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The Best Games of 2015: January Releases

A few games to start the year off right

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Now that 2014 is officially a thing of the past, all the focus will shift towards a very important year for video game releases. January starts things off slow with the retail debut of titles like Dying Light, and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. Even though these games may not necessarily appeal to everyone, there is absolutely no doubt that they are destined to be some of the better titles out this month.

Full Title: Resident Evil HD Remaster
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360
Release Date: January 20th

Resident Evil HD Remaster is simply a rerelease of the original game on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This popular remake first appeared on the Nintendo Gamecube way back in 2002 and is a valid reason why the series still sells well today. If you enjoyed all that this game had to offer and you want to experience it all over again on your new PS4 or Xbox One, then picking this up is your only option.

Full Title: Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Developer: Volition and High Voltage Software
Publisher: Deep Silver
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360
Release Date: January 20th

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is a standalone expansion for Saints Row IV and is centered around Johnny Gat. Players who still haven’t had a chance to play Saints Row IV will also be able to buy the game for the PS4 and/or Xbox One on January 20th. If you’re a fan of open world action-adventure games, then you’ll love Gat out of Hell.

Full Title: Dying Light
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Release Date: January 27th

Dying Light is an action-adventure survival horror game created by the talented developers over at Techland. Many have described this title as a better version of Dead Island, but the verdict is still out on if this is actually true. If you’re looking for a challenging zombie game with a narrative, then Dying Light was made just for you.

Full Title: Grand Theft Auto Online Heists
Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360
Release Date: January 27th

Grand Theft Auto V finally comes to the PC on January 27th. Right around the same time, heists are expected to launch simultaneously across all platforms. This highly sought after mode is now a full-fledged expansion and is guaranteed to change the overall Grand Theft Auto Online experience forever. If you’re a diehard GTA fanatic, then picking this up on day one should be an absolute no-brainer.

Full Title: Grim Fandango: Remastered
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Publisher: LucasArts
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation Vita
Release Date: January 27th

Grim Fandango: Remastered is an HD version of Tim Schafer’s neo-noir adventure game. This is one of many titles that fans have been hoping would make a comeback. If you’re a fan of Double Fine games, then you’ll feel right at home with this classic.

Full Title: Life is Strange – Episode 1
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360
Release Date: January 30th

Life is Strange is an episodic interactive graphic adventure game centered around a photographer that has the ability to rewind time. This unique game is created by the same studio behind Remember Me and is already poised to be one of the most thought provoking series of the year. If you’re interested in trying out something new, then this may be one game you’ll want to keep your eyes on.

Honorable Mentions:

January 8th:

Chariot (Wii U)

January 9th:

Funk of Titans (Xbox One)

January 13th:

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (PlayStation Vita)

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PSN and PlayStation Vita)

January 15th:

WWE Immortals (iOS and Android)

January 20th:

Citizens of Earth (PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS)

January 26th:

Raven’s Cry (PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3)

January 27th:

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PlayStation 3)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 2: Sisters Generation (PlayStation Vita)

January 29th:

Heroes of Might and Magic III: HD Edition (PC, iOS, and Android)

January 30th:

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PC, Mac, and Linux)

TBA:

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Game of Thrones – Episode 2: The Lost Lords (PC, Mac, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)

Kalimba (PC)

Way of the Samurai 4 (PC)

This concludes my list of the best games worth picking up during the month of January. Please note that some of these release dates are subject to change at any given time. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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