Can you believe it? This year’s halfway mark is already a distant memory. During the first half of the year we’ve seen some amazing titles. Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X and The Witcher 3, just to name a few. Looking forward towards the rest of the year there are a cluster of highly anticipated titles on the horizon. Here are five of these aforementioned games.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
September 1, 2015 (September 15, 2015 – PC)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the first open-world game featuring Snake riding on horseback, driving vehicles and embarking on dangerous, stealth-based action sequences throughout a completely new environment. New mechanics, new abilities and a cybernetic arm, what’s not to like, right? As things are currently presenting themselves, with game producer Hideo Kojima and Konami’s bust up, this could very well be the final game in the franchise. A sad but sobering fact highlighting issues throughout today’s gaming industry. September 1st is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
November 10, 2015
Fallout 4 was easily one of the biggest announcements this year but what made it even more prolific was the fact that it is releasing in November. Fallout 4 holds more similarities to Fallout 3 rather than New Vegas which in itself has fans excited not to mention your mandatory canine companion, which seems to be a prerequisite in a lot of games over the past few years. The post-apocalyptic environments, gear customization and all-round charm make November 10th seem like years away. Luckily we have Fallout Shelter to tie us through till the release date. Hope you managed to pre-order your Pip-Boy Edition.
Guitar Hero Live
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360
October 20, 2015
Guitar Hero Live returns to its roots leaving behind the other peripherals and rather focusing on the guitar aspect that made it so loved around the world. A new guitar peripheral layout, live crowds and band members, an impressive library of songs and immersive online integration makes Guitar Hero Live a must for wanna-be rockstars, party game lovers and the groupies that simply want to go with the flow.
Just Cause 3
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
December 1, 2015
For the most part Just Cause 3 has flown under the radar which is a shame when you look at the footage available. Rico Rodriguez is back and is out to blow up pretty much everything in sight. Think of a chaotic Grand Theft Auto with grapple guns and wing suits and you’ll get the picture. If you are a fan of open world environments and love destroying everything that crosses your path then there is no better way to kick off the 2015 holiday season than with Just Cause 3.
Star Wars Battlefront
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
November 20, 2015
Star Wars Battlefront from DICE promises ridiculous multiplayer action across massive levels and massive online showdowns. The visuals look absolutely amazing. So much so it’s the first time I’ve sat back and taken note of the new hardware specs of the PS4 and Xbox One. Imagine what the PC version could potentially look like? Electronic Arts are expecting the game to sell between nine to ten million units before the end of March 2016… those are some crazy figures. Will you be one of those ten million joining online?
There are still many games coming out this year. Some you might be looking forward to far more than the above mentioned. There’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, FIFA 16, Hitman, XCOM 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tearaway Unfolded, Halo 5: Guardians, Xenoblade Chronicles X… the list goes on… and on.
What are your five most anticipated titles for the remainder of 2015?