Games News: Featured Nine in May | Max Payne 3, Ghost Recon Future Soldier …

It starts getting hotter in May, how do you fight may heat? By keeping indoors and indulging yourself in amazing games released this month. There are nine games being released this month and they will surely give one another tough competition to get your attention.

Max Payne 3 (Xbox360 PS3)

Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 is published by Rockstar Games Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This version is being created by new set of game developers and creator. Players play this game as Max Payne ace shooter of this game and plays classic run-and-gun shooting. Max Payne 3 brings some amazing features such as over-the-shoulder zoom aiming and cover mechanics. It also retains earlier features such as “Last Man Standing”, where a pain killer drifts away death for some time, shoot-dodge mechanic and bullet-time in action sequence. It has both Single-Player and Multi-Player modes.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier (Xbox 360 PS3)

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is published by Ubisoft. It is the fourth version and a futuristic version of this game series.

When a dirty bomb takes out a ‘Ghost Team’ another ‘Ghost Team’ is assigned to track down the dirty bomb using Advanced Technologies. ‘Ghost Team’ visits Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia and Norway during their mission to track the source.

This is a third person cover based shooting game except when player is shooting using sight when to give player a better aim game switches to first person mode.

This version brings in ‘Optical Camouflage’ mode where ‘Ghost Team’ is difficult to see. In this version player does not need to micromanage the ‘Ghost Team’ but can mark the targets with priority and can change the priorities depending on how the game plays.

Dragon’s Dogma (Xbox 360 PS3)

Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma is Capcom’s newest but unusual game. It is an open world Role Playing Game(RPG) filled with rolling hills and sturdy castles. This game is an attempt to create an epic laden with western-style adventure where players can explore this magical world at their leisure.

This game allows you to create your own character, allowing you to set height, weight, muscle tone, voice samples and even alter spacing between characters eyes. You can also choose skill this character has mastery on and also reassign skills during the game.

In this game player has to search for dragon who has brutally thrashed the main character, while searching for this dragon player comes across many beasts which player need not necessarily fight, when player fights these beasts, player must look for weak spots to attack these beasts. This game is high on strategy compared to its other competitors.

Game of Thrones (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
gotdropGame Of Thrones is being developed Cyanide, an independent publisher based in Paris and will be published by Paris based Focus Home Interactive. As the Games of Thrones TV Series became an overnight success Cyanide reworked the game characters to match TV show and brought in actors from show for character voice over.

In Game of Thrones, players will control either Mors, sworn brother of the Night’s Watch, or Alester, a Red Priest in search of redemption, who has returned to Westeros after a long exile. The story takes place after the death of The Hand of King Robert Baratheon, as our heroes find themselves dragged into a grand quest that will lead them through familiar and beautiful locales of Westeros, from the Wall to the infamous King’s Landing.

This is a Role Playing Game (RPG) based on an original story and best selling novel ‘A song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin. This game offers lush visuals where fantasy comes alive on screen powered by ‘Unreal Engine 3’. As this game is based on popular TV show players visit familiar places and meet familiar characters whom they have enjoyed on TV show. Players can play this game from viewpoint of two different leaders viewpoints, they can play the game either by fighting epic battles or by trying to solve puzzles through dialogue.

Starhawk (PS3)


Starhawk is a third-person shooter game released exclusively on PS3. This is next in series from Warhawk, with addition of single player story mode in this version. “Build n’ Battle” allows players to build structures such as bunkers, defenses, and armories in the midst of battle, giving the game a Real Time Strategy (RTS).

Starhawk takes place in future where humans have started colonizing other planets. This game takes place in a distant colony – Frontier, where a massive battle “Rush” was fought. The “Rush” took place when rift energy miners “Rifters” were mining rift energy, which converted them into mutants known as “Outcasts”. The “Outcasts” protect the remaining rift energy and kill anyone who tries to extract this rift energy.

Emmett Graves, one of the rift energy mine owner is the hero of this game and is also partially converted to “Outcast” by the rift energy infection. He along with his brother fights the “Outcasts” in this game.

Sniper Elite V2 (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

Sniper Elite V2

Sniper Elite V2 features an OSS sniper disguised as a German officer and sent into 1945 Germany to take out prominent targets, in an effort to prevent V2 rocket scientists from falling into the hands of the Russians as Nazi Germany crumbles.

This isn’t your normal WWII shooter, you won’t find yourself mowing down the masses as a lone super soldier.  Each level of Sniper Elite V2 tasks you to sneak through battle torn Germany, picking enemies off one by one and  eventually reaching a vantage point where you can take out your primary target.

While the sneaking in Sniper Elite isn’t the best in gaming, it is competent enough to allow you to scout targets with your binoculars and take them out in several ways.  You can sneak from cover to cover and stealthily eliminate enemies, set trip wires or landmines, or whip out a submachine gun for some righteous close quarters fury.

Dirt Showdown (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

DiRT Showdown(Game, PS3)
DiRT Showdown(Game, PS3)

Dirt Showdown is an arcade game based on Hoonigan, Demolition Derby and Race. Hoonigan is a brand new mode where players will have to pull off tricks and stunts after being unleashed in a “Joyride compound”. This  is developed by Codemasters for Microsoft Windows, Xbox360 and PS3.

Sorcery (PS3)

Sorcery is developed by ‘The Workshop’ and ‘SCE Santa Monica Studio’  and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for Playstation 3 utilizing the ‘Playstation Move’. Players take the role of young sorcerer’s apprentice and must master the arcane arts in order to protect his homeland. The Nightmare Queen has broken the ancient pact with mankind and threatens to cover the land in eternal night, sending her foul minions across the land. Players must travel through the dark Faerie Kingdoms to save the land from the darkness that has enshrouded it. Players must defeat numerous enemies, solve puzzles and craft new spells as they progress through the game.

Diablo III (PC)

Diablo 3

Diablo is a dark fantasy action role-playing game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The game takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series. This world was saved twenty years prior by a handful of unnamed heroes in Diablo 2. Having survived the onslaught brought by the armies of the Burning Hells, Tyrael rewarded the heroes by sending them to safety. It is up to a new generation of heroes to face the forces of evil threatening the world of Sanctuary. Players will have the opportunity to explore familiar settings such as Tristram. The plot will revolve around two surviving Lesser Evils, Azmodan and Belial, and an artifact known as the Black Soulstone.

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