Welcome to ‘What to Play this Weekend’ at zavvi.com where each week we’ll recommend a mixture of the latest independent, online and console games to make sure you don’t have idle thumbs! This weekend we’ll be looking at Broforce for PC/Mac, Football Manager 2014 Classic for PSVita, Trials Fusion for PS4 and PC and Landing Party, an online game.
This explosion-filled sidescrolling blow-em-up is the most fun you’ll have with a pixelated Mr. T. In the words of developers Free Lives, “When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce – an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life. Unleash scores of unique weapons and set off incredible chain reactions of fire, napalm, and limbs in the name of freedom.”
Play with a zillion brotastic characters like Rambro and Brominater as you go around liberating the beautifully designed pixel set-pieces and blowing them to hell with napalm, grenades, rocket launchers and even samurai swords.
Football Manager Classic 2014 (PS Vita)
Football Manager 2014 for PS Vita is the first game in the series’ long and successful history to allow cross-platform compatibility away from home computers, meaning that fans who own both Football Manager 2014 for PC, Mac or Linux and PS Vita will be able to carry on a single continuous game, whether they’re at home using their computer or out and about with their PlayStation Vita (or vice versa).
A great way to waste your entire weekend, you’ll find yourself ploughing hours into getting No-Name United from the Blue Square Premier to Uefa Champions League perennials. The incredible depth of simulation of the series isn’t lost on the PS Vita, and the added portability of the title mixed with its cross-platform compatibility mean that you’ll never be too far from the next match.
Currently parading around with a great 80/100 score on metacritic, where it is summarized as melding “the classic, proven Trials formula of simple yet addictive competition with the social and visual breakthroughs of the next generation of gaming.”
Indeed, it is the quintessential Trials game updated for the next gen. Boasting stunning HD graphics and difficult, addicting game play as well as all-new multiplayer connectivity, this is a game you can pick up for a quick 5 minute run and realise 5 hours later that you’ve not moved an inch, eaten anything or gone to the toilet. In other words, it’s a must-buy.
Landing Party (Online)
PC Gamer called this sweet little unity game “A warm and witty adventure game that sees you gathering a bunch of items to please a local king. Your four-man team (including one cat) sails the seven seas collecting the assorted objects, encountering cannibals, mermaids, and some surprising other creatures you should probably discover for yourself. There are no real puzzles as such in this brief nautical adventure, but there are a number of great jokes, and some wonderful dialogue – before landing on each island, you get to pick which two members will set forth on the expedition, decisions that influence each encounter in tiny but fun ways.”
What games will you be playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below!