From “Far Cry” to “Anthem” — February's most anticipated games

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The release dates for February's biggest games including Far Cry: New Dawn, Metro Exodus, and BioWare's Anthem.

January was an incredible start to the year with Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake and Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts 3, but February is even more packed with a bevy of huge games including Far Cry: New Dawn, Metro Exodus, and EA’s Anthem. Here’s when February’s biggest games are scheduled to release:

Far Cry: New Dawn – February 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Far Cry: New Dawn is a continuation of Far Cry 5 set in a post-apocalyptic land inspired by Mad Max and – of course – the embarrassment to punk rock, Rage 2. Now, instead of just being a lush and beautiful open space brimming with nature, Hope County is a playground for graffiti artists obsessed with neon and the colour pink. There’s double the sass with the game’s twin villains, there’s a new RPG mechanic pertaining to outposts, and sexy cult leader Joseph Seed returns to woo us with his manbun and long-winded spiels about God, destiny, hope, and whatever else comes to mind.

Metro Exodus – February 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Epic Games Store

Metro Exodus is one of those games people should be excited about but are instead angry thanks to anti-consumer business decisions made by the title’s suits. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you already know that Deep Silver has decided to pull 4A Games’ newest entry from Steam for an exclusive PC release on the Epic Games Store. This has resulted in a ton of backlash with even the novels’ author, Dmitry Glukhovsky, having posted on Instagram that the game is “being killed”. A member of the development team also threatened to not release any future Metro games on PC if fans boycotted the Epic Games Store release, but Deep Silver commendably apologised and reassured fans that the threat was nothing substantial.

If you’re understandably miffed about Metro Exodus not being released on Steam, then avoid it if you must. However, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners, the game is a must-buy. The post-apocalyptic landscape is brimming with nasty and terrifying critters, the story is riveting, and the gameplay is a fine mix of horror and action.

Anthem – February 22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

To avoid EA’s ridiculously convoluted chart for Anthem, all you need to know is that it’s available February 22. While the combat is BioWare’s best yet, it also scarily resembles Mass Effect Online and Destiny, making it one of EA’s most unpredictable projects of all time. BioWare have tried to assure fans that there will be an “emotional” and unforgettable story, but the marketing for the game has been “unnatural” and divisive. You’re always better off not pre-ordering, but Anthem truly is a game you should wait until the reviews before buying.

February's full list of games and release dates as per Gamespot:

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown - PC - February 1
  • Wargroove - Switch - February 1
  • Apex Legends - PS4, Xbox One, PC - February 4
  • Etrian Odyssey: Nexus - 3DS - February 5
  • The Occupation - PS4, Xbox One, PC - February 5
  • God Eater 3 - PS4, PC - February 8
  • The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince - PS4, Switch - February 12
  • Crackdown 3 - Xbox One, PC - February 15
  • Far Cry: New Dawn - PS4, Xbox One, PC - February 15
  • Jump Force - PS4, Xbox One, PC - February 15
  • Metro Exodus - PS4, Xbox One, Epic Games Store - February 15
  • Yakuza Kiwami - PC - February 26
  • Anthem - PS4, Xbox One, PC - February 22
  • Anno 1800 - PC - February 26
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 - PS4, Xbox One, PC - February 26
  • Trials Rising - PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch - February 26

Dead or Alive 6 was scheduled for launch February 15, but Team Ninja wisely delayed its release until March 1. If you're unsure as to which console to buy Dead Or Alive 6 for, then you should know that it has better graphics on Xbox than PlayStation.

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