Nearly a decade ago, Shinji Mikami and Capcom unleashed “Resident Evil 4.” The game not only revamped the series, it set a new standard for viscerally satisfying third-person gunplay.
By Kimberley Wallace | Game Informer Magazine
The “Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Style: 1-Player Role-Playing
Publisher: WB Games
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Rating: M, for Mature
Ever since the 2007 debut of “The Witcher,” the series has been raising the bar for choice and consequence in role-playing games. Every entry in [...]
The game serves as a spiritual successor to the much-acclaimed “Alpha Centauri,” but along with alien life and covert operations in enemy bases, the title also draws from recent Civilization games to create its own distinct feel.
“This War of Mine” places the player in an unfamiliar role in the war game, controlling a small team of survivors in a war-ravaged cityscape. You don’t assume the role of a fearless commando in first-person, or manage troops in a real-time strategy setting; the goal here is simply survival at any cost in a broken down house.
“Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China” — the first in a planned downloadable trilogy — is the best spin-off the franchise has received so far, rising high above the mostly garbage mobile and handheld titles.
This year’s “MLB 15: The Show” parallels the aging Yankees, offering a familiar package of gameplay and modes, but little in terms of exciting new content.
Making a game broadly accessible and appealing often results in something easy and simplistic. “Pillars of Eternity” is proof that role-playing games can be engaging and challenging no matter the player, and embrace complexity in storytelling and gameplay without sacrificing a wider audience.
Laughter of the mad surrounds you as the blood moon rises over the top of a damned city. You tighten your grip on the controller and your stress level rises as a terrifying visage approaches in the distance, unearthly aberrations sprouting from its squirming limbs.
Moon Studios’ venture into “Metroidvania” territory is every bit as beautiful as it is challenging.
By Daniel Tack | Game Informer Magazine
“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
Style: 1-Player Shooter (18-Player Online)
Developer: Sledgehammer Games
Rating: M, for Mature
After years of modern warfare, the latest “Call of Duty” takes you to a terrifying future just a few years [...]