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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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Title: Wolfenstein: The New Order
Publisher: Bethesda
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 5/19/2014
Overview: It’s the 1960s, yet something is eerily off. A new world order has emerged – one that has the Nazis oppressively ruling the world. And now it’s up to you to fight back against the tyrannical regime. Wolfenstein: The New Order is set in an alternate reality where Word War II was won by the Third Reich. The first-person shooter lets you play as Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, a US Army Ranger tasked with launching a counteroffensive against an intimidating army of Nazi robots and Super Soldiers. Load up on guns, ammo, and medical packs because to take down the Nazis successfully, you’ll need all the help you can get!

Sniper Elite III

Title: Sniper Elite III
Publisher: 505 Games
Platform: PS4
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 6/30/2014
Overview: 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.

Titanfall

Title: Titanfall
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 4/7/2014
Overview: NOTE: Titanfall is only playable as a multiplayer game online and requires an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription for gameplay.

Strap yourself in and prepare for battle! Set in the far reaches of inhabited space known as the Frontier, Titanfall lets you choose between fighting for the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) or the rowdy band of homesteaders, bandits, and mercenaries known as the Militia. To help you on your quest in this fast-paced first-person shooter, play as either an assault pilot on foot, or inside speedy mech-style suits known as Titans. There are different classes of mechs to choose from. The Ogre class gives you heavy offensive capabilities. The Stryder class helps with speed and agility. And the Atlas class specializes in defense and mobility. Enjoy the online-multiplayer experience with up to twelve players participating at a single time.

Titanfall

Title: Titanfall
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 3/10/2014
Overview: NOTE: Titanfall is only playable as a multiplayer game online and requires an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription for gameplay.

Strap yourself in and prepare for battle! Set in the far reaches of inhabited space known as the Frontier, Titanfall lets you choose between fighting for the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) or the rowdy band of homesteaders, bandits, and mercenaries known as the Militia. To help you on your quest in this fast-paced first-person shooter, play as either an assault pilot on foot, or inside speedy mech-style suits known as Titans. There are different classes of mechs to choose from. The Ogre class gives you heavy offensive capabilities. The Stryder class helps with speed and agility. And the Atlas class specializes in defense and mobility. Enjoy the online-multiplayer experience with up to twelve players participating at a single time.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Title: Call of Duty: Ghosts
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PS4
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 11/4/2013
Overview: The franchise that revolutionized gaming does it again, relaunching with a new experience designed to blow away everything you know about Call of Duty. COD: Ghosts puts you up against the greatest odds you’ve faced in any COD campaign. This time you’re hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned in a battle against a newly forged global superpower. Your squad, the Ghosts, is the last remnant of a once-elite unit that protected a great nation – one that’s barely hanging on after a catastrophic event. Your first goal is pure survival. If you can manage that, you’ll fight to stop your home from being wiped entirely off the map in an intensely personal COD story built on an all-new engine that delivers a remarkable 60 frames per second.

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Title: Killzone: Shadow Fall
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 11/13/2013
Overview: A giant security wall is the thin line that stands between fragile coexistence and mutually assured destruction. Set 30 years after the events of Killzone 3, Helghast survivors have carved out an uneasy life after their home planet was destroyed. As refugees on the planet Vekta, tensions brew between the Helghast and the native Vektans. Play as Lucas Kellan, a Shadow Marshal who must keep the peace between the two factions. The first-person shooter comes alive with improved weaponry that will help you mow down enemies. Use the StA-61 Rifle to fire high-precision, heavy caliber rounds while on the move. Multiplayer gets a face-lift with three classes to choose from: Assault, Support, and Scout Class. Prepare yourself for a sci-fi battle for the ages!

Battlefield 4

Title: Battlefield 4
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: PS4
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 11/13/2013
Overview: Whether it’s by land, by air, or by sea, Battlefield 4 is ready for next-gen destruction. Fight through Shanghai and experience the new Levolution feature which dynamically alters landscapes and environments to suit your needs. Blow up an entire skyscraper, flood city streets, or crash a ship into an island to ensure no two matches are the same. Immerse yourself in the power of the new Frostbite 3 engine and obliterate your senses at 60 frames per second. Multiplayer adds a whole new level of chaos as you experience all-out war with up to 64 players online. Furthermore, the world expands with new water-based vehicle combat that has you protecting the coastline. Lead your squad to victory in Commander Mode as you strategize the best methods to destroy your enemies!

Battlefield 4

Title: Battlefield 4
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 11/18/2013
Overview: Whether it’s by land, by air, or by sea, Battlefield 4 is ready for next-gen destruction. Fight through Shanghai and experience the new Levolution feature which dynamically alters landscapes and environments to suit your needs. Blow up an entire skyscraper, flood city streets, or crash a ship into an island to ensure no two matches are the same. Immerse yourself in the power of the new Frostbite 3 engine and obliterate your senses at 60 frames per second. Multiplayer adds a whole new level of chaos as you experience all-out war with up to 64 players online. Furthermore, the world expands with new water-based vehicle combat that has you protecting the coastline. Lead your squad to victory in Commander Mode as you strategize the best methods to destroy your enemies!

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Title: Call of Duty: Ghosts
Publisher: Activision
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 11/19/2013
Overview: The franchise that revolutionized gaming does it again, relaunching with a new experience designed to blow away everything you know about Call of Duty. COD: Ghosts puts you up against the greatest odds you’ve faced in any COD campaign. This time you’re hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned in a battle against a newly forged global superpower. Your squad, the Ghosts, is the last remnant of a once-elite unit that protected a great nation – one that’s barely hanging on after a catastrophic event. Your first goal is pure survival. If you can manage that, you’ll fight to stop your home from being wiped entirely off the map in an intensely personal COD story built on an all-new engine that delivers a remarkable 60 frames per second.

Killzone: Mercenary

Title: Killzone: Mercenary
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS Vita
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 9/9/2013
Overview: Get a new perspective on the Killzone trilogy in this PS Vita-exclusive story where you won’t take a side in the war between the ISA and Helghast, you’ll only take the next job. Play as a ruthless soldier for hire, taking contracts from the ISA and Helghast alike. Gear up for nine intense single-player missions that the regular soldiers can’t – or won’t – touch. The only good is fulfilling your contract – the only evil is anything that stops you from padding that bankroll. Completing missions will unlock replay challenges with added objectives. Use your cash to boost your stats or load out with new gear and weapons to use in the single-player campaign or in multiplayer.

Metro: Last Light

Title: Metro: Last Light
Publisher: Deep Silver
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 5/13/2013
Overview: Just when you thought the apocalypse couldn’t get any worse, what’s left of mankind turns against each other. Return to the post-apocalyptic world of Metro, where the surface of the Earth is poisoned and the remaining survivors live in the dark tunnels of the Moscow subway. Mutants stalk the surface by day and hunt in the catacombs by night. Instead of uniting to battle their horrifying enemy, the Metro’s station-cities battle for power and seek control of a leftover doomsday device. Play as Artyom, from Metro 2033, in this desperate fight to survive a chilling, claustrophobic world. Use handmade weapons and unleash attacks from the shadows as humanity’s last hope to escape the darkness.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Title: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: PS3
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 3/19/2012
Overview: Somewhere between Resident Evil 2 and RE3, Nemesis, an Umbrella Corporation scientist’s plan to sell the experimental G-Virus goes awry. The virus and the horrible mutations it causes spread across Raccoon City. Choose from six new characters and lead a team on a mission to eliminate anyone who knows the truth behind the outbreak. Encounter government agents, rookie cops, nightmarish creatures, and contagious zombies in the chaos of the quarantined city. Play with up to three friends in co-op Campaign Mode, but don’t get infected, or you’ll attack your teammates. Go online for Heroes Mode, where you can play as Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and other classic RE characters.

Unit 13

Title: Unit 13
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS Vita
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 3/6/2012
Overview: NOTE: This game requires an Online Pass code to access online content. The Online Pass code is included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.

Thirteen is an unlucky number for the world’s most wanted in this action shooter where you’ll join an ultra-elite military unit and take out the most critical targets. There are 45 high-wire missions to conquer, including 36 tactical challenges and nine battles with high-value targets. Successfully complete missions to increase your score and move up the rankings. Use precision Touch Screen and Touch Pad controls to aim with pinpoint accuracy. Team up for tactical two-player strikes on Wi-Fi and use 3G compatibility to stay plugged in with up-to-the-second social news, ranking updates, and daily challenge missions.