Welcome to February’s On The Horizon post. On The Horizon is a monthly blog that focuses on select games Vanguard is interested in spinning up. This month's list of games features some newer games with a mix of some older titles.
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Challenge yourself with intense, exhilarating PvP fighting with the greatest warriors in the open world of Albion. Gear up and use teamwork to send the enemy fleeing from the battlefield. Only the most skillful fighters will leave the field victorious. Need a break from fighting for your life, but still want to support your guild? Retire to your own private island off the coast of Albion and build and maintain a farm, including crops and animals, with a whole new set of buildings. Generate food to fuel your guild’s war efforts, or even just sell on the market for a profit. Build your home, then furnish and decorate it to your own style. Comfy beds, tables laden with hearty food, gruesome hunting trophies.
Player versus player combat on a massive scale. Lay siege to castles and ambush enemies in open-world throne war combat. Fill your shops with vendors, establish trade routes between worlds and build a mercantile empire. Design your own kingdom, using campaign resources to drop mountains and forests, valleys and rivers, cities and castles. Unique archetypes: Soldiers and casters, assassins and bounty hunters. Whatever role you prefer, Crowfall offers a unique collection of archetypes to choose from.
The only aim in Rust is to survive. To do this you will need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst and cold. Build a fire. Build a shelter. Kill animals for meat. Protect yourself from other players, and kill them for meat. Create alliances with other players and form a town. Whatever it takes to survive.
Unturned is a sandbox game in the multiplayer survival genre. Survive the zombie infestation with your friends! Over the course of a typical adventure you'll fortify a base, scavenge for supplies, live off the land and negotiate with other players. The game is being developed hand-in-hand with the community, and tons of features are based entirely on feedback: You can build massive forts out of structural building blocks, or barricade smaller buildings from before the apocalypse began. It is also possible to create traps and intricate electronic systems. These extend to vehicles as well, you can make a giant rolling fortress! It is entirely possible to live off the wilderness by harvesting resources, fishing, growing crops and hunting down animals.
H1Z1 King of the Kill
H1Z1: King of the Kill is a large-scale, fight-to-the-death shooter where every moment counts. Drop into the high-intensity, arena-style grudge match and activate your inner beast mode. Gear up fast, throw together a game plan, and we’ll see if you have what it takes to be the last man standing. Rack up a kill streak or just add to the chaos – this is a spectacle and only one can be King of the Kill.
Hearts of Iron IV
Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history. From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the very balance of WWII. It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of the world by achieving victory at all costs?
You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server, or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer. In the world of Conan the Barbarian, survival is more than being well-fed and hydrated. Here you must weather scouring sandstorms, save your mind from being corrupted and going insane, and fight vicious monsters from the darkest holes of the earth.
Mount & Blade: Warband
In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia! Mount & Blade: Warband is the eagerly anticipated stand alone expansion pack for the game that brought medieval battlefields to life with its realistic mounted combat and detailed fighting system.
Europa Universalis IV
Paradox Development Studio is back with the fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. Rule your nation through the centuries, with unparalleled freedom, depth and historical accuracy. True exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy will be brought to life in this epic title rife with rich strategic and tactical depth.
Left 4 Dead 2
Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans.
I just wanted to say... I have put in far to many hours in Mount & Blade: Warband.
And I can tell you that there is no multi-player aspect to that game at all.
The multiplayer side came in a DLC of Warband, and no one plays it. Most people moved over to like Chivalry or some other thing.
So, is this another attempt at a mod based Division? Has M&B come back to life?