Saturday, 16 May 2015

Top 10 most anticipated games of 2015

Top ten most anticipated games of 2015

10. Mighty No. 9

Platform: Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Vita
It looks like Mega Man, plays like Mega Man, and comes from the creator of Mega Man, but Mighty No. 9 isn't Mega Man – simply by virtue of the fact that the action-platformer comes from a different studio. Capcom has abandoned the Blue Bomber, so the creator jumped ship and Kickstarted this spiritual successor, which looks like a modern reimagining of the formula. It's not the most original game on the list, but we crave the old-school action.
Due: April
9. just cause

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Look, we love Grand Theft Auto and Sunset Overdrive, but there's no open-world series as wildly, raucously fun as Just Cause, and we're excited to pull out our grappling hook and parachute with Rico Rodriguez once more. Just Cause 3 takes advantage of the latest console and PC hardware for crazy combat and explosive moments on a Mediterranean island, plus it adds a wingsuit that'll no doubt amp up the absurdity. In the best way, of course.
Due: Holiday 2015

8. Guitar Hero Live

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360
Rock Band is returning, so naturally, it's going to be a battle of the bands again with Guitar Hero Live mounting a comeback as well. Except it won't be a full band, but just a return-to-the-roots guitar game. And even that's changed: the guitar now has six buttons (two stacked rows of three across), and the in-game note lane is altered as a result. Oh, also? It's all set against live video of crowds reacting to your every action. Sounds like a big step forward, but we'll have to see if it rocks or reeks.
Due: Autumn

7. Rise of the Tomb Raider

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
Lara Croft experienced some rather unsettling things in last year's excellent series reboot, and it's all changed her as a person. But while she might dabble in therapy (see the teaser above), it's clear that her thirst for adventure isn't nearly sated. Despite the hokey title, we can't help but await seeing how Rise of the Tomb Raider evolves the formula – although note that it's an Xbox exclusive in 2015, at least.
Due: Holiday 2015

6. Batman: Arkham Knight

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Another 2014 release casualty, Batman: Arkham Knight instead intends to be a big summer blockbuster, bringing the Caped Crusader's amazing open-world series to new-gen hardware for the first time. Gotham City will be about five times larger than in the last main game, and you'll have a badass new Batmobile to use to get around and blast enemies to bits thanks to its new Battle Mode transformation.
Due: 23 June


Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, IOS
Braid remains one of the gold standard indies of the past several years, and creator Jonathan Blow has spent the time since crafting this miraculously beautiful first-person puzzler. The Witness finds you exploring an absolutely stunning island, which is covered with puzzles, mazes, and audio bits for you to decipher. There's a lot of mystery still surrounding the game, and it's probably best that way, to be honest.
Due: TBD 2015


Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Last year's Wolfenstein: The New Order was a real surprise, as the ultra-violent shooter put a jolt back into the classic series and smartly straddled the line between intense action and compelling character development. The Old Blood isn't a totally new release, but rather a downloadable, standalone prequel that uses the same game engine and delivers a small stack of new missions for a budget price. Ready to mow down loads more Nazis in the run-up to the events of the last game? Here's your chance.
Due: 5 May

3. Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Platforms: TBD

No huge surprise here: we all knew a new Call Of Duty was coming, and it was Treyarch's turn in the rotation, so Black Ops III it is! We're short on hard details as of this writing – a full reveal is promised in late April – but some purportedly leaked info makes it sound like the trilogy-capper takes place in another grim future setting, and that zombies will naturally make a return in their own frantic side mode. So about the same, then?
Due: Holiday 2015

2. Rock Band 4

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Here's the long-awaited comeback tour that we've been clamoring for. Finally, Harmonix is gearing up to bring Rock Band to modern consoles, and the new entry sounds like it'll keep the basics of the original: guitars, drums, and vocals, without the complex modes and keyboard focus of the last main game. All existing DLC will be compatible within the same console family, and new (but similar) instruments will be released, although they're looking into making the old ones work. Back to basics, what's old is new again… whatever, we're super into it.
Due: TBD 2015

1. No Man's Sky

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC
Who knew that a game made by a tiny indie team would be one of the headline games of the year? That's the case with No Man's Sky, a jaw-dropping space simulation that gives you your very own procedurally generated planet to explore, full of odd creatures and distinctive sights. And at any time, you can fly your ship into the stars and drop in on other users' planets as well. It looks amazing, but can it really live up to the surprising hype?
Due: TBD 2015

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