Keeping track of all the games arriving each week on PC, handhelds, consoles and mobile is no easy track, but don’t worry, I’m here to help. Every week in Five Games, I separate the wheat from the chaff and pick the titles you need to pay attention to.
We recently freshened up the Five Games format a bit. The Pick of the Week is now listed first, and the rest of the games are filed under headings that will hopefully be more helpful for you. Looking for the latest indie hotness? Check the Steam picks. Want to download something for your Xbox One or PS4 on a Saturday night? Hit up the Console Downloads section. So, without further ado…
Pick of the Week
Song of the Deep (PC, Xbox One & PS4, July 12)
Song of the Deep is a pretty major departure for Insomniac Games, the studio best-known for Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive. Rather than a sassy, heavy-hitting action game, Song of the Deep is a contemplative, Metroid-style adventure, in which you pilot a rickety submarine through a twisted underwater world.
A game that takes place entirely underwater may not be for everyone, but Song of the Deep looks and plays well, and features a charming, heartfelt story, so it’s definitely worth a peek. We’ll have a full review of Song of the Deep some time over the next couple days.