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Destiny 2 just got a little bit bigger. (No, we’re not talking about vault space, sadly.) Guardians the world over can now experience new PvE, PvP and, in a few days, raid content thanks to the arrival of Curse of Osiris, the first expansion for the second game in Bungie’s third franchise of first-person shooters. Yes, Curse of Osiris is essentially just a long list of ordinal numbers. But an exciting one!

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (December 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie

Why we’re excited: Given that Destiny 2‘s end game currently centers around uncovering real-life conspiracies and badgering Bungie into being more open and honest, it’s probably a safe bet that high-level players need something new to do in the game. Curse of Osiris is a lot of new somethings.
The early buzz: For some strange reason, Metacritic only has a page up for the PlayStation 4 version of the expansion. Regardless, there aren’t any professional review scores in yet. The user score is sitting at a not-too-great 3.3 out of 10, and Kotaku’s Jason Schreier called the new story content “mostly tedious.” Maybe a swing and a miss on this one, but it’s admittedly hard to separate this moment from the growing narrative that Bungie is in over its head, so maybe this is just a pile-on.
Fake news: If you’re upset about the state of Destiny 2, you might be happy to learn that any and all reports stating that design director Luke Smith worked for one-time EGM sister site 1UP are completely and totally false. If you love Destiny 2, though, we’re 100 percent responsible and you’re welcome.

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package (December 5th)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Why we’re excited: Now that the contractually obligated exclusivity window is up, the zombie-killing sandbox of Dead Rising 4 is coming to PS4, and it’s packing something new. Most visible is the Capcom Heroes mode, which lets noted war coverer Frank West dress up as classic Capcom characters and use their powers to paint the town red. (If you’ve already got the game on Xbox One or PC, don’t worry. It’s coming to those platforms, too, as a free update.)
The early buzz: FBP currently has a 71 out of 100 average on Metacritic. The general consensus seems to be that it’s a solid port and the new additions are fun and worthwhile, but they can’t compensate fully for the core game’s shortcomings. Even on PS4, Dead Rising 4 is the black sheep of one of gaming’s black sheepiest series.
In-your-end-o: If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that there’s actually a subtle innuendo hidden in the subtitle of this expanded rerelease. Oh, Capcom. So refined, so restrained, so witty. It’s almost like playing a New Yorker cartoon.

Steep: Road to the Olympics (December 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Annecy

Why we’re excited: This expansion adds not one, but two new snowy sandboxes to explore. First up, you’ll train for the Olympics in the mountains of Japan, apparently disrespecting some culturally significant sites in the process, judging by that screenshot. Then, it’s off to the slopes of PyeongChang, South Korea to compete in too many Olympic events to count, or maybe we’re just too lazy to look up the number right now.
The early buzz: Only the PS4 version has any reviews tallied up on Metacritic at the moment, and even then there are only a handful. Still, that small sample size has the game pegged at a 77 out of 100 average. That’s quite a few points higher than any version of the main game.
Remember, no Russian: We really hope Ubisoft patches the game to prevent Russian people from playing. You know, for authenticity.

Also releasing this week:

December 5th

The 111th Soul (PC)
Boiling Bolt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Caveman Warriors (Switch)
Chicken Farm 2K17 (PC)
Conduct Deluxe! (PC, Mac)
Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package (PS4)
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Italia DLC (PC, Mac, Linux)
Fart Simulator 2018 (PC)
The Francy Droo & Friends Collection (PC, Mac, Linux)
A Hat in Time (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4)
Humans VR (PC)
Justice League VR: The Complete Experience (PS4, PSVR)
Let Them Come (PS4)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
    Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Venom character DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Online Fight Pits free DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Midnight Quest (PC)
Mitch: Berry Challenge (PS4)
Music Awards Manager (PC)
Nine Parchments (Switch)
Oh My Godheads (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Pathos (PC)
Pilli Adventure (PC)
Project Almighty (PC)
Re-bot VR (PC, Vive)
Snow Fortress (PS4, PSVR)
Steep: Road to the Olympics DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Steep Winter Games Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The Surge: A Walk in the Park expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
This is the Police phsyical (Switch)
The Walking Dead Collection (PS4, Xbox One)

December 6th

2-in-1 Fluid Intelligence (PC)
Africa Hunting (PC)
Amazeing Lemons (PC)
Beyond Clouds (PC)
Chaos on Deponia (PS4, Xbox One)
Demon’s Age (Xbox One)
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy (PC, Mac)
Gloria Sinica: Han Xiongnu Wars (PC)
Gunlock (PC)
A Hat in Time (Xbox One)
Jak II (PS4)
Jak 3 (PS4)
Jak X: Combat Racing (PS4)
Lucky Night VR Early Access (PC, Rift, Vive)
NeverEnd (PS4)
Ninja Stealth III (PC)
Rememoried (Xbox One)
Riff VR Early Access (PC, Rift)
Room Service (PC)
Space Wars: Interstellar Empires (PC, Mac)
Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition (PS4)
Truth: Disorder (PC, Mac, Linux)
Wurst Defender Coop Edition (PC)
WWE 2K18 (Switch)
Ylands Early Access (PC)

December 7th

ACA NeoGeo Top Hunter (Switch)
Acorn Tactics (Switch)
AppleSnake2 (PC)
Autobahn Police Simulator 2 (PC)
The Box VR (PC, Rift, Vive)
Christmas Night Archery (3DS)
Chronicles of Cyberpunk (PC)
Dimension Drive (Switch, PC, Mac, Linux)
Embers of Mirrim (Switch)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs expansion (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
Human: Fall Flat (Switch)
Invector (PS4)
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Travel of Steam (3DS)
The Line (PC, Mac, Linux)
Man of Honor (PC, Mac)
Naughty Elves (PC)
NVL (PC)
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive (Switch)
Pixel Zombie (PC)
Plague Road (Switch)
Plantera Deluxe (Switch)
Reach Me (PC)
Red Game Without a Great Name (Switch)
Reigns: Her Majesty (PC, Mac, Linux)
Riptide GP: Renegade (Switch)
Rocket Blasters (PC)
Savage Offroad (PC)
The Sexy Brutale (Switch)
Slain: Back from Hell (Switch)
SpellForce III (PC)
Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition (PC)
Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC)
Teslagrad (Switch)
Vostok Inc (Switch)
Wheel Riders Online (PC)
Yōdanji (Switch, PC)
ZULA LatinoAmerica (PC)

December 8th

Abscond (PC, Mac, Linux)
Android John 2.1 (PC)
Antiterror Strike (PC)
Aquaponics Life (PC)
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock (PS4, Xbox One)
Bernackels’ Shoggoth (PC)
Bug Battle (PC)
Cars War (PC)
Chapayev: Legend of Checkers (PC, Mac)
Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting (PC)
Demons Age (Xbox One, PC, Mac)
The Dream Collector (PC, Vive)
Eggo (PC)
Elmia (PC)
EX0: Dark Moon (PC)
Flying Salvager (PC, Mac)
Frosty Nights (PC)
Hello Neighbor (Xbox One, PC)
Infinity Trip (PC, Mac, Linux)
Lawnmower Game 2: Drifter (PC)
Paladin (Xbox One)
Path of Exile: War for the Atlas expansion (Xbox One, PC)
Phantom Jump (PC)
Puzzle Blocks (PC)
The Quarter Game (PC)
The Resistance (PC)
SAWkoban (PC, Mac, Linux)
Seal Guardian (PC, Mac)
Slice the Ice (PC, Mac)
Sky Road (PC)
Stand by You (PC)
Strike Team Hydra (PC)
Super Turbo Demon Busters! (PC)
Tactical (PC)
Tales of the Lumminai (PC)
Tennis in the Face (Switch)
Terra Tanks: Defenders of the Earth (PC)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4, PC)
Ukrainian Ball in Search of Gas (PC)
Umineko: Golden Fantasia (PC)
Unexpected End Early Access (PC)
Valknut (PC)
Wild RTS (PC)

December 9th

Gauntlet of Ire (PC)
LocoRoco 2 Remastered (PS4)
Monster Hunter: World beta (PS4)

December 10th

Achievement Hunter: Alien (PC)

December 11th

Arrowpoint (PC)
Astrohazard Solutions Ltd. (PC)
Battlefield 1: Turning Tides expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Blackstone (PC)
Born Tubi Wild (PC)
Cassandra’s Fabulous Foray (PC, Mac, Linux)
Everyday Lite (PC)
Fighting EX Layer beta (PS4)
The Long Reach (PC, Mac)
Madcap Castle (PC, Linux)
Operation Apex (PC, Vive)
Reroll: Back to the Throne (PC)
Smackhead (PC)
Star Sweet (PC)
Swap Roles (PC)
TAOTH – The Adventures of the Herkulez (PC, Linux)
Wands (PC, Rift, Vive)

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About Josh Harmon

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Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy

The biggest new games out this week: December 5th-11th

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week.

By Josh Harmon | 12/5/2017 11:00 PM PT

Features

Destiny 2 just got a little bit bigger. (No, we’re not talking about vault space, sadly.) Guardians the world over can now experience new PvE, PvP and, in a few days, raid content thanks to the arrival of Curse of Osiris, the first expansion for the second game in Bungie’s third franchise of first-person shooters. Yes, Curse of Osiris is essentially just a long list of ordinal numbers. But an exciting one!

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (December 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie

Why we’re excited: Given that Destiny 2‘s end game currently centers around uncovering real-life conspiracies and badgering Bungie into being more open and honest, it’s probably a safe bet that high-level players need something new to do in the game. Curse of Osiris is a lot of new somethings.
The early buzz: For some strange reason, Metacritic only has a page up for the PlayStation 4 version of the expansion. Regardless, there aren’t any professional review scores in yet. The user score is sitting at a not-too-great 3.3 out of 10, and Kotaku’s Jason Schreier called the new story content “mostly tedious.” Maybe a swing and a miss on this one, but it’s admittedly hard to separate this moment from the growing narrative that Bungie is in over its head, so maybe this is just a pile-on.
Fake news: If you’re upset about the state of Destiny 2, you might be happy to learn that any and all reports stating that design director Luke Smith worked for one-time EGM sister site 1UP are completely and totally false. If you love Destiny 2, though, we’re 100 percent responsible and you’re welcome.

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package (December 5th)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom Vancouver

Why we’re excited: Now that the contractually obligated exclusivity window is up, the zombie-killing sandbox of Dead Rising 4 is coming to PS4, and it’s packing something new. Most visible is the Capcom Heroes mode, which lets noted war coverer Frank West dress up as classic Capcom characters and use their powers to paint the town red. (If you’ve already got the game on Xbox One or PC, don’t worry. It’s coming to those platforms, too, as a free update.)
The early buzz: FBP currently has a 71 out of 100 average on Metacritic. The general consensus seems to be that it’s a solid port and the new additions are fun and worthwhile, but they can’t compensate fully for the core game’s shortcomings. Even on PS4, Dead Rising 4 is the black sheep of one of gaming’s black sheepiest series.
In-your-end-o: If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that there’s actually a subtle innuendo hidden in the subtitle of this expanded rerelease. Oh, Capcom. So refined, so restrained, so witty. It’s almost like playing a New Yorker cartoon.

Steep: Road to the Olympics (December 5th)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Annecy

Why we’re excited: This expansion adds not one, but two new snowy sandboxes to explore. First up, you’ll train for the Olympics in the mountains of Japan, apparently disrespecting some culturally significant sites in the process, judging by that screenshot. Then, it’s off to the slopes of PyeongChang, South Korea to compete in too many Olympic events to count, or maybe we’re just too lazy to look up the number right now.
The early buzz: Only the PS4 version has any reviews tallied up on Metacritic at the moment, and even then there are only a handful. Still, that small sample size has the game pegged at a 77 out of 100 average. That’s quite a few points higher than any version of the main game.
Remember, no Russian: We really hope Ubisoft patches the game to prevent Russian people from playing. You know, for authenticity.

Also releasing this week:

December 5th

The 111th Soul (PC)
Boiling Bolt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Caveman Warriors (Switch)
Chicken Farm 2K17 (PC)
Conduct Deluxe! (PC, Mac)
Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package (PS4)
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Italia DLC (PC, Mac, Linux)
Fart Simulator 2018 (PC)
The Francy Droo & Friends Collection (PC, Mac, Linux)
A Hat in Time (PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4)
Humans VR (PC)
Justice League VR: The Complete Experience (PS4, PSVR)
Let Them Come (PS4)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
    Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Venom character DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Online Fight Pits free DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Midnight Quest (PC)
Mitch: Berry Challenge (PS4)
Music Awards Manager (PC)
Nine Parchments (Switch)
Oh My Godheads (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Pathos (PC)
Pilli Adventure (PC)
Project Almighty (PC)
Re-bot VR (PC, Vive)
Snow Fortress (PS4, PSVR)
Steep: Road to the Olympics DLC (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Steep Winter Games Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The Surge: A Walk in the Park expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
This is the Police phsyical (Switch)
The Walking Dead Collection (PS4, Xbox One)

December 6th

2-in-1 Fluid Intelligence (PC)
Africa Hunting (PC)
Amazeing Lemons (PC)
Beyond Clouds (PC)
Chaos on Deponia (PS4, Xbox One)
Demon’s Age (Xbox One)
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy (PC, Mac)
Gloria Sinica: Han Xiongnu Wars (PC)
Gunlock (PC)
A Hat in Time (Xbox One)
Jak II (PS4)
Jak 3 (PS4)
Jak X: Combat Racing (PS4)
Lucky Night VR Early Access (PC, Rift, Vive)
NeverEnd (PS4)
Ninja Stealth III (PC)
Rememoried (Xbox One)
Riff VR Early Access (PC, Rift)
Room Service (PC)
Space Wars: Interstellar Empires (PC, Mac)
Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition (PS4)
Truth: Disorder (PC, Mac, Linux)
Wurst Defender Coop Edition (PC)
WWE 2K18 (Switch)
Ylands Early Access (PC)

December 7th

ACA NeoGeo Top Hunter (Switch)
Acorn Tactics (Switch)
AppleSnake2 (PC)
Autobahn Police Simulator 2 (PC)
The Box VR (PC, Rift, Vive)
Christmas Night Archery (3DS)
Chronicles of Cyberpunk (PC)
Dimension Drive (Switch, PC, Mac, Linux)
Embers of Mirrim (Switch)
Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs expansion (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
Human: Fall Flat (Switch)
Invector (PS4)
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Travel of Steam (3DS)
The Line (PC, Mac, Linux)
Man of Honor (PC, Mac)
Naughty Elves (PC)
NVL (PC)
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive (Switch)
Pixel Zombie (PC)
Plague Road (Switch)
Plantera Deluxe (Switch)
Reach Me (PC)
Red Game Without a Great Name (Switch)
Reigns: Her Majesty (PC, Mac, Linux)
Riptide GP: Renegade (Switch)
Rocket Blasters (PC)
Savage Offroad (PC)
The Sexy Brutale (Switch)
Slain: Back from Hell (Switch)
SpellForce III (PC)
Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition (PC)
Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC)
Teslagrad (Switch)
Vostok Inc (Switch)
Wheel Riders Online (PC)
Yōdanji (Switch, PC)
ZULA LatinoAmerica (PC)

December 8th

Abscond (PC, Mac, Linux)
Android John 2.1 (PC)
Antiterror Strike (PC)
Aquaponics Life (PC)
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock (PS4, Xbox One)
Bernackels’ Shoggoth (PC)
Bug Battle (PC)
Cars War (PC)
Chapayev: Legend of Checkers (PC, Mac)
Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting (PC)
Demons Age (Xbox One, PC, Mac)
The Dream Collector (PC, Vive)
Eggo (PC)
Elmia (PC)
EX0: Dark Moon (PC)
Flying Salvager (PC, Mac)
Frosty Nights (PC)
Hello Neighbor (Xbox One, PC)
Infinity Trip (PC, Mac, Linux)
Lawnmower Game 2: Drifter (PC)
Paladin (Xbox One)
Path of Exile: War for the Atlas expansion (Xbox One, PC)
Phantom Jump (PC)
Puzzle Blocks (PC)
The Quarter Game (PC)
The Resistance (PC)
SAWkoban (PC, Mac, Linux)
Seal Guardian (PC, Mac)
Slice the Ice (PC, Mac)
Sky Road (PC)
Stand by You (PC)
Strike Team Hydra (PC)
Super Turbo Demon Busters! (PC)
Tactical (PC)
Tales of the Lumminai (PC)
Tennis in the Face (Switch)
Terra Tanks: Defenders of the Earth (PC)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4, PC)
Ukrainian Ball in Search of Gas (PC)
Umineko: Golden Fantasia (PC)
Unexpected End Early Access (PC)
Valknut (PC)
Wild RTS (PC)

December 9th

Gauntlet of Ire (PC)
LocoRoco 2 Remastered (PS4)
Monster Hunter: World beta (PS4)

December 10th

Achievement Hunter: Alien (PC)

December 11th

Arrowpoint (PC)
Astrohazard Solutions Ltd. (PC)
Battlefield 1: Turning Tides expansion (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Blackstone (PC)
Born Tubi Wild (PC)
Cassandra’s Fabulous Foray (PC, Mac, Linux)
Everyday Lite (PC)
Fighting EX Layer beta (PS4)
The Long Reach (PC, Mac)
Madcap Castle (PC, Linux)
Operation Apex (PC, Vive)
Reroll: Back to the Throne (PC)
Smackhead (PC)
Star Sweet (PC)
Swap Roles (PC)
TAOTH – The Adventures of the Herkulez (PC, Linux)
Wands (PC, Rift, Vive)

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About Josh Harmon

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Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy