11 games are arriving this week including 5 day and date releases. The new multiplayer battle royale, NARAKA: Bladepoint is one of them and is my highlight of the week. One game previously announced will not be coming to GeForce NOW this week, unfortunately, stick around to find out which one plus much more information.
My Highlight of the Week
Naraka Bladepoint is arriving this week and is my chosen highlight. I was lucky enough to experience the beta version of this game and it does have a lot of potential so it will be interesting to see what improvements and fixes the developers have made since.
On the subject of bringing the game to GeForce NOW the games lead producer Ray Kuan had this to say;
“It’s great that GeForce NOW can introduce gamers playing on low-powered hardware to the stunning world of NARAKA. We love that more gamers will be able to enter the battlefield and enjoy the next generation of battle royale games in full PC glory across all of their devices.”
Naraka is a 60 player action battle royale that offers players unique mobility powered by parkour skills and a grappling hook. There is a vast arsenal of melee and ranged weapons and a varying roster of characters with powerful abilities. The interactive map designs allow players to roam freely almost anywhere on each map. The backdrop of each map is phenomenal with a stunning eastern art style. The characters, maps & weapons have been designed to accommodate all play styles from sneaky sucker punch players to ambush campers to all-out assault-style players. Whatever your style you can pick this one up from Steam for around £20. The Epic Games Version has unfortunately been pushed back to mid-September.
GFN Thursday Games
City of Gangsters arrived on August 9th, day and date, and you’ll get the chance to start up your own crime syndicate from scratch. Rise through the city by building speakeasies and illegal distilleries. Manage production chains and resource distribution. Smuggle goods in and out of the city and bribe the police to turn a blind eye in this crime syndicate simulator. You can also bribe Steam into giving you access to this one for around £27.
The 3rd day and date release this week is Car Mechanic Simulator 2021. Work your way to a service empire. Get your hands dirty in a highly realistic simulation game that pays major attention to details. Pay a visit to a new Auction house and buy cars in various conditions. Expand your range of services by investing in a new workspace and equipment. Pick this one up from Steam for around £20.
The 4th day and date release, Faraday Protocol, is a first-person, story-driven puzzle game that will test your curiosity and keen perception. You are Raug Zeekon: an interstellar archaeologist from planet Cunor. You have been sent by your company to investigate the source of a mysterious signal coming from an unexplored star system. No price on this one at the time of writing but will be available via Steam.
The 5th and final day and date release this week is Voidtrain. In this early access title, you become a crew member of an interdimensional express! Discover a mysterious world inhabited by deadly creatures, treasures, and much more. Gather materials, upgrade your train and create better weapons. Play solo or in 4 player co-op and pick up from the Epic Games Store for around £25.
428: Shibuya Scramble is a visual novel that tells the story of a kidnapping that brings together a hot-blooded detective, hard-hitting journalist, former gang leader and a part-timer stuck in a cat costume for a series of events more unexpected and outrageous than the last. You can experience all of this for around £40 from Steam.
Blood of Steel is an online free to play massive multiplayer wargame and comes from Steam this week. The game features hundreds of historical heroes from all over the world you can lead through medieval warfare. This one combines tactical play with banks of troops as well as close combat fighting between heroes in duel mode.
DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is the latest instalment in Taito's DARIUS series of arcade-style shooting games. Blast hordes of alien sea monsters, and blaze your own trail through branching environments. Pick this one up from Steam for around £30.
Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbour's house and figuring out what he's hiding in the basement. Play against an advanced AI that learns from your actions. This very popular game is available from Steam and the Epic Games Store for around $25
Also arriving this week is the prequel, Hello Neighbour: Hide and Seek. This one follows the tragic story of the Neighbours family. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with the loss of a family member. Available from Steam and the Epic Games Store.
The final game this week is RimWorld, a sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Inspired by Dwarf Fortress, Firefly, and Dune. It’s designed to co-author tragic, twisted, and triumphant stories about imprisoned pirates, desperate colonists, starvation and survival. You can pick this one up from the Epic Games Store for around £30.
As mentioned in the beginning, one game previously announced will not be coming to GeForce NOW at this time. Lawn Mowing Simulator has run into some unforeseen circumstances while being onboarded and at this time, we have to play the waiting game and see if it will arrive in the near future.
Assassin's Creed Valahalla’s Siege of Paris expansion will be streaming on GFN this week.
Gold and Ultimate edition owners will have access as will those of you subscribed to Ubisoft Plus. No price for a single purchase is available right now at the time of writing but the previous Wrath of the Druids expansion was around £20.
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