Can you remember back to the quiet days of August? You know, when hardly a new game arrived whilst we were all out enjoying the summer’s sun? Well, September is now here, the summer is long gone and the games market is picking up steam. So much so that this week sees a huge number of new Xbox One games releasing in stores near you. But what are they? Sit down, hold on tight and enjoy the ride. It’s going to be a bumpy one for your wallet – there’s even something for Xbox 360 players to get excited about!
Now, whilst all of the following are titles which can be picked up in physical format, should you so wish, you’ll be able to grab them digitally as well. If you prefer to go down that route, then you’d be crazy to not pay CDKeys a visit and grab some of their cheap Xbox Live Credit before you press the purchase button.
Every single year we are asked the same old question… Will it be PES or FIFA? FIFA or PES? Every single year we are told that the latest iterations of the class leading football games will bring new features, new mechanics, new visuals and new ideas. And every single year we flock in our millions, attempting to harness the skills of Neymar, the saves of Neuer and the tackles of Cattermole.
This year is no different and yet again Konami are first out of the blocks with their latest PES title – PES 2018.
With more new additions than any PES game in the last ten years, a new ‘touch +’ control scheme, a hugely improved visual upgrade and more gameplay modes than you can shake a shaky thing at, 2018 looks to have everything it needs to be a success.
Can this year be the year when Konami really can lay claim to the ‘Where Legends are Made’ motto that PES is being adorned with? The answer to that is quite possibly yes.
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £40.99 (Xbox One) and £38.99 (Xbox 360)
The Prelude is currently available to download for free on Xbox One, and that is quite possibly the best way to understand whether NBA 2K18 will be for you or not, but simply put, if you like basketball, then NBA 2K18 should be right at the top of your most wanted list.
Expect the usual yearly improvements as 2K ensure that their NBA series is once again the go-to game for those who like to shoot hoops.
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £45.99
2K may have the better known NBA series, but when EA drop in on the market, you really do have to sit up and listen.
With an Ultimate Team ready to take over your life, tons of franchises and an all new dynamic career which will take you from the east coast to the west, from the streets right up to the leagues and probably beyond, all as you and your choices dictate your legacy, you should expect to find all the usual EA staples included in NBA Live 18.
The question is… will it be the ONE for you?
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £59.99
What do you want from EA’s latest NHL title? How about speed, creativity and a whole load of action? Well that’s what you’re going to get.
NHL is back and this time round we’re being introduced to NHL THREES – a 3 on 3 matchup that promises to bring fast, frantic, over-the-top action. You’ll also find new Creative Attack moves which will ensure that you have more control than ever before, whilst the usual Franchise and multiplayer offerings should pretty much seal the deal.
Are you ready to hit the ice? EA SPORTS NHL 18 is waiting.
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £49.99
Remember Baja: Edge of Control on the Xbox 360? Well you should because it was a pretty damn great off-road racer. Now though it’s being remastered, revamped and improved in every way. Yep, Baja: Edge of Control HD is with us.
A remaster of the original, Edge of Control HD contains no less than 1000 miles of the toughest terrain known to man – and then tasks you with racing over it! With crisper visuals and smooth framerates, four player split screen and online multiplayer in place, if you ever wanted to go off-road racing, then this is the game for you.
Multiple event types, over 100 tracks, more than 160 vehicles and 200 odd parts will all come together to enable you to drive and race till your heart’s content, or at least until everything goes up in smoke!
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £19.99
It promises to bring a gritty story that is all about revenge, multiple playstyles to cater for both the melee fan or ranged destroyer, and more than 20 hours of gameplay to ensure that you can feel like it is money well spent. Yes, it’s Blackguards 2 and it’s now here on Xbox One.
After having succumbed to madness after incarceration by her husband, Cassia is out for revenge. Teaming up with the Blackguards, you’ll need to help Cassia out as things progress in the turn-based tactical RPG
Just be aware that every action has some far-reaching consequences, ensuring every single decision you make should be a well thought one.
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £29.99
Set just a few short months after Dishonored 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider throws us back into the wonderful world in order to kill the Outsider.
You’ll find new powers and abilities at your disposal, whilst further artefacts and gadgets will ensure that the gameplay is kept as fresh as possible. A standalone it may be, but should you really wish to go deep with the story behind the Outsider, then we reckon you’ll want to have played some of Dishonored 2 at the very least.
But with just a £15.99 price tag attached to Death of the Outsider, surely it is worth a look either way.
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £15.99
Playdead Games don’t make rubbish.
You see, on the whole, the world was amazed by Limbo. The same can also be said of the more recent Inside. In fact, both are games that you must play, at least once, in your life.
So, when Playdead and 505 Games put the two critically acclaimed titles together in one big double pack, promises to throw in a poster and an art card for good measure, you really shouldn’t be turning the opportunity down.
Yes you can buy them both separately, and the digital double pack has been around for many a month already, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be tempted in by what the physical double pack of Limbo and Inside brings.
You should, and you should buy it right now.
Where Can I Buy It? Amazon for £24.99
So there we have it, a busy week in which your wallet will take a battering. Which of the games listed will you be picking up? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below, on the usual social media channels or in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.