A look at some newly released games of the week to get you on your feet! From the fleshed out and long awaited title Metal Gear Solid V to some more casual mobile titles, I’ve got your gaming needs covered.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Release Date: September 1
Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action, stealth
As one of the most successful gaming franchises in the world, the latest entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise has been lauded by critics. Following on from the immensely successful predecessor, Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots, which launched back in 2008, as well as an array of overwhelmingly well-crafted titles, Metal Gear Solid V is a must pick-up this week for next-gen gamers. Gear yourself up for hyper-realistic visuals and large, open-ended stealth based missions, as well as engaging cut-scenes and an exploration of the nature of war.
Lara Croft Go
Release Date: August 27
Developers: Square Enix Montréal
Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows
Genre: Turn based action, puzzle
Based around the Tomb Raider gaming series, Lara Croft Go is based off an earlier mobile title, Hitman Go. While different in genre to the source franchise, Lara Croft Go offers a new take on the Tomb Raider universe. With a unique and beautiful artistic style, the game breathes much life into the palm of your hand. The goal is to guide Lara to the end of the level, navigating many different obstacles along the way. Halfway between hardcore and casual – Lara Croft Go is sure to get you thinking and strategising to reach the end.
Release Date: August 19
Developers: Hipster Whale
Platform: iOS, Android
Genre: Endless maze, freemium
Pac-Man, the arcade hero from the 80’s has been brought back to life by Australian indie developers Hipster Whale. You might have played (or been overly addicted to) their earlier game, Crossy Roads on your mobile phone. Pac-Man 256 is the perfect game to whip out on that long train-ride home or to subtly distract yourself from that boring but all so important lecture. The game basically revamps the classic arcade title into the modern mobile scheme. Swipe your finger across the screen to dodge ghosts, nab power-ups and outrun the glitch behind you. Oh, and you might get addicted.