8. Titanfall 2
Titanfall 2 was unfortunately a victim of bad placement. It was released the week in between the launches of Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the two biggest first-person shooter franchises today. Because of this, it suffered poor sales, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a critical success nevertheless.
Controlling both a pilot and their Titan, players have a huge array of skills and abilities at their disposal. It’s like a sci-fi parkour on steroids, with the kind of futuristic gameplay that puts the more recent Call of Duty titles to shame. The game also comes with a surprisingly good campaign, but with all the different multiplayer modes on offer, Titanfall 2 was made to be played online.
9. Star Wars Battlefront
The Star Wars Battlefront series on PlayStation 2 now have such a following, that a huge amount of expectation was on DICE when it revealed it was bringing life back into the games. This wasn’t a sequel however, but a reimagining, Battlefield style. To say this initially makes Battlefield out to be God-like; who wouldn’t want to play a Battlefield game set in the Star Wars universe? Yet the game came under criticism, mainly for its lack of single player.
Nevertheless, being able to run around on vast maps as storm troopers is a joy, and players even acquire power-ups, turning them into some of the most (in)famous characters in film history. It may be a fairly shallow experience in comparison to other DICE games, but its now-cheap price and sequel on the horizon make it worth picking up anyway.