I though that Grand Theft Auto V was a masterpiece on the old-gen machines, and it is only a couple of weeks until we get to experience the splendour of the game on the new consoles (the PC version will see light of day next year).
There are numerous improvements that are incoming with the new version, but perhaps the biggest addition is that of the new first-person mode. A sexy video can be found after the break. …
For a moment when I first met Trevor in Grand Theft Auto V I thought I was going to be really turned away from a game which, until that point, hadn’t gripped me as much as I thought it would. Instead, the game opened up to a much greater extent than I thought it would and I have really started to get into the rhythm of things. Earlier this month Kevin and I shared Our Thoughts on the game, and while I still haven’t finished it, I think I can deliver my Verdict. …
Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout September 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.
Still catching up with this months games? August’s release schedule can be found here.
3rd Total War: Rome II
Become the world’s first superpower and command the most incredible and vast war machine of the Ancient world. Dominate the enemies of your glorious empire by military, economic and political means. Your rise will bring admiration from your followers but will also attract greed and jealousy, even from your closest allies. Will betrayal strike you down, or will you be the first to turn on old friends? How much are you ready to sacrifice for your vision of Rome? Will you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Dictator — as Emperor?
PS3, Xbox 360
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
4th Killzone: Mercenary
6th Farming Simulator 2013
PS3, Xbox 360
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
PS3, Xbox 360
I Am Alive
10th The Sims 3 Movie Stuff Pack
11th DuckTales Remastered
12th Arma III
ARMA 3 is set in the near-future during the mid-2030s, where NATO forces deployed in the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea are trying to hold off a massive Iranian military offensive from the east. During the singleplayer campaign, the player will take the role of a British Special Forces soldier, Captain Scott Miller. Initially, the player must survive on their own after friendly forces are defeated in a failed NATO operation. During the campaign, the player will face everything from lone wolf infiltration missions to the commanding of large scale armored operations. The player will also be able to choose different objectives and weaponry (such as UAVs, artillery, and air support) according to their play style.
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
18th Dragon’s Prophet
19th Angry Birds Star Wars II
20th Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
PS3, Xbox 360
Recovery: Search and Rescue Simulation
24th Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
25th Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+
26th Train Simulator 2014
27th FIFA 14
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Career mode in Fifa 14 has been revamped. Additions include a Global Scouting Network through most countries, which allows hiring a scout to search for talent all season from various clubs globally. The Career Mode hub navigation has also been redesigned, with fewer interruptions and live scouting reports. Managers are now able to develop, build and refine their network of scouts, gathering details on the attributes and traits of players. This way of playing Career Mode also moves away from the concept of player overall rating as an on-demand metric of a player’s abilities. Instead, communication with scouts determines what type of player is wished.
Rockstar and I are currently in the middle of a small domestic. Despite my adoration for all things GTA, the gaming giant is still refusing to tell me whether or not one of my favourite franchises is returning to the PC in the form of GTA V. Until I hear anything more positive on that front, I’m therefore temporarily forced to write about those console things instead.
Rockstar Games have deemed the rest of the world worthy of catching a glimpse of some new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots as five all new images have been released in the wild. Rockstar have clearly been caught up with the Olympics cycling hype as one screen shows off a man in lycra riding towards a pier. The other screens are just as good, hit the jump to view them all. …
Well that looks quite nice, short and sweet and certainly is GTA through and through. Are you full or joy or anger? I’m a tad disappointed it isn’t a new city, or even Vice City, but I’m sure it will be an impressive addition to the series. Head here if the embed isn’t working.