If JFK had lived, the space program may have unfolded quite differently. The urgency of finding more out there than some dust and a few rocks on the nearest orbiting celestial body could have lead to our greatest minds searching the depths of space to learn all the secrets, good or bad, that they could. That's the world Arkane Studios' supposes exists in Prey, its promising revamp of a cult classic first-person shooter.
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard may have come about because of some spectacular failures, but manages to show that Capcom still has what it takes to make incredible survival horror experiences.
How do you go about creating a new co-op experience that will continue to entice players to return while also nurturing an environment where teamwork is mandatory? Perhaps one of the best answers to this question came in 2008 when Turtle Rock Studios and Valve released Left 4 Dead.
It was on this day in 2004 that Half-Life 2 hit shelves for the first time and made history.
It was on this day in 2001 that we first donned the helmet of the heroic Master Chief and launched an epic campaign against the zealotic alien Covenant in Halo: Combat Evolved.
It was on this day in 2009 that players continued the chase for Makarov and his army of Russian Ultranationalists in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
It was on this day in 2004 that Bungie attempted to capture lightning in a bottle a second time with the release of Halo 2.
Though Call of Duty has made itself comfortable in the far future a few times already, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts everything in a new perspective.
There are lots of games with heart and excitement, but Titanfall 2 manages to combine almost everything that was a strength for the first entry and build on it with loads more personality.
It was on this day in 2004 that Sony and Guerrilla Games released the original Killzone, coming a little closer to matching Halo in style and marketing than most others ever have.