Looks like this week appears to be a week full of gruesome titles for you to stick your teeth into with a couple of zombie hitters with an ‘almost-zombie’ title amongst the bunch too, not to mention an anticipated prequel.
Tuesday 29th August
Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content from the PC version, including all DLC and expansions in a single package.
In Killing Floor 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding. Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.
Dead Alliance™ is a fast-paced, multiplayer first-person zombie shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world, where former military bases have been turned into the only remaining city-states. Build your squad and take strategic control of bases across maps infected with zombies, using the dead themselves as weapons against your opposing faction. Armed with a variety of loadouts that range from guns to pheromone grenades, you’ll face off against enemy armies and gruesome, human-eating killers – all while attempting to capture and control as many bases as possible. The world is a wasteland, and your only hope for survival is to use the dead…or join them.
Experience the survival horror sensation on Xbox One in full HD 1080p with all previous DLC included and new features.
The story is set at a time before the Kijuju and Lanshiang bioterror incidents when the BSAA was still a young organization. Join Jill Valentine aboard a ghost ship in the Mediterranean Sea searching for her old partner, Chris Redfield. Learn the hidden truth behind the destruction of a floating city.
Wednesday 30th August
Grab your board and take on legendary waves in Surf World Series, the arcade surfing game that brings you to 5 of the world’s most infamous surfing destinations, including Bell’s Beach (Australia), Waimea Bay (Hawaii), Supertubos (Portugal), Cacimba do Padre (Brazil), and Jeffreys Bay (South Africa). Enjoy afternoon, evening, night, and bad weather variations with different waves and visual aesthetics.
Packing in a full-fledged story mode with a colorful cast of musically-empowered heroes and villains, The Metronomicon sees you take control a party of eight new masters of the “rhythmic combat arts” to wage musical warfare against a multitude of dance-mongering fiends. Control up to four concurrent heroes as they cast powerful spells, buff their teammates, and beat down their enemies with a variety of magical loot and groovin’ dance moves. The effectiveness of your team is all in the rhythm, so put on your dancing pants, light up dad’s disco ball, and prepare your body for The Metronomicon.
Unique fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the X-Morph – an alien species that invades Earth to harvest its resources. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into the battle. Build mazes for incoming enemies in an environment that provides exceptional planning freedom. Tear down buildings and collapse bridges to support your defense or to simply indulge in a spectacle of unprecedented destruction.
Thursday 31st August
Life is Strange: Before the Storm features Chloe Price a 16 year-old rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret it takes their new found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.
Redout is pure Anti Gravity racing, a tribute to the classic arcade racing monsters. It’s designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the genre.
Friday 1st September
Be a part of the investigator team, or take control of the creature and devour them! White Noise 2 offers a 4vs1 asymmetric horror experience that won’t leave anyone unmoved.
This week also sees Ark: Survival Evolved exiting Game Preview, after suffering a few weeks delay.
Friday 1st September also sees the start of the next Games with Gold. Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One and Hydro Thunder Hurricane on Xbox 360 will be available from this date.
Plenty of choice to be had this week. Whether you fancy slaying a plethora of zombies, travelling at lightspeed or simply laying back and enjoying a great story with Life is Strange, there’s a diverse range to choose from. Which will you choose? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
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