Biggest Video Games to Look Out for This Summer

Published On July 9, 2014 | Gaming

There’s more to summer than barbecues and sunburns. If you’re tired of fighting large crowds at the park or having to lather up with sunscreen, spend some time at home catching up on the latest video games. Here are some of the hottest games of the summer.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

This is a game for history buffs as the action takes place between the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 and America’s entry into the First World War in 1917. Solidly grounded in history, the two-dimensional, animated action combines puzzles, simple combat, and fantastic artistic visuals. Valiant Hearts is already available and compatible with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

Available August 19, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will let gamers crusade against death. The Ultimate Evil Edition combines all of the content from the original Diablo III with new features and updates from the critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion. Play as the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, Wizard or the new champion: the Crusader.

Play alone or as part of a multi-player group. Battle demons and evil minions through multiple levels of play until the final confrontation with Diablo, the Lord of Terror.

Madden NFL 15

No one knows football like Madden. The American football game features virtual teams from the National Football League. The game, which is available August 26, delivers authentic football action, and this iteration has upped the realism even more than past releases.

This release puts greater focus on the defensive side of the ball, introducing a number of new features – such as new tackle mechanics – that put the player behind the defense rather than the team with the ball. So as the new season of football ramps up, enjoy some hard-hitting Madden NFL 15 and put yourself in the trenches.

Destiny – the Game

In Destiny – the Game, you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. Able to wield incredible power, you travel to the farthest reaches of the solar system and explore such scenes as the red dunes of Mars and the verdant jungles of Venus. Battle Earth’s enemies and reclaim all that has been lost. Find your destiny and become legend.

First-person game action puts you in the point of view of the Guardian and provides single person game play or a multiplayer environment. At your disposal is a nearly unlimited arsenal of weaponry and armor, and visual customization will keep the game fresh through multiple plays. Available September 9, Destiny will provide nearly unmatched game-play in a highly realized, stylized science fiction universe.

NHL 15

NHL 15 provides unique game-play in that real-world physics impact every character while on the ice in this game based on the National Hockey League. NHL 15 puts you inside the action, with realistic collisions, net scrambles, and player pileups. The game-play is as intense as the real-life sport. The game provides authentic player movement and through Dynamic Cloth Technology, the players are as true-to-life as any virtual creation can be.

The game also provides unprecedented player likenesses to add that extra bit of realism. So, next time you have a hankering for some authentic hockey action, remember NHL 15 and experience the realism. NHL 15 is available September 9.

The summer and autumn are definitely going to be ripe with exciting game action. Never before have the current crop of games provided such authentic game play. Immerse yourself in your favorite sport or explore strange and hellish new worlds. Whatever your taste, there is likely a game out there for you.

– By Tim Alan 

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