Looking for something new to play during winter break? There are many great video games to choose from this week, including a great deal on new ones Purple Pokémon. You can also roll at the speed of sound with Sound frontiersor explore the cute world of You need two. Which game will you choose to spend the weekend?
“The Last of Us: Part II” for PlayStation 4
“It Takes Two” for Nintendo Switch
“NBA 2K23” for Xbox One
“Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” for Nintendo Switch
“Pokémon Purple” for Nintendo Switch
“Sonic Frontiers” for Nintendo Switch
“Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” for Nintendo Switch
“Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope” for Nintendo Switch
“Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes” for Nintendo Switch
“Mario Party Superstars” for Nintendo Switch
“Far Cry 6” for Xbox Series X
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The Last of Us: Part II picks up where the first game left off, continuing the epic story of friendship, survival and a new-found family. This No. 1 bestselling title 1 is popular for many reasons: no wonder HBO bought it for a (critically acclaimed) television adaptation.
“I loved the original, not only for its big scares, but also for its surprisingly powerful storytelling. Who knew you could get emotionally invested in a couple of video game characters like this? Then I heard there was controversy about how the sequel ended up,” said an impressed gamer. “After playing it, I guess the whiners don’t understand the nuances and probably wanted a typical final boss battle. Instead, they got a touching story about redemption and the futility of revenge; and, man, there are some terrifying sequences here This game is pretty awesome (although the ability to hide in 12-inch tall grass is a bit overwhelmed.)”
You need two is a game about relationships: that of a couple trying to save their marriage, and that of this same couple and their child. Solve puzzles and fight in one world in one Honey, I shrunk the kidsstyle experience.
“I’ve personally played it on PS5, but I’ve given it away. Best co-op game in a long time! The story is whatever, but the gameplay is so much fun! You also get different power-ups on each level, so it doesn’t get stale.”
NBA 2K23 it packs everything basketball fans know and expect into one streamlined experience. You will feel the rush to sink three points into the roster of your favorite players. Play career mode and create a legend for yourself, or take part in the Jordan Challenge and follow MJ’s star-studded career from the ground up. Basically, whatever you want to do and whoever you want to play like is on offer.
“Great game, and my grandson loves playing basketball outside as well as in games with his friends,” said one happy grandpa.
Start your engines! If you need an accessible (and appropriate) game for all ages, look no further Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Originally launched on Wii U, this hit cart racer is back with a huge amount of content. Bonus map packs bring back courses from a huge range of Mario Kart play and make sure you don’t get bored soon.
“This is by far my son’s favorite game on the Switch. The graphics are amazing and the choice of cars and characters is fantastic. There are so many other courses and so many variations – it’s just amazing. I highly recommend this game,” one dad said.
Will you choose the Fire Croc Fuecoco, the Water-type Quaxley, or the Grass-type Sprite? All three are adorable, and all three are viable options. Whichever you choose, you’ll get a similar experience with both Purple Pokémon And Pokémon Scarlet. There are some differences between these games, but that’s part of the fun!
“This new open world Pokemon the game is great! I was so busy exploring that by the time I reached my second badge my team was already level 60 🤣. There are three storylines… I highly recommend this new generation,” said one player.
This is a brand new interpretation of Sonic the hedgehog in an open-world environment. So if you are a fan of Sonic3D platformer style, this is the game for you. If you are a fan of Sonicin a 2D platformer style, this is also the game for you. It has a little something for everyone.
One fan called it a new era of Sonic. “I’m still playing this game, but the level design is mostly well thought out and the interactions between the characters are much better now than in years past. There are real connections between Sonic and each of the characters, and the boss fights they’re an interesting and quirky take. However, it works well with what this story conveys. Highly recommend!”
Like Legos? Like it Star Wars? So putting them together is a sure win! Play through the story of Star Wars and experience each planet in a whole new way. Explore different lands and pilot all different vehicles with one of hundreds of playable characters.
“Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga It’s one of those games that you pick up and don’t want to put down… like, ever! The new game in the long-running Lego series offers players nine to play Star Wars movie. Travel across 20 iconic planets with hundreds of unlockable characters and vehicles, as well as action-packed battles and epic cinematics!” enthused one fan.
With nine characters to choose from, you can build a team of three to help you fight the forces of evil and save the galaxy by rescuing scattered sparks. Use cover, employ unique abilities and think through every move – you can be sure your enemies will too!
It’s even impressive for people who aren’t fans of strategy games. “This game was a lot of fun. I never played the first one and thought I’d be lost and clueless about some aspects of the game, but it’s its own story on its own. Each of the characters and star Sparks have unique abilities , so it’s a breeze to play. Turn-based strategy usually bores me and feels like a pain, but this game was fun and accessible.”
Anyone who is a fan of Fire Emblem: Three Houses they can get more of the universe they love in this musou-style interpretation. Fight your way through massive battlefields with action-adventure gameplay. Don’t worry, though; it doesn’t completely do away with that classic Fire emblem strategy: employing unique twists in the gameplay to keep you on your toes.
One player said, “This game is a fantastic addition to Fire Emblem: Three Houses lore. If you liked it Three Houses and no matter a little mix of warrior gameplay this is a must play game. This game would also be welcome mainstream Fire emblem title.”
With five classic playing fields from the previous one Mario Feast Games, Mario Party Superstars it has a lot of nostalgia for long time gamers along with tons of new content to try out. You can play online with friends around the world or on the couch sitting with your family. It’s a blast for everyone, regardless of their proficiency with a game controller.
One gamer said his whole family loved it. “Mario Party Superstars it has a great mix of classic Mario Feast Games. Everyone from my 5-year-old son to my husband can find a game they like. Some games are very simple and some require more skill. We’ve had a lot of fun family game nights with this one.”
Starring Giancarlo Esposito as the game’s iconic villain, Far cry 6 comes out rocking with a huge cast. It’s the greatest adventure ever and you can join the revolution to liberate the nation of Yara and fight against the forces of Anton Castillo, the man who rules the nation with an iron grip. Trust us, you won’t forget the experience, but parents, note that this absolutely is not for children.
“The best installment of a great game franchise!” said one happy fan. “They’ve outdone themselves in this one, especially with Giancarlo Esposito starring as the main ‘villain’. I love this game!
The reviews cited above reflect the most recent releases at the time of posting.