The games we want the most
Waiting is never easy, but it’s even harder when it’s the biggest and most popular new shooter ever and it’s been ‘coming soon’ to Xbox for what feels like an eternity. We’ve been enviously watching PC players of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (p22) for a while now, but our wait really is almost over this time with pad controls sorted, and keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One on its way. It’s so close that we’ve been practising our foraging skills by searching for dirty clothes in abandoned warehouses. That’s totally safe, right? Speaking of questionable lifestyle choices, The Sims 4 (p26) is also almost here on Xbox to satisfy all of your bullying and ‘woohoo’ needs. There’s nothing quite like building a depressing hovel for your Sims to help with stress relief. If having all-consuming power over the lives of others doesn’t do it for you, then maybe a look at some giant troll-slaying will. Say hello to Extinction (p34) which will have you zipping up giant beats and lopping their limbs off. Lovely. Finally we have a massive info splurge on our most anticipated game of 2018: Red Dead Redemption 2 (p38) and it’s looking every bit like the masterpiece we’re waiting for. We can’t wait to play as cowboys just roaming the vast wilderness of America while threatening murder to extort money. ...What? Don’t judge our hobbies.