Every week, it feels like there’s more games for more platforms than ever before. So every week we pick five games worth your time and attention. Starting, this week, with a modern classic back for a remaster and a reappreciation.
Pick Of The Week: Burnout: Paradise Remastered, Friday ($40, PS4 and Xbox One)
Yes, it’s back! The gloriously absurd arcadey racer, set in the fictional Paradise City, is back for you to really jack up those insurance rates. The open-world racer is probably one of the more beloved games of the last console generation, and if nothing else, Crash Mode is a good reminder of just what a physics engine can do when you really pin the needle. If you missed it the first time around, you’ll finally get your crack.
Surviving Mars, Thursday ($40, PS4, Xbox One and PC)
Think you can take over the red planet on your own? Now you can prove it, as Paradox’s new strategy game puts you in charge of turning Mars from a desolate rock to a thriving colony of humans. Build a zippy ’60s-style colony and ensure humans dominate the fourth planet from the sun. Well, provided a natural disaster doesn’t kick your butt first.
Devil May Cry HD Collection, Today ($30, PS4, Xbox One and PC)
Beat up demons with Dante in this collection of the original set of brawlers. Enjoy high-flying action, button mashing, a plot that makes no sense, and… well, really that’s all the series has to offer, but hey, that’s more than enough.
Q.U.B.E. 2, Today ($20, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
Picking up where the original first-person puzzler left off, you play an archaeologist who discovers a strange environment where she controls certain cubes, and has to platform her way out. But who trapped her there, and what’s the deal with these cubes anyway? If you miss Portal, or just enjoy a good first-person puzzle, this game will give you a pleasant brain-teasing.
The Long Reach, Today ($15, PS4 and Xbox One)
Trapped in a small town in New Hampshire is generally bad news in the first place, but the sleepy hamelt of Baervox has problems far more pressing than a collapsing tax base. An evil force is on the loose in this pixel-art horror game, and only you can stop it. Or run away from it. Either is a viable option!
Any games we missed? Let us know in the comments!