6 Awesome Games that will throw your back out
Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal is a game series always known for innovation and exploration. The shooting in this particular series is very impressive and the gameplay is action packed all the time. This time though, Far Cry Primal takes us, as the name suggests, to a prehistoric time where you need to battle mammoths and other magnificent creatures like that.
The game does a very good job when it comes to putting you face to face with these challenges very fast. There is a lack of weapons which might be problematic for some players, but then again that’s exactly what makes the game so immersive and fun to begin with.
The ability to tame animals is nice here as most of them are ferocious and they will help you explore the world in a much better fashion which is exactly what you want to have in the first place.
You do need to expand your regular region and gain more territory but there will always be new enemies that you have to engage. That’s understandable, but it does show you how much content you have here. You can indeed feel like a primal fighter since there are so many interesting places for you to check out here. Some of them are simple while others are a lot more challenging to begin with. The game does an amazing job when it comes to providing you with a sense of exploration and exposure. It’s not easy to access this type of experience in games nowadays and that’s exactly what makes Far Cry Primal so good to begin with.
Fighting large animals like the mammoth is a sheer delight and it can also be a massive challenge to begin with. There will be problems as you play but the more you experience the game the harder it will be for you to put it down. It’s safe to say that there are challenges here and there as a whole, but the title does a very good job when it comes to bringing in great missions to begin with.
The color palette in the game could be better, but I found it to be suitable for the experience. The character design is nice and everything does seem very accurate to the time period, which is exactly what you might want in the first place.
It’s important to note that the gameplay opportunity here is very immersive and the attention to detail offered to each portion of the prehistoric life is definitely worth it. I particularly liked the fact that the missions are diverse and the story is pretty good as well, albeit a little cliché at times. I like the great focus on having a very good experience here and the fact that you have multiple crafting items does bring a Far Cry 3 and 4 vibe to begin with. Either way, Far Cry Primal is a ton of fun and I do recommend it for any player that wants to experience Far Cry in all of its glory. This prehistoric setting might not be for everyone, but the experience is really nice and that’s what really pushes the ball when it comes to accuracy and great gameplay!
Hard Reset Redux
There are many indie games out there that get overlooked due to the huge amount of titles that get released each day. Some of them are one man projects, others are indie studios that do their games without a lot of funding. Hard Reset Redux is a title that manages to stand out due to the great production value and the fact that it’s a visual boost for the original title, something that’s really impressive and interesting right from the start.
What is Hard Reset Redux? At its core, this is a shooter but it also has some great action and adventure elements. There are a few puzzles here and there that you need to focus on doing but overall the game is pretty much straight on in terms of the gameplay and what you need to do.
A thing to note about Hard Reset Redux is that this game is very focused on delivering an action packed gameplay. It has a very distinct approach and the cyberpunk setting does make the entire experience even more interesting to begin with.
The gun play in this game is very good and distinct, something does that entice you to play the game more and more. People that loved the original will have a blast with the Redux version because there are some new moves, the gameplay has a better pacing and even the performance is a little better as well.
The weapons for this game are varied and they do stay true to the steampunk nature of the game. That alone manages to bring in front a very good value and it does show the unique touch offered by the game towards the industry.
The title is action packed and you will always be able to have something good to do here. If you are a person that loves the idea of using stealth, Hard Reset Redux can be a good option too although most of the time this might not be the most suitable option to begin with. It’s safe to say that the game does manage to provide you with some good value and, as a whole, it does tend to deliver on its promise quite a bit.
It’s important to note that the game isn’t tough. Even if you aren’t that familiar with shooters, this game is beginner friendly and it will hold your hand many times. There are multiple difficulty levels based on each person’s expertise so if you do tend to be better than others at this type of game you might find Hard Reset Redux to be an extraordinary and really fun experience!
From beginning and up until the very end, Hard Reset Redux is an extraordinary, enhanced and fun FPS experience. It’s very good, filled with some great moments and thoroughly enjoyable. People that love first person shooters will have a blast with this game, so we do recommend you to check it out as fast as possible. Even if you are an FPS newcomer, this is a game that does have a great tutorial and the gun play is perfect. Overall, it’s a recommended option especially since it’s inexpensive as well!
Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear is a new psychological horror game where you have to play the role of a psychologically disturbed player. Here you will need to complete your magnus opus and in order to do that you will need to find various secrets about your character. You will explore a Victorian mansion that is filled with dangers, horrific situations, exploration and puzzle solving mechanics.
The main goal in the game, at least at the start, is to complete your masterpiece. There are lots of puzzles included in the game and they are basically visual clues that will bring you one step forward to your goal. There are 6 chapters in the game and you will find a wide variety of items here, items that are needed in order to complete the world.
The game is dimmed and the objects you can find in the game will offer you a great insight into the life of the painter which makes the experience fun and exciting. As you complete the painting you will find out more about the origin of this masterpiece and you will also better understand the secret of the painter.
When it comes to playing Layers of Fear, you will experience quite a lot of jumpscares. These do show how intense and fun the game really gets to be. You will have lots of puzzles to complete and many of them will have a very disturbing outcome.
The level design is very good in this game and it’s actually one of the standout features here. The graphics are crisp and they do deliver some identity and fun to the game as well. You will also have to note the fact that this game does have a very good use of music and sounds which do influence the gameplay quite a bit. The game is strange and trippy but in a positive manner. You always want to see what’s beyond the next door and that’s something that delivers a very good value.
While the story can be muddled at times, the main downside is that the game is very short when compared to other horror games. Still, the length doesn’t really matter that much in the end if the experience is good and Layers of Fear does a very good job at making everything distinct and fun here. The gameplay is very immersive and exciting, not to mention that most of the time you will be very impressed with the uniqueness of this entire world.
Should you play Layers of Fear? If you are a person that enjoys horror games this one should be right up your alley. It’s not hard to get into and while it can be scary, it’s a nice experience for people that enjoy great gaming moments. It’s a spectacular experience so if you do enjoy a high standard set of gameplay options you will be more than impressed here. Overall, Layers of Fear is considered to be a masterpiece of the horror genre for 2016, so you should consider giving it a shot!
Mafia III is one of the latest open world action adventure games, but it’s also one of the first that touches a very troubling era in history. Mafia III takes place during the 60s in a city named New Bordeaux and you play the role of a black man that tries to battle the local mafia. He also wants to find revenge from some very personal motives.
As you can expect, Mafia III is filled with some very interesting gameplay choices and it does come with one of the best story modes we have ever encountered in an open world game. The cutscenes are a delight to see but they are also very informative and do bring in front a very good story that unfolds in a very unpredictable manner.
The characters in the game are acted very well, they are believable and even the minor characters are very well fleshed out, which is a delight to have. The soundtrack in this game is very good and the game does a stellar job when it comes to fully immersing you into the 60s era. The songs are great, a delight to listen to while driving and they do make you push forward through missions.
This is where the problems appear. The world is large and a pleasure to explore but the missions are repetitive and that is obviously a problem. It gets even more of a problem as you play unfortunately, because each mission seems to be similar to the others. A good variety would be great here and hopefully they can address that via a patch.
The AI is not that good honestly but the game does a very good job when it comes to providing you with some challenge here and there. There are some concepts that just don’t work such as the lack of more cars and people, not to mention that the world design is very repetitive most of the time.
That being said, I did have a lot of fun playing the game. I found the experience to be exciting although the repetitive factors were quite a problem at times. Even so, if you are willing to get past that you will receive a very fun, immersive experience and plenty of fun that you will appreciate quite a bit. It’s nice to see that the game can provide you with so much fun and the immersion factor is really high here to be honest. It could be great if they add some more variety and stuff to do, but even so, the game is pretty good and interesting.
Should you get Mafia III? It depends on what you want. Since Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced recently and you do have GTA V, this game doesn’t really offer something better or more content. On the contrary, the lack of multiplayer and some dull features do tend to bring it down. It’s still a fun title to play especially if you are one of the people that enjoy a nice story!
Shadow Warrior 2
Shadow Warrior was a fun action game that had a very satisfying melee, a wild story and a whole bunch of execution techniques. Shadow Warrior 2 is basically taking the previous experience to the next level, all while providing gamers with interesting, action packed gaming moments that are a delight to enjoy!
The story is set at around 5 years after the first game and you still play the role of LO Wang, this time you will need to eliminate Zilla which send demons from another dimension. Just like last time, the action is over the top and the game does a very good job at not taking itself too seriously. That’s what makes is so much fun though, the fact that it does maintain a good focus on its target without having to worry about any issues.
Maybe the true start of the new game is definitely 4-player cooperative gameplay. This is a whole lot of fun and while game is still suitable for singleplayer, this just takes things to a new perspective!
The level design is more open when compared to the previous entry in the series. Don’t be fooled though, there are plenty of linear locations here, they are very well hidden though and it will be hard for you to spot them right from the start. But they are there and you shouldn’t have a lot of trouble finding them.
They did add a new traversal mechanic which helps you climb walls and explore new locations without a problem. Plus, there aren’t so many restrictions when compared to last time, not to mention that you can revisit the levels you just played if you want access to more resources. Another thing to note is that the game does have an upgrade hub and the upgrades are a delight to acquire all the time. It’s important to note that the game does a very good job at maintaining everything distinct and fun. It will not be easy to handle all 70+ weapons properly, but the more you level up the more fun the game becomes. It’s a delight for sure and one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences in recent years.
Graphics are updated as well and they look very well. The enemy design is spectacular and bosses in particular are quite impressive. When it comes to actually beating the bosses, you might find the experience a little repetitive as you need to find various patterns. It’s still something fun and enjoyable, you just need to find the right approach.
Shadow Warrior 2 is a delight to play and it’s filled with jokes, references and gore. It’s a very good game that shows you don’t have to take yourself too seriously in order to create a fun experience. Shadow Warrior 2 is funny, it has a stellar gameplay and the entire gaming experience is up to par even with the latest AAA releases. It’s inexpensive and you do get your money’s worth!
Titanfall was a game that started to revolutionize the FPS genre thanks to its unique movement system and the introduction of titans. This time around, you get even more titan types, 6 of them actually as well as larger maps and a singleplayer campaign.
This was a very important problem of the previous game, but thankfully Titanfall 2 manages to eliminate that. This time around you also get some interesting things such as grappling hooks as well as a sliding mechanic and a new pulse blade. This one is actually a throwing knife that will show the location of enemies nearby. If that’s not enough, you can also use a holographic pilot that allows you to confuse enemies.
Just like the first game, you have a progression system that will give you access to more items and tools that you can use. There are more customization options and weapons in this new version, which does provide you with an even better way to show your might on the field of battle.
A thing to note is that Titanfall 2 will automatically shift to third person if you execute an enemy, in order to show a cutscene. It’s really hard to know at this point if it will be included in the multiplayer, but hopefully that’s not the case as it would hamper the gameplay quite a bit.
As you play you get points and when you have enough points you can summon the titan. The titans in this game are Scorch, Ion, Legiojn, Ronin, Tone and Northstar. Each one has a different ability that you can enjoy and it does bring in plenty of fun. The customization options are similar if you compare it to the Street Fighter franchise as the titan abilities can’t be customized that much however you do have extensive customization when it comes to the overall appearance of the titan unit. The AI enemies will be within the game as well, so you can expect to have amazing, large battlefields all the time.
Of course, the main change from Titanfall is the singleplayer campaign. The first one lacked a campaign and it did receive quite a bit of criticism for that, however the new game does have one and it seems to bring in front an interesting, exciting appeal that you do not want to miss. Players can communicate and even talk with the titan during the campaign which is something new in regards to the game experience.
As a whole, Titanfall 2 is very promising and if the first game is any indication, people are going to have a lot of fun with it. If you are a fan of the first title or you just want a very refined, exciting FPS game with nice replayability, this might be right up your alley. Just check it out and you are bound to enjoy the way it plays quite a bit.
What do you think about those games? Are they worth playing?