2017 is already in full swing and there is plenty to look forward to in the world of gaming. From the latest offerings in already well established series to brand new games looking to make a mark of their own, here are some upcoming PC games that we expect to make a big impact in the year ahead.
Halo Wars 2
The original Halo Wars game was only released on the Xbox, so PC gamers never got a chance to try out this offering from one of the greatest game franchises in history. All that is about to change. For fans of strategy games, it looks set to be a landmark title so prepare to fight an intergalactic war on either side you choose. Patience and tactical know-how will be rewarded in this one, so make sure you have your thinking caps on.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
The name may be slightly ridiculous, but if the hype is anything to go by, this one is going to be big. This tactical first person shooter will put you in the guise of a retired US marine as you navigate your way through an open world. A lot has been invested in making Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 a worthy competitor in a marketplace that is already saturated with these types of games, so prepare to be impressed. Hopefully I haven’t oversold it…
The seventh in the series of the ultimate fighting game will be released on PC and it’s about time too. A pre-built gaming laptop seems like it will be a good way to fully appreciate this one. Already playable in Japanese arcades, Tekken 7 will definitely bring gamers around the world back down memory lane as they fight as the classic characters (as well as a few new ones) that have made this series so wildly popular. Once again, it’s time to prepare yourself to be the ultimate fighting champion!
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Fans of the TV series will already have this one marked in their calendars. It’s hard to believe that it has already been three years since the last South Park game came out, but the surprise hit of 2014 has paved the way for this new offering from Trey Parker and Matt Stone. With a suitably ridiculous storyline, you will play the role of the New Kid as you get into all kinds of mishaps with Kyle, Stan, Kenny, Cartman and the rest of the gang.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Taking you right into the heart of medieval Europe, this one looks like The Elder Scrolls series without the magic and dragons. Instead, it will focus on realistic battles, authentic weaponry and traditional combat techniques. With a release date that is still yet to be confirmed, there is plenty to look forward to. You choose what character you would like to play as and how you would like to play your way through the cruel world you inhabit. Who needs dragons anyway?!