Video games in 2017 hardly needs to make an impact to exceed expectations set by the previous year in the industry. This year will feature some the titles that routinely get everyone excited. The upcoming releases of 2017 are justifiable, but only time will tell whether these games live up to their hype. Check out some of our most anticipated video game releases of the year right here.
This first-person vampire game is one of the expected highlights of the year in gaming. This game takes the user on an epic adventure, after the First World War. The player’s late-night strolls through the streets of London, will be nothing filled with carnage and excitement. But, be careful not to suck everyone’s blood because if a famine hits, this vampire will cease to exist. This game ranks very high on The Guardian’s list of anticipated games as well.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Welcome to The Wild Wild West! The Red Dead series is basically Grand Theft Auto that takes place on horses. The Players will get to experience the background of the enigmatic John Marston, giving a glimpse of what led him down such a path towards demolition.
The Crackdown series has always been a highlight for gamers. Crackdown’s willingness to keep its game simple, has been a main reason why the series remains so underrated. A mindless but addictive shooter, Crackdown 3 will have you adventuring all the nooks and crannies of the fictional city, enjoying every second.
The original Outlast was a breath of fresh air to the stereotypical horror genre. While simple, yet captivating, the trailer depicts a voice over footage of an inverted cross on fire, enough to disturb even the bravest gamer. Outlast 2 hopes to build off the momentum its predecessor started.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
The fully immersive universe this game features, has the player making choices that elicit sincere emotional responses. This points to the foundation that separates Mass Effect from the other action -RPG’s.
The Spiderman video game was a hit back on the original Xbox and PlayStation 2. Back in the day, spidey’s ability to fight bad guys, while maintaining a sense of humor, was its biggest draw. We can only hope it retains the aspects that made the original such a fantastic experience.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
What can possibly be said about the Resident Evil series that hasn’t already been proclaimed? This series has revolutionized the third person shooter/horror genre. Resident Evil 7 simply looks to keep up the pace, which will satisfy the majority of fans.
Injustice 2 is Mortal Kombat with superheroes! That idea was what made the original game such an amazing journey. Even if you have little combat experience, you can rely on an old favorite like Spiderman to get you to the promised land. What is great about this game, is it serves as a gateway experience for many new gamers.
With all these new and exciting games set to be released, comes some high expectations. The good news is, it’s nearly impossible for this year’s releases to be more disappointing than what happened in the industry in 2016.