With the next generation of consoles fast approaching, it is the perfect time for developers to make new games. Here at OnlySP, we have seen many games through the years, and we wanted to give our input as to which games we would love to see announced and released. These games have had some great predecessors and come from great studios. Here are our top 5 games that we want to be announced.
5. Tomb Raider 2
The reboot of the esteemed franchise Tomb Raider came out earlier this year, and received much critical acclaim. It had a great story with fantastic gameplay and hearkened back to the previous games in the series. With this said, we would like to see another Tomb Raider game in the series. While Square Enix has already confirmed that this game is in development, we would love to see an official announcement. We are hoping it is very similar to the previous game in terms of gameplay and that it has the same Tomb Raider feel. Many more stories are possible in the world of Tomb Raider and we hope that Lara Croft returns again with a bang.
4. Ninja Theory’s Next Game
The studio behind Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry is one of the most divisive development companies going. Although each game to emerge from those halls has received lower sales than the previous, the critical acclaim has risen. Provided this trend towards excellence continues, Ninja Theory’s next console game should be something special indeed. Their logo was included on the slide at Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement event as one of the developers currently creating something for the platform though it is unlikely to be a follow-up to DmC considering its poor sales and Capcom’s decision to reduce their reliance on outsourcing. We have received a brief glimpse of the next game, but it did nothing to whet our appetites and we eagerly announce the official press release.
3. Uncharted 4
The adventures of Nathan Drake don’t seem to be over. He has become an icon for Sony, having been included in PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale and having one of the best selling PlayStation exclusives. Uncharted is one of my personal favorite games and is consistently an amazing action story. Sony doesn’t seem to be done with this series, as it now has had five different games, ranging from the fully blown console experience to a Vita card game. With all of the rumors circulating about a possible sequel to 2011′s Drake’s Deception, including listings on a Gamestop website and Nolan North commenting on what he’s seen on the PlayStation 4, it seems inevitable at this point that Naughty Dog will continue the hugely successful series on the next-gen console. We are hoping that announcement comes as soon as possible.
2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2
XCOM is one of the most revered strategy series in the industry, and last year’s Firaxis-helmed reboot, Enemy Unknown, was fantastic. We already know that that title is getting a massive expansion in the form of Enemy Within, but for all the improvements that that will undoubtedly bring, we’re more interested in the ideas that a full fledged sequel would bring to the table, aided by the power of the next-gen consoles and PCs. So long as it retains that turn-based battle system, rather than trying to fuse it with the more contemporary stylings of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, it should prove to be utterly brilliant. Whether or not it’s in the best interests of 2K is a different matter, though.
1. Portal 3
This one is a no-brainer. Portal 2 was a fantastic puzzle game from the brilliant minds at Valve. It had fantastic voice acting, hilarious writing, and amazing gameplay. Along with Half-Life 3, this is probably the most anticipated Valve threequel that nearly everyone wants because of how good the previous two games in the series were. It’s virtually universal that Valve makes fantastic games, and this would hopefully not be any different. The genius of the first two games would be combined with the power of the next-gen consoles and the PC to make what could possibly be the best puzzle game ever. There would need to be a fantastic credits song again, because Portal is not Portal without a fantastic credits song. Also, could this be a Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 crossover making them into the same game? Who knows?
What games do you want to see announced? Let us know in the comments.