Games of February – past vs present

February is upon us, and with it comes a wave of new games to play.

Just like previous years, February normally provides a breath of fresh air after the dry December and January months.

With this in mind, we decided to take a look back at the February releases of previous years to see how they stack up against what we can expect this month.

Below are some of the popular games released in February in recent years, along with their Metacritic scores.

2009

  • F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 79
  • Flower (PS3) – 91
  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS) – 84
  • Killzone 2 (PS3) – 91
  • Tom Clancy’s EndWar (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 76
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and the Damned (PS3, Xbox 360) – 90


2010

  • BioShock 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 88
  • Dante’s Inferno (PS3, Xbox 360) – 75
  • Aliens vs Predator (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 68
  • Heavy Rain (PS3) – 87
  • White Knight Chronicles (PS3) – 64
  • Dynasty Warriors: Strike Force (PS3, Xbox 360) – 64


2011

  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 70
  • Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelations (DS) – 78
  • Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3, Xbox 360) – 80
  • Bulletstorm (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 82
  • Killzone 3 (PS3) – 84
  • Knights Contract (PS3, Xbox 360) – 53

2012

  • The Simpsons Arcade Game (PS3, Xbox 360) – 62
  • Asura’s Wrath (PS3, Xbox 360) – 71
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 81
  • Twisted Metal (PS3) – 76
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita) – 80
  • Syndicate (PS3, Xbox 360) – 74

2013

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (DS) – 92
  • Dead Space 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 78
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3, PS Vita) – 75
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 43
  • Crysis 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 77
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360) – 83

2014

  • Outlast (PS4, PC) – 78
  • Rayman Legends (PS4, Xbox One) – 90
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360) – 66
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – 78
  • Strider (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) – 77
  • Thief (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) – 70

Coming out in February 2015

  • Evolve
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 and Episode 2
  • Total War: Atilla
  • The Order: 1886
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse

The Order: 1886 and Evolve both look like solid games, while the remainder are sure to have fans of the respective franchises all excited.

Are they better than previous years’ releases? Well that’s subjective, but I am sure you are willing to let us know in the comments and forum.

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