The end of the year is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to evaluate the gaming year so far and look forward to 2017. Have you missed out on 2016’s best-sellers? Or are you eagerly awaiting new releases? If so, here are some ideas for your Christmas list.
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The Last Guardian
This is one of the most hotly anticipated titles of the year so far. It’s been coming for a while, but the release date has been pushed back numerous times. The latest news is that it will be available in December, just in time for the festive rush. Designed for the Playstation 4, this game features the quest of a young boy. He is joined by his accomplice, a winged beast reminiscent of something from Game of Thrones. Together, they take on all kinds of action-packed adventures. This game has been years in the making, and hopefully, the hard work has paid off.
Fans of the hugely successful Battlefield series may have been expecting Battlefield 5. But the makers have taken it back to the beginning and released Battlefield 1. This game focuses on World War I, and it’s available on PC, Xbox and Playstation 4. There’s a fantastic multiplayer setup, and the movement is swift and streamlined. You’ll find yourself covering all kinds of different terrains and encountering endless challenges. Explore the Italian Alps, or navigate your way through the mysterious deserts of Arabia.
One of the biggest gaming feats of all time, the FIFA games are perennial best-sellers. The latest release, FIFA 17, is just around the corner. It’s sure to feature heavily on gaming blogs and Christmas wish lists in the weeks ahead. This year’s offering gives you the chance to steer a fictional player through his career. You help him to make the important calls, and hopefully, propel him to the big time. Gaming is an incredibly fast-moving industry, and new games are coming out all the time. Recently, Pro Evolution Soccer has stolen the show for many football gaming fans. You may want to wait for the new version before you commit to the new FIFA. Look out for game recommendations from GameCupid, and check out some reviews before you send in your final Christmas list.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
There’s always plenty of hype surrounding the release of a new Call of Duty title. Infinite Warfare is set to hit the shelves in November. It offers a hint of what’s to come in the virtual world. You’ll encounter futuristic environments and use an arsenal of weapons straight out of a sci-fi film. Expect the usual fast-paced movement and incredible attention to detail. If you’re an avid Call of Duty fan, make sure you pre-order a copy to beat the queues.
Are you looking forward to spending your time off at Christmas playing new games? Are you hoping to get friends and family around for competitions and tournaments? If so, why not check out some of these hotly-tipped new releases?