Christmas is right around the corner and no doubt many a shiny console will be under the tree come 25 December. Or, at least some vouchers for popular online ordering services or shops from relatives who no idea what to get you.
Either way, there are bound to be plenty of eager gamers looking to get their mitts on the latest and greatest games. So we've put together a round-up of 10 of the best titles set to land next year and that will likely dominate the gaming charts.
1. Resident Evil 7 (PS4/XB1)
Most people are bored of long-running videogame series. The mighty behemoth Call of Duty is finally starting to stumble as kids in their early twenties would prefer to play DOTA 2 or League of Legends in real-life sports stadiums, and massively multiplayer versions of Nokia's original Snake game are now just as likely to pull people to Twitch feeds as anything published by Activision or EA.
What hope, then, for Resident Evil 7? With the sixth game being best remembered for sporting a logo that resembled a man fellating a giraffe, it's fair to say Resident Evil 6 (or Resident Evil 4 III, as we like to call it) didn't set the world on fire.
Welcome, then, Resident 7, whose producer has been quoted as having "loved" the PS4's breakout, self-poo-inducing haunted house demo P.T. Just as with that (now-cancelled) Silent Hill demo, Resident Evil is being pushed into first person, hindering the player perspective to create a far more contained experience. It worked brilliantly in 2014's gut-churning Alien: Isolation, after all.
Coupled with an icky, uncomfortable Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style ‘redneck family' motif, Resident Evil 7 looks set to be the most immediate entry in the series for many years.
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