This Week In Games: Driving Up The Wall

This Week In Games: Driving Up The Wall

We’ve had one big release this month and we won’t get the second until next week. I’m talking about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, although people will be plenty occupied until then.

Because while the amount of new releases might be thin on the ground this week, there’s plenty of quality.

Grow Up (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? The sequel to Ubisoft’s Grow Home. Should you care? Yes, especially if you like things involving climbing.

F1 2016 (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? The latest Formula 1 racing simulator (don’t hurt me on this) from Codemasters. Should you care? If you skipped F1 2014 or F1 2015, definitely. Lot of great changes this year.

Bound (PS4)

What is it? An experimental platformer from Santa Monica Studios that’s inspired by dance. Should you care? This looks like a two or three hour thing. I’ll bite.

2064: Read Only Memories (PS4, Vita)

What is it? The console re-release of the excellent cyberpunk adventure involving a journalist and a robot called Turing. Should you care? If you have any interest in point-and-click adventures, yes.

Inversus (PC, PS4)

What is it? A funky looking action shooter with support for up to four players. Should you care? I want to try this at a games night. Even solo it looks like it’d scratch that Geometry Wars itch.

Meridian: Squad 22 (PC)

What is it? Singleplayer sci-fi RTS that echos the 90’s. Should you care? This technically launched on Saturday, but a lot of people will have missed it because of NMS. Worth considering if you badly need a fresh RTS fix.

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PC)

What is it? A JRPG that says “it’s time for classmating” and that it’s up to you to “create Star Children with seven of the most powerful girls in the world”. Should you care? Most, including me, won’t.

Dungeon Punks (PC, Vita)

What is it? A side-scrolling aRPG with support for up to three people. Should you care? Might be a serviceable Castle Crashers replacement? Who knows.

Picking anything up? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!


  • OK……is it alright to play F1 2016 without a wheel?

    If so, what am I looking at, keyboard or controller?

    • Definitely controller. You need analogue inputs with those sorta games or you’re gonna have a bad time.

        • Really like it. Also, try and play F1 with an Elite controller if you can. Codies have taken advantage of the extra rumble packs, and if you’re using the Elite you get much better feedback on when the tyres are fucked up, whether you’re turning in too hard (and wearing them out faster), etc.

          I’m really liking it, but I also skipped F1 2015, so there’s that.

    • Do consider a 2nd hand wheel and pedal set though. I got a G27 (shifter, 3 pedals, Force feedback) for $100 (not much more than the cost of one game, if you buy at EB…) and it’s super worth it. Actually the total cost probably shot up to more than $300 as I just *had* to buy a collection of driving games since I was having so much fun. It’s a whole new world playing with a wheel.
      I even made a handbrake with an old $5 logitech joystick so Dirt Rally is slippery fun!

  • Also out this week:
    – Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition (Ps4)
    – Absolute Drift: Zen Edition (PS4)
    – Okhlos (PC)

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