This week’s lineup of PlayStation Store releases includes Jackbox Party Pack 8. Oh, and Back 4 Blood, Crysis Remastered, NHL 22, and Swery’s The Good Life.
Obviously the big news on the PlayStation Store release slate this week is Jackbox Party Pack 8.
OK, look, we’re being a little facetious – we’ll get to the traditionally “big” releases in a minute – but it would be remiss not to mention a new Jackbox Party Pack. The Mario Party-esque collection of party games found a massive new audience during the pandemic, so there will plenty of people who are pleased to see a new iteration.
And with that bone of contention out of the way, we’ll get onto the games you’re really here for.
First up is Back 4 Blood, which is Left 4 Dead 3 by any other name, right down to the lively cast of characters and the awful’ numeronym in the name. Developed by Turtle Rock and published by WB Games, this certainly looks like a worthy spiritual successor to Valve’s co-op zombie shooter. (We’ll have a review up shortly, so be sure to check back for that.)
The Crysis Remastered Trilogy also comes to PS4 and PS5 this week. The first Crysis Remastered game is already available, and the second and third remasters will also be able to purchase individually, though the trilogy looks like the best value. Apparently, this will run “between 1080p and 4K at 60 FPS, achieved with Dynamic Resolution for excellent performance on today’s hardware” – even in the age of native 4K consoles and real-time ray tracing, Crysis is still a silicon melter.
Speaking of things that melt, NHL 22 is here. It’s another yearly EA Sports franchise, for better or worse. Expect an otherwise impressive sports sim marred by microtransactions and gambling by any other name, then,
The one to watch this week, though, is The Good Life. It’s the latest game from Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro – yes, of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die fame/infamy – and it’s (if it’s possible with his back catalogue) even stranger than you might be expecting. You play as a journalist Naomi Hayward, tasked with uncovering a murder mystery in a small, English village. So far, so Midsummer Murders, then. But every night, the residents all turn into cats? You don’t see that from John Nettles.
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality will also be interesting. It’s an updated and expanded release of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, and will be the first time the game will be playable outside of VR, which is nice.
Here’s the complete lineup of new PlayStation Store releases. We’ll update this page throughout the week with any late additions.
PlayStation Store Releases: October 11-15, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
- No releases
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
- Back 4 Blood
- Mozart Requiem
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
- Catty & Batty: The Spirit Guide
Thursday, October 14, 2021
- Aeon Must Die!
- Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality
- Henchman Story
- Immortus Temporus
- Jackbox Party Pack 8
- Ring of Pain
- The Riftbreaker
Friday, October 15, 2021
- Crysis Remastered Trilogy
- Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
- Dungeon Encounters
- NHL 22
- The Good Life
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