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Technology

Game for more?
Abhinav Bali, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 16, 2012
First Published: 17:11 IST(16/11/2012)
Last Updated: 01:54 IST(17/11/2012)
A new Need For Speed game is around the corner.

November has always been a busy month for gamers. Last year, we were bombarded with AAA titles like The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and lots more. This year, that tradition continues; but not all of these are worth your money or time. After wading through numerous titles, we pick the top five.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted
November 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vita)
The premise for Most Wanted is similar to the 2005 version of the game, where you had to carve your way through a bunch of racers, eventually becoming Most Wanted. Only now you can throw Criterion’s flair for break neck speeds and destruction into the mix as well.

Halo 4
November 6 (Xbox 360)
Halo 4 marks the beginning of a brand new trilogy and takes place roughly four years after the events of Halo 3. It sheds more light on the relationship shared by Master Chief and his AI companion, Cortana.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
November 13 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vita, WiiU)
Developer Treyarch is back at the helm of another Call of Duty game that looks to repair some of the damage inflicted on the franchise by last year’s Modern Warfare 3. Also included is the beloved Zombie mode that has been expanded significantly.

Hitman: Absolution
November 20 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
After a span of nearly a decade, everyone’s favourite bald assassin is back with a vengeance. Like older Hitman games, you can
play this one like a trained professional, eliminating your target without raising suspicions, or go right ahead and leave a trail of corpses in your wake.

Far Cry 3
November 30 (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC)
With Far Cry 3, Ubisoft has returned to their roots, ditching the African setting for a more familiar tropical one. They’re really embracing the game’s open-world nature, offering players a staggering amount of non-linear content and freedom.

(The writer is an editor at Indian Video Gamer)


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