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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog)
Dark Souls III (FromSoftware)
Stardew Valley (Eric Barone)
The Last Guardian (SIE Japan Studio)
Inside (Playdead)
Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix )
Abzû (Giant Squid)

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. A Thief's End follows series protagonist Nathan Drake (portrayed by Nolan North), who has retired from fortune hunting several years after the events of Drake's Deception.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

He reunites with his estranged older brother Sam and longtime partner Sully to search for clues to the location of Captain Henry Avery's long-lost treasure to save his brother. Compared to previous installments in the series, the game's story campaign features significantly larger and more open-designed levels to allow players more freedom to explore and move about in combat situations, progress through enemy patrols undetected using stealth, and operate vehicles to openly navigate around some sections of the campaign. Stardew Valley. Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed solely by Eric Barone and published by Chucklefish Games.

Stardew Valley

The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2016, with ports for OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One released later that year. A port for Nintendo Switch is also in development and is expected to be released in 2017. In Stardew Valley, the player takes the role of a character that, to get away from the hustle of an office job, takes over their grandfather's dilapidated farm in a place known as Stardew Valley. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine is the second and final expansion pack for the 2015 video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

Developed by CD Projekt RED, Blood and Wine was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 31 May 2016. The expansion follows Geralt of Rivia as he travels to Toussaint, a duchy untouched by the war taking place in the base game, as he hopes to track down a mysterious beast terrorizing the region. The expansion received universal acclaim from critics.

Plot[edit] Dark Souls III. Dark Souls III was critically and commercially successful, with critics calling the game a worthy and fitting conclusion to the series.

Dark Souls III

The game became Bandai Namco's fastest selling game in their history, selling over three million copies worldwide two months after release. Gameplay[edit] Throughout the game, players encounter different types of enemies, each with different behaviors. Plot[edit] Set in the Kingdom of Lothric, a bell has rung to signal that the First Flame, responsible for prolonging the Age of Fire, is dying out. The Last Guardian. The Last Guardian[a] is an action-adventure video game developed by SIE Japan Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 home video game console.

The Last Guardian

It was released worldwide in December 2016. In The Last Guardian, players control an unnamed young boy who befriends a giant half-bird-half-mammal creature named Trico. Team Ico began developing The Last Guardian in 2007. It was designed and directed by Fumito Ueda, and shares stylistic, thematic, and gameplay elements with his previous titles Ico (2001) and Shadow of the Colossus (2005). He employed the "design through subtraction" approach he had used for his previous games, removing elements that did not contribute to the core theme of the connection between the boy and Trico. Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV[b] is an open world action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One home consoles.

Final Fantasy XV

The game is the fifteenth main installment in the Final Fantasy series, and was released worldwide on November 29, 2016. The game features an open-world environment and action-based battle system similar to the Kingdom Hearts series, incorporating the ability to switch weapons and other elements such as vehicle travel and camping. Final Fantasy XV takes place on the fictional world of Eos. All the world's countries, bar the kingdom of Lucis, are under the dominion of the empire of Niflheim. Noctis Lucis Caelum, heir to the Lucian throne, goes on a quest to retake his homeland and its magical Crystal after it is seized by Niflheim on the eve of peace negotiations between the two nations. Inside. Inside premiered at Microsoft's E3 2014 conference, with a planned release in 2015.

Inside

The game was released for Xbox One on 29 June 2016, Microsoft Windows on 7 July, and for the PlayStation 4 on 23 August. The game received critical acclaim upon release, with some critics and reviewers calling it a worthy successor to Limbo. Hyper Light Drifter. Gameplay and story[edit] The Drifter is equipped with an energy sword, but can gain access to other modules that expand their weapon and ability arsenal.

Hyper Light Drifter

These often require power from rare batteries scattered around the world. Weaponry includes traditional console role-playing game archetypes, including long-range guns and area attacks.[4] Rather than scavenging ammunition from the game world to load the player's guns, the player's ammunition instead charges when hitting enemies with the energy sword.[5] The player faces increasingly difficult monsters, both in number and ability, requiring the player to hone their tactics to succeed in the game.

Firewatch. The story follows a Shoshone National Forest fire lookout named Henry in 1989, following the Yellowstone fires of 1988.

Firewatch

A month after his first day at work, strange things begin happening to both him and his supervisor Delilah, which connects to a conspired mystery that happened years ago. Henry interacts with Delilah using a walkie-talkie, with the player choosing from dialog options to communicate. His exchanges with Delilah inform the process by which their relationship is developed. The game was directed by Olly Moss and Sean Vanaman, written by Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, Moss and Vanaman, and produced by Gabe McGill and artist Jane Ng. Abzû. The player can find probes buried in the sand, which must be re-activated to proceed.

Abzû

The probes can then either deploy spinning blades to cut coral out of the way of the player (to open new areas), or unlock mechanical, triangular doors which the player can then swim through. In addition to the probes, the player can also interact with "spawning areas" which release a small number of some species of fish when activated. Upon being released, the fish will then begin to interact with their environment either by chasing prey fish, schooling, or by performing other natural behaviors. The player also discovers statues which they can sit on to meditate. This causes the camera to follow a random fish in the area, and describe what species that fish is. SteamWorld Heist - Wikipedia. SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based strategy action shooter developed by Swedish video game developer Image & Form. The third installment of the SteamWorld series and the sequel to SteamWorld Dig,[1] SteamWorld Heist has the player control Captain Piper Faraday, a smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a ragtag team of robots and sets out on a space adventure.

The objective of the game is for players to board, loot, and shoot their way through enemy spaceships. Gameplay[edit]