15 DecComments Off
The year is almost over, which means every game site on the planet is about to hit you with their Game Of The Year awards. We’re not going to rank the best games this year, because we didn’t come close to playing them all. Instead, we’re suggesting some of the top moments you can’t miss this year. Check these out in the next few weeks, you’ll be glad you did.
1. Spec Ops: The Line. The surprising subversion of the player’s assumptions is worth playing through this otherwise average shooter for. It hides behind a generic military shooter genre, and then forces you to think about your actions. Watching the heroes unravel as they struggle to wrap their minds around the consequences of their actions is fascinating. Available on 360 and PC.
2. The Walking Dead. You don’t need to be familiar with the show or the comic to enjoy this game. It’s a standalone story, emphasis on story. The Walking Dead makes big strides in interactive fiction. Instead of mowing down zombies with machine guns, you spend your time navigating tense and delicate social situations. There are some gnarly moments in this five episode arc that you’ll never forget. Available on 360, PS3, PC and iOS.
3. Diablo 3. You want loot? Diablo 3 has it. So much there’s an actual shop where you can buy and sell it for real cash. After a crazy long development, Diablo 3 launched this year and proved to be worth the wait. Blizzard has shined the game to a flawless polish. You can almost set a watch to the upgrade loop. Every few minutes is punctuated by new loot, a new skill, a new level or a new enemy. Unfortunately, Diablo 3 does require an always on connection to the Internet. So if you want to play it on the go on your laptop, you might want to look into CLEAR internet service for on-the-go Internet.
Make some room in your holiday schedule for one (or all) of these gaming experiences.