Dark Souls 3 is the culmination of the action RPG genre that started years ago with Demons Souls.
Killer Instinct has come to PC packed with 2 years’ worth of content and improvements.
Superhot is a postmodern First Person Shooter that goes against the grain of the conventions set by modern first person shooters.
A truly immersive experience of exploring and surviving in a prehistoric open world.
For the true fans of the series and the players interested in competitive fighting games, the release date for Street Fighter V is the most important day of the year, but for everyone else; it is just another Tuesday.
Just Cause 3’s gameplay tools are all about giving players empowerment. Whether it is soaring through tropical island with a wingsuit, speeding through the roads on a sports car, riding the waves in a boat or simply blowing things up, everything in game is designed to allow players to create their own adrenaline filled adventure.
Last year Yuke’s and Visual Concepts tried to reinvent the stale WWE game franchise by over hauling its gameplay and…
Mad Max is an open world, 3rd person action adventure game with focus on scavenging and vehicular combat. Set in…
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Dying Light has it where it counts. The meat and bones of the game are polished and well executed.
Every game in the Far Cry franchise puts the players in the boots of a foreigner who finds himself in a strange, war torn land and Far Cry 4 is no different.
Assassin’s Creed Unity seems to be a genuine effort by the developers to go back to the roots of the franchise by refining the core elements of the early games and making the game approachable for brand new adopters in terms of gameplay and narrative.
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Debuting in 2008, Street Fighter 4 was not only a worthy sequel to the franchise but also single-handedly brought the…
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Now the franchise makes its return as the second AAA exclusive title on the adolescent next-gen system trying to represent the power of the PlayStation 4 as well as the creative vision and ability of Sucker Punch Studio in a positive light.
Once called the king of all gaming genres, Platformers have since gone down in their popularity and thus lost some of their luster especially in terms of quantity of titles available.
It is that time of the year when most of what the year had to offer has passed us by and we get ready to reflect back to all that we have experienced and start to judge the merits of its offerings.
We here at Segment Next have compiled our own best of 2013 for every category of games that came out during the year.
The following article will present five best games in its particular category and the winner will be determined by the result of reader poll in the coming month.
Best Strategy Game of 2013
Tower defense, war simulation or plain old resource management, strategy games have carved out a definitive place for themselves in the world of video games.
Following are the five most successful strategy games that held their grip on gamers in year of 2013:
The Multiplayer Online Battle Area sequel to the popular Defense of the Ancients (DoTA) mod to Warcraft III engine, DOTA 2 remains faithful to its predecessor while also increasing production quality as well as additions to gameplay.
Featuring 7 modes of play and 104 ‘heroes’, DOTA 2 provides the same addictive team-focused gameplay and deep and complex systems while maintaining balance to provide deep and rewarding competitive gameplay that has made it the go to MOBA of 2013.
XCOM: Enemy Within
Enemy Within is a standalone expansion pack for the critically acclaimed 2012 reboot of the XCOM franchise; XCOM: Enemy Unknown
The game retains the core storyline, the presentation style and all the features of Enemy Unknwon and introduces new resource named “Meld”, new units, a brand new faction “Exalt” as well as addition of 47 new maps.
With all the new additions as well as the fact that it does not require Enemy Unknown to be played, XCOM: Enemy Within really feels like a sequel and a standalone entry that offers hours of fun gameplay and a perfect jumping point for anyone who has not sampled the XCOM games.
Total War: Rome II
Successor to the highly acclaimed 2004 war simulation strategy game Rome: Total War, Rome II returns with an in depth system of land, resource and army management mixed with the exhilarating real time tactical battles.
The most obvious shinning point of the game is how it boasted The Warscape Engine which rendered each real-time battle in such detail that the player was able to appreciate the scale of war by looking at a range that started from view of a singular soldier to overview of armies in the whole battleground.
Along with its spectacular visual presentation, the game offered staggering gameplay depth presented through variety of available units in land and naval warfare, the in-battle strategies as well as provincial political decisions, Total War: Rome II deliversd all that any gamer could ever ask from a war sim and more.
The long awaited sequel to Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3 retains the gameplay mechanics introduced in the previous Pikmin games and adds to them with now playable characters, Pikmin types as well as new Pikmin abilities.
Along with the addition to gameplay, the game also benefits from creative level design as well as great visual makes it a worthy addition to the Pikmin franchise that thousands of gamers love to play.
Company of Heroes 2
Sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 game Company of Heroes, the game brings back the real time strategy elements of the original set in the World War 2 era however unlike the first one’s emphasis on the western battle with Nazis, the second installment focuses on the Eastern side of conflict with the Soviet army.
While the CoH2 retains the original’s game engine, the game features TruSight which tries to accurately depict unit’s visibility depending on weather and other environmental conditions. The game also featured enhanced combat mechanics as well as a new ‘Theater of War” section which featured singleplayer and coop challenges detailing the war effort from German and Soviet side.
Whether it be for the love of cars, the sense of speed or the spirit of competition, racing games have been a beloved staple of video game industry from the start.
In the year 2013 the bulk of great puzzle games found their way onto the PC and provided gamers with gameplay that offered far more unique elements and experiences than any other genre in the market
Thanks to the rebirth of the Fighting Game industry in the last few years, the genre is finally starting to take new risks.
The genre of mass appeal, Action adventure games have always had a huge chunk of gaming market to themselves and 2013 was no different.
With all the talking of JRPGs dying out in the modern era, 2013 was the year when the Japanese Role Playing Games came back with full force and proved everyone wrong.