The Elder Scrolls®
With each installment reimagining and revolutionizing the genre, The Elder Scrolls series brings to life a complete virtual world for players to explore any way they choose. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, released in November 2011, is the most recent single-player game set in the award-winning Elder Scrolls universe. Skyrim earned hundreds of ‘Game of the Year’ awards, including top honors at the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards, the 15th Annual 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards held at the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit, and at the 2011 Video Game Awards. Skyrim was the second highest grossing title in the industry in 2011, and the fastest selling title in Steam’s history. The Elder Scrolls series includes Arena, Daggerfall, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® (2002 RPG and Game of the Year), The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® (2006 Game of the Year), and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Game of the Year).
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a dungeon-crawling Elder Scrolls RPG from Bethesda Game Studios for mobile platforms. Blades is free-to-play on iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Nintendo Switch.
The latest game in the Fallout series, Fallout 76, is a prequel to all other Fallout games and introduces multiplayer to the series for the first time. Players can go it alone in the Wasteland or team up with friends to explore wide-open West Virginia 25 years after the bombs fell. Fallout 76 is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
One of the most anticipated games of all time, Fallout 4 launched in November 2015 and broke sales records worldwide. Fallout 4 also marked the fourth consecutive game from Bethesda Game Studios to earn ‘Game of the Year’ honors, including ‘Game of the Year’ at the 19th annual 2016 D.I.C.E. awards, as well as winner of more than 160 E3 awards including the coveted Game Critic Awards, ‘Best of Show.’ On Steam, Fallout 4 became the number one game played, surpassing the previous record for concurrent play with over 470,000 Fallout players. The game’s companion app, Fallout Pip-Boy, became the number one game on the iTunes App Store. Fallout 4 also set the record as the most viewed video game launch of all 2015 games, according to Twitch.
Unveiled and released at E3 in June 2015, Fallout Shelter quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top-grossing game in 37 countries. Currently available on mobile platforms, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, Fallout Shelter is the most played Fallout game of all time, with more than 170 million downloads worldwide. Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter has received accolades from some of the industry’s leading outlets, including winner of ‘App Store Best of 2015’, ‘Google Play Best of 2015’, and ‘Best Handheld / Mobile Game’ at the 2015 Golden Joystick Awards. Fallout Shelter was named ‘Mobile Game of the Year’ at the 19th annual 2016 D.I.C.E. Awards.
Named as the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout 3 earned countless accolades from publications around the world, including top honors at the 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards, the 2008 Game Critics Awards, and “Ultimate Game of the Year” at the 2009 Golden Joystick Awards. Fallout 3 also earned spots in IGN’s “Best Video and Computer Games of the Decade (2000-2009), Gamespot.com’s “Greatest Game Series of the Decade”, and Eurogamer’s “Top Games of the Generation.”
Science has unlocked the gates to the unknown, and now the only thing standing in the way of the forces of Hell is a lone space marine. Featuring dramatic storylines, pulse-pounding action, revolutionary technology and unique sci-fi based weaponry, DOOM is the franchise that ushered in the FPS revolution and evolved the genre into the juggernaut it is today. With several installments featuring some of the most frightening and gripping first-person gaming experiences ever created, the DOOM franchise is a cultural milestone that has transcended the realm of video games on the way to becoming a mainstream entertainment phenomenon.
On May 13, 2016, DOOM returned as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat. The gameplay experience is expanded through the DOOM SnapMap™ game editor, allowing players to easily create, play, and share content with the world. DOOM was named Best Shooter at the 2016 Video Game Awards, won Game of the Year from 30 outlets around the world, and received numerous other awards. DOOM is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.
The direct sequel to 2016’s DOOM, 2020’s DOOM Eternal, is available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Google Stadia, and will release on Nintendo Switch in the future. The game received universal praise at launch, including a 96% Critics Recommended rating on OpenCritic with many calling it a clear game-of-the-year contender and one the best first-person shooter campaigns in history. The ultimate combination of speed and power, players can rip-and-tear their way across dimensions in the next iteration of push-forward, first-person combat. DOOM Eternal quickly broke the franchise record for opening weekend sales, doubling the launch revenue of DOOM (2016). DOOM Eternal was the best-selling game on Steam during its launch week, and immediately soared to over 100,000 concurrent players on the platform.
First shown as a groundbreaking tech demo in 2007, id Software’s RAGE launched in 2010 on iOS devices, and 2011 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Built on the id Tech 5 engine, RAGE was praised by critics worldwide for its incredible graphics and the top-of-the-class first-person shooter mechanics id Software is known for.
Following up on the success of RAGE, id Software partnered with Avalanche Studios to release RAGE 2 May 14, 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. This new iteration in the series expanded upon everything introduced in the first game, combining id’s first-person shooter pedigree and Avalanche’s mastery of the open world to create a completely seamless and insane world where you can go anywhere and do anything.
The Elder Scrolls® Online
Launched for PC in 2014 and for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2015, The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) brings the legendary Elder Scrolls experience online for the first time. Adventure alone, quest with friends, or join an army of thousands in epic player-versus-player battles (PvP) to crown an Emperor. Explore the far reaches of Skyrim, the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall, and beyond to discover the secrets of Tamriel as you quest to regain your lost soul and save the world from Oblivion. Play the way you like as you battle, craft, fish, steal, siege, or explore. The choice is yours to make in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. The Elder Scrolls Online earned MMO of the Year four years in a row and continues to add new content and Chapters for players to enjoy.
Each year, ESO receives several major updates, including two dungeon DLC packs, a story-based DLC at the end of the year, and a new massive Chapter in June that introduces new systems, zones, features, characters and adventures in Tamriel. Beginning in 2019, with the Elsweyr Chapter, ESO began tying these annual updates into a year-long story for players to follow, featuring interconnected DLCs climaxing in the end-of-year story-based DLC.
In The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Chapter, players revisited the island of Vvardenfell, made famous in the award-winning The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. This Chapter launched on June 6, 2017, and offers the game’s first new class, the Warden, a new intro for the game, a new Battlegrounds PvP mode, and more than 30 hours of new story-based content.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Chapter released in June 2018 and added a new zone, Summerset, the ancestral home of the High Elves. Players can explore this breathtaking new land, learn more about the mysterious Psijic Order, unlock a unique new Skill Line, and unravel a Daedric plot that threatens all of Tamriel.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr released in June 2019, bringing players and their friends to the arid plains and grasslands of Elsweyr, the homeland of the cat-like Khajiit race, for the first time since 1994’s The Elder Scrolls: Arena. ESO’s 2019 updates comprised the Season of the Dragon year-long story, introducing the commanding winged beasts to ESO for the first time. The Elsweyr Chapter unlocks a new Class: the Necromancer, armed with dark, mysterious powers that allow players to command the dead and cast powerful spells to overcome foes and bolster defenses.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor is the latest Chapter, and returns players to the beloved Western Skyrim, more than 900 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In the year-long story of The Dark Heart of Skyrim, an ancient vampire lord leads a terrifying army of vampires, witches, and werewolves, and it’s up to players to defend the besieged Nords.
The Elder Scrolls Online is available on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Google Stadia.
Prey is a first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios, creators of the award-winning Dishonored series. In Prey, you are the first human enhanced with alien powers aboard the Talos I space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. Improvise and innovate as you fight your way through the alien-infested station using your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities to defeat the Typhon alien threat. Prey launched for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 5, 2017 and collected more than a hundred year-end awards and nominations.
Prey: Mooncrash, an infinitely replayable rogue-like DLC campaign, launched on June 10, 2018. Live, die, and live again as you try to escape a secret moonbase. The Mooncrash DLC introduces breathtaking new environments, new weapons, and additional enemy types. Objectives, hazards, and obstacles change every time you play, meaning no two playthroughs will ever be the same. Mooncrash also includes a brand-new multiplayer mode, Typhon Hunter, which pits one human player against five Mimic players in different locations aboard Talos I. Typhon Hunter also includes two VR components – a VR version of the multiplayer mode, as well as a single-player puzzle-solving mode.
The Elder Scrolls®: Legends™
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a strategy card game based on the world and lore of the award-winning series. Play for minutes or hours across many game modes that are easy to learn but challenging to master. Built with players of all skill levels in mind, Legends offers accessible gameplay for beginners who want to jump in and get started quickly, while the game’s strategic depth will constantly challenge expert players. Legends is currently available on PC/Mac, mobile and tablet devices, and Chromebook. Several massive expansions – Fall of the Dark Brotherhood, Heroes of Skyrim, Return to Clockwork City and Houses of Morrowind – have added new cards, mechanics and story missions.
Dishonored, an innovative first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge, has garnered worldwide critical acclaim, winning more than 50 awards at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) as well as GamesCom's "Game of the Show". Since its release in October 2012, Dishonored has received more than 100 'Game of the Year' and 'Action/Adventure Game of the Year' awards from the industry's most influential media outlets including Game Informer, PC Gamer, Yahoo!, GameSpot, MSNBC, and CNN. In addition, Dishonored received ‘Best Action/Adventure Game of the Year’ at the 2012 SPIKE TV Video Game Awards and was named ‘Best Game of 2012’ by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) video games awards. Dishonored Definitive Edition was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Entertainment System in August 2015. The second game in the Dishonored franchise, Dishonored 2, was released in October 2016 and won more than 100 Best Game of the Year awards.
Arkane Studios rounded out the story that began in the first game with Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, which marked the first standalone adventure in the series and was released on September 15, 2017. For the first time, players were invited to step outside of the royal family and take on the role of fan-favorite character Billie Lurk as she pulls off the ultimate assassination: killing the Outsider.
Wolfenstein®: The New Order™ reignited the series that created the first-person shooter genre when it released in May 2014. Developed by Machine Games, a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating story-driven games, Wolfenstein offers a deep game narrative packed with action, adventure and first-person combat.
Intense, cinematic, and rendered in stunning detail with id Software’s id Tech® 5 engine, Wolfenstein sends players across Europe on a personal mission to bring down the Nazi war machine. With the help of a small group of resistance fighters, BJ Blazkowicz must infiltrate the Germans’ most heavily guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions, and take control of super-weapons that have conquered the earth – and beyond. On the heels of The New Order, MachineGames released their standalone expansion Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™ in May 2015. The Old Blood takes players back to 1946 for a last-ditch mission full of action and horror that leads to the beginning of The New Order.
Picking up where The New Order leaves off, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus continues the story of BJ Blazkowicz as he fights to rid the world of the Nazi scourge, this time on his home turf in the United States of America. The New Colossus launched on PC , Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 27, 2017, to massive praise, winning the award for “Best Action Game” at the 2017 Video Game Awards. The New Colossus also made its way to the Nintendo Switch on June 29, 2018.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood, released July 25, 2019, is a standalone side story that stars BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters, Soph and Jess, in Nazi-occupied Paris, 20 years following the events of The New Colossus. Youngblood can be played either solo or as a co-op experience. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Google Stadia. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, a standalone VR experience in the Wolfenstein universe, released on the same date as Youngblood and drops players into the role of a resistance hacker on a mission to tear apart the Nazi forces in Paris, turning the tools of the German war machine against the fascists.
The Evil Within®
Developed by Shinji Mikami -- creator of the seminal Resident Evil series -- and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Players experience a disturbing reality as they try to break free from warped machinations that could only exist in the most horrifying worlds. The twisted creatures and true terror is only heightened by a customized version of the groundbreaking id Tech 5 engine. The Evil Within received three DLC updates: The Assignment, The Consequence, and The Executioner.
The horror continued on Friday the 13th of October, 2017 with The Evil Within 2, sending players back into the nightmare where danger is waiting around every corner. Experience the game in third-person or try out the immersive first-person mode, which was added to the game in February 2018. The Evil Within 2 was nominated for “Best Action-Adventure Game” in IGN’s Best of 2017 Awards, as well as “Best Action Game” in PC Gamer’s 2017 Game of the Year Awards.
QUAKE is a first-person shooter released by id Software in 1996 and the first game in the popular QUAKE series of video games. In the game, players must find their way out of various maze-like, medieval environments while battling a variety of monsters using a wide array of guns.
The successor to id's DOOM series, QUAKE built upon the technology and gameplay of its predecessor in many ways. After DOOM helped popularize multiplayer deathmatches, QUAKE added various multiplayer options. Online multiplayer became increasingly common, with the QuakeWorld update and software such as QuakeSpy making the process of finding and playing against other competitors on the Internet far easier and more reliable. QUAKE inspired the creation of QuakeCon and the beginning of the global esports phenomenon more than 20 years ago.
The original QUAKE was followed by QUAKE II, QUAKE III Arena, and QUAKE 4. Now QUAKE is back with QUAKE Champions: a free-to-play PC shooter that embraces competitive play and a true esports experience. Lightning fast – running at 120hz – QUAKE Champions combines fast, skill-based gameplay with Champions that allow players to tweak and hone their strategies. Quake Champions is currently available for free on PC.