature fan favorite Carentan Map that we saw in the Call of Duty 2.

Top 5 Best Games Like Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 game was released earlier this year and it is undoubtedly one of the best action adventure role-playing video game that we have seen till now.  This RPG video game offers the players an amazing open world action pack gameplay that will take you on a journey to become a professional Monster Slayer in a medieval period. Unlike the previous two installments of the game where our main character i.e., Geralt takes part in the fights between the kingdoms, in the third part of The Witcher, Geralt is on a personal mission to find his missing son.

The story of Witcher 3 takes off from where it ended in the previous game.  The latest Witcher 3 features the darkest time that we have seen in all the three games. The wild hunt has cast its dark and mysterious spell all over the northern kingdoms giving rise to a new era of chaos, destruction, and bloodbath.  Now it’s your responsibility to stop them and bring order in the Northern Kingdoms.

The new Witcher 3 game is really huge and you won’t be able to explore it fully even after playing it for 50 or 60 hours.  As you progress in the game you will realize how little you know about it and there is a lot more than normal story,  the side quest,  and how important it is to complete them for being the best Monster Hunter in the realm.

The entire gameplay of Witcher 3 is affected by each and every decision that you take in the game. We tried playing the good guy and try to avoid any evil thing that we could have done in any way,  But still, it resulted in the death of a lot of innocent souls.  The simply depicts that the game does not work as you wanted it to,  instead, there are a lot of surprise elements waiting for you at unexpected places in the timeline. This feature makes the game dark, somewhat depressing, exciting, full of adventure,  and this is why gamers love it so much.

Top 5 Best Games like Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

However,  we are not here to talk about The Witcher 3, but similar games that are available in the market and that you can play for having a similar action adventure packed experience.  Obviously,  finding similar games is not an easy job where you get such huge open world and freedom to interact with the world elements freely.  But, to make this job easy for you we have come up with a list of top 5 games that are similar to the Witcher 3 and will offer more or less similar gaming experience to you.

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#1. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is a huge action RPG game that the players can play from the third person as well as from the first-person perspective.  The land of the Skyrim is really very huge including the forests, villages, towns, dungeons etc. and the player can roam freely all over it.  In order to travel in this huge map, the players have horses or the fast travel system so that they can directly teleport to the places they had already visited.

There are a lot of nonplayable characters with whom you can interact and could gain a lot of useful knowledge.  You can also get into a brawl with them, but killing them my take away few of the extra quest from you.

The players have an option to grow the character from the starting of the game.  Initially, you get to choose your own character that can be one of the different races in the game that include orcs,  humans, elves,  and fewer non-human creatures. As one progresses through the game, the skills of the player improve as well.  There are 18 skills in total that are divided into three parts combat, stealth, and magic.  With each and every skill point that you earn, you can spend it on levelling up any one of these skills.

The player possesses 3 attributes,  the stamina, the health, and magika.  You can see all the three in an overhead HUD bar whenever any one of them gets depleted.  You also have an inventory that can be accessed from the menu.
Your effectiveness in a battle depends on the weapon you use as well as the armor you are wearing.  You can really make a difference by using the magical spells at the perfect time to block the opponent’s attack as well as surprising them with quickfire or ice.

The players can explore the world just like in Witcher 3 and might come across a lot of dangerous wild animals.  Some animals like deer and elk might run away when you get too close them.  However, they are some big animals a creature as well like Dragons that are going to enter into combat with you.  But you can defeat the Dragons and absorb their souls in order to get access to some powerful spells to lay huge damage on your enemies.

They are players which have been playing the game for years but we were not able to complete it fully.  We think you can imagine the vastness of the game by this.  If you love Witcher 3,  you should definitely try out this game, and we are hundred percent sure that you are going to love it too.

#2. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the next action RPG games similar to the Witcher 3 on our list.  The game starts with the player having an option to choose the race of the character that he will be playing in the game. He or she can choose from an elf, a dwarf, and a human.  In addition to that, the player also has an option to choose the appearance as well as a gender of his or her character. Not only that, you can either be a mage, rogue, or a warrior.  all these three roles excel in three different abilities.

Just like witcher series, the decisions that you take in the game is going to affect the gameplay as well as the games world states. There are four regions including Ferelden, Orlais, Free Marches and Nevarra to explore in the game. The game is not actually an open world game, but BioWare claims that each and every level in the new Dragon Age: Inquisition is larger than the entire world of Dragon Age II. Each and every level features different terrains and environments like mountains, swamps, and deserts which are free to roam for the player. Since the map is huge,  you have got different catches in the game that can be returned for faster traveling.

The players get an option to craft as well as customise the weapons and armor using different materials that they have collected in the game world. It is better if you can get rare materials as they will impart better attributes to your weapons and armor.
In order to rule and to gain influence in a particular area of the game, you will have to capture forts and keeps.  And to do this, you will have to defeat the current occupants of the Fort.

There are two types of combat systems in Dragon Age Inquisition.  The first one among them is the reminiscent combat mod which is very common in most of the use RPG games.  If you still do not get it,  it is the same combat mechanism that we saw any Dragon Age II. Yeah, the player has an option to switch the character control to some other member of the party while the game’s AI takes care of other members belonging to your team. The second mechanism is the one that was found in Dragon Age: Origins game where the player has an option to stop the game and then assign orders to different members of the party and then again resume the game to check whether his or her orders are followed out or not.  The spectacle view combat system allows the player to effectively late traps and form strategies to take down the enemy while the game is paused.

Dragon Age inquisition also features and new Cooperative multiplayer mode with the name “ Dungeon crawling”. You can play with 3 other players being the agent of the Inquisition and fighting against the hard to defeat AI. The players have an option to update the items that are present in his or her inventory.

Since both, the campaign mode and the co-op online multiplayer mode is completely different, you progress made in the multiplayer mode cannot be transferred to the campaign mode and you will have to start from scratch once again.
If you do not have any budget constraints, the players also have an option to speed up the slow gameplay by buying different items using real cash.

Similar Read: The Ultimate List of the Best Co-Op Games

#3. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Next on our list is Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor which is an action-adventure open world game that has been developed by monolith productions and published by none other than Warner brothers interactive entertainment.

The story of this game relates to the Lord of the Rings movie franchise.  Everything that happens takes place between two different events that have been shown in the Hobbit and in the Lord of the Rings. The player takes the role of Talion who is the ranger having the wraith of Celebrimbor (an Elf lord),  with a single purpose in life, i.e.  avenging the death of his loved ones.  He fights against the different forces of Sauron because he finished his entire family including his wife and his son. The map of the game is huge and the player can travel all the locations on a monster, doing parkour, or via Forge Towers that teleport you to your destination in almost no time. Though the main hero is mortally dead, but the wraith of the Elf Lord keeps him alive giving him some super abilities so that he can seek his revenge on the enemies.

Apart from the main story missions that basically focuses on the revenge quests,  there are a lot of side missions as well that a character that most of us already know about, Gollum.  These additional quests help you to gain new abilities to your dagger sword and bow.  You are also awarded the experience points on completing this side quest that you can use to unlock a lot of new abilities as well as skills.  There is also in-game currency known as “ Mirian” that can be used to improve the character’s health and also to open new slots so that you can carry more items in your bag.

One can attack the enemies via melee, stealth or ranged combats. There are specific missions that offer you some bonus points if you complete them in stealth mode and vice versa. The combat mechanism of the game is really impressive allowing the player to make use of special focus based attacks as well. For example, you can slow down the time while you are aiming using a bow, and can even turn an enemy into an ally. The counter, as well as dodge attacks, are impressive too.

The game is more of an action-packed and you would love it if you already are a Lord of the Rings fan like us.

#4. Gothic II

Gothic II is an old game and the sequel to the Gothic video game that comes from Piranha Bytes and was released long back in 2002 in Germany and later in 2003 in North America. The Gothic II is an action-adventure RPG game that starts where its predecessor left off. It possesses some of the characters that we found on Gothic I, but a lot of new places have been added for the players to explore.

You might have some bad thoughts looking at the graphics of the game, but do not get fooled by them. It is one of the deepest game that we have seen till date, just like the Witcher III. There are a lot of decisions to make and too many choices to handle, that directly impact your gameplay and the things happening around you. If you are planning to play Gothic II, keep one thing in mind, no good or bad deed goes unnoticed in the game. And this is what makes it even more fun. It has been more than 15 years since its release, it came long before Witcher 3 was launched, still, it is one of the best open world RPG game to play out there.

#5. Fallout 4

Fallout 4 is one of the best open world RPG game that has been developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks released in November, 2015. Is also won the game of the year award that year. The story of the game begins 10 years after the events we saw in Fallout 3, and around 210 years after the Great War that caused nuclear destruction across the United States.

The players take up the role of the “Sole Survivor”, in the city of Boston, in the Massachusetts region, where he wakes up from a long-term cryogenic sleep. After witnessing the murder of his wife and kidnapping of his son, the Sole Survivor sets out on a journey to find his lost son. On the way, you need to complete various quests, gain experience points by helping the factions etc. that help in enhancing his abilities. There is an interesting crafting system that allows you to craft new explosives, drugs, weapons, and armor for his benefit.

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In addition to that, the player can roam anywhere in the entire map, engage and leave any conversation with other non-playable characters at any point and could even fast travel to any location. There are about 50 base guns that could be crafted with more than 700 modifications that could be made to them. You can also have a companion with you that is going to assist and follow you all the time. If you do anything that he or she doesn’t like, they have an option to leave your company or attack you. This shows the highly dynamic nature of the game which we really loved. The game does require a bit of patience and hundreds of hours to complete, but if you really love adventure RPG games, Fallout 4 is the one that you should definitely give a shot.

 

Top 10 Best Co-Op Games of 2017

If you look from our point of view, there are two different types of games available in the market. One, which are personal, can be played by one person and depends on the story which has already been programmed in the disk. The other type is a bit more entertaining. There are games which can be played with other players online or via multiplayer. We prefer the later type because while playing with other players, you can never predict the game. Each player plays a different type of game when every time whenever they hold the remote. And one bad thing about such games is that they are really very addictive once you start playing them. And it’s not a joke, and I am not saying it just like that, I’ve actually seen people sacrificing their entire social lives over online multiplayer games such as DOTA.

Sharing gameplay with other players is a completely different feeling, however, these type of games are also not like by everyone, for obvious reasons.

Another plus point of Co-op games is that you do not need your partner around you all the time to play Co-Op games. He can connect with you online and play with you from any part of the world.

Online Co-Op games not include a lot of major titles as well as genres in gaming. There are suer FPS shooters like Call of Duty, where various people can join teams to play against each other online. It is similar to Counter Strike, but this one has thousand times better graphics and gameplay than that. There are racing games and obviously, Sports games. Popular games like EA Sports FIFA 18 allow you to play with other players from various parts of the world and even form your own customized teams to play online. Co-op games like Portal 2 and Overcooked require efforts from both the player to achieve the final goal, which is impossible to finish otherwise.

Well, we are not here to talk about features of Co-Op games but to tell you the best ones we have seen to date. Given below are the top 10 Co-Op games list which, according to us are the best Co-Op games of all time. The games are not specific to any console, and the ranking is purely based on the graphics, gameplay and other similar aspects of the game.

Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer is a strategy game which is turn-based and depends upon real-time tactics. The game has been developed by Creative Assemble, published by Sega and was released on various platforms including Windows, MacOS, Steam and Linux. Warhammer is a fantasy game which portrays Total War series along with the factions coming from Games’s Workshops Fantasy series of the same name. Not only that, it is the 10 installment of the series as well as the first tile to the Total War: Warhammer trilogy.

The game is the battle between two armies. The previous games were based on the real historical environments, but the latest version includes the environment as well as heroes from the Warhammer universe. The heroes include various living forms like mages, warriors, heroes, and monsters. The heroes and monsters can be controlled by the player or by the computer.

The story begins with Karl Franz, who is the new Emperor of the entire Empire. Things turn bad when a civil war breaks out on different parts of the empire. The main task is to retain the rule and suppress the disturbances occurring due to other realms, and finally bring peace in your Old World.

There are various Dwarfs which challenge the already existing peace by challenging the  Greenskins, the Vampires who wish to seize the throne by marching the army of the dead against the emperor.

As a player, you get four option to play as in the beginning of the game. You can either be an Empire (human), Dwarf, a Vampire (undead) or Greenskin (includes Orcs and Goblins).  There is another faction named Chaos, but that is only available to players who have pre-ordered the game or have purchased it in the first week. The Chaos is made up of evil humans as well as monsters.

There is not much difference in the map, and it is same as we saw in Total War: Attila. However, one big difference is the graphical climate and the terrain which changes when the player moves from one point to another point of the map.  If you are starting a campaign, you span from the Chaos waste present in the badlands infested with a lot of Greenskins.

 

You will also find a lot of difference when compared to the previous Total War games and the player can take part in various battles happening here and there, various players taking part as various individuals etc. The various character which possesses magical powers can change the whole course of the battle as well because of their better and much powerful abilities when compared to mortal humans and other creatures.

Warframe

Warframe is a third person shooter video game which has been developed by Digital Extremes for Xbox One, Ps4 consoles as well as for Windows operating system. The game is about the Tenno members who have been woken up after centuries from cryosleep. And after they woke up, they find themselves in the middle of a war.

In the game, you take control of one of the members of Tenno group. Following the main missions will bring you in combat with the environment. However, going through “Conclave” you will have to face another player instead. There are missions available all over the planets revolving in the solar system. You will have to travel to Europa, our own moon, Ceres, Pluto etc to complete them.  In order to get Warframes and other important items, you will have to perform various kinds of in-game activities, completing which you will receive quest or mission rewards. A player can have many types of Warframes in his or her inventory, but can only equip on at a time. In addition to that, different Warframes are made available every 4-5 month. Each and every Warframe carries 4 set of abilities which could be used during co-op play to cast damage on the enemies and to protect your allies as well. In case you do not like your Warframe, one can even modify the Warframes to adapt to match the different situations. So, if you wish to play stealth or defensive, you will have to modify few of the abilities to achieve that.

Each and every player have three weapons with him. Here is a primary, one secondary and a weapon to use for melee attacks. All of these weapons can be upgraded with the help of mods that are available. One can even join the Tennos on their mission possessing their powers. Increasing the level of abilities and weapon increase their attributes as well.

For third person experience, the camera has been positioned over the player’s shoulder or head. You also will have to combine the jump, roll, sprint and other techniques to progress through the levels. The parkour techniques make the game even more interesting and fun to play. Each and every level in the game have a different layout and the maps of these levels are generated procedurally. There will be many times when players need to solve puzzles in order to proceed in the game. If even one of the Tenno players’ faints, other Tenno can revive it. But no one revives itself if all are Tennos are already down.

There is also no limit to the modifications you can make to the game equipment since new Warframes, items and other blueprints are available in the market and could easily be purchased using Credits or micro-transactions.

Rainbow Six Siege

We are not much impressed by the gameplay looking from FPS point of view since the multiplayer mode offers the player very limited amount of shooting. However, playing with the guns still is the main attraction of the game but you can’t explore much of it in Rainbow Six Seige. Most of the time the player spends is strategizing the game along with his or her teammates, laying out a lot of different traps for the enemies and with limited chaos fights and battles.

There is no concept of re-spawning, health regeneration or something like that. Also, there are only 5 players per team which make each and every life even more important. You also need to be careful while going in and could use the drivable drone to enter first and scout instead, while you can coordinate with other team members to how to handle the situation.

The game differs from other online multiplayer games, as it encourages each and every player to prefer tactics over just bursting in and starting the combat. With Rainbox Six Siege, the developers have tried to fill in the gap that is present in most of the FPS games that we play today. This is actually a set of never ending puzzles that you need to solve by making strategies with your mates.

As a player, you can jump from a rooftop of a building, crash in from any window, bomb the entire room and what not. If you want to play mind games, you can do it as well. Detonating a false explosive or shooting for cover could distract the enemy team so that you can play along with your strategy. Needless to say, all this gameplay is available in the best graphics so that the players can come up with better strategies also by interacting with the environment.

The only negative point about this game is that there is no Campaign mode available and we would have loved to see that come as a part of the game. However, they have tried to compensate it with the help of PvP mode which offers the players a lot of options to them engaged for a lonf time. The are more than 12 maps that you get along with variable timings of the day, weapons, variable locations creating hundreds of permutations you can get. There are in total 11 situations, all with three difficulty levels to chose from. Another good thing about the game is that the players will find each and every level focusing on various objectives and scenarios. The game is an always –online game, so you need to connected to internet all the time while playing it with other players online. It looks like the gme has not been made to attract new players, but to offer a better gaming experience to their already created player and fan base.

Portal 2

If you have played Portal game in the past, we can bet that you can’t remain away from the next game of the series. Portal 2 is as exciting as Portal one, and also gives you all the answers that you might be asking at the end of the previous game like Hod di all this situation come to pass? Or what is going to happen now?

However, we were surprised to see that the developers have not adapted the concept of the previous game. As the player progress through the game, you will find the single player game merging with the co-op campaign. All that happens in the confusing but beautiful Scientific world where AI’s are speaking something and there are dialogues coming from disembodied voices. The world is a perfect combination of scientific mechanics and strategy building environment making it one of the best puzzle solving co-op multiplayer available right now.

The game starts in a single player campaign mode where you are stuck in the same place where you left of in Portal One. While trying to escape, you meet a mechanical AI robot with small hands and camera lens who accompanies you through your journey and is also the only source of entertainment you have along with your. And trust us, the robot is quite funny sometimes. Soon after that, you also get a portal gun which makes you capable of creating Portals on walls as well as ceiling where you can enter in one, and can come out of other. Well, you need not worry about that now since the game will teach you all the basic things you need to know before beginning the original missions.

Talking about the graphics of the game, Aperture Science is way better in this when compared to its predecessor. As the game become more and more challenging, you will see that better graphics has somewhat enhanced the complexity of the puzzles a bit. It is very interesting to explore such areas and find out what’s in there.

Later in the game, you also get to see new characters as well as your AI companion also evolves into a better one. There are a lot of new tools on the way which you need to use in order to solve the puzzles. So, you need to be aware of your surroundings all the time and also a careful study of the environment, using it for your benefit. Some tricky situations might hold you for some time, but that is what is interesting about puzzle games, they play with your mind.

You can play the co-op campaign with your friends by your side or online. However, the online corporative campaign is way shorter than the single player campaign mode. You can easily enjoy the game for 12-16 gameplay hours. After playing the game, you will feel that this new Portal is completely different from the previous one and its predecessor, Portal One was just a build-up for the adventures that were planned for Portal 2.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection in reality is a huge game which packs in a lot of content for the users. In total the players get a couple of RPG shooter titles along with a dozen of 12 character that could be taken up by the players. You also get a hundreds of hours of gameplay with main missions as well as the side missions.

Nothing much to talk about the game graphics, as they are simply awesome. The 1080 resolution output brings up the amazing texture and lighting what are special feature of this game. Another good thing about Borderlands is that if offers a humor element in the modern gaming. Well, its not necessary, but it play along good with the Co-operative mode.

We know that this is a pack which contains both the games i.e. Borderlands: 2 as well as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

If we compare the game with other online Co-op game available out there, Borderlands is a way better shooter game, with a good mixture of skill progression and gear usability. There is a special zany skill tree, that makes the simulation and gameplay of a new player really fund to play even after you have invested hundreds of hours in it. This tress also makes the player play different type of strange playstyle, only if you wish to have a huge ability or power in return.

Talking about the second game, it is way inconsistent when compared to the previous version. However, if you are playing multiplayer, you will have to split your screen in order to play together. There is this drawback, other wise we definitely love the way things have set up which wont let you get bored even after you have played the game over and over for hours.

All in all we would like to say that the package is a complete treat for players wo love Co-op games. In case you are planning to but the the game, we would recommend you to buy the package instead, since, the package downloads the content downloads the DLC from both the games.

Gears of War 4

We really thought that the developers wont be able to continue after the last installment to the Gears of War game Gears of War: Judgement. The game didn’t perform well in the market as well, but as we were about to lose all hopes in the game, Gears of War: 4 changed the way we have been playing it all along. The new version of the game features superb battle sequences, hint of humor and a superb Co-op mode to play with your friends.

One of the best thing about Gear of War games is that one can blast their enemies badly using heavy weapons and machinery.

You might find the new Gears of War 4 a reboot of the previous games. However, there is a very little change in that because this game basically is made one and one purpose only, i.e. kill and kill. The story of the game starts with a character named Marcus Fenix. Marcus is a patrogonist coming from the previous games and who is also held captive by the enemies. It is good to see that the developers have upgraded the monster hunters that include Marcus’s son J.D., Del walker and Kait Diaz.  All the players play the game and enter the combat in full on confidence. This is something you will sense from their talks.

The third person shooter view makes the game familiar if you have played the previous versions of the series as well. The battling sequences are not much exhilarating and you won’t find yourself tired after getting into one or after completing one.

The parkour techniques and the covering have been improved in the latest installment of Gears of War and is way more fluid as well as intuitive than it was in the old game. However, there is time when the players need to come up with a strategy to accomplish a particular mission, as well. The shootouts are really very intense and will give you a high definition experience of the environment leaving you breathless in the end.

We found the game way more interesting and fun in the co-op mode. There are some new multiplayer modes added as well like Arms Race, Escalation and Dodgeball. All these modes offer a different type of gameplay to the online users offering an interesting twist to the PvP co-op action. Gears of War 4 has been the best game of the franchise till now, and if you have already played and loved the previous games, you should definitely give this game a shot.

The Division

The Division is a beautiful game to play. There are endless missions to play along with the side missions and the MMO feature spices up the game even more. However, there is not much difference in the gameplay that we have seen in the previous installments of the game, and the major improvement is basically seen in the graphics and game development. So, if you have already hated the franchise, there is no new reason to play it until and unless you wish to ty the online co-op mode. But for the game lovers, The Divison is a treat.

Some of you might know about this game, and if yes,  you would agree that this game is really crazy.  We are talking about the Overcooked game that was published by Team 17, developed by Ghost Town games and was released in August 2016 for Xbox one PC and PlayStation 4.

Overcooked

Overcooked is a very simple game and that is the thing that most of the players actually like about it.  Possessing very easy controls an excellent approach, the game offers you really amazing experience when played with family or friends.

You play the role of a cook in the game, and along with 3 other cooks, you need to fulfill the orders coming in quickly as well as correctly as possible.  At the same time, you also need to take care to not to get into other cook’s way and also not torching your restaurant on fire. There are times when your restaurant can catch fire, but you get a fire extinguisher to take care of such situations.

The game is not as easy as it might sound.  Let us give you an example.  Let’s say you want to make a hamburger. For that, you will require a patty, a lettuce, a tomato, and a bun. Looks easy but it is not. In order to set up the dish, you will need a clean plate.  To get a clean plate you will have to scrub it and some other cook needs to prepare the meat.  You also need to keep in mind the time for which you should heat the meat, otherwise, it will burn if you leave it on the burner for a long period of time. By the time the meat is getting cooked you also need to cut the vegetables and prepare other things as well.

Completing all the tasks at super speed and that too in a very small space without hindering each other’s work requires really good skill.  Deliver a good burger or other dishes for extra points and then move on to the next order that you will find already in queue and be expiring fast.  The difficulty of the game increases as the player crosses each level.

The game might frustrate you at times but you need to keep your mind calm and work according to a plan. And with cold mind and giving proper directions to your team, you can fulfill each order within time and also in the best way possible.  Each and every level has its own strategy that the player needs to discover and work accordingly.

The players have an option to play the game alone as well as with other friends, but one thing that we didn’t like about Overcooked is that Overcooked does not have any online multiplayer support.  You will have to call over your friends or family to play along with you as second third or fourth player in the game.  The absence of online multiplayer does cause some pain but that does not change the fact that Overcooked is one of the best co-op multiplayer game that we have seen in the recent time. It is simple fun, exciting game that should get your attention if you really love playing co-op multiplayer games.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 dead was a really entertaining game that was released back in 2008. Just a year later the developers of Left 4 Dead came up with the next version of the game, i.e.  Left 4 Dead 2, which resembled its predecessor in terms of concept.  In left for Dead 2 the players need to make the way through the infected dead zombies with the help of other players fighting against the powerful living dead alongside you, and at the sametime executing the intrepid survivors.  One of the biggest problems with Left 4 Dead was that it had very limited content to play.   However, this problem was resolved in the second installment of the series.

Left for Dead 2 features 5 unique campaign maps that the players can play across in 5 different gaming modes.  When compared to the previous version, maps and modes are a lot more diverse, a lot more exciting as well as a lot more detailed than the predecessor game.  The second game was all in all a big improvement on the original game in each and every aspect.  It featured new items, new weapons, new survivors as well as new enemies. One of the best thing that we found in the original Left 4 Dead was the action sequence, which remains unaltered even in Left 4 Dead 2.  It would be wrong to say that the action is an unaltered, instead, it’s an improvement and a lot more impressive when compared to the first part.

The main feature of Left 4 Dead 2 is this set of 5 campaign maps that take the players through different locations based in the Deep South.  The players can play in the flooded suburbs, catastrophic City Streets, the murky swamplands etc., areas which have been developed using clever designs that hint the direction the players need to take in order to progress in the game.

The developers have added four new survivors to the game.  This new group of survivors is a lot more talkative as well as alive when compared to the first ones.  One of them is Keith who is always going to make you chuckle while on the other hand, Ellis’ stories are really crazy to listen.  There’s a whole new lot of guns as well.  Now you can choose between different shotguns pistols, assault Rifles as well as submachine guns.  All these new guns make the gunplay even more interesting and full of action.  There are many weapons like a cricket bat, a frying pan, a fire Axe, and a crowbar that take the one on one fights with the Zombies to a whole new level. However, in order to use his weapons, you need to go closer to the Zombies which increases the risk factor for your health as well.

giving special focus to the melee weapons, they are a lot more fun to use when compared to normal weapons.  also when you’re using a melee weapon, these zombies die in a very entertaining me when you chop off their body parts or blow a hole through them.

The enemy has been enhanced as well in the left 4 Dead 2.  Apart from the normal Zombies,  there are some which possess special powers as well.  For example, there is a jockey that can jump on your head in order to steer you off your course.  After that there is a spitter that sticks out a deadly acid on the ground to block your way.  There is also a charger that directly rams into you in order to take you away from your initial position and throw you on the ground far away.

Left 4 Dead 2 features another special versus mode in which that player can take the role of the survivor as well as the infected.  While you are on the infected side,  you as well as your team of players can plan out an attack to take the survivors out.  So the versus more needs a lot more co-op between the players of the team for carrying out a well-planned attack so that nobody is left alive.

Left 4 Dead 2 is not a new game but still is one of the most popular co-op multiplayer that we have out in the market.  Obviously, it is way better than the initial Left 4 Dead game the new weapons campaign and different moods make it a lot more entertaining as well as engaging for the Gamers.  The best way to enjoy this game is to play it with friends. Players can even integrate it online to play it with other online players.

Borderlands 2

 

Borderlands 2 is really a superb shooting game.  The game has been highly influenced by Diablo, but it’s a different approach to loots over. The player in the game has almost uncountable number of weapons that could be found in the Pandora region.  Discovering these weapons as well as sharing them with your friends is just the little part that we love about this game.

If you are trying to play Borderlands alone, we would not stop you but would like to inform you that it is really a bit boring.  It is a huge as well as long game in which the plan is to travel around to different areas to fetch the quests dealing with a lot of other useless activities.  However, as soon as you switch to the multiplayer mode, Borderlands 2 is one of the best co-op shooting games that you can play right now.  In the multiplayer co-op mode you along with your friends need to take down the mob, which is a lot more heroic task than strategic gameplay.  Not only that, the player has an option to assign the MMO roles to each and every player on the team for playing a tactical game.  Exploring the entire Pandora is time-consuming and a tiring job but full of adventure.  We would recommend you to play the single-player mode only if you love playing adventure games.  But if you are into shooting an online multiplayer gaming, we are sure that you are going to get addicted to its online play.