Summer is almost gone, but where I live it has been very hot again this week. So, today, while putting on my gloves (yes, I keep posh thin leather gloves in my car) in order to be able to even touch the steering wheel, I thought about whatt wintery missions and games I have played that could help me cool down a little. At least in my imagination.
SNIPER ELITE 4
The SNIPER ELITE 4-DLC Deathstorm‘s first mission called “Inception” will have you infiltrate a military port in Italy that is crawling with soldiers (including a handful of observant snipers) and packed with objectives. Both will challenge your skills both as a commando and as a sniper. And the best thing: there is snow everywhere!
Tom Clancy’s The Division
I did not particularly enjoy this game and don’t play it anymore, but its Manhattan winter wonderland-setting sure sounds appealing right now…
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
While Geralt and Ava’llach travel Through Time and Space, as the quest is aptly called, Geralt has to cross the Ice Plains, a forbidding, cold world that freezes even the Witcher’s blood. Finding shelter from the icy winds is therefore essential. A truly cool experience.
The Last of Us
While the main protagonist of The Last of Us is certainly Joel, this brillant game classic gives us the opportunity to play as Ellie too, for a while. During that leg of the journey, Ellie becomes trapped in a blizzard. The storm is howling all around, the icy wind is tearing at her and the snow clouds her vision. It is a scary, intense experience. And not just because of the snow.
The recent Hitman-reboot offers a beautiful cool and deadly conclusion to the game in the form of the Hokkaido-mission. It is winter on the island and the air crispy cold. I like just hanging around in the Zen garden, taking in the sights. Don’t you?
Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III makes good use of the seasons and there are quite a lot of scenes that take place in winter. Though I do not remember much of the game, I remember another blizzard, one that lends Haytham Kenway some well-needed cover as he takes on a fort all by himself, in order to impress his would-be lover.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Emprise de Lion-map is a winter map and I really love it for its stunning vistas and hate it for its almost impossible to beat dragons. Still, it is a good way to dream yourself far, far away, enjoying a (much) lower temperature.
Actually, because it has been so hot over the past few weeks, I bought a game I have been circling around for ages. It’s name? Siberia 3. I can’t wait to start playing it. Once the temperatures have cooled down again a bit, that is…
Until then, keep on playing!