This is a big year for Activision, as they’re behind two of the biggest shooters of the year in Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Destiny has been a little lacking if we’re honest, but we’re still hopeful the futuristic makeover and exoskeleton movement can give the Call of Duty series a much-needed kick up the arse. Unsurprisingly, there aren’t many other games foolish enough to get in the way of the COD juggernaut this week, but fans of old school Ninty titles, NIS RPGs and life-consuming footy management sims will certainly find something of interest. Don’t forget to check out our past coverage and cheapest price links too.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, PS3, XO, 360, PC) – MONEY PRINTING RELEASE OF THE WEEK!
We’ve not been this excited about a Call of Duty game in ages. Forget BLOPSII’s ‘futuristic’ setting, this is the real deal. Featuring heavy influences from Crysis and Titanfall, the new skills afforded by the exoskeleton are the biggest shakeup the series has seen since COD4. The multiplayer is benefitting from the new skills too and we can’t wait to play the new Uplink mode which looks like COD’s take on Quidditch, but with added muderisation (shut up, spellchecker, that’s so a word!).
Football Manager 2015 (PC)
Expect just enough tweaks to justify what is essentially an updated database with players at their new teams with new stats. Not that it won’t be one of the most addictive releases of the year until we throw our laptops out the window in the ultimate rage quit. Apparently, Ronaldo’s sensational start in this season’s La Liga, has been a right pain in the arse for balancing the stats for the rest of the league. Even in gaming form, he’s a prick.
Cheapest Price: Base: £24.99.
Ultimate NES Remix (3DS)
Fancy a retro 8-bit challenge? Then be sure to take a look at Ninty’s mashup of classic titles like Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby and Zelda. The game features bite-sized portions of the old games remixed with quick-fire challenges featuring all your favourite characters.
Cheapest Price: Game Collection: £28.95.
Tears to Tiara 2: Heir of The Overlord (PS3)
I’m really not sure why all these obscure JRPG ports have started to emerge during the start of gaming’s silly season after a lengthy draught during the summer which would have surely seem them gather more interest and attention. But here’s another from NIS America.
Cheapest Price: Amazon: £29.86.
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