Vote Now for January 2018's TA Playlist Game

By Mark Delaney,
The first TA Playlist game of 2018 needs your vote! As we continue our December community playthrough of Assassin's Creed Origins it's that time again where we pick the next game to play together. This list feels especially like a good foursome of likely backlogged games for many people. As always, the poll will be open for one week so don't delay.

Alice: Madness Returns

Alice: Madness Returns
Eleven years ago a horrific fire took Alice’s family from her and left her mind horrifically scarred. Afterwards she was confined to Rutledge Asylum, where she struggled to confront her demons by slipping further into her fantasy world of Wonderland. Now, after ten years, she has finally secured her release—yet she still bears the heavy psychological burden of that tragic event. With her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Perhaps she’ll do better in Wonderland.

Dragon's Dogma

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An epitaph speaks of another's demise... A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen; their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface--a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered. The time to take up arms has come once again. Delve into the isle's depths and uncover its dark secret!

HITMAN

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Play as globetrotting Agent 47 at the prime of his career — the apex predator stalking his prey across the world, in the brutal stealth action game Hitman. Building a new foundation for the Hitman franchise, you will find Agent 47 here as the aspirational assassin at the absolute peak of his power. As an operative of the International Contract Agency, his job is to take out high-profile targets all over the world, supported by his long-time handler Diana Burnwood.

RAGE

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After an asteroid impacts Earth, humanity attempts to rebuild. Sheltered in cryogenic lifeboats, survivors emerge years after impact to a devastated planet where some of mankind survived in struggling settlements or murderous bandit clans, while horrific mutants roam the dead cities. And a mysterious tyrannical government is on the hunt… for you.
As always, all four games are available, at least, on Xbox One. Only Hitman is current gen exclusive. Dragon's Dogma comes to Xbox One via a remastering, while RAGE and Alice are backwards compatible. The first level of Hitman, meanwhile, is permanently free too. We hope you see something you like. The poll closes in one week and then we'll announce January's game. In the meantime, join us for our ongoing discussion of Assassin's Creed Origins.
Which game should the community play for TA Playlist in January 2018?
  • Alice: Madness Returns30.23% (724)
  • Dragon's Dogma16.7% (400)
  • Hitman31.15% (746)
  • Rage21.92% (525)
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Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He has written for GameSkinny, Gamesradar and the Official Xbox Magazine. He runs the family-oriented gaming site Game Together.