Summer is shit. It makes gaming so much harder, and as much as I love sitting in a stifling hot room, made hotter by my PlayStation, I will not quit. Instead, I will give the gift of heat and make my friends suffer with me, in the intolerable realms of summer gaming.
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So if your friends or family members are out having FUN in the sun, put an end to that now and get them to join you on your favourite multiplayer. Or treat yaself. Need multiplayer inspiration? Here’s our sizzling summer list.
For if you like cute things and rainbows and stickers and adorable little characters. If you do not, then you need to ask yourself why, because Little Big Planet 3 is amazing. It’s a side scrolling platformer, where you play as a stitched up little sackboy, which you can customise to your hearts content. You travel through different worlds, on some sort of heroic quest, coming up against different elements including ice, fire, spikes, tunnels, revolving platforms, tubes, some underwater and really pretty much anything. Little Big Planet is kind of this endless weird dream that you never want to end, because anything could happen. And best of all it’s voiced to Stephen King and his soothing voice will guide through. It’s also competitive, there is a leaderboard for who has collected the most stickers, so the cute ends there, that’s when it gets ugly.
Venture into the bright, bold, vibrant colours of Pandora and become a Vault Hunter, with endless guns, absolutely endless and with a pretty small inventory, you have to be choosy. I think I spent most the game deciding on my guns and having to part way with favourites, because you just can’t be too sure. This is the best game to play online with friends, the world is huge and varied, the enemies are tonnes of fun and the missions are well thought out and never disappoint. Every side quest feels like a main story and the characters you meet along the way are hilarious and fit the world perfectly. Expect major bants as the dialogue is fantastic.
Do you like racing? And cars and racing cars? Well DiRT 4 offers something a little different, going back to its rally days, so you can expect varied terrain and intense, muddy drive offs. DiRT 4 has great map customisation, so you’re able to adjust the track and share it with friends. The Your Stage custom map creator, has two sliders calle length and complexity, so you’re able to make it as challenging as you want. There’s also custom competitive multiplayer modes for PvP for lobbies up to eight.
A video game about superheroes. It’s a fighter, with all your favourite characters such as Superman, Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. The online multiplayer is an intense fight out which offers multiple friend options including ‘guilds’ which lets you join groups with your mates and team up to fight exclusive events to win Mother Boxes. These boxes can contain all sorts of gear goodies, including outfits, weapons and armour for your characters. This is also a great way to increase your stats! Ranked matches are also great fun, if you’re in it for the numbers, you can play against friends or in the wide world of players. Timed exclusive events also occur online with unlock awesome rewards. But, if you always just feel like battling your mate one on one, then take em down in a private match.
Complete with WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury, WipEout Pure, WipEout Pulse, WipEout 2048 – that’s a lot of WipEout. The Omega Collection amalgamates all of these game into one MEGA GAME. So you can race online in matches of up to eight people in 5 super exciting modes including Single Race, Tournament, Speed Lap, Time Trial and Zone. You’re gunna have fun playing this and if you don’t, do you even know what fun is?