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Gaming – March releases 2016

The gaming world is really starting to hit its stride with the March releases for 2016. As per usual I’ll highlight some of the ones to look out for.

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal – lots of fun to be had, even if the rumoured story isn’t up to scratch.

Far Cry Primal

Another year, another Far Cry game. I haven’t picked this one up yet because it just doesn’t really grab me in terms of setting and for all accounts there is next to no story. Still there are many Far Cry fans out there so you may find it worth checking out. This one has you as a member of a tribe in prehistorical times (with no dinosaurs just to be clear). As always the Far Cry style of gameplay is present and you do get to tame and ride wild animals (an improvement to Far Cry 4’s elephant riding).

The Division

Night Owl and I are loving Tom Clancy’s The Division.  This is how shooter MMO games should be done.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

This one I was anxiously waiting for – and amazingly it doesn’t disappoint. Those of you who were scared off by Destiny‘s MMO style of run and gun gameplay with no coherent story to speak of can rest easy here. The Division has a great little story and sets an ominous tone from the opening credit sequence. The gun play is tight, the graphics are amazing and it is great fun playing it single player as well, despite the MMO roots. Co-op is even better, especially when visiting the dark zone.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

This is a brilliant game.  So glad it is getting the remastered treatment.

There are other interesting games coming out too – like Day of the Tentacle Special Edition. Those of you who remember the graphic adventure LucasArts games will remember this as one great graphic adventure. The original 1993 has been given a great make over, but you also have the option of playing it just like the original classic too.

A large portion of the list below also includes a lot of VR games for the upcoming release of the Oculus Rift headset.

Alekhine’s Gun (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 1
Deponia Doomsday (PC) – March 1
Far Cry Primal (PC) – March 1
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (PC) – March 1
Heavy Rain (PS4) – March 1
Ironcast (PS4) – March 1
McDroid (Xbox One, PS4) – March 1
Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One, PS4) – March 1
Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (3DS) – March 1
Screencheat (Xbox One, PS4) – March 1
Square Heroes (PS4) – March 1
Trulon: The Shadow Engine (PC) – March 1
UnderDread (PC, Mac) – March 1
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4) – March 1
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution (PC) – March 2
Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extended (PC) – March 2
Crazy Pixel Streaker (PC) – March 2
Gunscape (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 2
Black Desert Online (PC) – March 3
Blue Rider (PC) – March 3
Chasing Dead (Wii U) – March 3
E.T. Armies (PC) – March 3
The Hand of Panda (3DS) – March 3
Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (3DS) – March 3
Steel Rivals (Wii U) – March 3
Warhammer: Arcane Magic (PC, Mac) – March 3
Action Henk (Xbox One) – March 4
Into the Stars (PC) – March 4
Ironcast (Xbox One) – March 4
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) – March 4
Path of Exile: Ascendancy (PC) – March 4
Spellbind (PC, Mac) – March 4
Ultimate Chicken Horse (PC) – March 4
Alphabeats (PC) – March 7
Action Henk (PS4) – March 8
Assault Android Cactus (PS4, Vita) – March 8
Blast ’em Bunnies (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, 3DS) – March 8
The Division (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 8
Don’t Die, Mr. Robot (PS4) – March 8
Jump Tanks (PC) – March 8
Kholat (PS4) – March 8
Shardlight (PC) – March 8
Casey Powell Lacrosse (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 9
Organic Panic (Xbox One) – March 9
Deathsmiles (PC) – March 10
Grumpy Reaper (Wii U) – March 10
The Guest (PC) – March 10
Jewel Quest (Wii U) – March 10
Moon Hunters (PC) – March 10
Rhapsody – Music & Radio (Wii U) – March 10
Spareware (Xbox One) – March 10
Upwards, Lonely Robot (PC) – March 10
Beat da Beat (PC) – March 11
Beyond Dimensions (PC) – March 11
Cel Damage HD (Xbox One) – March 11
Hitman (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 11
MagNets: Fully Charged (Xbox One) – March 11
Ori and the Blind Forest – Definitive Edition (Xbox One) – March 11
Race.A.Bit (PC) – March 11
WWE 2K16 (PC) – March 11
Highland Warriors (PC) – March 14
Premium Pool (PC) – March 14
The Riddle of the Catacombs (PC) – March 14
EA Sports UFC 2 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 15
Marvel Battlegrounds (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC) – March 15
Need for Speed (PC) – March 15
Salt and Sanctuary (PS4, Vita, PC) – March 15
Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS4, PS3, Vita) – March 15
Sebastian Loeb Rally EVO (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 15
Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (PS4, Vita) – March 15
Sheltered (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 15
Tertrobot & Co. (Xbox One, PS4) – March 15
World’s Fastest Pizza (PC) – March 15
Dungeon of the Endless (Xbox One) – March 16
New York Bus Simulator (PC) – March 16
New York Taxi Simulator (PC) – March 16
Shadow Complex Remastered (Xbox One) – March 16
Bird Mania Party (Wii U) – March 17
Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf (Xbox One, PS4) – March 17
Pharoah Rebirth+ (PC) – March 17
U Party (Wii U) – March 17
Pokken Tournament (Wii U) – March 18
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Xbox One) – March 18
Shred It! (Xbox One) – March 18
Neptunia U: Action Unleashed (PC) – March 21
101 Ways to Die (PC) – March 22
Catlateral Damage (PS4) – March 22
Day of the Tentacle Special Edition (PS4, Vita, PC) – March 22
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (PS4) – March 22
Fallout 4 Automatron DLC (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 22
Lichdom: Battlemage (Xbox One, PS4) – March 22
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 22
Out of the Park Baseball (PC) – March 22
Republique (PS4) – March 22
Trackmania Turbo (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 22
101 Ways to Die (PS4) – March 23
Professional Farmer 2017 (PC) – March 23
101 Ways to Die (Xbox One) – March 24
Atari Vault (PC) – March 24
The Descendant (PC) – March 24
Infinity Runner (Wii U) – March 24
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 2 (3DS) – March 24
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 3 (3DS) – March 24
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 4 (3DS) – March 24
Lostwinds (PC) – March 24
Lostwinds 2: Winter of the Melodias (PC) – March 24
Samarost 3 (PC, Mac) – March 24
Slain (PC) – March 24
Total War Battles: Kingdom (PC, Mac, iOS, Android) – March 24
Witch & Hero 2 (3DS) – March 24
Forestry 2017: The Simulation (PC) – March 25
Hyrule Warriors: Legends (3DS)  – March 25
Space Food Truck (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 25
Adr1ft (Rift, PC) – March 28
Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games (Rift) – March 28
Albino Lullaby (Rift) – March 28
Audio Arena (Rift) – March 28
Bank Limit: Advanced Battle Racing (Rift) – March 28
Blazerush (Rift) – March 28
Chronos (Rift) – March 28
Darknet (Rift) – March 28
Dead Secret (Rift) – March 28
Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition (Rift) – March 28
Dreadhalls (Rift) – March 28
Elite Dangerous (Rift) – March 28
Esper 2 (Rift) – March 28
EVE Gunjack (Rift) – March 28
EVE Valkyrie (Rift) – March 28
Fly to Kuma (Rift) – March 28
Herobound SC (Rift) – March 28
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Rift) – March 28
Lucky’s Tale (Rift) – March 28
Omega Agent (Rift) – March 28
Pinball FX2 VR (Rift) – March 28
Project Cars (Rift) – March 28
Radial G (Rift) – March 28
Rooms (Rift) – March 28
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR (Rift) – March 28
Smashing the Battle (Rift) – March 28
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Rift) – March 28
Vektron Revenge (Rift) – March 28
Windlands (Rift) – March 28
Forced Showdown (PC) – March 29
Gryphon Knight Epic (Xbox One, PS4) – March 29
Killer Instinct Season 3 (Xbox One, PC) – March 29
The Last Door Season 2 (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 29
Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 5: Order Up (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC, Mac, iOS, Android) – March 29
MLB The Show 16 (PS4, PS3) – March 29
Nights of Azure (PS4) – March 29
No Time to Explain (PS4) – March 29
R.B.I. Baseball 16 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 29
Resident Evil 6 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 29
StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops (PC, Mac) – March 29
Trillion: God of Destruction (Vita) – March 29
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 2: Give No Shelter (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, iOS, Android) – March 29
Epistory (PC, Mac, Linux) – March 30
Ashes of the Singularity (PC) – March 31
Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked (PC) – March 31
Hyper Light Drifter (PC, Mac) – March 31

List courtesy of Game Informer website

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4 replies »

  1. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with The Division – it’s another take on the Destiny formula and though it’s got its own number of flaws, I do think it is a much better single player game. At least for me that’s a big positive. 🙂

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  2. I agree with everything you mentioned in this article. I haven’t played Far Cry since Far Cry 3. I thought Far Cry 4 was just a 3.5 and I’m not interested in Far Cry Primal because they took out my guns. You don’t do that in a Far Cry game.

    The Division is great. I’m addicted to it at the moment. It’s one of the better games that I’ve played this year and even with the graphics downgrade it still looks fantastic.

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    • Far Cry 4 is definitely Far Cry 3.5. I did buy this game at launch and it never really grabbed me because it was so similar to Far Cry 3 (except in the snowy mountains) that to this day I still haven’t finished it. That was enough to scare me away from Far Cry Primal.

      Ubisoft need to stop rushing out these annual releases. Personally I think it would be great if they released an Assassins Creed game, followed by a Far Cry game so that each IP gets a release every two years. I’m feeling gamer fatigue with both of these IPs because they just keep pumping them out.

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      • You’re right. They should release Far Cry, and Assassin’s Creed between their other games. They have plenty of ips to choose from. Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, etc. We don’t need Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry every year…

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