(PS3, 360, PC)
Square-Enix brought an entirely new dimension to their reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Tomb Raider had a much more dark atmosphere than previous games and Lara Croft was tough as nails. With amazing graphics, a compelling storyline, and enhanced gameplay mechanics, this was the game Tomb Raider was meant to be.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
It’s immensely satisfying to play an action game with tight mechanics and brutal difficulty, and no developer is better at that style of gameplay than Platinum Games. Their take on the Metal Gear universe brought us outside the usual stealthy style of gameplay and into the world of hyper fast, sword-wielding action. Metal Gear Rising takes skill, dedication, and a preference towards the absolutely insane. I wouldn’t have it any other way.