*Cue the music* This is Major Tom to ground control, Alan Wake is stepping out the doo-oor.I know that was corny, but I refuse to apologize for it. Due to music licensing issues, Alan Wake will be removed from all digital storefronts on May 15th, 2017. Xbox Live Arcade game Alan Wake: American Nightmare is not affected by this and will continue to be available for purchase digitally.
Steam games will be having a “Sunset” sale starting on the 13th. You can get Alan Wake for 90% off until it's removal on the 15th. It is unclear if Xbox will be having a special as well, so keep an eye out for that this weekend. This is your very last chance to grab Alan Wake digitally so get it while you can. And for people who already own it on Steam or Xbox Live, you will still be able to download it after it's removal.
Alan Wake is easily one of my favorite games on Xbox360. I remember picking it up on launch day. I started playing it with a friend. I had work the next the next day, so I went to sleep and my friend kept on playing. The next day I get up for work and the crazy bastard was on the final chapter, he pulled an all-nighter. His taste in horror games is pretty close to mine so I was fairly excited to jump back into it. So for the next few weeks I would come home, plop myself down in front of the TV and play Alan Wake, finding all the collectibles, earning all the achievements, beating the highest difficulty. The unique combat; the small-town mystery vibe; the fantastic graphics; an eclectic variety of tracks from musicians like Bowie, Poets of the Fall, and Roy Orbison are some of the main reasons that Alan Wake still sticks out in my mind after all these years.
It sucks that this psychological horror gem from Remedy is being taken down from digital storefronts, but I'm sure that most people who are interested in it already own it. Worst case scenario, you can still hunt down a physical copy on Ebay or Amazon, though prices may get hiked up after this.
“It's not a lake, it's an ocean!”
By Richard Jewell
Got some pretty cool news for you all today! Slated for release this summer for Xbox One and Playstation 4 is Wuppo: a 2D sidescroller from the minds of Knuist & Perzik. We reviewed this title last year on PC and it is easily one of the most charming and colorful games ever seen here at Player2Reviews. I’m glad console gamers will get a chance to travel across the world as the lazy and smart-alecky little Wum as he learns, grows, and saves the world from an ancient danger. You can check out the announcement trailer below
By richard jewell
Perception, a unique horror title from The Deep End Games, has finally landed an official release date. Coming May 30th to PC, Xbox One, and PS4, Perception tells the tale of Cassie, a blind woman who sets out to investigate a haunted house that she has visions of in her nightmares. The unique concept is being crafted by a crew that features talent that has worked on both the Bioshock series as well Deadspace, making the imminent release all the more exciting. Check out the trailer below and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Perception's release later this month!
Stroboskop is back to explore the Saginaw Family Park once more. A sequel to the original Sylvio is on the way, bringing back the originals protagonist Julie Waters. This time around she is equipped with a camera in addition to her audio recorder. We recently reviewed Sylvio on Xbox One, and though it showed lots of promise, it was not without its faults. Will Sylvio 2 be able to capture the concept on a higher level? We will share more details as they come. For now, the title is slated for Fall of this year and set to land on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
By Edwin Velez
Great news for fans of the Syberia series, at long last, a new adventure awaits! Out now on Steam, Syberia 3 is also slated to be released on Xbox One and Playstation 4 next week: April 25th, 2017. Taking place after the events of the first two, players once again guide Kate Walker on another thrilling and immersive journey from master storyteller Benoit Sokal.
Kate Walker was first introduced to the gaming world back in September 2002 when the very first Syberia debuted on PC. It currently holds a Metacritic score of 82. The sequel, Syberia 2, was released a couple of years after in March 2004 and averaged a score of 80. Now that more than a decade has passed and we're finally getting the chance to play a new entry in the series, it's hard not to feel hyped about continuing her journey!
Steam page here
By Richard Jewell
Herald: An interactive period drama Book I & II is on a limited-time sale of 20% off over on GOG, you can find it here https://www.gog.com/game/herald_an_interactive_period_drama_book_i_ii
The sale runs from April 7-10, so be sure to get it in time if you have any interest in it. I’ve beaten it and will have a review up on the site in the coming days. To sum up my experience with it just in case you are all on the fence about it, Herald is an excellent point & click with beautiful visuals and an engaging story taking place in an alternate version of colonial times. I recommend it highly. Check back for the full review for a more in-depth look!
You can also check out the official launch trailer here
A new party game is coming by way of Smiling Buddha Games. The Canadian crew has put together a laugh out loud, phone-centric party game that is presented in a similar fashion to that of the Jackbox Party Pack series. Check out the trailer and details below!
Use Your Words Features:
You can get hands on with all these features this Tuesday, April 4th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC
By Edwin Velez
Folks, are you having a rough week? Was your significant other not satisfied with their Valentine’s day flowers? Did you not even have anybody to leave unsatisfied? Well, my friends, Player2Reviews is here to shed some sunshine on those wilted roses. This week Xbox Gold is offering up some awesome sale prices on a plethora of games and now is your chance to scoop them up for a steal. Titles such as Jotun, Wheels of Auerila, Dear Esther, and Rocket league are as much as 50% off! Coincidently, we here at Player2Reviews have covered the games listed above, so turn that frown upside down, and feel free to take a gander at our website if you’d like some insight on a title you’re interested in!
Dear Esther Review
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Rocket League Review
LINK TO BUY: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/Rocket-League/C125W9BG2K0V
LINK TO BUY: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/Jotun:-Valhalla-Edition/BVWPHR3TVQ6F
Wheels of Aurelia Review
LINK TO BUY: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/Wheels-of-Aurelia/BNS26JDNDXMJ
By Mike Johnson
Riptide GP: Renegade, the latest title from Vector Unit is set to release on Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 24th. The game is going to be part of the Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere titles, allowing players to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC desktop. Key Features for the game include the following:
By Brett Wolfe
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