February & March’s Gaming Line-Up Is An Epic Embarrassment Of Riches
Fancy some adrenaline-pumping action-horror? Say hello to Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro: Last Light and Dead Space 3.
Colourful platforming more your bag? Check out Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time and Rayman Legends.
Into strategy titles on the PC instead? Then make some serious time for Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm and the new SimCity.
That’s just skimming the surface of course. Indeed, it’s hard to think of a two-month period that has seen more hotly-tipped releases crammed into such a narrow release window.
There’s a pair of epic, exclusive prequels in the shape of God Of War: Ascension and Gears Of War: Judgement; an intriguing and exciting spin-off for one of gaming’s biggest series in the form of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance; and, hot on the heels of DmC, another controversial yet compelling major franchise reboot with the new Tomb Raider, which sees a young Lara Croft fight for survival in a gritty, open-world experience.
As for fully-fledged sequels, we’ve got Crysis 3, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 and the potentially mind-blowing BioShock Infinite to look forward to; while the aforementioned Metro: Last Light and Rayman Legends could be potential GOTY contenders if they’re even half as good as their phenomenal predecessors.
Encouragingly for South Park fans meanwhile, it looks as though Obsidian’s RPG ‘The Stick Of Truth’ may actually be the first video game to truly do Parker and Stone’s delightfully satirical series and characters justice.
Of course, the downside of having so many exciting games to look forward to in such a short space of time is that it creates a genuine dilemma for all us gamers and our wallets. So what will you be playing over the next couple of months, and why? Let us know in the comments section below…
Spoilt For Choice: The Hottest Games Coming In February/March:
BioShock Infinite – PS3, PC, Xbox360
Aliens: Colonial Marines – PS3, PC, Xbox360
Crysis 3 – PS3, PC, Xbox360
Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time – PS3
Metro: Last Light – PS3, PC, Xbox360
StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm – PC
Rayman Legends – WiiU
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 3DS
Tomb Raider – PS3, PC, Xbox360
God Of War: Ascension – PS3
South Park: The Stick Of Truth – PS3, PC, Xbox360
Lego City: Undercover – WiiU
Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – PS3, Xbox360
Dead Space 3 – PS3, PC, Xbox360
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – PS3, Xbox360
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus – PS Vita
SimCity – PC
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – PS3, PC, Xbox360
Gears Of War: Judgement – Xbox360