Sequels, prequels….quels; they’re the in-thing with games. It doesn’t matter how good or bad it’s going to be, it has the name to back up the claim. I think that’s what’s been disappointing about a few games this year. Take Watch Dogs or Assassins Creed Unity; they were so over-hyped that playing them was a disaster in its own way. But fear not! There’s a list of Games you’ll want to catch this coming year, starting with:
10. Assassin’s Creed Victory
It’s my duty to mention this game but not my pleasure. Assassin’s Creed hasn’t really peaked my curiosity since Brotherhood because in my belief, Brotherhood was its Everest. Now, they’re just coming up with random storylines and breath-taking visuals and passing off the same gameplay as something revolutionary. Its popularity is slowly fading, but not slowly enough if it made this list. So here’s to you, Ubisoft!
Who doesn’t love a good co-ordinated hack n’ slash game where the swords are replaced by guns? Evolve is looking to make good on this theory. It’s a ‘Monstrous’ game where you can either hunt or be hunted. As a group of 4 players, you can co-ordinate online to take down the beasts or be the beast and rip through the hunters. While further game details remain vague, everyone’s looking to push their games online and Evolve might just be one of those successful ventures.
8. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Another title looking to make good on its past is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, and why not. They’ve enjoyed considerable success in the age of Splinter Cell and Call of Duty. The next title, Siege, brings with it destructible environments, co-op play and extreme hostage rescue situations. Yes, Siege promises to go where it’s never gone before. This should make for the next addictive FPS, although the release date hasn’t been finalized yet.
7. Dead Island 2
Action and Horror, two things Dead Island was excellent at delivering. The interactive environment and adrenalin pumping moments will make you want to jump out of your chair, and if that isn’t enough, here comes the sequel. Expect more guns, more zombies, more kick-assery and a lot more heart stopping moments.
6. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid has a legacy to uphold. From a small console game in the 90’s to becoming one of the most awaited games of 2015, MGS looks set to take the world back with an open world environment. Not much is known of MGS5 as of now, which only makes the wait even more worth it.
5. Mortal Kombat X
I don’t think any arcade game has ever matched the popularity of MK. Even the movies made quite a stir when they came out, but it still never compared to the games. MK-X was announced during E3, 2014 and the graphics look stunning. I can’t wait to try a few fatalities when it’s out. There’s just something about ripping your opponent in half that induces much joy.
Bloodborne takes the elements of Dark Souls and pushed it to another level. All that we can see of Bloodborne is that the protagonist wields a shotgun and a cleaver. For most people, that’s enough. You can rest assured that the ‘die until you can’t die no more’ theme hasn’t seen the end of its days. Bloodborne takes place in the future and the setting is gloomy, but it wouldn’t be fun if it wasn’t, would it?
3. Star Wars Battlefront
With all the hype surrounding the release of the seventh episode of Star Wars, it only makes sense to reboot Battlefront as well. While the game has been kept under tight wraps, all we know of it so far is that Disney put EA in charge of it and we’re expecting to see something of it son. I’m sure the fans will go gaga over this one.
2. No Man’s Sky
‘The Most Ambitious Game Ever’ comes out of a small studio in the UK, and is expected to release soon. It’s based on a sci-fi theme which only seems to expand beyond infinity. Each one of its trailers makes it more impossible to believe but that’s why it’s been called ‘the most ambitious game ever’. Hard to live up to that hype I imagine. Hopefully, it does.
1. Halo 5
There’s been so much talk about Halo 5, I probably won’t have to try hard to sell it. But as soon as the game was announced, a television series was made along similar lines, which tanked on-screen. Now, Halo 5 has the additional responsibility of reclaiming the name it once held high, even though it never had to earlier. Halo has always been the defining game of the X-Box consoles so it won’t be in the top-sellers list, but it’ll certainly improve the sales of X-Box if it delivers what it promises to. The trailer looks incredible. Take and look and find out for yourself.
My honorable mentions to The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight.