So many games, such little time... We've rounded up lesser known releases to save you gamers time.
Be a real WRC driver
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One / Style: Racing / Release: 26.09.17
This year the World Rally Championship rules have changed, and the cars in which the drivers compete are more powerful and more aggressive. Their new characteristics, enhanced by astonishing aerodynamics and improved handling, will make the rallies even more spectacular. This surge of power experienced while steering and driving with the controller will never have felt so real.
Everybody’s Golf 2
Ready for a round of everybody’s favourite golf series?
Platform: PlayStation 4 / Style: Sport / Release: 30.08.17
Everybody’s Golf is a well-established IP, first appearing on PlayStation in 1997. The latest version is the 7th iteration across 5 generations of hardware. The franchise has achieved an average metacritic score of 81, it is one of Playstation’s best loved franchises.
With this latest iteration, there is added character creation and customization, a robust online experience and free roaming on the game’s golf courses including the ability to drive golf karts anywhere you want, play mini games with friends and generally enjoy the Golf Club lifestyle with friends.
A tribute to the classic racing monsters.
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One / Style: Racing/Driving / Release: 31.08.17
Redout: Enhanced Edition is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre.
The floating system and driving models are based on physics: each turn, slope, hard braking, acceleration, each turn and twist of the track will apply a unique force to the ship. A sharp low-polygon style blends meshes and terrains with the latest state-of-the-art shading and lighting effects provided by the Unreal Engine 4, creating beautiful and instantly recognisable aesthetics. Breezy coastlines, eerie frozen landscapes, vast desert plains: the melancholic, dystopian atmosphere of a semi abandoned Earth is the background for the most high-speed, tense and beautiful futuristic racing clashes.
Captivating stories, Amazing developers, Smaller price
Platform: 3DS / Style: Action / Release: 28.07.17
Mii™ characters based on your favorite people must unite to do turn-based battle and save Miitopia! Cast them in roles across the kingdom, manage friendships, and give them jobs with distinct stats, abilities, gear, and a custom look. Then behold as awesomeness unfolds! Guide your team of Mii characters on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the citizens of Miitopia™.
As you watch with bated breath, Mii characters will mingle over food, camping, exercise, sleeping arrangements, and yes, combat! In these wild, yet traditional RPG battles, your party’s relationships affect the outcome. Enemies attack while you explore the world map, which is littered with hidden paths and treasures. For more customization options, try tapping compatible amiibo™ figures: some yield in-game Mii costumes based on the characters tapped, while others offer tickets to play mini-games in the arcade. Talk about a win-win!
Pillars of Eternity
Play as any one of six races
Platform: Xbox One, PS4 / Style: Role Play / Release: 01.09.17
Discover an epic RPG universe, with memorable characters, and exciting, tactical, real-time combat, in the Complete Edition of Pillars of Eternity for PS4. Pillars of Eternity, the ultimate role-playing experience, comes to PlayStation®4 this fall! Created by and for role-playing fans by Obsidian Entertainment, masters of the RPG genre, Pillars started as a Kickstarter project, where it shattered all funding goals and pulled in more than 75,000 backers.
From there, it released to broad critical acclaim, won dozens of awards, and has been a fan favorite. Now, Paradox Arctic has adapted this unmissable RPG for an entirely new audience on major consoles — bringing Pillars’ fantastical world, tactical combat, and unforgettable story to fans on a whole new platform. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all previously released additional content, including all DLC and expansions in a single package.
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle
3D Shoot’em up fighter
Platform: PS4, Switch / Style: Shooter / Release: 13.10.17
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards!
Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play! Return to the World of Touhou – Jump back into the world of Touhou and play as some of your favorite characters in a brand-new 3D square arena. High-flying Combat – Outwit your opponent by taking your bullet-hell battles to the sky! Perform dashes, double-jumps, and mid-air dashes to avoid bullets and demoralize your opponent! Climb the Rankings – Compete at home with friends, or online against everyone to climb the rankings and become the ultimate Touhou fighter!
Every Zombie is your weapon
Platform: Xbox One, PS4 / Style: Action / Release: 29.08.17
Dead Alliance is a multiplayer first-person zombie shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world, where former military bases stand intact and are the only remaining city-states. Players will shape teams to strategically take control of bases across maps infected with walkers.
Using varied loadouts from guns to pheromone grenades, players will also use the zombies themselves as weapons against opposing factions, turning them into undead allies. To stay alive, you must face off against enemy armies and gruesome, man-eating killers – all while attempting to capture and control as many bases as possible. The world is a wasteland and your only hope for survival is to use the dead…or join them.
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
Fight for the Rightful Heir of the Yamato Throne
Platform: PS4 / Style: RPG / Release: 05.09.17
The epic story of Utawarerumono comes to an end in Mask of Truth , as the fate of the world will be determined by warring nations. The game features exciting SRPG battles, a colorful cast of new/familiar faces that will determine the fate of their world, a rousing original soundtrack, and the dramatic conclusion to the journey of Haku.
After the events of Mask of Deception , Haku is destined to rally the nation of Ennakamuy to fight against the evil forces that now control the Yamato throne. With everything on the line, Haku and his friends must do everything in their power to ensure that the future of Yamato triumphs over the true evil that lurks in the depth of the darkness.
The Guild 3
Beautiful world that looks and feels alive
Platform: PC / Style: Strategy / Release: 00.09.17
We find ourselves in middle Europe of the year 1400. The dark middle ages, once dominated through nobles and clergy, ends and a new era begins: the age of the free cities of trading and of the free mind! In The Guild 3 you create a family dynasty which can last for centuries.
While the world around you and your dynasty rearrange itself again and again – all non-player figures make their own decisions – you have to prove your skills in handicrafts and trading, at social occasion and finally in politics and in malicious intrigues. The Guild 3 is a unique mixture of economic simulation, strategy game, historical life simulation and role playing game in real time 3D, with atmospheric voice recording and medieval soundtrack.