If you’re here, you’re a fan of Call of Duty, and you’ve probably already put the latest game in the franchise on hold (Call of Duty WWII, which is available for both Playstation 4 and Xbox One, opens a new window).
The only problem, you and the rest of River City’s gamers are waiting impatiently for the pick-up hold notice. So, what are you going to play while you wait?
The Edmonton Public Library’s got you covered with a large collection of video games that we love to show off. Even better: we’ve got recommendations for games like Call of Duty based on what you like most about the franchise.
If You Like Playing in the First Person
1. Prey, opens a new window (2017)
You're alone. You're in space. And something is hunting you. Prey sees you trapped on the Talos-1 space station orbiting the moon. A mysterious alien force has taken control and, in order to survive, you'll need to use your wits, your weapons and your experimental mind-bending abilities.
2. Dishonored, opens a new window (2012)
Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and other unusual gadgets at your disposal.
If You Like Shooting Games
In Ghost Recon: Wildlands, you lead the Ghosts, an elite U.S. Special Forces team, in a deadly fight against the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel. The fight takes place in a massive open world. You are sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc, destabilize your enemy and eventually break the alliance between the cartel and the corrupted government.
4. Splatoon, opens a new window (2015)
Splatter enemies and claim your turf playing as ink-spewing, squid-like characters called Inklings. Challenge your friends in chaotic four-on-four matches, in which the goal is to get your ink on as many places as possible to claim your turf. This is a colourful and chaotic online third-person action shooter game.
Available for Wii U, opens a new window
If You Like to Play with Friends
5. Fortnite, opens a new window (2017)
Monsters have come to Earth and 98 per cent of the world’s population has mysteriously vanished. Lead the world’s remaining heroes in the fight to hold back the monsters and rescue survivors. Explore the large, destructible world with your friends—no two games are ever the same. Build huge forts, craft exotic weapons and find loot. And be sure to invite. DON’T SEEK SHELTER... MAKE IT!
6. For Honor, opens a new window (2017)
Enter the chaos of war as a bold Knight, brutal Viking or deadly Samurai—three of the greatest warriors of legend. Wield your blade like never before with the innovative Art of Battle combat system that puts you in total control of your warrior. Master the sword, and fight in brutal, fast-paced melee combat across an engaging story campaign and groundbreaking multiplayer modes.
If You Like a Challenge
7. Darkest Dungeon, opens a new window (2016)
Recruit, train and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.
Available for Playstation 4, opens a new window
8. Dark Souls II, opens a new window (2014)
Enter a dark world filled with despair and threaded by hope where your ability to creatively strategize, learn and overcome unpredictable and unique challenges determines your fate. But most of all, be sure to Git Gud.
If You Like Epic Fights
9. Horizon Zero Dawn, opens a new window (2017)
Explore a lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. This action-RPG game features an emotional journey full of mysterious tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of the planet. Defy overwhelming odds in a conflict that pits the speed and cunning of Aloy the hunter against the raw strength and size of the machines.
Available for Playstation 4, opens a new window
Rivalries are reborn when universes collide in this all-new crossover, where players select their favourite Marvel and Capcom characters to engage in accessible and free-form 2v2 team battles. Fight your way through Cinematic Story mode (featuring an original story), hone your skills in Training mode or compete in Online Multiplayer mode.
Think you might like to try something completely new? Drop by EPL’s Makerspace. The Makerspace has two high-powered gaming PCs where you can try anything from virtual reality (with the HTC Vive) to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, opens a new window (PUBG for short). Or, you can always stick with perfecting your farm in Stardew Valley, opens a new window.
The Makerspace also offers a weekly game night, opens a new window where you can go head-to-head in League of Legends, Hearthstone, Roblox Studio, Dungeon & Dragons or try out your luck with some awesome board games. Happy Gaming!
Looking for something else? EPL’s got hundreds of different video games to choose from.