Time was that pretty much nobody would dare to release a game in August, but these days we regularly have developers both big and small looking to get out ahead of the autumn and Christmas rush. This week in particular, there’s Atlas Fallen from Deck13 the makers of The Surge. So how has it fared? Scroll on for our weekly video games round-up.
In the News This Week
With the week capped off by the THQ Nordic Showcase, there’s a good clutch of game announcements for this week’s news round-up.
- South Park: Snow Day! announced with co-op, combat and 3D graphics
- The Quake II remaster is out now with a brand new campaign by MachineGames
- Yup, Modern Warfare 3 is this year’s Call of Duty
- Activision confirms Modern Warfare 2 unlocks will carry forward to Modern Warfare 3
- Red Dead Redemption announced for Switch and PS4
- TMNT: The Last Ronin announced for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC
- Titan Quest 2 announcement tugs on the Threads of Fate (and kills lots of Spartans)
- TesseracT turn their upcoming War Of Being album into a video game – now in Early Access
- Pokémon Stadium 2 and Pokémon TCG are now on Switch Online
- Glassbreakers: Champions of Moss announced – VR gameplay reveal later this month
- Street Fighter 6’s next DLC character is the poison-obsessed AKI
Games in Review
Sadly, this week’s reviews were a bit of boom and bust – not that the “busts” don’t have redeeming qualities to make them potentially be worth your time.
- Venba – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 9/10
- Legend Bowl – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 9/10
- FUGA: Melodies of Steel 2 – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 9/10
- Moving Out 2 – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 8/10
- Atlas Fallen – PS5, XSX|S, PC – 5/10
- Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 4/10
Heading into the preview pile, and I kept my hands busy with a preview of Lords of the Fallen, the big reboot that has fresh ideas to add to the Souls-like genre, most distinctively with the dual worlds of the living and the dead to battle through.
I also went hands on with the upcoming free-to-play looter shooter Synced, battling through its waves of Nanotech enemies, and making one of them my buddy, and then explored a multiverse of memories in search of a cure in The Gap.
Rounding things out, I had an extended look at some games from the THQ Nordic showcase, with Outcast: A New Beginning showing how it aims to be more than just another open world adventure, and the quirky alien property development of Space for Sale looks pretty darned cute.
Rounding out the week, What We Played featured Atlas Fallen, Venba and Lords of the Fallen.
That’s all we have for this week’s round-up. Join us next week for more video games shenanigans!