OUR MOST PLAYED GAME THIS MONTH
It is no surprise that the most played game amongst GAME staff this month is the astounding Titanfall 2. From it's perfectly structured and wonderfully developed single player campaign, through to it's fast paced, adrenaline fuelled multiplayer, Titanfall 2 keeps delivering to all that succumb to it.
Titanfall 2's campaign, sees you taking on the role of Rifleman Jack Cooper as you bond with your previous mentors' Titan, BT-7274 and become a pilot. Throughout the campaign Jack and BT form a stronger and stronger bond that helps them to navigate their way through one of the genres finest single player campaigns and take down the planets mercenary forces. Whether navigating the parkour inspired level design or stomping and blasting enemy titans, from start to finish, Titanfall 2 is an experience you won't forget.
Once done with the campaign, you are ready for the multiplayer and if you have prior experience with Titanfall, the sequel is a more refined and rewarding experience. With 6 titans to choose from this time round, plus a multitude of pilot weapons and abilities to master, Titanfall 2 is a must play for any true FPS fans.
Your Titan is ready pilot, are you?
I honestly wasn't expecting to love Titanfall 2 as much as I do. It's a game i've been playing almost every day since I got my hands on it. I was expecting fast paced, well balanced multiplayer with excellent map and weapon design, and on that front it more than delivered. What I wasn't expecting was one of the best single player campaigns for any FPS since, well, Modern Warfare! The level design, set pieces and even platformer puzzles (yes, really!) are second to none. Are you a fan of shooters? Get this game, it will NOT disappoint.Dan Cox, Head Office
Obviously it’s Titanfall 2!
This instalment of Titanfall came with a diverse single player campaign which acts as a perfect introduction to Titanfall’s remarkably smooth movement mechanics.
Combine this with its intense multiplayer experience & the awe-inspiring Titan line-up and you have the perfect platform to become a real Pilot.Andrew Clancy, Head Office
Titanfall 2 drew me in from the start. It's wonderfully structured and varied campaign was a real breath of fresh air to this FPS veteran. Parkouring and stomping my way through some fantastic level design was an utter joy and watching the bond between man and machine strengthen was a really well handled plot dynamic.
As for the multiplayer, I now have an itch that needs scratching on a daily basis. There is no better sound than the crack of my Titan breaking through the atmosphere and landing at my feet with a THUD.Lee Clarke, Head Office
What else have we been playing this month?
This game pulled me back in to playing first person shooters,the graphics and gameplay are the best I've ever experienced in a war game!
The online modes will have you playing this for months!
Michael Bui, Head Office
I have a 'love/hate' relationship with FIFA 17 Online Tournaments. I'm currently in Division 5 and can easily waste 3-4 hours a night going backwards and forwards from promotion to relegation. No better feeling than becoming Division champions - however I have several broken controllers from losing...
Phil Crawley, Head Office
Without doubt the most intense multiplayer game available at the moment. Nothing gets your heart pounding like being the last of your team holding off an assault. A game for those who love teamwork, no Rambo's welcome!
Joe Dale, Head Office
I am currently playing through The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in the run up to the launch of the new title The legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Upon completion of the game and the dungeon, you can link the "wolf link amiibo" to the console unlocking the wolf in the new game with 20 hearts.
Tom Cottrell, Head Office
I'm Currently Playing Yakuza 0 - Best part so far is switching between epic street brawls in downtown 80's Tokyo, to winning myself a pet chicken called Nugget at the bowling alley. Oh, and the retro SEGA arcades are a blast!
Lauren Newman, Head Office
I am currently replaying Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition, I finished it previously as co-op but thought I would give it a go as single player. It feels like a whole new experience being able to make all the calls on where to go and what to kill, and as the witch doctor my mini-entourage of summoned beasts is always around to have my back in a fight!
Roni Dunn, Head Office
The Greatest Game EVER MADE!!!
Imagine some spotty skinny kid sat on his living room floor after doing homework and bribing his mother that he has done everything and was allowed to play his PlayStation 1 for his allotted time before his brother came into the room and a battle began around who gets the first go... Now imagine that after 20mins of battling the winner (Me) finally gets to turn on the PS1 and play the Greatest game EVER made “Final Fantasy VII”
What a game. The graphics back then were mind blowing and the Chocoboos, oh my god, no idea what they were, but who doesn’t want an oversized giant yellow running bird to ride. The story was brilliantly done from your team that you build to Sephiroth what a brilliant bad guy. Overall this game was a game changer and is what got me into RPGs still to this day and the fact that there is a remake around the corner just means I need to bulk up for the battles to come with my brother for the first go.
Ski Iqbal, Head Office
I'm currently - (still!) - playing Overwatch. It’s an amazing game when playing with your friends as you work as a team to pull off incredible manoeuvres like stacking Diva, Roadhog, Soldier 76 and Zenyatta’s ultimate to take a point in Overtime on Anubis and snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat. The diversity of characters and maps means there is always something new to see or do and I’m constantly surprised by the strategies of clever players. However, probably the greatest part of Overwatch is the competitive mode - I’ve loved making slow progress up the leagues from my initial placement matches and going from being stomped in minutes at the beginning to learning and truly understanding how characters complement each other and how crucial team work is to win more than I lose. It’s a great game, and due to the ongoing Developer support - free characters, maps and constant rebalancing - I think it’ll continue to be a great game for a really long time.
It's no secret around the office that I am not happy unless i am assassinating things (in games - obviously), and with an absence of my one true love Assassin's Creed this year, Dishonored filled the hole that was created in my heart quite nicely.
Arkane Studio's follow up to the amazing Dishonored did not disappoint me one bit, and the added element of playing as dissatisfied Empress, Emily Kaldwin was just the Rune on the Outsider Shrine (play it and you'll get that).
It's decrepit world and dark humour are just perfect, and also the way the guards just come apart when you slash your way through them is pretty satisfying (can you tell i am constantly on the high chaos, lethal end of the spectrum?) and with new supernatural powers to play with there are so many ways to do it!
The great thing is, you can play it super stealthy, quiet and even with no kills if thats what you're into, I however, suck at that and everyone ends up dead or unconscious (if i'm feeling generous). Definitely one you can play through again and again if you want to!Steph Lord, Head Office
The game I’ve been playing recently and that I adore is a little bit of an older one, Mass Effect 2, which was released 2010 (2011 for PS3) and it is easily up there with one of my favourite games of all time. The graphics while no longer being amazing compared to more recent games and up and coming releases like For Honor still look polished and characters have plenty of detail with Jack’s tattoos being a prime example of this.
The story for Mass Effect 2 is in my opinion anyway the best out of the series, with you having to work for a shadowy organisation that you are lead to revile in the first game but are now the best hope you have for defeating the Reapers (big evil doom machines well deserving of the capital R).
My favourite thing of all has to be that almost every interaction with someone or decision made feels like it matters and can affect the outcome of the game in some way, and that working towards and gaining the loyalty of your crew feels well worth the effort involved in doing so.
Even though it still has its flaws like several levels being the same design repeated, Mass Effect 2 still keeps its place as one of my favourite games to go back to.Toby Barham, Head Office
Just completed playing Walking Dead Season 2 - absolutely amazing game from Telltale Games! Your choices within a zombie infested world help decide the fate of you and your companions! I’ve been playing both Season 1 and 2 as I can’t wait for Season 3 to be released later this month!Tom McGinnes, Head Office
I have been playing pretty much daily for three years now, and love the artwork on the cards and the creativity you can have with your card decks. I also use to play people at Multiplay and shock them all when I beat all the guys in the office ( Girl power)
Kaylee Niedermayer, Head Office
My staff pick is Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, my favourite game from the Assassin’s Creed saga. Black Flag introduces a new dynamic into the series by providing you with your very own pirate ship! After already falling in love with the intricate close combat fighting and free running that are prevalent throughout the games, I could now sail oceans and conduct battles with enemy ships, where I could decide whether to commandeer the ship or send it to the dark abyss below. If that wasn’t enough, during my ocean voyages I was introduced to the delightful music genre that is the shanty and have never looked back.
Ben Nathan, Head Office
Aloha! Pokemon Sun & Moon celebrates a 20-year legacy of Pokemon, capturing the nostalgia of the franchise and introducing a fresh spin. There's plenty of familiar Pokemon hiding in the Wild, with a new 'Alola Form' spin on some of our favourites! Although the traditional Pokemon Gyms are no more, you'll have a bunch of fun travelling across the lush Islands to compete in Trials in a bid to earn the respect of fellow Poke Trainers. As a fan of this classic RPG from the dawn of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Sun & Moon introduces enough 'newness' to make exploring, battling and catching fun all over again, but, with enough of a nod to its roots to channel your inner child. Pokemon Sun & Moon is a must for fans of the series and newcomers alike.Logan Harrington, Head Office
Do you like the strange and peculiar? Are you obsessed with the deeper meanings and eldritch truths you know are out there? Then Bloodborne is for you. Cutting and shooting your way through this sinister and challenging game will leave you questioning your very existence whilst making you believe you are at the centre of it all. From the unassuming characters to the twisted labyrinths; Bloodborne will keep you guessing around every corner. Beasts all over the shop.. you’ll be one of them.. sooner or later...Maxx Wallace, Head Office
I’ve been playing ESO since it launched, in fairness with a few gaps as other releases came out. But I’m always surprised as to how much additional content they throw in there! Just finished all my quests for Sir Cadwell Fawlty which was a biggie for me. Obviously very excited about finally owning a house to display all my various trophies in, and then we have the huge drop of Morrowind later in the year. A great year for adventurers, indeed!Dan Allman, Head Office