Deathloop is fast approaching, but there’s still a little time to sit there waiting for it impatiently. Instead of getting more and more frustrated about the game not being out yet, look back through Arkane Studios’ catalog of other titles to get yourself ready. Each game iterates on what was good about the last. As a result, they all have a similar feel to them, even if they’re set in completely different universes. Every game is very much a part of the Arkane Studios genre, which is sandbox gameplay and several approaches to all situations. If you jump into Deathloop unprepared, you’re going to get bitten.
There are two franchises that you should play to prepare for Deathloop. The first is Dishonored. The Dishonored franchise is full of fun stealth sandbox gameplay. Each title is its own self-contained masterpiece. They’re incredibly fun, and the stories are so engrossing that you won’t want to move on and play anything else. I’d recommend starting with the first one and working your way through, just so you get the story, but any of them are perfect for Deathloop preparation.
Prey is the next franchise you need to play. It’s got nothing to do with the original Prey or the canceled sequel, but that doesn’t matter. The game is a horror stealth sandbox title with sci-fi powers and aliens. It couldn’t be further from Dishonored, but if you play them one after the other, you’ll definitely notice the Arkane Studios DNA. If you’re after a story that keeps you guessing right until the end, this is the one to play. Don’t miss out on a great chance to pay it. It’s quite cheap at this point, so there’s nothing holding you back from playing.
Deathloop is a weird mix of sci-fi and classic cold war in terms of visuals and story. It’s got its own themes and setting going on, all of which play into the fact that the day loops each time the player dies. There’s very little you can do to prepare yourself for this game, but playing through all of Arkane Studios’ past releases is a very good start.