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 separate the wheat from the chaff and pick the titles you need to pay attention to. Whether it’s the Pick of the Week, what’s new on PC, or what you should check out on console, here are five games worth playing this week.
Pick Of The Week
The original Titanfall was so well done, it made even multiplayer grumps fans out of the game. The sequel adds a much-demanded single-player campaign that’s all about a soldier and his faithful robot as they gun their way through aliens and other robots, which more or less sneaks mecha combat into the gaming lexicon once again. Early word is that the tall level design and snappy gameplay of the original are back with better graphics and an equally silly story, so anybody who didn’t like multiplayer should have plenty to love this time around.
This Week On Steam
It’s a pretty light week for PC exclusives, although Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is getting a port this Friday, and survival horror game Through The Woods is arriving Thursday.
Hide And Shriek
This game is pretty much what it sounds like: Hide and seek, but digital and with multiplayer and plenty of cheesy horror trappings. The pick-up-and-play nature of the game, though, makes it fairly appealing, and it’s that time of the year both when you want some horror and a little bit of sorbet on your gaming tongue from all these rich AAA releases.
Trillion: God of Destruction
JRPG fans who missed the first release, and since it was on the Vita they likely did, now have a chance to catch up. Trillion is very Japanese, since you’re raising six little girls to become demon-murdering butt-kickers, but it’s beloved by people who played it, so it’s great it got a second chance.
This Week On Consoles
The PS4 is getting buried in games this week. The Xbox One, not so much, but there are two particular standouts.
World of Final Fantasy
Square Enix and Tose dump every FF game in a blender, turn the kawaii up to eleven, and deliver a game that’s a mix of old-school Final Fantasy and Pokémon suitable for all ages. We’ll have a review tomorrow, but Pokémon obsessives should probably just go ahead and cancel everything for the next few months.
Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 3: New World Order
Telltale’s strong Batman series is back with a new episode, which Telltale has not posted a trailer of on YouTube for no explicable reason. But the series has been extremely strong, whether you’re a casual Batfan or a hardcore comics nerd, and the plot is ramping up.
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