I doubt anyone asked for the Hot Wheels Expansion, but at the same time, this is the expansion we always wanted to have in Forza. Whilst the execution should've been handled differently, I can't deny how much fun I've had with the Hot Wheels Expansion when playing online with friends.
Halo Wars 2 is an absolute blast. Whether you're engrossed into its fantastic storyline in the battle against Atriox, playing it like a classic RTS in the Deathmatch, Domination, or Stronghold game-types, or building your deck with the new and innovative Blitz mode, there's something for everyone. Halo Wars 2 is for both newbies to RTS and Halo games, as well as seasonal veterans. As for those who love both Halo and RTS, well they have an absolute treat awaiting them, as do new players alike.
Dead Rising 4 is all about one thing, and that's having fun. No matter where you go in Willamette, you're sure to find endless waves of zombies that you can batter down in your insane Warmonger or annihilate using your new Exo-Suit. There's so many ways to take down the undead horde in Dead Rising 4, and when you're done with the main storyline and levelling up Frank, head into multiplayer for even more crazy adventures in Willamette.
Amazing new cars, the same great music you know and love, and the addition of snow, ice, and treacherous, wintery weather conditions. This is what Blizzard Mountain is as you race and compete in thrilling events to become its top driver and be eventually named ‘King.’ It's a fantastic add-on for an already great racing game, and when you're up there, you'll never want to leave.
Taking Call of Duty beyond Earth and into space has proven to be a canvas of some of the very best storytelling in the history of the franchise. Infinite Warfare may have received a lot of hate when it was initially revealed, but this is easily one of my favourite entries in the franchise to date.
There’s no underestimating the amount of effort The Coalition has put into Gears of War 4. The result is one of the best shooters you can get out there on Xbox One and PC. It’s personally my favourite cover-based third-person shooter that I’ve played, and despite some flaws, it’s an incredible package with a great campaign, competitive and social multiplayer modes, and an addictive Horde experience. There’s few shooters that I really enjoy my entire hands-on with, but Gears of War 4 is one of them. It’s an incredible experience all-around, and with the addition of new Gear Packs, collectable cards, and the promise of free post-launch maps, there’s a lot of reasons for fans to keep coming back.
Forza Horizon 3 delivers the ultimate car fantasy and festival experience, introduces innovative new features, and has listened to fans by returning some long missed ones. This is the Horizon game we’ve wanted, and developer Playground Games have delivered. Forza Horizon 3 is undoubtedly the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road.
Carmageddon: Max Damage sees the player reduce pedestrians to gory slush across several arenas with cars built to cause mass devastation. Despite its issues, the game offers over 30 vehicles, 90 Power Ups, various game modes, several maps, and an Action Replay mode. You could argue that Max Damage would've been perfect back in the 90's or early 2000's when there was nothing else like it.
The NASCAR Expansion finally brings the thrills of stock car racing to Forza Motorsport 6. With an all-new ten-hour NASCAR World Tour Career Mode, diverse Showcase Events, 24 stock cars with 3 unique modes, and the new Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Formula Drift course, racing fans are spoiled for choice with this one.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers allows fans of the film franchise to relive exciting moments throughout the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, across a number of movies like Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Captain America, Thor: The Dark World, and others.
Far Cry Primal is without a doubt a step in the new direction for the franchise, telling a violent, but captivating story about the battle of the Wenja and Udam tribes. Despite some repetitive objectives, missions are action-packed and enjoyable, and taming beasts is easily my favourite feature found in Primal.
Street Fighter V is incredibly accessible, meaning that any player can hop on, get to grips with the controls, and have a great time. Competitive and casual players alike will find a home in Street Fighter V's diverse game modes and multiplayer matches. It's been a while coming, but Capcom's brilliant fighting series has finally returned.
Resident Evil Zero might have frustrating controls, clunky navigation, and the most punishing inventory system you can find. However, it's HD remaster makes the game look good and the updated controls, while still finicky, still provide an enjoyable gameplay experience.
While The Crew always had a solid and ambitious concept, Wild Run brings it to life with updated next-generation graphics, new vehicle specs for drift, dragsters and monster trucks, and even the introduction of motorcycles. While the handling and physics still remains an issue, it shouldn't prevent you from having fun when playing.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 proves why Activision's three-year development cycle for Call of Duty is necessary. Black Ops 3 packs a huge amount of new content and feature innovations, along with keeping the core features that everyone knows and respects.