Rock climbing, adventuring, ancient relics, and spelunking are all things that sound like tons of fun, in the right circumstance. Now, add that to insane islanders, guns and violence, and a fight to survive, and you have yourself a video game. Lara Croft is back and better than ever as the lead character to Tomb Raider. Much like Life of Pi, Lara is headed to find an ancient treasure on a large ship that becomes ship wrecked after a sudden storm fills the sky with black clouds and rains terror down on the crew. Now it’s up to her and other survivors to discover the supernatural forces that are keeping them from leaving the island.
The critically acclaimed and award-winning The Walking Dead is a game that’s outcome fully depends on what dialogue options and heart wrenching choices your character makes along the way. It follows the story of an ex-convict named Lee who is on his way to prison when the outbreak happens. When his car crashes, he finds himself a survivor in a place where the dead have risen and are hungry for living flesh. He meets a young girl early on named Clementine and takes on the task of trying to help keep her alive and to help her find her parents. They meet friends and foes along the way, some stay loyal and some move on, but Lee and Clem always are looking out for each other.
Halo 4 is arguably the most anticipated video game release of the year 2012. There was a lot of excitement surrounding the game. After the former game developer, Bungie, let go of the series to 343 Industries, there were a lot of questions as to what differences would be made and if 343 would be able to satisfy the expectations of fans, appealing to what they knew and loved about the series prior. Halo 4 is the return of Master Chief, a Spartan super soldier created to fight the enemies of the futuristic human army, the UNSC. Halo 3 left off with Master Chief in a destroyed spaceship headed toward a Forerunner planet. The opening of Halo 4 begins with Master Chief’s artificial intelligence and the major supporting character to the series, Cortana, waking Chief as their ship is boarded by the enemy, alien race, the Covenant. Chief and Cortana find on the Forerunner planet, a new race of alien, and a weapon created to control and ultimately destroy entire races of beings. Naturally, Chief takes the challenge, boards the planet, and fights to prevent the enemies from taking control of the weapon.