Vote Now for May 2018's TA Playlist Game

By Mark Delaney,
It's been a while since we've done a second chance month so we thought it's about time to revisit some previously polled games to see which can earn a new life in the TA Playlist spotlight. Like always, we've chosen our games in hopes that they're roughly equal in terms of their chances of winning. Take a look below and cast your vote!

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.

Batman: Arkham Asylum


Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum –Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Use Batman’s legendary gadgetry, strike from the shadows, and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious super villains.

Mad Max

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Become Mad Max, the lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. In this action-packed, open world, third person action game, you must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular combat against vicious gangs of bandits. A reluctant hero with an instinct for survival, Max wants nothing more than to leave the madness behind and find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence.”

Mafia III

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It’s 1968 and after years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. Now back home in New Bordeaux, Lincoln is set on escaping a criminal past. But when his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through those responsible.
As always, any version of any game that wins will count toward your Playlist site badge. In this case, that only applies to Batman which comes in six variants each with their own achievement lists if you're looking for a stacking opportunity. The other WB published game, Mad Max, is available in Game Pass. The poll closes in one week so check back soon for the results. In the meantime, you can join us as we sail the Sea of Thieves for the remainder of April!
Which game should the community play for TA Playlist in May 2018?
  • Alice: Madness Returns27.83% (659)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum26.01% (616)
  • Mad Max24.62% (583)
  • Mafia III21.54% (510)
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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.