10 Upcoming Shooters That Could Destroy Call Of Duty
8. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One - 2014)
2009's Wolfenstein may not have been up to much, so what better time to retool the series than now, then? The as-yet untested developers MachineGames will be tackling the first Wolfenstein game outside of the Id Software label, and in focusing on single-player mayhem - there is, respectably, no shoehorned multiplayer component - hopefully MG have pumped all of their resources into producing a solo experience quite unlike anything we have seen recently. Rather then dealing with, as most of the previous games have, depraved Nazi experiments during WW2, The New Order takes place in an alternate version of the 1960s, where the Nazis won, and have amassed an army of advanced Nazi supersoldiers. It's a perfectly kitschy concept, totally in line with what came before, but also different enough to make it seemingly worthwhile. Early playtests from reviewers suggest that this is a major return to form, and it could provide the irreverent thrills that CoD's Zombie mode has tried to in the past. Naturally, it's not going to offer any competition in the online stakes, but as a (hopefully lengthy) single-player offering, it just might deliver the goods.
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