Prey, Rime, Tekken 7 and other seven video games to watch out for in 2017

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By: Toheeb Ojuolape

[Games]–2017 ought to be the best year for sophisticated video games and PC games. The games expected to be released this year are estimated to be 2500  with most games being released for WINDOWS PC and PS4 consoles.

Here are some of the most anticipated games of 2017:

10. PREY

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: May 5, 2017
Don’t worry if you missed the 2006 FPS Prey – this reimagined Prey by the same name chucks everything from its predecessor out the window. Developed by Arkane Studios, the team behind the Dishonored games, this sci-fi shooter has you confined on a space station that’s been overrun by shape-shifting, shadow-like aliens. Protagonist Morgan Yu will have to fight back against these invaders in a struggle to survive, even as his (or her) sanity seems to deteriorate bit by bit.

9. Injustice 2 :GODS AMONG US

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One
Release date: May 16, 2017  
Batman, Superman, and a slew of other heroes and villains are back to duke it out in Injustice 2, Netherrealm Studios’ return to the slick new engine that powered Mortal Kombat X. There’s a ton of fanservice in this 2.5D fighter for anyone with even the slightest knowledge of DC Comics, and Injustice 2 is taking an interesting gamble with the addition of gear in a fighting game, gathered over time to give your preferred character enhanced abilities and a personalized look.

8.The Surge

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: May 16, 2017
Take the fundamental framework of the Souls series, sprinkle in the targettable body parts of Monster Hunter, and coat it all in the aesthetic of the oft-forgotten Rise of the Robots. What you’ve concocted is a rough description of The Surge, a futuristic, third-person, action RPG from the developer behind Lords of the Fallen. Though your fleshy body is somewhat protected by a high-tech exoskeleton, you’ll need to carefully time your strikes during combat against zombified industrial workers, aggro security bots, and enormous automatons gone haywire. Reckless players will be met with punishing death, but persevere and you’ll be able to craft new armor with the metallic carcasses of your slain foes.

7. Star Trek: Bridge Crew


Platform(s): PSVR, Vive
Release date: May 30, 2017
Delayed from its original Nov 2016 launch window, this four-player VR game is basically your chance to play out the Kobayashi Maru simulation. Not sure if you can beat it, though. In Star Trek Bridge Crew you can assume various roles on the bridge of the Enterprise and actually wander around with your friends. In VR. As a piece of fan-service, this is looking absolutely stunning.

6. Tekken 7


Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: June 2, 2017
Funny enough, Tekken 7 has been in Japanese arcades since early 2015, and it’s taking its sweet time in making the transition to Western consoles. But with any luck, that extra wait will be worth it. Tekken 7 is the next iteration of Bandai Namco’s famed 3D fighting series, bringing back veterans from the King of Iron Fist tournament alongside some spiffy-looking newcomers – including Kazumi Mishima, Kazuya’s mother who can perform literal tiger uppercuts with her beast companion. Expect plenty of heavy-hitting animations, devastating ground bounce combos, and bizarre backdrops.

5. Agents of Mayhem


Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: August 15, 2017
When you hear the name Volition, you know to expect something over-the-top and hilarious. After all, these are the people who gave us the crass glory that is Saints Row. They’’re back in business with this new riff on the superhero game. Players can seamlessly switch between controlling the 12 larger-than-life characters. Pick three at a time and in an instant you’ll be able to equip yourself with a new set of superpowers and weapons. Which means so many combinations for fun, hilarity, and… well, mayhem.

4. Rime

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release date: May 2017

We were happy to see Rime reemerge after two years of silence, because its colorful landscapes and mysterious ruins look like a joy to explore. This third-person action adventure follows the journey of a young boy, who washes up on a beach after a storm at sea. He awakens to find an idyllic island dotted with ancient-looking marble ruins, the most notable of which is a giant tower at the center of them all. You’ll seek out a path to said tower via platforming and puzzle-solving, guided along the way by the help of a fox companion (and probably stop frequently just to soak in the beautiful cell-shaded sights).

 

3. Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: August 2017
The Tolkien’s Creed open-world action in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor easily warranted a sequel – we just didn’t know when it was coming, until now. Shadow of War brings back the undying ranger Talion and his fused wraith Celebrimbor, who have forged a new Ring of Power despite those things always ending in tears. The stellar Nemesis system will be making a return, where ordinary orcs may develop into bitter rivals over the course of many battles, and new Nemesis Fortresses serve as these villains’ imposing domains. But never fear – you’ll have your own loyal army at your disposal to raid these strongholds – all good practice for when you finally have the forces you need to take on Sauron himself.

 

2. DESTINY 2

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: September 8, 2017
We’ve only gotten cinematic glimpses of Destiny 2 so far, but that’s all the internet needed to kick the hype machine into full gear. After a devastating attack on The City, all of your Guardian’s precious loot has been destroyed – oh, the humanity – but the Vanguard leaders you’ve looked to are still going strong, and seem ready to take the fight back to enemy forces new and old. Expect a much more fleshed-out story than the first game, along with a sweeping open-world structure with room for civilians that mingle amid the Guardian population.

 

1. Star Wars Battlefront 2


Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: November 17, 2017
The rebooted Star Wars Battlefront laid a fantastic foundation for an FPS that makes players feel like supporting troops (or iconic heroes and villains) within scenes from the films – but Star Wars Battlefront2 sounds like it’ll be the real deal. On top of the expansive multiplayer conflicts – now with heroes pulled from all three film eras – this sequel includes a full-on single-player campaign, played from the perspective of Empire elite soldier Iden.

And there they are, I know you can’t wait… 😀




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