Best games you can play this week – tricks and chicks

As November comes to an end this week and December rolls in, there are some big games touching down to mark the conclusion of the month.

The Final Fantasy series makes its long-awaited return, Ubisoft’s new snow-covered sports game enters the fray, and a familiar mustachioed plumber is back, albeit in a smaller format.

Final Fantasy XV

29 November 2016 (Xbox One, PS4)

It’s been a long time coming, but Final Fantasy XV finally sees its release this week. Final Fantasy XV marks a huge departure for the long-running RPG series. Not only does it change the setting from a more linear affair to a sprawling open-world, but combat gets a complete overhaul. No longer are battles fought randomly or turn-based.

Now players can see the enemy coming and enjoy action-RPG combat complete with multiple weapon styles and parrying. Enemy AI is also more complex with different faction of enemies able to come into conflict during battles.

Fans of the franchise will already be on the waiting list for this one, but newcomers should also give it a look if they’re up for something huge in scale, gorgeous to the eye, and innovative in the gameplay department.


2 December 2016 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

It’s been quite a long time since we’ve had a new extreme sports game, which is unfortunate because it is a niche that has a passionate following. Steep fills that void, giving fans a number of different activities and challenges in four different disciplines: skiing, snowboarding, paragliding, and wingsuit flying.

While the game is open world, players can switch to mountain mode to access “drop zones” that act as fast travel spots, or cut your own path by traveling around the mountainous terrain to find new challenges.

Steep also focuses on online gameplay with players sharing the same game world and competing in activities at the same time through seamless multiplayer. You can compete in races and challenges against other players or group up with friends to pull off wild stunts.

More game releases this week


Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Watch Dogs 2

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Final Fantasy XV

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Final Fantasy XV

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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

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