5 Games to Get You Through the WinterNovember 10, 2015
At E3 2015, gaming gurus got the chance to sample games to be released this year. The event was poised to unleash a stellar array of great cross-platform games. There were the usual sequels to sizzling series that have made an indelible mark on the industry and brave new concepts that may still have to find their fan base. We are focusing on five games that are sure to fire up consoles, PCs and digital devices with all sorts of extraordinary gameplay, missions and big paying game features.
Star Wars Battlefront
Release Date: November 17
Star Wars Battlefront is the latest title in the Star War franchise that’s been entertaining gamers since 2004. Based on the blockbuster movies by George Lucas, Battlefront features the usual antagonists in the Star Wars Universe and is the first-ever title to run on the custom built Frostbite 3 game engine. You’ll have the option to take on the role of soldiers of the Galactic Republic or the Rebel Alliance and although game developers, Digital Illusions CE, have been remarkably reticent about the game play, you can anticipate the legendary locations, detailed battle scenes and the war ravaged environments that have made the single shooter series an unrivalled hit.
Halo 5: Guardians
The 343 Industries developed first person shooter, Halo 5: Guardians, follows hot on the heels of Halo 4 and features Spartan Locke in his endless quest for the malevolent Master Chief. Although the game will not have offline functionality, there’s a brand new multiplayer mode dubbed Warzone that will undoubtedly prove to be a major coup. You’ll encounter super sized maps and bigger and better power weapons and vehicles as you level up and you can beat your opponents with kills, by capturing bases and by exposing the enemy’s core!
Real Time Gaming software has recently launched a 5 reel and 20 payline slot featuring a family of in-bred hillbillies who live in a ramshackle shack and make moonshine to survive. Appropriately called Hillbillies Cashola, this creative little gem is jam packed with game features that can boost your betting account sky high. You’ll have to match symbols on the reels for real money wins and if lady luck is on your side, wilds, scatters, multipliers and free spins will be part of play. Furthermore, RTG has integrated a randomly activated progressive jackpot into Hillbillies Cashola and many of its other online and mobile casino games, so you can strike it rich at any stage of the game!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Release Date: December 1st
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a first person tactical shooter for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to those in the know, the highlight of the game is its immersive multiplayer experience that provides close and deadly encounters throughout play. The idea is ratchet up the tension so that an accelerated heart beat and clammy palms are part of the action. There’s an emphasis on game objectives, environmental destruction and player co-operation and the theme follows the travails of the Rainbow team counter terrorism unit.
The fifth in the series of the action role playing open world video games by Bethesda Game Studios has just been released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s set in Boston following an epic nuclear disaster that has virtually destroyed the planet and features all sorts of exciting new gameplay that varies from base-building to a comprehensive crafting system. You’ll re-visit the unsavoury characters from previous games, be able to roam freely on the map and enter or leave conversations at any time.