Video Game Guide

By Andrew Roberts

A number of exciting video games will be released this year — and they’re not cheap.

Recent, unused video games typically cost about $60, so here are four worth investing in:

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” on Nintendo 3DS

Feb. 13

This 3DS port of a beloved Nintendo 64 classic is a product of the enormous demand created by 2011’s 3DS port of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.”

You can hack, slash and roll your way around the world of Termina and stop the moon from crashing and ending the world in “Majora’s Mask.” This Zelda game has a much darker tone than its predecessor, “Ocarina of Time,” which adds to the gorgeous and mysterious setting.

This game is a classic and should be added to any 3DS collection.

“The Order: 1886” on PlayStation 4

Feb. 20

Imagine an alternate Victorian-era London where an ancient order of knights battle monstrous creatures.

This is the setting of “The Order: 1886,” where you play one of the order’s most celebrated knights. As Sir Galahad, you wield highly advanced technology, such as weapons that shoot concentrated bolts of lightning.

The look is very steampunk-meets-“Assassin’s Creed” with a history-bending plot. This game is a unique standalone experience that shouldn’t be missed.

“Mortal Kombat X” on Xbox One, PlayStation4 and PC

April 14

“Mortal Kombat X” is guaranteed to be over the top in its fighters and its infamous and gory finishing fatalities. Returning characters include everyone’s favorite knife-wielding ninja of the underworld, Scorpion, and his icy counterpart, Sub-Zero.

New characters include the mysterious insect Queen D’Vorah and the terrifying Kotal Kahn, an Aztec blood god. The new characters are sure to please through their unique and often fascinating appearances or a new feature that allows players to choose from three sets of moves.

Be sure to pick up a copy and rip out some spines.

“Batman: Arkham Knight” on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC

June 2

It goes without saying that Rocksteady Studios’ Batman games are incredible because of their stirring narratives and excellent gameplay.

“Arkham Knight” is set a year after “Arkham City.” Gotham is threatened by Scarecrow and his horrifying fear gas. The city is evacuated, leaving Batman alone to combat criminals.

The size of Gotham is staggering, with the map being five times what “Arkham City” was. Batman won’t only be gliding and running across rooftops as he can now take to the streets in the fearsome Batmobile.

Batman fan or not, “Arkham Knight” looks like a stellar game.