Embarking on a forest picnic to celebrate their recent piratical successes, our heroes find themselves embroiled in what could be their most dangerous adventure yet, and under the watchful eyes of a live audience.
The new Discovery Tour mode in Assassin's Creed Origins makes history fun by letting you clamber all over it while dressed as an Egyptian Pharaoh. At the same time, you might even find yourself learning a thing or two. We certainly did, and in the spirit of historical research we present to you now the eight weirdest things we learned while playing.
Starpoint Gemini Warlords has landed on Xbox One with a cargo hold full of space combat, strategic space sim and role-playing game elements. Mike is also delighted to learn he can fully ram a spaceship with his spaceship in this Starpoint Gemini Warlords gameplay.
Show of the Week salutes Kingdom Come Deliverance, the ultra-realistic medieval action RPG arriving on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on release date 13 February 2018. Then, in tribute to Kingdom Come Deliverance's brutal realism, Andy gets nude and punches the Jarl of Markarth in a Skyrim Challenge of the Week.
Game adaptations of movies should be great, on account of them combining two of our favourite things. Sadly, most tie-in games are not only inferior to the movie on which they're based, but also seem to go out of their way to ruin iconic moments from those films. See for yourself in these seven famous movie moments that got a dramatic rewrite for the videogame version.
Wolfenstein 2 DLC gameplay in which Andy slithers through tiny vents and loudly murders Supersoldaten as Agent Silent Death, whose codename is ironic for the purposes of this video.
Next up in GTA Online's Doomsday Heist, we must steal four Deloreans, respray them, and race them across town pursued by cops, players and apparently the Joker. See for yourself in this high-octane GTA Online gameplay.
Full motion video or "FMV" games were interactive movies in which the action took place in grainy video clips, the gameplay was minimal, and the story was nonsense. Join us for our eight favourite, unforgettable slices of FMV weirdness.
Show of the Week asks how is GoldenEye 20 years old? What happened to the Xbox 360 version that quietly died? And who is deadliest in the classic GoldenEye multiplayer scenario (license to kill, pistols, facility)? Is it Mike or is it Jane? There is literally one way to find out, therefore watch on.
Romancing someone in a videogame is usually no more complicated than winning enough tickets on skee ball to buy a novelty comb, only instead of a novelty comb, you earn a smoochy cutscene. It's not this easy for everyone all the time, however, especially when they're busting out chat-up lines so cheesy they would embarrass James Bond. Take a listen to these cringey pick-up lines that didn't work, and probably never will.
Space sim Kerbal Space Program has come to Xbox One with its adorable green astronauts, so we pit Mike against Jane to see who can build the best, least deadly spaceship. How hard can it be? It's not exactly rocket science oh wait.
In Hitman Escalation mission The Cheveyo Calibration, from Hitman's Game of the Year Edition, Agent 47 must whack a series of goons (and one doctor) in Marrakesh's night market, mostly with a sniper rifle and entirely while wearing the new Raven Suit, which is both suave and tactical. See for yourself in this Hitman gameplay.
Some fighting game finishers are so gross, weird or humbling we are mortified even thinking about the times we lost to them. Here are eight fighting game finishers so humiliating that you could die of embarrassment. And also the many, many injuries you sustained.
Villains come in all shapes and sizes (mostly big) but if they have one thing in common, it's their ambition to not accidentally help the good guy save the world. Yet this happens more often than these so-called bad guys would care to admit. Just think of the occasions on which these antagonists saved the day with embarrassing self-sabotage.
Andy and I thought our GTA Online heisting days were behind us until Mike gathered us in his new underground bunker for One More Job. Witness the Outside Xbox heist crew reformed for GTA Online's Doomsday heist.
Hitman Elusive Target The Sensation is one Jonathan Smythe: a popstar accused of murder and hiding out at a party in Paris. See us hunt down the Bieber-ish fugitive in this Hitman gameplay, then go absolutely spare trying to poison his glass of vodka, from which he drinks with infuriating infrequency.
Guess all that sun praising finally paid off because Dark Souls Remastered is arriving this year, on release date 25 May 2018. Here's everything you need to know about the 4k-ready remaster of this classic RPG.
In Show of the Week, Andy scrutinises upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, schools Mike in Dragon Ball lore, and undertakes a brutal challenge in inscrutable SNES brawler Dragon Ball Hyper Dimension. Watch now and judge his overall performance, why don't you.
You know where you are with a sequel: it's like the first game but there are new weapons, new baddies and there's a number at the end of it. Except sometimes a sequel isn't like that at all. Sometimes the next game lurches into a whole other genre to produce a sequel so radically different from the original you have to squint to see the family resemblance.
Behold Metal Gear Survive gameplay in which Luke and I play the online co-op survival game's single-player mode from the very beginning. Here we find ourselves on a hostile, dusty world where eating sheep, poking zombies and building fences are what it takes to get by.
In Hitman's Escalation mission The Dexter Discordance, Agent 47 must yoink a ludicrously overpowered antique pistol and use it on a cowboy-hatted patient at a luxurious private hospital in Japan. Agent 47 must also be dressed as a cowboy while executing the hit, for reasons known only to him and possibly the International Contract Agency.
Today in Red Dead Redemption, we take on the game's final missions: John's last stand against the Bureau of Investigation and the US Army, as well as his son Jack's roaring rampage of revenge. Join us for sadness, redemption and riverside duels in this moving final episode.
Show of the Week celebrates the birthday of landmark survival horror game Resident Evil 2, which turns 20 this month. Who could forget the foreboding Raccoon City Police Department? The debut of floppy-haired series mainstay Leon Kennedy? The eccentric voice acting? Not us, is who.
The conflict at the heart of most videogames is between the game trying to kill the player, and the player trying to stop that happening. But sometimes we make things a lot easier for the game by being stupid, careless, or both stupid and careless. Double whammy. Just consider these various ways we've died in videogames where we had no one to blame but ourselves.
Occasionally we remember that we love movies as well as videogames and 2018's cinematic slate is shaping up nicely, with five films in particular that are laser-targeted at videogame fans. Find out what they are here.