The Week In Games: Fast Cars And Magic Monopoly

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Sometimes you gotta drive fast, on wet roads, cause that’s the only way to show off just how amazing the physics engine is.


I’m not a steadfast Forza fanatic but those puddles, who could resist? For some it’s about hugging the turn and beating your previous best time by tenths of a second, but for me it’s all about the wreck. How long can you keep your thumb glued to the acceleration before a few droplets of water send you spinning?

Which brings me to this week’s other highlight: the long awaited return of Culdcept. It’s also a game about trying to hold things together despite your most destructive impulses, except instead of being surrounded by Porsches and BMWs, your flanked by strange monsters standing on a scrambled Monopoly board navigating incomprehensibly arcane card game mechanics. If that doesn’t make any sense maybe this trailer will help. Still confused? Don’t worry, there’s always the cars.

Here’s everything else that’s coming out.

Monday, October 2

  • Divided We Fall — PC, Mac, Linux
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild — Xbox One
  • The Norwood Suite — PC

Tuesday, October 3

  • Forza Motorsport 7 — Xbox One, PC
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar — Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
  • Culdcept Revolt — 3DS
  • Batman: The Enemy Within — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Detention — PS4
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen — Xbox One, PS4
  • Expand — PS4
  • The Hunter: Call of the Wild — PS4
  • Jydge — PS4
  • Mystik Belle — Xbox One, PS4
  • Twin Robots — PS4, Vita
  • WRC 7 — PS4
  • Let Them Come — Xbox One
  • Marble Void — Xbox One
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime — Switch
  • Reverie — PC

Wednesday, October 4

  • N++ — Xbox One
  • Inversus Deluxe — Xbox One

Thursday, October 5

  • Raiden V: Director’s Cut — PS4, PC
  • A Hat in Time — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac
  • Axiom Verge — Switch
  • Tumblestone — Switch
  • Ninja Shodown — Switch
  • Symphony of Eternity — 3D
  • Volgarr the Viking — Switch
  • Stardew Valley — Switch 

Friday, October 6

  • Layton’s Mystery Journey — 3DS
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions — 3DS
  • Battle Garegga Rev.2016 — PS4
  • Save the Ninja Clan — Vita
  • JYDGE — Xbox One
  • The Culling 1.0 — Xbox One
  • Bulb Boy — Xbox One
  • Iron Wings — Xbox One
  • Zombie Party — Xbox One
  • OXENFREE — Switch

Coming Soon

Monday, October 9

  • Gone Astray — PC

Tuesday, October 10

  • Arktika.1 — PC
  • Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Raid: World War II — Xbox One, PS4
  • Tiny Barbarian DX — Switch
  • Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle — Switch

Thursday, October 12

  • Yono and the Celestial Elephants — Switch

Friday, October 13

  • The Evil Within 2 — Xbox One, 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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Dinky Earnshaw

I had an awful experience downloading Forza 7 on the crappy Windows 10 store. It restarted 3 times at 15 GB, 50 GB, and 80 GB. Apparently, there’s a bunch of similar complaints on the official FM7 forums. This also happened for GoW4 and FH3 too.

The FFB and wheel implementation is mediocre. If you were expecting to use a wheel, I’d stick to Project Cars 2 or Assetto Corsa. Also, the handling for the FM7 flagship Porsche GT2 drives like a POS.