In this week’s edition of your favourite video game round-up, things are about to get bloody. While Grand Theft Auto V fans salivate over the launch of its ultra ultra shiny PC debut, others will no doubt be trading blows with the arrival of Mortal Kombat X. Meanwhile, there are a number of lower-key releases on their way, including Titan Souls and even a Wii U version of acclaimed Pandora’s Tower.
- Grand Theft Auto V [PC]
- Mortal Kombat X [PS4 | XB1 | PC]
- Best of Arcade Games – Deluxe Edition [PSV]
- Bloxiq [PSV]
- Medieval Defenders [PSV]
- Teslagrad [PS4 | PS3]
- Titan Souls [PS4 | PSV]
- We Are Doomed [PS4]
- Pandora’s Tower [Wii U]
- Word Search By POWGI [Wii U | 3DS]
Chances are, you’ve probably heard of Grand Theft Auto V. In short, it’s the big daddy of open world video games, galvanised by diverse gameplay, intriguing characters, and a uniquely satirical backdrop. Now, eighteen months after its initial launch, GTA V is finally coming to PC with a fat stack of improvements. Chief among these is the visual overhaul, placing the PC version way above its last-gen counterparts as well as the newer iterations on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will also benefit from a raft of updates and improvements, including the long-awaited online heists.
One game we haven’t played already is NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat X. This latest addition to the popular franchise brings with it a fresh cast of characters mixed in with some classics, all of whom play a part in the game’s extensive story mode. For many, the bulk of MKX will be found in its multiplayer options as kombatants duke it out for supremacy, occasionally glancing over to a scrap of paper headlined “Fatalities”. Despite running on a heavily modified version of Unreal Engine 3, this latest instalment looks stunning and comes tagged with several bonus features, including the new Factions meta game.
One part Demon’s, one part Shadow of the Colossus, here’s a downloadable game that many are sure to fall in love with. Developed by UK indie Acid Nerve, Titan Souls pits players against a gallery of gigantic bosses, with only one hit point and a magical arrow at your disposal. Brutal by its very nature, the game is softened up by a gorgeous lo-fi art style and some truly unique enemies. Dying in Titan Souls is a frustrating experience when you factor in the annoying checkpoint system but that didn’t stop our Teflon from giving it a sound 8/10.