Game Zone: Titanfall becoming an online favourite

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Undated Handout Photo of the GAME OF THE WEEK, Title: Titanfall; Platform: Xbox One; Genre: Shooter; Price: �41.99. See PA Feature GAMES Games Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GAMES Games Column.

If you’ve ever seen the film Avatar by James Cameron, you’ll see the resemblance between the giant death mech robots in the film to the Titans from the game Titanfall.

Essentially these Titans are walking tanks with legs and are faster than your average automobile.

The perfect killing machine.

The game Titanfall can be bought for the Xbox One and 360 as well as the PC and is a fantastic online multiplayer gem.

At first, I simply passed it off as your run-of-the-mill triple shooter with a robot gimmick.

But the game is so much more than that.

It’s pure adrenaline when your Titan drops from the heavens after a god-like notifications states “Your Titan is now ready” and you leg it across the map to take the reins of something resembling Optimus Prime and twice as deadly.

The game has many online modes and features.

You can choose between a free running soldier or a pilot of a Titan.

Personally, while running around and tearing the backs off a Titan as a soldier and iding it like a bull in a rodeo, it is much more fun to be a Titan and steamroller the other team into submission.

As a soldier, I found the most deadly weapon I’ve ever found in a video game.

Forget the Master Sword; the Smart Pistol is something to be reckoned with.

As its name implies, the weapon is very efficient and clever as it is the only gun I’ve seen in a game that can shoot around a corner without the game being 
hacked.

While a normal player will take around three smart pistol shots to die, the weapon is still amazing.

I had a tactical ability that allowed me to become a Jedi and use the force to stop enemy’s rockets and bullets in mid-air and then blast them back at them.

It made for the most lethal tennis match of all time in some cases, with rockets and projectiles flying aimlessly and being caught then re-launched.

There were also the standard invisibility cloaks for the free running soldiers and giant smoke producers for the Titans.

While I’m not usually a fan of the bog-standard brown, monochrome shooter in a dull skybox, this game has revitalised the genre and will be the trendsetter for games to 
come.

With 60 awards from last year’s E3 including a record breaking 6 E3 critic awards, is it no doubt that this is becoming the gaming communities favourite online game?