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Top Exclusivos do PC, Agosto-Dezembro 2008

Discussão em 'PC Gaming' iniciada por Shiriu, 7 de Agosto de 2008. (Respostas: 13; Visualizações: 2385)

  1. Shiriu

    Shiriu Power Member

    Isto é de outro forum, mas achei mostrar isto aqui:

    After a surge of great console games, there comes a time in each generation when more attention is focused on the PC, resulting in an increased support and better games for PC, which usually happens around 3 years after a generation starts. However, it seems the turning point from this generation came sooner than anticipated: Just 1.5 years after the release of Wii and PS3.
    I think, starting this month, the PC will increase it's quality gaming, with many great games coming out, that will probably make the best period to game on PC since 1998. The 'golden period' will begin this August, and complete the turning point in 2009.
    Here's the most notable PC exclusive releases in August-December 2008:

    Battlefield Heroes - Summer of 2008
    Developer: DICE
    Genre: Shooter (TPS)

    A cartoon-style Play 4 Free shooter that brings classic Battlefield gameplay to an all new mass audience. Battlefield Heroes will be easy to pick up and play but still possess a robust character customization and a deep online meta-game. Gamers can spend hours building up their characters and conquering the world, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play.
    Battleforge - October 7, 2008
    Developer: EA Phenomic (Electronic Arts)
    Genre: Strategy (RTS)

    For mortals caught in a clash between insane gods and ancient giants, standing together is the only option. Using the forces of Fire, Frost, Nature and Shadow a mysterious Forge which makes legends come to life, is their single hope to create armies powerful enough to overcome these impossible odds. It is now time to set out and reclaim an epic fantasy world which has been overthrown by sinister powers in the twilight of a dying sun.
    BattleForge is a fantasy online real-time strategy game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck. Mix and match the elements of your cards to play with your friends online and conquer massive online battlegrounds.

    Civilization IV: Colonization - September 26, 2008
    Developer: Firaxis
    Genre: Strategy (RTS)

    A complete reimagining of Sid Meier's 1994 classic, Colonization is a stand-alone game and a total conversion of Civilization IV that combines Civilization's addictive gameplay with all-new graphics and features that add more depth to the franchise.
    In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence. New features in this version of Colonization include a brand-new interface, improved diplomacy options and special modding tools.

    Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason - October 2008
    Developer: Action Forms
    Genre: Shooter (FPS)

    The Arctic Circle, Russian North Pole station ‘Pole 21’, 1968 - Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist sent to investigate the final hours of the North Wind, an old nuclear ice-breaker trapped in an icy grave. This steel beast once fought for its country, but during a dangerous mission it drifted into an ice trap slowly freezing to death every living thing on board. Alex must fight against the intense cold by finding any remaining heat sources as he investigates the final days of the North Wind and unlocks the mysteries within. However, Alex is no ordinary meteorologist as he possesses a unique ‘Mental Echo’ ability that allows him to relive the final memories of the dead and change their actions in the past, changing their future. Nothing can prepare Alex for the truth he uncovers as he digs deeper into the history of the ship. Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason takes players on a terrifying trip into the unknown as they explore the dark, frozen, claustrophobic corridors and unlock the shocking secrets of the North Wind.

    Crysis Warhead - September 16, 2008
    Developer: Crytek Budapest (Crytek)
    Genre: Shooter (FPS)

    In Crysis Warhead, players will don the Nanosuit of Sergeant Sykes, also known as 'Psycho', one of the most memorable characters from Crysis. More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, players will experience Psycho's parallel story during the events of the original game, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than they ever could have imagined. Luckily, Psycho's Nanosuit is just as capable and he's equipped with an even bigger arsenal of fully customizable weapons and new vehicles, giving players access to the tools they need to dominate any situation.
    Crysis Warhead is a parallel story to Crysis, one of the most critically-acclaimed first person shooters and PC games of 2007. The game is first title to be developed at Crytek's Budapest studio, and built on a new, enhanced and optimized version of Crytek's CryENGINE 2 technology. Crysis Warhead will be released at only $30.

    Dark Horizon - September 23, 2008
    Developer: Paradox Interactive
    Genre: Simulation (Space-Sim)

    Aboard the command bridge of the fleet's carrier flagship, officers and ensigns stare open-mouthed at the images relayed on the main viewer. One by one, dark sinister forms, some monstrous in size, all alien in design, slowly come into view. All interceptors are ordered to scramble from their storage bays with haste. Grab your flight gear and head to your fighter craft and join the upcoming battle!

    Dark Horizon is a space combat adventure where the player fights for survival through 22 missions of space combat. The title is laced with RPG elements such as original weapon and equipment creation, several modes of combat and advanced ship customization. Dark Horizon also offers joystick support. Possibly the biggest Space-Sim since Freespace 2!

    GTR Evolution - September 1, 2008
    Developer: SimBin
    Genre: Racing

    Developed by the best Racing Sim makers, GTR Evolution features 19 tracks and 40 different layouts, including the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife. Nordschleife will be an exclusive feature for GTR Evolution: no other PC racing title has ever featured the modern layout of the Nordschleife. This track is the most infamous of all racing tracks because of its incredible difficulty; the track is honored as the most treacherous racing track ever built—it’s known as the Green Hell.
    GTR Evolution also features the top performing GT Pro, GT Club and GT Sport racing cars including the Aston Martin DBR9, Audi R8 GT Concept, Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe, Corvette C6.R, MNW M3 GTR, Gillet Vertigo and Marcos Marcorelly GTC.

    Jumpgate Evolution - TBA 2008
    Developer: NetDevil (Codemasters)
    Genre: Simulation (MMO Space-Sim)

    Nothing can prepare you for the adventure that is about to unfold - your own. The Galaxy is in a fragile state, balancing on the edge of War and Peace. New threats are emerging from the infinite darkness of space and with threats come opportunity. Will you aid your faction when duty calls or will you serve only your own needs? Do you fight with your fearless friends in an epic struggle against a hardened opponent or do you go it alone, facing the dangers as they come? Your decisions are your own, and the rewards are yours to do with as you please. As you begin your adventure, know that the true saga has just begun.
    A revitalization of the Jumpgate franchise, Jumpgate Evolution brings exciting new game play, advanced AI engine, and a complete graphics overhaul to fans of the original MMO.

    King’s Bounty: the Legend
    - Autumn 2008
    Developer: Kautari Interactive
    Genre: RPG (Strategy RPG)

    King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements. In a fairy tale fantasy world of fearless knights, evil mages, wise kings and beautiful princesses the player controls a hero. Leading their character through the game world, exploring it, commanding armies in battle and accomplishing various quests can mean great reward or huge defeats.
    Gameplay is divided into two major sections: adventure mode and battle mode. While playing in adventure mode the gamer controls their character in real-time. With several classes available at the start of a new game, the player moves through the adventure map seeking various treasures, fighting monsters and accomplishing quests tasked to him by the local stewards. Once in battle mode the gamer assumes the role of a war chief, leading his troops in tactical turn-based combat. Battles take place on land or sea, in dungeons or castles or even in some items! The hero himself doesn't participate in the combat, but can assist his troops by casting spells or summoning different creatures.

    Love - TBA 2008
    Developer: Eskil Steenberg
    Genre: Adventure (MMO Adventure)

    This is a game to play with your friends, and for them to play with their friends. Never enough to be crowded; never so few to be alone. You can make your mark, but as in life, it’s not a contest. It’s not about who you are; it’s about the things you do. There is a small planet waiting for you to explore. There is an empire waiting for you to overthrow.

    The world is worth changing, so get on with it. Take your mates and make your planet whatever you want it to be. Some of it is yours, and some is your friends. Some just happens by itself. Sometimes it disappears and makes you sad. But then again, you know that kind of thing can’t last. It’s a balancing act between love and loneliness.

    Stories in games are rigid and stale, because no team, no matter its size, can create content for all the things players may want to do. Stories are prepared long in advance and is something you follow, not something you create. Love is different. In Love the story is not something that is "Pre-scripted" but something that is organically created while you play. By using Procedural algorithms the game can constantly generate new events and content for you to explore. By being generated while you play, the experience can be tailored to your play style and respond to your actions. This is not a game where you are being lead down a path, this is a game where you decide the direction of the story.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir - Q4 2008
    Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
    Genre: RPG

    In the aftermath of the defeat of the King of Shadows, the Sword Coast is in the midst of an uneasy economic recovery. Trade syndicates have sprung up to exploit the post-war confusion for their own ends and the players' party will wade into this uncertain environment. In order to increase their own fortunes, they can either ally with a syndicate to create a trade empire, or cut their own path through Faerun by preying upon caravans and selling the goods on the black market. As they attempt to extend their influence, players will become aware of a new faction working behind the scenes: the evil, shape-shifting, serpentine Yuan-Ti.
    In addition to trading and economic manipulation, the Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Overland Map allows players to explore the Chultan Peninsula and Sword Coast in a non-linear manner never before seen in any of the Neverwinter Nights games. Exploration will take players from well-known locations, like Neverwinter and Crossroad Keep, to more exotic areas, such as the xenophobic jungle nation of Samarach. Groups of highwaymen and monsters populate the Overland Map and the farther from civilization the player roams, the more difficult the encounters become. The 15-hour campaign in Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir is also packed with new classes, spells, creatures, and playable races.

    Perimeter 2: New Earth - Fall 2008
    Developer: KDV Games
    Genre: Strategy (RTS)

    Perimeter II is a strategy game for fans of the Perimeter Universe who are willing and ready to know the truth about the fate of Exodus, Harkback and the Empire. The story of Perimeter II: New Earth follows the events from the original game. The Exodus, lead by the wise Spirits, have been searching for the New Earth. The Harkback have lost faith in the Spirits, overthrown their rule, and decided to head back for the Old Earth, not believing its death. Both sides took the final step on their way, but the chain has closed and mortal enemies entered the same planet face to face.
    Ideas of territorial gameplay and landscape modification introduced in the original game are now realized on a new concept & technology level. The VistaGame Engine enhances the dynamics and depth of gameplay, turning the battlefield into an arena for the confrontation of two elements -- ground and water.

    Quake Live - TBA 2008
    Developer: id Software
    Genre: Shooter (FPS)

    A free web client version of Quake Arena (or Quake III Arena), where players can log on and engage in combat right on their PC systems over a standard web browser. Gameplay will be free for users, with advertising support to pay for usage. The Graphics will be upped from Quake III Arena, with better textures and lighting, with new features such as stats-tracking, matchmaking and new modes. The elegance and subtlety of the King of Deathmatches has returned!

    Space Siege - August 12, 2008
    Developer: Gas Powered Games
    Genre: RPG (Action RPG)

    Space Siege takes place in the confines of the Armstrong, one of the few remaining colonization ships carrying the last bastions of human civilization after a devastating attack on Earth from an unknown alien race. Players take the role of Seth Walker, a cybernetics engineer suddenly thrust into a struggle to save humanity from extermination. As the adventure progresses Seth is offered opportunities to sacrifice pieces of his humanity for cybernetic upgrades that will assist him in his mission to preserve the human race. But what price will he pay to save his own humanity? Only the player can decide Seth’s ultimate fate.
    * Space Siege features a dynamic storyline based upon the decisions the player makes throughout the course of the game
    * Based upon the cybernetic modifications the player chooses to make on Seth’s body, NPC’s will react and interact with the player differently and, ultimately, different story resolutions will be reached
    * Space Siege features a separate immersive co-op multiplayer mode allowing up to four players to create and experience a completely unique mission structure

    SPORE - September 5, 2008
    Developer: Maxis (Electronic Arts)
    Genre: Simulation (Life Sim)

    From the very tiniest forms of life to the intergalactic level of existence, you are in control of life itself in this simulation game by Will Wright. Beginning in the primordial ooze, players create a character from DNA that will grow, survive, and mate as it evolves from a single-celled organism to a fully-formed member of an establishing species. As more and more creatures inhabit the world, and as evolution forms the future, your species will join herds, clans, even civilizations. The more advanced the creatures of the planet grow, the more complex the strife of survival becomes. And while the player can continue gameplay in Spore at any level -- playing as a cell, as a wild creature, or as a civilized and organized society – players can also step even further out and play the game from the planetary or interstellar level, while also going online to connect worlds with other gamers.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - September 6, 2008
    Developer: GSC Game World
    Genre: Shooter (FPS)

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a survival FPS game for PC based on a 'what-if' scenario of the second Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. The game is created as a warning to mankind against mindless play with technologies. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the official prequel to the renowned S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game by the Ukraine-based GSC Game World studio. The game is set in 2011 and brings forth the events to have preceded the third campaign of Strelok to the Zone center. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky introduces an alternative look onto the events of the original game and offers the player to try himself out as a mercenary s.t.a.l.k.e.r. in search of his own path in the world of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

    Still Life 2 - TBA 2008
    Developer: Microids
    Genre: Adventure

    In Fall 2008, Agent McPherson is sent to Maine where Audrey Dunnigan's body has just been found. The modus operandi and the video sent to the police and press leave them in no doubt as to the killer's identity: the East Coast Torturer has struck again! No clues are picked up during the autopsy, as the serial killer painstakingly washed the body. Once again, the killer has not committed any errors.
    From her motel room, McPherson comes across a report by Paloma Hernandez, the journalist covering all the crimes bearing the East Coast Torturer's signature. Hernandez has been highly critical of the FBI's and McPherson's lack of progress. That does not stop Hernandez from phoning and asking McPherson to meet her later that evening. Hernandez claims to have some so-called clues on the killer in her possession. McPherson flatly refuses. Just moments later, Hernandez is kidnapped by the Tortur...
    Still Life 2 remains true to the spirit of its first installment and continues to allow gamers to play and manage two characters bound by the same fate. This time, the aim is for gamers to control two heroines, see the game from two complementary viewpoints and experience two different gameplays. Depending on whether they are playing the victim (Paloma Hernandez) being hunted by the killer or the FBI agent (Victoria McPherson) tracking him down, gamers can alternate between survival and investigation.


    A Vampyre Story - TBA 2008
    Developer: Crimson Cow
    Genre: Adventure


    From a development staff made wholly of former LucasArts adventure gaming gurus comes this frightful and fantastical point-and-click adventure game. Combining 3D animation and 2D designs, the game follows the opera starlett, Mona, a woman kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer and slowly becoming a creature of the night after coming under the vampire's spell. As she seeks to venture away from his gothic island-set castle, she'll have to learn to control her vampyric powers of turning into a bat, hypnotizing people, turning into vapor, and drinking blood from humans. Her friendly bat acquaintance, Froderick, will join her on her quest.
    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - September 18, 2008
    Developer: Mythic (Electronic Arts)
    Genre: RPG (MMORPG)

    War is everywhere in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), the new fantasy MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot. WAR features next generation Realm vs. Realm gameplay that will immerse you in a world of perpetual conflict for years to come.
    Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning to experience the epic nature of war. Enter a grim fantasy world where the armies of Order and Destruction collide to determine the fate of nations. Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. Sharpen your blade and prepare to unleash your inner mutation-the Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - September 16, 2008
    Developer: CD Projekt
    Genre: RPG

    Set in a world created by best-selling Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher combines spectacular action and an intriguing storyline. You are a Witcher, a warrior who has been trained to fight since childhood, subjected to mutations and trials that have transformed you. You earn a living killing monsters, and are a member of a brotherhood founded long ago to protect people from werewolves, the undead, and a host of other beasts. The game uses advanced graphics and physics systems for a high-powered blend of brutal action, complex RPG options and character configuration, and sweeping storytelling.
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition enhances the original game with improved graphics, retouched gameplay mechanics, speedier loading, and added dialog and character gestures. Also included are bonuses such as a MOD editor called D'jinni that allows players to create or modify their own adventures in the world of The Witcher, as well as two completely new adventures created by CD Projekt RED.
    World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - TBA 2008
    Developer: Blizzard (Activision Blizzard)
    Genre: RPG (MMORPG)

    The Lich King Arthas has set in motion events that could lead to the extinction of all life on Azeroth. With the armies of the undead and the necromantic power of the plague threatening to sweep across the land, only the mightiest heroes can oppose the Lich King's will and end his reign of terror for all time.

    Blizzard Entertainment's latest expansion to World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King – adds a host of epic content to the existing game world. Players will achieve soaring levels of power, explore a vast new continent, and battle other high-level heroes to determine the fate of Azeroth.

    Worldshift - Q3 2008
    Developer: Crytek Black Sea (Crytek)
    Genre: Strategy (RTS)

    WorldShift is a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where after a mysterious object from space hits the planet and releases the Plauge, many civilazations are wiped out. Now the remaining population must defend itself against the Tribes, successors of early humans that were affected by the Plague.
    WorldShift is a next-gen cyber-fantasy RTS game designed to be quick and very easy to learn and play. It offers hectic, fierce encounters all around the Earth and a fascinating story uncovering ancient secrets about the true nature of the mysterious object from space known as the Shard, as well as the mysterious of the Plague. WorldShift also introduces many features new to the genre, like modifiable factions, unqiue cooperative multiplayer gameplay, and more.

    Zeno Clash - TBA 2008
    Developer: ACE Team
    Genre: Action

    Zeno Clash is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world. Featuring up close and brutal combat in a first-person perspective, the game is played in battle scenarios where the adversaries are always dangerously close and the use of exotic firearms and artifacts is a commodity. The new close combat mechanics are a deviation from traditional shooting in the FPS genre that will feel fresh for players.
    Zeno Clash is being built around up-close, first-person melee combat and is set in a "punk fantasy" world, according to Valve and newly-formed developer ACE Team. The first chapter of the game is set in a chaotic world in which the main character, Ghat, has been banished by his own brothers and is forced to journey across a forbidden desert.
    Keep in there are much more releases than the 20 I mentioned above, so the list may be subject to changes. There are still several games I did not include, like:
    Jagged Alliance 3
    Panzers: Cold War
    Theatre of War II
    Gobliiins 4
    Secret Files 2
    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate
    Infinity: The Quest for Earth
    Microsoft Train Simulator 2
    X3 Terran Conflict
    FIFA Manager 09
    Ragnarok Online 2
    The Broken Hourglass
    Not the Time for Dragons
    Drakensang: The Dark Eye
    Penumbra: Requiem
    Última edição: 29 de Agosto de 2008
  2. KillBoy

    KillBoy Power Member

    Parabens. Muito bom topico.
  3. lohka_86

    lohka_86 Banido

    podias tentar organizar isso por datas :P
  4. Shiriu

    Shiriu Power Member

    até nem me importava de fazer uma lista por data, mas há muitos jogos PC que ainda não têm as datas definidas e tal.
  5. lohka_86

    lohka_86 Banido

    Deixas esses para o fim. Os que já têm ordena-los :P
  6. JonyJC

    JonyJC Power Member

    Parece que vou ter conteúdo para o meu novo PC, Spore, Stalker, o Battlefield parece interessante e o Battleforge também e esse Love também chama a atenção.
  7. ObscureAngel

    ObscureAngel I quit My Job for Folding

    Penumbra: requiem ja pra este MES

    OMFG ando mesmo mal informado!

    Pensava que o black plague tinha sido o ultimo!

    Pronto ja tou a ver que o meu coração vai bater de nervos e medo outra vez dai a pouco tempo!
  8. Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam Power Member

    O Crysis: Warhead vai sair apenas a $30?

    Não sabia essa... Mas está bom! :)

  9. MeTa

    MeTa Power Member

    E dizem "eles" que o PC gaming tá a morrer...Spore, batlefield, diablo3, starcraftIII, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Operation Flashpoint2, farcry2 fora estes exclusivos e mais umas dezenas que nao me elmbro agora...
  10. ObscureAngel

    ObscureAngel I quit My Job for Folding

    LOL isso do pc tar a morrer é a maior treta que ja ouvi ate hoje....

    Interessante como eu acreditei nisso so por causa que produtoras acreditaram tambem...

    E afinal de contas... esquece la isso... agora adorava que essas produtoras abrissem os olhos para verem as bacuradas que tao a dizer
  11. Ulpianus

    Ulpianus Power Member

    Estas notícias não são verdadeiras, porque há pessoas cá do forum que foram ao funeral do PC Gaming :D:D:D
    Algumas até o ajudaram a enterrar :D:D:D

    Agora a sério - excelente tópico.
    Lado negativo - haver pouco tempo e sobretudo dinheiro para tanto jogo bom.

  12. Blitzer_#

    Blitzer_# Power Member

    Destes todos so' me interessa o Crysis Warhead e o GTR Evolution :P

    Mas tópico muito bom
  13. carlosjisas

    carlosjisas Power Member

    :x2: também só conto com esses os outros não me dizem grande coisa...
  14. Shiriu

    Shiriu Power Member

    Meti a data certa do GTR Evolution: 1 de Setembro

    E Stalker: Clear Sky foi adiado uma semana, para 6 de Setembro

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