After a quiet few weeks, we’re back to where it seems like there are more games for more platforms than ever before. So, we’re back to cut through the noise and help you pick out the five games worth your time and attention. And it all starts with a game based on one of the most popular animes ever.
Pick Of The Week: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Friday ($60, PS4, Xbox One and PC)
It’s pretty difficult to make a video game look exactly like an episode of the show it’s based on, and all credit to the team at Arc System Works as they’ve pulled it off. The game presumably has a plot of some form, just like the anime, but really this is an excuse for one of the most obsessed fanbases in the world to finally settle a few grudges and to have some fun time on the couch. Although that there isn’t one super-special perfect edition that costs $9000.1 seems like a missed opportunity.
Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones, Today ($10, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
Picking up four years after the plot of the original tourism simulator ended, those pesky Romans are back to make trouble. Guess we’ll go stab them, and earn some new clothes while doing it, although really, nothing tops the humiliation of some Egyptian royal discovering he got murdered by a dude in a towel.
Monster Hunter: World, Friday ($60, PS4 and Xbox One)
Capcom’s action RPG franchise is back, bigger, louder, and with more of an open world than ever. You know the drill: equip loot, kill monsters, turn monsters into loot, repeat. Sort of like Pokemon, except you skin those spare Pikachu instead of giving them to a professor who gives you candy in return.
Celeste, Thursday ($15, PS4, Switch, and PC)
You play a young girl climbing Mount Celeste, a seemingly normal mountain at first that quickly reveals a string of supernatural secrets. It also happens to be an old-school platformer designed to be tough as nails and incredibly fun, so if you’ve got a retro hankering, this might fit the bill.
Iconoclasts, Today ($20, PS4, Vita, PC and Mac)
Or if you’re more in the mood for a Metroidvania, try this game where a young girl explores a world full of magic and wonder, and also beats ass with a giant wrench.
Is there a game we missed? Let us know in the comments!