Consoles, PCs, handhelds, Facebook, smartphones — the world of gaming is becoming increasingly confusing and fragmented, but don’t worry, we’re here to simplify things for you. Each week I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this week. Keep in mind, these articles aren’t meant to be comprehensive lists of everything coming out that week so much as a nice rounded tasting menu. So, let’s get to it…
This Week’s Western RPG
Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 & PS4, Nov. 18th)
The latest epic RPG from BioWare is here, and based on reviews thus far, it looks like the third Dragon Age game is the best one to date. A bigger, more open world, deeper party management and the most cringeworthy sex scene dialog yet – it seems like Dragon Age: Inquisition has it all.
This Week’s Rhino Hunting Sim
Far Cry 4 (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 & PS4, Nov. 18th)
Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed games may have had their issues, but it looks like the company’s still bringing their A-game when it come to the Far Cry series. Far Cry 4 may be leaving the sunny beach locales behind for the exotic Himalayan-bound land of Kyrat, but it appears as if the franchise’s “be as crazy and awful as you want to be” ethos is still fully intact.
This Week’s Current-Gen Remake
Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One & PS4, Nov. 18th)
Grand Theft Auto V always felt like it belonged on the Xbox One and PS4 and now, after much speculation and waiting, Rockstar’s premier open-world experience hits current-gen consoles. This isn’t just a lazy up-res job either – the graphics have been totally revamped, and cool features like a new first-person mode have been added. You can even transfer your characters from the Xbox 360/PS3 to the new version of GTA V if you feel the need to upgrade.
This Week’s Wrasslin’ Game
WWE 2K15 (Xbox One & PS4, Nov. 18th)
Technically a version of WWE 2K15 already hit the Xbox 360 and PS3 a couple weeks back, but the version for current-gen consoles is the one you really want. This version has fancy updated graphics, a tweaked engine, an actual career mode and a more versatile character creator. You can’t delete John Cena from the roster, so you can’t make all your wrestling dreams come true, but the game still looks pretty solid.