It looks like Christmas has arrived a bit early this year for action gamers. The month of November brings with it tons of joy in the form of some kick ass games. Here are the few that have piqued our interest.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
As a last ditch effort to save their Need for Speed franchise, EA brought in Criterion games to work on the latest NFS name titled Hot Pursuit, the results of which are rather favorable (we know that because we played the demo and shared our experience here). The game is moving out from the tuner culture and the city to more open expanses of road where players can truly put their vehicles to the test. And once you get tired of all the racing, switch gears to play as the cops who along with a bunch of power ups are tasked with putting an end to illegal racing once and for all.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
Taking place immediately after the events of Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood is more of a stand- alone expansion than a full-fledged sequel. Players will once again control the suave Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he reunites the Brotherhood to take on the heinous Templars in Rome. While core gameplay remains the same, the series is all set to get a major gameplay addition in the form of multiplayer, based loosely on 2006’s indie darling, The Ship.
The PC version of this game has been delayed to 2011.
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
Yes I know you hate Activision. Yes I know they are the devil incarnate for selling their games priced so high. And most importantly they are the holes that exist on your back side for not selling their PC games in India but at the same time you just cannot ignore their juggernaut that is the Call of Duty series. Now that Infinity Ward is pretty much in shambles, developer Treyarch (Call of Duty III, World at War) have decided to take on the monumental expectations levied at this series with an intense single player campaign, a co-operative mode and addictive multiplayer that I’m sure I’ll be playing till my fingers bleed.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)
Even though God of War III marked the end of the GoW trilogy, Kratos will continue to live on in our PSPs via Ghost of Sparta, a brand new God of War game from Ready at Dawn studios, the makers of Chains of Olympus. The game will retain the hyper violent vibe associated with this series and will shed some light on Kratos’ reign as God of War taking place between the events of God of War II and III.