Every week, it feels like there are more and more games for more and more platforms. So, every week, we pick out five games that are worth your time and dollar, starting this week with an unnerving thriller.
Pick Of The Week: Get Even, Friday ($60, PS4, Xbox One and PC)
Farm 51, made up of some of the team behind the beloved FPS Painkiller, are back with a different kind of shooter. You play a detective who wakes up in a creepy decrepit building with two objects and one objective. The objective? Rescue the girl. The objects? A smartphone, which comes with a bunch of useful features for solving puzzles, and a gun. The idea is to balance between gunplay, and the trailer alone features a few interesting weapons, and tension as you try to figure out what’s going on and why everybody is wearing those funny headsets. It promises to be a nice chill for the hot summer days, especially with some quiet months ahead.
Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf, Tuesday ($10, Xbox One and PC)
Normally we don’t pop out DLC, but this new mode is so weird, and so different from the actual game, that it’s worth talking about. It turns Capcom’s solid but not terribly inspired zombie-crushing open world game into a vast golf course where you and three friends nail balls, sink putts, and of course try to avoid the shambling undead. And also zombies! HEY-YOOOOO!
Joking aside, the mode caters to what Dead Rising does right; ridiculous shlocky carnage. If you’re looking for a new multiplayer game, this will fit the bill and then some.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Tuesday ($40, PS4, PC and Mac)
This is a fairly straightforward update to Square Enix’s MMO, adding new areas and two new classes, but there are a few important changes worth noting for the newbie. Namely, the game lets you buy items that let you skip a bunch of levels, quests, and other paperwork and get right to the stuff you want to play with your friends, if you’re so inclined. It’s a nice touch we wish more MMOs would pick up on.
Nex Machina, Tuesday ($20, PS4 and PC)
From the team that created Resogun, which for way too long was the best title on the PS3, we now have a new twin-stick shooter that looks… well, almost as frantic as Resogun. While there’s never any lack of twin-sticks on the market, it’s the talent behind this that catches the attention, and promises to be a lot of breezy fun.
Cave Story+, Tuesday ($30, Nintendo Switch)
Finally, the cult platformer that’s spent a decade slowly growing in fandom and appreciation hits another milestone this week, as it arrives on the Nintendo Switch. If you somehow haven’t played it by now, you’re in for a treat.
Any games we missed? Let us know in the comments!