May 31st, 2011
Summertime is known more for the great outdoors than it is video games. But a surprising number of promising PC titles might keep you indoors more than you had originally anticipated.
Here’s what’s on my radar from June through August:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Aug 23)
The third installment of the RPG / first-person shooter by Eidos. Although the second game was a let down, the first game was a revelation, so there’s a 50/50 chance this will be good.
Red Faction: Armageddon (Jun 7)
If you played its predecessor, Red Faction: Guerrilla, you already know how explosively good the gameplay is. If not, you do now. Keep an eye on this one.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel (Jun 28)
Set in modern-day Mexico, Call of Juarez: The Cartel is a Western-theme shooter similar to Red Dead Redemption. The first two games were well-received, so it seems the third is another you can hang your 10 gallon hat on.
Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 (Jun 15)
I’ll let you in on a little secret: the first Magic game, released for PC last year, is straight up awesome. It’s been a cult favorite and budget-concious download ever since. If you like strategy, you’ll love this, even if you’ve never played the nerdy card game.
Alice: Madness Returns (Jun 14)
The Wonderland you knew from your childhood has gone horribly wrong ... again. The original was a dark and twisted platformer. Oh, and it was a lot of fun. Not sure where the new one might take us, but it’s worth following.
But what, there’s more!
- Dungeon Siege III (Jun 21)
- Torchlite II (Jun 30)
- F.E.A.R. 3 (Jun 21)
- Dead Island (Aug 1)
- Duke Nukem Forever (Jun 14)
Miss anything? What are you excited to play this summer?