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The Winter Olympics Top The Five Games You Need To Play This Week

Every week, it feels like there are more games for more platforms than ever. Especially with DLC, which means there are more games for your games. So, this week, especially since actual releases are pretty light, we’re focusing on DLC to carry you through into the new year. Starting with a rather novel take on your typical Olympics tie-in game.

Pick Of The Week: Steep: Road To The Olympics, Today ($30, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Steep was already a fascinating experiment in sports games, taking skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports and dropping them into a carefully rendered open world to let you mess around, pull stunts, and basically be the guy from those ski videos without actually skiing. Now they’re taking it to the next level by adding an entire Olympics aspect to it, meaning this might be the first Olympics video game that’s actually, you know, worth playing.

Destiny 2: Curse Of Osiris, Today ($20, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)

Destiny gonna Destiny, so, of course, a controversy has broken out, just in time for the new expansion to arrive. Anyway, it’s raising the level cap to 25, it’s offering up a Danger Room called the Infinite Forest to mess around in, it’s adding new raids, and it generally builds out what was already a fairly expansive game for shooting aliens in the face.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection, Today ($50, PS4 and Xbox One)

Just in case the holidays were stress-free and completely lacking in emotional turmoil for you and you were missing out, Telltale has your back with the story of a little girl who slowly loses everyone she loves, is forced to cross staggering moral boundaries to survive, and gains only a small thin reed of happiness. Also, there are zombies.

A Hat In Time, Today ($30, PS4, Xbox One)

The 3D platformer is making something of a comeback lately, and if you find yourself missing that era of gaming, this adorable and well-done platform game, previously released on PC, is arriving on consoles just in time.

Oh My Godheads, Today ($15, PS4 and Xbox One)

Finally, this mix of Super Smash Bros and capture the flag hits consoles. Grab the gods and truck them to your goal, but beware: Gods don’t like being manhandled. This is a heck of a lot of fun and is the perfect party game.

Any games we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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