Before E3 took place the release schedule in the gaming industry looked rather bland. Within a week everyone’s wallets cried knowing that come December, there would be dozens of new games released that we would have to save for.
That means no more junk food, luxuries, and keep the expensive girlfriends and partners at a distance for a while.
If you still have no idea just how big the last few months of the year are going to be in gaming, then after this you will realise just how bad it is, in a good way. Here are just fifteen games releasing at the end of the year which you will have to deal with all at once.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 – PS4, Xbox One, PC
14 November 2017
DICE are pretty determined to fix the biggest issues gamers had with the original Battlefront. After playing the game at E3 I was pretty impressed by just how far things have gone to assure that fans and newcomers to the Star Wars series are well accommodated.
The game will span across multiple Star Wars eras and include brand new world, game modes, guns, and most of all a brand new dedicated single-player mode that tells a fresh new story from a different view, and Imperial view.
There is no doubt that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is going to be one of the best shooters of the year, and when it releases in November gamers will be lost in Star Wars hype right before the new film hits theatres the following month.
Call of Duty: World War II – PS4, Xbox One, PC
3 November 2017
I think it is about time we forgive and forget all the drama surrounding Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Call of Duty: World War II is looking to be one of the best in the COD series and I can vouch for it after spending time with the game’s superb multiplayer at E3.
Guns feel great, maps are so old school, and most of all it is not trying to be anything close to Battlefield 1. Call of Duty: World War II is still the fast-paced action shooter we love, but without the spaceships, ridiculous double jumps, and over-the-top acting.
If you ever loved the original series and played World at War, then World War II is the game you have been waiting for.
Destiny 2 – PS4, Xbox One, PC
6 September 2017
Destiny fans need to persuading at all when it comes to Destiny 2. We have spent three years of our lives playing the original game and we are in dire need of something new to do.
Destiny 2 is the new chapter in the series with brand new weapons, mechanics, abilities, and of course new places to explore. Most of all it means that PC players will finally be able to get in on the action when it releases for the first time on the platform.
I played it on PC at E3 2017 running at a gorgeous 4K 60FPS and it was one of the best games of the show.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PS4, Xbox One PC
27 October 2017
When it comes to reboots, Bethesda really knows what they are doing and the latest Wolfenstein series has been a stellar one. The New Order was one of the best FPS games of the year when it released back in 2014, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will further push the game’s over-the-top action, comedy, and of course gore.
The New Colossus takes place in 1961 after the events of the first game. B.J now sets out to take down the Nazis who have actually managed to take over America. He now has a wife pregnant with twins who he is fighting for, which makes his journey much more personal than before.
The game will have everything we loved from the original and more as the levels, gunplay, and of course, the enemies will be bigger and better than ever.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – PS4, PC
10 November 2017
After the original No No Kuni stole my heart I cannot wait to play the sequel. Two major things about the game stand out for me. One being on PS4 which will make the game look better than ever with its unique art style inspired by Studio Ghibli. Two it’s unique JRPG mechanics which includes a stellar story and fantastic combat system.
Ni No Kuni II takes place after the events of the original game where young leaderKing Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum is thrown out of his kingdom and needs to reclaim his throne with the help of the visitor from another world.
The game will have a faster live action battle system, and a new world to explore making it just like the original, but better in every way.
Super Mario Odyssey – Switch
27 October 2017
Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo’s next secret weapon so assure the success of the Switch. It’s a mix between Super Mario Sunshine, Galaxy, and of course, 3D World makes it a stunning platformer with new features and a real-world aspect to it.
My hands on time with game proved that Nintendo has surely nailed down what Mario fans want from a new game and it has all that. The charm, the visuals, and of course the wonderful worlds which Mario will explore during this adventure.
Super Mario Odyssey will be yet another killer title for the Switch when it launches at the end of the year.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins – PS4, Xbox One, PC
27 October 2017
Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed series has always been a staple every year, but last year we did not get a new release at all, rather they took a break to work on Origins. Well, I have to say that Origins is looking to be totally worth the wait as its new setting, combat system, and RPG elements like its loot and gear system are better than ever.
Assassin’s Creed Origins takes place before al the entries in the series and sees a new Assassin named Bayek head out to take down the looming threat of the Templars. While this sounds like an everyday Assassin’s Creed game, its new RPG system is much deeper than ever before.
Gear rarity and more control over your stats will give you more control over the game and your play style. Most of all you will have new skills to learn in different skill trees which affect various outcomes of your abilities.
The Crew 2 – PS4, Xbox One, PC
While the original Crew was not amazing, Ubisoft decided to give the racing genre another go with the Crew 2. Not only does it seem to be much bigger than the original game, it is also now based on three types of vehicles rather than one.
You will now be able to switch seamlessly between a boat, a car, and a plane as you race through various activities and challenges, but at the same time perfecting your skills across them all.
The game is set in the entire USA. Yes, you will be able to drive anywhere you want throughout all 51 states in the country and fly, sail, or drive at will.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War – PS4, Xbox One, PC
10 October 2017
After the success of the first Shadow of Mordor title, Monolith Studios have worked on improving every aspect of the first game for the sequel. The Nemesis System is now better than ever which will change the way you approach your enemies. The world is bigger with new locations and ecosystems to tackle, and the combat has seen a major overhaul too.
There is no death in the game according to the developers. Rather, your failure will change the outcome of the coming battles ahead of you. New boss fights will test your strength, and new environmental challenges will make sure you explore every corner of each region.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – PS4, Xbox One, PC
17 October 2017
The iconic adult animation returns in October in a whole new adventure. South Park: The Fractured But Whole stars our favourite cast from the series, but also improves on everything that made The Stick of Truth awesome.
A new combat system that works on a grid system, new characters like the infamous Captain Diabetes, and the humour which we love from the series will be back and more disgusting than ever.
I played a quick demo of the game at E3 2017 and it had trannies, ball sacks, blood, alcohol, a strip club, and swearing all in 20 minutes. Just what we would expect from a South Park experience.
A few more
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Need for Speed: Payback
The Evil Within 2
Forza Motorsport 7