We are nearly at the halfway point of 2015 and so it’s time to look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 retail games out in June 2015. The summer months should not be spent outside, but inside playing the following games…
Batman Arkham Knight – Xbox One
Ignore the Batman Arkham series and Batman himself will hunt you down. Even though the series is often criticised for being repetitive, there is something irresistible about beating down thugs as the world’s greatest detective in a beautifully layered Gotham, and then knowing you are going to be treated to a slice of Rocksteady’s superb storytelling. In the 4th installment of the series (the 3rd by Rocksteady), main antoganist Scarecrow is trying to scare Gotham’s residents out of their home by bringing out their greatest fears. But as is the norm in the Arkham games, there will be many more villains trying to stop Batman along the way.
Why Should You Buy It? Take part in what is the finale of one of the greatest set of games from the past decade. You’ll not regret seeing the story unfold.
Lego: Jurassic World – Xbox One & Xbox 360
The main flaw in recent Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO Games is that, when one is released, there isn’t an awful lot to distinguish the game from the previous title. However, every once in a while a hidden gem comes through and shines above all his blocky relatives… and LEGO: Jurassic World looks to be one of them.
As the name suggests, players will relive the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and the upcoming Jurassic World but obviously in the well recognised, humorous LEGO form. Expect to be running away from velociraptors, or rain down havoc on the world as one of over 20 dinosaurs – all whilst collecting those sweet, sweet studs. A new addition to the series will see you collecting amber and merging DNA to create abominations of your own – didn’t your biology teacher never tell you not to play with genetics?!
Why Should You Buy It? The classic dino movies meet TT’s humour in a fun, friendly, family sized game.
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition – Xbox One
Not good enough to play GTA V’s heist? Well don’t worry because your criminal side can be unlocked on new gen with Payday 2: Crimewave Edition. Grab some mates over Xbox Live and then sit back, relax and choose from the many heists available, including different types of loot, enemies and locations. Fancy breaking and entering with shotguns and grabbing everything you find as an Enforcer? It’s the most direct way but could well lead to a massive shootout with the cops as you wait for your getaway vehicle. Maybe investing in some Ghost class skill points and disabling the security cameras is your preferred way of sneaking in? You can be anything you want as you work towards your ultimate goal – being the richest criminal on Xbox.
Why Should You Buy It? For many, Payday 2 was am underrated last gen gem, so the chance to get involved again on Xbox One should appeal.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – Xbox One
Free up your calendar for the next few years or so because Bethesda Softworks are releasing The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Finally, hardcore fantasy gamers can enjoy the huge, delayed open world MMO that PC gamers have been playing since the actual medieval times. The Elder Scrolls Online sees your customised character become involved in many complex quests which you’ll enjoy with friends or people across the world- and the Tamriel Unlimited edition is the most beefed up version you can get.
Why Should You Buy It? Mage? Barbarian? Human? Be whatever you want in what is probably the biggest MMO this year.
Tour de France 2015 – Xbox One
Admit it, you like watching hundreds of men clad in lycra, racing bikes in France whilst battling for the ultimate biking supremacy. Well, if you are one of the many millions of people who do watch it, there is now the chance to be recreate Le Tour with Tour de France 2015. You play as a racing star rising through the ranks to win the coveted yellow jersey. After which you can take your skills to another level as you swap AI opponents for friends in local multiplayer. You can also tell your teammates how to efficiently help both themselves and you out…surely that adds to the real world feel.
Why Should You Buy It? Feel like you are participating in the Tour de France and command your team to victory.
So, that’s about it for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles due to drop onto retail shelves in June 2015. We haven’t included Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition as the UK won’t be seeing a physical release but if you are the other side of the pond, then that may well be something to get interested in.
Let us know what you decide to pick up in the comments below.