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Published on July 31st, 2015 | by Ben Rueter

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Top 10 Pending Games Of 2015

With PAX Prime and Gamescom about to arrive, here is a look at the top 10 games that fans will be looking forward to this Fall.

 

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Sept. 1

It’s been said before but this looks to be the final Metal Gear Solid game at least as we know it. Phantom Pain is expected to bring the Big Boss story arc to a close and connect to Solid Snake’s story arc. Phantom Pain is an open world espionage game which is a first for the series. Base building elements from Peace Walker make its way into the action forcing players to building their home base to unlock and upgrade equipment.

Super Mario Maker

Wii U

Sept. 11

As the title says, this is a game where player will be able to create their own 2D Mario levels. It’s taking a concept that has been been popularize with ROM hacks for years and bringing it into the mainstream and legal stage. The game allows players to flip between original Mario, Mario World, Mario 3 and New Super Mario Bros, graphics. It appears that there is no better way to honor 30 years of Super Mario games.

Mighty No. 9

Linux, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Sept. 15

Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, returns with a new games that looks to be basically Mega Man. Mighty No. 9 is a robot that that will fight boss battles against other robots and gain their unique powers into to defeat other robots. The game was successfully funded through Kickstarter on Sept. 2, 2013, after two days from being created. The 2D action platformer appears to offer all of the thrills and challenge of the original Mega Man, but with clean modern.

LEGO: Dimensions

PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Sept. 27

LEGO is entering the ever increasingly crowded space known as the toys-to-life genre with LEGO Dimensions. The concept is that people can take a LEGO Dimension kit, place it on a portal and their character will enter into the virtual space where the player can control it as in any video game. The game will follow the same format as the Skylanders and Disney Infinity series. One thing that sets LEGO Dimensions apart will be it’s pop culture orgy of toys which

include character from Batman, Back to the Future, Portal 2, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Jurassic Park, Scooby Doo, DC Comics and The Lord of the Rings.

Rainbow Six: Siege

PC, PS4, Xbox One

Oct. 13

Ubisoft is stripping Rainbow Six down to the bare essentials. Siege will rely heavily on teamwork and strategy. Early gameplay and demos show one team defends while the other attacks to save a hostage. The impressive interior damage modeling that allows players to bash and shoot their way through suburban home walls a month other areas. The formula will hopefully create some surprise moments and on the fly counter strategies in order to succeed.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

PC, PS4, Xbox One

Oct. 23

The next entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise transports players to London, 1868 during the Industrial Revolution. The game will allow player to control two assassins; the twins Jacob and Evie Frye. The dual dynamic is a first for the series as is the London setting. Multiplayer will be dropped from the game in order to create a complete single player experience, according to the developer.

Halo 5: Guardians

Xbox One

Oct. 27

Microsoft has to be basing it’s holiday season around the release of Halo 5. Xbox One owner will be reacquainted with the Master Chief after the events of Halo 4 left him with out his colleague Cortana. A new character by the name of Agent Locke will be hunting the green clad spartan with a crew of his own. Halo’s legacy of fun and deep multiplayer arena battles seems to be intact even with the drastic control and gameplay overhaul. A new game mode title Warzone bring AI enemies to 12 vs 12 multiplayer matches on massive battlefields filled with new and old vehicles.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

PC, PS4, Xbox One

Nov. 6

Call of Duty: Black Ops III will take place in a dystopian future in 2065. The game jumps almost 40 years after the event of Black Ops 2. The single player will bring in gameplay mechanics from Advanced Warfare such as the boost pack and the jump packs allowing for quick and vertical movement for players. As always, the zombies mode will make a return as well.

Star Wars: Battlefront

PC, PS4, Xbox One

Nov. 17

It’s been awhile since the wildly successful and popular FPS and third person Battlefront series has released, but after leaked gameplay, developer cancellation, the whole Disney buying Star Wars it means Star Wars fans will finally get to play a new Battlefront game. From the folks at DICE, makers of the Battlefield series, Battlefront will place players into trenches on planets like Hoth and Endor as they battle over territorial plots. Player will also have the choice to play as hero characters such as Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in battle as well as a variety of soldier types.

Fallout 4

PC, PS4, Xbox One

Nov. 10

Bethesda surprised many online and in attendance with a November release date for the long awaited Fallout 4. The newest installment in the Fallout franchise brings shelter dwellers to Boston. Players have the freedom to customize almost everything to a crazy level of degree. Combine junk and other guns to create new tools and other weapons. The game expands that tools set allowing people to build their own shelter and makeshift outposts. Bethesda has always been mod friendly with their titles and as an added bonus for Xbox One owners PC mods will be available to apply to the Xbox One version of Fallout 4.


About the Author

Ben Rueter has been writing for a number of years ranging from video game pieces online to traditional journalism articles as well. Every since he got his hands on an Atari 2600 and learned his way around DOS, he’s been keeping up with all kinds of video games. Ben is also an avid movie fan from classic Sergio Leone to Charlie Kaufman movies.



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