The games are coming thick and fast now for Xbox One, with no shortage of variation in stores this week. Prepare to decide between an RPG, survival horror and a racer, to name just a few.
Pillars of Eternity – 29th August – Xbox One
Inspired by classic games such as Baldurs’ Gate and Planescape: Torment, Pillars of Eternity is an RPG that features an original world as well as award-winning writing, story and artwork. There’s an epic universe to explore, filled with intriguing companions and a variety of in-game factions. Character creation options are countless, from races and classes, to the character backgrounds driving your personal story. The Complete Edition includes the original game and The White March Parts I & II expansions, all fully remastered and new UI built from the ground up.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £39.99
ARK: Survival Evolved – 29th August – Xbox One
Stranded on the shores of a mysterious prehistoric island, ARK, with nothing but their naked self, players must survive all of the many threats to their life. That’s easier said than done when hunger, dehydration, and keeping warm, are the least of your problems. Dinosaurs are all over the place and you’ll need to kill or tame them in order to thrive, harvest resources and ultimately escape. Exploring the vast biomes of ARK is vital to gather the necessary crafting materials and in figuring out why you’ve been dropped into this Jurassic world. The island is massive, the additional content is huge, but can you survive long enough to see it all?
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £44.99
Dead Alliance – 29th August – Xbox One
Get ready for a post-apocalyptic FPS, in which teams of warring military factions battle it out to survive and take control of humanity’s last resources after the world is ravaged by a zombie plague. Zombies aren’t just the enemy though, as they can be used tactically against opponents with the help of zombie-controlling zMods. In the right hands, these zMods can manipulate the zombies to swarm the opposing team members, block paths, flush out campers, and more. Dead Alliance offers a variety of single-player and 4v4 modes, including Team Deathmatch, Free for All, King of the Hill and Solo Survival. There’s also an Attrition mode where players fight through lanes of enemies to capture the other team’s base. Will you gain control of the resources?
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £24.99
Killing Floor 2 – 29th August – Xbox One
Continental Europe has been overrun by horrific, murderous clones called Zeds that were created by the failed experiments of the Horzine Corporation. Players are thrust into this chaotic world where civilisation is in disarray and military forces have been eradicated. A motley crew of civilians, soldiers and mercs have banded together to fight the outbreak wherever they are needed, exterminating all threats by whatever means. Take out the Zeds alone, or in co-op for up to six players, using a multitude of brutal methods as you are armed with everything from knives to exploding sledgehammers, as well assault rifles and historical guns. With bone-breaking strikes and head popping swipes, killing has never been so satisfying.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £34.99
Resident Evil Revelations – 29th August – Xbox One
Resident Evil Revelations is a classic survival horror set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. There’s a campaign mode to tackle alone and the fan-favourite Raid Mode to team up with a friend against the horde. The story follows a top operative, Chris Redfield, who goes missing and then the investigating agents encounter a terror that pushes them over the edge mentally. It’s left to Jill Valentine to step in, and not only does she need to find Chris, who was last seen on an abandoned cruise ship, but also has to stop a deadly T-abyss virus from spreading. Will you stop it and survive the terrors that lie ahead?
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £19.99
Redout: Lightspeed Edition – 1st September – Xbox One
A tribute to the likes of F-Zero and WipeOut, Redout is a fast, uncompromising, tough and satisfying driving experience using ships, with physics playing a massive part of the gameplay; every slope, brake, acceleration and turn will apply a unique force to the ship as it zooms across a semi-abandoned Earth. Career mode features over 100 events to compete in and the online multiplayer, for up to six players, lets you test your skills against the best in the world. The Lightspeed Edition bolsters the number of unique tracks to 30 with the addition of Europa and Neptune DLC, whilst a brand new split screen mode will allow you to go head to head with a friend.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £29.99
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