Tomorrow is a big day in the world of the new generation machines. They’be both been selling by the bucketload, but apart from Halo: The Master Chief Collection and (a botched) DriveClub, they’ve been lacking on any exclusive title to set them apart with re-releases like The Last of Us Remastered making up the numbers. As we march our way through November, we are going to see if Grand Theft Auto V will bring the remaining few old-gen gamers over to the new world. …
I though that Grand Theft Auto V was a masterpiece on the old-gen machines, and it is only a couple of weeks until we get to experience the splendour of the game on the new consoles (the PC version will see light of day next year).
There are numerous improvements that are incoming with the new version, but perhaps the biggest addition is that of the new first-person mode. A sexy video can be found after the break. …
For a moment when I first met Trevor in Grand Theft Auto V I thought I was going to be really turned away from a game which, until that point, hadn’t gripped me as much as I thought it would. Instead, the game opened up to a much greater extent than I thought it would and I have really started to get into the rhythm of things. Earlier this month Kevin and I shared Our Thoughts on the game, and while I still haven’t finished it, I think I can deliver my Verdict. …
Grand Theft Auto V has proven to be a massive hit, it was breaking sales records within the first 24 hours it was on sale and has been receiving critical acclaim across many outlets. The Guardian’s review was featured heavily on the front page of its website. Here at Reticule Towers though, we haven’t yet delivered our Verdict, that will change in the coming weeks, but for now you can check out some thoughts from Chris and Kevin after the break. …
Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout September 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.
Still catching up with this months games? August’s release schedule can be found here.
Total War: Rome II
Become the world’s first superpower and command the most incredible and vast war machine of the Ancient world. Dominate the enemies of your glorious empire by military, economic and political means. Your rise will bring admiration from your followers but will also attract greed and jealousy, even from your closest allies. Will betrayal strike you down, or will you be the first to turn on old friends? How much are you ready to sacrifice for your vision of Rome? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Dictator — as Emperor?
PS3, Xbox 360
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Farming Simulator 2013
PS3, Xbox 360
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
PS3, Xbox 360
I Am Alive
The Sims 3 Movie Stuff Pack
ARMA 3 is set in the near-future during the mid-2030s, where NATO forces deployed in the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea are trying to hold off a massive Iranian military offensive from the east. During the singleplayer campaign, the player will take the role of a British Special Forces soldier, Captain Scott Miller. Initially, the player must survive on their own after friendly forces are defeated in a failed NATO operation. During the campaign, the player will face everything from lone wolf infiltration missions to the commanding of large scale armored operations. The player will also be able to choose different objectives and weaponry (such as UAVs, artillery, and air support) according to their play style.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hackers
PS3, Xbox 360
The Elder Scrolls Anthology
Grand Theft Auto V
PS3, Xbox 360
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
Angry Birds Star Wars II
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
PS3, Xbox 360
Recovery: Search and Rescue Simulation
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+
Train Simulator 2014
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Career mode in Fifa 14 has been revamped. Additions include a Global Scouting Network through most countries, which allows hiring a scout to search for talent all season from various clubs globally. The Career Mode hub navigation has also been redesigned, with fewer interruptions and live scouting reports. Managers are now able to develop, build and refine their network of scouts, gathering details on the attributes and traits of players. This way of playing Career Mode also moves away from the concept of player overall rating as an on-demand metric of a player’s abilities. Instead, communication with scouts determines what type of player is wished.
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
The Guided Fate Paradox
Rise of Venice
Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast/Lightning Bolt
PS3, Xbox 360
Girls’ Fashion Shoot
So here it is, the final four in our countdown to 2013’s most anticipated games. This year is certainly jam packed with some brilliant releases, but with so many which are the top games to look out for? Read on to find out our final four countdown of the ‘Top 10 Games To Look Forward To In 2013’.
4. Bioshock Infinite
The game environment of Bioshock Infinite just looks utterly stunning. Columbia may be floating in the sky but still has all the trademarks of any large city. Towering sky scrapers protrude through the clouds, dozens of giant hard carved statues can be seen on buildings and in parks and even shops are visible on the cobbled streets. All this is amplified by the fact that below each towering building, every street and cinema there are hundreds of meters of air and a very long fall to your death.
Bioshock Infinite leaves the cramped surroundings of Rapture and explodes into the open air of Columbia with all the intricate design and originality that made the first game so brilliant. An entirely new array of enemies have been developed, new characters and a seemingly in depth story and dialogue to rival that of the first Bioshock.
3. Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs took everyone by surprise at E3 2012. Ubisoft took the choice to gamble on a new IP when almost everyone else was creating sequels to previous games or at the very least playing safe in a genre they were known for. Along side the announcement at E3 was a gameplay trailer which showed the stunning visuals of a city that looked very much like New York and a setting that rings true to the modern day lives of the average person.
In the world of Watch Dogs people are becoming ever more dependant on the technology that they use without ever really knowing who controls the information they input into certain devices and the accessibility to it. All it would take is one person who knew their way around that technology and a lot of disruption could be caused with relative ease. In the trailer Aiden Pearce, the stories antihero, can be seen blocking mobile phone signals, hacking traffic lights and listening in to peoples phone conversations and also seems to be pretty handy with a gun.
2. The Last of Us
The last of Us is a post apocalyptic city based adventure epic set in a world where living is a daily struggle to survive against the odds. From the media released so far by developers Naughty Dog, it’s clear to see the game world has been very well designed and is so intricate that it makes me believe that every building is accessible and has an elaborate interior of crumbling brick, usable tools and all the basics needed to survive just that little bit longer.
While the list of post apocalyptic games, especially those set in large cities is certainly not on the short side, what interests me about The Last of Us is the possibility for unique interactions between you the player (playing as Joel) and your AI controlled partner (Ellie). Solving puzzles, dealing with combat situations and exploration could all be made a lot more interesting under these circumstances.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
The fact that Rockstar have released very little information about Grand Theft Auto V, yet it seems to be one of the most talked about games among my friends and fellow gamers shows just how big this game is going to be come release day. The slow drip feed of screenshots that have been released recently are all that’s needed to whip people up into an excited frenzy over the smallest detail and possibility of what might be included. I think I would be fair in saying that when that first trailer was released on November 2nd the internet almost imploded.
In Grand Theft Auto V the player will be able to take control of three characters with heavily interconnected storylines, much like GTA IV did with its Ballad of Gay Tony and Lost and Damned DLC packs. This time however, the characters stories will be heavily influenced by each other instead of just passing connections.
There are many details that can be speculated about from the released media but one things for sure, GTA V looks downright beautiful. And with a game world larger than Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV and San Andreas combined Rockstars well earned credentials will no doubt fill this virtual space with masses of quality content.
2013 looks like it’s going to be another great year to be a gamer. Next gen consoles are arriving and the biggest and most renowned developers are creating a string of new games and sequels to some of the best series around. But with so many great games being released which, in our humble opinion, are the ones to look out for? This is part one of the countdown of ‘The Top 10 Games To Look Forward To In 2013’. …
The Reticule’s podcast is back with another action-packed episode. This time around Jordan and James discuss the recent release of the Wii U in America, wonder whether Grand Theft Auto V will manage to keep in the spirit of the series and comment on the sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
As always James speaks about a classic game he’s been playing in the Retro Roundup, but unusually this week the lads have a polite disagreement over his verdict. All is settled by the time they get to Game of the Week though, where the two of them show off their best James Earl Jones impressions. So what are you waiting for? Hit the jump to listen and download episode 18 of The Reticule Presents Installing to Disk. …
Rockstar Games have deemed the rest of the world worthy of catching a glimpse of some new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots as five all new images have been released in the wild. Rockstar have clearly been caught up with the Olympics cycling hype as one screen shows off a man in lycra riding towards a pier. The other screens are just as good, hit the jump to view them all. …
Well that looks quite nice, short and sweet and certainly is GTA through and through. Are you full or joy or anger? I’m a tad disappointed it isn’t a new city, or even Vice City, but I’m sure it will be an impressive addition to the series. Head here if the embed isn’t working.