The Modern War wages on, as Vladimir Makarov continues his terrorism around the globe. Engage your enemies in the major metropolitans of New York, Paris, Berlin, and others as you watch the destruction unfold before you. Even if you don't care much for single-player affairs, you picked the right game. The Modern Warfare series has reinvented the wheel of online gaming, and the third entry only pushes it further, with a huge assortment of cooperative and competitive modes, robust leveling systems, and tons of customizable perks to unlock.
Using the much touted Frostbite 2 game engine, the environmental and destructibility physics aim for realism in Battlefield 3. Embark on a gripping campaign with a five-man squad led by Staff Sergeant Henry Blackburn as they try to stop the detonation of nuclear weapons in Paris and New York. Choose between one of four classes in multiplayer, and compete in modes such as Conquest, Rush, and Squad Deathmatch. The varied maps and backdrops make for a fresh experience with every new chapter.
The story of Ezio Auditore de Firenze continues, although many years have passed and he's become the mentor to a younger generation of assassins. The land of Constantinople is a harsh environment, made harsher by the presence of Templars. Ezio's quest to uncover an ancient artifact left by his ancestor Altaïr will reveal unfathomable secrets. Using his new hookblade, scaling building becomes more fluid. Use your crafting skills to create 300 unique bombs. Multiplayer makes a return with new modes, including the much asked for Capture the Flag. It's time to unsheathe your hidden blade and let the assassinations continue.
In this highly anticipated sequel, the Dark Knight becomes an inmate of the walled cityscape-turned-prison, where Gotham's biggest criminals are free to roam. Run by psychiatrist Hugo Strange, Arkham City has become a testing facility for his Protocol 10 operation, designed to wipe out everyone within, including Batman. This vast complex is yours to explore, using Batman's unique arsenal of gadgets. Once surrounded by enemies, use an impactful array of attacks and counters to dance between blows, taking down entire groups of thugs in stunning cinematic displays.
The city of Steelport is the new home for the Saints. They've been run out of Stilwater by a rival organization called the Syndicate, who also holds ground in the Saints' new streets. A new level of freedom oozes into Saint's Row: The Third, as your urban warfare and unlawful activities are met with little punishment. Call in airstrikes, launch your enemies across the sky, and blow things up with outlandish merriment and offensive humor. Grab a friend and double your havoc, with a full cooperative mode. It's a life a few consequences, so go get into trouble.
The home of the Nordic race is wide open and ready to be quested upon. It may take several hundred hours to accomplish, but every inch is worth exploring. Bustling towns are alive with activity, always looking for a hand to hire, whether it be chopping wood or embarking on one of the game's countless treacherous quests. Play as you like, focusing of spellcasting, stealth and thievery, brutal combat, or any combination of these you can come up with. The impressive list of denizens is only trumped by the beautiful and deadly dragons that soar through the skies. Take them down and you'll inherit their souls, used to command powerful shouts. The roads never hold you back, so find your own path in The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.