Games Releases of the Week

Game Releases of the Week

Week of May 12-May 18

Last week brought us a few solid titles for the handheld, mobile, and PC platforms. It wasn’t a particularly plentiful week, but there were titles worth looking into such as Ballpoint Universe on Stream (playable through PC and Mac), Residue on PC, and Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move for the 3DS handheld. This week brings us a few good titles in the home console and computer gaming arenas. Let’s dive in and see what’s worth getting this week!

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Uprising (PS3, PC)

This DLC entry into the Black Ops II extra content library for hit Xbox 360 some weeks ago. Now released for the PS3 and PC players on those platforms can enjoy the extra material this release brings. Included in Uprising are new maps—obviously—and a campaign called Mob of the Dead where a group of mobsters must escape a prison that has been overrun by zombies. While surviving the zombie assault, this group of prisoners will use unique weapons given their situation.

For those unfamiliar with the Call of Duty series, it’s basically a modern and somewhat futuristic first person shooter coming out of the Treyarch development studio by way of Activision-Blizzard. The Black Ops arc in the story is in a futuristic setting. The zombie mode of the game appeared in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Mob of the Dead features the voice acting talents of several stars from mafia films with Joe Pantoliano, Ray Liotta, Chazz Palminteri, and Michael Madsen.

The DLC hits PS3 and PC May 16 with a Wii U version planned.

Metro: Last Light (PS3, 360, PC)

The sequel to 2010 game Metro 2033—based off of a novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It is post-apocalyptic first person shooter based in Moscow. The setting is mostly the Moscow metro (subway) system and has features that make the game pretty difficult on the easiest setting such as a sparse HUD and requiring air filters for your gasmask. This is more or less similar to Metro 2033 in gameplay it seems with an advancement of storyline. Metro: Last Light is due out May 14 in North America.

DUST 514 (PS3)

May 14 marks the release of EVE: DUST 514 for the PlayStation 3 console. Developed by CCP Games, it is a free-to-play first person shooter based off of CCP Games’ Eve Online. One of the primary features of this game is that actions in DUST 514 effect Eve Online’s political and economic state. There are said to be expansions planned for the game which include traveling to hostile planets and more exoskeletons.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf (PS3, 360)

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is somewhat of a departure from the core gameplay of stealth in the Metal Gear series and follows Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This entry into the series allows for players to forgo stealth for more traditional, straight forward hack n slash. Blade Wolf is a side story that pretty much adds more play to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance—which is pretty short on main gameplay. It also provides more story and content to the main line of the title. Other than that, the DLC will be released on—you guessed it—May 14.

Anomaly 2 (PC, MAC, LINUX)

Anomaly 2 is the sequel to Anomaly Warzone Earth and is a real-time strategy title based around tower offense. The RTS genre of gaming is very popular in the computer arena and tower defense tends to straddle the fence between casual and truly strategic. There’s not much to tell about Anomaly 2, if you’ve ever experienced a tower defense game, they’re pretty straightforward. Anomaly 2 will be released May 15.

The Starship Damrey (3DS)

Coming to you via the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Created by Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko of Level-5; The Starship Damrey is the third game on the Guild02 release. You could liken it to a split album of sorts. The Starship Damrey is essentially a survival horror title in a space setting. You are given no tutorial or guides and left to your own devices. The Starship Damrey is scheduled to be release May 16.

Ocean City Racing (PC, Mac)

Ocean City Racing is racing title utilizing the popular Unreal Engine 3. The main thing that makes noteworthy is that this indie title is open world which is different from most racing/driving titles on the market now. Outside of that particular element, Ocean City Racing is pretty much a run of the mill racing title with a great look to it. If you enjoy racing titles, Ocean City Racing comes out today.

3DS
The Starship Damrey (5/16)

ANDROID
Fire & Forget: The Final Assault (5/16)

iOS
Evilot (5/15)
Fire & Forget: The Final Assault (5/16)

MAC
Anomaly 2 (5/15)
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Episode 3 – The Oracle (5/16)
Fire & Forget: The Final Assault (5/16)
Ocean City Racing (5/13)

PC
Anomaly 2 (5/15)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Uprising (5/16)
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Episode 3 – The Oracle (5/16)
Fire & Forget: The Final Assault (5/16)
Metro: Last Light (5/14)
Ocean City Racing (5/13)
Trave (5/13)

PS3
Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Uprising (5/16)
DUST 514 (5/14)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf (5/14)
Metro: Last Light (5/14)

UNIX
Anomaly 2 (5/15)

Xbox 360
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf (5/14)
Metro: Last Light (5/14)


This is a good week for releases both on the home console and computers whereas last week belong to handheld and mobile. There’s something for everyone from shooters to adventure titles. RPGs have somewhat been left out, but next week could see some titles for the roleplaying game aficionado. Enjoy the games!

Swifts Picks: Metro: Last Light, DUST 514, Anomaly 2, The Starship Damrey, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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