Highly Awaited PC Games Of 2017
2017’s not over by a long shot, with plenty of exciting titles coming out in the run up to the key holiday season release window. Let’s take a look at some of the titles that’ll keep us playing into the second half of the year.
Bungie’s MMO/FPS hybrid is finally making its way to PC. While Destiny had a bit of a rocky road starting out, expansion packs and patching has done a great job at filling out content to hang the excellent shooting mechanics from. With more features than ever, now is a great time to see what’s been getting console players so excited.
Call Of Duty: WWII
Activision’s flagship FPS goes back to World War Two for the first time since Call Of Duty: World At War, and for a shooter looking back in time it’s fitting that this’ll be the first COD game to feature health packs. We’re looking forward to the series going back to its roots after seeming to have exhausted futuristic hi-tech shenanigans. War Mode’s tiered objective play looks to be a breath of fresh air for the series’ multiplayer.
Middle Earth: Shadow Of War
Coming on the heels of 2014’s Shadow Of Mordor, Monolith Productions surprisingly enjoyable licensed addition to the Tolkien-verse looks to be a return to the Assassin’s Creed-style stealth slasher mechanics of the original. The real reason we’re here though is for the expanded Nemesis System, that promises more individualised grudge-building than mr green casino tips.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Ubisoft’s flagship time-travelling franchise takes us away from Europe and the Americas for the first time since the series began. It looks like there’s been a deliberate effort to overhaul the series rather than the slight re-skins we’ve come to associate with the yearly releases: New time and nature mechanics have been borrowed from the Far Cry series, while character development now takes place in an RPG-style skill tree. Hopefully, this’ll be the shot in the arm the series has been looking for.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
There’s always something commendable about the way the Wolfenstein series has stubbornly stuck to the arcade FPS philosophy that helped define the original. In an ocean of real world shooters and serious minded military simulators, Wolfenstein continues to offer mad science-themed Nazi killing in iteration after iteration. Coming on the heels of the well received New Order game. This’ll be the first to take BJ Blazkowicz to the States. The same linear level design seems to be in place, but when the weapons are this ludicrously entertaining to wield we don’t see that as a problem.
Chris Robert’s magnum opus MMO looks like it’s starting to cohere into the kind of game people were hoping for when the phenomenally successful project was first crowd-funded.
2017 should be a big year for the undertaking, with the FPS module in place and combat and exploration mechanics really starting to come together.