5 Big Games Releasing in SA this Week

Game releases August 21

Here’s what you can expect from this week’s game releases!

From big-name spin-offs to new sporting seasons, the gaming world has got it all covered this week. Here are our picks for the games releasing 21-25 August 2017:

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Release date: 23 August 2017 (PS4)

Following on from the stellar Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is essentially a standalone spin-off following the exploits of two tough female characters from the Uncharted universe, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross. The story follows the two as they set aside their differences to work together to obtain an ancient artefact. Expect similar climbing, gunfights, emotional story beats, and high-octane action that the Uncharted franchise has become known for. You can read our full spoiler-free review of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy here.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Madden 18

Release date: 23 August 2017 (PS4, Xbox One)

While SA isn’t big (or even remotely interested) in American Football, there is a small pocket of locals that love the Madden series, and if you’re part of that group, the next instalment is arriving this month. Like FIFA 17’s The JourneyMadden 18 will introduce a story mode known as The Longshot, which follows Devin Wade, a quarterback from Mathis, Texas, as he tries to reach the NFL, and will include high school games and college games, as well as the NFL Scouting Combine. It will also be the first game in the series to use the Frostbite engine.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

F1 2017

Release date: 25 August 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Racing fans will be waiting in anticipation for F1 2017, which launches this week, and continues the long line of annual releases in Codemasters’ franchise. The game will obviously follow the structure of the F1 new season, as is the case with every F1 game to date, but the new features include a 10-year long career mode that features a sort of RPG like “Research and Development” tree for upgrading your ride. You’ll also get 20 different official circuits along with 4 bonus tracks by way of the Britain Short, Japan Short, USA Short, Bahrain Short, and Monaco at Night.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Game – Episode 3

Release date: 22 August 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, mobile)

Telltale’s third instalment of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will release this week, and is entitled “More Than a Feeling”. The game features the voice work of stars such as Nolan North, Scott Porter, Emily O’Brien, Adam Harrington, and Brandon Paul Eells, and picks up after Episode 2. After tracing the origin of the Eternity Forge to a mysterious temple, the Guardians encounter an eccentric being who might hold the key to unlocking the relic’s true power. But with Gamora and Nebula busy wrestling with the past and Hala still bent on reclaiming the Forge by any means necessary, it falls to Star-Lord to make a crucial decision that could change the fate of the galaxy – and the Guardians – forever.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.


Release date: 22 August 2017 (PS4)

Kind of like PortalChromaGun is a single player, first-person shooter that also doubles up as a puzzle game using colours. The player uses the ChromaGun, a paint-shooting weapon, to colorize walls and floating spherical robots, called WorkerDroids. These WorkerDroids are attracted to walls of the same color and will move towards them. The player’s objective is to solve puzzles by cleverly rearranging WorkerDroids by changing their colours, and guide them to door-opening triggers, switches or electrified tiles. It’s an interesting concept that has us excited to give ChromaGun a try when it lands on PS4 this week.

What game are you most excited for this week? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA and commenting below.

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