100 Best Games Like Portal 2 You Should Play (2020)

Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle game developed by Valve Corporation and released on April 19, 2011 on Steam, PS3 and Xbox 360. It was published by Valve Corporation in digital form and by Electronic Arts in physical form.

Its plot directly follows the first game's, taking place in the Half-Life universe. You play as Chell, a test subject in a research facility formerly ran by the company Aperture Science, but taken over by an evil AI that turned upon its creators, GladOS. After defeating GladOS at the end of the first game but failing to escape the facility, Chell is woken up from a stasis chamber by an AI personality core, Wheatley, as the unkempt complex is falling apart. As the two attempt to navigate through the ruins and escape, they stumble upon GladOS, and accidentally re-activate her...

Portal 2's core mechanics are very similar to the first game's ; the player must make their way through several test chambers which involve puzzles. For this purpose, they possess a Portal Gun, a weapon capable of creating teleportation portals on white surfaces. This seemingly simple mechanic and its subtleties coupled with the many different puzzle elements that can appear in puzzles allows the game to be easy to start playing, yet still feature profound gameplay. The sequel adds several new puzzle elements, such as gel that can render surfaces bouncy or allow you to accelerate when running on them.

The game is often praised for its gameplay, its memorable dialogue and writing and its aesthetic. Both games in the series are responsible for inspiring most puzzle games succeeding them, particularly first-person puzzle games. The series, its characters and even its items such as the portal gun and the companion cube have become a cultural icon within gaming communities.

Portal 2 also features a co-op mode where two players take on the roles of robots being led through tests by GladOS, as well as an in-depth level editor.

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Best Games Like Portal 2

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch,

The third game in a series, it holds nothing back from the player. Open world adventures of the renowned monster slayer Geralt of Rivia are now even on a larger scale. Following the source material more accurately, this time Geralt is trying to find the child of the prophecy, Ciri while making a quick coin from various contracts on the side. Great attention to the world building above all creates an immersive story, where your decisions will shape the world around you.

CD Project Red are infamous for the amount of work they put into their games, and it shows, because aside from classic third-person action RPG base game they provided 2 massive DLCs with unique questlines and 16 smaller DLCs, containing extra quests and items.

Players praise the game for its atmosphere and a wide open world that finds the balance between fantasy elements and realistic and believable mechanics, and the game deserved numerous awards for every aspect of the game, from music to direction.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Lord of the rings franchise brought a new title to the collection, an open world action-adventure game, that follows Talion, Gondor captain, that survived the sacrifice that was meant to bring the Elf Lord Celebrimbor as a wraith. Losing his wife and his son, Talion is merged with Celebrimor, escaping death. Players will have to gain EXP in order to upgrade abilities through completing various missions and defeating Uruk warlords. Some missions might require special conditions for the greater reward.
Shadow of Mordor implemented the Nemesis System. It tracks the progress of every special Uruk warrior. Each special Uruk has a set of strengths and weaknesses, and players can assassinate higher ranked officers in order to promote easy to defeat Uruk to defeat them at a higher rank, weakening the Sauron’s army. This planning allows players to adapt, and use mechanics of stealth kills, ranged combat, wraith skills and head-on melee more effective.

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DOOM (2016)

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch,

Return of the classic FPS, Doom (2016) acts as a reboot of the series and brings back the Doomslayer, protagonist of the original Doom games. In order to solve the energy crisis, humanity learned to harvest the energy from Hell, and when something went wrong and demon invasion has started, it’s up to the player to control the Doomslayer and destroy the evil.
Doom is a fast-paced game that restores the concept of instant health packs and leaving the player against armies of Hell with no cover, no health regeneration or help from anyone. After damaging monsters enough, they will start glowing, which will allow players to perform glory kills to restore some health. While exploring the levels, players will come across secrets, collectible items or upgrade points for the weapons and armor. The single-player campaign silent protagonist has noticeable personality. He gets visibly annoyed and angry in his actions during expository cutscenes and forces his way through the game. Multiplayer maps gather players in Deathmatch/”king-of-the-hill” type game modes, with all the weapons from the single-player campaign.

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Bloodborne

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Available on:  PlayStation 4,

Bloodborne is an action-RPG and another member of souls-like title series. The game has no predecessors or successors, making it the only entry with one add-on: “The Old Hunters.” The Bloodborne universe, however, also includes a comics and a board game.

Generally resembling the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne, however, has some different mechanics and the pace of combat is increased thanks to the risk-rewarding battle system. Another difference is multiplayer, which comes in two kinds: you can summon other players into your game and fight bosses side by side or you can fight impostors, who are other players invading your playthrough.

Throughout the game, you are forced to explore an enormous open world of Yharnam, which looks like alternate universe Lovecraft-inspired Victorian-era England, as The Hunter. You meet horrific bosses, explore vast areas, houses and open spaces while continually dodging, attacking and trying not to get killed by a massive number of hostile NPCs.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Wolfenstein: The New Order is the ninth instalment in the Wolfenstein franchise. A first-person shooter with a primary target - killings Nazis. You play as Captain William Blazkowicz in an alternative universe in 1946. You and your friend Fergus Reid are attacking the castle of General Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, who's the main villain of the game. When the attack goes completely wrong, you have to help Captain Blazkowicz in getting rid of the Nazis in the USA. The games core mechanic is the ability to use two weapons in both hands, making every single encounter unique. Also, the game has a skill tree, which gives Captain Blazkowicz new ways of killing Nazis. This game will try to push you off limits, will provide you with a significant challenge and give you a decent story with memorable characters. Adrenaline, laughing and even some dramatic moments stuns the player as he travels through the world of Wolfenstein.

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Batman: Arkham Knight

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4,

Batman: Arkham Knight is the final instalment for the Arkham series by now. Joining forces with Bruce Wayne for the last time, we have to oppose Scarecrow and other iconic villains such as The Riddler, Harleen Quinzel a.k.a. Harley Quinn, Penguin and others.

The story continued after events in Arkham City when Joker died due to infection in his blood. Now, Scarecrow tries to release a new fear toxin, meanwhile new mysterious Arkham Knight plots against Batman as well. Still having consequences after being poisoned by the Joker and seeing visions with him, Bruce has to prevail the death of Gotham City.

The gameplay mechanics stays the same to the Arkham series. Melee combat system, use of the detective skills to find clues and gadgets still play a major role in Batman's fight against evil. Although now you can travel around not only by your grappling hook but a legendary Batmobile as well. Iconic voices of the characters, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hammil once again return to give their voices for the last game in Arkham series.

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Dishonored

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Dishonored is the game about stealth. Or action and killing people. It is you who will decide what to do with your enemies. You play as Corvo Attano, Empress' bodyguard, a masterful assassin and a combat specialist. All of a sudden, a group of assassins kill the Empress and kidnaps her daughter Emily. Being accused of murder and waiting for execution in a cell, Corvo still manages to escape with the help of the Loyalists and their leader Admiral Havelock. Now it is your duty to return the Empress daughter and restore your name. The main focus of the game is to give the player a choice. You can spare the lives of your enemies by knocking them out or making others do the job for you or brutally murder everyone in the city. Gadgets are given by Piero Joplin, Loyalists engineer and by the Outsider, who gives Corvo magical abilities. The game reacts to your choices - grim atmosphere by itself can be turned even darker by killing people or slightly lighter by not doing so. It is only a player's choice what to do with his abilities. Basing on these actions the game will give you with two...

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS, Linux,

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is currently the last entry in the Deus Ex franchise. It was two years after the accident in Human Revolution, where augmented people started to act uncontrollable and aggressive. As it turns out, a rogue group called Illuminati made it look like a proof for their instability and now augmented people are living like outcasts.

We follow Adam Jensen once again as he works as a double agent for Interpol and a hackers group called Juggernaut Collective to confront the Illuminati and reveal the truth.

The core gameplay of Mankind Divided hasn't changed much except minor changes like no need for batteries anymore because your energy bar slowly regenerates itself back and a non-killing politic. You can beat the game without killing anyone making Mankind Divided a big morality question for the player as he walks it through.

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Dead Space

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Available on:  PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Dead Space is a third-person shooter with horror elements. Playing as Isaac Clarke, the systems engineer, players will be isolated on the spaceship USG Ishimura after the crew was slaughtered by mindless Necromorphs after the failed investigation of the distress signal. Now Isaac not only has to escape but uncover the dark secrets of Ishimura, while looking for the clues about the whereabouts of his girlfriend Nicole.
Dead Space accents the survival aspect of the game, by keeping minimal UI and keeping HUD on the armor, making sure that the players can see the corners of the screen. Only weapons Isaac has access to are his engineer tools, which can all be upgraded with the limited supplies. Dead Space introduces a new variant of zombies called Necromorphs, that are highly mobile and instead of aiming for the head, players will be asked to attack the limbs, in order to incapacitate and slow them down, eventually killing them.

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Spec Ops: The Line

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Available on:  PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

The Line is the tenth entry into the Spec Ops series, as well as a modernized reboot. Following the worst recorded sandstorms in Dubai, Captain Martin Walker was sent to investigate the events that took place in the city, after it was cut off from all transport and communication. So now the squad of the elite soldiers has to discover, what was meant by the last message they received from the dense wall of raging sand.
Spec Ops: The Line places the attention on the squad mechanics, where players can give orders to the NPCs, accompanying the player during the game. Aside from the single-player story campaign, players can join the multiplayer matches, which may vary from the solo/team deathmatch to “King of the Hill” type matches. Cooperative missions for two players have been added shortly after the game release. The single player campaign allows players to experiment with the weapons, carrying two at a time and use the environments to their advantage, using hazardous sandstorm to clear-out the enemies.

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Saints Row: The Third

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Available on:  PC, Linux, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Welcome to Steelport, a city that’s been torn by the three violent gangs. And seemingly, only another violent gang can stop them. After merging with Ultor Corporation after the events of the second game, Boss and his lieutenants became a corporation of their own. And now, after a run-in with the corrupt police forces, when they’re in the hands of the Syndicate, alone and cut out from the gathered wealth and support, 3rd Street Saints have to start from the bottom.
While being a third person action adventure game, Saints Row: the Third is described by developers as the game that has everything in it. While the base game is reminiscent of GTA type of games mechanically, shifting tone and frantic story create the comedic and exciting atmosphere. A long line of DLC adding to the game not only unique missions, even by the Saints Row standards, but customization items, transport, and outfits. Reviews adore the lack of serious tone and gritty realism.

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NieR:Automata

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4,

NieR: Automata is an action RPG, a sequel to Nier and a spin-off to the Drakenguard series. The story is set in the middle of the war between humans and machines where you take on the role of an android warrior called 2B. The story develops around the theme of androids' ability to feel and make their own decisions.
The gameplay of NieR: Automata combines RPG elements, such as character progression, with action-based combat and some platforming features, including climbing and jumping over obstacles. Except for traditional light and heavy attacks, there are quick time events that if the completed result in a highly damaging counterattack. You can use four weapon types during the battles: short swords, long swords, bracers, and spears. While you play as a robot, you can upgrade your body with special chips that increase your stats. 
The game is set in an open world and features numerous NPCs and side quests. You can explore it on foot as well as ride a wild animal or pilot a flying mech. There are also shops where you can get useful items including potions to restore health.

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Until Dawn

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Available on:  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3,

Ten young people spend time in a cottage on a mountain. Around the cottage, there is a forest and something supernatural. First, they joke with each other, then unknown and deadly participants appear in the game.
Some people will die in any case, the lives of others will depend on the player. There will also be helpers - one of them will tell you that the mountain is inhabited by Wendigo - supernatural beings who were once human beings, but after eating people’s flesh they became obsessed with evil spirits and turned into bloodthirsty monsters.
Wendigo will be settled in some of the dead characters - and they will come to life and will get superpowers that help win even the Wendigo.
The plot is ramified so that you will have to go through the game several times to familiarise with all the options.
The player has to make decisions quickly, conduct investigations, collect and take into account numerous clues. Actually, this is the gameplay.

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For Honor

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4,

For Honor is an action game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The game mixes the element of fighting and hacks and slashes with a heavy focus on multiplayer.

Plot and setting

The game takes place in the medieval fantasy world and follows the conflict between three factions: the Iron Legion, the Chosen, and the Warborn. Each fraction represents a specific medieval culture: knights, samurai, and Vikings respectively.

Gameplay

The gameplay incorporates elements of the hack-and-slash and fighting game. The player can choose from more than 12 different characters from each of the fractions. The all have their unique moves, weapons, characteristics, abilities, and executions. The fighting system is based on the duel between players. It incorporates the variety of moves such as attacks from different angles, blocks, dodges, stuns, counterattacks, unblockable attacks, and faints.
Each character has its progression system which allows one to gain new perks, upgrade weapons, armor as well as the increase in rank that affects matchmaking process.
There are six multiplayer modes: they primarily differ from each other by the number of the players involved in the conflict. The multiplayer modes do not feature any PvE battles — the leftovers are...

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, macOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third entry in the franchise and takes part as a prequel to the original Deus Ex. To save his life, Adam Jensen, a former SWAT officer must fill his body with augmentations. Humanity has battled any threat to it and now live in a cyberpunk world of future. When a new form of augmentations must be revealed, Sarif Industries is attacked by the group called the Tyrants. When Adam tries to save the facility, group leader Namir heavily wounds Jensen and kills Megan Reed. David Sarif saves Adam's life, and he places augmentations in his body making him a supernatural human being, Jensen must investigate the problem of extremists in the modern world.

One of the key features of the game is a flexible storyline. Based on your actions, the game will actually react to it by hiding some subplots or changing the main plot a little depending on your subject choices. The gameplay on its own is a stealth shooter with a big using implemented use of augmentations and experience system in order to level up your abilities.

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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch,

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a singleplayer FPS developed by MachineGames. It is the third installment in the rebooted series.

Set in the alternate 1961 where Nazi Germany won World War II, the game picks up right at the end of Wolfenstein: The New Order. After sustaining heavy injuries in the battle with Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse, BJ Blaskowicz orders a nuclear strike on Deathshead's compound in order to cripple the Nazi war machine, but he is evacuated by his comrades before the rocket launch. Blaskowicz falls unconscious for 5 months and is woken up by a Nazi attack. The player has to repel the attack and end the Nazi reign over America once and for all.

The New Colossus features several stealth-action elements, just like the previous title in the series. There are some major differences in the mechanics: now BJ can modify his weaponry on-the-go, dual wield two different weapons at the same time. The cover system makes a comeback. The Protagonist doesn't stick to cover, leaning out of it instead.

The game offers a linear storyline, but the player is free to complete side-missions in any order they like. Completing these missions is rewarded with new weapon...

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Max Payne

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Available on:  PC, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Classic Macintosh,

Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night. A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder and now hunted by cops and the mob. Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win. Prepare for a new breed of deep action game. Prepare for pain...
Developed by Remedy Entertainment and produced by 3D Realms, Max Payne is a relentless story-driven game about a man on the edge, fighting for his justice while uncovering plot-twists and twisted thugs in the gritty bowels of New York during the century's worst blizzard. Max Payne is an original third-person 3D game based on the MAX-FX engine and uses photo-digitized textures and radiosity lighting, resulting in one of the most realistic looking games ever seen on the PC.

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Mass Effect 3

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U,

Mass Effect 3 is the final part of the trilogy of the same name, created by BioWare. It is an action RPG with wide customization opportunities and several endings that depend on your choices during the game. There are side quests you can complete, and a relationship system that opens new ways to fulfill tasks and lets to romance some characters. The game follows traditions of the cosmic opera genre and features interstellar travel, space fights, and interaction with various alien races. Mass Effect 3 heavily focuses on combat; the core is shooting with a cover system and pursuits.
You play as Commander Shepard (who can rather be male or female) during his fight against the race of Reapers, that invades Earth. The only hope of the world is the absolute weapon you have to create with the help of all races. The tone of the series switched to more pessimistic compared to previous games. Your actions may lead to the deaths of your friends, and this makes your choices harder. 
The game is followed by Mass Effect: Andromeda, however, this installment is not a direct sequel to the trilogy and follows the story of brand new...

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XCOM 2

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Available on:  PC, PlayStation 4, macOS, Linux,

The game continues the previous game line: XCOM Enemy Unknown. In XCOM 2 we see the Earth under the rule of aliens. The order established by them is based on total control but is proclaimed as the realm of prosperity and security. However, on the periphery of large cities, there are those who consider it a dictatorship and are struggling to restore independence to people. Thus the new XCOM, the organisation of freedom fighters, is reborn. The base for the organisation's soldiers is now the alien ship "The Avenger", converted to the needs of the defenders of the Earth.
The player will have to travel around the global map, contact guerrillas in various places, look for resources and perform partisan attacks on the critical points of the enemies. The tactics of the organisation have changed - now they are in the minority. The factories for the production of weapons and other equipment were closed 20 years ago, so you have to collect any found equipment and resources.
The game introduced many new enemies, but there are aliens from the previous game too. The hero of the game has a unique ability to be in contact with the psi-network...

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Dead Space 2

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Available on:  PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Dead Space 2 is a third-person action shooter including both survival and horror elements. The game is a direct sequel to the first chapter of the Dead Space franchise. The game is set in the space environment of the future. The story of the second part begins in 2511, 3 years after the events held in the first game. The main character Isaac Clarke is awakened after 3-year coma (after the escape from Aegis VII) in an insane asylum in the Sprawl on Titan. A soon as the event pace raises and antagonists start pursuing him to get his brains (for building a new Marker), Isaac realizes his only goal – the destruction of the Marker. Players are offered to join the protagonist’s space adventures to complete his main mission and to force a Necromorph outbreak. As in the previous part, Isaac uses a special Resource Integration Gear – special suit, which displays important in-game parameters including health and oxygen level (required for vacuum spaces), and which also serves as a gameplay HUD. In case if one of the scales reaches the zero point, Isaac will die, and the game will be restarted from the last checkpoint.

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Counter-Strike: Source

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Available on:  PC, macOS, Linux,

Counter-Strike: Source is the third entry of the big franchise of competitive shooters. Based on a modification to the original Valve game Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Source has no plot yet fully concentrating on a competitive part of the gameplay.

With two opposing teams, Counter Terrorist and Terrorist, each side has a unique set of weapons to choose. Having a big variety for a player, you can select a gun for your particular style of gameplay. Pistols, shotguns, rifles or machine guns are available in the game for a certain price you can earn by winning each round. You can win by successful bombing the target or defusing the bomb, eliminate the whole enemy team or by rescuing hostages. A big choice of game modes also aids plenty amount of maps. You can have a standard match, deathmatch, gun game or jumping challenges. In Counter-Strike: Source anyone can find something for himself.

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4,

In 2015, the characters Shaun and Rebecca penetrate into one of the offices of "Abstergo industries", which is located in London, where they install bugs. There they find information that Abstergo looks through the life of British Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye, hoping to find a Piece of Eden hidden in London.

In the centre of the story of the past are the twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye. They go to London to put their orders there and at the same time to find a Piece of Eden.

However, a more exciting innovation in the mechanics of Syndicate was the harpoon. It is actively used during a secretive passage - harpoon allows you to change position and save time instantly.

Another important aspect of the game is the gang. You can spend money and resources not only on yourself but also on your allies. By investing in the development of Rooks, you will help them to sabotage the Gallows. Outside the story, the campaign begins classic Assassin's Creed: towers, the liberation of territories and a lot of third-party jobs.

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Resident Evil 6

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Web,

Bioterrorism ... Terrorists infect the US President with a vaccine that makes him an aggressive zombie. And one of the heroes of the game will have to kill him. Behind the terrorists, there is a mafia organisation that wants to hide the truth about the impossibility to control the biological weapons developed by it, which turns people into zombies. Bioterrorists opposed by a detachment of special forces - it serves two other characters.
The action of the game periodically turns from a personal vendetta into a global catastrophe and back. One President-zombie is replaced by whole cities of infected. Zombies and mutants, bioterrorists, special forces and mercenaries - they all act constantly, fight and survive in open territories and secret bases.
In total, you can play for seven characters, including a woman - the head of terrorists. Four story campaigns, after going through one line of the plot, you can choose another lens and see the events from a different perspective.
There are many enemies, but ammunition drops out of them after death. The more dangerous is the enemy, the more ammo is dropped. In hand-to-hand combat, various combo attacks help. The complete passage of the game...

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Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Defeating the corrupt tyrants entrenched there will require not only strength, but leadership, as Ezio commands an entire Brotherhood who will rally to his side. Only by working together can the Assassins defeat their mortal enemies.
And for the first time, introducing an award-winning multiplayer layer that allows you to choose from a wide range of unique characters, each with their own signature weapons and assassination techniques, and match your skills against other players from around the world.
It’s time to join the Brotherhood.
Key FeaturesBE A LEGEND – Take Ezio, now a legendary Assassin, on a new adventure with 15+ hours of story-driven single-player gameplay.
LEAD AND CONTROL A LEGENDARY BROTHERHOOD – Recruit and customize your own guild. Train and level up assassins and command them to aid you in your quest.
DEPLOY SECRET WEAPONS – Swiftly eliminate your enemies using tools such as poison darts, parachutes, double hidden blades, hidden guns, and an advanced flying machine at your disposal.
WIN THE HEART OF A CITY – Use your hard-won currency to revitalize the crumbling capitol city. Rally the citizens to your cause and unlock extra factions and missions.
AWARD-WINNING MULTIPLAYER –...

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Battlefield 3

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

The eleventh game in the Battlefield series, a direct sequel to Battlefield 2.
You can play for 4 characters.
Sgt. Henry Blackburn, "Black" - the main character, the American Marine of the 1st reconnaissance battalion.
Sgt. Jonathan Miller, Jono is a sergeant, operator of the M1A2 Abrams tank.
Lt. Jennifer Hawkins, Colby is a lieutenant, pilot of the American F / A-18F Super Hornet bomber.
Dmitry Mayakovsky, "Dima" - an operative of the GRU, a former fighter of the special unit "Vympel".
The main hero is Henry Blackburn, his character is the main part of a single campaign. The missions in the game are presented in the form of memoirs of Blackburn, on whose behalf the story is being conducted.
Locations - Long Island, Paris, Tehran and Iraqi deserts, Persian Gulf, Azerbaijan. The behavior of various weapons is closest to reality: recharging, portability, the trajectory of bullets, the dependence of the speed of bullets emanating from the barrel and their energy from their caliber and barrel length. The number of additional modules for weapons and the weapons in Battlefield 3 is 10 times more than in Battlefield 2.

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The Evil Within

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

The Evil Within is a third-person survival horror action game developed by Tango Gameworks.

Detective Sebastian Castellanos and two of his and two of his partners come on call to the Beacon mental hospital. The hospital is filled with dead bodies upon the police arrival. Castellanos has to find out what is going on in the Beacon.

Being a survival horror, looking for supplies is crucial in The Evil Within. The game teaches the player when should they run away from the enemy or pick up the fight. Terrible monsters are not the only dangers in the game as there are a lot of traps scattered around the level that can be either used by Sebastian or trap him causing a lot of damage. The game world transforms during the game as a result of player actions.

Players can use a safe house named 'Safe Haven' that is accessed either further into the plot development or by finding mirrors during the game. This safe house features a save room, an upgrade room, and several storage safes.

Although the ammunition is hard to find in the game, players have access to a wide variety of firearms which include but are not...

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Grim Fandango Remastered

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Available on:  PC, PlayStation 4, iOS, Android, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita,

Grim Fandango Remastered is a rebuilt version of the original 1998 adventure game Grim Fandango. The game is set in the Land of the Dead, which is a unique in-between world on the souls’ way from the mortal world to the spiritual one. All the in-game characters appear in calaca-like style, so the whole atmosphere reminds of the Aztec belief of the afterlife. Players assume the role of a Grim Reaper Manuel “Manny” Calavera, who escorts souls on their travel through the Land of Dead. The story progress depends on the completion of quests and solving various puzzles. Players, in control of Manny, are able to interact with the environment in different ways including dialogues with other characters in order to get some hints and tips about current puzzles. According to game mechanics, players can never fail a mission or the whole game. The Remastered version includes numerous graphical improvements including repainted, hi-res character textures and new, dynamic lighting, which are expected to improve player experience.

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Remember Me

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Available on:  PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

In 2082 memories and influence on people’s behaviour are just goods for sale, and "personal life" or "unique biography" are vestiges. Nilin, the heroine, can penetrate into the memory of people, she changes the past on which people base their actions in the present. Once she is subjected to a complete erasure of memory. She has to start a battle for herself - for the self that she does not even remember.
Setting, plot, design and lighting immediately evokes a masterpiece of cyberpunk - «Blade Runner». But the game is noticeably superior to the movie regarding «volume» of space, the sensation of «air» and «presence» in the game. There is an impression that you see the world of the game 360 ​​degrees around you. Mimicry and plastic of characters are directed in each detail, undoubtedly dramatic, give a full impression of a play of live actors. It seems that even the movements of inanimate objects are filled with the same expressiveness - for example, the trajectories of a thrown pistol or splinters ... High level of directing and corresponding levels of design and graphics. A mass of significant finds, filling every frame with emotion and senses.

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Killing Floor

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Available on:  PC, macOS, Linux,

In Killing Floor you play as a part of a special team to fight off legions of cloned zombies. Horzine Biotech released an endless amount of clones from the facility and citizens are drowning in this waves of human flesh. Local police are trying to fight them back, but there is no progress. British government decides to build up a special team of fighters to fight off numerous amount of enemies on their territory.

Every level in the game has a precise amount of waves according to your difficulty. With each wave, the number of zombies and types will change becoming more challenging to live through. By successfully winning the round and depending on your skills, game awards with cash that you can spend on new weapon and supplies. High variety of classes have added a different gaming style for every player. You can be a Gunslinger and use pistols, Commando that uses rifles or Support that uses shotguns. Every class has their advantages and perks that can be unlocked by levelling it up. As the final wave players must face a boss with a unique mechanic.

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Far Cry 2

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Available on:  PC, Xbox 360,

Far Cry 2 Fortune's Edition is an open-world FPS developed by Ubisoft Montreal. It is the second installment in the series.

Jump in the boots of a mercenary sent to an African country where the civil war breaks out. Your target is a notorious arms dealer that supplies both sides of the conflict. As the player arrives at the hotel, they pass out due to malaria. Waking up, you find your target standing over you, reading the mission briefing. The player is too weak to eliminate the arms dealer due to malaria-induced weakness. The Protagonist is left for dead by their target as shooting begins outside the hotel. Get out there, find the target and eliminate him.

Far Cry 2 is the first game to feature an open world. It offers a large set of means of transportation. A day-night cycle is also featured. Far Cry 2 is a very realistic game featuring weapon degradation, dynamic weather, simulated fire, vegetation regeneration, the players even have to take out the physical map and GPS in order to find their way in the game world.

A class-based multiplayer mode with up to 16 players is also featured.

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F.E.A.R.

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Available on:  PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Following the plot of the game, you play as a Point Man, who works for F. E. A. R. - a fictional special forces unit, which is forced to resist the rebel squad of cloned supersoldiers. He also faces a supernatural threat - Alma, a ghostly creature in the form of a little girl. The game consists of 11 episodes with an epilogue. As for the plot, it is completely confused until the end.

One of the primary abilities of the player is to slow down time. Being in this state for not so long, you can see the traces of flying bullets, move faster and get an advantage in battle.

The whole game comes from the first person, and the camera never shows the player from the side. Also, the game is often criticised for the fact that the primary action levels take place inside the buildings, not in the open area. But the player can attack the enemy from anywhere, hiding behind a wall, or create a shelter for additional protection.

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LittleBigPlanet 3

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Available on:  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3,

LittleBigPlanet 3 is a side-scrolling platformer with a heavy focus on environmental puzzles. It’s the final part of the LittleBigPlanet trilogy, where you, like in the previous installments, play as Sackboy, a knitted creature that can be customized with different costumes. There are three more characters additionally to him, and each of them has unique abilities that help to solve puzzles.
In LittleBigPlanet 3 Sackboy is sent to another world called Bunkum where he needs to find three heroes and destroy the plans of Newton, the antagonist. To do so, he explores colorful levels, interacting with NPCs and solving puzzles. The game provides a huge variety of activities such as swimming, jumping, fighting enemies and interacting with the environment. There are also various collectibles in the game.  
LittleBigPlanet 3 pays great attention to its sandbox aspect, allowing the players to create their own levels, weapons, characters, and items. You can also share the things you created.

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Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS, Linux,

Dying Light series introduces a world that was hit by a zombie virus outbreak. Under the daylight, zombies are weak and slow, but after the sunset, they become fast, strong and hungry for human flesh. You play as Kyle Crane, a special operative sent to the Harran city, which became a quarantined zone after the outbreak. In the expansion pack The Following, he learns about a cure for the plague, supposedly invented by a sect, and sets off to find out more about it. Crane will travel the countryside open world that is twice the size of the original game’s map. To fight off zombies, Crane will use not only a variety of weapons but also parkour movements, which are the definitive feature in Dying Light gameplay.
The Following introduces new weapons, several new game modes, such as bounty hunting which gives the player a new mission every day. The expansion allows the player to drive a buggy to run zombies over. There is a four-person multiplayer mode, and also the “Be the Zombie” mode, in which players can assume the role of a huge, powerful zombie. The Enhanced Edition includes the original game, the expansion pack, and all...

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DRIVECLUB

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Available on:  PlayStation 4,

Driveclub is focused on professional car racing on the track. You can create or join the clubs, the so-called communities up to 6 people, what makes the passage of common tests sufficiently easier (the actions of the club members affect the result). The environment and tracks are inspired by real locations in different parts of the planet. Also, there is an opportunity to generate dynamic weather conditions (rain, snow, fog, as well as day or night).

There are three main in-game modes: tour, single event and multiplayer. In the tour, the player is given the opportunity to complete individual tests with a specific set of purposes and with particular test cars. In the check-in mode, one of three additional modes can be chosen: drift, race and time race.

The game has a vast diversity of cars (in total 50 models), the auto park updates each time with the appearance of patches.

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Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

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Available on:  PC,

Deus Ex is a first-person shooter made in a cyberpunk style. Mostly, all the action of the game takes place in the dark to the loud and evocative soundtrack.

The year is 2052. There is complete chaos on the Earth: economic disasters, governments are gradually beginning to weaken. There are a lot of active terrorist groups and the epidemic of an incurable disease - "Gray Death". You play as a special agent of the organisation, which was designed to stop the evil plans of terrorists as soon as possible.

At the beginning of the game, you will create the character. You choose the name (which will be used in future in the dialogues within the game) and how the character will look like. Also, each player receives an initial set of experience points, which will be divided into 11 skills. In general, the player needs to take part in complex dialogues (they may be necessary for the further progress). Conversations reveal the plot and give the opportunity to choose the path of passage.

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LEGO The Lord of the Rings

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Available on:  PC, iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii,

LEGO The Lord of Rings is an adventure game that reimagines the events of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy with humor and Lego style. The game doesn’t follow the plot of the saga directly but features all the characters, major events and voice acting from it.

There are 80 playable characters in the games, including Frodo Baggins, Legolas and other heroes, even not mentioned in the movies. Each of them has unique abilities and their own inventory. You can also create your own character. You play as a part of the party that needs to destroy the Ring. Besides the story mode, there is a free roam mode where you can explore the open world of the game switching between two characters.

The game keeps the balance between environmental puzzles based on LEGO mechanics, QTE-fights and exploration. Different actions are more suitable for different characters. The game features multiple collectibles, side quests and unlockable heroes.

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Demon's Souls

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Available on:  PlayStation 3,

Demon’s Souls is an action RPG, the first installment in the Souls series, known mostly because of the Dark Souls trilogy. Demon’s Souls is also set in a grey-colored dark medieval-themed world that is attacked by the demon fog. You take on the role of a knight that entered the fog trying to save the kingdom from demons. He was eventually killed and reborn, and now needs to travel the entire kingdom to gain power and set the world free.

Your character is fully customizable and can be upgraded with souls you get through battles. Demon’s Souls combat system is quite complicated as you can’t gain experience killing ordinary enemies to defeat the boss later. Here you need to work out unique tactics for every monster type. As a result, the gameplay is quite challenging with frequent deaths.

However, there’s a way to simplify the game a little. Some of your actions, for example, killing or helping NPCs, affect the gameplay. This parameter is called tendency; when it’s white, the enemies are easier and the rewards are fewer. When it’s black, it produces the opposite effect.

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Black Mesa

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Available on:  PC, Linux,

Black Mesa is the original Half-Life as if it was made in the 21st century using modern graphics and updated mechanics. This remake of the classic game was envisioned by a group of enthusiasts, approved by Valve, and spent eight years in the making. The name, Black Mesa, refers to the secret research facility where the game is set. The player assumes the role of Gordon Freeman, a scientist caught in the midst of an experiment gone wrong. An anomaly breaks out, and hordes of monsters invade Black Mesa.
While Black Mesa and Half-Life are basically the same game, there are many subtle changes besides the improved graphics. The amount of ammo has changed, as well as the order in which the weapons appear in the game. The iconic crowbar is found in a different place. There are also new options like zooming in and out and reprogramming gun turrets. Some of the levels were shortened, and some of the monsters became stronger. NPCs became more intelligent, and they will perform certain actions to aid Gordon. Design of the characters also became more varied, and women finally appeared in the game. Black Mesa also introduced an achievement system and...

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Available on:  PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning takes place in a fictional region called Faelands which is one of the Kingdom of Amalur. There the immortal Fae of the Summer lives, but immortality means only that after death you will become something else in another body. There are five different regions of Faelands and four playable different races with three different class trees. The player starts as a "Fateless" being before the choosing between three classes.
The combat of the game is timing based and similar to other action-role-playing games with addition of QTE elements during cutscenes. While in combat, player gains fate points and with required amount of them player can enter Reckoning Mode, which is a slow-motion berserk-like mode which lets player to quickly kill all the enemies. Not only a player has the ability to jump or swim on the water, but also can communicate, rob or kill NPCs, which has its consequences. It is said that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning mixes up ideas from games such as God of War and The Elder Scrolls series.

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System Shock 2

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Available on:  PC, macOS, Linux,

The game is set in the distant future of 2114, 42 years after the events of the original System Shock. We are onboard the spaceship Von Braun that returns from humanity's first interstellar expedition to Tau Ceti system. The plot follows the main character who awakens from the cryosleep, with no idea what's going on. The rest of the crew was affected by some disaster that either killed them or turned into brainwashed slaves of an alien entity called The Many. The only other survivor is presumed to be mysterious Dr. Janice Polito, who instructs the player via radio. To survive and find out what happened, the protagonist sets out to explore the dimly lit corridors of Von Braun, encountering his former friends mutated into abominations. The player can use guns, but ammunition is scarce, which forces the player to use it prudently and move ahead with caution.

The game was created by Ken Levine, the Irrational Games founder and famous designer behind such titles as BioShock and Thief: The Dark Project. System Shock series was a major inspiration for Bioshock series, which is considered its spiritual successor, as well as, to some extent, Portal series.

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Invisible, Inc.

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Available on:  PC, PlayStation 4, iOS, macOS, Linux,

Developed by the Canadian Klei Entertainment, Invisible Inc. is a turn-based strategy with elements of stealth and roguelike. The game takes place in a dystopian future: in 2074 and the huge multinational corporations seized power from the world government. Invisible Inc. - a private intelligence agency and a corporate contractor, conduct sophisticated undercover operations and use complex AI system called Incognita.

At the beginning of the game, the security system of the agency was breached and most of the agency was lost. The remaining employee manages only to save AI, but its existence is questionable: the system can exist without connecting to a powerful computer for only 72 hours. Finding the right hardware becomes the main task of surviving agents. The player plays the role of their remote operator.

The gameplay is similar to the X-COM games: all missions are turn-based. Each agent under player’s control has a limited action point that he can use during the turn. Often the main task on the map is to possess a certain object. During the missions, the player can complete additional quests that allow you to open new agents and equipment.

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Titanfall

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360,

Titanfall is a sci-fi multiplayer FPS developed by Respawn Entertainment.

Set in the distant future, where the deep-space travel is finally available to the humankind, colonies are established on distant planets. Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation began exploiting the colonists, mining the resources on the so-called Frontier planets. Many of the colonists join the resistance to fight back.

The game features both infantry and mech combat. The mechs known as Titans are common in Titanfall's world. You play as a pilot. Pilots are elite spec-ops soldiers that use the battlefield as their playground. The loadout system is present in the game. The players are free to use whatever weapon they like and choose from a variety of different camouflages. Pilots are equipped with jetpacks that allow for wall running. Pilots also possess special hacking knives that are helpful in hacking the enemies robots.

Titans are available for the players after they are built on the deployment ship which requires some time. This time can be shortened by killing enemy infantry. The Titans are dropped from the orbit, hence why the game is called Titanfall.

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Dirty Bomb

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Available on:  PC,

Dirty Bomb is an action-shooter game developed by Splash Damage®. It was originally released in 2015. It was published by Warchest Ltd.. Dirty Bomb has a Metascore of 63, based on professional reviews. Most rawgers rated the game as "Meh".
Dirty Bomb is available on PC. The game is sold via Steam.

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The Orange Box

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Available on:  Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,

This is one of the most original events in the gaming industry - the simultaneous release of five AAA class games by Valve within one set.

The Orange Box is one “box” that was sold for the price of one full-fledged release of the AAA game, but included not one game, but five:

Half-Life 2,
Half-Life 2 Supplement: Episode One,
Half-Life 2 Supplement: Episode Two,
Portal,
Team fortress 2

The situation around the release of The Orange Box

The appearance of The Orange Box had several reasons. The development of three games at Valve went in parallel and ended almost simultaneously. At the same time, the games industry has matured to redefine the relationship between game manufacturers and game sellers. In particular, the sellers did not want to trade additions to games.

Valve Solution

By this time, Valve had already had problems distributing Half-Life 2: Episode One and decided to release Half-Life 2: Episode Two in the same set with other games for the price of one big release.

As a result, not only Half-Life 2: Episode Two, but also games that were completely atypical for the market at that time: good multiplayer game Team Fortress...

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STRIDER

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii,

Strider is a platforming hack and slash game developed by Double Helix Games. The game is a reboot of 1989 title, yet the developers didn't intend the game to be viewed as one.

The title retells the original game's story. In the dystopian future, the best assassin of an organization called Strider is sent to eliminate the dictatorship of Grandmaster Melo who took over Earth and is now based in Kazakh City.

Strider features fast combat with the element of acrobatics. Similar to the original NES game, it is an intense side-scrolling action title. The players are free to explore Kazakh City in order to obtain new abilities and equipment. There are also several pickups scattered across the level. The pickups were intended to be found and collected rather than being temporary bonuses.

The game features three modes: Story Mode, Beacon Run, where the players have to reach multiple checkpoints as fast as possible, and Survival where players are put up against waves of enemies. The game features a ranking system and public leaderboards.

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Marvel Heroes

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, macOS,

Marvel Heroes is an action-RPG massively multiplayer game developed by Gazillion Entertainment and Gargantuan. It was originally released in 2013. Gazillion Entertainment published the game. On review aggregator Metacritic, Marvel Heroes has a score of 81. Most rawgers rated the game as "Meh".
You can play Marvel Heroes on macOS, PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is sold via Steam.

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Warface

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360,

This is a free-to-play online first-person shooter, from Crytek and publisher My.com, a subsidiary of Russian Mail.ru Group, focused on the western market. The game was created by three teams: Crytek Kiev, Crytek Seoul, and Crytek UK. The game uses the power of Crytek’s own engine - CryEngine 3. Initially, the game was aimed at the Asian market but was also released in the west.

The game features more than two hundred weapons: from the vintage Mosin rifle to modern models like the Bushmaster BA50. There are no licenses for thorough weapon replication, but virtual models are based on real prototypes. All weapons can be modified. The game has four main classes: Sniper, Rifleman, Engineer, and Medic. Each has its own distinctiveness and unique gameplay: Medic, for example, is an exceptionally supportive class, which can bring back to life the fallen soldiers.

There are two main opposing groups in the game: Warface and Blackwood. The first is a private military organization that opposes the attempts of the latter to seize control of resources around the world, sell weapons and stops the killing of civilians. The game has many thematic events thanks to which game's lore is developing.

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, macOS,

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is an action RPG with elements of the hack and slash genre and the first part of the trilogy of the same name. It tells the story of Van Hellsing’s son who continues his father’s work and kills monsters on the streets of the fictional Borgova city. There he fights against a cult that spoils the life of civilians.
You can develop the hunter's skills and upgrade his weapon and magic possession. Van Helsing Junior also has an ally, a ghost named Catherine who helps him in battles. Depending on your choice how to upgrade her, she can be a tank or a healer. The variety of weapons is not very huge; however, there are several ways to customize your character cosmetically.  
While the developers took inspiration from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the game only slightly reminds of this novel. However, they successfully caught the atmosphere of a little 19th-century town and filled it with deep NPCs and interesting technological details.

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Killer Instinct

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One,

A famous series of fighting games, that for a long time, remained an exclusive for consoles. In 2013, the game got a reboot on the Xbox One, and in 2017 the game moved to the PC.

Killer Instinct of 2017 is all the same one on one melee fights. The developers got inspiration from other legendary games in the genre: attack set was borrowed from Street Fighter series and finishing moves from Mortal Kombat. In the reboot, the Combo Breaker mechanic has been changed a little - now it is necessary to coincide in strength and timing with a counter blow to make a successful break. The plot of the game almost wholly repeats the plot of the first part: each fighter passes the way in a tournament organized by a mega-corporation and fights with the final Fulgore boss. The details of the story are different for each character.

You can fight for 20 stages with a dynamically changing environment and destructibility. Besides, the game has all the fighters from the previous parts. The plot campaign with cinematic cut scenes will have to be done alone. With other players, you can compete in online multiplayer, with the online ranking system....

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Homefront: The Revolution

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Available on:  PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4,

Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world FPS developed by Dambuster Studios. It is the second game in the series.

Plot

In 1972, a technological marvel emerged in North Korea. The APEX corporation was found. Sometime later, the North Korean technologies become more widespread than the US. In 2004 the United States began to buy its weaponry from Korea. By 2016 the United States economy is at an all-time low, the US invade the Middle East. In 2025, the US debt to North Korea grows too immense to be paid out, and the economy crumbles. While being helpful at first, North Korea's military set foot on the American soil. You become a part of the resistance based in Philadelphia in 2029 trying to set the city free from Korean People's Army.

Gameplay

The players have to use the insurgency strategies in order to free the city of Philadelphia from the KPA. A wide set of explosives, jammers, and traps is available to the player. It is possible to modify the weapons the player has on the go. Attach suppressors, scopes or convert your weapon entirely as you see fit.

Philadelphia is split into three zones: the Green Zone where the...

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