Storm Alex has brought a lot of wind and rain to most of the UK this week, making venturing outside a perilous and unappealing prospect. It’s probably best to put your outdoor weekend plans on hold and stay inside and play video games, unless your area is already under local lockdown, in which case it’s your civic duty!
In the News This Week
- Insomniac detail the changes made for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, including a new face for Peter Parker
- Gran Turismo 7 official website has been updated with additional details
- Steve is the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter
- Fall Guys Season 2 launches next week, get double Fame points to finish off Season 1
- Xbox Series X will give users 802GB for game storage from its 1TB SSD
- PS5 pre-orders from ShopTo will not reach some customers on launch day
- Rogue Company is now in a free to play open beta on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC
- CD Projekt Red now in mandatory crunch to finish Cyberpunk 2077
And here’s what free games we’re getting this month:
- October’s PlayStation Plus games have been revealed!
- October’s Games with Gold features four free spooky games for Halloween
Games in Review
‘Consistent’ is the word that springs to mind looking at the review scores from this week, does anything take your fancy?
- Ys Origin – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 8/10
- Paradise Killer – PC, NSW – 8/10
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – PS4, XBO – 7/10
- Party Hard 2 – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 7/10
- Tennis World Tour 2 – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 7/10
- Hotshot Racing – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 6/10
- Crysis Remastered – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 6/10
- RPG Maker MZ – PC – 6/10
- Port Royale 4 – PS4, XBO, PC, NSW – 5/10
- The Walking Dead Onslaught – PSVR, Rift, SteamVR – 5/10
Dom shared his initial thoughts on the new Star Wars game, but is waiting until the multiplayer is running at full capacity before passing judgement:
Star Wars Squadrons – PS4, XBO, PC, PSVR, SteamVR, Rift
There was just a lone preview this week, with Nic going hands on with Roboquest, a game that looks like Borderlands meets Doom. It’s currently in Early Access and he’s excited to see how it evolves.
Elsewhere, I had a look at some essential free addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, as Stefan looked at the PS5 and 15 key details we are still none-the-wiser about despite launch being just over a month away.
Last up, What We Played featured Genshin Impact, Among Us & Star Wars Squadrons
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- It was another busy week for Crazy_Del, who platinum’ed Marvel’s Avengers and Lara Croft Go. THPS 1+2, Hitman Go, and Star Wars Squadrons will be taking up his time this weekend.
- ron_mcphatty has also been enjoying Squadrons.
- hornet1990 has dabbled in a bit of HZD and Flight Sim, although was disappointed by the scenery in his local area.
- No Man’s Sky, Bloodborne and Dreams occupied TSBonyman this week.
- Aside from the usual games, MrYd has really got into Genshin Impact, calling it ‘one of the best F2P games’ thanks to the massive world and content.
- It was all mario this week for tactical20 thanks to Mario 64 and Mario Galaxy.
- And last up, Andrewww didn’t quite get to finish The Last of Us Part 2 before heading off on holiday, but at least he has it to look forward to when he’s back!
That’s it for this weekend, have a great week and I’ll be back before you know it!