NieR: Automata Platinum Games’ latest sexy heroine envelopes you in a cloud existential dread in this spinoff to Yoko Taro’s Drakengard series. Suffering through a few hiccups in the PC, Nier eventually found its footing, continuing to wow fans with tantalizing outfits and satisfying hack and slash combat. It has a PlayScore of 8.09 24. Outlast 2 Tension is at its peak in this sequel to Red Barrel’s psychological survival horror. Introducing a new character in Blake and Lynn Langermann, follow the trail of clues that leads a hidden civilization and find out the events that lead to a Jane Doe’s mysterious murder. The hide and seek game continues and it has a PlayScore of 8.1 23. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
The crossover fighting game that made up some of our childhood playtimes, Marvel vs Capcom continues to stay relevant to this day. An update on Fate of Two Worlds, their original of 36 grows even bigger with the addition of 12 brand new characters. From Doctor Strange to Phoenix Wright, and everything in between, it has a PlayScore of 8.13 22. Sniper Elite 4 Rebellion’s satisfying sniper game rolls out the red carpet for their signature slow motion in this awaited fourth installment. Snipe freedom from Nazi scum, and watch heads snap, crackle, and pop under the precision of your shots. While its marred by a lack of substance, gorey Nazi killing seems to sell either way. It has a PlayScore of 8.15 21. Tekken 7 Portraying the epic conclusion of the legendary Mishima feud, sparks are flying in this 9th entry to Bandai Namco’s fighting game franchise.
Made on the Unreal Engine 4, the photorealism is taken up a notch, showing off the blood and sweat on the skins of their iconic roster. A diverse cast from around the world, and new mechanics like Rage Art and Rage dive, it’s the best Tekken game yet and it has a PlayScore of 8.19 20. Yakuza 0 Witnessing the Yakuza days before the Yakuza days, this prequel to SEGA’s Japan-centric action-adventure takes us to the tail end of the groovy 1980s. Far from cyberpunk’s typically dark and neon-tinged picture of Japan, enjoy their bright open world environments, packed with action and karaoke. It has a PlayScore of 8.19 19. Dragon Ball FighterZ Arc System Works built their name on successful fighting game over successful fighting game. So it made sense Bandai Namco partnered up with them to create this generation’s ultimate Dragonball Fighting game. Uniting the anime’s over the top action with Arc System’s fluid and cinematic animations, it was well worth the wait and it has a PlayScore of 8.21 18. Dead Rising Keiji Inafune’s zombie game didn’t just define the genre, it went above and beyond, expanding the killing fields with a comedic sandbox twist. Never itself taking itself to seriously, glory in the undead massacre with cars, baseball bats, and kooky outfits, and, with their multiple endings, feel free to do it all over again.