The Continued Glory Of Planeside 2

Nearly 7 years ago, something incredible began. Then-Sony Online Entertainment released the sequel to the groundbreaking MMOFPS, Planetside. The first Planetside offered something that had never been done before: a three-way battle for dominance across massive (for the time) alien worlds with the promise of glory and dominance. Planetside 2 offers the same, but on a much, much, grander scale. However, things haven’t been smooth sailing since launch. It may sound strange, but Planetside 2 is a textbook example of just how much relentless support can improve a game. The Planetside 2 of today may look incredibly similar to those […]

Why Did Rage 2 Fall Short of Expectations?

Ahead of the launch, Rage 2 was hyped as one of this year’s major releases. The post-apocalyptic shooter had all the elements of a monumental title, from some of the best studios associated with the genre.  Rage 2 did top the UK charts at launch but in an admittedly mediocre week. With an eight-month-old FIFA 19 sitting just two places lower in third. It was also less than a quarter of the sales of the original Rage from 2011.  With a largely positive critical reception, we delve into the mystery of Rage 2 and where the game may have fallen […]

What’s Left for Far Cry?

There comes a point in the course of every long-established gaming franchise where one finds themselves asking the inevitable question: what next? After all, within any genre, there is only so much that can be done before repetition becomes the name of the game. Ubisoft and their Far Cry series are no strangers to this. Far Cry has had one of the most fascinating developmental histories out of many of the global franchises making their rounds. Kicking things off as a first-person shooter set upon a tropical archipelago featuring a bad dude that’s ex-military, players found themselves swept up in […]

Microsoft is Bringing Halo to PC – And It’s About Time

At this point, this isn’t news anymore – but by God are we still reeling from the announcement that Microsoft is finally bringing Halo to PC. While this is certainly not the first time that a Halo game has found its way onto the PC platform, it does mark the first time in the history of the company that they’ve elected to bring the entirety of the franchise to PC Gaming Master Race. Initially released in 2014 solely for Microsoft’s Xbox console family, the Master Chief Collection on PC will feature every game in the franchise up to Halo 4 […]

Can Apex Legends Become The New Battle Royale Genre Leader?

Apex Legends is the latest in a long line of titles attempting to jump on the battle royale bandwagon. From AAA releases like Call of Duty Black Ops 4 to obviously derivative clones like Fortcraft. Success has varied but nobody has really come close to seizing the crown from Fortnite. Some purist fans of trend-setter PUBG might disagree but the genre belongs to Epic’s free-to-play juggernaut. That is until now at least, as Apex Legends has built some serious headwind after a phenomenal launch period. There’s a new kid in town and it may finally be the next step in […]

Counter Strike Global Offensive: The Comeback

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive went free-to-play and had an official Battle Royale mode added to the game last month. Long-time fans of the franchise were initially both confused and highly sceptical, but new numbers show that the game was played by over 20 million people in December alone, which is the all-time record. What does this new direction mean for the classic shooter? What is the thought process behind it from Valve’s side? Danger Zone There is no shortage of Battle Royale games. As we head into 2019, the genre is still as hot as ever, but few expected Counter-Strike to […]

Battlefield V – Post Launch, Reception, and What’s Next

Out in the open, and happily chugging along. That’s one of the best things that we can say about EA’s most recent entry into its long-lauded Battlefield franchise. In a line-up like 2018, it’s kind of hard to not feel that way. The name of the game for many big-budget publishers continues to be first-person shooters – and it’s easy to see why. But why not mix it up a little? Perhaps therein lies the biggest challenge that Battlefield V faces – it feels at times a lot like more of the same. When Battlefield 1 dropped, it was hard […]

Destiny 2: Is the New Content Structure a Boon or a Detriment?

With now several months behind the Forsaken expansion, Destiny 2 is still happily chugging along. While it’s highly unlikely that Bungie managed to recuperate from the losses it haemorrhaged following the game’s release, it does seem like they’ve finally embraced the formula of what makes Destiny worth playing: the grind. Let’s be honest here folks, if you’re playing Destiny 2, you’re playing for one thing and one thing only: the grind. We get it, the lore is interesting, the world-building can be very fun, but we’re sure as hell not all in here for the narrative. We’re here to zip […]

Black Ops 4 – The Future is Here

Well, Black Ops 4 has officially landed in everyone’s hands – and now that we’ve had some time to immerse ourselves in the best gunplay that Treyarch has to offer, it’s time to come to a verdict. Spoiler alert: it’s fantastic. We do indeed believe ourselves to be in the right when we claim that Black Ops 4 not only succeeds in being one of the best entries to the COD series to date, but also a shining beacon to what the future may hold. As the first Call of Duty game to eschew a campaign mode in favour of […]

The Quest for Endless PvP Pleasure

There is only one true way to experience the thrill of multiplayer: PvP. There are a million and one variants to multiplayer game design, but nothing can come close to the sensation of victory coursing through your system. There are those who prefer a more relaxed and cooperative atmosphere to their virtual outings, but we still hold that no amount of idyllic merrymaking can match the thrill and excitement that comes with pounding your enemies into the pavement. It’s all fine and dandy to just throw out sentiments of praise toward your favourite genres, but we here at The Game’s […]