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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Here’s everything you need to know about EA Sports’ upcoming football game FIFA 18 – including features, demo, Ultimate Team, stadiums, ratings, The Journey, review and much, much more!
It’s a matter of weeks rather than months until FIFA 18 hits the markets – and with so much news going around, it’s hard to keep track of it all.
Thankfully, we’ve pulled together all the key bits for you – from the best console to play it on to how to get a hold of the game early.
FIFA 18’s lead consoles will be the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.
It’ll also come on on Xbox One, Ps4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Nintendo Switch. There were some small prints in the FIFA 18 trailer. But after the gameplay, we can see it a lot more realistic. It also shows EA focusing more on the next generation console, Wii.
Yes but don’t expect a huge improvement. It’ll be powered by the same engine. One gamer has taken some footage of FIFA 18 at E3 and posted it on to FIFA Reddit. If we talk about Dream Team Gaming, Jonas Skantz, Frostbite Studio Director revealed: “I can assure you that Frostbite continues to be a true differentiator. More and more games coming from Frostbite whether it is FIFA, Battlefield or others our development teams can spend more time building new ground breaking gameplay innovations until they succeed.”
While graphics took a very large improvement this year, especially with facial and player animations, FIFA 18 will see more improvements as it’ll run on the same Frostbite 4 engine.
The relationship between FIFA and Nintendo is a very good one. When the Wii launched in 2012, it took 3 months for FIFA 13 to make its way on to the console.
When it finally comes, it is still lacking the most popular modes of Ultimate Team and gameplay was too far away compared with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
FIFA games were scrapped from the Wii, with EA focusing efforts on the then next generation and the aging Wii.
The arrival of the Nintendo Switch has a new fresh start for the relationship between the Japanese manufacturer and EA.
Speaking at a FIFA 18 event in London last 1 month ago, EA producer Sam Rivera reassured gamers that the Switch version is more than just an afterthought.
“It’s being created in a very serious way – the gameplay, it’s fun and different.”
The Switch has already proven itself as a brilliant, so being able to play the full game (not just the Web App) on the go will give this version the edge. Hopefully, FIFA has been ‘custom built’ for Nintendo’s new hardware. It may not use the latest Frostbite technology but the gameplay is sleek, responsive and runs at 70FPS.
A battery life of up to six hours makes it perfect for long journeys.
Until and unless you have Wifi you’ll be able to play Ultimate Team and buy packs as you normally would.
There are no featuring Champions in FIFA 18.
EA producer Andrei Lazaresco told Eurogamer about how they made the most out of Switch’s Nvidia Maxwell-based Tegra X1 chip.
Till now, the general feedback from the fans has been positive. But there is one thing that has been bugging the fans a lot. Fact that it’s causing such a stir, that some fans have kicked off on Reddit discussing the matter. One wrote: “Pace is back, prepare yourselves. Defenders turn like trucks, forwards run like Bolt.
“Most frustrating is how hard it is to face the defender up to someone running at you and often a striker will sprint right through your mid and defense to score.”
It’s not a huge surprise that EA has tweaked this element of the gameplay in FIFA 18 game. The effectiveness of player pace has over the past few entries – especially in last year’s game.
FIFA 18 fans will be able to play with 3 versions of their favorite players. FUT ICONS Stories was revealed and will see legends such as Pele, Ronaldo Nazario, Thierry Henry, Lev Yashin have 3 different cards each – all available in FIFA Ultimate Team.The cards each reflect each different stage of a player’s career – the beginning, their prime and tail-end. All cards have different stats and appearances. The best card is a 98-rated Pele – reflecting the Brazilian’s ability in the 1970s.
There are quite a few things that annoyed gamers with FIFA 17. Here are some of the main things:
These find the back of the net far too often. It’s largely because goalkeeper isn’t up to scratch, meaning they spend too often standing still before attempting a dive. However, the shots are way more accurate in FIFA 18 when compared to FIFA 17.
There is another flaw that we found, the goalkeepers fail to save the shots even when they dive in the correct direction.
When a player is fouled, the animation takes far too long taking them out of the game for a period of time. This needs to be shortened.
However, if you like playing with CPU a lot, we would like to warn you that playing against CPU is not easy as it was before.
This needs to be toned down so it doesn’t feel that you’re trying to beat the computer as well as the human opponent.
Scrapping auto blocking and auto tackles would be welcome too.
These are cited as being too unstable with officials often awarding fouls for very weak challenges. Cards are needed to give out more frequently, especially for slide tackles. There is another bug that we have seen in the previous FIFA games as well. We are talking about the red card bug. Here, the ref sends the last defender off if they tug on an attacker’s shirt. The developers need to get rid of this problem too.
In past years are anything to go by, the FIFA 18 demo will arrive on September 17, 2 weeks before launch.
The FIFA 17 demo was released on September 13, 2017. The FIFA 18 full game will arrive for consoles and PC on September 26, 2017.
If it’s the same build that the company has been showing off in the preview events, you’ll be able to play as Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG, Gamba Osaka, Lyon, Inter Milan, Seattle Sounders and Tigres in the demo.
It certainly seems that way. Ronaldo’s rating in FIFA 18 appears to have been leaked by a well-known gaming YouTuber.
W2S was invited to spend some time with the game at EA’s headquarters in Guildford earlier in the 2 months back.
While he was doing documentation the experience, they found the Portuguese superstar in one of the FIFA18 FUT packs. He is ever so slightly slower, though, with pace dropping from 91 to 90.Elsewhere, dribbling remains the same at 90, while shooting stays at deadly 91.Passing gets boosted from 81 to 82 while physical rises from 80 to 81.
We can expect EA to continue to reveal these as we near launch on September 29.
FIFA 18 Hunter Returns, the sequel to last year’s story mode FIFA 16, was on the way in this year’s game 2017. A teaser shown at EA Play depicts Alex Hunter as a very much in demand superstar with joining a new club.
This could mean remaining in his native England. It could also mean coming to the United States to play in Major League Soccer. Hunter was shown pondering his fate in kits for both Chelsea and L.A. Galaxy.
Last year The Journey allowed a user to pick any of the Premier League teams for Alex to join. It’s unclear if the same choice will be offered in the league he picks him or if the clubs are hard-wired into the story.
FIFA 18 will cost £49.99 but depends on the demand, the price may increase. We can expect the cheapest game will go around £45.
FIFA 17 pre-orders have kicked off now.
There are totally 3 editions: Ronaldo (Deluxe) and ICON (Super Deluxe) Editions. You can find more information on these editions by visiting the FIFA 18 website.
Details of each pack is given below
The answer is yes you need to take a long, hard look at yourself. The Dream Team – the UK’s biggest fantasy football game is back and better than ever this FIFA 18.
You need £55m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and gearing to go ahead of a mouth-watering new Premier League campaign.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up to play now!
FIFA 18 is officially out now and we as well as all the football fans have already got a copy of it. We would like to accept that this new version with the Frostbite gaming engine is way better than the gameplay that we have seen in FIFA 17. The game overall is more realistic and even tougher to break with certain tricks which used to work in the previous installment.
After playing the game for few days, here we are with the new features, the enhancements as well as the tips and tricks that will help you to adapt to this new version easily and quickly. Have a look below to get a detailed insight about the various portions of the game.
FIFA 18 comes with a lot of new features, few of the significant ones have been mentioned below:
Some of the players might be annoyed by this addition, but all in all, it’s a good enhancement. FIFA 18’s passing is more dependent upon the available space. In last years game, players were able to do one-touch passing to get the opponent’s defender out of the way and create space for their own player to run. Once you have mastered that, it is very tough to beat you. However, things have been changed in this new version of the game. The game teaches you to open up the pitch for creating movies and space for other players to occupy the available positions. In simple words, you need to master short passing as long passing is very difficult in the new game. Even trick passing works exceptionally well and you player get the ball even when you are not fully sure of whether he will be able to receive it or not. The driven pass (R1/RB + Pass), as well as the lob cross (R1/RB + Lob Pass), has been enhanced and work way better. The through balls can also open up the pitch for you, however, you need to be very precise in direction for it to happen. We would recommend you to keep a constant look on the radar as well since it can give you an idea about when your winger or striker is ready to take a run for your long balls.
A lot of players still avoid going with the skill moves, since they think it as an additional headache to take care of along with the regular gameplay. But things have changed now, and many online players already make use of the skill moves very easily, that might turn out to be a trouble point for you. In FIFA 18, skill moves are not so tough and you can easily get hold of some of them by simple practicing them against the CPU. Another thing that we found really improved in the game was dummy shot. If you do not use dummy shot or do not know how to use it, we recommend you to learn it right away. You just have to tap the Shoot button and then press the Pass button before your player takes the shot. It works perfectly if you are being chased by a defender for a long time.
In FIFA 18, the pace was a bit suppressed and even the fastest player on the pitch could chase by normal defender by pressing pace control along with defending button. FIFA developers noticed the problem and now it no longer exists in the new game. The players now have a balanced pace doing justice to the Acceleration system as well as the Sprint system. Player don’t just start running at their top speed instantly but take time to reach their full velocity. Place as well as strength is now visible as well, playing an important part in retaining the ball and getting it forward. It is easy for the player who likes to hold the ball and make the game taking their own time instead of scoring on counters.
Tacking is one of the hardest things to do in FIFA 18. Since we have told you that pace control is now very important to contain the ball and containing itself is pretty easy when compared to previous versions, which automatically makes tacking and defending even harder for the players. You can literally see strength playing the part for most of the strong players with high strength rating.
FIFA has been tweaking the shots every year. Last year was the year of long shots where the players were able to put the ball in the net even from far once they attain perfect direction and space. However, this year’s game is of Finesse Shots. It not that you become overpower with them, but we can put it in this way that, while taking finesse shots, you will be luckier in scoring goals when compared to normal shots. They are perfect to go for when on one on one situation with the goalkeeper.
Most of the controls of FIFA 18 remains same as of FIFA 17, however, there are few changes as well additions in controls that we would like to highlight here:
Earlier the players had to go to team management every time they wished to make a substitution in their lineup. In FIFA 18, they have tried to make it a bit easier for the player with the help of a new feature called quick substitution. With this, the player can see an option to hold down the R2 or RT button on the controller if you want to make the change that the game is suggesting to you. If you wish to continue, just accept it by pressing X or A, the player will be substituted with the new player without even breaking the play.
Now while you are defending, the players can also Hard Tackle the opponents to get the ball in their possession. When you hard tackle, you play with a slide towards the player you wish to get the ball from regardless of anything. If not timed perfectly, this tackle could result in a foul or even a card. So, use it wisely.
With FIFA 18, the player can now modify the type of cress they want to give to another player as well. Till now players were mostly able to modify the finishing shots, but using R1 and L1 / RB along with LB, you can choose the curved pass, paced pass etc. The double tap and the triple tap passing that was there in Fifa 17 still persists.
One thing that we found interesting was slow dribbling. In FIFA 18, you just can keep holding the sprint button and dribble like the god. You will have to go slow in order to get the ball through close opponents. And once you master it, the game will become relatively easy for you. Just dribble pass the defender to get some space and then sprint as fast as you can to finish it perfectly behind the net.
The Penalty system is more of a point and shoot now. This prevents the goalkeeper from missing the ball by just flopping over the old daisy cutter trick. Well, it’s not that easy now.
Since the game possesses Frostbite-powered game engine and characters, there are a lot of animations during the Journey mode as well as the Career mode. The cutscenes during the transfers make these modes more lively and exciting.
There is a new Campaign channel, objectives modes in the Ultimate Team. The players can squad battle by putting up their players against the AI, having the pre-decided squad. The FUT Icons, as well as FUT Legends, were earlier only available for the Xbox users. However, now the Icon is available for all the gaming platforms.
There has been a significant improvement in the graphics of the game. The players can easily be identified by their movement and physique on the pitch during the game. They have also upgraded the stadium as well as the crowd. There are shots from between the crowd when you score, bringing the real excitement and thrill of the stadium right on your sofa.
Till now the animations in the game were triggered only when the player moved from the place and took a new step. However, now the animations are triggered after every single frame. This is the reason why FIFA 18 feels so fluid when compared to the previous version of the franchise. FIFA 18 has added six new sprinting styles for different players with a different physique, but players like Ronaldo Messi, Robben, Sterling etc. get their own style exactly copied in the game itself. This is why you can easily recognize them anywhere on the pitch just by their movements.
In 2011, Bethesda Softworks reached the very zenith of RPG genre, by releasing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one among the best handiwork of the company ever. The game has a vast community, and RPG fans have been craving games like Skyrim ever since. The epic universe, action, storyline, quests and the dynamic protagonist: The Dragonborn, shall always remain as indelible memories in our soul.
Nevertheless, there are tons of games similar to Skyrim out there. Most of them may not be as good as Elder Scrolls 5 but could be considered among the games like Elder Scrolls.
Hence, especially for you readers, we have enlisted some of the best games like Skyrim that will console your heart. Maybe a few of them don’t belong to the RPG category, however, they do feature some marvelous historical fiction and mythology. Now let’s get into the games list and their details.
Taking over from the original Star Wars MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies in 2011, Star Wars: The Old Republic was not free at release at first. But it has since, like so many games of this kind, adopted the free-to-play model. If you want to get Sith kicks, this is the best way to get them for free.
However, subscriptions are still available, giving you more in-game potential. All the story missions are available without a sub they just might take you that bit longer.
It’s worth the download simply to experience the Star Wars universe from different perspectives, like the hyper-professional Imperial Agent and Bounty Hunter. If you want to go with the dull option and just have a generic Jedi Knight, though, that’s fine too.
Platform: Windows, Xbox 360
The popular open-world role-playing game by Capcom, Dragon’s Dogma, serves as a possible alternative to Witcher 3 if you don’t favor eye-candy visuals. The critically acclaimed title features one among the best combat systems ever and hence qualifies to be listed as one among the best games similar to Skyrim.
You can climb enemy bosses and attack them, which is rare to be found in most of the games. The title is heavily inspired by the Dark Souls franchise.
The game primarily features a similar concept like ‘Dragonborn’ in Skyrim. The chosen one here is however named as ‘Arisen’. Throughout the game, you shall follow the footsteps of Arisen and save the world by fighting beasts and dragons till you discover the hidden truth.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is rather a polished version of the game, and features some additional content. It’s one among the best games like Skyrim and Witcher 3, you can find, on the basis of an engaging quest line, combat system, dynamic world but at the cost of downgraded graphics.
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, Windows
Hellblade is not an RPG but rather an action-adventure-hack-and-slash game centralized on the story of Senua, a Celtic female warrior.
To what we consider this as one among the best Skyrim like games, you have to progress through the world, inculcated with your psychotic manifestations.
Hence, this psychological thriller could drool your eyes when you shall be experiencing traumatic visions in the game. Developed and published by Ninja Theory, Hellblade will supposedly feature a strong plotline.
We pass this judgment because the company emphasizes a lot on building strong characters and connecting them to the story, in most of its titles.
Platforms: PS4, PC
If you like a little bit of Assassins Creed peanut-butter goodness in your chocolatey Skyrim open world fantasy, you might like Shadow of Mordor. This action adventure title combines the parkour-filled stealth of the former with an RPG-lite experience system and the most iconic setting in Western fantasy.
The real fun lies in the game’s nemesis system. Remember that one bandit who really kicked your ass early on in Skyrim? Everyone had at least one. Well, now you can watch that Bandit rise through the ranks of the enemy as you kill off his superiors one by one until finally when he’s sitting high and mighty at the top of the food chain, you swoop in and cut him down like the dog he is.
The most magical moment… Sometimes that nemesis is named Dush and you giggle like a child as you get your revenge.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
You can’t have a list of Skyrim alternatives without mentioning Bethesda’s other big open world extravaganza, Fallout4. While I might prefer the storyline and world of New Vegas more, it’s hard to deny just how open and awesome the world of Fallout 4 is.
You can build settlements, join factions and generally cause chaos as you roam the wasteland steadfastly ignoring Bethesda’s main plot about your dumb ugly kid.
It’s also been confirmed that Fallout 4 will be coming to VR in the near future, possibly as part of the mysterious Project Scorpio. So if you’re thinking of investing in VR, it might be a good time to do so. The most magical moment is Having a robot companion who’s also a 1930s private eye for some reason.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
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From the ghastly lands of Velen to the beautiful isles of Skellige, venture into an epic adventure of mystery and hidden conspiracies with Geralt of Rivia, the Master Witcher, known by the name, Whitewolf.
Winner of many awards from reputed publications and events, Witcher 3, to be very frank has overtaken the likes of Skyrim and is considered as one among the best RPGs like Skyrim ever created, all thanks to its vast open world and lucrative visuals.
Apart from the main quests, you would definitely love to get involved with the side missions that are very engaging. If it gets tiresome for you after completing Witcher contracts and eliminating gigantic beasts, visit any pub located nearby, to relax and play some Gwent. In the elite list of games similar to Skyrim, Witcher 3, has a lot more to offer than you can even imagine.
Platforms: Windows, PS4, Xbox One
Alas, Talion and Celebrimbor are back to action with the upcoming Shadow Of War, one among the best Skyrim like games, one can ask for. Do not be confused. It’s not an RPG but rather an open-world story-driven action adventure game based on the universe of Tolkien’s epic fantasy series, Lord Of The Rings.
The prequel, Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor was critically acclaimed for its fluid combat mechanics, gameplay, script writing, inspiring plotline and most noteworthy, its Nemesis system.
Nemesis System enables the NPCs especially the enemies to adapt to the surroundings and dynamically attack the player based on past experiences. While you eliminate, the captain of a squad, someone else will take the dais, and face you later on. The best option would be to brand enemies, to forge your own army, while you prepare for the ultimate battle.
So, how’s the sequel, Shadow Of War gonna be different? Be wary Ranger, as your own allies might betray you. Furthermore, the game’s reportedly gonna feature, a vast open-world, this time though with multiple sprawling cities. Developed by Monolith and published by WB Games, the game will be out by August 22, 2017.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Windows
If you loved the open world gameplay of Skyrim, but got a bit burned out on all that magic and dragons nonsense, it might be time to give Far Cry 4 a try. The game features a massive open world full of enemy bases to blow up and vehicles to commandeer. There’s also an experience system that lets you unlock new abilities and skills, so you won’t have to give up that sweet, sweet RPG fix.
The world of Far Cry 4 isn’t just filled with generic soldiers, though. Like Skyrim, the countryside of Kyrat is filled with local wildlife, both benign and bloodthirsty. Some will ignore you, some will try to eat you and some can be ridden.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
It was notably released on February 7, 2017.The protagonist of this RPG title portrays a close resemblance to “Geralt of Rivia” (Protagonist of Witcher series). Hence, he is widely known as “Jeraltu: The Samurai Witcher”. Developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Temco in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment, Niohis a medieval action RPG.
The game is set in Japan during the early 1600s, a period of conflict between the warring clans. You will play from the perspective of William Adams, an English navigator who eventually gets converted to a “Western Samurai”.
The gameplay elements have been heavily inspired by the Ninja Gaiden, Onimusha, and Dark Souls series respectively. Indubitably, the universally acclaimed title is one among the best games like Skyrim.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
But Lords Of The Fallen is a game for PC and consoles! Is it possible that they released one especially for Android? Yes, my dear friends, you are very right. However, this version has quite some variations compared to its PC & console counterpart.
The hack and slash mechanic remains the same with a few RPG-like elements. It’s somewhat story driven. You can craft weapons and armor, gain experience points and level up to fight smoothly against gigantic bosses.
Without seeing more than a few screenshots, you might think Wildstar is a new IP from Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games. It’s colorful and cartoony enough to sit alongside the same catalog as Spyro, but this is no casual free-to-play MMO, which may be the reason it didn’t do as well as expected sales-wise.
If you like Blizzard games, such as World of Warcraft, Wildstar will undoubtedly quench your thirst since many of its developers at Carbine Studios came from the beloved Activision Blizzard subsidiary.
Despite not landing as “the next evolution of the modern MMORPG,” according to its IGN review, Wildstar holds its own as a traditional MMO that, before going free-to-play, had a unique subscription method based on actual player progress along with some colorfully stylized graphics.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
In 2003, Icelandic developer CCP Games unleashed unto the world Eve Online, an immersive and in-depth “sci-fi experience” that would eventually garner the attention of well over 500,000 players. Eve Online is unlike any game in its category, thanks to the vast range of activities to take part in as well as its (appropriately) out of this world in-game economy.
Unfortunately, the Eve Online player base has been on the decline since 2013. It should come as no shock that as time goes on, fewer and fewer gamers are interested in paying a subscription fee for a glorified space sim with a steep learning curve. As of the Ascension update, which released in November 2016, Eve Online has gone free-to-play – at least to an extent.
The new ‘alpha clones’ system featured in Eve Online is similar to the “unlimited free trial” featured in World of Warcraft. You can still engage with other players in mining, piracy, manufacturing, trading, exploring and combat, but certain skills will be off-limits. As long as you don’t mind finite access to some of the game’s most lumbering ships, Eve Online won’t cost a cent.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
The game will release sometime in 2017.Voila! You have yet another RPG that doesn’t feature any magic or spells. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord serves as the prequel to its predecessor, Warband, and is set 200 years before the events of the game. If you are on the lookout for RPGs like Skyrim, then this is a title worth to look at.
An indie title, the events of Bannerlord’s plotline occur during the fall of the Calradian Empire. This sequel to Warband features eight different factions with each exhibiting their own respective lore, classes, and characteristics.
You will get to see sprawling cities with diversified landscapes. NPCs will reportedly play a huge role in determining your fate. The AI has been heavily tweaked, and you won’t be given any hint about your quests at all. You are on your own as you play this game.
Developed and published by TaleWorlds Entertainment, Mount & Blade II very well deserves to be in this list of games like Skyrim.
Yup, it’s an indie title, and certainly, we aren’t joking around, including it in the list of best games like Skyrim. Conan Exiles developed and published by Funcom Games, is an open world survival game, that demands your instincts and analytical abilities, in a huge barren wasteland.
You will be exiled and must cater to your own survival, thus challenged by blazing heat, hunger, and unpredictable enemies. Hence, players have to start everything from scratch. Harvest crops, build settlements, craft weapons and build your tribe to forge an empire in the wasteland.
Alongside solo mode, the game also gives you the privilege of competing online in the multiplayer mode. Maybe not exactly an RPG but because of its well-designed eye-candy gameplay mechanics, Conan Exiles is one among the best games similar to Skyrim out there.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Windows
After DC Universe Online was released back in 2011, Marvel had no choice but to compete with its own MMORPG. It took two years, but the end result was a fun but shallow action RPG featuring a wide variety of play styles for over 21 playable (and, hopefully, familiar) characters. Six years later, the game has been rebooted twice and subsequently ported to consoles, jam-packed with content to make up for its previously limited gameplay.
You can now, for instance, level up any character in story mode – of which there are over 100 to choose from – and timed drops mean that you don’t have to spend real, hard-earned currency to unlock additional characters. As of 2015, raids were introduced as well, so as to draw more traditional MMO players, and somehow, somehow the X-Men are still there despite Marvel’s differences with 20th Century Fox… even if the Fantastic Four haven’t seen the same luxury.
It’s not hard to see why Paladins catches a lot of flack for its resemblance to Overwatch. At the same time, the team-based shooter bears many distinctions from that of Blizzards. Abilities are upgraded based on a collectible card system, which can completely change the way each character plays.
What’s more, unlike Overwatch, Paladins is completely free-to-play. While cosmetic items are available to buy using real-world currency, everything else can be unlocked simply by playing the game. For instance, you’ll start Paladins with a single deck of basic cards, and from there, more dramatically impactful decks can be unlocked.
Regardless of how you choose to play Paladins, you’ll get XP as you play. As long as you’re completing the daily quests and achievements featured in the game, you’ll be rewarded with Radiant Chests and Gold. These can be used to purchase more cards, costumes and weapon skins to make your characters more unique and skillful on the battlefield.
“The blood makes us human….makes us more than human…makes us human no more!”
Alas, this is the tagline of the survival horror RPG title which happens to be one among the best games like Skyrim. The sheer work of the Dark Souls developer, Bloodborne takes you into the ghastly city of Yarhnam hit by a plague.
You play from the third-person perspective of a Hunter with the motive to search for the ‘Paleblood’ with reasons unknown. The protagonist unravels various mysteries and facts as he/she progresses in the game.
Developed by FromSoftware, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, if you happen to be a fan of horror games, this is a game to look out for.
A.k.a the best modern Fallout game, Fallout: New Vegas is a spinoff sequel to Bethesda’s Fallout 3, set in and around Sin City. You take the role of the Courier, a hapless messenger who got shot in the head for the platinum poker chip they were carrying. Thanks to a kindly old doctor and your own gumption, you get patched up and set off on a quest for revenge. Or maybe you don’t. Maybe you just feel like wandering around for a while, or slaughtering every single member of Caesar’s Legion in the Vegas area, or chilling out with your drunk cowboy friend Cass. It’s pretty much up to you.
There’s a lot of choice in Fallout: New Vegas, and a whole lot of factions that want you on their side. It’s up to you who you side with, or whether you choose to side with anyone at all.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows
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For years now, developers have tried and failed to adapt multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games for the TV. Now, however, if you’re one of many with a computer tucked under your living room entertainment setup, Paragon may be the MOBA you’ve been searching for.
Also available on the PlayStation 4, Paragon takes what League of Legends and Dota players have enjoyed for years and optimizes it for consoles and entertainment rigs by rotating the camera behind your character. By inciting the illusion of a traditional third-person competitive shooter, Paragon aims to broaden the appeal of not only MOBAs but eSports as a whole.
The asymmetrical maps, team-based base destruction and “hero” system are all intact. Paragon is an MOBA for newcomers.
ELEX is an upcoming medieval sci-fi RPG, published by Piranha Bytes and developed by Nordic Games. It could be one of the best Skyrim like games, who knows?
The events of the game are based on a planet named Megalan. As a matter of fact, the planet gets affected by a giant meteorite strike right at its center. Later, it’s discovered to have brought a mysterious yet powerful and rare element with it. People hence, name it as ELEX.
Subsequently, it turns out to be of great use to power machines, reanimate the dead and procure artifacts. Hence, this develops a thirst amongst the mankind for possessing the very rare element ELEX.
Soon, it leads to an all-out war, as mankind gets divided into various factions. Each faction has distinct motives about possessing ELEX. Hence, you play as the protagonist belonging to a faction of your choice. Hence, in the end, it’s entirely up to you to decide the fate of mankind. Amp yourselves up to play one among the best Skyrim like games that’s yet to be released.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
WiLD is an upcoming open-world survival adventure, which we think well deserves to be in the list of Skyrim like games. It will take you back to the neolithic era (6000-500 BC). Most noteworthy, you shall be playing as a Shaman, in a third-person perspective.
It mainly borrows the concept of Far Cry Primal. However, the game lives up to its own expectations, you would be able to tame beasts and alongside control them, i.e. the POV transfers to those creatures when you possess them. Notably, each and every animal has its distinct set of abilities.
The game gives you the privilege to upgrade and customize those very abilities to help you in stealthily invading enemy camps and frequent combat situations. Developed by Wild Sheep Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, WiLD is definitely a game to look out for if you are much into the pre-historic era.
Gaming publisher giant Electronic Arts are bringing a lot of new games along with FIFA 18 to Nintendo Switch. Worldwide Studios VP Patrick Soderlund said in a new interview that while he is personally excited about Nintendo as well as their product Nintendo Switch, it’s too soon to say whether or not EA will release more of its games or build new ones for the hybrid console.
If we listen to Nintendo Insider (via Nintendo Everything), Soderlund told the Edge Magazine, “I’m a gigantic Nintendo fanboy,” adding that he brings his Switch “everywhere”.
EA is taking a platform-agnostic approach, which is very common nowadays for most of the publishers. If there is a business opportunity, EA will bring its games to any platform it seems, including Switch.
“We will appear on any platform where there are consumers, and players,” he said. “We believe that we want to be a part of the Switch, and help Nintendo grow that installed base; that’s why you’ll see FIFA, which by the way is really good this year. It’s a full-fledged FIFA game, for the first time to be honest, on a portable device.”
In addition to that, Soderlund also mentions that EA has to consider a number of resources it puts into anything as part of running a business because “the numbers become a factor.”
The executive teased that EA might be bringing other games beyond FIFA 18 to Switch, and if these titles are successful, more could come later.
“So for us it’s about supporting the platform, building technology for the platform, testing it out with big things like FIFA–and maybe a couple of others, we’ll see–and if they go well, I see no reason why we shouldn’t have as much of our portfolio on that platform as possible. I hope we get there, that would be my personal ambition.”
After an E3 they featured a brand new Pokemon announcement, Metroid Prime 4 and Super Mario Odyssey gameplay, Nintendo told Switch owners to expect more surprises as the year goes on.
In fact, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aimé told Waypoint that the Nintendo Switchcontent shown at E3 was just the tip of the iceberg.
“The response to what we’ve showcased, and it really is just a small tip for 2018, has been exceptionally positive,” he said.
“You’ve got fans seeing Metroid Prime 4, hearing that Mr. Tanabe, who’s been involved in all of the Metroid Prime games, is going to be at the helm of that, the fans are tremendously excited.
“To hear that there’s going to be a core Pokémon RPG experience on the Nintendo Switch, the fans are incredibly excited.
“To see a traditional Kirby experience, with him inhaling enemies and copying abilities, fans are excited about that. And then the Yoshi game that we showcased, with that unique, you know, motion to go behind-the-scenes, so to speak, have people really intrigued.
“So just by showcasing those four games, and giving a little bit of a taste, yeah there’s a lot of excitement to what 2018 can hold.”
abHellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an action-adventure hack and slashes video game developed and published by Ninja Theory for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation. Before discussing the Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice lets talk a little bit about Ninja Theory.
Ninja Theory is an independent video game developer based in Cambridge, England. Founded as Just Add Monsters in March 2000, the company was purchased by former Argonaut Games CEO Jez San in November 2004. Its Headquarters is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It’s Founded in November 2004, Cambridge, United Kingdom. At Gamescom 2014, the company announced Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The game was released worldwide on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4, on 8 August 2017.
There are stunning visuals and aesthetics coupled with some remarkable motion capture. Melina Juergens’ performance as Senua. Strong and responsive combat. Interesting puzzles with a few neat twists and excellent audio production.
There is only one disadvantage of this game is Combat can be very simple and occasionally repetitive (lack of manual targeting can be weird at times). Some perspective puzzles can be frustrating. Exploration is very on-rails and doesn’t venture far off the beaten path.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a remarkable beast. It’s an experience through the mind of a young woman tormented by events that would render most people helpless (which is also something she’s trying to deal with). It’s a journey through a horrifying wasteland of the mind and the underworld, the demons of both mixing together and creating an all too real picture of mental and spiritual torment. However, what makes Hellblade so remarkable is its razor-sharp focus on story-telling and the unrelenting depiction of Senua’s torments, memories, and desires.
Talking about the voices, which perfectly depicts the audio brilliance of this game. Senua has a number of voices in her head and they’re all different. There’s the tired elderly voice that’s narrating events while offering her own advice in her own way. Some voices are curious about whether Senua even has a chance. There are a lot of voices around her. One of the voice always tries to motivate her and believes that she could actually win, while there are some that mock at her. There is another noticeable voice of Druth, whom Sauna met at the initial stage who took her through the initial trials. Last but not the last there is also a “shadow” that keeps on following Senua around, taunting her and always trying bringing her down.
The player begins the game as one of Senua’s voices, though we don’t speak very much at all, joining her en route to Helheim as she attempts to resurrect her fallen lover. “Resurrect” is probably the wrong word – Senua’s village had been slaughtered and the “shadow,” told her to take her lover’s head to Helheim to bring his soul back. The entire experience is gorgeously captured, from the rippling water and blinding light as Senua travels up the river to every minute expression on her face as she wrestles with the voices while attempting to stay alive in combat.
And yes, the voices do speak out to you in combat. They become afraid, warn Senua of danger, and will often tell her when to dodge or strike. She is warned by them when she is very near to death. This could also be taken as a sign when the player has lost lot of heath and could die in the game in he or she does not hangs back. Little nuances include calling out when an opponent will avoid your attacks and counter you.
Whether that’s good for you or not in the long term is debatable but it makes for a unique, unparalleled story-telling experience. Much of the credit must be given to Melina Juergens for her depiction of Senua, showcasing everything from the sheer, wrenching frustration and anger she feels to those brief moments of joy upon remembering her love, Dillion. Similarly, her moments of fright when stumbling around in the dark or wading through the murky swamp are simply uncanny.
The basic gameplay elements of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice are pretty straightforward. Senua navigates the world, encounters gates and memorizes runes before envisioning them in the environment and progressing forward. These are essentially perspective puzzles and could require orienting yourself at a certain spot or head to higher ground and looking around. Don’t worry – Senua’s POV starts lighting up with dozens of flashes of the rule in question that only get stronger as you get closer to the solution. The player can use the focus in the surrounding around him or her to find and discover hidden items scattered all over the game’s environment.
And while it may seem easy enough, in the beginning, the game finds other ways to throw its perspective puzzles at you. Puzzles are interesting, fit the overall nature of the game and have plenty of clever wrinkles the deeper you go. However, it is not so complicated as well as it sounds as you need to stick to a single path even when you are exploring the environment.
Enemies are fairly typical, relying on swords and maces with the odd few using maces and shields. The games also turn a bit challenging when you face a lot of enemies at the same time attacking you with various dangerous weapons. Senua’s ability to dodge is very forgiving, getting her out of most sticky situations, but I couldn’t help wishing for a manual targeting system.
Aside from Senua’s focus also being able to expose shadowy enemies immune to damage and slowing down time to execute a myriad of slashes on a foe, that’s all there really is to the action. The sheer visceral nature of the combat is also highlighted when Senua is knocked down and struggling to get up each time. Fights feel cinematic but they’re also tight and well executed despite being constrained to small areas (for the most part). The boss battles are also exceptionally well done, making use of the focus mechanics, dodging and pattern memorization without overwhelming you with all the details.
It’s a great story and game because these two things go hand in hand. Hellblade is an excellent game for those who love to play open world game which includes a lot of exploration. The graphics are pretty impressive and is definitely worth your time. Just make sure to play only an hour at a time lest the voices haunt you in your sleep.
Almost every gamer has played one or the other COD or Call of Duty game in his or her lifetime. And if you love first person shooter, then we understand how disappointed you are waiting for the next installment of the franchise to come out. Well, there is a good news for you guys, Call of Duty: WWII was announced some time back and features the loved old World War II environment to the gamers. The game has been developed by Sledgehammer Games and we have seen some amazing games from them in the past. The game takes place in between the war specifically around the last year, replicating a lot of battles that took place in reality and eventually resulted in the downfall of Hitler, Germany as well as the entire Nazi empire. Here in this post, we are going to consolidate everything that we know about the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII from the trailer, announcements, rumors and all other sources.
But before we begin, If you haven’t watched the COD : World War II trailer yet, you can watch it below. The trailer for the upcoming game was live streamed worldwide followed by the teaser announcement by the company. The trailer takes you to in the middle of the war of Normandy, followed by Hurtgen Forest battle and a lot more. You are also introduced to the character of Josh Duhamel and Technical Sergent William Peirson.
There are various modes you can play in. The first among those is the campaign mode where the player steps into the shoes of a young boy named Ronald Daniels from Texas. We think that this makes irony with the old saying, “You’re a long way from Texas, farm boy”. We also got to know from the Polygon’s preview that Daniels will serve under Turner and Pierson, two seniors who have different views and methodologies about war. There are other soldiers too serving along with Daniels under them, one of which is a British officer, a child and female resistance fighters.
As a young fighter you a put into a lot of tough situations. The fans will be happy to see that we have a lot of time with boots-o-ground, that means real combat. You will have to depend upon your fellow soldiers to survive in tough battles, and they rely on you as well.
The story begins from the D-Day itself where the soldiers land on the Omaha Beach and to liberate Paris from the control of Nazis. Yes, this is the same Omaha Beach you might have seen in the famous Tom Hanks movie, Saving Private Ryan. But don’t think it same as the movie, since it is more deadly, horrifying and intense than the movie.
The game features new ways of battle. In the short demo that we saw, we see a squad sniping the German army from far and before the forest comes down. To see bringing down a complete forest using smart tactic and from Red’s point of view is extremely amazing. The Battle of Hurtgen is one of those battles which haven’t been covered in most of the War games, but you see yourself experiencing that battle in COD: WWII.
Not only that, you also get a lot of cool weapons to play around in the game as well. The demo we saw started with the M1 Grand. There were a lot of close encounters in the demo as well which featured a German soldier with a knife whom you kill by smashing his head with your helmet.
Activision says that the historical representation in the game is authentic. But we highly doubt that since they said same about the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and we were surprised to see spaceships in it.
However, there is one big drawback, you as well as other players do not recover the lost health over time. In the previous versions, the player was able to hide and regain their health. If you wish to gain health, you will have to summon your mates which carry health pack, ammo, and other important stuff.
There were very few details that were made available and which we were able to grab from the event. But the multiplayer mode is there for sure. There is an interesting war mode in which the player takes part in a battle between teams with different objectives. For example, in one mode, the goal of the game will revolve more or less around Normandy invasion incident. We still do not have an official figure of how many players will be able to play together online. But we can expect two modes, one with 32 players and the other with 64 players.
The only info we have about the co-op mode is that is will be a zombie hunting game in which the players are going to fight against the evil experiments as well as the army of the dead.
However, Schofield told Galaxy that they have got something under the blanket for the Co-op mode. Schofield told Glixel that it will be more like old sledgehammer routine with a new more dangerous enemy, new story and a lot of dark element.
The Call of Duty: World War II will hit the market on 3rd of November for PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms. Also, have a look out as Activision might announce pre-order before actual release.
There is no doubt in the fact that the main benefit of being a Xbox Live Gold Subscriber is that you get access to new as well as old games every month available for Xbox One and Xbox 360. For Xbox 360 users, only a couple of games is compatible. But, if you own a Xbox one, its backward compatibility feature makes sure that you are able to play all the games(even the one made available for Xbox 360) on your console.
Obviously, this is the best way using which all the gamers can try out new and unplayed games without spending a penny. Even if you do not wish to get all the games under Live Gold subscription, we would advise you to claim them at least, if you have the Live Gold subscription. By doing this can access all those game even in the future until and unless you possess an Xbox Live account.
Since Microsoft releases these games every month; here we have consolidated all the games released under Live Gold in the year 2017.
Like every month, Microsoft has released 4 game titles for the month of July 2017. Two of these games are available for Xbox 360 while all four can be played on Xbox One. So, without wasting any more time, here are the games for Xbox Gold for July 2017:
|Game Title||Platform||Initial Release||Gold Release|
|Forza Motorsport 5||Xbox One||22-11-2017||16-09-2017|
|Oxenfree||Xbox One & Xbox 360||15-01-2016||1-09-2017|
|Hydro Thunder Hurricane||Xbox One & Xbox 360||28-07-2010||1-09-2017|
|Battlefield 3||Xbox One||25-10-2017||16-09-2017|
|Slime Rancher||Xbox One||2016||1-08-2017|
|Trials Fusion||Xbox One & Xbox 360||16-05-2014||16-08-2017|
|Bayonetta||Xbox 360 & Xbox 360||29-10-2009||16-08-2017|
|Red Faction Armageddon||Xbox One||2011||1-08-2017|
|Grow Up||Xbox One||August 2016||1-07-2017|
|Kane & Lynch 2||Xbox One & Xbox 360||2010||1-07-2017|
|Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game||Xbox One & Xbox 360||05-2011||16-07-2017|
|Dragon Age: Origins||Xbox One & Xbox 360||03-11-2009||1-06-2017|
|Watch Dogs||Xbox One||27-05-2014||16-06-2017|
|Assassin's Creed III||Xbox One & Xbox 360||30-10-2012||1-06-2017|
|Phantom Dust||Xbox One & Xbox 360||23-09-2004||16-06-2017|
|Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut||Xbox One||12-12-2014||01-05-2017|
|Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris||Xbox One||09-12-2014||16-05-2017|
|LEGO Star Wars:|
The Complete Saga
|Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II||Xbox 360||29-10-2010||01-05-2017|
|Ryse: Son of Rome||Xbox One||22-11-2013||01-04-2017|
|The Walking Dead: Season Two||Xbox One||21-10-2014||16-04-2017|
|Assassin’s Creed: Revelations||Xbox 360||15-11-2011||16-04-2017|
|Evolve: Ultimate Edition||Xbox One||10-02-2015||16-03-2017|
|Borderlands 2||Xbox 360||18-09-2012||01-03-2017|
|Layers of Fear||Xbox One||16-02-2016||01-03-2017|
|Star Wars: The Force Unleashed||Xbox 360||18-09-2012||01-03-2017|
|Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge||Xbox 360||07-07-2010||01-02-2017|
|Project Cars Digital Edition||Xbox One||12-05-2015||16-02-2017|
|Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime||Xbox One||09-09-2015||01-02-2017|
|Rayman Origins||Xbox 360||15-11-2011||16-01-2017|
|The Cave||Xbox 360||23-01-2013||01-01-2017|
|Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition||Xbox One||15-10-2014||16-01-2017|
|World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap||Xbox One||01-01-2017||01-01-2017|
The summer is almost coming to an end, but that hardly affects the fun we get from new titles being released for Xbox consoles and that too for free under Gold membership. The new games released under gold for Xbox will offer you a whole new sports experience with Forza Motorsport 5 followed by the famous adventure game Oxenfree.
For Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles with backward compatibility, the games that will be made available are “Hydro Thunder Hurricane” and the very popular “Battlefield 3”.
All the games will be made available for a limited amount of time. So, you need to be fast if you wish to get any one of them, act fast.
Forza Motorsport is the first game that will be made available from September 1st to September 30th for Xbox One. The game is also the game of the year edition. So, what are you waiting for, get it right now and find yourself behind the steering wheel to experience the thrill and adrenaline rush on as well as off road. The old Forza games have been excellent as well, however, the latest version, Forza 5 possesses the latest and new graphics engine offering around 17 different tracks and more than 10 customizable car to car race to the players. One can also play the game solo or online along with 15 other players. The graphics of this game are really spectacular and give real competition to the NFS series.
For those who have no idea about this game, Oxenfree is an award winning thriller video game. The game starts with the player opening up a ghostly portal allowing a lot of supernatural creatures to enter the real world. As you move around in the game, a speech bubble system takes the flow of the story. But you will need to work along with your partners in the group to figure out what these forces are and how you can stop them.
If you like speedboats by any chance, Hydro Thunder Hurricane revolves all around them. This boat racer game is a sequel to a similarly popular prequel with a lot of new and tough scenarios and dynamic water flow. As a player, you have an option to play in single player mode or multiplayer mode. Both the modes offer you a huge number of tracks or courses or boats. If you wind all these water sports interesting, Hydro Thunder Hurricane is waiting for you will a lot of fun packed under Xbox Games under Gold.
Battlefield 3 is a very popular first person shooter video game that gives you the real experience of war right on your screen. The game makes use of the Frostbite 2 engine offering the high-quality graphics of destruction that occurs during a war in a battlefield, while you progress through your mission eliminating all the enemies coming in your way. The amazing audio of the game along with life like animation will make you feel the thrill that soldiers feel on the combat field. There is a single player story mode as well as an option to play the game online along with other players. You can choose the location where you wish to play the online game, North America, Europe or the Middle East.
August is here and along with it comes the refreshed list of Xbox games with Gold. There are four new games that are going to replace the old gold games for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The first games that are made available for the first half of the month include Runbow and Bayonetta. These two games will be replaced by Slime Rancher and Trails Fusion for the remaining half of the month.
Let’s talk more about the upcoming games with gold for August 2017 below:
Slime ranches is one of the games that people with Gold membership will get free in the month of August. The game is basically a tale of a young, plucky rancher with the name Beatrix LeBeau. The rancher lives thousands of light years away from our home, the Earth, making her living by ranching slimes. Slimes are small sticky pink colored sticky living ball kind of thing that possess different character as well as traits. There are various equipments available that help Beatrix to collect and harvest more and more slimes. There are a lot of slimes in the surrounding areas and the main aim of the player is to avoid the peril that is caused by their jiggling and rolling.
Trials Fusion is the second game that the players are getting as part of the game with gold for Xbox and Xbox one. You might have heard about the game or many of you would have even played it on your smartphones. The game has been built on the same concept as the previous Trials franchise titles. In the game, the players take hold of a mountain bike to face the challenges in old classical as well as new ways. The concept of the game might be basic and old, but the new interesting graphics and gameplay and multiplayer options make it really popular among the new gamers.
Many of you might have already played this game before. The famous and popular hack and slash game in now available for free with Xbox Gold. The game has been developed by PlatinumGames in which the player plays as Bayonetta, who is a witch that could make use of various mystic firearms and magical shapeshifting to fight and get rid of her enemies. The game is really fast, and the hack and slash factor adds up the style as well as the fun taking them to a whole new level.
Red Faction: Armageddon is the fourth game of the Red Faction series. The game was initially released in the year 2011 and like the previous games, the story of the game is set on the planet of Mars. However, the timeline of the game lies way ahead in the year 2170, which is around 50 years after the event of Red Faction: Guerrilla. After the events of the previous game, the surface of the planet becomes inhabitable after the Terraformer was destroyed. Terraformer transformed the atmosphere of Mars to make it inhabitable, by supplying air and weather just similar to Earth on Mars. Now as the lead, you need to fight the new enemies of the planet to save the underground civilization from extinction. The players with gold can get this game for free for Xbox consoles.
Grow Up is a new game which was released for Windows, PS 4 as well as Xbox One last year in August 2016. It is an interesting adventure open world platform game developed by none other than Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft.
This game is the sequel to the Grow Home title that came out in 2015 and builds on the same story as well. Similar to the predecessor, the player has the control over the robot named “B.U.D.” who can climb landscapes and can even convert the stalks of various Star plants into different kind of energy sources in order to grow them. However, there is a change in the final goal that the players need to achieve, and in this new version, the player controlling B.U.D. needs to find various parts of the robot’s ship, known as M.O.M. The parts of the main ship, i.e. M.O.M. is scattered all over the planet after it crashed into the moon.
There are various new features added in the game, especially B.U.D’s powers. B.U.D. can now scan various plants called Floraforms and can even harness them to gain additional powers. After the plant is scanned, the player can plant that seed anytime to grow it anywhere in the game. This plant can help you jump higher than normal and can even toss the robot high up in the air. One can also gain access to these powers with the help of ability capsules. Apart from that, the player can gain other abilities like gliding, rolling and jetpack by collecting power crystals which remain hidden in the game world. On can even upgrade these powers using these power crystals.
One can progress in the game by reaching multiple checkpoints in the pre-defined time limit. There are various B.U.D. suits to unlock which give different abilities to the main character. For example, the aviator suit allows B.U.D. to glide more than normal, while the bee suit attracts a lot of bugs from the game environment. Grow Up is available under Live Gold from July 1 to July 30 and you can easily claim it for free if you are an Xbox Live Gold Member.
Runbow is the second game released for Xbox One under the Live Gold Membership for the month of July. It is a platform racing video game developed by a team of Canadian indies called “13 AM Games” and was released in August 2015. Initially, Runbow was developed only for Wii U and PC, but now it has been revealed under Games for Gold title for Xbox July 2017.
Runbow is a simple, addictive and multiplayer platform game with a very simple rule, beat your opponents to reach the trophy at the end of the level before anyone else does. However, the best part of this game is that each and every level in the game supports 9-player multiplayer mode which can be competitive or cooperative depending upon the players. All the players have an ability to perform the double jump and attack other players in the game in order to get ahead of them and to get some extra reach while jumping.
You get a lot of obstacles in between the game as well which makes it even more interesting. The background of the game keeps on changing in cycles and you can get obstacles of the same background color which make them harder to detect. There are many modes the players can play like “Time Trial” mode and “Master the Bowhemoth” mode etc. Even if you do not wish to race, you can pick other non-racing modes to enjoy the game with your friends. The players also have an option to customize their players and make them personalized. Runbow will be available to claim under Xbox Live Gold membership from July 16 to August 15.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is the sequel to the old Kane & Lunch that was released in the year 2007. The Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days was released in the year 2010 and is a third-person open world shooter video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. The game was initially released for Xbox 360, Windows and PlayStation 3. Kane & Lunch 2: Dog Days allow the user to play in the campaign mode to be Lynch, the main character, who is always backed up by none other than his partner, i.e. Kane. You can play the game in single-player mode as well as in online multiplayer mode. The other person plays the role of Kane in the multiplayer mode. There is an Arcade mode as well in which the player has to accumulate all the money he can while surviving the enemy forces round by round. The game still allows the player to exchange and carry at max two weapons in the game. However, unlike the previous version, you cannot exchange the weapons with your allies but it is possible with enemies.
The game offers a lot of action and adventure elements to the players. One can take cover and hide, regenerate his or her health when knocked down etc. The players can control the allies and give them commands in multiplayer mode. But this scenario is not present in the single player so that you do not have to look out for them every now and then. One bad thing we felt about the game is that it does not offer Split screen co-op mode in the PC version.
The best part about Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is its plot. The the first game you might have seen both the characters parting their ways and Lynch starting his new life in Shanghai. This game starts when Kane reached Shanghai and is asked by Lynch to help him threaten Li Lung (an informant). However, in between, they kill Lung’s wife and the thing goes bad after that. In between, they are forced to perform a lot of other tasks to get rid of the matter and sneak outside the country. Kane & Lynch 2 is available for all Xbox 360 and Xbox One Live Gold subscribers and you can claim it from July 1 to July 15.
Lego games are gaining a lot of popularity nowadays and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game isn’t anything different. As the name says, this game is a Lego themed action adventure game which has been developed by Traveller’s Tales and was released under Disney Interactive Studios publication. It is also the first Lego game based on a Disney movie, which makes it even special. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean was released in the month of May 2011, for all the major platforms like Windows, OS X, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii etc.
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is based on the story of first four “Pirates of the Caribbean” film but the gameplay stays the same when we compare it to some of the previous popular Lego video games. You will find the same old drop-in/drop-out technique with co-op mechanics in this game. As a player, you start from “The Port” and need to move out in order to unlock the new characters as well as features as you advance in the game. Later in the game, you will find the Port expanding as well as revealing a lot of new area for unlocking these new items. In addition to that, all the character possesses a set of common abilities like swimming under water etc. (but Davy Jones and his crew members have a special ability to walk and breathe underwater as well.) Jack Sparrow is capable of using his compass, Will Turner is capable of throwing axes and Elizabeth Swann has the special ability to jump higher than other characters in the game.
If you are also a Lego lover like us and also have the Xbox Live Gold membership, you can download the game directly for your Xbox One and Xbox 360’s from July 16 till July 31.
The June is here and Microsoft has already released the list of games that the gamers will be receiving for free under the Xbox Live Gold membership. Following the tradition, there are 4 games with gold that Microsoft has made available for June. Two of these games will be made available for the Xbox One and the other two will be available for Xbox 360 as well. However, the games for Xbox 360 will be playable on Xbox One as well and that too for free.
The four games made available for Xbox Live Gold Members for June:
Who doesn’t love playing racing games? I don’t know about you but, it was such a thrill to complete the race as fast as possible, breaking through the surroundings, facing enemies. Well, SpeedRunner is a similar racing game which the Gold members are receiving for free under the Gold membership.
The main goal of the game is to race with your friends and stay ahead of them until you eliminate them from the screen itself. In order to do that, it is very important to understand every level so that you can decide when to slide, when to jump and when to use hooks and bounce against the walls etc. Not only that, the players also get many boosts that give you a speed blast to get ahead of each other.
The game offers three modes, Story, Practice, and the Multiplayer. And the best among them is the Multiplayer mode. You can play with your friends and even with other players on the internet via quick race and custom race. In case you have been waiting for a multiplayer game to get together with your friends, you should definitely give it a shot.
Assassins’s Creed is not a new game and was released in the year 2012. For those who love to play action – adventure game might have come across this famous title. The game has been developed and published by Ubisoft and was made available for various platforms like Xbox 360, Windows as well as PS 3. Assassin’s Creed III, unlike the name tells, was the fifth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series based on the same concept of reliving the historical moments.
The game features historical but real world events centuries old in which the Assassin’s fight against the Knight Templar forces. On one hand, the Assassin’s try to bring peace as well as the freedom to the masses, the Templars on the other hand fight to gain control and power over the entire region.
However, the game starts in the 21st century where a person named Desmond Miles is able to connect to a machine called Animus that allows him to go back and relive the memories of his ancestors which are available in his genes. Desmond needs to go back and find out a way in order to prevent the 2012 apocalypse that has been predicted by the Mayan people.
The game is an open world game where the player roams around in a third-person perspective and has the ability to interact with other elements lying around in the environment. You get to explore various cities like New York and Boston, that too in the 18th century. Also, the users need to make use of various combat techniques to kill the enemies and progress through the game. There are a lot of side mission offered in the game that makes it even more interesting. There is also a multiplayer mode that allows the players to compete with each other online either solo or in a team. The multiplayer games have objectives that all the players need to accomplish while evading pursuers as well as assassinating different targets.
The Anvil Next game engine brings this game to life. It receives the overwhelming response from the players and positive reviews from the critics for the excellent gameplay, combat mechanics, and the graphics. If you are not familiar with Assassin’s Creed series, the Xbox Gold members now have an option to get it for free under Xbox Live Games with Gold for June 2017.
Dragon Age: Origins is another old game that the players are getting this month under Gold membership. The game was released in the year 2009 and has been developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. The game was initially launched for Xbox 360, OS X, PS 3 and Windows.
The game starts in a fictional land of Ferelden. The player has an option to be a rogue, a mage, human, dwarf, elf or a warrior. The main motto in the game is to fight against dark demonic forces known as “Darkspawn”. Being a part of Grey Wardens you have the task of killing the Archdemon and prevent them from invading the entire land. This third person game takes you on a completely new ride with a lot of obstacles to overcome that makes it even more interesting.
The game was received well by the players all around the world and gives you the complete feel of the action adventure mythological world. The game is also available for free under gold this June.
Watch Dogs is a very popular open world third-person action adventure shooter game which could be taken as an advanced version of GTA. The game has been developed and published by none other than Ubisoft and was released in May 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, and Windows. Similar to GTA, Watch Dogs also fictionalizes an entire city for the gameplay. In this game, the city is none other than Chicago, Illinois.
The game is the story of a hacker who uses his special abilities and knowledge to take revenge on her recently killed niece. The game is pretty big allowing the players to roam through the urban as well as the sub-urban areas and the countryside too.
This third-person action adventure game is for those who love to play open world games in which the player could interact with uncountable things around him. If you are one of those, you should definitely give it a try. You can get this game for free under Gold membership as well.
Phantom Dust is not a new game and was released in the year 2004. This strategy game has been developed as well as published by Microsoft Game Studios only for the Xbox consoles.
Phantom Dust is actually an action and strategy game which takes place after the apocalypse. The main unnamed character needs to interact with few of the leftover outposts in order to find out what actually happened to the earth. As the story progresses, you get a lot of pieces that help you figure out what happened. There is a multiplayer mode as well which allows the player to combat with another online player using their weapons. This game also comes as a bonus with Gold this month.
The four games made available for Xbox Live Gold Members for May are:
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director’s Cut is a fast paced game offering a lot of tricky levels in which the player can transform the entire world. In the game, Giana is capable of morphing between the worlds whenever she feels like escaping. As a player, you need to use your skills to defeat various obstacles that wait for you in her nightmares.
The game has very smooth gameplay, intuitive controls as well as good graphics allowing you to control the character with grace and with simple soft touch. When you morph her, you get the punk side which can crush every obstacle coming in her way. In addition to that, you will notice that as the world change around the character, the interactions with it change as well. With so many various obstacles, diverse dangers and uncountable tools to interact and utilize, this game is especially for those who like to discover secret areas, solve real-time puzzles and love mystery element in the game.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the very popular “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light”. The previous game came out on December 9, 2014, and now its sequel is available for free for all Xbox One Games Gold members.
In the Temple of Osiris, Tomb Raider or Lara Croft along with her colleague Carter Bell, who is an archaeologist, and together they are in the mysterious Temple of Osiris. The story is their race find and get the Staff of Osiris, however, in between, Lara warns her not to take it from its place. But Carter does not listen and later regrets why she didn’t listen to Lara.
The game is mainly multiplayer with two characters playing and shooting side by side. One can play in online co-op mode or local co-op mode. If you go solo campaign mode, you take the role of Lara, who possesses Egyptian abilities that assist Carter to solve various puzzles coming on the way.
There are a lot of new artifacts and weapons that both the characters use to fight the enemies. In addition to that, there are various levels of challenges that the players need to solve with each other’s help in order to move forward. The game is really great if you like adventure mystery games which involve sole shooting and action as well.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed & Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
The month of May bring the Star Wars celebrations for Star War fans as well. The first half of the month will bring “The Force Unleashed” game, while the second half of the month, “The Complete Saga”: The Star Wars Lego game is going to entertain you. As we have mentioned before, both of these games will be available for free in Xbox Live Games with the Gold program and since these games are backward compatible as well, you can get and play these games on Xbox One consoles too.
These were the games that have been released this month. However, Microsoft has been releasing games for Gold since long back. It is a big list but given below are Xbox games with Gold that the company has released this year for Xbox consoles.
Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome is an excellent action-adventure third-person hack and slash game developed by Crytek. The game was released at the end of the year 2013 and is set in the old Rome following the life of a Roman centurion by the name of Marius Titus. The player plays the role of Marius who strikes all the enemies using his sword and other weapons as the Roman Legion leader. Starting as a fresh more solid coming from the camp, he needs to serve his duties. However, due to Barbarian incursion, he loses his family and is transferred to different Legion to save Rome.
The action sequences and fight executions are superb but become kind of repetitive over time. One can also play the game in the cooperative multiplayer mode in which both the player needs to take on the wave of enemies back to back in different map areas.
The Walking Dead: Season Two
Recently, a new genre with the name “Episodic Interactive Drama” have turned really popular among the gamers. The Walking Dead: Season Two is a game based on the same genre with narrative gameplay and the special choice element. In every game, the person is offered with a lot of choices, and the decisions you make in the game or in one episode impact the current story as well as the future episode elements as well. As the name says, Season Two is the sequel to “The Walking Dead” and in this installment, the players play as Clementine, who was just you companion in the first game. The game is available with gold for members.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is a bit old now, but it came with Gold for Xbox gold members for free this April. The game is developed by Ubisoft and is the 4th game in the Assassin’s Creed series.
However, the plot of the game is completely fictional and revolves around real historical events which involved fights between Assassins and kings and other rulers who seek for control. In this game, Desmond Miles, with the help of an advanced machine called Animus, lives his ancestor’s memories in order to find a way to avert the apocalypse that will occur in the year 2012.
Assassin Creed: Revelations is a very good game because it offers an open world environment in third person’s perspective. One can explore various areas and even can interact with a lot of objects lying around in between the missions to complete them as well.
Darksiders is another hack and slash game which Microsoft released in this April with Gold. The game has been developed by Vigil Games and is based on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse portion of the Bible. In the game, the player takes up the role of one of the horsemen War. You and other horsemen are to be summoned to Earth whenever the battle of Armageddon starts. But War does not pick sides between Heaven or Hell. Instead, he needs to bring the balance between both the forces as ordered by the rule of Charred Council.
However, it was the old version which Microsoft released for the Gold members as the better and enhanced Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, came out last year in the month of November.
Evolve: Ultimate Edition
Microsoft released the popular Evolve, the FPS game with gold in the month of March this year. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, the game came back in 2014 for Xbox One, Windows, and PS4.
The game is more of an asymmetrical multiplayer in which five people play out of which four play the role of hunters and one person is the monster. All the players battle against each other on a planet named Shear. The interesting fact about this game is it contains two types of gameplays. One is first person mode, that every hunter possesses. However, if you play as the monster, you will have to control it in a third person perspective. As a hunter, you have to kill the monster. On the other hand, being a monster, you need to consume the wildlife around you to turn stronger and evolve. One can play this game alone or along with 4 other friends as well.
Borderlands 2 comes from Gearbox software and published by 2K Games is an action-RPG FPS game, the sequel to the original Borderlands released in the year 2009. You have to play in a campaign which offers a lot of side quests as well. However, most of the elements like online multiplayer, random loots, character building elements etc. are still there to entertain you in Borderlands 2.
The story starts after five years of the Borderlands event. And now the planet of Pandora is flourished by Iridium and this resource is controlled by Handsome Jack, the president of Hyperion Corporation. He tries to use the resource to bring peace to the planet. But, the rumor of a new hidden vault in Pandora brings a lot of new Vault Hunters to the planet of Pandora.
The game was initially released for Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 as well as OS X. Later, a lot of downloadable content was also made available by the game developers which included a lot of new storylines as well as characters. The game is must play for FPS lover and RPG lovers and the for Gold members, it is now free.
Heavy Weapon is not a very big high definition game, still, it is a very addictive and popular game among the Xbox lovers. It is a side scrolling shooting game that was developed by the PopCap Games around more than a decade back in 2005.
The game is pretty simple. In Heavy Weapon, you need to control a tank and take it through a lot of stages facing enemy forces. However, you can only take the tank left or right with turret gun as your main weapon and some nukes. The storyline of the game is pretty simple too in which the Red Star or the Soviet Union tries to invade, and you take the charge of the Atomic tank in order to prevent them from entering the main headquarters of Red Star. It may look dull and easy, but trust us, it is really addictive game.
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is the fourth game that was released by Microsoft with Gold in the month of March 2017. Layers of Fear is a very interesting psychological horror game by Bloober Team. The game was released for Xbox One, PS4, OS X and Windows on 16 February 2016.
The storyline of the game is quite disturbing in which you take the role of a disturbed painter who is seeking to complete his magnum opus. In order to do that he wanders around an old Victorian mansion hiding a lot of dark secrets.
The game is in first person perspective and you will have to solve various mysteries and puzzles to progress through the game.
However, a sequel was released not much later on 2nd August, which was its direct follow-up. If you have not played any of these games and are fond of psychological thriller games, you can get the first game for free if you are a gold member, and then move on to the second, Layers of Fear: Inheritance installment.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Almost everyone loves Star Wars. And in the month of February, Microsoft surprised us by releasing Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Gold for Xbox consoles. The Force Awakens is a part of The Force Unleashed project and is full of action as well as adventure. In the game, you will find a new protagonist with the name “Starkiller”. Being Darth Vader’s apprentice, his task is to take down Jedi. At the same time he hides his existence from the Emperor, but later turns to the light side of the Force.
The game has a really compelling story and was initially developed for Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3 and iOS and was released on September 16, 2008. If you are a true Star War fan, then this game is a must play for you.
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge Special Edition is a very old game which was developed in the year 1991 by LucasArts. It was the sixth game which used the SCUMM engine and the 2nd installment of the Monkey Island series with first being The Secret of Monkey Island.
Monkey Island 2 is about a wannabe pirate named Guybrush Threepwood. In the prequel, The Secret of Monkey island, little got famous for knowing what happened between Elaine Marley and Guybrush, and now in the sequel, he tries to get the secret treasure hidden on the island.
Project Cars Digital Edition
Project Cars is a very popular racing simulator game which was released in May 2015. The game offers you around 74 cars and more than 30 unique locations to play. These locations feature 110 various race tracks out of which 23 are real while others are fictional.
In addition to that, Project Cars: Digital Edition makes use of the advanced Madness engine which also served the base for famous racing titles like Need for Speed: Shift.
Microsoft has already released the Digital Edition of Project Cars with Gold back in February, and you can easily download this amazing car racing game for free if you have the Gold membership.
Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime
Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime gets its title from the famous Bruce Cockburn song with the same title. In the game, you pilot a spaceship which contains a lot of stations inside it. These various stations are responsible for controlling various parts of the ship like engine, weapons, shield, map and cannon.
The game is pretty simple and can be played by maximum four players. Each player holds the station and constantly move from one station to another station to balance the ship, keep it moving, and protecting it from the enemy attacks at the same time. You will also find a lot of gift boxes in between offering you gems, which can be used with a station to give them some enhanced powers.
There are four campaigns available to play named: Cetus, King Cepheus, Orion and Ursa Major. All these modes consist of 4 levels and a final boss in the end.
Xbox Games with Gold for January 2017
Rayman Origins is a very popular game among gamers even now. The game was developed back in 2011 with its initial part coming in the year 2003. It was developed by Ubisoft and was made available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS. However, Rayman Origins is the fourth installment in the Rayman series and offers similar but better graphics, design, humor as well as level design.
Like the older versions, Rayman Origins is also a side scroller adventure game allowing utmost 4 players to play at a time. One player takes the role of Rayman, one becomes the Globox while the other two players play as Teensies. Player need to get through each level fighting against enemies to rescue Electoons. One also gets many abilities to use against the enemies as well as to save yourself like shrinking your own size, gliding in midair etc., as the game progresses.
Rayman Origins is an addictive game which also received the “Best Platformer of 2011” award by GameSpot as well. Now since the game is available for free for Gold members, you should download it right away for your Xbox console.
The Cave is another adventure puzzle platform video game that Microsoft made available with gold earlier in the month of January this year. It was developed by Double Fine Productions and was distributed by Sega in starting 2013. Ron Gilbert, the creator of this game had a different idea while building it. The game is a cave that lures and attracts people to explore the dark traits hidden inside them. The talking cave gets it voice from Stephen Stanton and contains a whole set of labyrinth tunnels. Seven different characters are then bought from across space and time, and who also possess some dark secret to learn something about their own personality and what they might become in future. There is blood and violence in the game and that is why it is “teen” rated.
Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition
Killer instinct is an old series of fighting games that was developed by Microsoft Studios, Iron Galaxy Studios, and Double Helix games as a free to play game for Xbox One. Also, the Season Two Ultra Edition of Killer Instinct made available with gold contains the classic Killer Instinct as well. The classic version contains all the elements from the original arcade game released in 1996.
The storyline is, a certain set of players are thrown back in time by Utlratech. Now the combatants that have survived from the first tournament, along with other new combatants bought from across the time, should fight amongst each other to fight the final enemy Gargos and ultimately decide the fate of the entire world. One can play in single player mode or multiplayer over Xbox Live server.
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap
World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap is an action RPG tower defense game that was initially released just for Windows and OS X by NeocoreGames. In the game, you play the role of a lone protagonist who is sent to some other world in a different dimension in order to protect some strongholds from the monsters that are coming from the deep dark depth of the dimension trying to break through and enter the physical world.
In the game, initially, the player needs to pick a character ( a warrior, a marksman or a sorceress), which then lays the levels and aspect in which the game will progress.Also, there are already some reset routes present from which enemies are going to strike you in waves. You need to successfully kill all the enemies to cross any level.
Well, these were the games that were released under gold this year for Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. As we told you earlier, Microsoft has been releasing 4 games every month, and there are much more must have games that you should have on your Xbox consoles. There is no need to go through the entire list as well, as here we have mentioned few bonus Xbox games with gold that you should get and play right away.
Burnout Paradise came with gold last year in December. Developed by Criterion Games, it is the fifth part of the Burnout series released in 2008 for Xbox 360 and PS 3 consoles. In the game, the player can drive around and through the roads of a fictional city called “Paradise City”. In the city, you can also take part in various races and can also compete with other players online. Paid content is also available for download in case you wish to upgrade the cars and the location. There are a lot of new features like “Crash mode” added to this new installment, which make is way better than the previous parts and one of the most addictive open world racing game.
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Who doesn’t love WWE? WWE 2K16 is the seventeenth professional wrestling part of the WWE series. The WWE 2K16 have a lot of changes when compared to its predecessor. Now the player has a limited amount of reversals in a match so that one can not spam reversals in the entire match. The new improved pin fall system gives fairer breakouts and pins as well. The gameplay mostly remains the same as in WWE 2k15 but all of that have been presented along with a lot of animations in WWE 2K16. The number of moves that every fighter possesses is also increased as well as improvise. In addition to that, a lot of fans complained about no tornado tag and handicap mode in WWE 2K15, well, ll these modes are back in WWE 2K16.
Looking at the graphics, you get a better cloth physics as well as crowd variety. The hair physics, facial expressions, sweating etc., everything is way better than 2K15.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a very popular turn-based tactical game which has been developed by Firaxis Games. Well, you can think of this game as a combination of the very old X-XOM: UFO Defense as well as X-Com series that came out in 1990’s.
The game is set in the future times during an Alien invasion. Also, the player is the controller of the military organization known as XCOM and is burned with one and only task, saving the earth from the aliens. You need to command all the troops under you in turns to win various missions. As you progress in the game, you will find a lot of new technologies to fight against the aliens, capture prisoners, manage operations and expand your XCOM base.
Forza Horizon is one of the most played open road racing video game that was released just for Xbox 360 consoles. Developed by Playground Games along with Turn 10 Studios, Forza Horizon is the fifth game of the Forza series. The storyline of the game is unchanged and is about the Horizon Racing Festival which is set in Colorado. This game offers you more than 300 cars with superb, realistic and breathtaking graphics as well as physics. You can find 65 terrains in the game and some of which offer you off-road driving experience as well. However, rest other tracks are guided by guide rails and do not allow you to leave the track while the race is on. There is traffic on the road as well, which in return makes the game even more interesting.
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Crysis 3 is one of the best FPS game that you can every play on Xbox. Developed by Crytek and EA, the game starts in 2047, in the New York City. The whole city is enclosed in a Nanodome which has been manufactured by CELL Corporation. The whole city has turned into the forest and filled with a strange type of alien creatures. The story of the game revolves around Alcatraz. Alcatraz is actually Prophet’s successor and the holder of Nanosuit, that he uses to take revenge from the main enemy Alpha Ceph. The main element of the game is Nanosuit, which gives a lot of super abilities to the person wearing it. Crysis 3 is a superb first-person shooter that everyone should play with Gold membership since you can get it for free.
Mafia II is one of the best gangster game tat you will find for your Xbox console. This open world action adventure was released in August 2010 for Windows, PlayStation, OS X and Xbox 360.Mafia II is the second installment in the series and is based on the city of New York, LA, Detroit, Boston, and Chicago.
The game is set in the era of 1940 and 50’s during the era of Empire Bay. You get a lot of vehicles to drive around and weapon to create mayhem as well. You get almost all the popular World War II weapons as well including the Beretta Model 38 and MG 42. The game story is in the flashback where Vito Scaletta (Rick Pasqualone, the main character) looks at an album and looks back in his life and the deeds he did. Is the pretty interesting to go through and live the life of an old-time Mafia, and this game doesn’t fail to give you the same feel.
PS4 is undoubtedly a beasty console that is a dream of all gamers out there. However, at the same time, PS4 is not cheap to buy and nor are its games. You might have got a set of games along with new PS4, but obviously, they are enough for a lifetime. There are many amazing games already out there and more titles are added to the list every now and then.
There are numerous game that you can buy for your PS4 console, but if you are short in case, it is always better to wait for new games to get cheap or to go with the ever gold classics that you have missed playing on it.
Here in this list, we have got you the best games that you can play on your PS4 and that you can purchase under £20 in the market. All these games will offer you outstanding gaming experience and won’t burn a hole in your pocket at the same time.
Note: All the prices mentioned in the post are correct at the time of writing and might fluctuate in future.
If you are a true gamer, you would have expected this game on the list. 2015’s game of the year, is one of the best open world game available for PS4. The biggest element of the game is nuclear radiation and you don’t want to get poisoned from it in the game. You start in the nuclear wasteland in the city of Boston with a lot of choices ahead of you. Fallout 4 implements a brand new crafting system using which the player is able to create his own settlement, upgrade or build weapons, his own power, and armor etc. Most of these items are even important to upgrade for progressing in the game like a jetpack.
Fallout 4 features customization as the only key that will keep you alive in the game. You are given the option to make good or bad choices which ultimately affects the plot of the story. In the starting only, the player has an option to become the community hero or to live all your dark fantasies in the game. You get unlimited hours of gameplay and that too just for £14.97, well, that is not a bad deal at all.
Mortal Kombat is undoubtedly one of the most popular fighting game available for PS4. The game is available with the entire updates as well as DLC packs. The Mortal Kombat XL is the most brutal game with the classic fighters like Tanya, Bo’Rai Cho, Tremor etc. Not only that, the thriller and horror film villains like Predator, Alien, Jason (from Friday the 13th) have also joined the fight to the death. Each and every fighter has his own set of skills and moves with awesome special moves. The fighting moves are present in two or three variations using which you can master the game and then humiliate every other player you play against.
The graphics and damages are way better than Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. If you are looking for a story, well you might not be impressed with it. But the backstory should be the last thing you should worry about in the game. Enjoy and master the moves and make your enemies bleed in the worst way possible.
TItanfall 2 is an underrated game which will look like just another first-person shooter at first glance. And it is true that the game was not a big hit. But the game is one of the classic games in which you fight against the enemies and a huge robot called Titan in a metal-clad skin. In addition to the normal storyline, there are some interesting time travel related puzzles that the player needs to solve and which make the gameplay even more interesting. You can get Titanfall 2 for your PS4 just for £20.22.
I am a personal fan of old magical mythological games which include bloodshed and sorcery. Well, if you are a fan of such games as well, there is no other open world game better than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The third installment in the Witcher series is way better than the previous two games in terms of gameplay, graphics as well as the storyline. In the game, you start as “The Witcher” who is on an adventure to find his daughter. In between comes a lot of obstacles including spirits and monsters. You need to grow your skills and character, learn magic tricks to combat better and discover new weapons to defeat terrifying enemies that come as a hurdle. Well, the game is not very old, but you can get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Amazon for £36.99.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is for open world shooter game lovers which offer intense storyline and extreme action. You are present in the middle of New York City where a pandemic related to smallpox and the whole city has turned inhabitable. Being the part of “The Division” (which is a Homeland Security against the pandemic), tries to solve how all of it began.
Very soon in the game, you will also realize that the spreading of the pandemic has resulted in uncountable outbreaks and now the criminals have taken over many parts of the city. So, you arrive with a lot of firepower and prepared for the barbaric robbery that might happen to you.
The campaign mission has the option to play in single player mode or cooperative mode. In addition to that, as you progress through the game, the missions get tougher and tougher. But, the plus point of the is, the harder the mission is, the better the loot is. You can decide different strategies with your friends and plan the loot in order to nail it in the first time only. You can get Tom Clancy’s The Division game for just £12.99 on Amazon.
The First-person shooters games are already in demand by the players from last few years, these thrilling games are soon to get out in 2017, few have already released such as Horizon Zero Dawn and Zelda for the all-new Nintendo Switch, a lot more good going PS4, Xbox One games and some PC games will be out soon, these all games are exciting the young players who are eagerly waiting for the release of games. Here are Top 8 Upcoming first-person shooter video games mentioned below that we can’t wait to get our hands on.
Release date: 11 April 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
About the game:-
This game surely going to win the heart of many players, it’ll highlight a comparative blend of platforming which drives a large group of odd and wacky characters. This Kickstarter-financed platformer is an otherworldly successor to Banjo-Kazooie and its spin-off Banjo-Tooie, it is made by a heap of the general population who used to work at designer Rare. However, changed and adjusted to suit present day tastes. A Wii U form of the diversion was as of late drop. Still, the designers are working with Nintendo to ideally convey it to the forthcoming Switch.
Release date: 11 April 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
About the game:-
Aaero is somewhat uncertain character to clarify, however when you will have the capacity to play more your advantage level will increase, which will make you able to understand the game from top to bottom. In the game, you have to control a spaceship moving advances down a tube-shaped way, where the left stick turns your ship around the chamber and you need to take after tracks in time with the music. In any case, then adversaries fly up and at the same time utilize the correct stick to target them and discharge a trigger to flame. At first, it’s a considerable measure to get your head round, yet once you get the talent it just works – and the monstrous supervisor battles (so as to the music) indicate it off getting it done. It’s a large portion of a twin-stick shooter and it works superior to anything it has any privilege to.
Release date: 27 April 2017
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Dawn of War III will surely boost out everyone’s mind as the fans already have their eye on it and expecting la lot of thrill and excitement at the same time. The new Dawn of War III trailer has a ton of hearts hustling through its amazingly epic true to life. Set to touch base in 2017, DoW 3 is relied upon to include both a solitary player crusade and a multiplayer perspective, exhibiting both on the web and disconnected difficulties for players.
Release date: 5 May 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
About the game:-
The declaration of the prey amusement was made 5 years before in 2006, players of this recreations are enthusiastically sitting tight for it, and now the diversion has been changed altogether by a completely new studio called Arkane Studios. President John F. Kennedy had survived his death endeavor and therefore Kennedy proceeded with a push into financing the space program. The begin of the game crusade will happen on Talos I. A space station that has been worked amid Kennedy’s term and will now offer a not so distant future sci-fi FPS. Now let’s see what new features are offered to the fans, will it energize them or disappoint.
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
About the game:-
We don’t have to wait anymore for the game as it was been confirmed for a 5 May release. In Pc, players will be able to take off to Georgia to take out its gatecrasher. However, it appears that our hero imparts a dull past to this obscure individual. If you liked the past Sniper prequels, you will definitely like the upcoming Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. Designers are truly pushing to discharge a triple AAA Pc game with their third installment. Players will go up against the part of a resigned American Marine named Johnathan North. The country is in shambles with a Cold War shutting in alongside an intermediary war and common war occurring in Georgia.
Release date: 25 August 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
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The 2014 hit Shadow of Mordor is getting a sequel later this year that promises to be bigger and better. Like the first game, it’s set in between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and will see you tasked with sneaking around Sauron’s armies picking fights and spreading dissent, with the ultimate goal of turning his own forces against him. Expect a big expansion of the first game’s Nemesis system, with the new Followers and Nemesis Fortresses to make every play even more personalized than before.
Release date: 14 May 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
About the game:-
We truly loved the Project Cars, which was a big hit in 2015, so it’s time to get up for the spin-off, Project Cars 2. The declaration guaranteed 170+ autos and 60+ tracks, including some recently examined from true courses. Other new features include element climate and online focused associations, however, the genuine draw is the new support of both VR and 12K yield. Made by gamers, tried by world-class hustling drivers, and the authoritative decision of e-Sports stars – Project CARS 2 unites the path of motorsports dashing in the most excellent, genuinely created, and in fact propelled dashing game on the planet.
2017 has been a great year so far, and same goes for all the gamers out there as well. Already some amazing video games are out in the market with many more exciting ones to releasing in the coming months. A couple of Game of the Year Contenders are available, still, it won’t be right to jump to any decision so early. However, in order to come up with some of the best games of 2017, we went through all the promising released and upcoming Playstation, Xbox and PS games, and given below are the best looking games of 2017 which possesses impeccable graphics, storyline, superb ideas and a lot more.
Mass Effect is a very popular series and the best thing about the fans is that the game is releasing next week. In the last edition, Commander Shepard saved everyone from the Reapers, but the story does not end there. The game starts in the middle of Milky way just after the events of its prequel. But the story the soon escalates 600 years back when the Reaper invasion is still to happen. You wake up in cry-sleep in order to become the first human present in the Andromeda galaxy.
The new Andromeda will feature same long dialogues and huge plot twists as well. We expect it to be a big treat for “space” fans. There are a lot more planets to explore where one can roam both on foot as well as on vehicles.
Release Date: March 23, 2017
Platforms: XBox One, PlayStation 4, PC
The original “Gravity Rush” is a gorgeous, ambitious cult-classic. It was released as an exclusive on Sony’s PlayStation Vita handheld — a portable game console that sold less-than-impressively. Though the original game eventually ended up on other PlayStation platforms, fans (including us) are anxiously anticipating “Gravity Rush 2” — a full-fledged sequel to the original, made for the (far more powerful) PlayStation 4.
In “Gravity Rush 2,” you play the role of Kat: a woman with the ability to manipulate gravity. Take aim at a surface, press a button on the PS4 gamepad, and that surface becomes your new floor. It’s the kind of experience that’s fun enough on its own, without all the gorgeous artistry and mysterious storytelling.
Release Date: January 20, 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4
The latest main series entry in the long-running “Resident Evil” franchise is a bit of a reboot. Unlike the last several games in the series, “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” doesn’t focus on third-person action/combat. Instead, it’s a survival horror game — that means low ammunition and health, with a focus on survival over mastery. It’s also the first major entry in the series to move from third-person to first-person, and in addition to it can also be played using the PlayStation VR headset with PlayStation 4.
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
“For Honor” is a brand-new game from Ubisoft Montreal, the “Assassin’s Creed” folks — that take thousands of years of human history and blends it into a fantastical slurry. Imagine battling as a Viking warrior against, a Japanese samurai! Or as a medieval knight against one of those two! That’s the gist of “For Honor,” which arrives just in time to pit you and your Valentine against each other.
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
The “Halo” series is loved by millions. However, the lore of the “Halo” series is loved by a fraction of that overall fanbase, and it’s games like “Halo Wars” that help keep that dedicated fan base loyal. If you love the tales of Master Chief and The Covenant in the first-person shooter series, chances are you’ll enjoy the tactical gameplay of the “Halo Wars” series. While the gameplay is a complete divergence from standard “Halo,” it’s a heavy-hitter in its own genre (real-time strategy games). “Halo Wars 2” looks to carry that torch forward.
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
From the creators of the “Killzone” series comes “Horizon Zero Dawn,” an action/role-playing game played from the third-person perspective. You’re on a distant-future Earth, where hulking metal dinosaurs seemingly rule the land and humanity has reverted — or evolved? — to some form of neo-tribalism with pseudo-technological underpinnings. If nothing else, it’s gorgeous and packed with giant metal dinosaurs. Why do so few games have dinosaurs?!
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4
The latest entry in the Tom Clancy-verse takes place in a sprawling, gorgeous open world that can be navigated with cars, boats, helicopters, planes and more. But why? To take down nefarious drug cartels, of course. Put a stop to the cocaine nightmare on your own or with three friends in a four-player co-op mode that somewhat looks downright chaotic.
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
To call the “Persona” series a “cult classic” would be to undersell the seriousness of its fandom. The folks that love “Persona” love it with a depth and loyalty most human beings will never understand. On paper, the hooks sound simple: It’s a third-person Japanese role-playing game, with a heavy focus on the bizarre. It’s stylish, memorable and nigh-inscrutable to non-fans. The long-awaited fifth entry is due out worldwide this year, having already launched in Japan many moons ago.
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 3 and 4
If you’re one of the millions of people who left your childhood home, then returned at some point to find it feeling alien, “Night in the Woods” is a game you can relate to. It stars a character named Mae who, after leaving for college and subsequently dropping out, returns to her hometown. Rather than the place she left, she finds it different than she remembers. Also, she’s a cat and everyone in the town is some type of speaking animal. This isn’t a game about interactivity as systems to master, but a game about exploration and storytelling — it’s also critically lauded ahead of its release. Keep an eye out for “Night in the Woods.”
Release Date: February 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Mac
“PaRappa the Rapper,” for millions of people, was an early mainstream introduction to hip-hop. The game is simple: mash the right buttons on the controller along to the music. Do it well enough and the game rewards you with a steady, fresh flow. And in 2017, the game is getting re-mastered for the PlayStation 4! There’s even a free demo right now if you want to check it out early.
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4
“Rime” is a game seemingly out of another era of game development, when experimental third-person action games were a normal occurrence. It’s a colorful, vibrant puzzle game starring a young boy who wakes up on a mysterious island. Your goal in the game is to figure out what the heck is going on on that island. Where are you? How did you reach there? Where to go? What to do? All these questions are out there on the island. How do you move forward past this puzzle? These are questions likely to be answered by the game when it arrives in May.
Release Date: May 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
Yooka Laylee is a game that will remind you of the glory days of “Super Mario 64,” “Crash Bandicoot,” and “Banjo Kazooie”? The folks behind “Yooka-Laylee” sure hope you do — the same folks who created the bear with a bird in a backpack (“Banjo Kazooie”) are at it again with “Yooka-Laylee,” a 3D action-platforming game. Considering how hard of a time even Nintendo’s had making that genre work in recent years, our expectations aren’t sky-high for “Yooka-Laylee” — but some clever level design and an evolution of the genre could very well be in the cards.
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac