Summer is right around the corner and in a few more months school will be out. If you don’t have plans on getting a job or partying like a rock star for Spring Break, there are only a handful of things left for you to with your time. Why not play video games? And with so many games being released each year, it can be difficult to decide which one is deserving of your left over lunch money. To make things easier for you, here’s a list of five that will be worth your time in 2013.
Battlefield 4 is one of the most anticipated games of the year from EA. A release date has not been announced, but a few lucky people from GameStop have already been privileged with a sneak preview and confessed to its amazement. It’s another first-person shooter game that you will have to compare with Call Of Duty.
Fans of the game are hoping to not have glitches like warped soldiers and praying that the commanders will be brought back. They’re also hoping for better a better storyline and more control over their path to victory. Those who purchased Medal Of Honor: Warfighter last year were given the opportunity to pre-order Battlefield and will be the first to see if all the hype was justified.
This is a game that will make its way to PS3, PS4 Xbox 360, PC and Wii U this year. So far an exact date has not been set, but everyone is crossing his or her fingers in hopes of a holiday release. The game is about a hacker, who from the screenshots resembles Tom Cruise. He has to figure out how to survive in a mechanically controlled world. There has also been talk of the game going over to the film world due to Ubisoft recently registering for a few questionable domain names. If that rumor turns out true, hopefully the adaptation will be far better than others that have tried to make the transition. Fans can pre-order the game online through GameStop, BestBuy and Amazon.
The Last Of Us
The Last Of Us seems a little like Resident Evil, and the concept reminds me a little bit of the movie I Am Legend. The game starts after an apocalyptic disaster hits Earth. Two survivors named Joel and Ellie must figure out how to survive in an abandoned city where everyone is decapitating each other for food. If you become tired of first-person shooter or war games, you should definitely check it out. This third-person action game is receiving a lot of buzz and according to the critics, will more than likely be a quality survival game.
Grand Theft Auto V
The newest addition to the Grand Theft Auto franchise will be set in the city of Los Santos in fictional Southern California. The game will continue with the tradition of providing gamers with the freedom to carry on missions while earning money through any obstacle they choose to conquer. This time around Rockstar has decided to take the criminal activity to the beach and around the mountaintops. It will be interesting to see what kind of other surprises the gaming giant has under its sleeves.
Rockstar has already pushed the game back once and received some backlash from their fans due to the delay. So far, the expected release date is September 17, 2013, but if you are worried about it selling out in your town, you can go ahead and preorder it for Playstation 3. To get more info on any possible future setbacks or updates check out the Rockstar website.
BioShock Infinite is actually a game that I am excited about. I like the concept of the game being set in 1912 in a city suspended in the air. Since so many of the games on the market are set sometime in the not to distant future, it’s nice to see something different. It seems like a game with not only great graphics and firearms, but also a intriguing story-line. The BioShock series has not been around for as long as some of the games in this list, but I imagine through time it will grow a following just as strong. A set release date has been announced for March 26, 2013.
This year more advanced game consoles will be brought to the market. Very soon a new PlayStation 4 will be released and there are rumors flying around for a new Xbox towards the end of the year. Hopefully with more advanced consoles, comes more advanced games, which means you will have to make harder decisions at Best Buy. Which game release dates do you have marked on your calendar?
Kristina Jackson is freelance writer on topics such as technology, gaming and design. When she’s not busy writing on one of the three topics, you can find her painting in her free time. Or making plans to conquer the world while taking cooking lessons.