The holiday season, the time of the year where everyone get excited, especially us gamers. New games have come out, and more are on their way, but not everyone buys them day one, so they take advantaje of the season sales. Here’s the games that every gamer should have on their Christmas list this year:
Dead Rising 4
What better way to celebrate Christmas than a zombie apocalypse, with the most iconic character in the series making a comeback: Frank West. Dead Rising 4 is the new installment of the “zombie fest” being developed by Capcom. The beloved photojournalist has returned to Willamette, Colorado during the Christmas season, for another zombie outbreak. The games show us new ways to kill a zombie, and introduces the exo-suit to turn them into “meatballs”. This time, the timer is gone, due to may complaints from the players, and now players can fully enjoy the open world nature of a zombie apocalypse in the Dead Rising franchise.
Our protagonist isn’t what he is without his camera, and like the first game, it makes a comeback. New features were added, and one of them is the capability to take selfies, which was seen in some games, like Grand Theft Auto V, you can take one by yourself, surrounded by a massive zombie horde, or you can have a friend, and by friend I mean a zombie, which at the end he gets his head ripped off. Could make a nice Christmas post-card to send to someone.
Dead Rising 4 comes out on December 6th for the Xbox One and PC.
The Last Guardian
After 9 long years, Sony’s most anticipated exclusive is finally coming out. The Last Guardian, developed by genDESIGN and SIE Japan Studios, tells a story about a boy who befriends a giant half-bird-half-mammal creature named Trico.
Those who played Ico or Shadow of Colossus know what type of game they can expect from The Last Guardian, since those games were developed by the same studios.
It’s a combination with action-adventure and puzzle elements. Players control the boy, with no weapons to defend himself, he only runs, jumps and climbs to get away from the guards. As the boy, players can manipulate Trico as a real animal, such as luring with food, removing spears, you can have him help you reach high platforms and other remote, and the same time evading the guards who pursuit you. You also need to work together with the creature to solve numerous puzzles as they go through the area.
The Last Guardian comes out December 6th For the PlayStation 4 as an exclusive.
BattleField 1 is the new installment of the series, being developed by DICE. Now this time, the game takes place in the 1st World War. The campaign isn’t focused around a single main protagonist, but about more playable characters, they all tell a different story from their point of view of the war.
Multiplayer is the main reason everyone buys the game, and with weapons, equipment and vehicles (ground and aerial), players can experience the what it is reenactment of the 1st World War, with modes like Conquest, Domination, Operations, Rush, Team Deathmatch and War Pigeons, a new mode where players have to fight their way to secure pigeons and use them to call for an artillery strike.
BattleField 1 comes out October 21st for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, or October 13th for EA Access players.
Dishonored 2 is the new installment of the stealth-action game developed by Arkane Studios. Corvo returns, after 15 years since the first game, and now he became Emily Kaldwin’s bodyguard and she’s training with Corvo to protect herself from any attempts to her life, but the Empire is plunged into chaos when Emily Kaldwin was dethrowned by a outworldly usurper, and becomes an outlaw to society. The game is set Karnaca, a coastal city around areas in Southern Europe.
In this sequel, players now can pick between Corvo and Emily, and each of them have their own set of lethal and non-lethal abilities, and now players have access to the supernatural powers, but the upgrading system has being changed into a skill tree, seen in many games, with multiple paths and possible upgrades. Players who choose Corvo will retain his abilities from the first game, but the progress will reset once you pick him. Emily will have her own unique abilities, such as “Far Reach” which allow the player to travel without physical movement, similar to Corvo’s “Blink.
Dishonored 2 comes out November 11th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Gears of War 4
From the newly formed studio, The Coalition, comes the next installment of the Gears of War franchise. The game is set 25 years after the events in Gears of War 3, COG administrated cities were locked away and martial law was declared. Not everyone were happy with that decision, so now they live outside the COG’s jurisdiction, but members of this group have been kidnapped. You play as JD Fenix, Marcus Fenix’s son,along with Delmont “Del” Walker and Kait Diaz, and face a new threat against humanity
Many gameplay elements haven’t changed since previous titles, like taking cover and performing active reload. The Combat Knife is a new feature added in Gears of War 4, while in cover, you can pull enemies to perform an execution, or you can do a shoulder charge and knock your enemies off balance. New weapons were added, like the Buzzkill and the Dropshot. A new mode for multiplayer has added and it’s called Dodgeball, a five on five elimination match, where the players can bring back members of their team just by killing someone on the opposing team. Horde mode is back, and added new mechanics to change how you play it. Players can choose classes (Soldier, Scout, Heavy, Sniper or Engineer) and through a series of round of encreasing difficulty, against Swarm and DeeBees, and fight bosses along the way.
Gears of War 4 comes out October 11th for the Xbox One and Windows 10.
There’s other games, like Mafia III and Forza Horizon 3, that deserve some spotlight, but these were the most requested games to get during the season. Leave your comments down below which games you’re getting on Christmas.