While there are hordes of shooters, sports and strategy games arriving on store shelves this year and beyond, most of them don’t tickle that itch of exploration, but thankfully, there’s a bunch of exciting adventure titles that we can’t wait to discover.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Early 2016 (PS4)
Nathan Drake might be about to go on his last adventure, but it’ll be sure to be packed full of twists, exciting mysteries, lovable characters, and brilliant action. The Uncharted series has set a high-bar for the franchise, and from the gameplay demonstration we’ve seen, this is likely to set a new standard for the future of Uncharted.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Q4 2015 (Xbox 360, Xbox One)
The Tomb Raider reboot was a refreshing take on the life and antics of a young Lara Croft, and injected some new blood into a somewhat dying franchise. We saw Lara go from scared 20-something to becoming an artifact-hunting heroine in the first game, and Rise of the Tomb Raider will continue that journey. Expect some interesting locales, a globe-hopping adventure, and some more weird caverns and tombs this time around.
Assassin’s Creed: Victory
Q4 2015 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The last major Assassin’s Creed release, Unity, was largely considered disaster in about every way imaginable, so Ubisoft needs to knock their next effort out of the park. This time around, Victory will see our merry band of assassin’s will haunt the streets of Victorian London. The new setting and lessons learnt from Unity should provide a familiar yet exciting new adventure for the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
The Legend of Zelda Wii U
2016 (Wii U)
The first truly open-world Zelda game looks absolutely jaw-dropping, but when it’s going to come out is the only question. If this doesn’t sell Wii U units nothing will. So far, everything we’ve seen about the new Zelda game points to something truly special.
No Man’s Sky
2015 (PC, PS4)
What we haven’t had in a while is an intriguing-looking space exploration title. In No Man’s Sky, you can explore near-infinite worlds on your journey to the center of the universe, mapping out planets as you go. The game is massively multiplayer in a sense, and any world you discover will proudly display your tag. No Man’s Sky is making us curious, as there’s still a lot to be discovered.
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