10 Games You Need This Fall
There are a ton of games coming out for this fall and holiday season, as well as a couple great late summer games. It’s almost overwhelming. Luckily, I have picked the top ten games to get this fall. There are a lot to pick from, so just bear with me as I try to find the ten best games that you need to play in this last half of the year. (List is by release date: soonest to latest.)
- Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
In this crazy first-person adventure game, you will be in rural England in the 1980’s, trying to figure what happened to everyone in their towns.
This game is an interactive mystery game, where you want to find out what happened to the people that you have grown up with and have been around since you were born. The depth in this game is apparent, with you controlling six different characters throughout the game, learning exactly what happened to everyone.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a PlayStation 4 exclusive from the developer, The Chinese Room, the makers of Dear Esther. The game will release on August 11, 2015 as a digital download.
- Until Dawn
The realistic survival horror game stars Hayden Panettiere and Rami Malek. A group of kids spends the night in a cabin on the anniversary of the disappearance of their two friends. What they don’t know is that there is a serial killer on the hunt for the group.
The game features the PS4 controller’s movement controls to make decisions. You’re also able to just use the controller in an ordinary fashion with the D-pad. The biggest addition to this game is the new in-game system they call the “Butterfly Effect.” This new system should change the way the game is played. The developers stated that the game should be played multiple times, as it’s the only way to get the full story. The most exciting (or worst) part of the game is that all eight people could survive or they could all die.
Until Dawn is a Playstation 4 exclusive from developer Supermassive Games. The game will release August 25, 2015 as a digital download and physical copy.
- Disney Infinity 3.0
The newest installation of Disney Infinity comes after the Marvel release of Disney Infinity 2.0. The new focus this time around is on the Star Wars saga Disney acquired. Two Star Wars playsets will be released, as well as an Inside Out playset.
The biggest change to the series is adding the world of Star Wars to the Disney Infinity playsets. The addition of these characters requires an actual fighting style, and the makers at Ninja Theory helped develop them. There will also be characters from Tron: Legacy, both Sam Flynn and Quorra, as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse and a few characters from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Disney Infinity 3.0 is available for all platforms from developer Avalanche Studios. The first wave is available on August 30th, 2015, with the second wave coming out October 2nd, 2015. There will also be times releases of single characters from different retailers.
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
In the final installment of Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid story, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain takes place nine years after Ground Zeroes, and puts you in the shoes of Snake (the Big Boss Snake). He heads into Afghanistan after coming out of a coma to find the men who destroyed MSF.
The game features a much better set of AI, being the best part of the game. Tactics are more important than ever, where you must be fully aware of your surroundings while taking on the hordes of enemies that will stand in your way. There is also an announced multiplayer that will be run by the Los Angeles division of Kojima Productions. It’s called Metal Gear Online. It’s unsure if the relationship with Kojima and Konami has put a strain on the multiplayer.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on all platforms (except for WiiU) form developer Kojima Productions. The game will be released on September 1st, 2015, but will release September 15th, 2015 for Microsoft Windows.
- Destiny: The Taken King
In the next expansion for Destiny, Destiny: The Taken King gives the next part of the Destiny story. The Taken King, Oryx, has taken up an army of the corrupted and is hellbent on getting his vengeance. He is holed up in his Dreadnought ship, and it’s your job to infiltrate it and take him down.
The largest part of the expansion is the story itself, adding the story of The Taken King and his journey of revenge to kill the Guardians. There will also be new rewards and activities for you to take care of with your friends, including the next major Raid which will have six-play Fireteams. You will also get brand new subclasses which feature all new powers. Warlocks, Hunters, and Titans all get a new set of powers that players will be glad to add to their arsenal.
Destiny: The Taken King will be available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 from developer Bungie. It will release on September 15th, 2015.
- Halo 5: Guardians
In the next installment of the Halo series, you help Spartan Locke hunt down Master Chief. From there evolves a mystery that only you can solve as you try to figure out why you are hunting down Master Chief, and why colony worlds were attacked, destroying the peace that has been set.
Through the game you will take control of both Spartan Locke and Master Chief. Co-op is of course one of the largest parts of the Halo series, and you will be able to play co-op, but not locally. There will not be a split screen. The AI works well, too. The AI works with you if your friend drops out of the game. You will control both Master Chief and Spartan Locke if you do not play with a friend.
It’s unfortunate there will not be split-screen multiplayer, a staple in the Halo franchise. The game will be available on Xbox One from developer 343 Industries. Halo 5: Guardians will release on October 20th, 2015.
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
After the abysmal launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft showed off what many players have asked for over years. Victorian London. Assassin’s Creed Unity places the assassins in 1868, right at the near end of the Industrial Revolution. Twins Jacob and Evie Frye find London under Templar control and decide to take it back for the people and for the Assassin Brotherhood.
The game features a new system where you can switch between the two protagonists at any time (although there will be probably be some sequences when you can’t). The area is also larger than we have seen before, and since this London, many areas will be the center of the story. The combat has also been rebooted. The latency is said to be cut in half. Combat has been known to be a problem with the last few Assassin’s Creed games.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will release for the PS4 and Xbox One from developer Ubisoft Quebec. The game will release on a October 23rd, 2015, with a Q4 release set for Microsoft Windows.
- Fallout 4
The newest entry in the Fallout series brings new changes to the game, starting the game out with the very day that the nuclear bombs drop: October 23rd, 2077. Taking place in Boston, your character wakes up 200 years after the bombs drop, and you find that you’re the only living survivor of Vault 111.
The additions to the gameplay are many. Dogmeat the dog makes a new appearance, and is completely incapable of dying. There is also a new build system where you are able to make fortresses, allowing you to set up shop in an abandoned town and making it your own. The other addition is the crafting system, allowing you to craft almost anything from everything. The game features a revamped V.A.T.S. system, slowing time down instead of stopping it.
The game will release on the PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows from developer Bethesda Game Studios. The game is set for a November 10th, 2015 release date.
- Star Wars Battlefront
The newest installment of the Star Wars Battlefront series comes from EA DICE and will feature settings from the original Star Wars trilogy. Battles will take place at Hoth, Endor, and many other world’s from the original trilogy that many are sure to remember and love.
The game brings a lot of new and old features to the series. The big change is that there are no specific classes in the game, but you free to specialize all you want. But this gives the freedom for anyone to do anything they want to. It will be sure to make a difference on the battlefield. You are still able to switch from first person to third person at any given time. There are also many playable characters from the movies like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Plus you can fly the framing Millennium Falcon (just not in space.) Co-op offline split screen. Need I say more? There is so much to this game that should only be seen firsthand.
Star Wars Battlefront will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, and on Microsoft Windows from developer EA DICE. It will release on November 17th, 2015.
- Just Cause 3
Rico Rodriguez, our protagonist of the last two Just Cause games, quits the agency and returns home. He returns to the island of Medici only to to find that a ruthless dictator has taken over. General Di Ravello has set his eyes on world domination and will stop at nothing. Armed to the teeth with gadgets, Rico will save his island and possibly the world.
The map is roughly the same size, but offers much more versatility to it. There are more heights to reach, as well underground caverns to explore. There will also be a wing-suit that allows you to glide faster and cover more area in a shorter time. The game has gotten bigger and crazier, with new additions to the signature grapple hook. Rico can use multiple grapple hooks to pull off crazier stunts than before.
Just Cause 3 will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows from developer Avalanche Studios. The game will release on December 1st, 2015.
Those are the games to look forward to in the second half of this year! Do you think the list is accurate? What games have I skipped? I didn’t choose any games without a specific release date (I’m looking at you No Man’s Sky). Let me know which games you’re looking forward to the most in the comments below!
By: Cody Dunmire
Edited by: Emily Deaton
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