2013 is looking like a promising year for video games! We’ve already seen a few of the most anticipated titles of the year launch, including Dead Space 3, Tomb Raider, and a handful of indie games, such as Monaco. With that said, what are other sensations are there to look out for this year?
As you know, the next Xbox and the PlayStation 4 are more than likely going to have the spotlight when it comes to blockbuster games, but there’s still a few PC games that you should be looking forward to. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty, as of late, has received a lot of flack for repetitive titles, a lack of innovation, etc. While that holds more truth than I’d like to admit, Call of Duty: Ghosts is going to be a fantastic title. We don’t know much about it yet, but we can certainly speculate from the name of the game.
I’m expecting the game to have an action-packed experience (as usual), with a lot of stealth elements thrown into the mix. No, not stealth elements like in Splinter Cell, but covert operations, and things like that. Again, we don’t know a whole lot about the game just yet, but it certainly sounds like something to get excited about!
Company of Heroes 2
Company of Heroes has a few great elements incorporated in the series–plenty of action, enthralling storylines, and careful, strategic movements. Company of Heroes 2 seeks to take those to the next level with its new Essence 3.0 game engine, which also brings with it a few technological advancements (High Dynamic Range lighting, dynamic lighting and shadows, advanced shader effects, detailed faces and animations, etc).
Company of Heroes 2 has faced a few delays with THQ filing for bankruptcy, but SEGA plans on releasing the game in North America and Europe come June 25.
Watch Dogs is an open-world action adventure game where players will play as Aiden Pearce, who can hack into various electronic systems to complete objectives. In example, one could hack into a phone to steal bank account credentials, which would enable you to steal money from the owner of that phone.
The game is set in an alternate version of Chicago, Illinois, which is one of many cities that have a supercomputer known as “CtOS”, or Central Operating System. In basic terms, the Central Operating System is basically what the name implies–a supercomputer that has access to everything and anyone in the city. Playing as Aiden Pearce, it sounds like you’ll be able to manipulate the CtOS for your own purposes and objectives.
This is another title that there isn’t a whole lot of information on (aside from the storyline and some gameplay aspects), but as we get closer to its release, we’ll no doubt find more about it.
These are just three games that you should get excited for this year. There’s a ton more out there that are both announced and unannounced. We should see a lot more after popular gaming conventions like E3 and Gamescom come to pass.
Do any of the games on this list excite you? Are there any games you’re excited to see in 2013? Do you think there’s one that should have been on this list? Let us know in the comments below!