Out This Week: The Order: 1886, Total War: Attila & Dead Or Alive 5

Like a fat stack of syrup-soaked pancakes, this week’s video game line-up is looking rather appetising. Although not packed to the rafters, there’s still a diverse spread on offer, including a couple of sequels as well as one hotly-anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive – Ready At Dawn’s The Order: 1886.

Tuesday 17th

  • Total War: Attila [PC]

Wednesday 18th

  • Hand of Fate [PS4]
  • Deadman’s Cross [PSV]
  • Paparazzi [PS4]
  • Pillar [PS4]
  • Q’Bert Rebooted [PS4 | PS3 | PSV]
  • Treasures of Montezuma: Arena [PS3]
  • Trivial Pursuit Live! [PS4 | PS3]

Thursday 19th

  • Kirby’s Adventure Wii [Wii U]
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance [Wii U]

Friday 20th

  • The Order: 1886 [PS4]
  • American Truck Simulator [PC]
  • Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round [PS4 | XB1]


For many who visit the site, The Order: 1886 will no doubt be the one main stand-out in this week’s roll call. Announced at Sony’s E3 press conference back in 2013, the cinematic steampunk-esque shooter has been flitting in and out of the headlines non-stop. Aside from its jaw-dropping graphics, The Order has wowed onlookers with its unconventional arsenal of weapons as well as its focus on mythology and the supernatural. For those who don’t know, developer Ready At Dawn has previously worked on existing PlayStation franchises, having released two God of War prequels on PSP. Be sure to keep an eye out for when our review goes live.

PC gamers also have a couple of notable releases to look forward to. If you’re not the sort who will enjoy American Truck Simulator then Total War: Attila may tickle your fancy. As the name suggests, it allows players to live out their historic strategy fantasies, leading one of several factions during the death throes of the Roman Empire.

Aside from your regular dose of digital gaming goodness, we also have Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. This latest version from Tecmo KOEI comes packed with a fresh batch of in-game content and has also received a slight makeover. Given the slight dearth in the number of current-gen fighters, Dead or Alive’s return will no doubt keep some players bound over before next month’s Mortal Kombat X.



  1. Does anyone know when the embargo is up for The Order?
    I’m hoping we see some reviews today for it.

    • Looks like Thursday.

    • I’ve seen some say it’s 16hrs before release,others that there review will be up Thursday morning.

      • Well, if you take the release date as midnight on Thursday (or 00:01 so that it’s actually Friday if you prefer!), then that would actually be 8am Thursday, so both would technically be correct! ;)

      • Ok ok ;)

  2. The Order 1886!!!!!!

    I haven’t been this excited for a game for ages!

  3. American Truck Simulator? Wonder how it will compare to ETS2, I would have thought the distances are further but environments should be interesting.
    Is TSA doing a review?

  4. The Order for me, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it, though I expect I’ll have sold it on by this time next week.

  5. I’ll probably pick The Order up from Tesco’s on the way home from work on Friday.

  6. As interesting as The Order looks, I can’t really think of any reason to buy it at launch other than out of kindness to the devs. Some people are saying it only takes 5 hours to complete – now, I think that’s an exaggeration. I’m sure you COULD complete it in 5 hours, perhaps less, in the same way you can complete Morrowind in about 6 minutes. However, most reports agree that 10 hours is a more truthful statement, although that’s still without collecting every single collectible.

    For me, that’s the kind of length that means I’ll complete the game after 2 or 3 sessions. That’s just not worth £50 to me. In a few weeks, maybe a month, it’ll be down to £30 or less, especially if you count pre-owned. I much prefer single-player games to multiplayer, but usually I play RPGs that can take near to 100 hours to complete and have multiple classes or endings to go through. A linear action game that takes about 10-12 hours to complete doesn’t seem very persuasive, to be honest.

  7. I hope the Order is good but I will pick it up down the line. As is the case with most games, I cannot justify spending £50ish on a new game which could have issues. See what happens.

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