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Destiny

Title: Destiny
Publisher: Activision
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 9/8/2014
Overview: NOTE: Destiny is only playable as a multiplayer game online and requires an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription for gameplay.

From the creators of Halo, comes an epic new adventure that blends the rush of intense first-person shooters with the exploration of open-world RPGs. You play as a Guardian, protecting the last city on Earth. Travel to the far reaches of the solar system to take on all enemies, as humanity is on the brink of extinction. Choose from a set of character classes that includes Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans. A variety of game modes gives you the option of co-op or competitive online play in an evolving and expansive world. Whether it’s private or public game campaigns, you’ll be able to personalize your Guardian with an array of armor, weapons, and character traits to help you stand out from the crowd. So strap up and get ready, it’s time for battle!

Pokemon Omega Ruby

Title: Pokemon Omega Ruby
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: 3DS
Genre: Strategy/Sim
Release Date: 11/22/2014
Overview: Pokemon fans new and old are in for a treat! Play the classic Pokemon Ruby Version a whole new way with Pokemon Omega Ruby, an updated remake for the 3DS. Set in the magical region of Hoenn, get ready for adventure as you find, catch, and train all the Pokemon you can handle. Standing in your way is Team Magma, a dangerous group of criminals out to destroy nature and expand their land. With the help of the Legendary Pokemon Groudon and its Primal Reversion, you’ll be able to stop Team Magma while you also head out on your quest to catch ’em all!

Super Smash Bros.

Title: Super Smash Bros.
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Genre: Fighting
Release Date: 11/22/2014
Overview: The Wii U version of the classic multiplayer beat ’em up lets up to four players control iconic video game characters. Fight it out locally or online, in stages inspired by classic Nintendo games. Some stages even support up to eight players! The action is fast and crazy, and it looks better than ever – this is the first Smash Bros. game in HD. Much-loved Smash Bros. characters like Mario, Link, and Samus are available as fighters, and there are new ones to choose from too. Mega Man, Little Mac, and Palutena (the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games) are making their Smash Bros. debuts. You can even put your Miis in the action. Whether you want to battle your friends in epic couch matches, or take on the world online, Super Smash. Bros. has got you covered.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Title: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Publisher: WB Games
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Overview: NOTE: This is a two disc game, but it only counts as one disc against your rental plan.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an action role-playing game set in an open-world version of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. You play as Talion, a ranger who develops wraith-like magical abilities after coming back from the dead. You’ll decide whether to develop Talion’s wraith skills or his ranger skills as you journey to familiar Tolkien locations on a quest to return to Mordor and pay Sauron back for that whole “killing you” thing. There are a ton of optional side quests, and the new Nemesis System makes Middle-earth more personal by remembering players’ interactions with specific types of NPCs and adjusting how those characters react later. That includes enemies, of course, some of whom will curse your name and seek you out for revenge! Fan-favorite Gollum even shows up as an NPC.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Title: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: RPG
Release Date: 11/17/2014
Overview: NOTE: This is a two-disc game, but it only counts as one disc against your rental plan.

Dragon Age: Inquisition offers tons of the deep, ambitious RPG action that fans of the Dragon Age series crave. A continuation of the plot from Dragon Age II, Inquisition puts the player in the middle of an all-out war between mages and Templars. As the Inquisitor, the player’s decisions shape the complex plot, relationships with NPCs and party members, and the entire game world itself. You can choose to open up new parts of the map to explore, or destroy villages and all the story points and characters within them. The world is bigger than in previous games and there is an extra race to choose (the Qunari join Humans, Dwarves, and Elves as a playable race). The party-based combat system has been made more tactical and complex. Overall, Inquisition aims to be the best Dragon Age yet.

Assassin's Creed: Rogue

Title: Assassin's Creed: Rogue
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: PS3
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 11/10/2014
Overview: Set in North America during the bloody Seven Years War, this action-adventure game lets you play as Shay Patrick Cormac, an assassin whose life has history-wide implications. Cormac’s journey is from Assassin to Assassin-Hunter, so he’ll use all of his skills and training to take down his ex-brothers. The open-world setting and stealth gameplay mechanics from previous AC games are back, as are the naval battles from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. This time your ship can navigate rivers. You’ll also have a new arsenal of weapons to choose from. New ship-based weapons include an oil slick, which can be ignited. Personal weaponry features the customizable air rifle, which allows you to silently strike down enemies from very far away.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Title: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PS3
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 11/3/2014
Overview: As the standard in first-person military shooters, this latest installment in the Call of Duty series takes you to the battlefields of the future. You’ll equip yourself with an arsenal of exotic weaponry and save the world from a terrorist threat. Far from the out-there sci-fi settings so common in gaming, Advanced Warfare’s future is well researched and realistic. Instead of the body armor soldiers wear now, you’ll climb into combat exoskeletons capable of boost jumps, cloaking, extra speed, strength, and endurance, and even a grappling hook. All this technology changes the nature of fighting in COD. The new weapons behave differently than previous guns, and the HUD offers never-before-seen levels of tactical knowledge to every man on the battlefield. Not everything has changed, though – COD’s tight-as-a-drum controls and realistic graphics are represented in spades.

Grand Theft Auto V

Title: Grand Theft Auto V
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 11/17/2014
Overview: GTA V unleashes a saga so big you’ll need three main characters to experience it. Switch between the lives of three criminals chasing success in a city that was once great, but now finds itself awash in economic doubt and cheap reality TV. Explore the massive (even by GTA standards) city of Los Santos and the surrounding Blaine County, a world of fading celebrities, wannabe starlets, self-help gurus, fitness freaks, and other sun-soaked weirdos. Here, street crime will only get you so far. To score big, you need to create a blockbuster. Work together on epic heists, multi-part missions that require precision planning and execution, and risk it all in a city built on big dreams…and littered with spectacular failures. The Xbox One version features new weapons, vehicles, activities, and enhanced gameplay to make your experience more immersive than ever.

Far Cry 4

Title: Far Cry 4
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: PS4
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 11/17/2014
Overview: NOTE: The Keys to Kyrat required to access free online co-op are included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.

Far Cry returns with an exotic new setting and immersive open-world experience that will have fans of the franchise glued to their screens. You play as Ajay Ghale, a traveler who finds himself in the far reaches of the Himalayas in order to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. To do so, he’ll have to trek through the country of Kyrat, where a dictator named Pagan Min rules with an iron fist. Play the first-person shooter solo, or go co-op with a second player who can drop in or out of the game at any moment. Explore the mountainous setting, where unseen dangers lurk around every corner. To help you survive the wild, a whole new arsenal of weapons is yours for the taking!

Hyrule Warriors

Title: Hyrule Warriors
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 9/27/2014
Overview: Hyrule Warriors mashes up The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors franchises to create a truly one-of-a-kind action game. You’ll play as Link, Zelda, Midna, and other favorite Legend of Zelda characters and travel through Hyrule, mowing down hordes of enemies with Dynasty Warriors-style moves. As you progress, you’ll explore different realms of Hyrule, unlock new characters with unique abilities, and collect rupees to upgrade weapons and add abilities. Face an array of enemies, including well-known Zelda favorites and new baddies created just for Hyrule Warriors. Two players can enjoy local co-op, with one player using the Wii U GamePad and the other using the Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote.

NBA 2K15

Title: NBA 2K15
Publisher: 2K
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Release Date: 10/6/2014
Overview: The NBA 2K franchise has long been the go-to video-game basketball-simulation experience, and NBA 2K15 continues this trend. Instead of a reinvention of the franchise, NBA 2K15 is all about finesse, polish, and taking the already amazing series to even greater heights. The controls are perfect, the animations are amazing, and the overall feeling is as absolutely true-to-life as possible with a console game. The soundtrack is curated by Pharrell Williams, and the cover features NBA MVP Kevin Durant. NBA 2K15 promises to take full advantage of your game system with its extraordinarily lifelike graphics, ultrarealistic NBA gameplay, and other great features.

Alien: Isolation

Title: Alien: Isolation
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 10/6/2014
Overview: NOTE: This is a two disc game, but it only counts as one disc against your rental plan. Game installation requires an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or a USB flash drive with 6.2GB free space (USB 2.0 with 15mb/s).

This first-person, survival-horror stealth game takes the Alien franchise back to its inception. Like the first Alien movie, this one is heavy on dread, horror, and dark corridors. You play as Amanda, whose investigation of Ripley’s disappearance is interrupted by the slimy, acid-blooded Alien that murdered the crew of Ripley’s vessel. Alien: Isolation is all about a head-to-head battle of wits with the creature, and the AI shows it. The Alien hunts the player through sound, sight, and smell, and its reactions are clever enough that you’ll swear it’s actually alive. The AI “learns” through your actions, at the same time you learn how the Aliens behaves. The levels are non-linear, with multiple routes and randomized placement of objects, so players can enjoy a different terrifying experience every time they play.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Title: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Publisher: 2K
Platform: PS3
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 10/13/2014
Overview: This third game in the wildly popular Borderlands series takes gamers to Pandora’s moon for trippy, space-based first-person-shooter action. The gravity is variable, the atmosphere is non-existent, but the weapons and loot are so, so plentiful. Back is the over-the-top, frenzied FPS-meets-RPG action of the first two games, but this time there are new vehicles, new weapons, new environments, and new playable characters. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel expands upon the engine and gameplay of Borderlands 2 and introduces new mechanics including anti-gravity, freeze weapons, and oxygen tanks which can be used to navigate environments and perform special attacks. You play as a member of the Hyperion Corporation and fight alongside Handsome Jack, the villain of Borderlands 2, with one of four new characters, each with his or her own abilities and play style.

Destiny

Title: Destiny
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PS3
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 9/8/2014
Overview: NOTE: Destiny is only playable as a multiplayer game online.

From the creators of Halo, comes an epic new adventure that blends the rush of intense first-person shooters with the exploration of open-world RPGs. You play as a Guardian, protecting the last city on Earth. Travel to the far reaches of the solar system to take on all enemies, as humanity is on the brink of extinction. Choose from a set of character classes that includes Hunters, Warlocks, and Titans. A variety of game modes gives you the option of co-op or competitive online play in an evolving and expansive world. Whether it’s private or public game campaigns, you’ll be able to personalize your Guardian with an array of armor, weapons, and character traits to help you stand out from the crowd. So strap up and get ready, it’s time for battle!

The Evil Within

Title: The Evil Within
Publisher: Bethesda
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 10/11/2014
Overview: Fans of survival-horror games are in for a terror-filled treat with The Evil Within. This grueling game was directed by Shinji Mikami – the father of survival horror – and features an immersive, highly crafted world full of brutal creatures and fiendish traps. Its intricate story is designed to take you beyond the edges of tension and dread. You play as Sebastian Castellanos, a detective investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder. After witnessing a mysterious force slaughtering his fellow officers, Sebastian is attacked, knocked unconscious, and awakes in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to learn the secrets behind this evil force.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Title: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Publisher: WB Games
Platform: PS4
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 9/29/2014
Overview: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an action role-playing game set in an open-world version of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. You play as Talion, a ranger who develops wraith-like magical abilities after coming back from the dead. You’ll decide whether to develop Talion’s wraith skills or his ranger skills as you journey to familiar Tolkien locations on a quest to return to Mordor and pay Sauron back for that whole “killing you” thing. There are a ton of optional side quests, and the new Nemesis System makes Middle-earth more personal by remembering players’ interactions with specific types of NPCs and adjusting how those characters react later. That includes enemies, of course, some of whom will curse your name and seek you out for revenge! Fan-favorite Gollum even shows up as an NPC.

Sniper Elite III

Title: Sniper Elite III
Publisher: 505 Games
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 6/30/2014
Overview: NOTE: This game requires the 10GB Day-One Patch to access online content. The patch will be recommended when connecting to the internet.

Venture into the rough terrain of North Africa circa 1942 and help the Allied Forces take down a secret German weapon that threatens to change the course of history. Play as Karl Fairburne, an American OSS agent who must use his sniper skills to help end the war. Open-ended missions allow you to choose the best course of action to help defeat your enemy. Customize your weapons with over 40 unique parts to help build the optimal shooter you want. The new vehicle kill cam allows you to explosively blast through the front lines. And if you’re looking to partner up or simply destroy your friends online, choose co-op play or five distinct multiplayer modes for competitive action.

The Last of Us Remastered

Title: The Last of Us Remastered
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 7/28/2014
Overview: This thoughtful, post-apocalyptic action game puts you in the shoes of Joel, one of the few desperate people struggling to survive after a horrible zombie-producing pandemic. A loner who has counted on violence and brutality to get by, Joel’s life is turned around when he meets teenage Ellie, who might be the key to saving humanity. Equal parts action and character development, The Last of Us is a modern classic. The Remastered version has been rebuilt to run in 1080p and features higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, and upgraded textures. It also comes with bonus DLC material, including the Left Behind single-player expansion chapter, the Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack, and the Reclaimed Territories map pack.

Kirby Triple Deluxe

Title: Kirby Triple Deluxe
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: 3DS
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 5/2/2014
Overview: The pink, puffy video-game icon is back with new abilities, new adventures, and a multiplayer battle mode! Kirby: Triple Deluxe, a colorful, side-scrolling platformer, sees Kirby devouring trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of levels with the new Hypernova ability. Kirby can also inhale enemies to copy new moves, jump from the foreground to the background, and duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a four-player battle mode. Take on three others in an all-out fight, where you use abilities like Sword or Ninja to defeat your foes. Whether you’re new to Kirby or an old fan, Kirby: Triple Deluxe offers enough action, adventure, and multiplayer battling to keep you occupied for a long time.

Mario Kart 8

Title: Mario Kart 8
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 5/31/2014
Overview: Mario Kart is back! And for the first time, it’s on the Wii U in HD. The stakes have never been higher, and the tracks are crazier than ever. So crazy, in fact, that you’ll be driving upside down. Antigravity karts will have you zooming through new race courses in ways you’ve never experienced before. Maneuver across walls, ceilings, and other tricky obstacles with your favorite kart, bike, or ATV. Popular features returning to the franchise are hang gliders and underwater racing. Play competitively online with up to 12 other players. Whether you’re playing as Mario, Luigi, or Donkey Kong, the new Mario Kart is bound to get you speeding with excitement!