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Another Amazing Fall PC
Game Line-Up

I thought last years Fall PC Game line-up was amazing (Crysis, Mass Effect, etc), but this Fall 2008 looks even better. Here's a nice overview from PC.GameZone.com of the top games coming: And another list from Gamestooge.com with release dates:

Of course, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, Wrath of the Lich King and Valve's Left For Dead are all going to have a legion of fans. But there are a couple games I'm particularly looking forward to:

  • The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. The Polish company, Projekt Red, actually took the crits of fans and went back to the original release of The Witcher last year and worked to improve the gameplay and enhance the story. They've also added two completely new adverntures to the game. An editor for the game will also be enclosed for people who want to design their own gameplay (machinima, anyone?)

screencap from The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
screencap from The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

  • Stalker: Clear Sky. I loved this game when it first came out after years of delay. Now, this russian game company, GSC Gameworld, has put together a prequel to the original Stalker and have added all sorts of fixes, enhancements and upgrades. It's one of those "open world" games on the PC that I love so much. No editor for the game has been announced but so what, I can't wait to play this game.
Stalker: Clear Sky has an amazing "open world" design
Stalker: Clear Sky has an amazing "open world" design

  • Grand Theft Auto IV (PC): I can't wait to start making movies with this game. Play it? Well, only to location scout and look for interesting characters. The graphics, the improved look and animations are like machinima candy to me. Of course, it will take a bit for people to develop the game hacks we need, although there is a "demo" like function being promised for the PC.
screen cap from GTA IV

  • MIrror's Edge: I only recently discovered this game which is a fascinating re-imagining of the FPS genre, but without the "shooter" part (you can use guns if you choose). The story is pure contemp sci-fi with the player as an information "runner" delivering crucial data for shadowy organizations. The parkour-like actions of the main female character are amazing. Watch this trailer and you'll see what I mean.

So, what games are you looking forward to this Fall?

  1. Blogger Coyote Republic | August 27, 2008 at 1:08 PM |  

    I don't really care if it's a good game or not (although the demo looks promising) - I'm looking foward to Force Unleashed for Wii. I like throwing objects at AT-STs and flinging stormtroopers over the sides of platforms and causing tie fighters to crash in their own hangars... All the ones you list look great, I've been meaning to try the Witcher but you know me and time...

  2. Blogger Ricky Grove | August 27, 2008 at 2:16 PM |  

    Thanks for the tip, Ingrid. Don't have a Wii, but the game sounds great. Be sure to watch the Mirror's Edge trailer as it's got some amazing footage in it, plus the lead chick is very cool.

  3. Anonymous dave | August 27, 2008 at 8:59 PM |  

    awesome, a parkour game!!

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