This week’s game releases reviewed: King Of Seas, An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs, Capcom Arcade Stadium and Outbreak

This week, Jamie Harris tries King Of Seas, An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs, Capcom Arcade Stadium and Outbreak: Endless Nightmares.

Game of the Week

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC

Genre: Arcade

Price: £32.99

Age rating: 16+

Japanese gaming giant Capcom has a slew of classics dating back to the Eighties and given a recent surge in nostalgia gaming, now is the right time to re-release them. Beautifully restored for today’s consoles, players can get some 32 games, including big names such as Street Fighter II and Dynasty Wars. Most are fighting games or shooters, while others you probably will have never heard of. The base game is free with 1943 – The Battle Of Midway included, while the rest are sold in three different packs. The entire package is £32.99, making each game just over a £1 each. You can slow down titles, rewind and save progress. No multiplayer online seems like a missed opportunity, with only local co-op available, though each game does have online leaderboard rankings.

Skip to the end: Retro gaming bliss, though narrowing down to 32 games was never going to be an easy task, so be sure to check out the full list of titles, as some of your personal favourites may be missing.

Score: 8/10

Also out this week

King Of Seas

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC

Genre: Action RPG

Price: £19.99

Age rating: 7+

All hands on deck for King Of Seas, a naval based action role-playing game, which puts you in the place of a prince or princess – you choose – who falls from grace and is forced into the pirate’s life, which starts as a pretty interesting story. For the most part, gameplay centres around your ship in a bird’s-eye view-like set-up, as you take down foes who stand in your way. Instead of the usual pirate defences, magic is key, with new spells to discover and progressively confront stronger enemies. Some spells are pretty fun, like sending a load of sharks to attack another ship. Eventually you can takeover entire towns. Despite side quests, it does become a bit repetitive half way through, with no real sense of variety.

Skip to the end: King Of Seas sets sail in the right direction but struggles to make a splash as the game progresses.

Score: 6/10

An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs

Platform: Xbox, PC

Genre: Comedy adventure

Price: £16.74

Age rating: 7+

The long, odd title should really give a glimpse of what is ahead. You and your girlfriend are the last two humans in the universe, which is now dominated by dogs – specifically stock photos of dogs – though you will discover the odd cat lurking about too. This comedic title, aka the dog airport game, sees you separated and trying to find one and other again, speaking – and of course, petting – dogs in open world airports and trying to decipher the alien language. It is the epitome of a wild gooseberry chase, as you are sent on all sorts of weird tasks to make your flight happen. An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs certainly does not take itself too seriously, and you will enjoy it more if you embrace the paw-some weirdness of it all.

Skip to the end: The sheer oddness of this game will keep you hooked like a dog with a bone.

Score: 7/10

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares

Platform: Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC

Genre: Horror RPG

Price: From £15.99

Age rating: 18+

Set after the events of 2018’s Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles, you find yourself trapped inside Arzt Memorial Hospital with all the horrors that come with it. Unfortunately, the real horror is the game itself, with clunky controls, uninspiring gameplay that sees you searching for supplies and battling the undead, as well as dated graphics, despite offering optimised versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X. The ability for two people to play locally is a small saving grace. But the controls, oh the controls – they are so awkward that it will frustrate you.

Skip to the end: Frustratingly awkward controls make Outbreak: Endless Nightmares hard to enjoy.

Score: 4/10

Game Chart

1. Resident Evil Village

2. Miitopia

3. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

5. Animal Crossing: New Horizon

6. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

7. Grand Theft Auto V

8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

9. Minecraft

10. New Pokemon Snap

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK



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