As 2015 is still only just getting off the ground, now is the ideal time to check out the upcoming videogame release schedule and pinpoint some of the key titles to put on your wish list this year. Here are just 10 of the games that will be making waves in 2015.
Recently released and already causing controversy, Evolve has been created by the people that brought the world the Left 4 Dead franchise. And with its impressive co-op gameplay that pits player against titanic monsters, also controlled by players, it should be a welcome twist on a popular genre.
The Legend of Zelda
With an official subtitle still to be confirmed, this Wii U exclusive will be even more open and gorgeous than its predecessors. Fans can still expect to explore dungeons, use a range of weapons and ride a horse, but with a true HD engine under the bonnet.
Sure, a full sequel to Dead Island is coming out this year as well. But Dying Light will be another zombie game that focuses on survival, free running and changing enemy behaviour during hours of darkness.
Showcasing the power of the PlayStation 4, this latest entry in Naughty Dog’s popular franchise will be cinematic gaming at its best. And people will be glad to be getting back into Nathan Drake’s boots for a bit of adventuring fun using next-gen tech.
Batman: Arkham Knight
The Dark Knight’s return to Arkham City will definitely be a commercial success. And from the looks of things it will also rekindle the love felt by fans for the first two games in the series. Bring on the Batmobile and a host of new gadgets!
The Order: 1866
The streets of Victorian London get an intriguing twist in The Order: 1866, with steam punk sensibilities helping to turn this third person shooter into an unusual historical experience. Could this be the new Assassin’s Creed?
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
There are lots of big sequels coming this year and this cross-platform entry is a hotly anticipated follow up to the short but sweet Ground Zeroes. Third person tactical action will be especially good looking on the PS4 and Xbox One, although Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are on the way. Fans will hope that with proper software testing, like the kind offered by bugfinders, these ports will be seamless.
Star Wars Battlefront
While this series might have been killed off many years ago, a revival in 2015 is on the cards with EA at the helm and the people behind the Battlefield franchise pulling the strings. With a new Star Wars movie also inbound this year, this will be a major tie-in.
This good looking racing game was paid for through crowd funding by fans and will be an impressive simulator that focuses on exotic autos from around the world.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
An action RPG with rich story and real choices, The Witcher 3 is a favourite of critics and fans alike because the developers refuse to rush its release. It will finally be emerging in May this year.