Eurogamer Expo 2013: Gaming Picks

The widely anticipated gaming convention, Eurogamer Expo 2013 had a lot of game previews to offer but let’s look at the most outstanding previews that wowed the attendees at the con.

Surgeon Simulator

Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a surgical simulation game by Bossa Studios. The initial version was created in a 48-hour period for the 2013 Global Game Jam, but the developers continued and spent 48 days creating a commercial version released in January 2013. The game works with you actually operating on a realistic body. Through a first person perspective the player can attempt to perform various surgical procedures, an example of which is a heart transplant. The full version was released via Steam on 19 April 2013.

Buy it from steam for £6.99:  steamcommunity.com/app/233720

Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift is a next-generation virtual reality which you enter by putting on the headset designed for immersive gaming. Be part of history by getting your own Oculus Rift development kit. This can be just the headset or go for the full harness and platform where you feel like you in the actual game. For now movement is captured by the Xbox Connect but in the future you can use any peripherals with a camera such as a phone.

More information here: www.oculusvr.com

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Konami has completely reinvented the Castlevania series, keeping with the story and characters, while finally entering the world of 3D. Since the introduction of 3D environments the character is not playing a platform game, it has more of an RPG feel to it. The graphics are beautiful and rival that of Bayonetta and Final Fantasy. A must for Devil May Cry fans as there is a lot of hack ‘n slash gore with gorgeous scenery and costumes.

See the trailer here: www.konami-castlevania.com

Fist of Awesome 

Have you ever wanted to punch a bear in the mouth? When Tim Burr’s family disappeared and his house spontaneously burst into flames he thought his day was as about bad as it could get. That’s when his hand became self-aware and broke the horrific news that the world was now ruled by bears. Join Tim as he embarks on an epic battle across time and space, unravelling the bear-ridden damage to Earth’s timeline. It’s a bit like Quantum Leap but with more bears and lumberjacks. Fist of Awesome is a heartfelt love-letter to golden classics like Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Final Fight. Prepare yourself for the most epic time-travelling-lumberjack-em-up of all time.

Fist of Awesome is released 17th October 2013 on iOS (Universal App), Android – Phones & Tablets, OUYA, GameStick, PC and Mac. For more info go to: fistofawesome.com

Do you agree or think there are others games that shone at Eurogamer Expo? Take a look at our video below for more Eurogamer highlights:

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