New video games out this week:
“Madden NFL 18.” This year’s football sim improves stadium exteriors and cityscapes (including firework displays) and adds a “Longshot” story mode allowing players to guide a forgotten high-school prospect toward his NFL dream. Other improvements include an “Ultimate Team” squad mode allowing players to merge their best players. Rated E for Everyone. $60-$80 in Standard and “G.O.A.T.” Editions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.” Nathan Drake takes a breather as supporting characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross come to the fore in this more open-world adventure game. Chloe and Nadine team up to take down a war profiteer. Rated T for Teen. $40, for PS4.
Also out this week: “Raiden V: Director’s Cut” (PS4), “F1 2017” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “White Day: A Labyrinth Named School” (PS4), “DOGO” (PC), “Project Remedium” (PC), “Super ComboMan: Smash Edition” (PC), “Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure” (Nintendo Switch), “Mystic Melee” (PC), “The Escapists 2” (PC, Xbox One, PS4), “Wolfenstein: The Two Pack” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “ChromaGun” (PS4, Xbox One), “Masquerada: Songs and Shadows” (Xbox One), “2URVIVE” (PC), “Bleed” (Xbox One), “Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds” (PC), “Cosmic Awakening VR” (PC), “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy” (PS4, Xbox One), “One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition” (PC).
Here’s a trailer for “Madden NFL 18” and its “Longshot” mode:
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