It is that times of the year when majority of video game developers will be unveiling their latest games to the market. Some of the games have already hit markets, while some are on the verge. From this huge pool of new titles, we have sorted out the 10 best games that you must indulge in, this winter. Here’s to steaming mugs of coffee and evenings of gaming!
PC, Xbox One, PS4 First stop – Fallout 4. This open-world game has been in the news lately for its huge sales, and the reported drop in audience, for famous porn websites. Fallout 4 is set in post-apocalyptic Boston, almost 200 years after the devastating Nuclear war. The game begins with you emerging from the vault and the search for your lost family, but the story gets much denser, as you move forward.
Call of Duty
Black Ops III PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 If you haven’t played any Call of Duty game till now, you are missing out on one of the best first person shooters. Black Ops III is the next step in this popular franchise. Set in a not-so-distant future – the year 2065, almost 40 years after the grim events of Black Ops II, the game incorporates multiplayer gaming action as well as modern day armaments, somewhat similar to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. However, the best and the most played feature of the game will be its multiplayer mode (obviously).
Star Wars Battlefront
PC, Xbox One, PS4 Force will be awakened once again later this month, when the next game in the Battlefront franchise makes its way to PC, Xbox and PS4. Developed by EA DICE and Electronic Arts, this game is a third person shooter just like previous Battlefront games. It does not have a single player campaign, and instead relies on multiplayer battles only. The online multiplayer mode supports upto 40 players, and will be available with 12 multiplayer maps on launch. Check out the preview.
Assassin’s Creed’s Syndicate
PC, Xbox One, PS4 Last year, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity was a huge setback for the company. It had too many glitches, which made it one of the worst AAA tites to come out last year. However, this year, Ubisoft has taken its time, and the results are fantastic. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate offers a very satisfying-yet-familiar gameplay. Run through the streets of Victorian London and kill some templars!
Need for Speed
PC, Xbox One, PS4 Need for Speed is the latest game in the franchise, which has lost a major chunk of its followers to games like the Forza series. This everlasting game, now in its 22nd edition, goes back to the roots which made it a byword in the last decade, thanks to previous games such as NFS: Underground 2, Most Wanted and Carbon. This means that the new game has a lot of heavy racing and customizing, wrapped in a photo-realistic package.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
PC, Xbox One, PS4 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six is the ultimate, when it comes to tactical first-person shooters. Every few years, Ubisoft comes up with a new Rainbow Six game, which is better than the last one, and this year, history will repeat itself yet again. Rainbow Six Siege will not only bring next generation graphics, but integrated and streamlined combat experience too. The whole environment in the game is destructive, and players can destroy any part of the environment, as long as they use the right equipment.
Guardians Xbox One Calling Halo 5: Guardians one of the most anticipated games of the year would be an understatement. This is the game that the Xbox One was built for, and certainly, this is the game people will buy an Xbox One for. But, is it worth all the hype? You need to play the game to find out. Check out our review of Halo 5: Guardians
Rise of the Tomb Raider
PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the most anticipated games of this year. Lara is missing to find the lost artifacts, and the game portrays Lara as bolder and more determined explorer than ever before. The third-person action adventure game has robust combat mechanics mixed with superior puzzle solving. The game is out already and has been praised by gamers all over the world.
Legacy of the Void PC, Mac OS This Blizzard-developed game has been the crowd puller at major gaming tournaments, and has a mass fan following which no other game has. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is a standalone expansion pack in the series which features almost the same number of missions that the last two expansion packs had. The Multiplayer mode has seen some changes such as bases, that now start with 12 workers instead of 6.