2017 is coming to a screeching halt soon, but before we wrap up the year of gaming that was, let’s take a look at some of the games you should consider putting some time to this holiday season.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Available on: Xbox One | PS4 | PC
The Wolfenstein franchise has a special place in gamer’s hearts — known as the no-frills, brutal shooter that strips away the BS and delivers a solid, blockbuster package; and we’re happy to report that The New Colossus is that Wolfenstein of old, and so much more.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is every bit the challenging, over-indulgent Nazi-shooter you want it to be, but it’s also not as brash and blunt as it initially looks, providing a relatable, human story alongside its spray of bullets and blood. A must-play for first-person shooter fans.
Lego Marvel Superheroes 2
Available on: Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch
The Lego games are always fantastic, and the latest sequel to 2013’s Lego Marvel Superheroes spin-off, is no exception. The sequel expands upon the previous game with a new open world, new characters, and scenarios and influences from recent Marvel movies over the past few years, but still maintains the winning-formula of the franchise — jumping, smashing blocks, solving puzzles, and beating up baddies.
If you’ve played previous Lego games, you know what you’re getting here — there’s nothing fundamentally different. But Marvel and Lego fans alike will find a lot of pleasing fan-fare with Lego Marvel Superheroes 2.
Available on: PS4
Hidden Agenda is an intriguing concept that flips the often colourful, simplistic party game format on its head, turning into a competitive, dark murder-case of deceit and manipulation.
Players connect to the PS4 using their smartphones and the accompanying PlayLink app, and play through a narrative-driven game not unlike that of Until Dawn or Heavy Rain; but the catch is that each player can steer the story to his or her agenda, hence the name.
It’s one of (if not the) most original games to come out in 2017, and a perfect title to sit down and enjoy with a non-gamer or hardcore gaming enthusiast. It’s a little short, but a great taste of what can be achieved using PlayLink.