The games we want the most
Has there ever been a lineup of games that get such joy from being ridiculous? There’s the one where you take selfies with zombies, Dead Rising 4 (p28). DR3 was no Shakespearean tragedy, sure, but for a game where you ran down zombies with a steamroller, we’d say it took itself too seriously. Frank’s big comeback seems to prioritise comedy to become the stupidest zombie game ever – a noble goal which we fully endorse. Then there’s the adventure where you play as a dubstep-loving youth who can control a dragon,
Scalebound (p34). Leave the brooding to Game of Thrones – the dragons here are all about fast, furious fun, thanks very much. Hideki Kamiya couldn’t make a serious game if he tried, nor has he ever made a bad one. Then there’s the one where you shoot Nazi junk in slow-mo, Sniper Elite 4 (p40). After technical hiccups in 3, this looks as smooth as a bullet slicing a Third Reich groin. Then there’s the silliest sandbox since Saints Row left orbit, in Watch Dogs 2 (p42). No longer swimming in Aiden Pearce’s moody tears, Ubisoft have put something wacky in the water for the brightest sandbox since Sunset Overdrive. Then there’s the one where we relive one of history’s most devastating wars, Battlefield 1 (p36). Er, wait, that’s actually not silly at all. Sorry for being disrespectful, veterans. The game looks really great, though!