Narcos: Rise of the Cartels looks like it should play well. It’s a proper video game adaptation of the Netflix series, with detailed animations and cutscenes, and complex maps on which I make the war on drugs an actual, literal war on drugs. It doesn’t walk or talk like shovel-ware.
Balancing games isn’t easy, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has already had a slew of issues to work out. While the 725 shotgun, which was basically a sniper rifle when the game first released, has been the game’s most high-profile balance issue, the sound of footsteps have had almost as many changes over the last few weeks.
Black Friday 2019 is almost upon us, which means that a year from now, both Microsoft and Sony will likely have launched new consoles — which means that both companies are offering very good deals on their current-generation systems this year.
State of Decay 2 will be available on Steam sometime next year, joining Gears 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection as Microsoft Game Studios titles moving over to Valve’s marketplace.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get access to four free games in December as part of those subscriptions, including dinosaur theme park sim Jurassic World Evolution, the video game adaptation of Toy Story 3, and the Xbox 360 port of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, originally released for Nintendo 3DS.