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Fall 2016 PC Games Preview

Planet Coaster (November 17)

Frontier Developments is currently known for its work on Elite Dangerous, but it’s also developing the first theme-park sim game in years. In terms of roller coasters, you can construct your rides based on existing blueprints, or make an entirely new track from scratch. In addition to the rides, you’ll also have to manage multiple aspects of the park such as shop placements, guest happiness, and overall cleanliness. Once you’ve made your ideal park, you’ll be able to share your work with other players and gain new ideas from other created content.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Intel Core i5-2300 (Sandy Bridge, 2.8GHz)
    AMD FX-4300 (Vishera,3.8 GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
    AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • 8GB Memory
  • 8GB Storage
  • Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
  • DirectX 11

Recommended Requirements:

  • Intel Core i7-4770 (Haswell, 3.4GHz)
    AMD FX-8350 (Vishera, 4.0GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
    AMD Radeon R9 380
  • 12GB Memory

Killing Floor 2 (November 18)

Tripwire Interactive’s horror combat game has been in Early Access for some time, but the final release is scheduled to come out this November. The game features six-player co-op or solo play, but you can also play against others in the Survival Game Mode. One team of six takes on the role of the Humans while the other players are the terrifying Zeds. The perk system was also expanded so that combinations of skills will cater to different play styles.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 (Wolfdale, 2.66GHz)
    AMD Phenom II X2 545 (Callisto, 3.0GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
    AMD Radeon HD 4830
  • 3GB
  • 20GB
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1 (64-bit)
  • DirectX 10

Recommended Requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (Yorkfield, 2.83GHz)
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 (Deneb, 3.2GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
    AMD Radeon HD 6950
  • 4GB
  • 50GB
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • DirectX 11

Space Hulk: Deathwing (November)

Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, you’ll don the armor of a Space Marine Terminator in the fight against the Genestealers. As the game progresses, you earn Fervor Points to access the game’s three skill trees. However, you don’t have to go through combat alone. The game supports up to four-player co-op so you can easily tear down the claws of the terrifying Genestealers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Intel Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge, 3.1GHz)
    AMD FX-8320 (Vishera, 3.5GHz)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
    AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • 8GB Memory
  • 40GB Storage
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
  • DirectX 11

The Walking Dead Season 3: A New Frontier (November)

At PAX West, Telltale Games announced that its story-focused The Walking Dead game would get a third season, and it’s slated for a release some time this November. The game will take place four years after the events of the first season. Players will take control of a new character named Javier, who has some family issues because of the world’s undead state. The familiar face of Clementine is also in the new season, and she has her own secrets as well as her own loved ones to protect. Telltale Games hasn't detailed specs for the game yet.

Steep (December 2)

It’s easy to dismiss Steep because of its snow-based sports gameplay, but that would mean that you’re missing out on a spiritual successor to EA’s Skate series. Steep takes place in the Alps, and you can choose to go down the mountain with skis, a snowboard, a wingsuit, or a paraglider. Online play is a major factor, because most of your runs will be against high scores from other players. Specs for the game aren't available yet.


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  • Sakkura
    Not even a single VR game?
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  • jonroberts26
    Title 13 faming ?
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  • HideOut
    So can you talk about faming simulator more. Very interested in some faming. But what is faming?
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  • LORD_ORION
    The only game I am waiting for is Skyrim Special Edition... rest looks like crap.
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  • Virtual_Singularity
    GoW4, SW2, BF1, Civ6 (cuz how can u not like the civ franchise?), titanfall2, look interesting. The farming sim with the typo... Originally thought it mind boggling FB had multiplayer farming games people actually played. Even more perplexing learning there's actually a market for a single player farming sim (good for them, i guess). If there's a sale, may even consider giving one of them a try.
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  • DookieDraws
    I am looking forward to Battlefield 1. I totally skipped BF4, so I am itching to get back on the Battlefield with this new edition.
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  • telebone
    Y'all should add an option to see all the slides on one page (if there is one I can't see it). I know it might cut down on ad revenue, but this style of article always gets to me. Might not matter though since I assume most people just click through the slides anyway, like me lol.

    Either way I felt like suggesting this, thanks for the list.
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  • dstarr3
    18643784 said:
    Y'all should add an option to see all the slides on one page (if there is one I can't see it). I know it might cut down on ad revenue, but this style of article always gets to me. Might not matter though since I assume most people just click through the slides anyway, like me lol.

    Either way I felt like suggesting this, thanks for the list.

    It's Tom's. They've run out of space on one page for more ads, so all they can do is split their content up onto more pages.
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  • Trevor8
    Farming sim 17 basically just stole crap from the workshop and charged full ticket price for it. farm expert 17 actually adds features like spintires esk deform-able terrain, also ive always hated how u have to pay for a additional copy for dedicated servers.

    also Astroneer! - http://astroneer.space/
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  • Brian_R170
    Yet another article modeled after clickbait ad-revenue generators. Every time I see one if these I think back to the editorial complaining about users browsing Tom's Hardware with Ad Block enabled, and I just shake my head. C'mon Tom's.
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