Games, glorious games. If there’s one thing that a working gamer, or a gamer with a limited budget, hates, it’s wealth of choice. How can you choose just one game from a plethora of potential Game of the Years? This year, so far, has been pretty decent for video games. But now we’re coming up to the real gold. So, as an Xbox One gamer, I thought I’d highlight a couple of games that I’m really looking forward to. Then, if it’s even possible, I’ll try to suggest the one game that I’ll be getting above the rest!
I like Halo, but I don’t ‘love’ Halo. I enjoy playing them, sure, but I wouldn’t say that I get excited over the games. That’s partly because I never really got in to the series, but it’s also down to the fact that few of my friends really play the Halo games. That was until Alex (aka Thinkbad Monkey) purchased himself an Xbox One. So I now know that both he, and Con (aka Romnomnom), will probably be playing Halo 5. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Halo 5 multiplayer beta, and I really enjoyed the experience. I’d imagine that it’s even better when you get to play it with friends, so Halo is definitely on my radar, and I’m sure that I’ll be picking it up at the end of this month.
Rainbow Six: Siege
For a while, the only Tom Clancy game on my radar was The Division. Then, pretty much out of nowhere, Siege comes along and steals my heart. I loved the look of the game from the off, but it wasn’t until I actually got to play the game, at this year’s EGX, that I made up my mind about whether or not I’d be getting it. The fifteen minutes that I had with Siege at EGX were incredible, and I really saw the potential of the game, particularly as a multiplayer title. Since then, Alex, Con and I have been playing the beta, and it just keeps getting better! The competitive multiplayer is pretty awesome, but my favourite mode so far is the Terrorist Hunt. You, and four other players, are tasked with clearing out a number of enemy terrorists from a building that they’re holding, and it’s bloody exciting. I can see real potential in this title, so I’ll most certainly be picking it up this December!
Star Wars Battlefront
We here at IM PLAYIN have been incredibly excited for this game. Alex has been so excited that he actually preordered the game almost two years in advance! As I’ve probably written a few hundred times before, I’m a massive fan of Battlefield, and an even bigger fan of the Battlefront franchise. So the fact that EA and DICE are teaming up to make this title is pretty much music to my ears! I also got to play this game at EGX, and it was easily my game of the show. Though I was pretty much going in to the show with this in mind. Still, the game was exactly what I hoped it would be, and it brought some incredibly nostalgic Battlefront memories flooding back. This has pretty much been the game I’ve been waiting for on the Xbox One, since I got the console in 2013. So it’s pretty safe to say that I will be getting it in November. Plus, I’ve had a good go on the open beta and the game was incredible!
I always hoped that Bethesda would make a Fallout for the current generation of consoles, but I never really expected it to be out so soon. I also didn’t expect how well they kept it secret. Fallout 3 was easily one of my favourite games on the Xbox 360, so when I heard that Fallout 4 would be coming to the current generation of consoles, I pretty much lost my shiz. It looks like it will have everything that I loved about Fallout 3, so I’m already itching to give it a go. It’s not too long until the game is out, either, and it’s rare that Bethesda don’t deliver a stellar experience. Bring on November 10th! (UK release).
Which to pick?!
If I had the time, and the money, I’d get them all! Each game has its own merits, Fallout 4 will provide an incredible single-player experience, whereas, for me, Halo 5 would be all about the online multiplayer. In a perfect world, I’d have them all, but if I had to pick just one, I’d probably go for Star Wars Battlefront. For me, it was a real tossup between Fallout and Battlefront, but Battlefront pipped it to the post. Mostly because of its potential as a multiplayer game, but also because I adore the Battlefront franchise, and I love Star Wars in general.
If you had to pick one of these titles, which one would you go for? Or maybe you have a different list of games that you can’t wait for towards the end of this year. Let me know in the comments below!