The Week In Games: Civilization And Its Battlefields

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In the immortal words of Pat Benatar, “love is a battlefield, whoawhoawhoawhoawhoawhoawhoawhoawhooooaaaa!” It’s something I’ll definitely be keeping in mind as I charge through the graveyards of nationalism on my gorgeous, Frostbite-rendered horse later this week. Come for the social commentary on a nearly century old slaughter that amounts to “war is hell” and stay for the the epic ponies.


Because let’s face it, for the ten to twenty hours spent slogging through the carnage, there’ll be countless hours of getting hosed in multiplayer to snap you right back out of your reflective slumber.

Sunday, October 16

  • Skylanders Imaginators — Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U

Monday, October 17

  • Franchise Hockey Manager 3 — PC

Tuesday, October 18

  • Crazy Machines 3 — PC
  • Eagle Flight — Occulus Rift
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned — Xbox One, PS4
  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky —PS4, Vita
  • Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls — Vita
  • Rock Band Rivals — Xbox One, PS4
  • Batman: Return to Arkham — Xbox One, PS4
  • The Bug Butcher — PS4
  • HoPiKo — PS4
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3 — Xbox One, PS4
  • SportsBarVR — PSVR 
  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour — Xbox One, PS4

Thursday, October 20

  • Battalion Commander — Vita
  • Pixel Gear — PSVR
  • The Keeper of 4 Elements — Vita
  • Stellaris Leviathans expansion — PC

Friday, October 21

  • Battlefield 1 — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Civilization VI — PC
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection —PS4
  • WRC 6 — Xbox One, PS4, PC

Coming Soon

Tuesday, October 25

  • Batman: The Telltale Series Episode 3 New World Order — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Corpse Party — 3DS
  • Monster Jam: Crush It! — Xbox One
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 — Xbox One, PS4
  • Farming Simulator 17 — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition — Xbox One
  • Exile’s End — PS4, Vita
  • Just Dance 2017 — Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PC
  • King’s Quest: Chapter 5 The Good Knight — Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC
  • World of Final Fantasy — PS4, Vita
  • Yomawari: Night Alone — PC, Vita
  • Dark Souls 3 Ashes of Ariandel DLC — Xbox One, PS4, PC

Wednesday, October 26

  • Clockwork Empires — PC

Thursday, October 27

  • Alice VR — PC, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • Through the Woods — PC
  • Weeping Doll — PSVR

Friday, October 28

  • Carnival Games VR — HTC Vive, PSVR
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 — PC
  • Titanfall 2 —Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection— PS4

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

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I’ve got Battlefield 1, Civ6 and Rock Band Rivals all on pre-order. I picked up the latest EU4 expansion that came out last week, and Forza Horizon 3 the week before that. I’ve got Gears of War 4 on the backburner, maybe I’ll pick it up around Christmas. Oh, and Mafia 3 is installed but probably not getting played anytime soon.

I’ve begun to refer to this as the “Fall Onslaught.” There’s just so many damn games to account for!