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The Order: 1886

Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Ready At Dawn
Release Date: Feb. 20, 2015

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18. 'The Order: 1886' (PS4)

by Judy on Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:30 a.m. PST

The Order: 1886 re-writes history by introducing a vision of Victorian-Era London where myths and technology co-exist. As a member of an elite order of knights, join a centuries-old war that determines the course of history.

Redmond Carolipio: Sometimes I don't want to explore. Sometimes I just want to kill shit, and this game offers me the chance to do that in stylish glory. With all the open-world and existential stuff on the horizon, it's always good to have a straight-up action game. I find the steampunk medieval vision of London endearing, and the game's action atmosphere calls up a mix of "Van Helsing," "Underworld" and a little of RDJ's "Sherlock Holmes." Toss in the fact that the game looks stunning, and I'm expecting a good time.

Rhi "StormyDawn" Mitera: The PS4 is finally getting some awesome exclusives. The Order: 1886 has a distinct story approach that I don't think I've ever seen in a video game: quasi-steampunk third-person shooter with overtones of King Arthur mythology. The only place where this game falls short is being single-player. If it had been 4fourplayer co-op instead (a la Left 4 Dead), I think this could've been the best game coming out in 2015.



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