A very merry Monday to each and every one of you, here’s to the start of a new week full of new beginnings. I think by now we all now what the best way to kick the week off is, that’s right – it’s time to check out the brand spanking new lineup of ‘Games Out This Week’. So arm yourself with a coffee and a chair, the hype train is now ready for boarding.
Whether you compete online in a bid for glory, live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in offline single player modes, or simply lace up and jump over the boards for exciting and innovative hockey gameplay – NHL 17 gives you the chance to Shape Your Legacy on and off the ice. Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with Authentic Goalies, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and thrilling new goal celebrations that capture the excitement of scoring the biggest goals on game night. Live out your ultimate hockey fantasy in all-new modes, including Draft Champions, the World Cup of Hockey, or manage the business in Franchise Mode.
PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2
A new sequel in the highly acclaimed PAC-MAN Championship Edition series finally comes to current generation consoles and PC! Taking highlights from the past games in the series, PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 features new eye-popping 3D graphics and funky visuals & soundtrack where players will be chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level of addictively fun gameplay!
Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 8: A Journey’s End?
The exciting conclusion will take place in the world of the Old Builders. Jesse and his friends could have a chance to return home, but it’s not going to be that simple. According to Telltale, you’ll take on opponents in a gladiator-style competition, try and save your friends and “maybe, just maybe, make it back to your own world!”
Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack
Enjoy three times the zombies with the Dead Rising Triple Bundle Pack, containing Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2 Off The Record. What a time to be undead!
NASCAR Heat Evolution
Get ready for the most fun you’ve had with a NASCAR game in years! Whether you’re a casual racer or die-hard sim fan, NASCAR Heat Evolution will adjust to your skill level with a brand new AI and Speed Rating system that applies the right amount of challenge for you. In addition to quick play races you can build your own team from the ground up, and race your way to the Sprint Cup Championship in Career mode. Plus, Championship mode allows you to compete in modified NASCAR season schedules, including the option to jump straight into the final 10 races of NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup playoff. Plus, you asked for them and we listened… Challenges are back! Relive or rewrite this season’s most memorable moments as the drivers who lived them.
Perfect Woman is a game inspired by the ubiquitous personality questionnaires featured in women’s magazines and the female roles they define. There are so many such roles emphasizing aspects of family, career, experience, sex and more. But these can not possibly characterize the depth and complexity of a woman’s life. Perfect Woman uses these stereotypes as building blocks for you to be your OWN perfect woman.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
KONAMI’s ground-breaking FOX Engine again delivers the power for a game set to hit new heights with a host of key gameplay advances. The focus of PES 2017 is the fun in playing against another player, and all the new features support this ethos. Central to the new game is ‘Real Touch’, which authentically reproduces a wealth of ways to receive and control a pass. Different players use varying techniques and Real Touch mimics these using complex ball physics and subtle control nuances as the pass is met. The new system is then complemented with the advent of the new ‘Precise Pass’ system. Precise Pass extends the Real Touch basis of using the ability of the player with the ball to determine the accuracy of each pass. The movement of the ball in relation to the position of the player and the intended target for the pass all contribute towards its accuracy, adding a genuine feeling of excitement when a defence is split with an inch-perfect ball.
Mount & Blade: Warband
In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!
Batman: The Telltale Series
Enter the fractured pysche of Bruce Wayne in this dark and violent new story from the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead A Telltale Games Series, and discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. As Batman, you’ll encounter classic allies and adversaries, and as Bruce, you’ll learn the true meaning of what it means to be the man behind the cowl. Batman The Telltale Series comes to retail as a Season Pass Disc, which includes Episode One, and grants access to the remaining four episodes in the season as they become available to download.
BioShock: The Collection
Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p. BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content, the “Columbia’s Finest” pack, and Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson.
From the legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime comes “ReCore”, an action-adventure masterfully crafted for a new generation. As one of the last remaining humans on a planet controlled by robotic foes bent on your destruction, you must forge friendships with a courageous group of robot companions, each with unique abilities and powers. Lead this band of unlikely heroes on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world. You can’t save mankind alone.
Following the record-breaking launch of NBA 2K16, the NBA 2K franchise continues to stake its claim as the most authentic sports video game with NBA 2K17. As the franchise that “all sports video games should aspire to be” (GamesRadar), NBA 2K17 will take the game to new heights and continue to blur the lines between video game and reality.
I told you we would start this week off in a grand fashion, just take a look at that for a lineup. So how are you going to deal with all of this goodness; bag the lot, get a few or give it a pass – let us know in the comments.