Out This Week: Alien: Isolation, Driveclub & Project Spark

It’s getting quite busy now, isn’t it? Last week we had Forza Horizon 2, Smash Bros. For 3DS, Shadow of Mordor and more, and this week we’ve got more AAA games than you can shake a stick at. It’s quite scary, actually, the amount of games releasing in the near future. But that’s not as scary as the first game on our list…

Alien: Isolation | PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC | Today



Chances are, if you’re a fan of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror, then you’ve already picked up Alien: Isolation today. It seems to be a game worthy of bearing the series’ name, with the pacing increasing the terror of the unrelenting Alien threat.

We scored it 9/10 in our review, with Peter concluding:

That idea of never being comfortable with how the game is unravelling is something that feels quite unique and it’s extremely well imagined here. Plenty of survival horror games have you feeling vulnerable as you essentially fulfil the role of a hero but things are different here. In Alien: Isolation you’re not the hero, you’re the prey.

Be sure to check our review round-up for other opinions too.

Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed | PS3, PS Vita | Friday

Driveclub | PS4 | Friday

Initially scheduled to release eleven months ago alongside the PS4, Driveclub has been a long time coming. The review embargo finally lifted earlier today, and we scored it 8/10, concluding:

As you finish the Tour and start to take on more and more on-the-fly Challenges, Driveclub starts to show its true colours. It may be difficult for some to adapt to in an age where racers sprawl across open worlds featuring hundreds of cars and tons of tracks, but this is a game with a very singular focus. The overarching goals soon start to peel away, and you’re left with the purity of competing against the times and records of friends and rivals, the stunning scenery and the joy of driving cars absolutely on the limit.

Worthy of the lengthy delay then? Perhaps, but if you’re on the fence, you can always check out the PS+ edition.

NBA 2K15 | PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC | Friday

Project Spark | Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC | Friday

Project Spark should be quite an interesting one. Essentially a game creator for Xbox One and PC, it’s Microsoft’s foray into the LittleBigPlanet-created Play, Create, Share genre. There’s a focus on Kinect, which should allow you to make things with ease, but we’ll have to see if it actually works as planned.

More importantly, it might be worth waiting before picking this one up, so you can immediately see the truly wonderful things people have created once they’ve got the hang of it.

Skylanders Trap Team | PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PC, iOS, Android, Fire OS | Friday

It’s another Skylanders game. Activision’s Spyro franchise has extended to almost every platform, and this one comes with yet another selection of figurines to buy.

We recently had a preview of the tablet version, which you can read here.

Anything for you this week?



  1. Thankfully nothing for me this week though I am tempted by driveclub I can happily put up with the ps+ edition I reckon. Money saved to go towards everything else I will no doubt want in the coming busy weeks and months.

  2. Styx: Master of Shadows is out today

    • Is that just on steam though? Had a quick google & couldn’t find a great deal of info on it.

      But isn’t Sleeping Dogs DE out on Friday?

    • Missed that one, sorry!

  3. Project Spark has been available for a while on PC, i don’t know if the levels will transfer over to console though.
    people will have been creating stuff on PC so they should know their way around the editor.
    and wasn’t there a beta for the console versions?

    so there should be content available at launch.

    • It’s been in open beta on x1 for months, and invite only before that.

  4. Isn’t Dragon Age:Inquisition out soon also?

  5. Got Alien, but yet a-fucking-gain, I can’t sign in to PSN to download the update file.

  6. Watched some of Alien Isolation on a stream the other night, it’s really not my type of game but it seemed well made and I felt tense just watching it.

  7. Been loving Isolation this evening – super tense stuff & playing just fine on the humble ol’ PS3.

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