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The Last of Us(Naughty Dog)
Beyond: Two Souls(Quantic Dream)
Ni no Kuni(Studio Ghibli)
BioShock Infinite(Irrational Games)
Grand Theft Auto V(Rockstar Games)
Don't Starve(Klei Entertainment)
Metro: Last Light(4A Games)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown(Firaxis Games)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons(Starbreeze Studios)
Gone Home(Fullbright)
The Stanley Parable(Davey Wreden)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag(Ubisoft)
The Swapper(Facepalm Games)
Kentucky Route Zero(Cardboard Computer)
Papers, Please(3909 LLC)
Rayman Legends(Ubisoft)
Factorio (Wube Software)

Xbox One. PlayStation 4. Sony intends more focus on social gameplay, incorporating a "share" button on the new controller and enabling a view of in-game play streamed live from friends.

PlayStation 4

The console enables interactivity with other services and devices through the following methods: PlayStation Now, a cloud-based gaming service that offers streaming video game content;[20] PlayStation App, designed to enhance gameplay by using smartphones and tablets as a second screen; and PlayStation Vita's design for playing a majority of PlayStation 4 games through wireless Remote Play. History[edit] The company revealed release dates for North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Australia, as well as final pieces of information at a Gamescom press event in Cologne, Germany on 20 August 2013.

Hardware[edit] Technical specifications[edit] The Last of Us. Development of The Last of Us began in 2009, soon after the release of Naughty Dog's previous game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

The Last of Us

The relationship between Joel and Ellie became the central focus of the game, with all other elements developed around it. Actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson portrayed Joel and Ellie respectively through voice and motion capture, and assisted creative director Neil Druckmann with the development of the characters and story. The original score was composed and performed by Gustavo Santaolalla. Following its announcement in December 2011, The Last of Us was widely anticipated. Ni no Kuni. Conceived as a project for Level-5's tenth anniversary, Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn was released in December 2010 for the Nintendo DS.

Ni no Kuni

An enhanced version of the game for the PlayStation 3, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, was released in Japan in November 2011. The games were developed separately, retaining similar stories, but featuring significant artwork, graphics and specification changes. A localized version of the game was published in Western regions by Namco Bandai Games in January 2013. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Gameplay[edit] Brothers is presented from a third-person view overlooking the two brothers.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

The Stanley Parable. While both the mod and the remake use the first-person perspective common to other Source engine mods, there are no combat or other action-based sequences.

The Stanley Parable

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

It is the sixth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series. Its historical timeframe precedes that of Assassin's Creed III (2012), though its modern-day sequences succeed III's own. Kentucky Route Zero. Gameplay[edit] Kentucky Route Zero is a point and click game and contains text-based dialogue instead of vocal audio.

Kentucky Route Zero

Metro: Last Light. Metro: Last Light is a single-player, post-apocalyptic-themed, first-person shooter video game with stealth and survival horror elements.

Metro: Last Light

It was developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2013. A remastered version of the game was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2014 as Metro: Last Light Redux within the Metro Redux package. Developed by a team of about 80 people, Last Light is not a video game adaptation of the novel Metro 2034. Instead, it is a direct sequel to 2033, with franchise creator Dmitry Glukhovsky writing the game's dialogue and main story outline. One of the key focuses was to refine 2033. The game received generally positive reviews from critics. BioShock Infinite. Synopsis[edit] Setting[edit] BioShock Infinite takes place in the steampunk air city of Columbia.[1] Initially seen as the pride of the United States, tensions eventually rose between Columbia and the American government.

BioShock Infinite

In 1901, against the government's wishes, Columbia brutally and violently put an end to the Boxer Rebellion in Peking.[7] This event revealed the floating city was a heavily armed aerial battleship, capable of unleashing devastation across the world.[6] The American government subsequently demanded Columbia's return to sovereign soil, and, in response, Columbia seceded from the United States and disappeared into the clouds, its location soon lost to everyone else.[7] Free from outside influence, Comstock now had complete control over the city, transforming it from a floating world's fair to a theocratic police state. Grand Theft Auto V. Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.

Grand Theft Auto V

It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on 18 November 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on 14 April 2015 for Microsoft Windows. It is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas' open countryside and the fictional city of Los Santos, based on Los Angeles. Don't Starve. The game follows a scientist named Wilson who finds himself in a dark, dreary world and must survive as long as possible.

Toward this end, the player must keep Wilson healthy, fed, and mentally stable as he avoids a variety of surreal and supernatural enemies that will try to kill and devour him. The game's "Adventure" mode adds depth to the sparse plot and pits Wilson against the game's antagonist, Maxwell. Don't Starve was Klei's first foray into the survival genre. Conceived during the height of a game industry trend of dropping players into a world with few instructions and a goal of survival, the game was influenced by Minecraft, which spearheaded this trend, as well as by filmmaker Tim Burton.

The game received positive reviews from critics; commended for its original art style, music, and variety of ways for the player to die, although its high level of difficulty and implementation of permanent death were less warmly received. Gameplay[edit] Plot[edit] Characters[edit] Story[edit] Beyond: Two Souls. Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive drama action-adventure video game for the PlayStation 3 home video game console, created by French game developer Quantic Dream and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released in October 2013. The game features Jodie Holmes, one of two player characters. The other is an incorporeal entity named Aiden: a separate soul linked to Jodie since birth.

Jodie, who is portrayed by actress Ellen Page, possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to Aiden, growing from adolescence to adulthood while learning to control Aiden and the powers they share. Willem Dafoe co-stars as Nathan Dawkins, a researcher in the Department of Paranormal Activity and Jodie's surrogate-father-figure. Rayman Legends. Rayman Legends is a platform video game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. It is the fifth main title in the Rayman series and the direct sequel to the 2011 game Rayman Origins. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PlayStation Vita platforms in August and September 2013. The Swapper. The Swapper is a puzzle-platform video game for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

It was developed and published by Facepalm Games, a small independent company based in Helsinki, Finland.[3] Curve Studios later ported the game to Sony and Nintendo platforms in 2014.[4] In this science fiction-themed title, the player controls a female scavenger stranded aboard an abandoned research station, and discovers a strange device that allows her to create clones of herself switching their consciousness between these clones. Papers, Please. Factorio. Factorio is an upcoming real-time strategy video game in development by Wube Software. The completed version is scheduled to be released in 2017 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux.[1][2] RimWorld. Gone Home. XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This article is about the 2012 video game by Firaxis Games.