Project CARS is beautiful, hard but beautiful. I played it recently and thinking I possess certain skills in racing games, Project CARS caused me serious concern with its ability to have me seriously calculating every move carefully. It really is a true driving simulator.
A simulator with soul, Project CARS strips the bloat out of the racing genre to focus on what truly matters: the cars, handling, tracks and exhilaration of real driving. Sensational weather effects and impressive visuals make it well worth the wait. - Project CARS Review | Sunshine After The Rain
As far as classic RTS titles go, you won't find better than the Command & Conquer franchise. Originally developed by Westwood Studios, Command and Conquer was taken over by Electronic Arts in 1998 before they eventually went on to close down the studio in 2003.
I personally spent a lot of time back in the late nineties and early 2000 playing both this and Age of Empires 2 (oh, and America, does anybody remember that?).
According to redalert.com Command and Conquer is a fully free to play title. If you don't already own it, you really should.
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After years of rumours, the classic property tycoon title Constructor is getting a HD remake by its creators at 3Systems. Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, we even have an official release date of January 29, 2016. It is being labeled as a "reimagining" of the original PC game released in 1997, where players are charged with building up a property empire of business and rented housing, while hiring degenerates to harass and drive their rivals out of business.
"Constructor is a game I took great joy in creating, and having the chance to delve into its universe once again has been incredible," said development head John Twiddy in a press release issued today. "A whole generation adored the original. I, along with the original collaborators, am delighted to be showcasing Constructor’s unique charm to a whole new audience."
I'll admit that I wasn't very good at Constructor back in the day, but I did enjoy its unique personality in-between all the hippies coming along and ruining my properties. We suspect we'll learn more about Constructor HD next week when Gamescom is in full swing.
My sincerest apologies for the lateness of this review, but as I was on holiday during its release I’ve only just gotten round to reviewing it. Anyway, here’s the usual housekeeping – if you’ve missed our other reviews, you can get up to speed by reading them here: Episode 1: Iron From Ice, Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Episode 3: The Sword In The Darkness, and Episode 4: Sons of Winter. As always with our episodic reviews, our score will be published once the season is finished, reflecting the game as a whole.
While the action begins in a rather tense fashion (which in understandable given the ending to episode 4) the linearity of proceedings early on take away any true feeling of choice. This is yet another example of how the established timeline of the show disrupts anything that could happen in the game, but thankfully once we get past the first chapter the narrative opens up by diverging into uncharted waters. If Episode 4 set up the board for the final charge, Episode 5 pushes them past the point of no return, as it is made very clear that it is now all or nothing for House Forester.Click here to read more...
We reported last week the summer release for the free of charge Resident Evil 2: Reborn HD remake that is currently in the pipeline from Italian indie outfit Invader Games. The project has been developed using the Unreal 4 engine and includes improved 3D modelling, lighting, particle effects, tuned-up gameplay plus new textures and animations.
The game has actually been in development for just over two years with a playable alpha version for the PC releasing back in October of 2014 when the game was originally using the Unity Engine.
We love Resident Evil here at Dealspwn (not you, Resident Evil 6) and genuinely can't wait for the release of Resident Evil 2: Reborn HD. Not just because it's free, there's also reasoning of nostalgia from our happy memories of Resident Evil 2 back in 1998.Click here to read more...
Today is the big day – Windows 10 is launching worldwide. To mark the occasion, we thought we would collate all the information about Microsoft’s new OS and how it relates to PC gamers. After all, regardless of whether you think being an early adopter is exciting or foolish, there are many gamers that will be making the switch as soon as they are able. So take a look through our handy guide as we explain what is new, what to watch out for, and which games are confirmed to run on the new OS – along with those that definitely won’t.
Life is Strange is becoming known for killer WTF endings to each episodes, making that damn six week gap between episodes absolutely excruciating. Don't worry I'm keeping up the habit of not giving away any past plot events for those of you waiting for the season to wrap up before diving in, Netflix-style.
The opening section of Episode 4 is a radical departure for the story given the ending of the last entry. Max's whole reality is seen from a new point of view. There are new entries in her SMS log, a new group of friends and her relationship with Chloe has transformed.
Expect to sit back and listen to a lot of dialogue for the first hour in a scene that goes on a bit too long without much meaningful player interaction. Don't worry though, the narrative sucker punches you without warning before you get too impatient.Click here to read more...
Never Alone manages to overcome its technical hiccups with an enchanting setting supported with a pair of adorable characters and some interesting cultural insights into the Iñupiat community. The basic puzzle/platforming gameplay is family-friendly and works even better when played in co-op. - Never Alone Review | Looking For Alaska
I've had the pleasure of playing Never Alone on the Playstation 4 and I have to say it's beautiful, it's atmospheric and it should be played by everybody. The best way I could ever describe it is as 'Limbo with deeper emotional attachment'. I should stop with the soppy talk, just play it.
Bundlestars have 5 new bundles for us over the next 5 days with each bundle presented with a different genre to the previous. Today sees the launch of the Be The Hero week from Bundlestars with the RPG Heroes Bundle.
(Steam links and pricing used for reference)
We're getting a new Hitman game on December 8th. Usually, this would be cause for celebration. But instead, we're very concerned about what is could mean for gamers and the way video games are released. If you hadn't heard, Hitman will only release digitally this year, at the full price of $60/£40. However, it won't be a finished product, not even close.
IO Interactive said: "What we release on December 8th is not the full game. It's a sizable chunk of it. Throughout 2016 we'll release more locations and missions until the story arc is done and finished. All of that content is included in the $60 price."
We've had successful episodic releases before with The Walking Dead, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Life is Strange, but they've been a fraction of the price (about £15 for a Season Pass) and we've had a good idea of what we're getting into. Better yet, there's usually a demo, or the first episode generally only costs a few notes. If you don't like it, you're not out of pocket that much.
Square-Enix want you to buy a part (sorry, "sizable chunk") of the game for full price, with an IOU promise that the rest of it will turn up eventually. It's not quite the same as an Early Access title as IO is keen to iterate: "Early Access can often mean something unfinished or unpolished. That's simply not the approach we're taking," and "All of the content we release live to our players will be complete and polished, whether that's the locations and missions we release on December 8th, the live events or the locations and missions that we will release in 2016. It will always be a polished Hitman experience."Click here to read more...
Could this be the episode that sees the promising series finally stop treading water? After Episode 3's ending, we'd certainly expect so. The new trailer looks like the search for Rachel Amber and the foreseen storm are going to feature heavily in the next part of Max's adventure.
In other news, the series has already reached one million sales. Here's to hoping Dontnod won't make us wait another six weeks for the final episode.Click here to see the new trailer.
Evolve was never going to be justified on its release at RRP, it isn’t the best game presented to us this year, but it’s finally under that £10 mark, finally giving it some value.
Game Freak (of Pokémon fame) have developed this stampeding platformer under Sega's gaze, and it would seem they've opted for an unlikely platform hero in the shape of an elephant in order to bring the classic platformer back. Seeing as Sonic's now the Reek to Mario's Ramsay Snow, I was certainly willing to give Tembo a shot.
A new controller may well be on your shopping list soon if you're planning on getting through Tembo the Badass Elephant though. This retro 2D platformer is one of those games I like to refer to as Bastard Hard. I've called it much worse over the last few days, but I'm probably not allowed to print such tirades.
There's a war going on and Tembo is a Rambo-esque elephant veteran coming out of retirement to take on the Phantom forces, a bunch of baddies who wear a lot of purple while firing grenades and fireballs or they buzz around in tanks, choppers and jetpacks.Click here to read more...
Four Moto Racer games for 66p? Come on petrol-heads, that's a definite no brainer isn't it? The Moto Racer Collection from IndieGala weighs in at just 66p ($0.99) and contains:
The team at Sharpened Edge studios have spent years studying the greats: Ikaruga, Raiden, and Radiant Silvergun, and more, to figure out their mechanics, difficulty balance, and challenge. The result of their work is Saviors: the ultimate bullet hell co-op experience.Click here to read more...
Moving on from the bad news circulating Project CARS and the Wii U, we need to focus on the good news (sorry Wii U owners). Project CARS has received its biggest update today in the form of the Audi Ruapuna Park Expansion pack. Bringing to Project CARS the new circuit Ruapuna Park, and three new Audi cars, IMSA GTO Audi 90, LMP Audi R8 and the R18 e-Tron Quattro.
Slightly Mad Studios describe the pack as:
"Comprising of five unique layouts, Ruapuna Park International Raceway is New Zealand's premier motor racing facility, located 13 kilometers west of Christchurch, New Zealand.Click here to read more...
F1 2015 is barely off the starting grid and PC gamers can grab a digital copy for just £18.99. To get a 5% discount, go to the retailer's Facebook page and click the link. You don't have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code.
The campaign modes have been scaled back dramatically, but F1 2015 has undergone some serious innovations where it counts - the handling. The new EGO engine offers gorgeous visuals and handling models suited for newbies or reality obsessed pros alike. Want to know more? Take a look at this then, F1 2015 review.
Hmm, voucher codes, we love 'em. Today's code will knock off 5% of any order at top digital gaming outlet, Get Games.
This offer even includes preorder items or items that are already discounted in a sale.
There doesn't seem to be an expiry date on the code, which is pretty sweet. We'll test out the code again at a later date when we run deals from Get Games to get you that extra discount.
"Explore the rich world of Nordic mythology!
Egther, last of the Frost Giants, has sworn to turn all the world to ice. A young heroine is called to fight him, but first she must survive the harsh environment, battle hostile trolls, and deal with many creatures and characters from the classic myths.Click here to read more...
Street Fighter V is coming to Playstation 4 and PC early in 2016 with the newly released big news coming from Capcom having now introduced a 'new way to play', a brand new approach hitting the Street Fighter franchise for the first time in the series.
We just announced some big Street Fighter V news today at the Capcom panel here at EVO 2015. There is quite a lot of information to take in, so buckle down and read carefully!
First and foremost, Street Fighter V will feature a brand new service-based approach with regards to post-launch content. With this approach come several key changes to our content strategy:
1. The initial release is the only disc you will ever need to own
2. All balance and system adjustments will be available for free