Everyone wants a little thrill in life, an escapism that might take us away from our monotonous lives and pump up our adrenaline levels. But not everyone can go for climbing the Everest or feeling the beats at Tomorrowland. So for the rest of us, Games are our life force.
Like always, companies are working relentlessly for providing us with the best ever games. The competition is bigger than ever. With games like World of Warcraft: Legion, Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls III already rocking the market, consumer expectations are now higher than ever. Everyone wants the year to end with a bang. And it looks like, they won’t be disappointed.
Here are the 5 upcoming games this year that might leave your game soul satisfied:
- TITANFALL 2
Ever since Titanfall rocked the market back in 2014, the sequel has been a highly anticipated one. Coming from the makers of Call of Duty, Titanfall 2 boasts of all the thrill of its predecessor, while fixing the problems of single-player mode.
Already hailed as “the most anticipated game” of 2016, Titanfall 2 has bagged Games Critics Awards as the Best Online Multiplayer game.
The official trailer video:
Even though the beta release faced backlash, amends were quick to be made, and the game is all set to face the D-Day.
- Single player story campaign mode
- Size new Titan Models
- Improved skill system
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Platform: Playstation 4/ Xbox One/ MS Windows
Release Date: October 28, 2016
- FIFA 17
One of the most popular franchise in the Gaming world, FIFA is back with it’s latest edition, and we are only sure that it will be as awesome. The graphics sure as hell are going to be amazing, given that FIFA is using the Frostbite engine formerly used by high-end games like Battlefield.
Add that to the existing popularity of the game, and we have the recipe of record-breaking sales.
- Single-player campaign mode, called The Journey
- Frostibite Engine that guarantees high-end graphics
- J1 League and J.League Cup introduced for the first time
- Pushback Technology introduced, increasing physical play overhaul
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA Sports
Platforms: Android/ iOS/ Xbox One/Xbox 360/Playstation 3/Playstation 4/MS Windows
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Sequel to the 2012 stealth action-adventure game Dishonored, which was a surprise success on it’s own accord, Dishonored 2 has raised the bar of expectation from it. It’s appearance at E3 2016 gained accolades, getting nominated for the “Game of the Show” alongside various other categories.
The game is dark and gritty, and thus is desperately awaited by the cult of “serious” gamers.
- Introduction of Emily Kaldwin, the new female protagonist.
- Non-lethal combat moves
- Increased difficulty level compared to it’s predecessor.
“A mad game by mad minds”
-Lucy O’Brien, IGN
Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: MS Windows/ PlayStation 4/Xbox One
Release Date: November 11, 2016
The upcoming open-world action-adventure video game, Mafia III is the debut for developer Hangar 13 for the Mafia series. Set in 1960s in the fictional recreation of New Orleans, the game promises deep insights into the crime world of the 60s. Many have hailed it to have the potential to be one of the best games on 2016.
“Mafia III is more than a crime spree” –Brandin Tyrrel, IGN
Developer: Hangar 13
Publisher: 2K Games
Platforms: MS Windows/OS X/ PlayStation 4/Xbox One
Release Date: October 7, 2016
Despite it’s name, the 14th installation in the Battlefield series, Battlefield 1 has most of us waiting desperately, largely due to the fresh backdrop of the plot. Ever since it’s trailer went viral on YouTube, there are speculations that it can be the most successful Battlefield game ever. The fact that it won the Game Critics Award for Best Action Game only strengthens that claim.
- World War I setup, a refreshing move from all the alien-based action games.
- Eight Distinct Classes of Soldiers and weaponry.
- More pronounced Open World Sandbox Environment.
Developer: EA DICE
Platforms: MS Windows/ Play Station 4/ Xbox One
Release Date: October 21, 2016
But that’s not it. Two of the most anticipated games are opening this week, and the critics have already embraced them with arms wide open.
Forza Horizon 3:
The open-world expansion of the Forza series, Forza Horizon 3 provides an exquisite map of Australia, one of the largest ever, at the same time breaking all it’s previous records by including 350 cars in the gameplay.
Forza Horizon has currently taken the gamer world by storm, becoming the strong contender of the “Game of the Year” title.
“Rewriting the Aussie map to create something special” –CNET
“It’s a good dynamic, one that has worked expertly for three games.” –Brett Makedonski, Destructoid
Developer: Playground Games
Platforms: MS Windows/ Xbox One
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
The turn-based tactics game, XCOM 2 is the sequel of the 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The new concealment system along with the procedural generation of maps, has been appreciated by the critics. This one is another option for the “Game of the Year” title.
“A truly remarkable strategy game” –Telegraph
“An amazing game I’ll easily put hundreds of hours into” -Dan Stapleton, IGN
Developer: Firaxis Games
Publisher: 2K Games
Platform: MS Windows/ OS X/Linux/PlayStation 4/Xbox One
PC Gamer: 94/100
With such amazing title, along with games like Legend of Zelda and God of War lined up for next year. your gamer-soul is guaranteed to be receiving it’s satiation in the months to come.