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Five Games To Get Caught Up On In 2018

Five Games To Get Caught Up On In 2018
From Uproxx - January 9, 2018

The year never starts with a bang for gamers. Usually, things dont start heating up until later in the year, and while 2018 looks amazing, its biggest titles arent here yet. So, if youve finished with 2017s bigger games and are looking for more, here are five games 2017 gave us worth getting caught up on.

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm

Picking up before the original, a superb, episodic adventure game where you control time, Before The Storm lays out just why our heroines were in that weird emotional place before they wound up, well, in that storm. It expands the story without dampening the original, and boldly, it takes out the time-control mechanic the first game hinged on. As Chloe, all you have are your social manipulation skills and a sharp eye. It plays as more of a classic adventure game, although the BackTalk mechanic is a clever twist on dialogue-driven decision trees, and if you missed it, pick it up.

Agents of Mayhem

This Saints Row spin-off feels a bit like you get to play in a slightly less overtly parodic version of the Venture Bros. OSI. It keeps all the absurdity of the original game while substantially upping the challenge, forcing you to juggle your squad as you shoot, punch, freeze and stab your way through goons, steal adorable weapons, and ruin the life of a Justin Bieber knock-off. While its technically open-world, its a much more straightforward third-person shooter than the main game, although poking around a futuristic Seoul is still a hoot.

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

Gravity Rush 2

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