New games release on Xbox One and PC every week, and it can be quite difficult keeping track of them all, especially during the spring when so many blockbuster titles are taking up people’s attention with their expansive marketing campaigns. Some of the games reviewed this week you may not have even heard of. This time around, we’re taking a look at Space Hulk: Deathwing, State of Decay 2, and the Cities: Skylines – Natural Disasters expansion.
Space Hulk: Deathwing
Space Hulk: Deathwing is a first-person shooter which takes place in the illustrious Warhammer universe. The title features an intriguing story filled with action but the real problem lies with understanding the mechanics. Many gamers will have a hard time getting through the tutorial because it’s not clear what you have to do when it comes to special abilities. As clear and gorgeous as the steampunk visuals are, there is a bump you have to cross before you can truly start enjoying the game. If you love Warhammer and want a first-person experience in the world, then be sure to check out Space Hulk: Deathwing. It’s a good game but the developer needs to iron out the frustrating parts.
State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is a third-person co-op zombie survival adventure with good acting and visuals. However, even on Xbox One X the game suffers from a lot of performance issues. There are also a lot of bugs that remain from the early builds which were never ironed out. At this point I just don’t understand why Microsoft has no quality control and keeps on releasing broken or incomplete games. First there was ReCore, then there was Sea of Thieves which had no content, and now there’s State of Decay 2 which has a lot of content but bugs. Once you start playing the game you really enjoy it and it’s quite addictive but it’s hard not to notice the flaws. What would’ve easily been a 9/10 game is now a 7.5/10 experience due to the bugs. Hopefully Undead Labs will fix this soon so that more players can enjoy State of Decay 2. It’s all about collecting resources, exploring, and building your base with new facilities. It’s basically a hardcore survival game unlike anything else.
Cities: Skylines – Natural Disasters
Cities: Skylines – Natural Disasters is an expansion which adds, you guessed it, natural disasters like meteor strikes and much more to the base game. The unpredictability is a challenge and you can turn off the expansion but that’s no fun! Cities: Skylines is becoming like SimCity because it keeps on getting new content. While the disasters themselves can level a large section of your city, it adds to the overall experience. We can’t recommend it enough. Plus, the title now supports Xbox One X and looks better than ever with a higher resolution and 60 FPS.
Out of all of these games, we would recommend State of Decay 2 the most. It’s a lot of fun and gives you that nostalgic feeling of playing old-school survival games. All of the titles this week provide their own unique experiences, so give them a shot if you’re interested. It just depends on what you like but we all have our favorites.