Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4)
RPG 21 March 2017
The fourth part of the hugely popular action RPG game series in a space-opera setting. BioWare Montreal, the development studio that helped create the two previous installments took the reins of Mass Effect: Andromeda's development. The game's story is not associated with the trilogy about Commander Shepard's fight against the Reapers, offering instead a completely separate plot featuring new characters and locations. Using the proven pattern, the creators of Mass Effect: Andromeda put the focus on a spectacular TPP action experience and moral choices that have a direct impact on the course of events. The technical side of the game is based on the third-generation Frostbite engine, providing high-quality audiovisuals.
Fallout 4 (PS4)
RPG 10 November 2015
The fourth major installment in the post-apocalyptic RPG series launched in 1997 by Black Isle Studios and Interplay. Starting from the third part, released in 2008, Bethesda acquired the rights to the franchise and took the reins of the subsequent production set in the cult post-apocalyptic universe. The game’s style is reminiscent of its two predecessors, in which – unlike in the first parts of the cycle – we experience the events from first-person perspective. The plot takes us back to the nuclear wasteland, where the survivors are forced to constantly fight for their lives. Fallout 4 features various new locations and characters, and a whole variety of plot quests and challenging opponents.
Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Action 08 March 2016
An online action game that combines tactical shooter with elements of cRPG. Tom Clancy's The Division is a game made by Ubisoft Massive Studios in cooperation with Ubisoft Reflections. The game is set in a near future, when the United States is struck by a pandemic. Players become members of a secret governmental organization called The Division, which tries to contain the chaos spreading across New York City. The gameplay focuses on rivalry between small groups of players. The world’s open structure presents the players with an impressive freedom to explore the setting and complete various missions. When it comes to the technical aspects, Tom Clancy's The Division employs the full potential of the advanced Snowdrop Engine.
Action 09 September 2014
A futuristic, first-person perspective action game developed by Bungie Software – the creators of the iconic Halo series. The title takes place in a distant future, in 28th century, when humanity is on the brink of destruction at the hands of an alien civilization. The players assume the roles of Guardians who, thanks to the unusual abilities drawing power from an alien ship hanging above the Earth, are the only humans capable of facing the destructive force from space. Players are divided into three classes which specialize in open combat, stealth, or special powers. Gameplay is focused on multiplayer, encouraging the players to explore the world. Battles involve small groups of participants; it is possible to start the game alone and join a previously created group. The game was created for next-gen consoles and which translates into high-quality graphics and sounds.
Shadow Warrior 2 (PS4)
Action 23 May 2017
A sequel to a first-person action game, which in turn was a remake of a popular FPS from 1997. Polish developer Flying Wild Hog comes back with a continuation set five years after the events of the first game. In Shadow Warrior 2 you play as Lo Wang, who now leads a lonely life of a mercenary working for the local Yakuza. Gameplay mechanics did not change much, so the protagonist takes down on his enemies using a wide arsenal of firearms and melee weapons. The sequel retains the progression system featured in the first game as well as weapon customization. What is new, is the four-people co-op mode, in which a group of players fights off enemies while trying to complete mission objectives. In both single player campaign and co-op mode the locations are procedurally generated, which makes each playthrough unique.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4)
Action 24 March 2015
A set of the Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Reeditions with all of their expansions. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a bundle developed with the 8th-generation consoles in mind. The remastered versions, similarly to the originals, were developed by Gearbox Software. The action of the games takes us to the post-apocalyptic planet Pandora and its moon respectively. The gameplay combines elements of open-word action and role-playing games. The players have to perform a number of story and side missions, during which they explore interesting locations, fight enemies using futuristic firearms, and collect increasingly powerful battle gear. Each title offers four unique heroes of different specializations and abilities. With time, the player’s character gathers experience and, with it, new skills. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection features enhanced graphics and smoother animation. Additionally, it expands the cooperation mode for up to four players.
Destiny: The Taken King (PS4)
Action 15 September 2015
The third, and the largest so far, expansion for Destiny – a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by the creators of the Halo series, Bungie Software. The plot of the expansion focuses on character from the Hive race, Oryx – the father of prince Crota, main antagonist of the first DLC. The new expansion provides a completely new story campaign that consists of 12 missions and a new multiplayer raid during which players are visiting the Dreadnought, Oryx’s powerful fortress of a ship. Among other novelties there is the introduction of a third specialization for each class, many new pieces of gear, modified experience gathering system and various smaller changes, mostly based on fan’s suggestions. The Taken King offers 4 new Strike missions and six maps for online competition. The expansion requires both previous expansions to work: The Dark Below and House of Wolves.
Fallout 4: Nuka World (PS4)
RPG 30 August 2016
The last large DLC pack included in the season pass for the 2015 post-apocalyptic role-playing action game Fallout 4 by Bethesda. Nuka World does not introduce any major changes in the audiovisual layer or the mechanics, focusing on a new storyline and featuring a brand new location with an expansive main quest and many side quests. Nuka World is set in an old amusement park, built before the war by the producers of the most popular post-apocalyptic beverage, Nuka Cola. The place is, of course, filled with new enemies, equipment, and weapons.
Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4)
Action 20 September 2016
Another major expansion to the multiplayer FPS by Bungie Software, published in autumn 2014. Destiny: Rise of Iron is the first expansion available exclusively for the 8th generation of consoles and it requires the previous extension, called The Taken King, to work. The plot revolves around a breach in the wall, located on the southern border of Old Russia, which let hordes of fallen mutants get into the Golden Age graves, filled with valuable artifacts. Along with Lord Saladin, players set off on a journey to stop the danger and reveal the truth about the of the Iron Lords. The DLC does not dramatically change mechanics and centers on a campaign featuring a number of main and side missions. Apart from new, uncharted locations, the game introduces a new enemy faction, additional weapons, armors, items, and two new mission types called Raid and Strike, as well as a PvP mode.
Fallout 4: Far Harbor (PS4)
RPG 19 May 2016
The third in turn and the first major DLC for the fourth entry in the cult post-apocalyptic franchise, Fallout. In Fallout 4: Far Harbor, we take on a case from Valentine’s Detective Agency. Following the trail of a missing girl, the protagonist leaves the Commonwealth and finds himself on a heavily irradiated island on which the eponymous coastal town is located. Upon arrival, the hero engages in a conflict between three local factions and, uncovering subsequent secrets of Far Harbors, tries to bring peace to the place. The action takes place in a vast, completely new region that offers not only the aforementioned town, but also numerous settlements and undergrounds with a myriad of main and side quests to complete. Moreover, the expansion features some previously unavailable enemies, weapons, armor, and so on. The game is characterized by a significantly higher difficulty level than the vanilla game and is meant for more experienced characters.
Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop (PS4)
RPG 12 April 2016
The second minor DLC for the 2015’s Fallout 4, a sandbox action RPG from Bethesda. The biggest novelty introduced in the Wasteland Workshop expansion is the option to tame or subjugate various kinds of hostile wasteland creatures, from beasts such as the Deathclaw to humanoid opponents, like bandits. Once captured, they can be kept in personally designed cages and let out when the situation calls for it, or we simply feel like doing it, for instance: during an assault on a mutant encampment or to provide a unique entertainment to the inhabitants of our settlement. As the title suggests, the expansion offers a large selection of new objects to craft and install in our settlements, including neon lights and various stuffed animals among other things.
Fallout 4: Automatron (PS4)
RPG 22 March 2016
The first DLC for Fallout 4, Bethesda's action RPG that came out in November, 2015. The expansion introduces a new storyline connected to the mysterious Mechanist who unleashed an army or hostile robots, led by the cunning machines known as Robobrains, upon the Commonwealth. As one might guess, the player’s task is to deal with the new mechanical enemies whose appearance had also created an opportunity to expand on some of the gameplay mechanics. As we eliminate subsequent robots, we can salvage some parts of them, using them later on to construct and enhance our own mechanical henchmen who will accompany us while wandering the wasteland. The players can make use of a myriad of new components, including unique weapons and armor, that allow us to build robots that suit our needs and customize their appearances and even voice.
Tom Clancy's The Division: Underground (PS4)
Action 02 August 2016
Underground is the first paid expansion that comes as a part of the season pass for The Division, a multiplayer online action game by Ubisoft Massive. Initially, the DLC was made available for Xbox One and after a month-long period of exclusivity, it came out for other platforms: PC and PlayStation 4. The division is a political thriller the action of which takes place in a plague-torn New York. After the breakout of an epidemic caused by terrorists, the metropolis had been cut off from the world and became mired in chaos. While in the vanilla game we traversed the streets of the Big Apple, the said DLC, just like the title suggests, introduces a system of underground tunnels running under the city. Inside, new story quests and enemies await the players. The Division is focused on playing with other people but a large part of its contents can be explored alone.
Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop (PS4)
RPG 26 July 2016
The fifth DLC pack for Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks, another installment of one of the most famous RPG series in the world. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world, slowly rebuilding after a devastating nuclear war. Fallout 4: Vault-Tec, similar to the previously released Workshop and Contraptions DLC packs, features new content for the more crafty players. The expansion focuses on the building of underground bunkers, called vaults in-universe. You can choose the shape, size and layout of the rooms, and furnish them as you like. When your vault is ready, you can invite NPCs to move in, and then protect them from bandit and mutant attacks, as well as care for their needs. In accordance with the spirit of the series, you can also experiment on your subordinates.
Destiny: The Collection (PS4)
Action 20 September 2016
A complete edition of the science-fiction first-person shooter with MMO and RPG features. The title was developed by the creators of the Halo series, Bungie Software. Destiny: The Collection contains the basic version of the game that was released in September 2014 and four large DLC expansions: The Dark Below, House of Wolves, The Taken King and Rise of Iron. The story of the game focuses on the remains of humanity competing against an aggressive alien race which destroyed almost all life in the Solar System. The game can be completed alone, by completing the missions of the story campaign, but Destiny reveals its true potential in its multiplayer mode. It offers several varied game modes, including classic deathmatch (individual and team variants) and Strike and Supremacy missions. The collection contains an interesting bonus that allows the player to immediately advance their character to level 40.
Fallout 4: Contraptions Workshop (PS4)
RPG 21 June 2016
The fourth DLC pack for the sandbox role-playing game Fallout 4 developed by the experienced studio Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 4 is another installment of the cult RPG series, set in a post-apocalyptic world, slowly rebuilding after a devastating nuclear war. The game introduces a complex crafting system, which is the focus of the Contraptions DLC. Instead of a new storyline, the expansion features a set of items and tools which allow you to build various devices and traps. You can freely combine the interactive elements, edit their behavior scripts, and see your creations in action. Thanks to the great many options available, you can experiment with countless combinations, building mechanisms which even the developers haven't thought of. Of course, building the more advanced constructions requires more resources, scattered all over the game's open world.
Destiny: House of Wolves (PS4)
Action 19 May 2015
The second large expansion for Destiny – the multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Bungie Software (creators of the Halo series). This time the players will operate in the asteroid belt of the Solar System known as the Reef. The place is inhabited by the Awoken and has been recently threatened by the Fallen. The player must repel the attacks of the invaders while obtaining as much riches from the new location as possible. Similarly as in the first expansion, in addition to the main story campaign the expansion adds three new multiplayer maps and new challenge for the Strike mode. The developers also enriched the Endgame by providing the Guardians who have the highest experience levels with two additional missions: Prison of Elders and Trials of Osiris. Among the novelties there is also a set of previously unavailable items, armors and weapons.
Destiny: The Dark Below (PS4)
Action 09 December 2014
The first official expansion to Destiny – the big-budget MMO first-person shooter developed by the creators of the Halo series, Bungie Software. The story of the expansion concentrates around a new threat to humanity, the aggressive alien race known as Hive. The aliens intend to summon their god Crota and use him to destroy the Traveler and what’s left of humanity. The players are tasked with stopping them. The Dark Below allows the players to continue using the characters created in the basic version of the game. The title increases the maximum experience level to 32. In addition to typical story missions, the developers created new missions for Raid and Strike modes. There are also 3 new maps for competitive modes (Pantheon, The Cauldron and Skyshock). The game also contains completely new items and weapon sets awarded for completing various tasks.