10. Battlefield: Hardline
Hardline is not your typical Battlefield game, breaking away from the core gameplay and story of the original series and going in a completely different direction. Under development at Visceral Games and EA Digital Illusions, Hardline brings fresh gameplay and mechanics to the Battlefield franchise.
The game’s focus has been shifted from the military setting to the endless cop versus robber battle. Hardline features several new modes, with one predominant theme: robbers try to steal something, while cops are using all their resources in order to stop them.
The action is set in Miami, and while there’s also a single player mode included, we can safely say that Hardline is mostly a multiplayer driven game (just like the majority of Battlefield games). Will you join the team of cops and seek justice, or just run and gun for the money?
9. The Legend of Zelda Wii U
The Legend of Zelda (working title) for the Wii U is the first game in the series developed in HD (not including the remake of Wind Waker), and one of the few ones to approach the endless possibilities of being a open world game.
Little is known about this game, but throughout past months we managed to see a few gameplay videos at several conferences, and we got a glimpse of how the game works. Being a open world game, it can be enjoyed by every player in their own way and style. Of course, every game that features a huge map needs either fast travel or means of transportation.
This is where Link’s trusty horse Epona comes in, and completely changes the game. Jump on its back and enjoy the beautiful world of the upcoming The Legend of Zelda, exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii U.
8. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Everyone knows, or should know, something about the Metal Gear Solid series. It’s one of the most important franchise in the gaming industry, and if you haven’t played at least one game, please go and try out one of them and them come back and read this article — you won’t regret taking my advice.
Similar to previous titles in the series, The Phantom Pain will get you on your knees, and force you to constantly keep a stealthy approach when trying to advance towards its core. Last year got us a sneak peek at the game, in the form of Ground Zeroes, which is essentially a prequel to this game.
The game focuses on Snake (also known as Big Boss), and walks the players through his life after nine years of coma. Metal Gear Solid games are known for their unforgiving gameplay, you’re either silent, or you’re dead.
7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Wild Hunt will conclude the story of the famous witcher, Geralt of Rivia, in a game that promises to take the series to a whole new level. Developer CD Projekt Red promises that the game is “30 times larger” than any other entry in the franchise, while being an incredible fresh experience for anyone — no matter how much knowledge of the other games you have.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is designed in such way for everyone to be able to pick it up and don’t worry if they haven’t played the first games, as the story will be self explanatory and will hold your hands until the end.
It’s also the first game in the series to be developed exclusively for next-gen consoles, and PC. This means that you’ll probably be amazed when you’ll see the brand new world of Wild Hunt, powered by the amazing new hardware.