Sympathy for the Devil is a compact thriller that makes best use of the few locations and actors that it’s got. It also makes the incredibly wise choice of hiring Nicolas Cage, dialling him up to 8 on the Cage-o-meter, and just letting him go for 90 minutes.
Don’t make the mistake of expecting a family movie or an easy watch: Barbie is far more weighty and satisfying than the lightweight plastic might imply. Now we wait for more films based on toys, completely misunderstanding why this one was so great.
Amazing Superhero Squad fluffs it. What should have been a deep and strategic hero simulator is instead a shape-matching game with the shallowest of gameplay puddles to splash around in. We thought being Nick Fury for a day would be fun; as it turns out, it’s as mundane and simple as putting on his eyepatch every morning.
It was a matter of time before FIFA 22 arrived on Game Pass via Microsoft’s collaboration with EA Play, and so it has proven with its launch today on PC, Console and Cloud. More of a surprise is the arrival of Naraka Bladepoint (Console), which has been doing the business on PC, where it has quietly become a mainstay of the Steam Top 20 Most Played. This might be one to dip a katana into.
With more confidence in the world it has created, letting you explore and reveal it at a more relaxed pace, it might have been a winner. As it stands, Umurangi Generation Special Edition is stylish, but with an aftertaste of pain.
It’s a bit of a Game Pass exodus today, as several games reach the end of their contracts with Microsoft and quietly abscond into the night. At least we have all those Game Pass announcements from Summer Game Fest to keep us warm.
Available now on Xbox, Game Pass and PC - a console-exclusive, mind you - Party Animals sees up to eight online players (local split-screen is also available) face off in a variety of crazy fighting matches.
Bluey: The Videogame is the first ever video game to feature the little pup, as Outright Games and BBC Studios come together for release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC.