It’s the start of a brand new week, one which looks to bring to us a couple of huge sequels, a remaster and a title being ported to console in all its former PC glory. There’s plenty to choose from, so let’s have a gander at the new games ‘In Stores This Week’ for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Road Rage – 14th November – Xbox One
This adrenaline fuelled motorcycles action game puts you in control of a newcomer to an outlaw motorcycle club, with the aim of becoming the Club President. Players need to battle for control and explore the neighbourhoods of Ashen in order to survive and rise up through the ranks of their gang. Road Rage looks set to provide a vast open-world environment to traverse through, smashing and bashing skulls along the way. It features 42 story-orientated missions and over 50 side missions, ranging from all out melee-focused brawls, to timed races, all of which try to ensure there’s some variety on the road to building a mean reputation.
Become the leader of the pack in the brutal Road Rage!
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £16.99
L.A. Noire – 14th November – Xbox One
It’s 1947 and Hollywood is booming, the drug trade is exploding, corruption is rife, and the rate of murders is at an all time. Playing as Detective Cole Phelps, you must fight back against the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, unravelling the truth behind the conspiracies and string of crimes being committed. Search for clues, chase down those responsible for the ongoing troubles and interrogate anyone who lives long enough to sing like a canary.
In this remastered version, L.A. Noire includes all the DLC as well as new collectibles and detective suits to unlock, each of which provides special abilities. Expect a host of technical and visual enhancements, with the game showcased in 1080p for Xbox One and stunning 4K for Xbox One X.
There’s no better time to be an LAPD detective.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £29.99
The Sims 4 – 14th November – Xbox One
Unleash your creativity in a virtual world where you can create, control, and ultimately destroy the lives of people. This is The Sims.
The hugely popular fourth major title of the series, The Sims 4, has made its way to console, letting you mould the appearances, traits and aspirations of these unique Sims. Customisation is a crucial aspect to ensure the home you build, and the altered landscapes around it, are ideal for the environment you are designing for the Sims to live in. Meddle whenever you wish to, or sit back and watch like a proud parent as friendships blossom, relationships are formed and babies are born, in your very own circle of life. The choice is yours to ponder.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £38.99
Ashes Cricket – 16th November – Xbox One
Hit one for six, roll one over the boundary for four, or put down the bat to take out the opposition’s best player for a duck. All of that can be achieved in the officially licensed Ashes Cricket game and more.
Prepare to bask in the glory of cricket’s greatest rivalry, by partaking and claiming victory in the men’s and women’s 2017/2018 Ashes tours. Photorealistic likenesses of the Aussie and English teams, as well a refined cricket engine, should ensure this is the most authentic representation of the sport ever. Play by yourself, or head online to face off against the best of the best from around the world. There’s also a deep career mode, which sees you starting out as a junior playing club cricket with the goal of reaching the international level.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £41.99
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – 17th November – Xbox One
Kang the Conqueror is up to no good, time-travelling through the Marvel Universe, and you’re going to have to take him down in a cosmic battle across Sakaar, the 2099 version of New York City, Xandar, and more locations. Time plays a huge part in proceedings, as a new mechanic allows you to manipulate time in order to make progress through a level or uncover secrets. The original story aside, there’s a four-player battle mode to keep gamers occupied, where they can take on family and friends in a series of themed challenges and arenas.
The Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains are brought together again to create a massive and diverse roster, featuring the likes of Spider-Gwen, Star-Lord, Green Goblin and Hulk. Deciding who to smash LEGO bricks up with from a roster even bigger than that of the previous game, may just be your toughest decision of all.
Where can I buy it? GAME for £39.99
Star Wars Battlefront II – 17th November – Xbox One
Lightsabers at the ready, because there’s another Star Wars game on the horizon, filled with rich multiplayer battlegrounds which set the scene for the exciting action. Lay waste to the First Order Star Destroyer at the helm of an X-wing, storm through the jungle on Yavin 4 and fire off your blasters at any who stand in your way, or use the Force against a multitude of iconic characters from all three eras; such as Kylo Ren and Darth Maul.
Those who prefer to play on their lonesome can tackle an emotional and gripping single-player story spanning thirty years, focussing on a new hero – Iden, an elite Imperial special forces soldier – to bridge the gap of events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Your journey as a hero starts here!
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £49.99
Of course, if you don’t want to buy your games in disc format, you could always get involved with a digital download. Buy your points from here and save money on each digital download you make!