As we roll into the last week of October, there are some big-name releases arriving to taunt gamers’ wallets. Whether it be Halo 5 or WWE 2K16, there’s something to please everyone; so here are our picks for the biggest games launching the week:
Halo 5: Guardians
Release Date: 27 October 2015 (Xbox One) – Buy on Raru.co.za
Coming this week is the next major episode in what is arguably the most beloved first-person shooter series of all time. The Halo franchise is nearly synonymous with Xbox, so Halo 5: Guardians is a huge deal for Microsoft.
We’ve seen quite a bit of multiplayer footage, but not much is known of the campaign and its cryptic story. What we do know is that the mercenary Spartan Locke will feature heavily alongside Master Chief, but they won’t exactly be buddies, as Locke is hunting down the iconic hero this time around. There will however be an onslought of awesome military and alien weaponry, some crazy enemies, and some pretty spectacular fire-fights coming our way in Halo 5.
Release date: 30 October 2015 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – Buy on Raru.co.za
If you’ve been missing some spandex-clad suplexes this season, you’ll be glad to know that WWE 2K16 is releasing this week. There will be more than 120 WWE playable characters that will not include retro-themed characters, so that alone should be something to look forward to. In addition to the massive roster, there is a revamped career mode and extensive improvement has been done to bolster the gameplay, including an expanded repertoire of stock reversals – moves that could come in handy once a player finds himself in an awkward situation. In summary, it looks like WWE 2K16 is being redesigned to be more skill-based rather than wrecking those buttons from constant mashing.
Batman: Arkham Knight (re-release)
Release date: 28 October (PC) – Buy on Raru.co.za
The PC edition of Batman: Arkham Knight will be relisted for sale on Steam this week after the game was removed from from Valve’s Steam service back June, following backlash from owners over a myriad of performance issues.
At the same time we’ll also be releasing a patch that brings the PC version fully up-to-date with content that has been released for console (with the exception of console exclusives).
For those who are yet to play the game, Arkham Knight marks the finale of Rocksteady’s highly-acclaimed Batman trilogy, whereby Scarecrow recruits Arkham’s most sinister villains, takes Gotham City hostage and pushes Batman to his limits in order to save the city. We played the game on Playstation 4 and loved it. Check out our review here.
Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water
Release date: 30 October (Wii U) – Buy on Raru.co.za
Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water is creeping out of the dark to horror fans this week. Also known as Fatal Frame, this latest entry in the cult spook-filled franchise is packed full of scares, wandering around in the dark, and battling a whole mountain of trouble in the form of ghosts and ghouls. The franchise has been known for using a camera as its key weapon to battle the evil spirits, and with the integration of the Wii U tablet controller as your camera lens in this iteration, expect a whole new level of immersion into the world of Project Zero.
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