The Order: 1886 is an action adventure game developed by Ready At Dawn.
Set in alternate Victorian England, the story revolves around the Order of the Knights of the Round Table. Hundreds of years ago, the mutants which resemble a human/animal hybrids start to appear. The order uses a substance called the Black Water that allows the knights to live forever without growing older and regenerate their wounds. The conspiracy involving the high ranks of the Order is uncovered. It is your job to investigate.
The Order features is a third-person shooter. The game features a cover system where the player locks into cover with the ability to peek out and shoot. The players walk through multiple linear levels fighting humans and mutants. The Protagonist is equipped with different types of weaponry such as automatic rifles, grenades, and pistols. Melee attacks are also useful in the game as they can be used in order to silently kill an enemy. Quick time events are heavily used in the game. There are a lot of collectibles scattered around the levels that provide more lore in the game.
This is a game with great potential and poor execution. I feel the devs struggled to tell their story outside of cutscenes, which results in a lot of walking, watching, walking some more than watching some more. It's a shame because when it does open up and let's the player have some fun there's a lot to like here. The story is intriguing but needs fleshing out, and the ending is extremely lacklustre. Also, the game is pretty short especially when you consider a lot of it is simply watching cutscenes.