This Week In Games

PC games — and I'm speaking to those who have abandoned the console — this week is the week you get to experience the frustration, the rage, the fist pounding unfairness of Dark Souls. The port will most likely anger you, it won't be to your normal high standards — but you shouldn't allow that to dissuade you. You should play this game.

But hey, it's up to you, whatever. No skin off my nose. You'll only be missing the best game of 2011. Whatever!

Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition (360/PS3)

What is it? Well, it wasn't my Game of the Year, but I wouldn't begrudge Arkham city a GOTY edition, as it was a pretty incredible game. Features all the DLC and stuff you'd expect from one of these things. Should you care? I think so, particularly if you didn't pick up the initial release.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive (PC)

What is it? It's Counter Strike you dum dum! For your health. Should you care? I have a soft spot for Counter Strike despite being painfully bad at it. I say yes — you should care.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)

What is it? The PC port of what many called the best game of 2011. Funnily enough, I'm actually playing through this on the PS3 now. PC guys should pick this up so we can be Dark Souls buddies. Should you care? Many have poo-pooed on the port, which is fair enough, but I still think this is worth playing. It really is an incredible, incredible video game.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (360/PS3/PC)

What is it? Sequel to the Transformers game that was way better than everyone thought it would be. Should you care? I'm not too fussed, but I think I'm in the minority here. This will most likely be a very well put together video game.


Comments

    ...continuing to impatiently wait for Fifa13

    I think the DLC has been dated for October for dark souls on consoles.

    Been waiting for both the Arkham City GOTY and Transforers: Fall of Cybertron.

    I absolutely loved the first instalments of both games, and Fall of Cybertron would have been a must-pre-order IF they actually put together a CE like soooooo many people had been wanting since the first one.. so instead i'll be waiting for a price drop as i plug away at my pile of shame.

      It's releasing at $79.99 at EB Games, and $69.99 at JB HiFi. That's pretty cheap for day 1 release mang!

        It sure is - but still too much for my budget - plus as i said, i have a massive pile of games to get through, so i really can't justify that amount of money right now.

    TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS! TRANSFORMERS!

      Not to that excent but yes .... (I thought it was next week, moving up a week is just as good)

    Still have not gotten around to Batman Arkham City. I was one of the few that was not a fan of Dark/Demo Souls so that is a no go. And also did not get around to the first Transformers game.
    Oh well next week is Guild Wars 2 week! tThough technically it starts on Saturday for the special people out there.

      Technically it's Sunday for us :P 5pm, my body is ready.

        Actually nope, it is on the Saturday for us. Launches midnight Friday in the US.

    You two-timing whore, Serrels! I thought Journey was the best game of 2011... :P

      Ahh, whoops - forgot what year I was in. You're in the clear this time, then. ;)

    I'm not even touching another game til xenoblade is dusted

    Dark Souls is the best. Can't wait for the new edition to be released for consoles!

    Finally CS is back! I can finally be good at FPS again!

      You don't need to be good at camping on a FPS...... :-P

    Autobots Roll Out! any news on any DLC for consoles Prepare to Die Edition content?

    i have days booked off work for transformers so im a little bit excited for it haha.

    the only transformer game i havent hated was the first one. plus metroplex and dinobots

    Nuthin for me... not long 'till Borderlands 2 (20/09), Resident Evil 6 (02/10), DISHONORED (11/10), Forza Horizon (23/10) Assassins Creed 3 (31/10), Halo 4 (06/11), and FarCry 3 (29/11).

    how did GW2 not make the list?

      Isn't GW2 Next week?

        Yes, which I think is a good enough reason not to have it on this week in games.

        The official website says it launches 28.8.2012

    Ooh, transformers!

    Can't wait til that one ends in the $20 bin.

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