2017 appears to be the year when a lot of highly anticipated video games are getting released, which probably makes a lot of fans say “finally!” Some of them have been in development for years, so it’s not surprising that all of them look gorgeous and promise an engaging story. Click here for more games and gadgets’ reviews. From entirely new projects to franchise installments, one thing remains clear: the following games are all worth the wait.
1. Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game to be released in March. The player controls Aloy, an archer and survivor in a post-apocalyptic Earth, ruled by machine animals of all kinds, including dinosaurs. Aloy hunts the machine dinosaurs and other animals, looting their parts for resources. The game features fishing villages, mystic secrets, and incredible landscapes of an open world that Aloy explores throughout the main storyline.
In Vampyr, players get to visit foggy London during the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. You play as Johnathan Reid, a vampire doctor, who wants to control his bloodlust and not kill innocent people. The game will feature a semi-open world around some London neighborhoods, and Johnathan gets to interact with the Londoners. The game features four different endings, and not killing anyone unlocks one of them.
3. Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar teased the release Red Dead Redemption 2 in October last year, and tease is the right word because we know next to nothing about the story. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released this autumn. It will be an open world, action-adventure game, set in the Red Dead western world. Like GTA V, it will have an online mode. The story will probably revolve around the seven men depicted on the poster and seen in the trailer; however, we don’t know if the story will be a prequel or a sequel to Red Red Redemption.
4. Shenmue III
Shenmue was released back in 1999, Shenmue II was released in 2001, and after a decade of development limbo, Shenmue III is finally coming out in December, thanks to an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign and crowdsourcing. Shenmue III will continue the story of Ryo Hazuki. His journey to avenge his father leads him to the Guilin mountains in China. There, he meets Ling Shenhua, the girl he had previously seen only in dreams.
5. Friday the 13th: The Game
Friday the 13th doesn’t need any explanation. We all know the story of the Crystal Lake murderer who cannot be killed. What’s new about the game is the gameplay: you will be able to control both the camp counselors and Jacob himself. The trailer teases Jacob killing people in innovative ways. In this open world game set in Crystal Lake and its surroundings, players can team up to try and kill Jacob, or you can try to escape with the boat in the lake.