Keeping track of all the games arriving each week on PC, handhelds, consoles and mobile is no easy track, but don’t worry, we’re here to help. Every week in Five Games we 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
No Man’s Sky (PC & PS4, Aug. 9)
Yes, the impossibly ambitious No Man’s Sky finally arrives this week after a number of setbacks. No Man’s Sky lets you explore, catalog and exploit a massive procedurally generated galaxy, containing over 18 quintillion planets. That’s 18 followed by 19 zeroes. No, really.
As with any project this high-reaching, there’s been plenty of speculation as to whether No Man’s Sky will live up to the hype. You also won’t be seeing many reviews at launch tomorrow – developer Hello Games is releasing a massive day one patch that changes the game significantly, so they opted to give out very few pre-release review codes. Despite a few worrying signs, No Man’s Sky sounds like it will be indisputably unique and boundary busting. Tread a little carefully, but definitely keep this one on your radar.