Every week, it feels like there’s more games for more platforms than ever before. So, we cut through the ever-growing list and whittle it down to the five games you need to play this week. Which starts with a certain angry camper with major mommy issues.
Pick Of The Week: Friday The 13th, Out Friday, Naturally ($60, PS4, Xbox One and PC)
While we wait, and wait, for Jason to be revived yet again in theaters, IllFonic and Gun Media are going to slake our thirst for slasher-movie gore with a multiplayer survival horror game. The concept is pretty brilliant: Up to seven players are the counselors, and one is Jason. Jason has heightened senses and can teleport around the map, while the players mostly need to hide or run, preferably both, although they can turn the tables on their hockey-masked foe if they team up and have luck on their side. It’s also a loving tribute to the franchise, with Tom Savini handling the Jason designs and also some of the more colorful kills, and Tommy Jarvis will even pop up, in the right conditions.
Rime, Friday ($30, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
Four years after word first arrived, this puzzle platform is finally getting under our thumbs. As a young boy trapped on an island, it’s up to you to solve the puzzles and figure out just what happened in this mysterious world. Considering the game’s long, long road we suspect its development team is just happy it’s finally out, but if you’re not into horror, this will be the other big game to play this week.
Get Even, Friday ($30, PS4, Xbox One and PC)
A bit of a mix of survival horror and first-person shooter, Get Even has been floating around for a while. The plot’s fairly standard: Asylum, gritty detective, unnameable horror, the usual. What’s interesting is that it seems to focus a bit more on gunplay and that the dev team has supposedly spent three years polishing it. We’ll see just how much that comes back this Friday.
Embers Of Mirrim, Tuesday ($20, PS4 and Xbox One)
Meanwhile, on the platformer front, Embers Of Mirrim offers up a clever idea: You can platform as an adorable cat creature, or split into two “embers,” each controlled by a thumbstick, and guide them around the screen to solve puzzles and locate power-ups. It’s a clever take on puzzle platforming, and if you’re looking for a gentler game this week, this might be your winner.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers ($15, Switch)
Capcom is not even pretending not to be aiming this squarely at ’90s game nerds. But, if you have fond memories of owning an SNES, and insisting to your Genesis owning friends that you had the best version of Street Fighter (sorry, you didn’t), this will bring them all flooding back.
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!