The Y Geek Squad goes gaming on the Black Ops, the ‘B’ roads of Britain, and America’s Wild West.
More cars equal more adventure. That seems to be the motto of Forza’s latest release: racing into contention. The game is expected to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, Forza Motorsport 7 but will now incorporate street racing across Great Britain. Players will be offered up to 450 cars – and more as DLCs as time passes – to experience the true British countryside and B-roads. The developers, Turn 10, have worked on the graphics to keep it in tune with rival titles such as F1 2018 and Need for Speed: No Limits. If the past is anything to go by, it’ll also incorporate a strong multiplayer mode. Keep an eye out for this one – it’s going to be motorsport season all over again.
Platform: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Hillbilly racketeers and Wild West gangs won’t stand a chance when you take on the role of outlaw Arthur Morgan in the latest Red Dead Redemption game. Rockstar’s latest rendition of the game will once again pit you against the villains from 19th Century America – with the aim of pleasing fellow gang members but also to survive. This means you’ll be back at your task of ransacking banks, robbing rival renegades, and so on. The game is also expected to sport slicker graphics for this year, too.
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
There’s a party at Super Mario’s kingdom – and you’re all invited. No, really! This latest take on a classic game will bring you to Mario like you’ve never seen before: in 3D and with a superior physics gaming engine. The game won’t take a traditional turn like the games of old. Instead, you’ll be forced to play one among several mini-games – some of which include intriguing puzzles – by connecting with your mates on Nintendo Switch. It’s a revolution in multiplayer gaming on the device but will also make way for hours of interesting gaming.
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Multiplayer action-adventure games are all the rage now. Just take a look at the wide fanbase of games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite – millions of young people are hooked on it. Trying to capitalise on the ever-growing market is Activision, with this latest Call of Duty (CoD) title. Unlike the said games, however, the CoD game comes with its own single player ‘Solo Mission’ mode, which should make for several hours of fun. When that’s done, though, you can simply sign up to tackle players on the internet. That’s where the game is expected to stand on its own, too. After all, this is the first title without a dedicated single player campaign mode like the games of old. Still, we can’t wait to get our hands on this one.
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
What happens when Hollywood meets the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie? It’s simple: you’ll be left with one of the most mysterious games of all time. Not only is the plotline of The Missing intriguing but so are the gameplay images. The game has yet to hit shelves and we can only speculate about the storyline but this side-scrolling cryptic game has promising prospects. To begin with, the voiceover and physics engine are polished, and the aura of mystery comes from the puzzle-style 3D figurines that are intricately designed. It has all the comings of an instant classic – but whether it will endure beyond its initial hype remains to be seen.
Platform: Nintendo Switch