We build high end desktops for enthusiasts, media creators, CAD designers, and anyone fed up with our mass produced competition, but we’re gamers at heart. Here are the Top 5 games our staff is looking forward to playing in the back half of 2014.
Watch_Dogs – Set in a fictionalized version of Chicago, Watch_Dogs is an open world, third-person action/adventure game from our friends at Ubisoft. By playing as a hacker vigilante, Watch_Dogs adds some cool new mechanics to a popular genre and really shows off the power of NVIDIA’s 700 series graphics.
The Crew – One part RPG, one part MMO, three parts racing game, The Crew combines single and multi-player elements in an open world to create innovation in the genre not seen since the original Need for Speed, a personal favorite of our founder. Drive cross country doing side missions, engage in single player stories, or multi-player co-op – what’s not to like?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – This RPG looks to build on the success of the first two games in the trilogy by creating what is alleged to be the largest living open world in the history of the genre, where the player’s actions directly affect the world and the game’s outcome. This is the type of game that really stands out on the PC platform, and with the success of the earlier Witcher Games, we’re expecting even more greatness this time around.
The Division – Details on this third-person tactical shooter are still a little sparse, but what we’re seen looks amazing. Set in a post-apocalyptic New York City, the Division ties elements of MMOs, shooters, and role-playing games with next gen graphics to create an immersive, dirty, scary world. Fingers crossed that the rumors of a release date delay are only just rumors.
Wolfenstein: The New Order – As the mother of the modern day FPS, Wolfenstein 3D introduced a generation of gamers to the genre and spawned dozens of competitors and copycats. Now well past due a modern reinvention, the Wolfenstein brand lives on with new graphics, mechanics, and tactics in The New Order. We’re always up for some first-person Nazi slaying goodness – our only hope is that we’re not in for another Duke Nukem Forever debacle.
Which games are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.