Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 is now available on PC and it is coming to consoles soon

Red Dot Games the developers behind Car Mechanic Simulator games has developed and released Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 on PC this week.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 is a simulation of car mechanics job obviously. You can repair, change non-working parts of cars or even the whole car for your customers in your garage where you have all the tools which car mechanics use. The game has much more attention to detail this time than its predecessors (2014 and 2015).

The game features:

  • photorealistic graphics
  • 40+ cars to get your hands dirty with
  • 10+ tools to help you check out cars
  • 1000+ parts waiting for you
  • start from a small workshop and upgrade it to a full sized 3-lifter gem
  • mix of randomly generated jobs to fulfill
  • endless gameplay
  • multilevel car parking in which you can store you cars
  • Advanced Upgrades System (level up and spend your points to upgrades)
  • Path Test to test car suspension
  • Test Track to test car condition (or just fool around)
  • Race Track to test car performance
  • Car Auctions where you can compete with other bidders and try to outbid them
  • Car Paint Shop with different paint types and car liveries (or you can just paint one part to save money)
  • Barn Finds, where you search for abandoned cars in barns – make sure to look there for parts
  • Junkyard (scavenge for parts and rusty cars)
  • Car Editor for modders (add your cars to the game!)

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 is now available on PC via steam and it will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles on Q4 of 2017 (October-December).

You can watch the Official Trailer and the Official Gameplay Trailer below:

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone is now available on Xbox One and PC

Last month Activision has announced the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone on retail and digital stores, after previously only being available as part of the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition.

The standalone release of the game was exclusive to PlayStation 4 for a month, as it released on June 27th. The game is now available for Xbox One and PC for $39,99/£34,99/39,99.

You can watch the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered below:

 

In case you missed our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered review you can read it here.

F1 2017 Gameplay Trailer has been released

Codemasters has released a gameplay trailer of Formula 1 2017 game that highlights new features, the F1 2017 cars and the classic cars which will be included in the game.

Lee Mather, Creative Director of F1 games, said:

We know our fans have loved seeing the classic cars being revealed in the recent weeks, but we know they also want to see the new cars in action as well. The 2017 cars present their own unique challenge as they are incredibly fast but wider and heavier than before, therefore we have had to completely rework the physics system to refine the balance between aerodynamics and tyre grip.

Taking on Monaco is always a test of your skills and now we have added the ability to take to these iconic streets at night in both modern day and classic F1 cars. We think our fans are going to love it.

In addition to the 20 official circuits from the current season, and Monaco at night, players can also take on four brand new short circuits at Britain, Bahrain, USA and a soon to be announced track.

F1 2017 not only allows you to drive the latest cars on the grid but also gives you access to 12* iconic classics which you can take a look here:

  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4*
  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6
  • 1992 Williams FW14B
  • 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
  • 1996 Williams FW18
  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13
  • 2002 Ferrari F2002
  • 2004 Ferrari F2004
  • 2006 Renault R26
  • 2007 Ferrari F2007
  • 2008 McLaren MP4-23
  • 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6

*If you pre-order or purchase Day One copies of F1 2017 will have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the F1 2017 Special Edition, though the McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date. The eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.

The F1 2017 game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th, 2017.

 

Trulon The Shadow Engine Review

Trulon The Shadow Engine is an RPG turn-based battle game with cards set in a steampunk world. It is developed by Kyy Games and published by Headup Games.

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In Trulon players take the role of Gladia, an experienced monster hunter who wants to save the fictional country Tripudia from the illness and monsters. There are three more playable characters joining her adventure.

The gameplay of Trulon is pretty fun and challenging. You will be able to explore Tripudia and talk to its citizens and you may help some of them. You will encounter weird NPC’s like monkeys, monsters, robots, spies and much more, using the card-based system. The battle mechanics of Trulon may remind some players turn-based battle games from the 90’s. In battles, players have a set of assault, defend, spells and two wildcards. Each card features its own attacks, defensive tactics, and abilities, so players should play their cards wisely to beat their enemies.

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The technical department of the game is pretty well-made for the game’s scope and what the developers want to deliver to the players. The graphics are beautiful, the world of tripudia features incredible environments which offer great visuals. The NPC’s are looking wonderful as well, their looks are inspired by JRPGs. The audio is pretty good as well, but there isn’t something extraordinary, the music plays in a rotation when you roam around Tripudia and when you start battles the music pace changes. In addition, players can also hear the sound of each attack.

The only negative part of Trulon The Shadow Engine is that some battles are pretty unbalanced and unfair. For example, the enemy AI is unforgivable on what card you choose to play and some battles can also depend on your first two moves. In addition, some enemies can absorb more damage and their attacks can be more stronger than yours which makes some battles pretty unfair. However, these problems can be avoided if players play their cards carefully.

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I give Trulon: The Shadow Engine an 8/10. It’s a recommendation for players who love slow turn-based card battle games as it offers a huge variety of cards and NPC’s, players won’t put it down if they love the genre.

Trulon The Shadow Engine is now available on PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Apple App Store and Google Play Store for the price of 19,99€/$19,99/£15,99 (prices may vary on each platform). If you want to learn more about Trulon The Shadow Engine you can visit the dedicated website of the game.

***Reviewer’s note: The game copy was provided by the publisher for the purpose of the review.

 

 

Call of Duty WW2 Nazi Zombies Revealed

Activision and Sledgehammer Games has revealed Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies at Comic-Con in San Diego last week. The Zombies mode in Call of Duty WW2 is a chilling, dark vision of undead horror. The all-stars cast in Sledgehammer’s Zombies mode includes David Tennant (Doctor Who), Elodie Yung (Daredevil, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings, The Dark Tower), Udo Kier (Iron Sky) and Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible 3- Rogue Nation).

Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, said:

With Nazi Zombies, we’re creating a frightening world full of terrifying characters and events that will make you jump and look over your shoulder.  There’s an incredible amount of myth and lore, which our team has poured through in our development. This is unlike anything before, we’re taking players to some very dark, grim places in Nazi Zombies. This is one hell of a horror experience.

Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, said:

We couldn’t be more excited to showcase our reveal of Nazi Zombies here at San Diego Comic Con. It’s been great to return to creating a horror-based experience, and with Call of Duty, head back to the Nazi Zombies roots. The team at the studio is proud of the opportunity to deliver something special for the fans.

Call of Duty: WWII – Nazi Zombies is a terrifying, new zombies cooperative experience that transports players into a labyrinth of chilling occult Nazi zombies experiments, and monstrous creations set mythically in World War II.  The story unfolds as an international team peels back the vile layers of a malevolent plot masterminded by the Axis powers to harness unimaginable occult forces and create an invincible undead army.

You can watch the Reveal Trailer below:

You can also feast your eyes with 3 new screenshots:

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Call of Duty: WW2 will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 3rd, 2017.

Overwatch Game of the Year coming to Retail stores

Blizard Entertainment has announced that Overwatch Game of the Year Edition is coming to Retail stores on July 28th. The GOTY edition has been previously released digitally in May.

In addition to the full roster of heroes, maps, and features, Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition includes a host of digital extras:

  • 10 Bonus Overwatch Loot Boxes — Enjoy 10 bonus Loot Boxes, each containing random items that can be used to customize and personalize the appearance of your heroes. Loot Boxes may include skins, emotes, victory poses, voice lines, sprays, and highlight intros, as well as credits you can use to acquire many different customization options.
  • Overwatch Origins Skins — Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage skins Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer!
  • Diablo III Mercy’s Wings — Slay demonic forces throughout the High Heavens and Burning Hells as you don Mercy’s wings. All of Sanctuary will know of your allegiance to Overwatch!
  • World of Warcraft Baby Winston Pet — Adorably cuddly and highly intellectual, the Baby Winston pet will be at your side as you fight your way through Azeroth.
  • Heroes of the Storm Tracer Hero — Jump into the Nexus with Tracer and surprise your enemies in the blink of an eye.
  • StarCraft II In-game Portraits and Hearthstone Card Back — With portraits of Tracer, Reaper, Pharah, Winston, Bastion, and Soldier: 76, you’re sure to become a champion of the Koprulu Sector. You can also battle it out in Hearthstone with an Overwatch-themed card back fit for a hero!

The Overwatch Game of the Year Edition will be available in Retail stores for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on July 28th.

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F1 2017 Final Classic Cars Revealed

Codemasters has announced today the final set of classic cars that will be included and will be playable in the F1 2017 game of course. Without further ado, McLaren F1 team completes the Classic car roster in the F1 2017 game.

Zak Brown, McLaren Executive Director said:

It’s pretty hard to pick just four significant McLaren Formula 1 cars – so all credit to the people at Codemasters for choosing these iconic, championship-winning machines.

I don’t think you’d be able to get away without choosing 1988’s MP4/4 – it’s probably the most iconic F1 car of the last 40 years, a machine that looks as sleek and fast today as when it was first raced. And it’s superbly complemented by another Senna car, the V12-engined MP4/6; Mika Hakkinen’s beautiful, silver-liveried MP4-13, and Lewis Hamilton’s jaw-droppingly complex MP4-23.

If you’re a gamer, or a McLaren fan of any era, then I think you’re going to want to race these cars in Codemasters F1 2017.

The final few classic cars of F1 2017 are:

  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4 – as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna during the 1988 Formula 1 season. The Honda-powered MP4/4 is one of the most iconic and dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning all but one race (15 out of 16) and claiming all but one pole position in the 1988 season. It was the car that powered Senna to his first world championship title.

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  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – During the 1991 season, this was driven by the then reigning World Champion Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger, and was considered by some to be the most competitive car ever at the time, taking eight wins and ten pole positions, and scored 148 points, with Senna winning his third and final world championship title.

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  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13 – In the 1998 F1 season the MP4-13 was driven by Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard and again proved to be the dominant car of the season, with Häkkinen winning his first Drivers’ Championship, and McLaren’s securing their first constructor’s title since 1991.

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  • 2008 McLaren MP4-23 – the MP4-23 was driven by Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen in the 2008 season, and is notable for being the car in which Hamilton won his first World Drivers Championship in dramatic fashion at the Brazilian Grand Prix by overtaking Toyota’s Timo Glock on the final corner of the final lap of the final grand prix of the season, to claim the required 5th-place finish and win the Drivers’ title by a single point from Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, and become at the time the youngest driver ever to win the title.

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You can watch the classic McLaren F1 cars featured in the Formula 1 2017 game below:

Those complete the twelve F1 classic cars that will be included in the game, the complete list is:

  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4
  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6
  • 1992 Williams FW14B

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  • 1995 Ferrari 412 T2

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  • 1996 Williams FW18

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  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13
  • 2002 Ferrari F2002

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  • 2004 Ferrari F2004

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  • 2006 Renault R26

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  • 2007 Ferrari F2007

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  • 2008 McLaren MP4-23
  • 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6

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The F1 2017 game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 25th, 2017.

Overwatch’s new hero arrives next week

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new hero for Overwatch called Doomfist. He will arrive on July 27th, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The hero was previously only available on the Public Test Realm of the PC version, but that day he will be available on all platforms.

Doomfist’s abilities are focused around melee, you can slam your opponents with his huge hand. The character features also a short hand cannon, an uppercut punch, a ground pound ability and a meteor strike ultimate ability.

You can watch Blizzard’s preview video of the new hero below:

Micro Machines World Series Review

Micro Machines franchise has a very long history with Codemasters since 1991. Codemasters has brought a new game this year which is a comeback for the series, Micro Machines World Series. It is developed and published by Codemasters.

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Micro Machines World Series is a tiny car racer which is focused on online play. The game features a bunch of modes for the players. Let’s start with the Battle mode. This mode offers party modes such as Capture the Flag, the main objective is to grab the flag from the enemy base and carry it to your team’s base. the team which captures the enemy flag to their base three times is the winner. Next up in the Battle mode category is King of the Hill, the objective is to stay inside the zone to score points. the team which scores 2000 points, wins the game. The final mode in Battle mode category is Bomb Delivery and it’s similar to Capture the Flag, the objective is to capture the bomb and carry it to the enemy base and hold it there until it detonates, the first team to detonate 3 bases wins the match. The race mode is a race to the finish line and the main goal is to get the first place. In the track, there are some boxes scattered around and if the drivers get them it gives them weapons, you can use them to eliminate your opponents, but you should look your back as well. The Elimination mode is similar to race, but you should keep up the pace of your opponents to survive, the winning round advances you on the scoreboard, if you reach the end of the scoreboard first, you are a winner. The boxes on the track which give weapons are there for this mode as well.

You can play all of the game’s modes in Quick Play which fills every empty place with AI. You can also play Ranked matches in which you can compete over a season to improve your rank. However, you need at least one online player found online to play Ranked matches and the rest empty places like Quick Play are filled with AI. Finally, you can also play these modes, plus a free play mode in a local game against friends or AI using the Skirmish option from the menu. There are also Special events which get activated some days. If you complete the objectives it asks you, you earn rewards.

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Micro Machines World Series features a huge selection of vehicles for you to drive. You can drive a Monster Truck, an Ambulance, a Police car, a Tank, a Fire truck, a Hoverboat and much more. Each vehicle has its own set of abilities and weapons which can be used only in the Battle Mode category. The game also features a rich customization for the vehicles, you can choose skins, voice lines, emblems and grave stamps for when you get destroyed by your opponents. Many items can be unlocked by opening loot boxes which you can earn by leveling-up or win Special events. You can also unlock items by purchasing them using the coins which you earn by completing races.

The game also features an eclectic variety of tracks in environments such as a garage workshop, board tables, a kitchen, a farm and much more settings. The game also includes licensed items such as the Hungry Hippos by Hasbro in a track and Nerf items for the Race and Elimination modes.

The gameplay of Micro Machines World Series is pretty fun and simple for all players. It offers simple controls for the gameplay and each car has its own handling, some cars may drive a bit slippery, but I think it’s something that can be used to in a game like this. The combat on the Battle mode category, Race and Elimination is done really well, it’s so much fun wrecking your opponents. However, in Race and Elimination, it would have been much better to have more Nerf weapons than only three!

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The negatives of the game are that it suffers from a few problems such as framerate drops (at least in consoles) and matchmaking problems. Codemasters is actively working with the developer to fix the game’s issues at the time of writing. One critical issue is when you finish a match whether Quick or Ranked it automatically drops you in the main menu which means you should look for a new match each time you finish one, it’s a pretty big problem for an online focused game. Another negative for me personally is the lack of single player modes – yes you sure can play all the online modes with the AI on Quick Play and local thanks to Skirmish, but it would be nice for something more in terms of Single-Player play. The people who don’t have a membership for Online Play on consoles or even access to the internet, they will only be able to access the Skirmish mode of the game.

The technical department of Micro Machines World Series is amazing, The game features a great electronic soundtrack for you when you are in the game’s menus or playing the game. The audio of the game is great when you drive, you hear the sounds when you damage the vehicles. The game is presented by Brian Blessed and his lovely voice. In addition, each car has its own voice lines and they sound sweet! The graphics of the game are excellent! The design details of each track and car are spectacular! They are just ideal for this type of game! To summarize the game’s technical aspect, the AI can be pretty strong, which means you can have intense matches if you don’t find any players online playing the game.

Despite its problems, Micro Machines World Series is a very fun and beautiful game which is for everyone and it can offer amazing moments, whether you are playing with your kids, your family or friends, you will have definitely fantastic times playing the game. The gameplay is pretty great, driving these pint-sized vehicles feels good. The technical department of the game is spectacular and ideal for this type of game.

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I give Micro Machines World Series an 8/10 because I have had a really great time playing this game and I will continue playing it for a long time. I can strongly recommend you playing the game if you want to have fun with your family and friends and you are looking for a great online pint-sized racer, however I can’t recommend it to players who don’t like online focused games or don’t even have access to Online Services on consoles or the Internet, because they won’t get much out of this game at all.

***Reviewer’s note: The game copy was provided by the publisher for the purpose of the review.

 

 

Zombie Vikings Game Review

Zombie Vikings is a very fun platformer-brawler game made from the creators of the popular Stick It to The Man, Zoink Games. The game features amazing visuals, voice acting, and gameplay.

Let’s take everything from the start!

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In Zombie Vikings you are sent on a mission to retrieve Odin’s lost eye which is stolen by an ally who wanted attention called Loki. Odin in order to retrieve his lost eye he spawns 4 Zombies Viking Caw-Kaa, Gunborg, Hedgy, and Seaguard. Your main objective is to go after Loki and retrieve Odin’s eye. The game’s story can be played with up to four friends of yours, but you can also play it alone.

The gameplay of Zombie Vikings is pretty simple for all players offering simple controls. In the game, you will be slashing enemy NPCs mostly. In order to eliminate them, you need weapons, the weapons used in the game are mostly swords. The swords can be purchased in the shops which are found in some levels. In these stores, you can also purchase Runes which give you special power-ups or abilities to your character. You can purchase these items by using the game’s currency which is gold coins and you collect by smashing treasure boxes and barrels. However, as you progress in the story some weapons and Runes are unlocked by natural progression. In addition, the levels of the game include sidequests which can be found in secret passages of the game. When you start a level you get to choose which character, weapon and Rune you want. The game also offers extra characters which aren’t the focus of the game and they are playable as long as you unlock them by progressing the game’s story. In the game, you will encounter bizarre NPCs on your way to Loki such as Worm Vikings, goblins, cats, yetis and much much more. In addition, some levels also include boss battles.

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If you finish Zombie Vikings story, you can play the Versus Arena mode which let you create matches and go neck to neck with your friends in battles on a variety of areas made from locations you visit in the story.

The technical department of the game is excellent! The graphics are stunning, it’s like a comic turned into life, the locations, the characters, the weapons, everything in this game looks so beautiful. The same goes for the animations of the game, the developers have aced it! The audio department for the game is also great, Zoink Games has made their own music for the game using musical instruments such as saxophones, trumpets and more. They have even made a song with vocals for when the game is paused. The voice acting in the game is superb, the characters sound and act spot-on for the game’s script.

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Zoink Games has impressed me so much with Zombie Vikings because it features impressive humor, excellent gameplay, superb story, exceptional voice acting and beautiful graphics and I have really enjoyed it.

I give Zombie Vikings a 9/10 and I strongly recommend you to try the game out and see for yourself how great this game is! I’m really looking forward to seeing what Zoink Games is up to next with their new games that they have announced Fe and Flipping Death.

Zombie Vikings is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam for $11,99/11,99€/£9,49. If you want to learn more about Zombie Vikings you can visit the dedicated website of the game.

***Reviewer’s note: The game copy was provided by the developer/publisher for the purpose of the review.