Each week we’ll give you the low-down on the games that have been keeping the GGS Gamer staff busy on their consoles, PCs and handhelds.
Here’s what we’ve been playing this week …
- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD (PS4) – After the rush of E3 trailers for Kingdom Hearts 3, I’m tempering my hype by revisiting and earning the platinum for all the Kingdom Hearts titles! I thought I’d start with Dream Drop Distance as it’s the one I’ve played the least as it was on the 3DS back in the day, and I have gigantic hands which used to cramp like mad whilst playing Nintendo’s handheld.
- Agony (PS4) – This game sucks and once I have a definitive review written you’ll see that it sucks too!
- The Lost Child (Switch) – One of the best JRPGs I’ve ever played in the last 5 years. Feel free to read my review.
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4) – Tackling games from my backlog. Started it last December, but felt the Normal difficulty kinda overkill so to plow through it quicker, I’ve dropped the difficulty. No time to waste; backlog too big.
- Forza Horizon 3 (XB1) – Forgot how cathartic it can be just driving around a virtual Australia. Makes me hyped for Forza Horizon 4.
- Elder Scrolls Online (PC) – I’m finally going through the Alliance quests for the game which is pretty exciting. I love that every time I want to try something new in ESO, there is already a bunch of content I haven’t touched yet.
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Android) – Even though I don’t usually play mobile games, this one has been sticking with me. I do wish the entire story was released now (rather than having to wait for updates) but at least it gives me something to look forward to.
- DOOM (XB1) – Finally got around to finishing DOOM, it’s just anger-fuelled chaos scored bysome ridiculously good heavy metal and I loved every second of it – bring on DOOM Eternal.
- For Honor (PC) – I finished the tutorial but now I’m too scared to play the game’s campaign let alone try my hand at multiplayer; tune in next week to see if I was brave enough to play it!
- Quake Champions (PC) – Haha, I’m still terrible at this game.
- Alien: Isolation (PC) – On a mission to plough through my ‘want to play’ games backlog, I’ve put a good 4 hours plus into this superb tension-filled horror classic. It’s one of those games that really make you want to kick yourself that you haven’t explored this title before now. The pace, suspense, and ambience in Isolation is near perfect and has caused me to almost soil my undergarments on a few occasions.
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (XB1X) – Originally played this on the PC when it first released, but was mainly playing it solo and soon lost interest. Since the announcement of its upcoming sequel, and its availability on Xbox’s Game Pass, I’m giving it another shot via the console, and teaming up with my GGS buddies to live-out my John Mclaine/Snake Pliskin post-apocalyptic fantasies. 1000% more fun with friends.
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4) – With all these free games and the general excitement of new announcements at this year’s E3, I decided to go back and play Uncharted 2 because, well, why not? I can report that it’s aged well, and can’t believe how much of the game I’d forgotten!
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (XB1) – I decided to download this as it’s free with the Xbox Games Pass and honestly, I’m enjoying the crap out of it. It’s a game that’s never really been on my radar, so to say I’m surprised is putting it mildly. It feels like a cross between Destiny and Mass Effect – but not spacey. So yeah, probably nothing like Destiny or Mass Effect…
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PS4) – Another free game! This time with PS Plus! I loved the first Black Ops game but wasn’t keen on the second. Despite it being ages since I’ve played a Call of Duty title, it feels comfy and familiar.