Keeping track of all the games arriving each week on PC, handhelds, consoles, and mobile is no easy track, but don’t worry, I’m here to help. Every week in Five Games, I separate the wheat from the chaff and pick the titles you need to pay attention to.
We recently freshened up the Five Games format a bit. The Pick of the Week is now listed first, and the rest of the games are filed under headings that will hopefully be more helpful for you. Looking for the latest indie hotness? Check the Steam picks. Want to download something for your Xbox One or PS4 on a Saturday night? Hit up the Console Downloads section. So, without further ado…
Pick of the Week
NBA 2K17 (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 & PS4, Sep. 20)
The best basketball sim in the game hits the court again this week. NBA 2K17 is as visually impressive and detail-oriented as ever, but the improved and returning modes are what really makes this update worth it. MyGM and MyLeague modes are back for those who are into the nitty-gritty of management, and MyCareer mode, starring A-lister Michael B. Jordan, promises to be an even more in-depth exploration of the NBA experience.
Aside from all that, it’s obvious the makers of NBA 2K17 have a huge amount of love for the sport. The shoes, the arenas, the dorky announcers – it’s all accurately recreated. NBA 2K16 was one of the most complete sports games ever made, and NBA 2K17 looks to be a solid follow-up.