The Days of the Single Player Campaign are Far From Over

Single player campaigns will always remain crucial to gaming. At least that’s this offline gamers opinion. Find out why!

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UCForce241d ago

I'm more offline gamer, so I agree with this. There has to be balance between both. Otherwise, it just going to be unbalanced between both.

NewMonday241d ago

2017 is the best year for SP games in probably a decade, publishers tried for years to copy CoD and few found success and many went bankrupt trying.

also now with rise of self publishing developers don't have to work according to checklists and just do what they want, big examples are Witcher, Hellblade and Rime.

but on the flip-side MP did affect the prospects of big SP franchises like GTA, the story expansions were canceled because of the success of MP monetization.

Soulst0rmer240d ago (Edited 240d ago )


Thimbleweed Park
Persona 5
Castlevania Lecarde Chronicles 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Uncharted Lost Legacy
Crash Trilogy
Lost Sphear

_-EDMIX-_240d ago

Well I don't know if I would say that but that is a matter of perspective.

In my opinion this is one of the best years for games in general but I don't know if I would say that specifically just for single player. I mean next year is going to be just as big

notachance240d ago

The problem with MP games is that it takes more of your time compared to SP games, they tend to make you choose between one another, that's why there's all this CoD vs Battlefield, LoL vs Dota, etc.. we can only focus on a couple of them at a time at the most.

With SP games, the more the merrier. There are two or more high scored games in your genre of choice released one after another?? wohoo, dream comes true baby!!

RommyReigns240d ago (Edited 240d ago )

The day when there are no single player experiences in gaming, when gaming is filled with these barebones online multiplayer microtransaction filled cashgrab 'games' (read: fads), will be the day when I will stop gaming on newer systems and instead continue on older systems with true single player offline experiences. Fortunately, despite that ludicrous decision to award the (at the time) barebones Overwatch with the GOTY at the TGA's last year, this year has been jam packed with awesome high rated single player experiences and it's like the industry is giving two fingers to these online fads. Next year will have even more potentially awesome single player experiences.

Chard240d ago

"There has to be a balance, otherwise it's going to be unbalanced"

That's some sage wisdom there

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PhoenixUp241d ago

Well no shit. When were they in danger of disappearing?

goken240d ago (Edited 240d ago )

the guy/girl who figured this out deserves a Nobel prize or something. pure genius (rolls eyes)

rainslacker240d ago

They aren't. But publishers like to go on about how important they are for the future, and more attention should be given to them, with less focus on the SP side of things.

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chrisx241d ago

Yes single player games are far from over thanks mainly to sony and nintendo.

Bigpappy240d ago

I play mostly single player. The only system I play on is Xbox. I always have games to play.

uptownsoul240d ago (Edited 240d ago )

@Bigpappy - "I play mostly single player. The only system I play on is Xbox. I always have games to play."

Its really unfortunate that your missing out on a lot of the single player experiences that Nintendo & Sony are bringing throughout 2017 (including the top 3 rated single player games of 2017)

goken240d ago

poor console choice then. especially Phil just came out and said that ms doesn't believe in sp games for the future.
imagine how much more choices you'd if u decide to leave that pond you're in and just get to the sea

Silly gameAr240d ago

"The only system I play on is Xbox. "

Ya don't say.

jobboy241d ago

i play and love sp at most.

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