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
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC, Xbox One & PS4, Aug. 23)
Get ready to get sneaky, because Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives this week. A direct sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mankind Divided takes place two years after The Aug Incident, in which every cybernetically augmented person on the planet was driven into a murderous rage. Following that trauma, society has been turned on its head, with the once mostly upper-class Augs now a discriminated-against minority. As the extensively-augmented operative Adam Jensen, you have to navigate this new climate, and uncover the shadowy organizations sewing the unrest.
Don’t worry, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s writing isn’t nearly as ham-handed as some of its marketing would suggest, and generally speaking, it’s another top-notch action-RPG. In particular Mankind Divided really goes out of its way to improve its stealth game, making true pacifist runs much easier than in the past. Look forward to my full review later this week.