Every week as the year picks up, it feels like there are more games for more platforms than ever. So, every week, we pick out five games that get attention. Starting, this week, with one of the most popular franchises out there going in a controversial direction.
Pick Of The Week: Metal Gear Survive, Today ($60, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
The first Metal Gear without gaming auteur Hideo Kojima will feature Metal Gear’s testosterone-and-conspiracy-laden heroes going up against zombies in an open-world survival game. The feedback has been less than joyful about beta versions of the game, so this will be Konami’s bid to win back the crowd and prove they can still go to bat with the big boys.
Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition, Today ($20, PC)
The beloved PC game returns to remind everybody that yeah, they do actually like real-time strategy games. This is the original, as you remember it, with a spit and a polish, but the gameplay is effectively the same.
Rad Rogers, Wednesday ($20, PS4 and Xbox One)
A kid (who looks suspiciously like a certain3D Realms meathead hero) and his newly animated retro gaming console (voiced by Jon St. John, Duke himself) jump, shoot and collect gems in some old-school platform action, originally a hit on Kickstarter. If you own the PC game, keep an eye out for a big update.
Past Cure, Friday ($30, PS4, Xbox One and PC)
The Eurothrillers that used to fill out movie theaters in the ’90s, you know, the ones about psychic hitmen and futures engineered out of IKEA spare bits, are back in gaming form. Like with this one, about a psychic hitman with a cloudy past and a bunch of plaster statues out to kill him.
Abo Khashem, Friday ($15, PS4 and Xbox One)
Certainly the most unique game out this week, you play a character with amnesia who befriends cats, fights people and, uh, builds an entrepreneurial empire with your cat friends. Really.
Any games you’re looking forward to this week? Let us know in the comments!