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
Carmageddon: Max Damage (PS4 & Xbox One, July 5)
For those who weren’t playing games (or alive yet) during the ’90s, the Carmageddon titles were oh-so-edgy vehicular combat games where you got bonus points for brutally running over pedestrians. Tasteless as all hell? You bet, but they were also a lot of dumb fun, and now they’re back!
Carmageddon: Max Damage is very similar to the old games, except, of course, with much better graphics, bigger open worlds and more wacky vehicles. Oh, and don’t worry, Max Damage is as crass as ever. Let’s just say, the game’s YouTube page has a trailer that proudly proclaims “WE DO WHEELCHAIRS.” Yeah. Turn The Offspring up loud and shock and appall your parents ’90s style!