Once you get past a certain age and you find yourself overcome with daily activities such as work, house, kids and so on, playing computer games is a very difficult activity. Because you just can’t find the time to do it. However, since most of us here at Gulf Times have grown up at the same time as the PC games industry, we do our best. So, without further ado, here are the games that Gulf Times has played the most in 2015!
In a world full of Telltale Games creations and remakes of old flames, Square Enix’s Life is Strange is like a breath of fresh air. With an original story and an interesting take on the graphic adventure genre, Life is Strange is one of those games that we picked up and never quite put down. Everything from the graphics to the sound is top quality but that is not where the game excels. The game excels in its story. The story of a photography student who discovers she can reverse time. Think of Dawson’s Creek combined with Twin Peaks and Quantum Leap. Yes, it is that great!
- StarCraft 2 – All parts
Whenever we get home and feel like doing some light gaming, we fire up the old computer and start a game of StarCraft 2. Maybe engage ourselves for an hour or two in the remarkable story of the guys and girls and xenomorphs of the Koprulu Sector or perhaps join in a co-op match against unbeatable odds. The fun is always there and though it can definitely be called a ‘goldie’, this game will never be old.
- Mafia II
Though we all agree GTA V is a masterpiece in both storytelling as well as depth, Mafia II it is not. The perfect blend of open world and story-based gameplay, this is a game that stands the test of time. Though it’s been 6 years since the game was first released by 2k Games, whenever we feel like open world action, this is the game that does it for us.
- Broken Sword 5 – The Serpents Curse
Just like StarCraft and Mafia before it, the Broken Sword series is a collection of games that we come back to time and time again. However, 2015 found us putting a lot of hours into solving the mysteries of its 5th and hopefully not final installment. The Serpents Curse brings back George Stobbart and Nico Collard, pitting them against seemingly impossible odds and even more seemingly impossible puzzles. Great one for the brain!
- Galactic Civilizations III
Following the success of Galactic Civilizations II and the “one more turn” gameplay that made games such as Civilizations into the franchises they are today, Galactic Civilizations III does something that no other 4x space strategy has ever managed to do so well: it takes all the best things behind the philosophy of Star Trek, combines it with Civilization V’s wonderful gameplay and blends it all into a superb package.
Well, these have been the top 5 games that Gulf Times has played in 2015. However, the fun doesn’t stop here! Get ready for new and interesting stories, news and reviews from our brand new Gaming column.