November is a gaming season. we are back with collection of newly launched games.
- JUST CAUSE 3
- WWE 2K16
- FALLOUT 4
- HALO 5: GUARDIANS
- RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER
- STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT
- CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III
- ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE
- NEED FOR SPEED
- RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE
JUST CAUSE 3
The Just Cause franchise personifies sandbox action. You’re set free in a world where you’re free to do what you please, from para gliding endlessly to blowing up everything in sight, and nothing about it is subtle. Just Cause 3 is shaping up to be an absolute blast, and if you’re interested, there’s also a story in there somewhere.
The WWE franchise’s transition to PS4 and Xbox One hasn’t been the smoothest, with 2K15 panned for its lack of content, but with WWE 2K16, 2K Sports is promising the most expansive roster to ever grace a WWE game. 2K is also promising lots of gameplay tweaks in the hopes that the series can reclaim its lost glory.
Fallout 4 is going to be massive, and we’re not talking commercially. The game world is huge, with more things to do than ever before, including a crafting and community system that will let you control entire economies. You’ll also now be able to play as a fully customisable male or female character, with a canine companion by your side. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be tons of user mods to look forward to.
HALO 5: GUARDIANS
Guardians may just be the most risky Halo game yet, with a campaign that pits series hero Master Chief against Spartan Locke. Throw in four-player campaign co-op that looks at both sides of the conflict, and competitive multiplayer with a strong e-sports focus, and there’s plenty to keep Xbox One owners hooked.
RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER
Tomb Raider saw a resurgence with the 2010 reboot that gave it more of a cinematic action-shooter feel. However, Rise of the Tomb Raider brings back tombs and a greater emphasis on survival. This one’s Xboxexclusive this year, with PC and PS4 release in 2016.
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT
An FPS from the creators of Battlefield, set in the Star Wars universe, with EA’s marketing clout behind it. That’s pretty much every ingredient for guaranteed success, and if feedback from the recent beta is any indication, Battlefront is headed in that direction. Our only gripe is the lack of a proper single-player campaign.
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III
It’s Treyarch’s turn with the CoD franchise as it continues its brand of futuristic technological warfare. There’s a new campaign structure this time, letting you skip forward to any point in the story. Be warned though: the campaign is missing on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE
Jacob Frye and his twin sister Evie spark a revolution in the seedy underground of Victorian Era London at the height of the industrial revolution. The latest in the Assassin’s Creed franchise features a hint of steampunk as new gadgets and vehicles like trains and horse-drawn carriages make their debut.
NEED FOR SPEED
After taking a year off, Need for Speed is back and it seems very much like a spiritual successor to Underground. The focus is on street racing, with lots of car customisation thrown in, and the first-person live action story- telling works surprisingly well. The one downside: NFS needs you to be always-online.
RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE
Rainbow Six built a passionate fanbase with its unique tactical FPS gameplay. While the last few games were held more of a casual, action-oriented appeal, Siege returns the series’ tactical gameplay. Sadly, Siege is multiplayer only, with a format akin to Counter-strike. However, the highlight could very well be the Terrorist Hunt co-op mode.