Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag lets you travel the seas of the Caribbean as Captain of the Jackdaw, Edward Kenway, in this thrilling pirate adventure. See a ship in the distance? Use your spyglass to examine its strength and cargo, then engage, board, and capture at your will. Does that island in the distance have animals to hunt, or perhaps a treasure to be found? Whip out your spyglass and see! With freedom to explore both land and sea, this swashbuckling adventure has so much to offer. Jump ship and swim to nearby islands (you can even swim underwater!), hunt on the land or fish in the sea, discover jungles, forts, ruins, and small villages, and so much more. There is even a multiplayer option, though it is land-based. It’s available on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Battlefield 4 is by far the most action packed and revolutionary Battlefield yet. With ten multiplayer maps, eight different game modes (playable on all multiplayer maps), the options of land, sea and air combat, four classes (assault, engineer, support , and recon) and an all new Geo Leader Board, this Battlefield has it all. On the ground, drive tanks, APCs and transport vehicles. Powerful attack boats and water transport vehicles allow you to engage in combat with enemy ships or units on the coastline while also battling weather and waves to gain new tactical options. Pilot jets and helicopters to deliver air support with missiles, rockets, and cannons. Oh, and did I mention the all-new player-triggered Levolution? This ability to use the environment to your advantage completely changes how the map is played. Available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, there’s an option for every gamer, so gear up, because everyone has a role on the battlefield.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is unlike anything you’ve seen to date. This time around, you can customize your soldier (with over 20,000 possible combinations) and squad. There are also 20 new kill streaks, a new perks system with more perks than ever, new interactive elements and player-triggered events, the ability to lean around and move fluidly over objects, and even a knee slide. Extinction Mode is all new and radically different than any other Call of Duty. In this mode, your 4-player co-op team faces an inhuman menace! This game is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. There’s even a mobile app available, so you can stay connected to the game anywhere.
In the new Need for Speed: Rivals, single-player and multiplayer are no longer two isolated game modes. AllDrive, a groundbreaking new feature, allows you to join your friends who are already racing--no lobbies, no waiting. The new scoring system lets you risk you speed points for higher multipliers, but watch out! If you get busted, you could lose it all. In Cops vs. Racers, cops team up to bust racers using shockwaves, jammers, police roadblocks, and helicopter support, while racers use turbo bursts, jammers, and electromagnetic pulses to evade police, culminating in epic, high-speed races and chases. Overwatch, an all-new mini-game, allows you to help or hinder your friends (to earn points towards exclusive paint jobs) from the web, your tablet, or your smartphone. It’s available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.
Grand Theft Auto V chronicles the lives of three thieves trying to find a place in a satirical version of Los Angeles: Michael, a retired bank robber with a troubled family; Trevor, a not-so-retired criminal with an unpredictable nature; and Franklin, a low-level thief looking to hit it big. Plagued by a past riddled with betrayals and debt, Michael drags his friends through a series of big-time crimes that could set them all up for life.