7 Hot Video Games That Will Make 2015 a Year to Remember

3. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate


In late 2014, a video showing gameplay footage for a forthcoming Assassin’s Creed game was leaked online. Of course, it wasn’t surprising to know that Ubisoft was hard at work on a new Assassin’s Creed game, given what a cash cow the franchise is. But gamers who had bought Assassin’s Creed: Unity might have felt upset that Ubi was already hard at work on the next entry, given that Unity’s launch was something of a disaster, as the game shipped with a plethora of bugs and funny glitches.

But Ubisoft might redeem itself with Syndicate, a game that takes place in Victorian London. The leaked gameplay video showed that the game might feature gameplay innovations such as a grappling hook that the protagonist uses to swing to another location in a train station, and combat appears to be improved as seen in one action-packed sequence in which the protagonist fights on a carriage. And given that the so-so Assassin’s Creed III was followed by the excellent Black Flag, I have high hopes that Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will make gamers forget about Unity’s failings.

Release date: Fall 2015