This Week In Games: Flashbacks

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It's a special edition of This Week in Games ... well, because it's Tuesday instead of Monday. Public holiday and all that.

That aside, there are still plenty of new titles to capture the imagination this week. Reminiscing with mobsters, remastered Rocksmiths, bastards, vikings, bro shooters and more.


Viking Squad (PC, PS4)

What is it? A "lane-based brawler" with online and local co-op. Should you care? Got an itch for Castle Crashers but don't want to play it for the 400th time?


A Bastard's Tale (PS4)

What is it? A 2D side-scrolling nightmare where you die. A lot. Should you care? If you like Dark Souls, watch the trailer. It'll be up your alley.


Warhammer: The End Times, Vermintide (PS4, XBO)

What is it? Think Left 4 Dead meets Warhammer. Should you care? The loot mechanics might not be for everyone, but Vermintide can be good fun.


Space Hulk Ascension (PS4)

What is it? A digital recreation of the classic board game. Should you care? The PC version took a few months before it was patched. I'd wait for a review first.


Mafia 3 (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? An open-world game set in 1968 where mobsters vie for control of a reimagined New Orleans. Should you care? It looks good so far. I like how they're using flashbacks for the story, too.


Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? Learn how to play Guitar, with Ubisoft and Rocksmith. Should you care? You'll get this as a free update if you already owned Rocksmith. The game is too niche for many though.


Wheels of Aurelia (PS4, XBO, Wii U)

What is it? Console launch of a story-driven game about a road trip through Italy in the 1970's. Should you care? Won't be for everyone.


Rogue Stormers (PS4, XBO)

What is it? A side-scrolling platform shooter with local co-op, plus some RPG and roguelike elements for good measure. Should you care? It didn't go gangbusters on Steam, and I can't see why it would on console.


Aragami (PS4)

What is it? A very funky looking stealth-action game. Should you care? Maybe. There's a lot to play right now.


Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today (PS4, XBO)

What is it? The latest point-and-click adventure from German experts Daedalic. Should you care? Watch some gameplay first. The dialogue seems a bit rubbish.


Syndrome (PC)

What is it? Think System Shock 2. Should you care? How long can you wait for the System Shock remake?


Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 & 2 (PS4, XBO)

What is it? A collection of Atari classics, including Spacewar, Minigolf, Pong, Centipede, Red Baron, and so on. Should you care? Most will, with good reason.


Paper Mario Colour Splash (Wii U)

What is it? A new Paper Mario, this time on Prism Island. Should you care? Yeah, you should. Paper Mario games are fun.


Mario Party Star Rush (3DS)

What is it? IT'S A NEW MARIO PARTY Should you care? IT'S A NEW MARIO PARTY


WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A licensed rally game from the makers of WRC 5. Should you care? DiRT Rally is still pretty damn good.


Five Night's at Freddy's: Sister Location (PC)

What is it? It's a new FNaF game, which we don't know a great deal about. Should you care? You probably know a kid somewhere that does. Why do kids like these games so much?


The Silver Case (PC)

What is it? A re-release of a 1999 visual novel originally made for the PS1. Should you care? It's a visual novel from Suda51. Of course you should care.


Ride 2 (PS4, XBO)

What is it? Motorcycle racing! Should you care? Very few will.


Did we miss anything? And are you picking anything up this week? Let us know.


Comments

    Is that accurate? Aurelia is coming out to Wii U? RIVE never did, sadly.

    Can't wait for the deluge of content for the new Paper Mario game!

    Huh, I thought Paper Mario wasn't due til December or something for some reason.

    Ooh, Rocksmith update! Awesome!

    Glad it's coming to PS3, too. It's unplayable on the new consoles that don't have analogue outs.

    The Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition lands this week, giving you early access to the game.

      Indeed, although the proper release is October 11 (next Tuesday).

        Yup! Starting to build up a little excitement. The Xbox One Gears Branded Console is also out on Friday, it's beautiful.

    I loved Vermintide on PC; but yeah the loot system is really rough; lots of grinding to get the gear you need for higher difficulties. Highly recommended to play with friends and with Mics; Randoms dropping out of a game can be really rough on higher tiers. Hopefully the Ps4 release will have all the updated game modes from the PC; the hoard modes are great fun and remove the frustration of dying after 30 mins in game and getting no loot! the risk / reward mechanics of tomes and grims is a fantastic mechanic but can be punishing; I'd say the game is well worth trying.

    I was wondering where this was, yesterday :)

    Thanks for the public holiday reminder!

    If you're interested in The Silver Case, Limited Run are releasing a physical collectors edition sometime today or tomorrow :)

    I'm really not looking forward to having to collect my Skylanders next week on the same day as the PSVR launch >.

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