Keeping track of all the games arriving each week on PC, handhelds, consoles and mobile is no easy feat, 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.
This week, we’re freshening up the format a bit. In the past, Five Games has been a jumble of different formats and platforms, but now we’re going to break things down into more helpful categories. Looking for the latest quirky PC game? Check out the Steam picks. Just want to download something quick and cheap on a Saturday evening? Focus on the console downloads section. Of course, we’ll still do an overall Pick of the Week as well. Hopefully these changes make Five Games a more helpful resource overall…
Pick of the Week
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4, May 10)
Developer Naughty Dog is promising Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be Nathan Drake’s last adventure, so appropriately, the game is a little heavier and more character driven than past entries in the series. This is bolstered by the fact that Neil Druckmann, the writer of The Last of Us, took over as Uncharted 4‘s creative director after writer Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog.
Don’t worry though, the new writer and turn for the introspective doesn’t mean Uncharted 4 leaves out the action-packed set pieces you’ve come to expect from the series. Uncharted is still as big, beautiful and over-the-top as ever. It’s a game that tries to do it all, and based on most reactions so far, mostly pulls it off. Keep an eye out for our full review!