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What to play this Weekend: Okami HD, PUBG for Xbox and Oddworld

What to play this Weekend: Okami HD, PUBG for Xbox and Oddworld

Okami HD makes an already pretty recreation look even increased.


I don’t study you, nevertheless I’ve been wanting forward to this weekend all yr prolonged — nevertheless not for the discharge of a model new on-line sport. I’ve been wanting forward to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Its one of the few fandoms I’ve that I can share with my mom and father. It’s moreover an unlimited part of my historic previous as a gamer.

My first on-line shooter? Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. My first arcade flight sim? Star Wars: Tie Fighter. From Knights of the Old Republic and Rebel Assault II to the nice MMORPG mess that was Star Wars: Galaxies, a number of my favorite video video games rising up have been people who enable me reside throughout the Star Wars Universe. Every time a model new film comes out, I want to play all of them as soon as extra. Lucky for me, then, that almost all of my favorite Star Wars video video games are on sale on Steam.

If the mythos of George Lucas’ space opera is just not your tempo, there’s a great deal of completely different video video games to play this week — not to level out a PlayStation trip sale (with reductions on video video games like Grand Theft Auto V and Middle-earth: Shadow of War) and the GOG Winter sale.

Just wanting for what’s mannequin new? Okay, let’s get this started.

New Releases (Dec 11th to Dec 17th):

  • Okami HD (PS4, Windows PC, Xbox One) — After Twilight Princess, fairly a bit of people might balk on the idea of a Zelda-type recreation the place you play as a canine the full time — nevertheless Okami is a up to date conventional for a motive. Now it’s once more in HD, making its already engaging cell-shaded ink-wash painting visuals look even increased. 
  • Night throughout the Woods (Xbox One) — If you missed this quirky college drop-out homecoming journey story when it bought right here to PC and PlayStation earlier this yr, now’s your chance. I hear it could be considerably depressing and emotional — nevertheless I’ve moreover heard it’s worth it. 
  • Hammerwatch (Xbox One, Switch) — A hack and slash dungeon crawler in a fascinating pixel mannequin. It’s exactly what it seems to be like like.
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse (Xbox one, PS4) — Ever thought it may very well be pleasurable to play a recreation with the creation side of Mario Maker, the issue of Super Meat Boy and the target of irritating your people in a multiplayer race by a crowdsourced platforming death-trap? That’s Ultimate Chicken Horse. Honestly, I included the game on this itemizing for the determine alone nevertheless… it actually seems to be like like a ton of pleasurable. 
  • Yooka-Laylee (Nintendo Switch) — This crowdfunded retro-platformer landed to blended opinions earlier this yr, nevertheless this Switch releases continues to be worth some extent out. Despite its flaws, Yooka-Laylee is an attention-grabbing deal with collectathon platforming video video games from the N64 interval. Something like that belongs on a Nintendo console. 
  • Brawlout (Nintendo Switch) — Nintendo hasn’t launched a Super Smash Bros. recreation for its new console — nevertheless for those that merely can not wait for one factor official, Brawlout may very well be for you. It seems to be like an horrible lot like a certain Smash recreation with an equivalent determine — albeit with out the Nintendo branding. 
  • Romancing SaGa 2 (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox One) — In the 1990s Squaresoft was the king of jRPGs, nevertheless a few of their video video games under no circumstances made it exterior of Japan. Romancing Saga 2 for the Super Famicom was one of them. The recreation has solely ever seen one western launch — as an iOS and Android remaining yr. Now the game is lastly accessible on US consoles.
  • Poly Bridge (Nintendo Switch) — How arduous is it to drive all through a bridge? Pretty arduous, actually. You’ve perhaps seen a GIF someplace of the ridiculous, car-flinging contraptions that go for bridges in this recreation. Either means, it’s a wacky, pleasurable and troublesome puzzler. Now it’s mobile, too! 
  • Animus: Stand Alone (iOS) — Looking for one factor type of like Dark Souls that matches in your pocket? Well, proper right here you is likely to be.
  • Oddworld: New and Tasty (Android, iOS) — Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey was one of my favorite puzzle platform video video games rising up. It had a creepy story, good character design and a ton of inauspicious ranges. The New and Tasty remake is good, and now it’s on my cellphone. I can’t ask for way more. 
  • Fez Pocket Edition (iOS) — Speaking of puzzle platformers that now slot in your pocket, Fez Pocket Edition is exactly that. Fez is one of the largest indie gaming successes throughout the remaining decade. If you might have under no circumstances tried it, there is no time like the present.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for Xbox One — If you haven’t heard of PUBG, you haven’t been paying consideration to one of crucial gaming tendencies of the yr. If you might have heard wind of a “battle royale” recreation not too way back, this is the game you have bought to thank. It’s purchased over 24 million copies on PC, and now its accessible on the Xbox One. Better nonetheless? If you might be obsessed with procuring for an Xbox One X sooner than the tip of the yr, you could get it for free.

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