This week we’ve got a host of games coming our way, including some tyrannical strategising from a returning veteran, and some jazzed-up zombie-surviving for the new generation.
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition
28 April (Xbox One)
Zombie fans also get their fix this week with State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition. It’s a revamped version of the surprise Xbox 360 hit, but as you’d expect, the visuals have been improved.
Year-One Survival Edition uses the same engine, Crytek’s CryEngine 3, as the 360 version, but with improved animations, bug fixes, texture bumps, a better draw distance and a 1080p resolution. In addition to the bumped-up visuals and animations, Undead Labs also added a new mission type and user interface for this new version of the simulation-driven open-world zombie survival game.
28 April (PS4)
There’s a lot to like about Tropico 5, which was released last year on the PC. For one, you get to create a pretty awesome president to rule your colony. Secondly, you get to rule your colony starting from the colonial era all the way through the present.
It has 4-player multiplayer for the first time in the franchise’s history, allowing you to smash your foes in an online battle.
28 April (PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita)
A a cross-buy title for PS4 and PS Vita, Project Root is a free-roaming shooter which first launched on PC.
Gamers must take on the world-leading energy corporation, Prometheus, who has been ruthlessly expanding its influence around the globe, and the only way to stop them is through direct action.
Taking control of pilot Lance Rockport and together with the rebel group Arcturus, shooter fans must fly advanced fighters to face squadrons of enemy aircraft, legions of tanks, all the while dodging swarms of missile attacks.
Broken Age – Act 2
29 April (PC, PS4, PS Vita, iOS, Android)
Developer Tim Schafer used Kickstarter to crowd-fund this new title, raising more than $3 million.
The game has been released in two different parts, with Part One launched more than a year ago and was well-received by gamers and critics alike.
Players can play both parts of the game at once thanks to a complete collection edition of the title coming to PS4, PlayStation Vita, PC and Mac, as well as mobile platforms like iOS and Android.
Magicka Wizard Wars
28 April (PC)
Magicka Wizard Wars is a free-to-play PvP action game based around the iconic Magicka spell-casting system from Paradox Interactive.
There’s a ton of game modes to choose from, including the “Soul Harvest” game mode, which challenges Wizards to handle maps, longer rounds, and several new accidental team-based immolations, and best of all, it’s free.
So if you’re into the launching of flaming boulders, electrified death beams, and hapless imps, definitely check this one out.
30 April (PC)
Chroma Squad places its tongue firmly in its cheek and focuses on five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-TV project.
It’s a tactical RPG where players must cast actors and purchase upgrades for their studio, craft weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard.
And when the cameras start rolling, gamers must control their cast of five colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in dramatic turn-based battles.
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