Okay so we are coming into the crazy season, where loads of big budget AAA games are about to be released. So today I want to give you my thoughts on some of the biggest releases of the next few months! A lot of great looking games have been delayed to early 2016, so check back soon for my coverage of early 2016 games!
First up is Star Wars Battlefront, if you didn't know this weekend is the open beta for the next shooter coming from the doors of DICE. This time taking on the internationally large name, of Star Wars. I played the open beta back when it was live, and this sadly finished of my decision making process, leading me to the firm conclusion that this is not a game for me. There are many things I don't like about it, but rather than a boring list of the bad, let's look at what makes this game and epic Star Wars Game. The Walker Assault mode will pit two teams of up to 20 players against each other in a bid to defend or assault an AT-AT careering though the map. Bases need to be secured in order to bring the AT-AT down. There are icon locations, characters, weapons and vehicles in the game, including the possibility to play as either Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker, with more of these iconic characters to be featured in the main release. It can not be denied that the simple name of Star Wars will sell this game relatively well, especially considering the upcoming 7th film, but whether the game can stand up to the loft expectations of the name will have to be seen. In my opinion we might be in for a disappointment.
Battlefront is set to release on November 17th or 20th for America and Europe respectively.
Then we have the most annualised game franchise in history, Call of Duty, is back in the hands of Treyarch this year, with Black Ops 3. I played quite a bit of the Beta when it was out earlier in the year, and it felt exactly how a Call of Duty should feel. Personally I have moved beyond that need now, and the CoD franchise holds little for me, however compared to other CoD games, Black Ops 3 did feel good. Certainly different enough to warrant you pick it up, if you are a fan of Call of Duty. Now with the introductions of Specialists, which act like the Super abilities from which vary from a one shot compound bow, to a grenade launcher. They will certainly add a twist to everyday matches. Zombies is making a seemingly triumphant return in Black Ops 3, with a promised bigger and better Zombies experience, not much is known at this stage, other than that it will be set in 1940s America!
Black Ops 3 is set to be released on November 6th!
Then we have the massive Open World game that is Fallout 4, the long awaited game to follow on from Fallout 3, this is one of the games I am most excited about. With more features than I can reasonably list here, it promises to be a game filled with more content than most people will ever get through. A massive open world filled with things to do, along side the ability to make our own villages, around the world, and create them exactly how we want them to be. Right down to having specific things powered by electricity. If you set more than one village up, you can allocate specific people to guard convoys transporting goods between your villages! All of this combined with weapon customisation, and what I can only assume will be more quests and exploration areas than you can hold a stick too, Fallout 4 is surely going to be one of the biggest releases of the year!
You can get your hands on Fallout 4 when it releases on November 10th!
Next up we have possibly my favourite game yet to be released this year, Just Cause 3 promises to build on the explosive freedoms of Just Cause 3, which what seems to be even more destructibility. This time even bridges, along with the plethora of outposts and military structures can be destroyed. We also get our hands on an all new Grapple Hook, which now lets us tether two things together and pull them towards each other, we then have the ability to release them, and create a catapult of sorts! Did I mention that you can have up to four or five of these tethers active at the same time, meaning that if you were so inclined you could pull cars, boats or even planes anywhere you want! All of this set in a massive open world that will take tens if not hundreds of hours to fully explore, and I personally can't wait!
If you can't wait to be let loose in Just Cause 3 as much as me, then mark December 1st in your diary!
There you go guys, the biggest games coming out in the rest of 2015, we have some really good looking games coming out, and I can't wait to bring you all coverage on some of them!
Thank you very much for reading,
Friends of The Games Critic:
My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!