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The Must-Play Games This Week – Super Mario Odyssey and others

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Super Mario Odyssey

Odyssey is a return to open-ended, exploration-based gameplay that previous games like Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine are known for. This time, however, a few new intriguing mechanics make Super Mario Odyssey its own game.

  • Cappy (Mario’s new cap) lets him take control of foes and use their abilities for combat or reaching hidden areas.
  • You can also use Cappy as a temporary stepping platform to access hard-to-reach places.
  • Collect coins and spend your stash on outfits to customize Mario’s look and explore the world in style.
  • The Snapshot Mode lets you freeze time, change angles, zoom in, add filters, and take pictures.
  • Play a variety of mini-games like RC races and skipping rope, then connect online and compare scores with friends.
  • Play local co-op with a friend. One plays Mario, the other plays Cappy.
  • The ‘Assist’ mode shows arrows to guide your way, and a quick return to safety if you fall somewhere dangerous.

Super Mario Odyssey is out exclusively for the Switch.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

It’s time to shoot up some Nazis. Again. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the eighth entry in the series and sequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. So what’s new?

  • There’s a heaping helping of new and improved foes, like laser-shooting Nazi cyborgs, pesky aerial drones, heavy soldiers, and more.
  • Pump enemies full of lead while bound to a wheelchair.
  • You can now dual-wield different weapons independently (e.g. pistol and shotgun).
  • Ride various contraptions like the Da’at Yichud armored suit or Panzerhund robots.
  • A cover system where you can lean around over and under cover.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.