February generally isn’t a stacked month for video games, but these past four weeks has managed to deliver a pretty stellar opening to 2015. From AAA shooters to indie platformers, and everything in between, here are 10 games worth checking out.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
A fresh spin-on both co-op and competitive shooters, Evolve features asymmetrical 4v1 matches. Four hunters team up to track and kill a monster, controlled by the fifth player. The monster’s goal is to evade his pursuers long enough so that he can grow and become more powerful, before eventually turning the tables. It’s an intriguing and original concept, and has made Evolve into one of the coolest multiplayer experiences out there right now.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Released exactly 15 years after the N64 original, this remake for the 3DS features enhanced stereoscopic 3D graphics, touchscreen controls, and integration with the handheld’s gyroscope. That’s more than enough reasons to revisit one of the greatest Zelda games of all time (heck, one of the greatest period). Plus, now it has fishing!
The Order: 1886 was a deeply divisive game, even weeks before it was even available to play. Even its toughest critics agree though, The Order is a deeply satisfying cinematic experience, with visuals as good as anything out there. It might be short, it might not have especially innovative gameplay, but hot damn is it a joy to look at.
Homeworld and its sequel are undoubtedly some of the finest strategy games ever created, and this HD remastering is the perfect opportunity to remember why. This bundling of both games features updated HD textures, models, effects, and cinematics, as well as support for HD, Ultra HD, and 4K resolutions. If you’re feeling old-school though, both games are also playable in their original forms.
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
The 10th installment of the Resident Evil franchise brings an episodic format to the survival horror series. The first episode is set in between Resident Evil 5 and 6, and follows Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, with each of the remaining episodes focusing on a different aspect of the story.