Games to look out for

Games to look out for

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There are many games to look forward to over the next year. Here’s a selection of some that we’re most excited about.

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Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

Crash is back but is now on the run and on mobile. Think Temple Run only on Wumpa Island as you race to save the world from the evil Dr Neo Cortex, smashing crates and avoiding obstacles as you run into some of your favourites from this platform universe. Battle against some of your favourite bosses as you earn rewards, build bases, and even craft weapons. You will even be able to customise Crash himself.

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Indiana Jones

Bethesda (Elder Scrolls and Fallout) has announced a title based on the classic movie franchise. So little is known at the time of writing that we don’t even know what the title will be. However, from the teaser trailer it appears to be set in 1937. This puts it between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Temple of Doom. It also seems to be set before The Last Crusade and judging by the same teaser, it may involve an ancient race of cyclops. Bethesda is also working on the highly anticipated sequel to Skyrim, though that is some time away.

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Deathground

For anyone who’s wandered what you’d get if you combined Alien: Isolation with Jurassic Park. Survive on your own or join a team of up to three where there’s safety in numbers. Anyone who remembers Dino Crisis will certainly be looking forward to this. If you can’t bear to wait then you may also want to try Oakwood, a similar survival horror game where dinosaurs stand between you and your goal.

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Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Return to Middle Earth as Gollum as you escape the dungeons of Barad-Dur. Driven by the desire to reclaim “the precious,” you will rely on stealth and agility to survive in this harsh world. Your decisions affect the character’s personality as he struggles between the deceitful Gollum or the endearing Sméagol. It’s up to you to decide which side takes over as you make your way towards “the thieving Bagginses.”

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God of War: Ragnarok

The sequel to the 2018 reboot will arrive sometime this year and will see Kratos and his son Atreus return as they hunt gods. Ragnarok in Norse mythology is the death of Odin, Thor, and Loki, among others. We may see Kratos pick up some new weapons such as a hammer to take out the thunder god Thor. At least that’s what we expect. But even the title is speculation at this point so we will have to wait until its release to find out.

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Gotham Knights

Batman is dead! It’s up to the rest of the “Bat family” to watch over the streets of Gotham. This means Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood, and Nightwing. The game is not based around the Arkham series though it was developed by the studio behind Arkham Origins. This action-adventure game will come to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and will be a single player with two-player co-op.

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Gran Turismo 7

The next instalment in “the real driving simulator” series will see a return to its roots. This includes a return of some iconic race tracks such as Trial Mountain Speedway as well as hundreds of real life cars to race with. Aside from the return of GT Mode, the single-player campaign mode, GT7 will herald the return of Special Events, Championships, Driving School, Tuning Parts Shop, Used Cars dealership, and GT Auto. But it will also keep the GT Sport Mode as well as Brand Central and Discover that all made their debut in Gran Turismo Sport.

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Horizon Forbidden West

Join Aloy in the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn as she braves the Forbidden West, a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.

Released in February

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood

Take either human, wolf, or werewolf form as you fight to save a dying Earth. Each form has its advantages: the wolf can sneak around undetected, Cahal as a human can interact with other people, and the half-wolf Crinos can unleash its inhuman Rage to tear enemies apart. Your worst enemy is yourself: if you don’t contain your Rage, it can destroy you once again by letting it consume your soul.

Coming out in March

Circuit Superstars

This will capture the thrills and intensity of motorsport in a charming way that will likely hook anyone, not just racing fans. This features a unique “dynamic driving system” that promises to be both easy to learn and rewarding at the same time, an important feature for any good game. This allows you to focus on mastering the tracks as you battle wheel-to-wheel for the chequered flag, managing the car’s condition and your pit strategy.  

Coming out in May

Resident Evil Village

The latest in this iconic survival horror franchise sees Ethan Winters return as the protagonist. The game also introduces Lady Dimitrescu as its latest villain. Clearly inspired by the infamous historical countess Elizabeth Bathory as well as Stoker’s Dracula, this new title promises to keep the horror that has made Resident Evil so beloved by fans. A trailer as well as a sneak peak into the gameplay has already been released though player discretion is advised!

Compiled & edited by Fahad Redha

Image: Frédéric Bennett (Benef)

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