Watch Dogs 2 hacker hero Marcus Holloway wields mighty hacking powers that could change the world for the better, but that's not what we did with them. In this new Watch Dogs 2 gameplay we used them to mess with the citizens of San Francisco. With a mere tap of the touchscreen, Marcus can control the environment around him, which just happens to be ripe for wildly irresponsible mucking about.
Forza Horizon 3 refreshes its open-world racing with the diverse environments of a new Australian setting, the outback oomph of Australian utes ("utility vehicles", Mike tells me) and, by making you the new boss of the Horizon festival, the power to hire and fire your friends as on-staff racers. Show of the Week compares this solemn responsibility with other ways in which we have, given the opportunity, screwed over our friends in video games.
To celebrate Tomb Raider's 20th anniversary, Rise of the Tomb Raider will shortly add some nostalgic DLC that takes Lara back to Croft Manor, her once-swanky family mansion. In Lara's Nightmare, she fends off a zombie invasion while scrounging for ammo and destroying hovering skulls of rage. See how we cope, why not, in this Lara's Nightmare gameplay.
Recently we pondered some of gaming's least explicable alternate costumes. The comments revealed plenty more outlandish outfits that have baffled you, the Oxbox audience, over the years, such as Heather's Princess Heart outfit in Silent Hill 3, gangster Leon from Resident Evil 4 and Mortal Kombat X's Johnny Cage the ninja mime. Sure, that's a thing.
Little Nightmares is a creepy, Tim Burton-esque platformer - or as Andy describes it, Unravel for goths. Either way, it's very dark, very creepy and, much like Limbo and Inside, has plenty of child murder. The plot is that a mysterious underwater structure called the Maw has appeared and is drawing people to it. It's not clear what's going on inside, but whatever it is, it ain't good.
Hitman's 10th elusive target, currently skulking around the Palais de Walewska in Paris, is Nila Torvik, a pharmaceuticals scientist who Diana informs us has been conducting shady large-scale human tests in the third world. Well, the unverified claims of our unseen, mysterious handler are good enough for us. Let's go kill that pharmacist!
We hunt Mafia 3 alligators in an airboat in this Mafia 3 gameplay from New Bordeaux's swampy Bayou Fantom. Witness deadly alligator gameplay and nearly as deadly boat gameplay in the following video.
Horde mode returns in Gears of War 4 as Horde 3.0. Let us show you what's what in this new Gears of War 4 Horde 3.0 gameplay, which includes the Fabricator, the weapons locker, classes, Zombie Dom and grizzled beefcake Old Man Marcus.
Mafia 3 ditches the Empire Bay setting of Mafia 2 and moves the action to New Bordeaux, a fictionalised version of New Orleans. But it's not the only time videogames have taken us to the Big Easy, as Show of the Week discovers.
Don't you just hate it when there's someone you like, and you're going to make a move, but then they get human sacrificed, or executed by firing squad, or turned into a fancy ghost, before you get the chance to properly smooch them. Consider these poignant pairings even less requited than Dom and Marcus.
Join Mike and I for some one on one For Honor gameplay from the game's Duel mode which pits two fighters against each other in the ultimate test of swordfighting skill. And taunting ability. You'll need that as well.
We steal a purple hearse in our continued rampage against the jerks of the Southern Union, who just won't quit having barbecues and trafficking humans, in the following Mafia 3 gameplay.
These days we look forward to upcoming Forza Horizon games like we do an upcoming vacation. They're always slick and filled with spectacular moments, but that doesn't mean that there aren't changes and novelties each time as well. Discover seven new little details that we love in this new Forza Horizon 3 gameplay.
Mafia 3's Lincoln Clay is a vengeful troublemaker gunning for powerful crime lords, a skilled Vietnam vet, and a black man in Louisiana in 1968 - so there are several places he is not warmly welcomed in New Bordeaux, the fictional version of New Orleans where Mafia 3 is set. Discover some of the places Lincoln Clay isn't welcome, but he's going anyway, they had best not try and stop him, in new Mafia 3 gameplay.
The main thing we look for in a robot companion is their willingness to not kill us, in spite of them being mighty constructs of metal and us being meatbags only skilled at making toasted sandwiches. This includes the faithful crew of Corebots in Recore, for instance: benevolent robot buddies who definitely won't ever decide we're the weak link, murder us, then form a robotic superteam on their own. Show of the Week inspects Recore in the following video and auditions further friendly bots.
We take Mafia 3 protagonist Lincoln Clay to pool parties and backyard barbecues to murder a series of racist enforcers in Mafia 3's city of New Bordeaux. Witness hot, fresh, cajun-style Mafia 3 gameplay from Outside Xbox in the video after the jump.
Game heroes spend a lot of time wearing the one same outfit. Occasionally they want to express themselves by wearing something a bit different. That goes some, but not nearly all, of the way to explaining these baffling alternate costumes.
The demo for Outlast 2 begins with darkness, screaming and an on-fire inverted cross, yet Andy sets out with the working theory that the sequel to 2013 survival horror Outlast will be a nice first-person desert tour where nothing bad happens. See how that works out for him in the following Outlast 2 gameplay video.
Colour-based puzzle platformer Hue mangles my mind in this Xbox One gameplay. Behold gradually more colourful gameplay as I unlock more rainbow shades and escape the sadistic colour dungeon of Dr Gray, I think is what is happening here?
In Layers of Fear DLC Inheritance you play the daughter of Layers of Fear's painting protagonist, returning to the gloomtastic family mansion to have creepy flashbacks about mum and dad and repair adorable childhood cat toy Mr Scooter. Behold our handiwork in the following gameplay.
If you're wondering what remastered Modern Warfare multiplayer looks like, then look no further, as we've got some brand new gameplay from three of the game's updated versions of classic maps. If you're wondering what good modern warfare multiplayer looks like then, yeah, maybe look further, this is me playing.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has shown off its multiplayer for the first time, revealing combat rigs, weapon crafting and new modes, among other things. We've played it and are here to tell you the eight most important things to know about Infinite Warfare's multiplayer. Nine, if you count the fact that matches DO end and aren't actually infinite. That's just the name of the game, apparently.
Bioshock: The Collection does exactly what it says on the plastic Blu-ray case, collecting Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite and all their DLC into one, space-saving package. Show of the Week inspects the bundle then revisits Bioshock's soggy city of Rapture and other deeply impractical videogame settlements.
We've all been there: you're playing an excellent game, everything is going swimmingly, it might even be a candidate for Game of the Year for whichever authority gives that award out to every single game. Then said game is nearly ruined by that awful platforming bit, mounted gun bit, or half-baked racing sequence. You know the one.
Next up on our list of Hitman elusive targets is The Black Hat. We have no idea going into this mission what he looks like, but we do know he has a penchant for orange jam (or marmalade, as we call it here in Britain) and that he's somewhere in Paris. Armed with that information and not much else, we embark upon our most challenging elusive target yet.