#OLMGamer - Games for the Holidays
‘Tis the season to be jolly and binge game. With the holidays coming up, we wanted to highlight a few games, upcoming or already released, that we think you should be checking out this holiday season.
Dishonored 2 (November 11th 2016, available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One)
Welcome back to Dunwall, where the empire has thrived for fifteen years after the events of the first Dishonored under the rule of Empress Emily Kaldwin. When Emily is usurped by an ‘otherworldly force’, the empire is plunged into chaos. Dishonored 2 lets you play as either Emily Kaldwin, or her father Corvo Attano, to once again help restore the throne and bring back order and to do so, they must travel south to Karnaca. Much like the first game, players get to decide how they want to approach different missions, whether stealthily or in full chaos. Players can also expect cool new supernatural powers from mysterious Outsider, as well as old favourites from the first Dishonored game.
Final Fantasy XV (November 29th 2016, available on PS4 and Xbox One)
Welcome to the Final Fantasy XV universe set in the fictional world of Eos, where 4 of the five nations are under the control of the Empire of Niflheim. In this semi-open-world RPG you play as Noctis, the crown prince of Lucis, who must travel with his three best friends to retrieve the stolen power crystal from Niflheim’s Emperor Ledolas Aldercapt and restore their homeland. For those new to the Final Fantasy series, expect cool weapons, awesome cars and epic fights.
Want to better understand the FFXV universe? Be sure to check out the feature film, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, which boasts a stellar voice cast (Sean Bean, Lena Headey, and Aaron Paul) and beyond incredible animation. The events in Kingsglaive run parallel to in-game events but focus more on Noctis’s father King Regis, as well as on his fiancée Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, and the Niflheim takeover in the city of Insomnia.
Skyrim Special Edition (October 28th 2016, available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One)
The High King of Skyrim is dead, dragons are coming back to life, a civil war threatens the land, and we couldn’t be more excited about this. Skyrim is back and it looks better than ever! Play as the Dragonborn, a fully customisable character who has the power to absorb the souls of deceased dragons and use them to power the Voice. Explore different factions and quests, while also using the Thu’um to launch goats off of mountainsides in this magnificent remastered open-world RPG. The Special Edition comes with the base game we all know and love and its DLCs, as well as the ability to add mods on consoles! Plus nothing can get more epic than its 3 hour long soundtrack by the incredible Jeremy Soule.
Battlefield 1 (October 21st 2016, available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One)
Set during World War One and inspired by historic events, Battlefield 1 is a critically acclaimed first-person shooter which has won Best Action Game at the Game Critics Awards. Fight epic battles through a variety of settings from besieged cities to forts in the Italian alps. The campaign features six playable characters across six different missions. Players can choose to play as multiple classes such as Medic, Scout, or Support. Multiplayer supports up to 64 players for epic battles. Also, War Pigeons.
BioShock: The Collection (September 13th 2016, available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
If you haven’t yet, would you kindly play these games? Yet another remastered collection, play all three BioShock games and their DLCs in a facelifted 1080p. Play as Jack in BioShock, who finds himself stranded in the underwater to the city of Rapture, a supposed utopia for the elite society of 1960. Jack has to fight his way through creepy mutated Splicers and Big Daddies while uncovering secrets about himself, Andrew Ryan, and the mysterious Atlas. BioShock 2 takes you back to Rapture where you play as a Big Daddy called Subject Delta, who seeks to reunite with his Little Sister, Eleanor. BioShock Infinite takes you up into the sky to the floating city-state of Columbia, where you play as Booker DeWitt, a disgraced private investigator who is sent to Columbia to retrieve a mysterious girl called Elizabeth who has spent most of her life in captivity. Be prepared though, like the other two BioShock games, the
plot of Infinite is not nearly as simple as it appears.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (October 21st 2016, available on PC)
Build an empire that can stand the tests of time in Civilization VI. This turn-based strategy game lets you build across time from the Stone Age to the Information Age to establish yourself as ruler of the world. Cities now expand across the world, and research in cultures and technology actively unlocks new potential for your civilization to succeed across the ages. World leaders act on their own interests based on their historical traits which can lead to all out war. Winner of 15 E3 awards, this game marks the 25th anniversary of the well-loved franchise which has soldover 34 million units worldwide.
Which games are you looking forward to playing or have already played? Let us know in the comments below!
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