Last year was a mix bag or disappointment and excitement in gaming, this year I expect no less. These are some of the games I think will do exceptionally well this year and games I am excited to play! In no particular order, lets get started:
Mortal Kombat X
I am a pretty big fan of fighting games, though I mainly play Tekken. However, Mortal Kombat is a game I will occasionally play even though I really suck at it because of how fun it is and this Mortal Kombat looks no different. With the new variations each character adds, it brings a new way to play the game which can keep the game exciting, the game continuous evolves in order to stay fresh.
As you can see with Kano depending what variation you pick, also changes the way he looks. This way opponents can know what style of fighting to expect from an opponent. I expect a lot of character to be returning to the game and we have already seen some gameplay of some new characters. The only thing I am disappointed by is the fact that the only way you can get fan favourite Goro is by pre-ordering the game.
Halo 5: Guardians
I think 343 Industries have learnt quite a lot for Halo 4 and will make things right for Halo 5. It might just be me being optimistic though. I’ve messed around in the beta and it was surprisingly fun. It is a lot more fast paced than before due to thruster packs and being able to clamber, but don’t sprint trust me. I am pretty intrigued where they are taking the story since you also play as another character as well as the Chief.
I hope in time they will show off a little more and my mind can be at ease but I’ll just have to wait and see.
Dark Souls is a lot of fun and that’s pretty much the only reason why this is on my list, the gameplay looks similar and the setting has my attention hooked. Not gonna lie I don’t know too much about this game as I would rather go into it blind like I did with Dark souls….well that was the case until I found out it is PS4 only.
The Order: 1886
I constantly heard people praising this game and saying it was going to be amazing, so I thought I’d check out some videos and I have to say the game looks pretty damn gorgeous as well as interesting. The story behind the game has my interest piqued enough to want to see how it progresses but I’m not too bothered about it.
But then I learn that this was a PS4 exclusive…sigh.
I know what you’re thinking, It’s already out though, but not on the PC it isn’t! The main reason why I can’t wait to play this on PC. One word. Mods. There are some very creative and capable modders out there who I will imagine can make some very fun mods. I don’t think I even need to say much about this game.
Batman: Arkham Knight
The last batman game from Rocksteady is coming out this year. They have created a series of games which I absolutely love. The combat is a little weird and countering is pretty easy but the overall game is good enough for me to look over that. The Arkham Knight has left people wondering whether this is an entirely new character or someone we already know, I’m not to sure just yet but my original thought was Jason Todd.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Admittedly I’ve never played a Witcher game in my life but the constant praise and annoyance from friends to play it means it is somewhere on my list. I honestly don’t know much about it other than the fact people have really been looking forward to this game, it has been delayed before in order to make the game better and that the graphics are amazing.
Star Wars: Battlefront 3
I don’t think that I really need to say much about this, I mean it’s Battlefront from DICE who made Bad Company. Just enjoy the image below.
No Man’s Sky
I know very little about this game, there is a vast number of worlds to explore each with it’s own inhabitants and minerals to discover, space and ground combat. There is also an end game to reach to which I think is to get to the center of the universe. They have kept a lot quiet about this game, so there is more to expect.
If you think there are some other games which aren’t listed but should be, let me know below.