It's the weekend, and the perfect time to burn a game or two and enjoy the rest.
The U.S. celebrates Remembrance Day on Monday, which means it's a three -day weekend for most. In the UK, on Mondays, people enjoy a Bank Holiday, so it’s a good time to relax for both regions.
And what better way to spend time than playing video games?
Of course, this is in between holiday cookouts, maybe a bit of horseback riding, spending time with people, and doing things around the house. But in between, we plan to spend some time in space, listen to people talking in Simlish, try something we haven’t been before, and maybe even visit a former favorite.
Here's what we played and we plan to dive until the weekend.
Alex Donaldson, Assistant Editor – Mass Effect Legendary Edition – and a bit of off -grid downtime
Dorrani Williams, Video Producer –Hunt: Showdown, or maybe not at all.
I'm not going to lie, I'm super burning with games at the moment and I'm not excited to play anything in particular right now.
I get into this situation like twice a year and I think it's healthy to take a break from thinking about games 24/7.
If lift is what I want to give Hunt: Showdown a look because I've heard nothing but good things about it, and PvPvE games are on my side already.
James Billcliffe, Guides Editor – Genshin Impact
Have you SEEN how good Genshin Impact on PS5? Now Paimon’s amazing beauty matches his angelic and not-at-all incredible, offensive voice.
I played a decent chunk of the game in the summer when it first crashed, and it looks like it's time to pick the free-to-play RPG back up and prepare my character for new things to come. view.
It's one of the few free RPGs that doesn't feel too stingy with its items, and during the story, I haven't been able to get the same time -wasting mechanics that seem to be everywhere.
Lauren Aitken, Guides Writer – Mass Effect Legendary Edition – Mass Effect 1
Assassin ' s Creed Valhalla has finally ended, it's time for me to start a playlist of completing my favorite trilogy of all time. I will just start with Ilos and will probably complete Mass Effect by the weekend before catapulting straight to Mass Effect 2.
The Mass Effect trilogy holds a special place in my heart as I played it over and over at one of the lowest points in my life, to be able to replay it in stunning 4K quality during one of the worst times feels really special. Plus, I play it on an OLED TV on my PS5 so it doesn ' t look like mint. I look forward to romance Garrus in the 20th hour instead of pursuing other options again.
Additionally, I'll probably get some stonks into ACNH and play a little more GTA 5, which I started for the first time a few weeks ago. I say play, what I really mean is to destroy myself in a completely avoidable car crash because I can’t drive for shit. That ' s life.
Rebecca Jones, Guides Writer – The Sims 4
There's a joke among Sims fans that you play the game in cycles: specifically, spend You have a few weeks devoted every spare time to it, then hardly imagine it for at least two months. As you can tell by my taking it first, I do the first in the present.
By convenient time to feed my current obsession, The Sims 4 base game got a significant gameplay update on Thursday, supporting the release of the Dream Home Decorator game pack next week. The new headline feature is the ability to select up to 20 likes and dislikes per Sim, in categories including hobbies and music genres. I love developing Sims personalities, and I can easily find myself spending a lot of time just going through my saved games picking everyone’s favorite colors. Serious business, I'm sure you'll agree.
Fortunately, it was another three day weekend here in the UK; and while for the last time I was able to do something of my overly ambitious bank vacation plans, I am thinking of doing the exact opposite this time. Relaxing on my sofa and soaking in as much as 72 hours as possible in The Sims 4 seems like a relaxing way to spend a long weekend. (Assuming the weather is too sad to go out, that is… like a safe bet after the month we’ve been here.)
Stephany Nunneley, News Editor – Don't Be Hungry, Maybe There's More
This weekend can be a bit busy for me to spend hours and hours playing anything. The D&D group I ' ve played with and close with over the last few years decided it was time for the band to reunite, so I could pop in my friend ' s house and play a weekend session. I’m also going horseback riding with my aunt on Saturday, but it looks like it might rain, which is always done on Memorial day weekend in my area of the state. To be honest, I haven’t been a horse in ages, and I’m worried I’m too sore to do anything other than couch on the couch and fall afterwards. So, it may or may not happen. We'll wait and see.
As far as games, I was checking out my Steam library the other day, browsing through so many games I own that I haven't played yet. We ended up with it all: bought a game through a Steam sale and never went to give it a walk. But I plan to try to somehow get my money’s worth and play something I haven’t done before.
Speaking of sales, the Steam Open World Sale is happening this weekend, and a lot of things are tempting me. The Forest is for sale, as is Divinity Original Sin 2 which are both on my wishlist for ages. Considering the prices each is better, I may need to bite the bullet and add it to my library.
As I was looking through my library, I noticed I hadn't played Don't Be Hungry at the age of Like, since 2016! It must be one of my favorite games, honestly. I mean, I put 109.5 hours into it. I have tons of cool Steam Workshop offers installed as well, and there are many more I can add to spice things up a bit, so I plan to release it. Plus, the latest expansion, Hamlet is available, and I haven’t tried it yet three years after its release.
If you have never played Don ' t Stave, or like randomly generated open -world games with elements of safety and roguelike gameplay, you should definitely give it a try – or any Klei Entertainment game for that matter. that thing.
Tom Orry, Editor -in -Chief -Dead Space
I'm a sucker for the income of Microsoft reward points. On the Xbox, it can be redeemed by the Rewards App and through Game Pass Quests. An adventure this week I had to play Dead Space so I obediently downloaded it and gave it a spin.
I'm a big fan of its release, and it's nice to see that the game has aged really. It helps that the game is very dark and sad, hiding many of the shortcomings in the vision of the Xbox 360 era.
While the series ended up being a bit chaotic with the third major game, it's still a franchise I'd love. to see the return one day, complete with modern visuals that are certain to come alive with new fangled lighting techniques.
So that ' s until our weekend. What are your plans for the long weekend? You will definitely have time to pop in a game or two and enjoy yourself. As always, we want to know what you plan to play.
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