Xbox sales are always a great time to pick up some games that you might have missed previously, or might not have even thought about playing when they were first released. As always, the TA news team is here to help with their choice picks, and this week has quite a diverse lineup for you. Dive into the selection of titles below, and don't forget to let us know what you have found in the comments section...
Heidi — The Big Con
Hustle your way across ‘90s America as a runaway teen con artist. Choose how to make your scratch as you don disguises, pick pockets, and rip people off in this comedic crime-filled adventure. Experience the totally rad '90s in all its plaid and payphone glory!
Kes — Watch Dogs
That being said, Bad Blood was a great DLC pack for Kenny and worth the playthrough. 'Amazing ideas, shallow execution' is a perfect descriptor for the whole experience, but don’t let that dissuade you. Hacking people around you, traffic lights, bollards, and cars is a magnificent idea and it works with a tap of the button. Small combat scenarios are punchy and fun when used in combination with your gadgets, and car chases are a real joy when police start feeling your digital wrath. The story hits some interesting notes, and I am gutted Ubi took the easy route out for the sequel by making it quippy and brighter than a Pop-Tarts packet. A nugget of something special is here and undiminished from the first reveal, so check it out and see if you agree (also, the achievements are really easy).
Play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy. Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge.
Luke — Yoku’s Island Express
Yoku’s Island Express is interspersed with some more traditional platforming to help those fairly complex pinball table-style sections avoid getting stale, along with plenty of exploration and backtracking if you want to see and do everything. Ultimately, flinging a jolly little bug on a bouncy ball around is just a hell of a lot of fun, and Yoku’s Island Express is a perfect reminder that even the most unlikely of genre combos can be made to work — the dev team just needs to lean into its crazy concept and own it, as Villa Gorilla does with aplomb for this awesome little oddity.
Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist of Yoku's Island Express!
Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing new tropical adventure!
Tom — Dead Island Definitive Edition
I played through the whole game with my brother and loved every second of it. Believe me, working through the Dead Island achievements is awesome in co-op, and really boosts the game’s entertainment value... at least, that’s how I felt when playing. Like I said before, the story loses its lustre once you leave the beachfront area and work your way inland through the city and jungle, but having a co-up buddy ensures that it’s always a good laugh. Dead Island is down to £1.91 this week, a discount of 85%! It’s worth spending that even just to realise that a tropical destination is a perfect way to survive a zombie apocalypse — beach and brains!
The game that re-defined the Zombie genre - fully remastered.
Paradise meets Hell!
Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse experience of a lifetime – and now more beautiful than ever.
Caught in the midst of an epic zombie outbreak on the tropical island of Banoi, your only thought is: Survival!
Including all previously released DLC
Will you be grabbing any of these, or do you have any recommendations of your own for us? Let us know down below!