State of Decay 2 Review

State of Decay 2 is the second major Xbox exclusive of the year and much like the lukewarm received Sea of Thieves, it is also available as apart of Xbox Game Pass. This means those who subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass program will get full access to SoD 2. It is currently an important time for the Xbox platform, after years of mixed messaging, bad messaging and lack of big, critically acclaimed exclusives, it is vital that Xbox One begins to deliver. Does State of Decay 2 provide the kick-start that the platform needs or is this generation decaying away for Microsoft?

The sequel to the open-world zombie survival game takes its name quite literally, it is State of Decay for a second time. It isn’t the same in terms of content but more in terms of its core design, gameplay and fundamentals. Much like its predecessor there is no overarching story, instead you choose a pair of characters that come with a backstory as to who they are and how they know each other.

Once characters are chosen and you finish the tutorial, you get thrown out into the world to fend for yourself. Any further narrative comes in the form of character profiles, this details their mood, traits, skills and standing with your group. You will come across a number of different faces who bring their own dynamic to your clan of desperate individuals.

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It would come as no surprise that story just isn’t the hook, gameplay mechanics was always what drew me to the original game and the very same has happened this time around. Survival is the underlying theme behind every feature created by the developers and every decision made by you. Upon beginning my harrowing adventure, the focus was immediately on setting a home site for my survivors. Your first is planned out for you but after that there is free reign on which location to set as your new home and each come with positive points and negative, meaning prioritising resources and facilities. It does a good job of finding that balance between freedom and restriction, whilst in some areas feeling too restrictive and in others far too lenient.

The home site is only one example of this, the restriction is in play due to the number of available facility slots be it large or small and the freedom is what you want to put in those slots. Special skills are restricted in the fact you can only choose one, but you are free to choose that skill out of many, like Gardening, Medicine, Craftsmanship, Mechanic and much more. The early game feels limiting but as you progress, larger sites are available, more people join your flock to the eventual point that you can make use of all specialised skills.

Resources are heavily limited through-out and I often felt it more of a chore to go further afield from my base to acquire them, particularly whilst going it alone. Not only that but getting into confrontations is consistently more dangerous when solo as opposed to being with friends, which is understandable, but it shouldn’t be to the point where playing on my own feels like a hindrance.

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Once resources are depleted in the entire map you are pretty much forced to start over on the next map, pick a home site and begin the rinse and repeat cycle. From what I have mentioned so far it would be relatively safe to assume that I dislike the game, but somehow that just isn’t the case. For all its shortcomings there is what feels like a real, gritty and enjoyable survival experience.

This absolutely shines brightest when playing in co-op with a friend, for atmosphere anyway, co-op brings a whole lot more of issues. Such as host tethering, other players cannot go outside of a certain distance away from the host player, a specific player loot system, meaning each person can only loot certain objects and a confusing homesite which seems to look different for every player. It also isn’t very well communicated what resources or items are looted for the benefit of the host or the person who looted said item. Instead, it was all guess work and figuring it out for myself. The co-op survival is exactly what was missing from the first game and now we have it, but unfortunately it just feels muddied by confusing design and riddled with albeit minor bugs and inconsistencies but bugs all the same.

Some bugs I have come across is the gate open close one in which a door appears open when in fact it is closed and forces you to open it before being able to pass through. Coming up against this problem when fighting a horde is brutal. Multiplayer lag has been a bit of an issue that I noticed when playing across platform with a friend, in a survival game in particular this sucks when it happens and can lead to loss of character, vehicle, loot, etc. My point being is that these bugs can drastically affect things, and to die when it isn’t your fault is unacceptable.

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Thankfully, the world is packed with things to do and constantly keeps you on the move and doing something that hopefully keeps death away for one more day. Building your community, scavenging resources, exploring the map, fighting the undead, fighting the living, helping the living, improving skills, building facilities for your homesite and completing missions are just some of the things available to get lost in. I found myself drawn in and hooked, in spite of my quarrels and qualms.

It isn’t going to set any bars when it comes to the visuals, a good looking game sure, maybe even a great looking game, but it isn’t something we haven’t witnessed before. It provides a pleasing view from a distance but get a little closer and you can see the lack of fine detail with textures looking low res thanks to quite apparent blurring. The level of polish just doesn’t quite feel up to scratch with not only other exclusive titles on differing platforms, but on the same platform too.

Sound is a highlight for me, thanks to audio design, an atmosphere is easily formed, one filled with absolute dread and sheer terror. The background music responds to various events happening throughout and are often a good indicator that something bad is about to happen, such as encountering special zombies. Sound effects compliment the music in producing tense moments and catch you off guard when you haven’t been paying attention, such was the case with my many tussles with a Feral, Juggernaut, Screamer or Bloater. All of which produce unique sound bites that instil this fear in me when I didn’t notice them approaching on my map. This often lead to “holy sh*t moments” in which I would run around screaming like a girl and trying to escape.

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Characters are voiced and go a long way in delivering an emotion that sometimes would otherwise not come across through just text. Much of the dialogue is unfortunately repeated dozens of times at least and it can get irritating later on when you have already heard everything there is to offer, only to be presented with the same re-used sentences to signal either an incoming horde, lack of a resource or someone decided that they won’t leave the community after all.

State of Decay 2 suffers from the fact it seems to just always get in its own way, by design or even bugs. It provides an open-world sandbox environment with interesting survival mechanics that make for an addictive gameplay loop, unfortunately the repetitive nature can get you stuck in a bit of a rut. Its sound design is great, the feel of risk is ever present and there is plenty to see and do in each of the large three maps. It has taken the same formula and replicated it almost entirely, with some new additions and more content, at times it certainly feels like State of Decay Version 2, as opposed to a brand-new sequel. I enjoyed my time but the rocky road prevented this from becoming something special.

OVERALL: 7.3/10 – GOOD

Reviewed by Rhys Baldwin.

Top Games Releasing In: May 2018

May is here, that means another list of the top games coming this month. 2018 has a stacked line-up of scheduled releases, here are the games coming this month:-

A Total War Saga: Thrones Of Britannia
(Releasing: Thursday 3rd – Platform(s): PC)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
(Releasing: Friday 4th – Platform(s): Switch)

Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr
(Releasing: Saturday 5th – Platform(s): XBO & PS4)

Conan Exiles
(Releasing: Tuesday 8th – Platform(s): XBO, PS4 & PC)

Tacoma
(Releasing:  Tuesday 8th – Platform(s): PS4)

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
(Releasing: Tuesday 8th – Platform(s): PC)

Garage
(Releasing: Thursday 10th – Platform(s): Switch)

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time
(Releasing: Tuesday 10th – Platform(s): XBO, PS4 & PC)

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition
(Releasing:  Friday 18th – Platform(s): Switch)

Little Nightmares Complete Edition
(Releasing: Friday 18th – Platform(s): Switch)

Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset
(Releasing: Monday 21st – Platform(s): PC)

H1Z1 (Beta)
(Releasing: Tuesday 22nd – Platform(s): PS4)

State Of Decay 2
(Releasing: Tuesday 22nd – Platform(s): XBO & PC)

Space Hulk Deathwing Enhanced Edition
(Releasing: Tuesday 22nd – Platform(s): PS4)

Dark Souls Remastered
(Releasing:  Friday 25th – Platform(s): XBO & PS4)

Detroit: Become Human
(Releasing:  Friday 25th – Platform(s): PS4)

Pixeljunk Monsters 2
(Releasing:  Friday 25th – Platform(s): PS4, PC & Switch)

Legend of Kay Anniversary
(Releasing:  Tuesday 29th – Platform(s): Switch)

Moonlighter
(Releasing:  Tuesday 29th – Platform(s): PS4)

Agony
(Releasing:  Tuesday 29th – Platform(s): XBO, PS4 & PC)

There are plenty to get excited about with much anticipated titles hitting all major platforms this month. Those on PlayStation can investigate Quantic Dreams’ new game, Detroit: Become Human. Xbox players can sink their teeth into State of Decay 2. The PC gamers can venture forth into the newest chapter in Elder Scrolls Online. Finally, those on the Nintendo Switch can take to the battlefield as their favourite The Legend of Zelda characters in Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition.

Written by Rhys Baldwin.

State Of Decay 2 Release Date Announced

It has been confirmed that Undead Labs’ upcoming zombie survival RPG. State Of Decay 2 will be releasing for the Xbox One and Windows PC on May 22nd. It will be a part of the play anywhere program and if that isn’t enough it is going to be available the very same day on Xbox Game Pass.

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The price will be $29.99 USD / $49.95 AUD for the standard version and then $49.99 USD / $69.95 AUD for the Ultimate Edition. It was stated by the Microsoft GM of Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg that, “Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game.”

Published by Rhys Baldwin.

(News Courtesy of IGN)

First Party Xbox Games Will Release Same Day On Xbox Game Pass

It has been announced that the popular Xbox Game Pass subscription service will be getting a huge expansion to its line-up of offerings. Play new exclusive Xbox titles as part of the program the same day they launch generally.

Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 are the first announced, named titles that have been said will be apart of this program. If that wasn’t enough but it has also been said that the next Gears of War, Forza and Halo titles will also be in Xbox Game Pass whenever they release.

Sea of Thieves is going to be first title out of the gate and into Xbox Game Pass when it launches on March 20th. State of Decay 2 is set to release in Spring 2018 and Crackdown 3 has the same window.

If you don’t have Xbox Game Pass yet or haven’t yet used your free trial, then what are you waiting for. In the UK at least you can get Xbox Game Pass for £7.99 a month, this price will net you a whole library of games playable as soon as you subscribe, and if you continue your subscription this price will give you access to the new first party titles when they release.

Written by Rhys Baldwin.

The Inaugural Conquest Game Of The Year Awards

(The size of our team is small and as such we are restricting nominations to titles we have actually played. Unfortunately, this means many titles may not get the recognition they deserve. That being said, between us we have fortunately played a lot of games, so lets get to it.)

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Game Of The Year

Winner: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)

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Best PlayStation 4 Game

Winner: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Spike Chunsoft)
Nier: Automata (PlatinumGames)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)

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Best Xbox One Game

Winner: Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames)
Call Of Duty WWII (Sledgehammer Games)
Star Wars Battlefront II (EA DICE)

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Best Nintendo Switch Game

Winner: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)
Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Monolith Soft)

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Best PC Game

Winner: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly)

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Best Shooter

Winner: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames)
Call Of Duty WWII (Sledgehammer Games)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
Star Wars Battlefront II (EA DICE)

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Best RPG

Winner: South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco)
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Monolith Productions)
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (PlatinumGames)

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Best Action-Adventure Game

Winner: Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Monolith Productions)
Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

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Best Horror Game

Winner: Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (Capcom)
The Evil Within 2 (Tango Gameworks)
Outlast 2 (Red Barrels)

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Best Racing Game

Winner: Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios)
GT Sport (Polyphony Digital)
Project CARS 2 (Slightly Mad Studios)

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Best Sports Game

Winner: FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver)
Madden NFL 18 (EA Tiburon)
NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts)

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Best Platformer

Winner: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)
Night In The Woods (Infinite Fall)
Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

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Best Story

Winner: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
Call Of Duty WWII (Sledghammer Games)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War (Monolith Productions)

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Best Visual Design

Winner: Star Wars Battlefront II (EA DICE)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

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Best Sound Design

Winner: Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

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Best Performance

Winner: Nathan Fillion as Cayde-6 (Destiny 2)
Melina Juergens as Senua (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
Brian Bloom as B.J. Blazkowics (Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus)
Ashly Burch as Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)
Joy Osmansku as Failsafe (Destiny 2)

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Best Indie Game

Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
Friday The 13th: The Game (Illfonic)
Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm (Deck Nine)

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Best Multiplayer

Winner: Destiny 2 (Bungie)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
Call Of Duty WWII (Sledgehammer Games)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (Ubisoft Paris)

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Studio Of The Year

Winner: Nintendo EPD
CD Projekt Red
Ninja Theory
Guerrilla Games
Rockstar North
PUBG Corp.

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Most Anticipated Game For 2018

Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Studios)
State Of Decay 2 (Undead Labs)
Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream)
God Of War (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
Anthem (BioWare)
Days Gone (SIE Bend Studio)
Shadow of the Colossus (SIE Japan Studio / Bluepoint Games)
Spider-Man (Insomniac Games)

Notes:-
– The nominees and eventual winners were decided by Rhys Baldwin, Michael Jones and Adam Walters.
– Best [Insert Platform] Game are not limited to just exclusive titles to that platform, they are overall what we feel are the best experiences to play on each.

Written by Rhys Baldwin.

CONQUEST’s Most Anticipated Games From E3

Rhys Baldwin’s Picks

d2_pvp_action_08Destiny 2

For me, my most anticipated game of this year is Destiny 2, I spent countless hours in the first game. Be it the story, competitive multiplayer or co-operative strikes and raids, I have some of my fondest gaming experiences inside this world. Venturing into King’s Fall with five friends, learning the puzzles and figuring out together how to overcome the bosses. The second game looks to take the original formula and expand on it, more in-depth story with a greater amount of cutscenes and cinematics to deliver this awe-inspiring world to you.

No longer having to dig through various websites and grimoire’s online to get the full experience and knowledge of what world you are in and who are you fighting against. PvP will be a much tighter adventure, 4 Vs. 4 allows for a more competitive style of match, you can monitor enemies super-level’s and co-ordinate strategies accordingly. I simply cannot wait to get stuck in and lose myself in Destiny once more.

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Supermassive Games delivered to me one of my favourite games of 2015 in Until Dawn, this time around you can bet I’m eager to see what awaits us all. Much like Until Dawn the game heavily focuses on player choice, featuring quick-time events that affect the survival of characters and the story overall, the name for it was The Butterfly Effect for a reason.

Hidden Agenda will make use of PlayLink, allowing others to join the game to vote on decisions to be made using their smartphone. Players can then receive ‘Hidden Agenda’s’ or secret objectives that are designed and intended to create a rift between players as they try to prevent it from happening. I’m huge on player freedom and choices and I look forward to see what options I have and how my story unfolds.

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I feel with Wolfenstein II there isn’t a whole lot I need to say, it’s the first game dialled up a notch. There’s Nazis, people on acid, pregnant killers and Panzerhunds, this game is very much a shut up and take my money type of game. B. J. Blazkowicz returns and looks to create a revolution against the Nazi Regime that has inhabited America.

The main hook I feel is that Blazkowicz has something to truly fight for, not only the country but his wife too and children that are on the way.  Starting off as a battered and broken man on his way to revenge, not to mention all the shooting and complete craziness that will take place throughout. Its gritty, funny and completely insane, the trailer showed all that and more, my body is ready for this.

Michael Jones’ Picks

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I’ve played countless zombie games, action ones to RPG ones, survival to MMO, ninja zombies to….zombie chefs…. the point I’m getting at is that no game came as close to recreating the feel and nature of “The Walking Dead” for me. State Of Decay was that pivotal game that opened up a specific door in the house of zombie. Inside was that glimmer of greatness…some cheesy puffs and a med-kit.

With the sequel almost in my fingertips, upping the ante on every feature of the first and adding the only thing that was missing. Co-op! Loosing a survivor was truly heartbreaking in the last game…after spending hours gearing them up and honing their talents to having it all ripped away in front of your eyes. The feels man. The feels!

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Bioware, proper Bioware. I mean the proper, proper Bioware. The Bioware team that was responsible for the original Baldurs Gate, original Knights of the Old Republic, first Mass Effect, first Dragon Age….not the guys who have been releasing the regurgitation of such. The real deal….and this is what they have been working on. Anthem. I saw the most visually astounding spectacle, mechanics and gameplay footage in my life.

The co-op action-RPG displays exceptional production quality and a breath of fresh air. The environments, lighting, weather effects and atmospheric ambience on show filled me with awe and desire. We have been waiting for that console defining gem, the one game that stands out above the rest, the game that defines a console generation and in Anthem, I think we final have it.

Metro_Exodus_1080_Announce_Screenshot_6_NOWATERMARKMetro Exodus

The first Metro was a surprise for me. Out of the blue came a unique first person shooter set in the Moscow subway system after the devastating effects of nuclear attack. It had a rough visceral feel and an immersion into the first person most games fail to achieve.

The sequel Metro: Last Light is one of the few that actually surpasses its predecessor and again delivers the goods improving further the sense of self within the gas mask. Exodus follows on from where Last Light left off, displaying some over the top set pieces and adrenaline pumping suspense. Action horror at its best and a narrative delivered with professional execution.

Adam Walters’ Picks

Middle-earth-Shadow-of-War-1080P-Wallpaper-3Shadow Of War

Having wanted a sequel to Shadow of Mordor I can not wait to take control of Talion and create my army to destroy the darkness.  The first game was a Lord of the Rings game that I’ve wanted for a long time, using the bow always felt like it had weight and even the kills felt satisfying, when they introduced the nemesis system it was a great game mechanic.

The feel that every action has an equal and opposite reaction made me change the way I approached missions and bosses and with the upgraded nemesis system and even Uruk clans I feel this game can only improve on the first. Being able to build an army and decide how I want to attack a fort and even whether I want to take out some of its defenders first really gives me the option to play the game my way. I feel that moving the tale of Talion and Celebrimbor forward is going to be a great story line that adds more to the world of Middle Earth.

 

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Ever since they announced this game at last year’s E3 it’s been on my most wanted list and finally seeing some new gameplay has only increased my love for this game. There is still a long way to go until this game is finished but I feel the direction they are going will see this game succeed, the zombies “freakers” look amazing and even the game mechanics allow you to use them as a weapon and alter how you navigate problems.

This is a zombie game I’ve wanted for a long time, the sense of a destroyed world that’s roamed by constant threats be it human or zombie alike. This really gives the game a walking dead feel and even adds zombie bears to the mix, I cannot wait to see what else they have planned for this game.

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More of a surprise for me this E3 was that an old ps2 classic has been remade, this is a game that’s very obscure but was brought to light in an Adam Sandler movie, Reign on me. Never has a movie influenced me to want to play a game but there was something about the darkness and foreboding of taking down a monstrous entity, the atmosphere of the game was amazing and it brought back memories of watching old films such as Jason and the Argonauts.

The remake is looking amazing and I just hope it has the feeling of accomplishment that the original had when you finally took down that monstrous creature, this for me was a game I’ve wanted to be remade for a long time and I can only hope they do it justice.

Honorable Mentions:-

Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Detroit: Become Human
A Way Out
God Of War
Sea Of Thieves
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Far Cry 5
Super Mario Odyssey

Basically there is a lot of games we are hyped about and that’s not even all of them, it’s a great time to be a gamer regardless of platform.

Xbox Media Briefing Details

The Xbox E3 Media Briefing has finished and with it came a strong library of games, hardware and fan-favourite features.

To kick things off, Project Scorpio has its veil lifted to become the Xbox One X. Launching November 7th worldwide with a price tag of £449.99/$499. The new console will feature 12GB GDDR5 Memory, 326 GB/s Memory Bandwidth and of course the 6 Teraflops of GPU. Not to mention 8 CPU cores running at 2.3 GHz, 1 TB HDD and the capability of running 4K UHD Blu-Ray Discs.

For the gamers, it will mean True 4K gaming experiences complete with HDR. Many titles already released will receive updated to make then Xbox One X Enhanced, such as Gears Of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2 and Minecraft, just to name a few.

Forza Motorsport 7 was announced, coming from Turn 10, boasting 700+ vehicles and will release October 3rd. The game will be one of the first to make full use of the Xbox One X’s capabilities, running at 4K 60fps on the new console whilst running at 1080p 60fps on the One and One S.

Metro Exodus was announced via a world premiere trailer and is the latest entry into the Metro series after 2033 and Last Light.

Continuing with the world premiere trend was Assassin’s Creed Origins, which was leaked a few times leading up to reveal but that’s okay. The next instalment with have a new protagonist and is set in ancient Egypt. Coming out October 27th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The huge PC hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox as a console launch exclusive which might imply a PlayStation release later on. This will arrive Late 2017 and will receive a 4K update for the Xbox One X.

Another console exclusive on its way is Deep Rock Galactic an FPS that comes complete with mining, co-op, enemies and playable dwarves. Ghost Ship Games will also bring the title to PC as an Early Access title.

The Darwin Project also coming to Xbox One as a console exclusive, the multiplayer survival game that gives off Hunger Games vibes in the sense that it can be described as both a science experiment and entertainment.

State Of Decay 2 was unfortunately delayed to 2018 however that doesn’t stop us from getting excited for it. This sequel to a much loved zombie survival game features four player co-op and still boasts the same freedom to the players. Choose to kill or save a bitten survivor, if you save them you use medicine from your own reserves.

Mojang takes to the stage to announce new features and updates coming to Minecraft. 4K Update and the Super Duper Graphics Pack this fall and The Better Together update allows for cross-play between Xbox One consoles, Mobile, Windows and Nintendo Switch.

Dragonball Fighter Z is the latest fighting game in the DBZ franchise coming from Bandai Namco and will feature 3VS3 2D fighting. Also from Bandai Namco comes Code Vein a brand-new RPG. Both games will release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, coming 2018.

An MMORPG is heading to Xbox One and it isn’t what Rhys Baldwin predicted, Black Desert heads to the console space in early 2018.

The Last Night is an adventure game that is oh so stylish with it’s pixel art-style.

Two long awaited titles have finally received a release date with Tacoma arriving August 2nd and Cuphead launching September 29th, both on Xbox One and PC.

Sea Of Thieves from Rare is the shared-world pirate adventure game that has many fans longing to sail the seven seas, coming Early 2018 to both Xbox One and Windows.

The Artful Escape from Beethoven & Dinosaur and Annapurna Interactive will come to Xbox One and Windows 10 and will benefit from Xbox One X enhancements. The game boasts bright colours and plenty of charm and it’s “coming when it’s damn ready.”

Super Lucky’s Tale was originally an Oculus Rift game but is now coming to Xbox One as an exclusive title. Launching November 7th, the happy go lucky (see what I did there?) fox stars in this platformer that will play in 4K on Xbox One X.

It feels like forever ago when Crackdown 3 was announced but now it’s releasing later this year on November 7th to coincide with the new console no doubt. The game runs at 4K on Xbox One X, don’t forget that doesn’t mean it wont play on the Xbox One or Xbox One S, all games and accessories are compatible with all three. Crackdown 3 also launches on PC. Check out the trailer below featuring the beloved Terry Crews.

Life Is Strange – Before The Storm from Square Enix was announced with Episode 1 arriving August 31st. The game will span three episodes, no further dates were shown.

A hugely requested feature was revealed with Original Xbox backwards compatibility, the only title announced so far was Crimson Skies with further details arriving in the coming months.

Ashen is an action role-playing game that is about a wanderer who searches desperately for a place to call home. The Xbox One console launch exclusive currently has no release date.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to the 2015 title Ori and the Blind Forest. You will begin a new adventure in the hopes to unravel Ori’s destiny. Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10.

Monolith brought Middle Earth: Shadow Of War to the Xbox stage in the form of a gameplay demo that contained new features added to the nemesis system and revealed what has been expanded on in this title. Bring enemies over to your side to go up against even bigger foes.

Closing the show was Anthem, Bioware’s new IP that was announced at the EA Press Conference. Anthem is a shared-world action-RPG in which players can band together and confront the dangers of the outside world. You will have a selection of exosuits to choose from, called Javelins, these will give you varying weapons and super-human like abilities that allow you to survive if your up to the task.

With six more conferences left, we have a lot more E3 to swallow. For more coverage keep an eye out right here at CONQUEST.