Top 10 Games to look forward to this Year!!


Written by Edward Jones – Student Pages Sub Editor & Creative Writer

  1. Star Wars: Battlefront 2: From Battlefield developers, Dice, comes the sequel to 2015’s epic multiplayer shooter, Battlefront, this time with the addition of a full story mode, in which you reap terror as the dark side, and content from all three Star Wars Eras.


  1. South Park: The Fractured but Whole: The not-so-aptly named sequel to The Stick of Truth, The Fractured but Whole abandons swords and shields for super powers in this Superhero parody. If you’re a fan of the TV show, you’ll love the games, because not only does the game feature the same art style as the show, but the game is written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, so the humour will be just the same as the show.


  1. Assassin’s Creed: Origins After taking a break from their annual instalment schedule, Assassin’s Creed is back. Literally. Taking players to the oldest civilisation featured yet, ancient Egypt, Origins will tell the story of the assassin’s inception. Gameplay mechanics have seen a significant overhaul, with a stunning lick of paint, too.


  1. The Evil Within 2: Shinji Mikami’s hugely-successful homage to old-school survival horror will see a sequel emerge this October. If you enjoyed the throwbackish surrealist horror of the first game, or simply want something scary to play around Halloween, you won’t want to miss this one.


  1. Super Mario: Odyssey: Following the critical acclaim of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo bring one of their biggest franchises to the Switch in all its glory. Guide Mario through a bright and beautiful 3D world to once again save Princess Peach from insurmountable peril. He’s a persistent little plumber, that Mario.


  1. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is a meagre expansion to Uncharted 4; The Lost Legacy is as a standalone release every bit as gorgeous and action-packed as the main games. This time, follow Chloe and Nadine as they hunt for lost treasures in beautifully-rendered India.


  1. Destiny 2: Bungie disappointed a lot of fans in 2014 with the release of the original Destiny game, but subsequent expansions have built an engaging narrative and universe that has delighted hard-core fans. Destiny 2 seems ready to continue that trajectory and deliver a game as gratifying as the original should have been.


  1. Call of Duty: WWII: After the monotony of modern and futuristic gunplay featured in nearly every shooter of the last five years, it’s refreshing to see Call of Duty return to their World War 2 roots. Gameplay is stripped of jet packs and exo-suites, focusing all its attention on thrilling close-quarter firefights. It might be just enough to win back some old Call of Duty fans, and a fresh experience for dedicated CoD fans.


  1. Crackdown 3: Crackdown, and its celebrated sequel boasted some of the most fun gameplay on the Xbox 360, and the series’ third instalment, now with the power of the Xbox One behind it, has been long anticipated. So don your super-cop armour and bounce around the futuristic city, shooting and exploding everything in your path.


  1. Middle Earth: Shadow of War: Video games based on The Lord of the Rings don’t have the best of track records, but 2014’s Shadow of Mordor blew the gaming world away with its addictive Batman: Arkham– style gameplay, intricate nemesis-system, and gorgeous depiction of Middle Earth. Now the stakes are raised; Mordor is at war, and you’ll be right at the heart of it, bending enemies to your will and battling against Sauron’s dark forces.