Vote Now for January 2019's TA Playlist Game

By Mark Delaney,
We're now halfway through our final TA Playlist event of 2018, which means it's already time to look ahead and choose what the first game of 2019 will be. The theme that ties these games together is open worlds, and we've chosen four distinctly different sandboxes to choose from. Help us decide which of the four games below will get our community spotlight at the start of the new year!



This is war. A war on crime.

Mafia II

Mafia 2

Mafia II is a beautifully crafted look into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mafia. Hi-octane gunplay, brutal fighting and white-knuckle driving bust onto the screen as a Hollywood-style cinematic experience.

12/3/13 Year of the Snake 6

Welcome to Hong Kong, a vibrant city whose exotic locations hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the Triads. You play Wei Shen, an undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside.



Play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy.
All four games have been featured in Games with Gold, and as always, any platform or regional variants we have on site will count for your participation badge no matter which game wins. Each have since had sequels too, including one, Crackdown whose latest sequel arrives in February. There's a lot of history and likely future for each series, so pick which one you're most excited to play and discuss and check back in a week to see the results.

In the meantime, you can join us for the second half of our month playing Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. That game hits Xbox Game Pass on the 17th and many are preparing to dive in once it does. See you in the forum!
Which game should the community play for TA Playlist in January 2019?
  • Crackdown24.25% (341)
  • Mafia II17.14% (241)
  • Sleeping Dogs32.43% (456)
  • Watch_Dogs26.17% (368)
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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.