The Games of October

Week of 10/2

imageAzure Striker Gunvolt – Striker Pack (3DS): Gunvolt is back and hitting store shelves for the first time in the new Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack! The original critically acclaimed 2D action adventure, Azure Striker Gunvolt, is combined with its highly anticipated successor, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, in one amazing game package. These incredible platforming games harken back to the Japanese classics of yesteryear with their great controls, crisp graphics, unique gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, and epic boss battles.

imageRocksmith Remastered (PS4/XB1): Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, Rocksmith gets results fast. Rocksmith becomes your personal guitar teacher as it monitors how you play, dynamically adjusts the difficulty to your skill level, and slowly introduces more notes and phrases until you’re playing songs note-for-note.
Plug any real guitar or bass into your console or PC using the included Rocksmith Real Tone Cable and learn to play with your favorite songs. This latest edition adds six bonus songs to a tracklist filled with 50 hits. You can also expand your library with over 800 songs available for purchase.

imageWarhammer The End Times – Vermintide (PS4/XB1): The world is ending, though few believe it. The once proud city of Ubersreik now stands in ruin at the hands of the dreaded Skaven army. Few have survived their ruthless invasion. Team up with 3 friends and work together to thin out the ratmen’s forces and drive them out of the city. Assume the role of one of five heroes, and hack, slash, smash, burn and pierce the vile Skaven using a multitude of weapons. This is our last stand and only you can stem the Vermintide.

imageGears of War 4 (XB1): A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

imagePaper Mario Color Splash (WiiU): A mystery is afoot on Prism Island – and only Paper Mario can solve it by restoring the island’s vanishing colors with his new Paint Hammer and the powerful Battle Cards up his sleeve. These fresh layers of strategy, along with the hilarious action adventure gameplay the series is known for, make this one of the most colorful Paper Mario action-adventure games ever.

imageMafia 3 (PS4/XB1/PC): 1968. New Bordeaux. After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge and redemption through the Mafioso responsible.

Week of 10/9

imageWWE 2K17 (PS4/PS3/XB1/360): Welcome to Suplex City, courtesy of cover Superstar Brock Lesnar! WWE 2K17 arrives as the reigning and defending flagship WWE video game franchise champion! WWE 2K17 features stunning graphics, ultra-authentic gameplay and a massive roster of WWE and NXT’s popular Superstars and Legends.

imageDragonQuest Builders (PS4/Vita): Generations ago, the realm of Alefgard was plunged into darkness when the hero fated to slay the terrible and treacherous Dragonlord, the ruler of all monsters, was instead tricked into joining him. Through this vile villain’s magical machinations, mankind was scattered to the winds and robbed of the power to build. With even the idea of creativity relegated to mere legend, the people of Alefgard wander the ruins of their former home, scrounging and scavenging in the dust to survive. But now, a legendary figure arises – a hero chosen by the Goddess herself – who sets out to return the power of creation to the people of Alefgard. Only when the wonder of imagination has been returned to the land will mankind be able to overthrow the evil Dragonlord once and for all!

imageAtari Flashback Classics Volume 1 (PS4/XB1): Includes: Adventure, Asgo Concentration, Asteroids, Asteroids (Arcade), Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade), Basic Math Blackjack, Breakout, Casino, Championship Soccer, Checkers, Chess, Code Breaker, Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles (arcade), Demons to Diamonds, Double Dunk, Flag Capture, Golf, Gravitar, Gravitar (arcade), Hangman, Haunted House, Major Havoc (arcade), Maze craze, Missile Command, Missile Command (Arcade), Night Driver, Off the Wall, Outlaw, Race, Red Baron (arcade), Return to Haunted House, RS Baseball, RS Basketball, RS Tennis, Secret Quest, Sentinel, Sky Diver, Spacewar, Sprint (arcade), Starship, Stellar Track, Street Racer, Sub Commander, Super Breakout, Super Breakout (Arcade), Surround, V Pinball, and Video cube.

imageAtari Flashback Classics Volume 2 (PS4/XB1): Includes: 3D Tic Tac Tow, Air Sea Battle, Backgammon, Basketball, Black Widow (arcade), Bowling, Brain games, Canyon bomber, Centipede, Centipede (arcade), Circus Atari, Combat, Combat 2, Desert falcon, Dodge-em, Fatal run, Football, Homerun, Human cannonball, Liberator (arcade), Lunar lander (arcade), Millipede, Millipede (arcade), Minigolf, Pong (arcade), Quadrun, Radar lock, RS Volleyball, RS Boxing, RS Football, RS Soccer, Save Mary, Slot machine, Slot racers, Space duel (arcade), Sprint master, Star raiders, Steeplechase, Stunt cycle, Super baseball, Super football, Sword quest EW, Sword quest FW, Sword quest WW, Tempest, Tempest (arcade), Video Olympics, Warlords, Warlords (arcade), Yars’ revenge

imageRise of the Tomb Raider (PS4): The Critically Acclaimed Action Adventure – In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous and remote regions of Siberia in search of an ancient mystery. Also included is the new “Blood Ties” Single Player Story – Explore Lara’s childhood home in all-new Story Mode adventure, and uncover a family mystery that will change her life forever. Along with a new Endurance Mode Co-Op: You and a friend must work together to raid tombs in a brutal wilderness. Battle to the top of the leaderboards, as others try to beat your longest survival run.

imageCriminal Girls 2 – Party Favors (Vita): Return to the depths of Hell, and guide a brand-new group of Delinquents through the Reformation Program. This time around, there’s a twist. One of the girls in your group of seven isn’t quite what she seems. As you journey through the Hell Spire, you’ll have to deal with the seeds of mistrust as you struggle to unite your team and overcome their sins and the bonds of damnation. Uncover each girl’s unique story, and shape them into the women they need to be in order to find redemption.

imageAragami (PS4): Aragami is a third-person stealth game in which you control the shadows. Play as Aragami, an undead assassin with supernatural abilities. You, a once mighty warrior, have been summoned back from the dead by Yamiko, a noble girl from the sacred citadel of Kyûryu. How you were once defeated or any clear memories to your past are all fragmented. Make your way through the heavily guarded city with Yamiko by your side as you uncover memories from your past life and ultimately decipher your connection with your summoner.

imageDisney’s Magical World 2 (3DS): Disney Magical World 2, the follow up to the popular franchise, lets players enjoy a variety of new adventures in six Disney-themed worlds, such as exploring the world of Disney Frozen, dancing with Disney princesses or soaring through special Magical Dream events. Players will encounter and interact with well-known characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Ariel, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck.

imageSkylanders Imaginators (PS4/PS3/XB1/360/WiiU): Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! Eon is calling upon all Portal Masters and Skylands’ greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis, to stop Kaos and his minions. Now, you must use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands.

Week of 10/16

imageBattlefield 1 (PS4/XB1): Experience the dawn of all-out war in Battlefield 1. Fight your way through epic battles ranging from tight urban combat in a besieged French city to the heavily defended mountain forts in the Italian Alps or frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia. Discover a new world at war through an adventure-filled campaign, or join in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players, and adapt your tactics to the earth-shattering environments and destruction. Fight as infantry or take control of amazing vehicles on land, air and sea, from the tanks and bikes on the ground, to biplanes and gigantic battleships, and adapt your gameplay to the most dynamic battles in Battlefield history.

imageBatman – Return to Arkham (PS4/XB1): Return to Arkham and experience two of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation – Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously released additional content.

imageShantae and the Pirates Curse (3DS): Embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie! In order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse, Shantae must team up with her arch-nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots. By becoming a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons she can use to solve fiendish puzzles, battle fierce bosses… and maybe regain her Genie Magic along the way! This is one adventure you don’t want to miss!

imageSuperdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls (Vita): A collaboration project between ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko and SEGA, the Sega Hard Girls are made up of various Sega consoles, including the Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive! These anthropomorphized consoles are girls with an array of personalities and spunk, and this time they are teaming up with Neptune and IF for an all-new adventure!

imageCivilization 6 (PC): Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

Week of 10/23

imageJust Dance 2017 (PS3/PS4/360/XB1/Wii/WiiU): The dance floor is heating up with the greatest entry in the Just Dance franchise to date. Featuring over 40 of the hottest tracks on the planet, you’ll never miss a beat! The hottest songs of the year are on Just Dance 2017, from Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, and “Cheap Thrills” by Sia ft. Sean Paul, to “Daddy” by Psy ft. CL of 2NE1 – and more! With the Just Dance Controller App, no camera is required – just grab your smartphone and start dancing!

imageDragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4/XB1): Developed to fully utilize the power of current generation gaming consoles, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 builds upon the highly popular original game with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will deliver a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades.

imageWorld of Final Fantasy (PS4/Vita): Embark on an adventure unlike any before to an all new World of Final Fantasy. With charming, stylized visuals for both the young and the young at heart, players will collect, raise, and battle iconic monsters by stacking them to form adorable yet strategic monster towers. The memorable legends of Final Fantasy come to life in this imaginative, colorful world as an epic story fit for the smallest of heroes unfolds.

imageFarming Simulator 17 (PS4/XB1): Farming Simulator 17 is loaded with fresh surprises and enhanced features. Take on the challenging world of a modern day farmer by engaging in everyday activities such as planting and harvesting crops, selling produce in a dynamic marketplace, woodcutting, and more. You decide how you want to manage and grow your farm in a huge, open world! As your farming career progresses, you’ll take control of over one hundred real-world farming vehicles and machines. With deep, immersive gameplay, a large open environment, and a giant fleet of vehicles, Farming Simulator 17 is the most exciting and rewarding farming simulation ever created!

imageMinecraft Story Mode – The Complete Adventure (PS3/PS4/360/XB1/WiiU): All eight episodes in the series on one disc for the first time, all five episodes of Season One and all three episodes of the Adventure Pass. Embark on a perilous quest across the Overworld, to the End, and beyond. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, you and your friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion. With a team of friends at your side, and a troubled land in need of heroes, your decisions – what you say and do – drive the story around you, so choose wisely!

imageDarksiders Warmastered Edition (PS4/XB1): Remastered in native 1080p in 60 FPS! Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth. Dishonored and facing his own death, War is given the opportunity to return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible.

imageInfinite Air With Mark McMorris (PS4/XB1): Explore a vast backcountry, fully customize your own mountain ranges and build your own parks in the most authentic snowboarding game ever created. With fluid, physics-driven control mechanics, procedural mountain generation and real-world competitions like Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air you’ll ride your way through infinite powder and realistic runs – all the way to the top alongside pro boarder Mark McMorris.

imageTitanfall 2 (PS4/XB1): Pilot and Titan unite as never before in Respawn Entertainment’s highly anticipated Titanfall 2. Featuring a single player campaign that explores the unique bond between man and machine, and backed by a deeper multiplayer experience, Titanfall 2 delivers fast-paced action brimming with inventive twists.

imageThe Elder Scrolls IV – Skyrim Special Edition (PS4/XB1): Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.