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Battleborn is a team-based first-person hero shooter developed by Gearbox Software. The game features many elements from the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre, such as a diverse set of characters with different abilities and roles, an in-match leveling system, and competitive, objective-based play modes. There is a total of 25 playable heroes and three distinct multiplayer modes which pit two teams of five against each other.

While the main appeal of Battleborn is in its multiplayer, a campaign for solo or four-player co-op play is also included.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an upcoming cyberpunk-themed action RPG developed by Eidos Montreal. Set two years after the events of Human Revolution, it follows the same protagonist Adam Jensen, who is now working for an anti-terrorist organization called Task Force 29.

The game is fundamentally similar to its predecessor, featuring mechanics like hacking and conversation battles, and allowing different approaches to achieve your goals. There are new augmentations, weapons, and ammo types available. In addition, DX: MK is said to have more verticality and give the player more freedom of movement than before.

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Tom Clancy's The Division

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Tom Clancy’s The Division is a third-person MMO shooter set in a near-future version of New York, which was devastated by a weaponized virus. As the deadly pandemic sweeps through the nation, essential services fail one by one, and society itself collapses. It is under these circumstances that the last line of defense, the titular Division, is activated. Players take the role of one of its agents and are tasked with investigating the source of the virus and restoring order.

The Division runs on the next-gen Snowdrop engine developed by Ubisoft Massive. The game features a persistent open world and numerous RPG elements such as character levels, gear, and loot. There are no classes, so players are free to specialize in whatever skills they prefer. The upcoming title also has PvP combat, but only in special areas called Dark Zones.

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Need for Speed

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Need for Speed is an upcoming reboot of the franchise developed by Ghost Games (responsible for the 2013 racer NFS: Rivals) and published by EA. Its key features are nocturnal open world, extensive car customization, and street races similar to those in Undergound or Most Wanted. EA boasts that their collaboration with car culture website SpeedHunters allows them to deliver an authentic urban car scene experience to the players.

Like its 2013 predecessor from the same developers, the new Need for Speed runs on the modern Frostbite 3 engine. It has a fresh soundtrack featuring 61 artists from 16 countries. The game also comes with a controversial always-online requirement.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the fourth and final installment in Naughty Dog’s PlayStation-exclusive Uncharted series. The game picks up three years after where Uncharted 3 left off, and has Nathan Drake coming out of retirement to search for a fabled pirate treasure after his long-lost brother, Sam Drake, makes an appearance. They set off to Madagascar, where a mythical pirate republic of Libertalia was rumored to have been located.

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Just Cause 3

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Just Cause 3 is the latest title in the open-world action game series by Avalanche Studios. Set in a fictional Medici island in the Mediterranean Sea, JC3 features an immense 400 square mile map packed with more content than offered by the previous installments.

The game’s world consists of five major biomes with unique landscapes, and has more verticality due to scalable high-rise buildings, mountain ranges, and underground caves. Traversing the expansive map is also easier thanks to new tools like the permanently-equipped wingsuit or the upgraded multi-tether grapple hook.

Environmental destruction remains a huge part of the game, and Just Cause 3 offers more freedom in this regard than its predecessors. The improved physics-based system allows Rico to even take down bridges and other massive structures in different ways.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. The game has protagonist Lara Croft traveling to remote and dangerous locations like Syria or Syberia in an attempt to uncover ancient secrets.

As expected of a title featuring Lara’s first actual tomb raiding expedition, it includes more exploration and puzzles than its predecessor. The combat system is also improved with the addition of non-lethal takedowns, multiple weapons of different types, better stealth mechanics, and item crafting.

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