Archive - Show of the Week
Show of the Week is all up in zombie survival sim sequel State of Decay 2. Take a watch for State of Decay 2 gameplay and Andy's challenge of the week, in which he must scavenge food and medical supplies for Jane's community of State of Decay 2 survivors.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider wraps up Lara Croft's rebooted origin story with a lush jungle location and impending Mayan apocalypse. Jane talks up the new Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay and setting in Show of the Week, then returns to classic Croft Manor for a go on the old assault course in Tomb Raider 2.
Grand Theft Auto IV is 10 years old this week, so Show of the Week takes the opportunity to revisit this groundbreaking classic that brought us a huge beautiful city, a compelling main character, and day drinking with cousin Roman. This is harder than we remember, as I discover in my challenge of the week.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is finally out on Xbox One, fresh from having won an armful of awards at the recent BAFTA Game Awards. Join us as Jane tells us about her time with the game, then faces her greatest challenge yet: a fiendish quiz about the weirdest stories from Norse mythology.
Show of the Week talks Minit, the charming indie adventure where you die every 60 seconds. And a minute is not a long time, it turns out, as Andy discovers later in the Show in his Lego-based challenge of the week.
This weekend is World Wrestling Entertainment's annual main event: Wrestlemania or, as Andy calls it, "Wrestling Christmas". Show of the Week forecasts the outcome of the superstar match-ups with the predictive power of WWE 2K18. Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar? Asuka or Charlotte Flair? AJ Styles or Shinsuke Nakamura? Watch and discover the winners two days early, only on Outside Xbox.
Show of the Week has a go on Attack on Titan 2, the action game based on the popular animated series about intense teens fighting giant naked zombies.
Show of the Week inspects A Way Out, a split-screen co-op adventure in which odd couple Leo and Vincent must work together to escape prison, settle old scores and master mini games that include horseshoes, darts and baseball.
Show of the Week sizes up Sea of Thieves, the open-world piracy game that launches next week, at long last. What's animal trafficking doing in a social buccanneering sim? We aim to find out.
Show of the Week investigates Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Chimera, a zombie-themed update that adds co-op campaign Outbreak, in which you and your operator buddies must gun down a spiky, explosive zombie horde.
In Show of the Week Andy explains what's on the cards for Soulcalibur's imminent return, with new fighter Groh and a new clash system arriving with Soulcalibur 6 later this year. Later in the show, Mike challenges him to re-create an iconic game hero for an unlicensed cameo in Soulcalibur 4, via that game's custom character creator.
With Black Panther destroying box office records worldwide, Show of the Week reminisces over Marvel videogames, to determine if they're all terrible or if there are hidden (Infinity) gems amongst all the dreck.
Metal Gear Survive is an online co-op survival game that divides Metal Gear fans into two camps: those who hate it, and those who really hate it. Does it deserve all the suspicion? Show of the Week investigates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In many ways 2017 was a banner year for unmitigated videogame-playing disaster from us all. Maybe you've repressed the memories of those times we failed harder than a submarine with a sunroof, but the internet never forgets. So let Show of the Week jog your memories with the solid gold fails from the trophy cabinet of failure from the year just gone.
It's the final Show of the Week in 2017 and we're feeling all festive. We're also looking forward to the videogames coming in 2018 and we've identified 5 themes we reckon are going to be the new hotness over the next 12 months. Gaze with us into our crystal ball, why not?
Rare's online co-op pirate adventure Sea of Thieves finally has a release date, 20 March 2018. We're keen to crew up and take to the high seas, but if you're still not sure if a pirate's life is right for you, don't worry, you won't be any worse than some of videogames' most famous swashbucklers, as we find out later in the show.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is due out in game preview next week, bringing its incredibly popular battle royale gameplay to Xbox One for the first time. Join us for the reasons Mike's slightly cautious about it, as well as a celebration of other games that, like PUBG, have no plot whatsoever, and are still great.
Fortnite: Battle Royale drops you and 99 other players onto an island with a periodically shrinking playspace, and carries on until only one of you is left alive. So yes it is like PUBG - but with key differences. For one, you arrive in a bus suspended from a hot air balloon 10,000 feet in the air, which you're then kicked out of. And yet that's not the worst bus journey we've endured in a videogame, as proven by Show of the Week.
Hitman's Game of the Year edition brings with it new weapons, new missions and, to Mike's delight, new outfits that include a ridiculously sinister clown suit. Join as as we chat Hitman,then examine videogames' most sinister clowns who are still somehow not as scary as Agent 47 in a bright red wig.
The Sims 4 has finally arrived on consoles, giving us the means, motive and opportunity to murder Sims in fancier, better-looking homes than ever before. But the mortality rate isn't even the weirdest thing in our simulated neighbourhood, as Show of the Week attests.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2's single-player story campaign stars Imperial special forces operative Iden Versio, who works for the baddies and dresses like a right villain. So good job we're not averse to a bit of videogame villainy, as found in Show of the Week.