As of the first of June, it is winter. Cold nights and frosty mornings are ahead, and for a gamer this means that our PCs won’t overheat, but our fingers will freeze.
Winter is a great time for gaming, as it is a comfortable hobby. However, seeing as it is summer in the U.S, it means that the game release lineup around the world is pretty dead.
This time of the year is called the “Gaming Drought”. I have decided that this year I will use this time to get back into all those games which I have abandoned over the past few months, and you should consider them too.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
I have not played The Witcher 3 in a while, but when I went back to play the Blood and Wine expansion, I could not help but be impressed by the massive changes the game has received.
Overall visuals have been improved, and the UI has been given a complete overhaul, making it much easier to see what you are doing.
If you have not played the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, then this would be the perfect time to get into it, as both expansions packs – Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone – are now available.
The already 120-hour plus journey has been extended to 160 hours, thanks to the two new expansions.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the perfect RPG, thanks to all the support that CD Projekt RED have given to the game. Free DLC and constant patches have really build a solid and eventful game.
Star Wars: Battlefront
DICE have a way of making games which at first might not seem like a good buy, but become more appealing after a while as they release content for it.
Star Wars: Battlefront has received a few DLC drops and patches over the past few months and it is a much better package right now than it was when it released late last year.
June also sees the Bespin DLC drop, which will include new heroes, maps, and weapons.
This means that with the money you save on the game – as it is much cheaper now – you can grab the Season Pass or the DLC to add content to the game.
With the release of the Far Harbor DLC, and mod support coming soon to consoles, I am definitely keen on getting back into Fallout 4.
Mods basically mean that anything is now possible in the game, all you need is some really clever guy on the other side of the mod browser.
Think of the new Pipboy models, skins textures, companions mods and more. Fallout 4 might have died down pretty fast, but now with the DLC and mod support across all platforms, there is no better time to get back into the game.
Far Harbor also brings a brand new area to explore, which is said to be the biggest DLC Bethesda has ever created.
This means that it is bigger than the Shivering Isles from Oblivion, which was pretty huge.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
We all know that the latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has come under fire regarding the futuristic take on the game.
I am not saying that people are not going to buy it, but when looking at Black Ops III, it was probably the best Call of Duty in years.
Saying that, the game is a solid entry into the franchise, with a great zombie mode and campaign, and the multiplayer is as good as it has ever been.
If you are into FPS multiplayer games, then Black Ops III is a must, as it as polished and refined as ever – plus there are two DLC packs out, and two more to come in the next few months.
It is never too late to get into Call of Duty and start tea-bagging the world!
Destiny: The Taken King
Not everyone loves Destiny, but those who have tried it have never looked back.
We all know that a new expansion pack is coming our way this year, so there is no better time to get back into the game. The April update brought with it so many ways to level up your light, which means the grind is only half as bad as before.
You can now take on a raid with friends, play through Trials of Osiris, and even head into the Prison of Elders weekly challenge to gain some 335 light loot.
Honestly, there is no better social experience than playing Destiny with some friends, which makes it a must for anyone who has some friends online that are great in teams.
Yes I have to admit it too, my interest died out as fast as yours for the Division.
I completed the game, did a few hours in the Dark Zone, and never went back. Although I feel terrible about it, I plan on going back when I have nothing to play this winter.
The game has received multiple updates and content packs since its launch in March. Incursions, equipment, and other post-game activities have all been added to the mix.
Basically, the game wants you to go back and try these things out, so when you are looking at your cupboard and saying to yourself “I have nothing to play”, think about the Division and all its new content.
Do any of these games strike your interest? Let us know in the comments and forum.