There are many great games scheduled for release in 2013, such as BioShock Infinite as well as the new Tomb Raider. However there are a few games which may turn out to be very popular, but are otherwise unknown to the common gamer.
Metro: Last Light
The Metro series really does have a lot going for it. Gripping story, amazing graphics, and gameplay that will leave you shaking on the edge of your seat. However, the series never gained much spotlight due to the face that it was released on PC. However the latest addition to the series, Metro: Last Light will be released for the first time on PS3, Xbox 360 as well as PC. This should give the game the attention it deserves and should help more gamers discover the amazing Metro series.
Release: Q1 2013 Platform: Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
If you’re reading this thinking ‘what the hell is Amnesia?’ I strongly suggest you go onto steam and try out Amnesia: The Dark Descent as it was one of the greatest, yet scariest games I’ve ever played. There are parts of it which were so scary you’ll be questioning whether you want to play on or not! A Machine for Pigs is the sequel to The Dark Descent. Developers have told gamers that the game’s level design will be “significantly different” to that of The Dark Descent but will retain the same elements and atmosphere of the original game.
Release: Early 2013 Platform: Windows
The Last of Us
Developed by Naughty Dog, this PlayStation 3 exclusive is a post-apocalyptic survival game in which players take control of a protagonist Joel who meets 14 year old Ellie and must take care of her while venturing over different locations in the US while looking for a safe zone. Players cations throughout the game can effect the overall outcome meaning that there will be many different strategies and tactics that the player can use throughout the game.
Release: 2013 Platform: PS3
Command & Conquer: Generals 2
Generals 2 is the next instalment in the Command and Conquer Series. The poor gameplay choices in Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight have been changed and the game will go back to the traditional base building and resource collecting for which the series in know so well. The game will feature 3 “unique” factions: the Global Liberation Army (GLA), the European Union, and another faction which is yet to be revealed.
Release: 2013 Platform: Windows
Watch Dogs is an intriguing game in development by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Reflections. Gameplay revolves around the use of hacking and surveillance. Stealth mechanics are also utilised within the game along with cover based combat found in third-person shooter. Parkour elements are also being implemented into the game. This could prove to be a crucial factor in the games success factor as in some games, it can feel like a pointless add-on or a game changing mechanic, such as in Assassins Creed.
Release: 2013 Platform: Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
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