March PlayScores | Top New Games of March 2017
30 games released on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the new Nintendo Switch have just received their PlayScores. The PlayScore is a standard rating that averages gamer reviews and critic reviews.
Let’s start with the PC
Mass Effect: Andromeda. A game five years in the making, it culminates the epic Mass Effect trilogy. Continue your journey as pathfinder with enhanced graphics, improved combat, and deep narrative. An enjoyable ride across the galaxy, but could’ve used a bit more polish. It has a PlayScore of 7.37.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Roam around a fictional Bolivia overrun by drug cartels and narco-terrorism. Partake in dozens of covert operations with the Ghosts, and live to capture the dream. It’s a brand new Ghost Recon experience, and it has a PlayScore of 7.61.
Styx: Shards of Darkness. It’s time to step into the shadows once again, along with the sardonic Goblin and his Dwarven allies. Infiltrate Elven Cities and slip past unwitting guards. Stealth isn’t the warrior’s way, but it’s easily the smarter one. It has a PlayScore 7.78.
LEGO Worlds. We don’t know what took so long for LEGO, the building block company, to create a sandbox game like this but it’s finally here. Build your empire in this world of bricks, and roam around with a variety of vehicles. It has a PlayScore of 7.81.
Kona. Survive the endless snowstorms of the Northern Canadian wilderness. Play as a war veteran seeking to uncover the secrets of his enterprising client. Solve puzzles, explore the frigid north, and marvel at its riveting narrative. It’s an adventure cloaked in mystery, and it has a PlayScore of 7.96.
Stories Untold. Four compelling narratives told using a combination of point-and-click and text-adventure style gameplay. It delivers a believable 80s atmosphere as you face old TVs monitors in a hyperrealistic environment. It’s like Stranger Things but with more typing and less aliens. It has a PlayScore of 8.04.
Hollow Knight. Explore a kingdom in ruins in a cartoon-style Metroidvania adventure. Follow a mysterious warrior in his quest to restore the town of Dirtmouth. Brave the creepy hallways, fight ferocious beasts, and end the curse once and for all. It has a PlayScore of 8.76.
LEGO Worlds. It’s an entire world of LEGO. Wander around a procedurally generated LEGO universe with you and your friends. It is a LEGO-tastic sandbox adventure filled with infinite possibilities!
Mass Effect: Andromeda. Take a trip to the cosmic beauty of the Andromeda Galaxy. Become a pathfinder and save humanity from impending extinction. Negative reviews aside, it’s a fantastic space-opera with addictive third-person action.
Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon Wildlands. Just came out of controversy, Ubisoft’s third-person action-adventure grants you the freedom of teaming up with your squad to take down drug cartels in Bolivia. Go solo or with a squad because this is Ubisoft’s most immersive co-op game to date!
Toukiden 2. If you love CAPCOM’s Monster Hunter franchise, then this game is probably its closest thing to a PC Version. Slay Oni’s in a huge expansive open-world. Choose from a wide arsenal of weapons and don’t just slay these beasts, tear them apart limb by limb.
NieR: Automata. 2B or not 2B. It’s every man’s late night thoughts, its sole purpose of living… ANYWAY, this spin-off to the famed Drakengard series puts you in a world where machines roam the world. It’s complex story makes it feel like a Hideo Kojima game.
Horizon Zero Dawn. Take a trip to a land populated with mechanical creatures. In a world where civilization has regressed, the search for humanity’s survival continues. Follow Aloy and her tribe as she climbs mountaintops, hunt robotic dinosaurs and travel around a huge open-world. It has a damn good PlayScore of 9.19. Making it the biggest PlayScored game on the PS4 this month.
For the Xbox One
LEGO Worlds. It’s only a matter of time before LEGO creates their own universe. This sandbox adventure makes you unleash your inner creativity. Play with your friends, and explore a LEGO-filled world.
Mass Effect Andromeda. This latest space-adventure from BioWare makes a return. Although it’s met with awkward criticisms, it still remains as a Mass Effect game. Follow the Ryder twins in their quest to find planets to secure humanity. Enjoy its improved fluid shooting, and take it to the stars.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. If the server issues doesn’t bother you, this latest entry to Tom Clancy’s never-ending list of gun-wielding soldiers is a good co-op experience. It might feel lonely playing alone, but with friends, it’s a terrific adventure of camaraderie and insanity. Take down drug cartels because this game is awesome!
Torment: Tides Of Numenera. The spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, discover the unpredictable nature of the Ninth World in this turn-based isometric RPG. Forge alliances and defeat enemies as you embark on a quest to find your creator and save yourselves from the Sorrow. With its fascinating story and beautiful worlds, it receives a PlayScore of 8.17.
For the Nintendo Switch
1-2 Switch. Launching alongside the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild, this party game utilizes the Switch’s Joy-Con. Go toe to toe in a shootout, milk cows, dance off, or whatever. There’s much to do, although it kinda gets boring in the long run. Which is why it had a terrible PlayScore.
Just Dance 2017. Catch up to the latest music in today’s industry and jive to its beats. Use the Switch’s Joy-Con feedback system to create a sensationalizing upbeat experience. Listen to the hits of Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and more.
Super Bomberman R. The classic multiplayer game is given a 3D makeover, complete with a new story mode and a lot more explosions. Play with up to eight of your friends, and take them out one by one. Drop bombs, collect powerups, and don’t get cornered. A little too pricey for most though. It receives a PlayScore of 6.75.
Skylanders Imaginators. Embark on an epic adventure and for the first time in the series, make your own Skylander from top to bottom. Meet senseis, unlock stuff with Amiibos and destroy Kaos and his minions.
I Am Setsuna. A love letter to fans of classic JRPGs. Venture around its wintery landscapes, and help Setsuna in her pilgrimage as the island’s maiden sacrifice. Join her party of escorts as they battle with the beasts of the land to complete the ritual. It’s a dazzling yet somber RPG that delivers nostalgia in every step. It has a PlayScore of 7.31.
Fast RMX. Shin’en’s gift to the world. Borrowing from F-Zero, they managed to create a fast-paced, gravity-defying podracing game and made it their own. It’s a straightforward racer that doesn’t require a story to make sense. Use your skills and the Switch’s HD rumble to make traversing those high-speed tracks much easier. It has a PlayScore of 7.74.
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! Solve the game’s collection of colorful puzzles with the adorable Snip and Clip. Play with a friend and cut each other to form shapes, shoot hoops, save rodents, and so much more! It’s a cutting edge game that won’t leave you with any papercuts. It has a PlayScore of 7.75.
Blaster Master Zero. Take Sophia III for a sidescrolling spin as you explore new areas. Enter dungeons as Jason and defeat slimy monsters and ferocious bosses in top-down fashion. Inti Creates resurrects the franchise with new friends, weapons, and abilities for a refined Blaster Master experience. It has a PlayScore of 7.79.
Shovel Knight Specter of Torment. Bundled with the Treasure Trove is the series’ newest DLC. Resurrected by the malevolent Enchantress, follow the Specter Knight as he recruits knights into the Order of No Quarter and fights to regain his humanity. He’s bringing new stages and abilities, along with his cool Scythe. It has a PlayScore of 7.88.
Shovel Knight Treasure Trove. This shovel wielding knight launched his epic saga as a kickstarter campaign. Now you can find him in most major consoles, and a few awesome games. Dig around with Shovel Knight and his 8-bit friends in this treasure trove of charming misadventures. It’s the complete Shovel Knight experience.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. With Switch’s release, Breath of the Wild has exceeded anyone’s expectations in so many ways. Explore Hyrule like never before and witness the most enthralling adventure in the Zelda franchise. Its gameplay, physics and story are worth remembering. It has an astounding PlayScore.
For the Nintendo Wii U
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild makes one more game before the Wii U pulls of its plug. This game defines what an open-world adventure is. The freedom to do whatever you want and the joys of finding new stuff every minute. It’s a Zelda game, and it exceeded everyone’s expectations… even for the Wii U.
For the 3DS
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. This third Story of Seasons title brings three times the fun. Aside from your usual farm, you can visit three other towns, each with their own surprises. Mine for ores, go to the beach, or explore a little Asia populated by Kimono-wearing citizens. You can bring along your pets, too! Who knew farming could be this cute? It has a PlayScore of 8.09.
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