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On The Shelf: Top 5 Games out this Week!

Welcome to On The Shelf, your weekly source of gaming releases. Following a strong start to the year with many Triple A releases, game releases are quieting down the closer we get to E3. However that doesn’t stop new games coming.

Please see the TOP 5 games out this week below.

Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Release Date: A
pril 18, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One,
iOS, Android

Guardians of The Galaxy is the latest franchise Telltale Games have decided to take on after the success of their other games Batman: The Telltale Series and of course The Walking Dead, In this five-part episodic adventure you’ll control Star-Lord. In the wake of battle, the guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each Guardian has a reason to want this relic, however so does a ruthless enemy. So get ready for an awesome Telltale adventure and of course cheesy 80’s music.

The Disney Afternoon Collection
Release Date: A
pril 18, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Are you a 90’s kid? Fancy that nostalgia trip? Well.. The Disney Afternoon Collection is just for you, bringing six retro games into one brand new collection. The games include Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin. The games feature crisp 1080p visuals and a rewind feature is included, also included is new game modes such as Boss Rush and Time Attack. The game will release as a digital download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and will cost $19.99.

De-Formers
Release Date: April
21, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

From Ready at Dawn studio’s comes De-Formers, a multiplayer-exclusive area game, the game will feature many game-modes so you can dominate the competition in any mode you’ll like. You’ll have plenty of characters named ‘forms’ to choose from all are customisable with tags, styles and emotes. The game will include several locations ranging from arid deserts, decrypted ruins and more. The game supports local and online multiplayer.

Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition
Release Date: April
21, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Are you ready to die lots, and I mean lots of times? This game could be for you. The Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition delivers the full Dark Souls III experience, therefore you will receive the full game and all season pass content such as Ashes of Ariandel & The Ringed City expansions. You’ll also expand your experience with new maps, bosses, enemies and additional weapon and armor sets.

Cities: Skyline – Xbox One Edition
Release Date: April
21, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One

Coming to Xbox One is Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition, the game puts you in charge of a growing city. You the player can design, build and manage the city. The Xbox One Edition will include the popular After Dark expansion, which allows players to plan and design their cities nightlife. How will you design your city?

 

My Recommendation: Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series seems like the best buy this week. Telltales episodic releases mean you don’t have to spend countless hours grinding away at a game, and can thoroughly enjoy a story over five, two hour episodes. Plus who wouldn’t want to hear Nolan North play Rocket Racoon?

Jonathan Lack
Jonathan started playing video games in the late 90’s, his first console was the PlayStation One. His favorite games include Mass Effect, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Last of Us, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.

When he’s not talking about video games, he’s playing them.

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