The Best Games Out This Week – 2/9/2016

Unravel, Firewatch, Dying Light: The Following, and more.

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After a slow start to the year for game releases, February is already upping the ante in just about every way imaginable. XCOM 2 and Gravity Rush Remastered were major highlights last week and the perfect setup for what we can expect from the gaming gods this week. Below is a quick list of several notable titles that are definitely worth picking up on Tuesday.

Full Title: Unravel
Developer: Coldwood Interactive
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Unravel is the charming physics-based puzzle platformer that captivated audiences everywhere during EA’s E3 2015 conference last June. Coldwood Interactive has succeeded in creating a memorable character that fans will not only admire but also grow to learn the true meaning of love and life from. If you’re looking for a unique platformer with a message, then you definitely should play this game.

Full Title: Firewatch
Developer: Campo Santo
Publisher: Panic
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Linux, and OS X

Firewatch is a single player adventure game that follows the trials and tribulations of a fire lookout shortly after the Yellowstone fires of 1988. This is the first title from San Francisco based development studio Campo Santo and is already shaping up to be one of the most intriguing indie titles of the year. If you’re looking for a beautiful and unique adventure game, then you absolutely can’t go wrong with Firewatch.

Full Title: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Developer: CyberConnect2
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is simply put the final entry in the popular Naruto: Ultimate Ninja fighting game series. This sequel was built from the ground up for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and offers slight enhancements to gameplay features from previous installments. If you’re a Naruto or fighting game fan, then Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is definitely for you.

Full Title: Dying Light: The Following
Developer: Techland
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Dying Light: The Following is a standalone expansion for last year’s incredible open world first person survival game. This expansion includes a new storyline, enhanced gameplay mechanics, new characters and weapons. If you enjoyed the original Dying Light, then picking up this expansion is an absolute no brainer.

Honorable Mentions:

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PC)

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC)

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC)

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PlayStation 4)

Out on 2/10/2016:

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final (Nintendo 3DS)

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PlayStation 4)

Out on 2/11/2016:

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Wii U)

This concludes my list of the best games worth picking up this week. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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