While the current game releases are jam-packed with quality, spiffy visuals, and new gameplay mechanics, there’s some great games on offer from yesteryear that often get overlooked (because, let’s be honest, there’s just so many releases these days).
So here’s 5 games that you may have missed, but are worth checking out:
Bioshock Infinite (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Bioshock Infinite is the third (and arguably best) instalment in the Bioshock franchise, creating an awesome blend of gunplay, RPG elements, and breathtaking storytelling.
The game turns the underwater world of Bioshock on its head and throws players into a city in the skies, literally. BioShock Infinite received critical acclaim upon release, with reviewers particularly praising the story, setting and visual art design.
Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
Murdered: Soul Suspect takes the ‘who’s killed me and why?’ set-up of the B-movie classic DOA one step further by making its hero, Ronan O’Connor, a ghost out to track down his killer, with the killer in question of the serial variety.
Thrown out of a window and then shot for good measure, Ronan’s left in a kind of ghostly limbo, able to wander through walls and furniture or temporarily possess the living, read their minds and sometimes influence (though not control) their behaviour.
It’s an interesting game that has some unique gameplay ideas for those looking for something different.
The Evil Within (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Easily the scariest looking game available, The Evil Within features Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami as the game’s director, with a story that follows veteran police detective Sebastian Castellanos as he investigates the scene of a gruesome mass murder. Of course, things aren’t as they seem, and he soon finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead.
The game plays out as a familiar third-person shooter in which scavenging for supplies and learning when to fight or run are key factors in surviving, much like Resident Evil, but for a new generation.
The Darkness II (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Inspired by the comic book series, The Darkness II is a first-person shooter that thrusts you into the role of Jackie Estacado, don of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient chaotic force known as The Darkness.
It’s a bloody, fast-paced, and downright brutal shooter that lets you unleash some pretty horrific powers. It’s not the longest game in the world, but for the current price, it’s easily worth the investment.