Have a look at some of the biggest games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS due this spring.
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You’ve come unstuck from time in this temporally twisted action game about a man grappling with the terrifying implications (but also tactical side benefits) of a botched time travel experiment. (Check out our review of the game here.)
PC, Xbox One
Dark Souls III
After last year’s tryst with a PlayStation-exclusive (Bloodborne), studio From Software returns to its multi-platform Souls series roots for what’s either the fourth (counting Demon’s Souls) or fifth (counting Bloodborne) in a sequence of closely related, brutally exacting action games.
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Ratchet & Clank
Bravely Second: End Layer
It’s an alt-history sci-fi game (designed from the ground up for virtual reality) where Kennedy was never assassinated and NASA and Russia established a permanent moon base before expanding to the outer reaches of our solar system. In Mindfield’s Pollen, you explore the Saturnian satellite Titan, sleuthing for clues and solving puzzles to learn what hides beneath the moon’s surface.
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Star Fox Zero
Delayed from last November for some extra polish, the newest installment in Nintendo’s longstanding space shooter about a squadron of chatty anthropomorphic animals has to win over Wii U GamePad skeptics nervous that having to fiddle with a second screen while pulling off precision maneuvers might be too much to juggle.
Offworld Trading Company
Developer Soren Johnson is probably best known for his design contributions to some of the most acclaimed Civilization games, and of late he’s been chipping away at this much-praised (based on early access betas) economic real-time strategy game, where “money, not firepower, is the player’s weapon.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Homefront: The Revolution
The sequel to 2011 first-person shooter Homefront, which imagined what might happen if a unified Korea invaded the Western U.S., takes place four years later (in 2029) as you struggle to retake an open-world version of Philadelphia from the Greater Korean Republic.
PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst reboots EA DICE’s 2008 first-person parkour game, dealing with why original protagonist Faith became a surveillance-evading “runner,” delivering messages under the nose of her city’s dystopian overlords by zipping acrobatically (but surreptitiously) across urban skylines.
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Total War: Warhammer
Hearts of Iron IV
What might’ve happened had Japan opened up a second front when the Germans invaded Russia? What if Germany had acquired a nuclear bomb first? What if the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 had failed? Paradox’s newest all-around improved version in its series of award-winning World War 2 grand strategy games promises to let you find out.