Your gaming month sorted with our definitive reviews
The gaming busy-season is upon us, so we’re going to ease in slowly with a proper warm-up of thumb-stretches and sofa sit-ups to get us prepared for the months ahead. It’ll be a time of plenty, but remember not to over-indulge on all of the digital delights coming out in the run-up to Christmas. Don’t become a gaming glutton. First we’re kicking things off with a few games of football with FIFA 18 (p70) to get into the frantic rhythm of tight matches and team management. Next it’s time for a detour with Forza Motorsport 7 (p74) to check out just how many beautiful cars our eyeballs can handle in preparation for the glorious 4K future with the Xbox One X. Next it’s time to maximise your social skills by learning to keep tabs on all of your enemies so you know who to dominate and when in
Middle-earth: Shadow Of War (p78). Differentiate between enemies you can turn to work for you and friends who will turn on you at the slightest accidental head-bludgeoning. We were trying to hit the bad orc behind you, honest. Finally, it’s time to get your heart rate going with a challenge in the shape of Cuphead (p84). Don’t be fooled by its charming animations, this beast is seriously tricky to overcome and will push your reactions and co-op skills to breaking point. After that you’ll be ready for any gaming challenge thrown at you.