Gaming

January and February releases – 2016

There was a plethora of games out in the first two months of the year. Now that things are settling again for the year I’ll start catching up on the releases again.

I personally haven’t had a chance to play many new titles but Rise of the Tomb Raider was released on PC in January. I’m really enjoying the Xbox One version so I’d say if you have a PC picking this one up is a must.

Unravel

Unravel has an enchanting story.

The Witness was also released on PC and the PS4 in January and was reviewed well. Side scrolling stealth gameplay received two updates in January and February with Assassins Creed: India and Assassins Creed: Russia. I’ve played the first of this side scrolling trilogy, Assassins Creed: China, and quite enjoyed it. It reminds me of an easier side scrolling Prince of Persia (the 2D one).

X-Com 2 came out on PC in early February and despite multiple reports of frame rate issues, crashes and other bugs, still was received well. The developers are working hard to fixing the issues that have been reported.

Dying Light

Dying Light: The Following – let’s smash some zombies while running full tilt.

Dying Light: The Following also released in February and added a lot more content to the original game, including dune buggies, plus tweaked the parkour system with other fixes.

Firewatch (PS4, PC) and Unravel (PS4, Xbox One, PC) are two more indie games that wrap up a great start to the year. Firewatch has you playing a character who become a fire warden of a large National Park in the Wyoming wilderness and has been reviewed very well. Unravel is a touching story of a ball of wool that falls out of a grandmother’s wool basket and begins a journey unraveling the grandmother’s life through adventure. I had a chance to play Unravel through the first two levels and if you like challenging platforming, mixed with some decent puzzles and a great story, this is the game for you.

Firewatch

Firewatch – being alone in the wilderness.

The rest of the releases for January and February are below:

January
Shooting Stars (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 4
Amplitude (PS4) – January 5
Hardware: Rivals (PS4) – January 5
Rebel Galaxy (PS4) – January 5
Volume (Vita) – January 5
G Prime Into the Rain (Xbox One) – January 6
Hyper Void (Xbox One) – January 6
Lovely Planet (Xbox One) – January 6
Avoider (Wii U) – January 7
Bigley’s Revenge (Wii U) – January 7
Discovery (Wii U) – January 7
JetPack Fighter (iOS) – January 7
My Pets (3DS) – January 7
Ocean Runner (3DS) – January 7
Tabletop Gallery (Wii U) – January 7
Punch Club (PC) – January 8
Cubot – The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One) – January 11
Unepic (Xbox One) – January 11
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 12
The Banner Saga (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12
Gone Home (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12
Tharsis (PS4, PC) – January 12
That Dragon Cancer (PC) – January 12
Hyperdrive Massacre (Xbox One) – January 13
Rebel Galaxy (Xbox One) – January 13
Battle Pixels (PC) – January 14
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Open Beta (Xbox One, PS4) – January 14
Pro Basketball Manager 2016 (PC) – January 14
Dino Eggs: Rebirth (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 15
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC) – January 15
Herding Dog (PC) – January 15
Oxenfree (Xbox One, PC) – January 15
Protoshift (PC) – January 15
Raining Blobs (PC) – January 15
Super Ubie Island REMIX (PC) – January 15
Super Intergalactic Gang (PC) – January 15
Zheros (Xbox One) – January 16
The Aquatic Adventures of the Last Human (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19
Attractio (PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19
A Boy and his Blob (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19
Blade & Soul (PC) – January 19
The Bug Butcher (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19
Darkest Dungeon (PC) – January 19
Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4, PC) – January 19
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Xbox One, PC) – January 19
Inside My Radio (PS4) – January 19
Klaus (PS4) – January 19
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Vita) – January 19
Red Game Without a Great Name (Vita) – January 19
Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – January 19
Resident Evil Origins Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 19
Shooting Stars (PC) – January 19
Stardust Vanguards (PS4) – January 19
Tachyon Project (PS4) – January 19
World of Tanks (PS4) – January 19
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (Xbox One) – January 20
Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Vita) – January 20
Electronic Super Joy (Xbox One) – January 20
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (PC) – January 20
Bioxitivity (PC) – January 21
Close Order (PC) – January 21
Dark Era (PC) – January 21
Dinocide (PC) – January 21
Exploding Kittens (iOS) – January 21
Lost in Harmony (iOS, Android) – January 21
Minecraft: Story Mode (Wii U) – January 21
Move or Die (PC) – January 21
Bit Blaster XL (PC) – January 22
Death by Game Show (PC) – January 22
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS) – January 22
Buried (PC) – January 25
Kwaan (PC) – January 25
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – January 26
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (PS4) – January 26
Hero Defense – Haunted Island (PC) – January 26
Lego Marvel’s Avengers (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC) – January 26
Monumental (PC) – January 26
Order of the Thorne: The King’s Challenge (PC) – January 26
The Witness (PS4, PC) – January 26
Roblox (Xbox One) – January 27
Sparkle 2 (Xbox One) – January 27
Hex: Shards of Fate (PC) – January 28
Plantera (PC) – January 28
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) – January 28
Sandstorm: Pirate Wars (iOS, Android) – January 28
Shadow Puppeteer (Wii U) – January 28
AIPD (Xbox One) – January 29
Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox One) – January 29
Bombshell (PC) – January 29
Curvatron (PC) – January 29
Level 22 (Xbox One) – January 29
The Living Dungeon (Xbox One) – January 29
This War of Mine (PS4, Xbox One) – January 29
Tropico 5 – Complete Collection (PC) – January 29
Panmorphia (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 31

February
Aveyond 4 (PC) – February 1
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PC) – February 1
Spellweaver (PC) – February 1
Tales of Symphonia (PC) – February 1
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (PS4) – February 2
Amazing Discoveries in Outer Space (PS4) – February 2
Calendula (PC) – February 2
Cobalt (Xbox One, 360, PC) – February 2
Crypt of the Necrodancer (PS4, Vita) – February 2
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4, Vita) – February 2
Dreii (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android) – February 2
Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – February 2
Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4) – February 2
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4, PS3) – February 2
Not a Hero (PS4) – February 2
Steve Jackson’s Sorcery (PC, Mac) – February 2
American Truck Simulator (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 3
Fortified (Xbox One, PC) – February 3
Adventures of Mana (iOS, Android) – February 4
Agatha Christie – The A.B.C. Murders (PC, Mac) – February 4
Alphadia (3DS) – February 4
FreezeMe (Wii U) – February 4
Marvel Avengers Academy (iOS, Android) – February 4
Peg Solitaire (Wii U) – February 4
The Political Machine (PC) – February 4
Shutshimi (Wii U) – February 4
Bike Mayhem (Xbox One) – February 5
Dad Beats Dads (Xbox One) – February 5
Krinkle Crusher (Xbox One) – February 5
Marvel Puzzle Quest (Xbox One) – February 5
XCOM 2 (PC) – February 5
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC) – February 9
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Trilogy Pack (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Dying Light: The Following Expansion and Enhanced Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Firewatch (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – February 9
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PS4) – February 9
MOP: Operation Cleanup (PS4) – February 9
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Neverwinter: Underdark (Xbox One) – February 9
Unravel (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9
Factotem 90 (Xbox One) – February 10
Cutie Clash (Wii U) – February 11
Level 22: Gary’s Misadventures (PS4, PS3, Vita, PC) – February 11
Outside the Realm (Wii U) – February 11
Word Puzzles by POWGI (3DS) – February 11
D/Genertion HD (Xbox One) – February 12
In Space We Brawl (Xbox One) – February 12
Q*Bert Rebooted (Xbox One) – February 12
Zheroes (PC) – February 15
Dub Dash (PC, Mac) – February 16
The Escapists: The Walking Dead (PS4) – February 16
Gurgamoth (PC) – February 16
Layers of Fear (Xbox One, PS4) – February 16
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (Xbox One, PS4) – February 16
Pillars of Eternity – The White March Part 2 (PC) – February 16
Pixel Piracy (Xbox One, PS4) – February 16
Project X-Zone 2 (3DS) – February 16
Rainbow Moon (PS4) – February 16
Randal’s Monday (PS4) – February 16
Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – February 16
Tron Run/r (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 16
Californium (PC, Mac) – February 17
Rocket League (Xbox One) – February 17
Cities: Skylines – Snowfall Expansion (PC) – February 18
Devil Daggers (PC) – February 18
Dungelot: Shattered Lands (PC) – February 18
Hero & Daughter (PC) – February 18
Cyborg Rage (PC) – February 19
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS) – February 19
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (3DS) – February 19
Herolike (PC) – February 19
Magic Flute (PC) – February 19
Mazement (PC) – February 19
Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (3DS) – February 19
Tap Tap Arcade (Wii U) – February 19
Wondershot (Xbox One, PC) – February 19
Astro Duel (PC) – February 22
The Ship: Remasted (PC) – February 22
Bridge Constructor Stunts (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 23
Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, PS4) – February 23
Foul Play (PS4, Vita) – February 23
Hitman Go (PS4, Vita) – February 23
Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS) – February 23
Ninja Senki DX (PS4, Vita, PC) – February 23
Obliteracers (PC) – February 23
One Upon Light (PC, Mac) – February 23
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 23
Replay: VHS is not Dead (PS4) – February 23
Runner 2 (PS4) – February 23
SwapQuest (Vita) – February 23
Toki Tori 2+ (PS4) – February 23
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac) – February 23
Wondershot (PS4) – February 23
ComixPlay #1: The Endless Incident (PC, Mac) – February 24
Disgaea (PC) – February 24
The Flame in the Flood (Xbox One, PC, Mac) – February 24
Reagan Gorbachev (Xbox One, PC) – February 24
Replay: VHS is not Dead (Xbox One) – February 24
Shakes & Fidget (PC) – February 24
6180 The Moon (Wii U) – February 25
Heaven’s Hope (PC) – February 25
Inside My Radio (Wii U) – February 25
Replay: VHS is not Dead (Wii U) – February 25
Sadame (3DS) – February 25
Toy Defense (3DS) – February 25
Volcanic Field 2 (Wii U) – February 25
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1 (iOS, Android) – February 25
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (PS4) – February 26
Spacejacked (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 26
Sprinter (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 26
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (Xbox One) – February 26
The Town of Light (PC) – February 26
We are the Dwarves (PC) – February 26
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (3DS eShop) – February 27
Soul Axiom (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 29

List courtesy of Game Informer

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