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The Must-Play Games This Week – A new Metroid and others


The floodgates have opened: last week’s four major video game releases have been upped by this week’s five. That’s right, five. In one week. These are namely:

  • Divinity: Original Sin II
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • NBA Live 18
  • NHL 18
  • Metroid: Samus Returns

Here’s why you should play each.

Divinity: Original Sin II

How do you create a sequel to one of the best games of 2014? Very carefully. Divinity: Original Sin II is a turn-based strategy RPG set a thousand years after the original. This time, you play as one character instead of two, and you can choose your race and origin story (a la Dragon Age: Origins).

Some highlights of the sequel include:

  •  A Memory character attribute, which limits the number of skills you can activate at any given time.
  • A tags system that differentiates how your character behaves (e.g. you can be an Outlaw, Jester, Noble, and so on).
  • More options for interacting with surfaces. You can combine elements like fire, ice, oil, and electricity for more devastating effects on your foes.

Divinity: Original Sin II is out for the PC.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Nearly a year after the release of steampunk stealth action game Dishonored 2, developer Arkane Studios are following it up with Death of the Outsider, a standalone expansion which plans to close out the main story told across the first two games.

Death of the Outsider continues the story with ex-assassin Billie Lurk, who’s on a quest to kill the Outsider, a supernatural being who bestows magical powers on a select few.