A new month brings with it many things. A new pic to look at on your wall calendar. New bills to pay. New… weather?
Look, we don’t know all the new things that come every month, but one thing we know is a whole bunch of new games are coming. But how can you keep track of all the games?! It’s just so hard!
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a fun list of all the games coming out here in the month of February! Check it out!
The Free Games
Each month brings new free games to Xbox, PlayStation and a slew of other spots. Well, free as long as you pay for a monthly service like Xbox Games With Gold or PlayStation Plus, but you get the idea. It’s what we call “Netflix free” these days. The main thing is that this is a great way to play older games you may have missed out on when they were originally released. And for February, we’ve got some good ones!
Xbox Games With Gold
TT Isle of Man
Based on a real annual race that has been running since 1907, TT Isle of Man lets you jump on a motorcycle and race it up. The game has a score of 68 on Metacritic, which isn’t a great score, but it’s a passing score and for a free game, it may well be worth playing for a few hours. Reports vary but upwards of 260 people have died at the actual TT races over the years, so the game is probably a lot safer.
TT Isle of Man is available on Games With Gold all month
Call of Cthulhu
Adapted from the table and dice role-playing game of the same name, Call of Cthulu takes H. P. Lovecraft’s best-known creation and brings it to the current generation of consoles. The game has a 66 on Metacritic (although the user score is lower), but how do you say no to a game with the Great Old One in it?! Who doesn’t love that giant squid-faced cosmic deity as created by a guy who really hated the Dutch? Call of Cthulhu will be available through Games With Gold from February 16 to March 15.
Originally released for the Xbox 360, Fable Heroes is probably the least liked game of the Fable franchise. With a 55 on Metacritic, this beat-em-up game was pushed as a family-friendly game, but one look at the eyes of the characters, and you’re bound to have nightmares.
Still, it’s there if you want it. Fable Heroes is available via Games With Gold until the 15th.
Star Wars Battlefront
The world of Star Wars is a real mixed bag these days. Rise of Skywalker wasn’t the saga ending epic most fans were hoping for, but boy howdy just about everyone dug The Mandolorian, and a lot of fans are excited for the final season of Clone Wars coming to Disney+.
Still, we all love the basics of Star Wars, and Star Wars Battlefront is a fun game, getting an 80 on Metacritic. To be clear, this is the 2004 game, not the 2015 game, so don’t expect those Xbox One graphics.
Star Wars Battlefront will be available on Games With Gold from the 16th to the 29th.
Bioshock: The Collection
If you don’t have PlayStation Plus, this is the kind of thing that may make you want to get it. All three BioShock games remastered and with all the DLC. That’s hours and hours of great gameplay. Bioshock: The Collection has an 84 on Metacritic, which seems kind of low to be honest. Just for the first Bioshock alone, it should be higher. Sure, the two sequels never hit the same levels of amazing as the original, but they’re still darn good games.
Bioshock: The Collection will be available on PlayStation Plus from February 4 to March 2
The Sims 4
Who doesn’t love a game where the goal is to create a better version of your actual life, all while the character you created cries because they didn’t play enough chess that day? The Sims series is a weirdly addictive group of games that will make hours feel like seconds. How that happens, we’ll never know. The Sims 4 has a not great score of 66 on Metacritic. Still, you can build a house without a bathroom and watch your Sim cry while they pee their pants, and that’s always fun.
The Sims 4 will be on PlayStation Plus from February 4 to March 2
Firewall Zero Hour
This multiplayer VR game will require the PlayStation VR gear, so be warned!
This online virtual reality tactical action shooter has you either protecting or trying to snag laptops with up to 12 other players. Each player – or contractor – can have a special skill, which makes the game more interesting than it may first appear.
Firewall Zero Hour has a really good 79 on Metacritic and will be available on PlayStation Plus from February 4 to March 2.
A Stadia exclusive, GYLT was released in November, but now it’s free. The horror-based puzzle/stealth game certainly looks cool and if you have Stadia, there’s really no reason not to get it. GYLT has a 68 on Metacritic, but the actual page leads to a 404, so that’s not a wonderful sign.
The third of the Metro series, Metro Exodus continues the stories of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, all of which are based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s book series. This first-person shooter survival horror series never seems to get the attention that a lot of other fps horror games get, but the Metro series has a strong fanbase, and the games are pretty good. Metro Exodus has a score of 82 on Metacritic and is available on Stadia now.
Dawn of Fear
This horror title is all about puzzles and inventory management.
There’s one review on Metacritic, and it isn’t great. Supposedly the game is available to buy today, but I couldn’t find any way to buy it.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Have to be honest, I’ve never played the first three Zombie Army games, but I’ve heard good things. At this point, Zombie Army 4 doesn’t have a Metacritic score, but the two reviews listed at the time of my writing this appear to dig the game for what it is.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War will be available on PS4, and Xbox One for $50
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
This turn-based RPG has characters from both the Netflix series and Jim Henson’s cult classic film. Lead the Gelflings as they battle the Skesis over 50 levels.
There are no reviews yet, but if you’re a fan of RPGs or The Dark Crystal, you’ll want to keep an eye out for this one.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will be released on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC for $20
Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 3
Boy, that title is a mouthful, huh?
The latest game in the Monster Energy Supercross series is, based on the Metacritic score, the best yet, so if off-road motorcycle racing games are your thing, this looks like one worth checking out. Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 3 will be available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC for $60.
This Metroidvania style game has you battling evil AI to save humanity. It will be available on the Nintendo Switch and PC for $17
The latest from Media Molecule, Dreams lets you create your own games and share them online. As always, Media Molecule isn’t interested in doing things like everyone else, but if there’s one thing we know, what they do is always worth checking out. Dreams has already won a bunch of awards, including Best Original Game at the 2018 Game Critics Awards and Most Original Game at Gamescon 2019. Dreams is exclusive to PS4 and costs $40.
One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
Based on the manga series One-Punch Man, this 3D arena fighting game features 26 characters, including Vaccine Man, Mosquito Girl, and Child Emperor. If you know your One-Punch Man lore, you know that the only person who can beat Saitama is Saitama, and that he can beat anyone with one punch (hence the title). The game has found a fun way to include Saitama and not nerf him. If you use him as part of your team of three fighters, he won’t be available to you right away. As with the manga, Saitama is always running late, so you’ll have to survive with only two fighters until you fill up your “Hero Arrival” meter. That’s a pretty genius game mechanic.
One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $60
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
Also called Sangokushi 14, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV is, as the title would suggest, the 14th game in the turn-based tactical role-playing simulation grand strategy wargame series Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Like the rest of the series, this one is also based on the romance novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which must be a really long book if they’ve made 14 games based on it!
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV will be released on PS4 and PC.