So you want to join the conversation about violence in video games? Ok, but before you do, you should definitely play Hotline Miami, because these guys are going to eff your head up and you’re going to have a good time in the process.
The game looks and plays like something straight out of the 80’s, but tells a story that is on point following the recent tragedy in Connecticut. Why are different animal masks calling on you to slaughter countless faceless henchmen, you’ll have to play it to find out as its much better experienced first hand than reading about it.
Hotline Miami is available on Steam.
2012 was a great year for stealth games, but a side-scrolling stealth game? Who’s ever heard of such a thing. Mark of the Ninja is from Klei Entertainment and mixes the fast action of a side scrolling title with delicate and deliberate pacing traditionally found in stealth games.
You are the glass cannon in Mark of the Ninja. Play efficiently and you’ll waltz through levels with no one becoming the wiser. Mess up and you’ll meet a quick demise.
Simply put, Super Hexagon is the hardest game of 2012. It’s also one of the most simple, with your objective being only to avoid incoming lines and stay ahead of walls while not being hypnotized by the game’s rotating background.
Don’t be ashamed if you can only last 10 seconds. You can get better, and that’s Super Hexagon’s whole hook. That grind to increase your time by a second, or five is at the heart of the Super Hexagon experience. Throw in the fact that you can challenge friend times on iOS and it can be a downright addicting experience.
You’ll need to savor the little victories in Super Hexagon to avoid becoming infuriated and you may become cross-eyed if you play too long.
Super Hexagon is available on iOS for the iPhone and iPad, and is currently being ported to Android devices.
When Bungie left the Halo franchise behind to work on their next title, many had their doubts about the future of the Halo franchise. With Halo 4, new developer 343 Industries has not only taken over the franchise, but has proven that it is in good hands.
Quite possibly the best multiplayer shooter of 2012, Halo 4 did not disappoint Halo fans. By offering a nice balance of familiar gameplay that Bungie introduced and fine tuned over the years, with enough new additions to make the game feel fresh, 343 Industries struck the right balance.
Microsoft’s far from done with the Halo franchise. Halo 4 kicked off a whole new trilogy for the franchise, with Halo 4 being the first of three.
During Golden Week, a new rumor begins spreading through town about a mysterious TV program, the P-1 Grand Prix. Visible if you look into a turned-off TV on a rainy night, this fighting tournament broadcasts high school friends fighting one another to the bitter end.
When Yu Narukami and the others test this rumor, they see their friend Teddie announcing the beginning of the show: May the manliest of all men come on down. With that, the participants are shown, one by one… The Investigation Team is horrified to see their own faces introduced with twisted nicknames. The members of the Investigation Team decide to dive into the TV once again to solve the case! What is behind the mysterious TV show?
In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Starving and exhausted, he has begun to question how much of what he sees is even real.
A new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness.
Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter.
Related Popular Video Game Releases Content
New This Week in Video Games (8/10 – 8/16)
Another summer week has arrived and we do have a few more games on consoles this week, along with a few handheld titles, but PC takes a hit with a good number less than the last few weeks. The Xbox One has no releases this…..
New This Week in Video Games (9/21 – 9/27)
For the third straight week we have a batch of quality new releases, this time with two major releases for a ton of platforms along with Nintendo’s latest Wii U title. FIFA 15 releases on everything except the Wii U, but oddly enough does release…..
New This Week: Madden Returns, Black Ops 2 DLC & Turtle Ninjas
Madden NFL 25 – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 – Celebrating 25 years of innovation, Madden NFL 25 unlocks the power, precision, and creativity of the NFL ball-carrier. Whether you’re a slashing running-back, dual-threat QB, or ball-hawking safety, unleash 30 new moves and string together devastating combos…..
New This Week in Video Games: Bioshock Infinite Edition
Bioshock Infinite – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC – BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter where players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target? Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood. During their…..
New This Week in Video Games (8/24 – 8/30)
After many weeks with only a few at best big games releasing, we have our first major week in quite a week when talking about new releases. This features an appearance of games on every platform, some physical and some digital. Madden NFL 15 is…..
New This Week in Video Games
Call of Duty: Ghosts – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U – Call of Duty‘s new next-gen engine ushers in an unprecedented level of innovation, delivering stunning and lifelike characters, gorgeously rendered environments, and authentic real-world animations, all brought to life by advanced lighting systems…..
New This Week in Video Games: Rome, Rayman, and the Return of Diablo
Rayman Legends – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U – Rayman, named platformer of the year and winner of multiple artistic and musical achievements, is coming to the Wii U with a brand new adventure. Michel Ancel, celebrated creator of Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil…..
New This Week in Video Games (9/28 – 10-4)
September had plenty of major releases, but October is where the gaming release schedule truly starts to get underway. The typical Tuesday release date falls at the very end of September, but it feels like it could be part of October with some quality releases……
New This Week in Video Games (9/14 – 9/20)
After the insane week of sales from last week’s headliner Destiny, this week’s batch of new releases is a little more low key, with some lesser hyped releases, but more overall now that they aren’t competing with Bungie’s latest title. The Nintendo 3DS gets two…..