Microsoft did us all a solid by dropping Halo: Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer like a freaking ODST from the sky when we weren’t expecting it. It was a big-boy play by Microsoft and was instantly rewarded by a tidal wave of people downloading and jumping into what many consider to be the year’s biggest release. To the credit of Microsoft and 343 everything held up well and Halo: Infinite’s launch wasn’t plagued by the server crashes, bugs and glitches that most other launches these days get hit by. And yes, I’m looking directly at Battlefield 2032 as I type this. A few weeks on and just days ahead of the Halo: Infinite campaign launching, I’m here to review the multiplayer. Am I late to the party? Yup, but to be perfectly honest, that’s because I’ve been playing Halo: Infinite and couldn’t be arsed to write this when I could be nailing headshots like I nailed your mum. Oh God, this game brings out the teenager in me.
If you enjoy the thrills and bloody spills of a good horror flick then at some point you’ve probably devoted a bit of time to dreaming up the ultimate crossover that pits all the coolest horror icons against each other. Well, Dead by Daylight isn’t quite that because you can’t make Michel Myers fight Freddy or have Ghostface go up against Pig from the Saw franchise. But what Dead by Daylight is, is the closest thing to a super horror crossover we have, and a damn fun multiplayer experience if you can forgive its rough edges. Maybe you can’t have the ultimate horror brawl, but you can definitely find out which killer can pile up the corpses.
Back in the dark days of 2007 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launched and became one of the most important games in history, it’s great singleplayer and addictive multiplayer laying the foundations on which the shooter genre would build itself upon for years to come. Whether or not you think the industry’s fascination with Modern Warfare was a good thing or a bad thing is obviously up for debate, but the point was Modern Warfare was special.
Ah, the medieval times. Let’s be honest; they were a bit crap to live in. But that didn’t stop us romanticizing the whole thing and dreaming about being heroic knights smacking people around with swords. Mordhau knows that we like knights and swords and hammers, and it also knows that we love violence and blood and skulls being smashed. So Mordhau lets us play as knights and decapitate each other. Thanks Mordhau. You’re a good friend.
Rising from the ashes of Rainbow Six: Patriots comes Rainbow Six: Siege, Ubisoft’s attempt at bringing the old series back to life for a new generation of consoles via the medium of competitive multiplayer. With a clearly troubled development there’s been some considerable doubt as to whether Siege was going to be any good. Well, I’ve some great news; it’s actually quite a bit fun. The bad news is there’s some big problems that have left it under siege. See what I did there? Sorry.
The long-awaited Metal Gear Solid V is due to arrive in just a week and early reviews have been incredibly so far, praising the game and declaring it the best of the series. However, the game isn’t without controversey as it came to light that the online portion […]
Following up on my interview with Colossal Order about their excellent game Cities: Skylines, which you can read HERE, comes a session with Jos Hoebe of Blackmill Games, one half of the development team responsible for Verdun, a rather brilliant World War 1 multiplayer FPS. I was rather […]
At the Videogame Awards the very first gameplay footage for Metal Gear Online debuted, giving people a glimpse into what they can expect. To a degree the footage is bullshit as it shows a level of fluidity, planning and co-ordination that the vast majority of gamers will never […]
In a report from Kotaku it seems that the upcoming third game in the Batman: Arkham franchise, due for release on October 25th, might have a multiplayer component. The news comes from an anonymous source, but Kotaku are confident of the legitimacy of the claim as it comes […]
Next month heralds the arrival of the third game in Crytek’s stupidly pretty Crysis series of shooty games, but if you want to get a taste of the multiplayer action a little bit early then you’ll be pleased to know that EA have announced a Crysis 3 multiplayer […]