The world's largest gaming convention has come to an end, and with no less than 275,000 visitors it was one big success! Many game developers has showed off their games, and based on our expectations we made a preliminary Top 12 games of Gamescom list. After seeing all the games, is this list still correct? Check out our Top 10 Games of Gamescom below!
#10: Splinter Cell: Blacklist
We finally got to see more of Splinter Cell: Blacklit at Gamescom. Blacklist takes place after Conviction in story chronology. Sam Fisher is the head of Fourth Echelon, and directly reports to the President of the United States. The primary mission of 4th Echelon, is to shutdown all current operations being conducted by Third Echelon and their agents. Featuring great stealth mechanics, heavy action and a great story, Blacklist is bound to be amazing!
#9: FIFA 13
FIFA 13 is the twentieth instalment in the FIFA series. While some may call it "just another game in the FIFA series", it features many new improvements over earlier games in the series, such as the Player Impact Engine, which expands physical play from simple collisions to off-the-ball battles between players.
#8: Tomb Raider
The new Tomb Raider game, simply dubbed Tomb Raider, does not feature the Lara Croft we all know. Instead, it's a prequel to the popular game series. Overall, the new Tomb Raider feels much more realistic than any other instalment of the series, which is definitely a good thing.
#7: Crysis 3
Crysis is one of the most visually beautiful series currently available on the PC. While it requires you to have an extremely powerful PC to run the game on its maximum settings, the investment is most certainly worth it for Crysis 3. Combining great graphics with excellent gameplay, Crysis 3 will most likely be a huge success.
#6: Beyond: Two Souls
Beyond: Two Souls could be considered a prequel to Quantic Dream’s critically acclaimed Heavy Rain. The game lets the player take Jodie Holmes through 15 years of her life on a journey to discover what is the true meaning of the entity alongside her throughout the story, with a a dark graphical style similar to Heavy Rain.
#5: Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs is the highly anticipated third installment in the True Crime series. The player will take control of Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer, as he goes undercover to infiltrate the Triad organization called Sun On Yee. The game’s combat system has many influences from Batman’s Freeflow system with a focus on hand-to-hand fighting.
#4: Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the extremely popular Borderlands, a surprise hit which managed to combine unique graphics with great gameplay mechanics. With new quests, weapons and locations Borderlands 2 will undoubtedly be another huge success.
#3: Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III starts a brand new story, no longer focusing on Ezio Auditore. The game will be set between 1753 and 1783, and will focus on a new ancestor, Connor Kenway, who fought during the American Revolution. The main feature shown off at Gamescom were Naval Battles, a welcome and diverse addition to the Assassin's Creed series.
#2: Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Absolution is the long awaited sequel to Hitman Blood Money, featuring the silent killer Agent 47. Being betrayed by those he once trusted and now hunted by the police, he suddenly finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth.
While Dishonored is not as high-profile as other games such as Call of Duty, its unique gameplay mechanics and stunning visual style make this game my favorite game shown at Gamescom. With amazing and versatile gameplay mechanics this might very well be my personal Game of the Year.