Keeping track of all the games arriving each week on PC, handhelds, consoles and mobile is no easy task, but don’t worry, we’re here to help. Every week in Five Games, we’ll separate the wheat from the chaff and pick the titles you need to pay attention to. This week we’ve got two games that will consume your life, so choose wisely.
Pick of the Week
Battlefield 1, Xbox One, PS4, and PC, October 21st
DICE and EA take their FPS franchise back a century to World War I. The big change is that the single player is divided into episodes told from differing perspectives, but it’s still Battlefield, in the sense that you can hop into vehicles and snipe at enemies across huge maps. We’ll have a review later today.
This Week On Steam
Civilization VI, PC, October 21st
Yep, Ghandi is back and he’s going to nuke you out of nowhere yet again! The much awaited followup to the Civ series is finally here, although it mostly appears to be a refinement as opposed to a complete overhaul. But if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Expect an overview of what the series has in store later this week.
Crazy Machines 3, October 18th
It’s a relatively light week for PC players this week, but the Rube Goldberg simulator Crazy Machines is back to, uh, let you build crazy machines. They’re adding chips this time so you can change the behavior of some devices, so expect this to churn out piles of funny YouTube videos.
The Jackbox Party Pack 3, Xbox One and PS4, Tuesday
The team behind trivia game You Don’t Know Jack is back with another pack of party games you want to play entirely based on their titles, including Trivia Murder Party, Guesspionage, and Quiplash 2. These are great games to have handy for when you’ve got company over, or just want to unwind with a friend on the couch.
Mordheim: City Of The Damned, Xbox One and PS4, Tuesday
Games Workshop brings yet another one of their board games to consoles after a PC release. The PC version didn’t exactly rack up accolades, but lately console ports have tended to do better, and the game’s mechanics generally hold up. Much may depend, however, on how much Warhammer you can deal with in one sitting.
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!