Sold Out are brining MOTHERGUNSHIP to retail stores, coinciding with the digital relase in 2018.



Sold Out is excited to announce that it has partnered with Terrible Posture Games and Grip Digital to publish the physical console versions of first-person bullet-hell shooter MOTHERGUNSHIP in 2018.

Arriving on PlayStation 4 MOTHERGUNSHIP is the spiritual successor to 2014’s Tower of Guns and features intense, unrelenting first-person gunplay and an exciting weapon customization system that lets players create their own destructive armoury, plus some of the biggest bosses in FPS history and procedurally generated rooms and enemies for seemingly-limitless gameplay.

More news as we get it.



theHunter:Call of the wild PlayStation 4 review


Developer:Avalanche Studios.

Playing the Hunter Call of the wild has taught me many things over the weekend. The main thing is that I have no problems whatsoever mowing down humans one after another, in a game world of course but the guilt I felt after shooting a rabbit while it was playing with others left me repeating, "It's only a game, It's only a game" as I looked down at the said bunny!

I'm not a hunter but I've been curious about these games from the PlayStation 2 days. Sure you can get them easily now with multi region and access to the other stores but they are mainly sold over the water. I'd seen the screens and previews before but you can easily be fooled by pre-launch hype shots and tarted up movies. When I first spawned into the game world I completely missed what the narrator was saying to me and I had to start again. You see I was distracted by what was before me.
This distraction has not stopped hours and hours into the game. The world you are dropped into is the most gorgeous, beautiful, HUGE open world I've ever seen. Yes I know, even more so than Horizon Zero Dawn my favourite PS4 game. PlayStation 4 has a new benchmark, it's Call of the Wild!

The view you're greeted to when you start the game.


I honestly can't tell you how good this game looks on my 4K TV. No screens nor youtube movies can prepare you for 50" 4K greatness. Trees blow in the wind, particles of even dust blow through the air, seed clocks glide past you realistically as they would on a hot summers day, leaves, it's just brilliant. Water reflects the trees, sun, moon at night and anything that passes or overhead clouds passing or even building to let rip an almighty storm. My wife has zero interest in games, she walked into the front room and said, "wow, is this a game?" I think I've spent more time wandering than anything else. It's vista is second to none. "Is that a bridge over there? half an hour later you've walked to it and forgotten what your task was. On the way you've stopped to take yet another screen shot of the beautiful landscape.


Day to night transition and back to morning can get very Friday 13th around the log cabins.





On top of the visuals is the sound. What transforms this real would into real life is the use of sound. I have lost count of the amount of times I've been strolling about and a bark of a deer has made me jump. Birds tweet, wind rustles the leaves and bushes. Water laps at the edges of lakes and the pitter patter of water bouncing off muddy paths all adds to sucking you in to this living, breathing world. I'm playing with surround on and a wireless base speaker. Starting up the ATV just has to be heard with 5.1. The gunshot itself rings out around the room and during a hunt when silence is golden, pulling your own trigger can really startle you. Sound in key to the game too. You listen intensely for the direction of a mating call or growl from a bear. Once I lay in fear as I'd lost my way lying down and a bear walked past me, I was holding my breath for gods sake. Like I say, this game really does immerse you like I've never had before.

So this takes me to the game itself. All the looks and sound mean jack if the game sucks right?
I've never played anything like this before. I guess the closest I've got is Call Of Duty MW. The sniping mission in Russia. That was scripted, the Hunter is not. In fact every time I've turned it on, saying that it's hardly been off in the last two days, you could go off hunting and every time it's different. What is brilliant is the way the developer has tried to make it interesting by giving it a kind of story mode to keep you interested and this works so well. You receive calls on your mobile asking you to help out or visit certain parts of the map. When you bring up the map and pan back with the right stick you'll be amazed. The map is huge. I started in the US but to my shock there is also a European map with a female narrator. You get a ATV that has brilliant physics to get you about quicker. You even get a tent to pitch for over night stays in the wild. Mission structure is perfect and the game gets a little bit easier as you unlock better guns, bullets and bows. Everything is put together so well. It's worth pointing out that rifles have certain bullets and this led me to a search on the net to see why my gun wouldn't load. I was not alone as I found many people with the same problem as me. That is the only thing that needs to be made clearer to people like me who've not played a game like this before.

You will stop to admire views like this over and over again.


The Hunt itself can be done at any time, anywhere. Hunting is tense and time consuming. As it should be. I found myself hunting down a pack of deer taking over 40 minutes as I crept, crawled and then executed the kill perfectly. It was night and I took out 4 deer in one go as they panicked not knowing where I was. I hunted a bear but just scrapped it. I then followed the trail until I found it and took the reward. I'm no hunter in real life but it turns out I'm quite good.
Multiplayer can team up to 8 players with some co-op or challenges.

The Hunter Call of the wild has everything.  It's jaw dropping at times with tight gameplay that all comes together brilliantly. Sure hunting in the real world is not for me. I just don't like it. So a game that lets you do something that you don't want to do in the real world is what playing games is all about. If you want to use this as a walking simulator then you'll have a blast walking about in some of the most beautiful countryside the world has to offer, you can do so. As open worlds go this is the new benchmark for me.

Horizon set the benchmark for open world on PS4, theHunter has toppled it.

9/10

Please note:I've played for hours and due to the size of the game the review is ongoing. I'll update with any worth while notes.




 Your ATV gets you from A to B faster but you can use fast travel but in a game world this pretty why would you want to?


Deer Gameplay PS4 PRO

   
Reviewed on a PlayStation 4 PRO with 4K 49" TV with surround sound.

Hellblade dev marked World Mental Health Day by donating game sales to charity


This is old but something that needs to mentioned again. Developer Ninja Theory marked World Mental Health Day by donating all proceeds from today's sales of the game (October 10th) to mental health charity, Rethink.

Rethink is a UK organization that supports and campaigns for those severely affected by mental health issues. The group wants to help those affected by the invisible illness by challenging and changing attitudes.

Hellblade's protagonist Senua, suffers from psychosis, and both critics and fans have praised the way the game delicately and intelligently represents the condition.

Ninja Theory has put together a new game trailer for the occassion, but instead of featuring buzzwords and marketing jargon, this one spotlights messages sent in by Hellblade players keen to share their own mental health experiences.

Donations will only be taken (after sales tax and platform fees) from PS4 and PC purchases made on October 10, so if you've been waiting for a good opportunity to dive into Hellblade, now's the time.


We Happy Few hits PlayStation 4 next spring!


We Happy Few does look brilliant. It kind of reminds me of Borderlands crossed with A Clockwork Orange. The art style is fantastic.
If you've not seen it before take a look at the movie below. Until April 2018, keep smiling!


From the developer:

Full-length story campaign, three playable characters, and more than 250 unique encounters expand upon the game’s initial debut.

Gearbox Publishing has partnered with Compulsion Games to take We Happy Few, the eerie adventure about survival and paranoia, to new heights. On April 13, 2018, We Happy Few will launch worldwide with more content than ever―including a full-length story campaign played as three different characters and more than 250 unique encounters―realizing a much grander vision for the game. We Happy Few will be available both digitally and at retail on PlayStation®4. Compulsion Games continues to retain all creative control over We Happy Few as it evolves from a crowdfunding digital success to a worldwide multi-platform retail launch.

"Our team was humbled by the initial public reception to We Happy Few, and delighted to have this chance to make it bigger. We’re longtime fans of Borderlands, and we’re excited to be part of a line-up that also includes games like Homeworldand Fortnite. Gearbox believed in us from the very beginning, and we think this partnership will make it possible to create the game that our community expects," said Guillaume Provost, Studio Head of Compulsion Games

“Compulsion Games has an amazing game vision and it’s an honor for Gearbox Publishing to contribute to the effort,” said Steve Gibson, Head of Gearbox Publishing.


Want a scare this Friday 13th or Halloween???

Buy Observer from the store. If you've not heard of it take a look at this movie. It's very creepy.


We will be adding a review in the next few days. For all those that have bought the game, a patch is on the way.



Gran Turismo Sport | 20 Years of GT | PS4 Movie

Movie of the history of Gran Turismo. Get ready for GT Sport!


Wraith to hunt down PlayStation VR this month!


Sinn Studios PSVR game will launch this month ready in time for your Halloween VR scare parties.

Wraith is a shooter in First Person perspective.

From the developer:
Fight the Wraith as you struggle to survive in various environments using a real-time marketplace and currency system that allows you to purchase weapons, add-ons, ammunition, recharge your flashlight battery and more.

You can select from various maps that range from night maps, day-time maps, a snow/blizzard map and more. All of our maps feature a dynamic lighting system that will challenge you by darkening the experience over time as the Wraith become stronger and the sun sets on the horizon.

Experience increasing difficulty as different types of Wraith begin to appear over time; watch as they crawl out of the ground to kill you with an overall increase in health as the game progresses. Test yourself or your friends in the ultimate survival experience developed by one person for all.

How long can you last?

MAPS AVAILABLE:
  • The Camp
  • The Path
  • Sunset
  • Blizzard
GUNS AVAILABLE:
  • Beretta M9
  • Magnum
  • Sawed-Off Shotgun
  • Micro Uzi

NEW LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 NYCC Story Trailer Released


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a NEW trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, diving deeper into the original branching storyline featured in this all-new LEGO adventure. Recently debuted at New York Comic Con, the video stars lovable canine, Cosmo the Spacedog – telepathic Soviet cosmonaut, Knowhere’s chief of security and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy – who is tasked with alerting and assembling an elite team of Super Heroes to take on the time-travelling Super Villain, Kang the Conqueror. Kang has stolen numerous Marvel cities and locations from across time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis, in hopes to take over the universe. As a result, Cosmo’s call to action brings together a diverse group of Marvel Super Heroes from different time periods and realities – including Star-Lord, Thor, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Hulk, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, Iron Man, Cowboy Captain America, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Groot and many more – who must all band together to foil Kang’s diabolical plans.




Additional New York Comic Con announcements included:

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Season Pass details were revealed and will feature six Level Packs and four Character Packs. The Level Packs will feature content inspired by a number of upcoming Marvel films and television series, including Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp, Cloak & Dagger and The Runaways. The Character Packs, including Agents of Atlas, Champions, Out of Time and Classic Guardians of the Galaxy, will add more than 60 new characters to the main game’s diverse roster of over 200 Super Heroes and Super Villains.

Actor Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) was confirmed as the voice of Kang the Conqueror, the time-travelling Super Villain in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

Various new characters were revealed, including Grandmaster (Thor: Ragnarok), Valkyrie (Thor: Ragnarok), Arizona Annie, Blade, Captain Avalon, Charlie-27, Chipmunk Hunk, Dormammu, Ghost Rider & Hell Cycle, Hellcow, Hobgoblin, Hulk 2099, Koi Boi, Lady Spider, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Morbius, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf, Living Totem, Squirrel Girl, Super Adaptoid and Ursa Major.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by award-winning comics writer Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible Open Hub World of Chronopolis. Packed with signature LEGO humour for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror in this fun-filled journey spanning the Marvel Universe.




LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available starting 17th November 2017 for PlayStation 4.





Call of Duty WW2 London Calling!



It looks like we'll be running about the streets of London come November as some screens have been shown of a London street and a tube tunnel.
What's more it looks like we'll be using an old leather football as some kind of weapon or maybe good old fashioned gameplay in the form of capture the football?


Not long now. Call Of Duty WW2 launches 3rd November. 

Rogue Trooper Redux Launches October 17th

NEW ROGUE TROOPER® REDUX VIDEO FEATURE COMPARES 2006 WITH 2017!
October 17th Launch Date Also Confirmed 
Independent UK developer and publisher Rebellion today released a new ROGUE TROOPER® REDUX trailer comparing the game’s impressive visuals directly with those of the original 2006 game. 
The new trailer also reveals the game’s launch date of 17th October on PlayStation 4. 
ROGUE TROOPER® REDUX will be available digitally and also as a boxed edition on PlayStation 4.
Priced at £19.99 $24.99 and featuring a BAFTA-nominated campaign and dedicated online co-op modes, Rogue Trooper Redux will offer shooter fans incredible value, whether they’re new to the universe, or a fan of the original game and comics. 
Something old, something new … 
The detailed new “Graphics Comparison” trailer combines and compares cut scene and gameplay footage from the original Rogue Trooper® game (2006) with the new remaster, highlighting the overhaul given to the game by Rebellion’s in-house developers in conjunction with UK studio TickTock Games, including:
-       Completely remodelled characters, weapons and vehicles
-       Remastered cinematics
-       New special effects
-       Dynamic lighting
-       Higher fidelity geometry

Play Rogue Trooper® Redux @ San Diego Comic-Con!

Don't Knock Twice PlayStation VR

One knock to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead.



Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch. Don’t Knock Twice fully supports VR for the ultimate horror experience!

Explore a grand manor house environment and interact with almost every object you see. To find and save your daughter, you will explore all depths of the manor, searching for hidden clues and wield items to fight or escape the terror that surrounds you.

The game is being developed alongside the 2017 horror film, Don’t Knock Twice, starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and directed by Caradog James (The Machine).

Don’t Knock Twice is designed for VR with a non-VR version also included.
Don't Knock Twice is available now from the store.



Sudden Strike 4:Road to Dunkirk Announced

The fight continues in upcoming DLC based on oneof WW2's most dramatic conflicts.

Bracknell UK, 10th October 2017 

Following on from the successful launch of Sudden Strike 4 on PlayStation®4, Kalypso Media is excited to reveal the first official DLC expansion for its WW2 strategy heavyweight. Sudden Strike 4: The Road to Dunkirk will launch for PlayStation®4 via dlc on the PlayStation Store on 20th October. The DLC offers four new singleplayer missions based around one of the most intense and dramatic conflicts in the entire war, as the Allied forces made a desperate bid to rescue British, French and Belgian troops trapped in the eponymous French town, surrounded by the German army with seemingly no hope for escape.

In the German side of the campaign, players must break through the French defenses in the Battle of Lille to capture the town of Dunkirk and ultimately hunt down and destroy a British battleship. In the Allied campaign, players will launch a counter-offensive during the Battle of Ypres-Comines and attempt to evacuate as many soldiers as possible during Operation Dynamo itself. To aid in the battle, players will have two new commanders to choose from: French war hero Charles de Gaulle and British Expeditionary Force division commander Harold Alexander, further adding to your strategic options for each mission.

Last but not least, Sudden Strike 4: Road to Dunkirk will also see the introduction of 10 all-new units for players to deploy, including the German SIG 33 Bison artillery, the French Char B1 heavy tank, the British A10 Cruiser Mk. II medium tank and destroyer HMS Ivanhoe.

Sudden Strike 4: Road to Dunkirk will be available as DLC for the PlayStation®4 versions of Sudden Strike 4 on 20th October 2017 via PSN for £7.99GBP / $9.99USD / €9.99EUR.

Take a look here.


View Screenshots 








Middle Earth:Shadow Of War Slays PlayStation 4 from tomorrow


Shadow of War is the follow up to the brilliant Shadow of Mordor. PS4 Pro 4K magic will be on show as it was with the last game. Shadow of Mordor is one of the games that I played to death to get the Platinum trophy.
Looking forward to reviewing the game shortly. In the meantime here's some new screens from Warner Brothers. The game hits retail 10th October.









Sudden Strike 4 Update for PlayStation 4


A huge patch is ready to download on PS4. The patch notes can be seen below. We gave the game a 9/10 in our review.
  • Host migration fixes
  • Group movement formation improvements
  • General pathfinding fixes
  • Fixed moving players in skirmish lobby when there are closed slots 
  • Tutorial video fixes
  • Unit count limit in multiplayer
  • Camera adjusted to starting position in multiplayer
  • Repair truck stuttering fix
  • Tutorial crash fix
  • Fixed incorrect badge image for Conclusive Eviction
  • Infantry now uses watchtowers correctly
  • Tweaking AoE damage in case of visible units in vehicles
  • Added aim prediction to direct targeting gunners to track moving targets
  • Implemented setting to turn off unit silhouettes and unit outlines (Settings/Gameplay)
  • Fixed infinite wait time in multiplayer when the starting player leaves the game and at least 3 players remained
  • In-flight target tracking has been removed from certain slow-moving projectiles (unguided AT rockets)
  • Badges are now observable with controller on the debriefing screen
  • Added selected map preview in multiplayer
  • Added wait timer until match starts in multiplayer
  • Players can select doctrine by clicking on the general’s portrait in multiplayer
  • Synchnronized timer in multiplayer lobby
  • Added selected doctrine „freezing” to multiplayer (quick match)
  • Highlighting "Extras" after unlocking new items
  • Added recon plane timer/counter
  • Added plane attack timer/counter
  • Added skill description in multiplayer menu
  • Added unit description in multiplayer menu
  • Sound feedback when a territory is being captured
  • German Bulge retreat tweak
  • Russian/Polish doctrine fixes
  • Challenge mode badges fixes
  • Fixed mission markers
  • Fixed active challenge marker
  • Localization fixes
  • Multiplayer ready feature
  • Fixed death animation for units dying in trenches or cannons
  • Fixed hang when multiplayer game is lost while ingame menu is open
  • Fixed hang in multiplayer lobby when the client has a drop-down open and the host leaves or he gets kicked out
  • Fixed error message after coming back from rest mode
  • Fixed Zis-5 truck not sinking in water
  • Fixed missing voiceovers in Historical Footage menu
  • Game code crash fixes

Sudden Strike 4 PlayStation 4 Review.


Anyone reading this review that have come to know me over the years will know straight away that anything World War 2 gets me excited. Amongst all the made up over the top future shooter nonsense that has flooded the games market over the past decade has made me turn my back on most shooters. It's refreshing to see developers go back to WW2. Kite are a new developer set up two years ago and Sudden Strike 4 is there new baby. You can see the love for the great series they have inherited.

Sudden Strike 4 is brilliant. There I've said it. Now if you want to deduct one or two marks from my score because of the lack of this type of game on PlayStation consoles and take my excitement level into account, feel free. But what you also have to know is that I've played very few PC games, one I have played is the brilliant Company of Heroes. SS4 is a real time strategy game. Anyone who doesn't know what that is I will quickly try to help out. Basically you have units that you give orders to. Tanks, infantry, and call in air strikes etc. All from a top down prospective, playing god if you like. Key to victory is to plan what is you best move. Hold back repair trucks and fuel supplies to back up any rushed move you may have regretted. Take your time. Choose well.
Hit the beaches!

Every mission has a small intro to tell you the basics of what you have to do. You can choose some upgrades from three different generals before you start and the more stars you earn, a possible 3 from each mission, will unlock these extras. From repair kits to sandbags, health to extra ammo, choose carefully for each battle. Now your mission can end before it even starts if you just rush off looking for a quick fix. The game is VERY unforgiving even on easy if you rush your moves or send your troops blind into a hail of gunfire you'll be hitting restart. I ended in an epic fail many times and when I replayed the same mission with more care I got through in a breeze.

You have three campaigns. Ailed, Russian and German. These play out differently. Some are very hard even on easy and trying to find the right solution can be quite trying at times. The first ailed mission is one of the best in my opinion giving you a fantastic overall play of most of the units in the game. You start with the 101st airborne and take what looks like Sainte Mere Eglise, then land on Utah Beach as the US infantry to fight your way off the beaches and link up with the airborne. Exciting stuff. You can zoom in on the action holding R1 and pan the camera about 180 degrees with the analogue stick but the annoying thing is that the camera then snaps back. I'd much rather 360 degrees control over the camera and this is a strange omission from the game. I have mailed Kalypso the publishers to ask of a possible patch.
C'mon Tommy! Take the bridge!

Maps range across France, Belgium, Germany and Russia. The developer has done a fantastic job of trying to mix it up by using weather effects to make maps look different and even city scape's when moving inland. The bridge over the Rhine, Stalingrad, Berlin, Battle of the bulge, Overlord, Market Garden, it's all here.

Graphically speaking it all looks great. It states that the game is "Pro Enhanced". So on looking at my TV the game does seem to be playing in 4K. I'm sure it's not native but it all looks great. The flashes of lightning, chitter chatter of the troops running in the rain and break outs of gunfire is just brilliant. I played on my 50" Sony 4K HDR TV with Sony DTS Surround booming. You can be moving in virtual silence only to encounter enemies with busts of gunfire and tank shells booming and shaking my floor.

Multiplayer is all here. Skirmish mode lets you and seven others take control over set units and try to take strategic points on the maps taken from parts of the game. You can also play against the computer. I have to be honest here, it works but this, for me anyway is best played as a single player game. Don't get me wrong, it all works fine but I love the single player. It's worth noting that when playing you can pause and choose all your moves then play again so your not under pressure. Using a controller will be fround upon by PC players but hey, it works just fine. You can hold L2 and bring up the mini map and in doing so move to an area very fast moving the right stick.
PlayStation 4 Gameplay

Sudden Strike 4 has a tutorial so don't worry if you've not played a game like this before. The menus are slick with real WW2 footage playing out in the background. My advise is to turn the background music off. It's a very surreal feeling hearing the wind blow through trees and birds tweeting before all hell breaks loose only to fade away again to peace, birds go about there business again unaware of the carnage that has just ensued.

War is hell! Playing Sudden Strike 4 is an absolute joy. You can download now from the store or buy the retail version from £27.85 from shopto now.
Sudden Strike 4 is a PlayStaion 4 console exclusive.

9/10

Call of Duty WW2 fans rejoice!

Fantastic news for fans of the propper Call Of Duty. By propper I mean the first games, where it all started. I remember playing on a 56K modem on a map called Carentan. Since then I've been to Normandy, twice and taken pictures of the bullet holes in the church. Carentan was taken by the US airborne mostly made up of the 101st and 82nd.

I'm over the moon to see one of the best ever MP maps is back for COD WW2. It's for season pass holders only, timed, then to all later on. No indication as to how long the wait will be. I've never bought a season pass yet but this may have to be the first.

A teaser shot is out and that's it. BUT what a teasing shot.


Call of the Wild hunts down Playstation 4!

The hunt is on! The Hunter: Call of the Wild launches today on PS4!

Vienna, Austria; Stockholm, Sweden, October 2nd 2017: Let the hunt begin! theHunter: Call of the Wild is launching today on PlayStation 4 in physical form across North and South America for $39.99.
Created by Expansive Worlds, and published by Avalanche Studios; theHunter: Call of the Wild readies its aim on the hunting genre for console players. Stunning visuals, a vast open world to explore, and over 50 square miles of varied terrain teem with life for the player to explore. theHunter: Call of the Wild offers cooperative and competitive multiplayer options for up to 8 players. Steady your aim at the shooting range, drive ATVs, team up with other hunters and earn those bragging rights!
The hunt for majestic deer, awe-inspiring bison or massive black bear – among many other huntable species – alone or in a party is available now on PlayStation 4.



Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise, and most recently released Just Cause 3 (published by Square Enix). Just two months earlier, it released Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment). The studio has also created acclaimed twin stick shooter Renegade Ops (published by SEGA), self-published free-to-play service theHunter Classic (developed by subsidiary Expansive Worlds) with more than 7 million registered players across 190 countries, as well as theHunter: Call of the Wild. Avalanche Studios, which is based in Stockholm and New York City, was founded in 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg. The studio develops games created using the proprietary Apex – Avalanche Open World Engine, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay.




Le Tour De France 2017 Review


This is a very difficult game for me to review knowing nothing of the sport. I was in Couze-et-Saint-Front near Bergerac in France on holiday and witnessed the actual race first hand this summer. Anyone who has seen the race will know that the build up and party is what it's all about as the race itself will be gone in less than 20 seconds, 60 if you want to see the cars speed past afterwards.

The game is more of a time consuming beast. The game is VERY deep and purists will love it. I couldn't help be amazed at the amount of bikes on screen and how deep the gameplay can be when you delve into all the options on hand during a race. I'm playing on a PS4 Pro and the game engine does take a little hit now and then but this is very small, all be it quite often. The graphics are not that bad considering this is made by a smaller developer but it's not mapped on real world areas in the game. They are just in name only and a fly-by giving you a run down on each stage is all you get. It's put together nicely enough but don't expect to see your house while taking in the city or countryside on your bike.

How many bikes?

You can choose your team, create your own set-up and change the riders names for that more personal touch. I really can't get bogged down in all the ins and outs of the gameplay, it really is quite deep and going flat out will just result in an epic fail. Choose your time to sprint and consume energy is the name of the game and hope to strike at the right time. You drink water etc to pace yourself, it's all the real deal. A full tutorial is the first place to head after booting up. You really need to complete this before starting a race.

For anyone that's impatient you can zoom through the race and change the riders strategy to pace themselves or go all out on attack. Be warned though, zooming to far can result in your team loosing the stage so careful planning is key. Enthusiasts of the real tour are going to love this. Anyone else will enjoy it but it will purely come down to the individual player as to how long a play time they will give this.

Go go go!

Hats off to the developer, they have made these games for years and you can tell the love for the sport. This is the first one I've played and I found it very engaging and enjoyable.

7/10


Full stages. I saw stage 10 first hand.

Horizon Zero Dawn gets special edition


Horizon Zero Dawn will have a "Complete Edition" one month after the Frozen Wilds DLC content in November. December 5th 2017.
The game will have the Frozen Wilds add-on as well as all the special edition DLC from the first game, digital art etc
Included DLC



If you haven't played this game now is the time. I regard it as Platstation 4's best game to date.