Has Christmas Come Early?
Well, this edition of This Week on Stadia (TWoS) really is something to get excited about. They cover Jackbox Party Pack 8, Farming Simulator 22, Rayman Legends (…finally!), ARK Turkey Trials, December’s list of Free Stadia Pro games, and more.
So let’s get stuck in, shall we?
Free Stadia Pro Games - December
By the looks of things, Stadia Pro subscribers will be treated to at least 5 Free games to add to their collection for the month of December:
- Transformers: Battlegrounds
- Falconeer: Warrior Edition
- Destroy All Humans
There are some great titles here. I certainly am looking forward to claiming & playing Destroy All Humans and Foreclosed. I’m also excited to see what Falconeer: Warrior Edition is all about. I think it will be one of those games that I’ll either love, or simply won’t interest me at all. Therefore, I’m glad it’s coming to Stadia Pro as one of the Free games. I don’t think I would have risked spending the money on it otherwise.
Likewise, with Destroy All Humans – It’s a game I’ve wanted to try since it came to the Stadia platform. However, at £36.99, it’s always been a little out of what I would risk spending on a game to possibly find out that it wasn’t what I expected. Especially when I have such a backlog of great games to play/complete.
Foreclosed looks awesome too. Arriving on Stadia around the same time as Cyberpunk 2077 when everybody has Cyberpunk-fever, this game has been on my to-play list ever since.
December 1st will see these awesome additions to Stadia Pro’s Free Games list. It’s also great to see that Wreckfest and Transformers: Battlegrounds are both being released directly to Stadia Pro. These really are exciting times.
Farming Simulator 22
Oh… My… God – It’s finally here!
Excited isn’t the word! I have waited so long for this and now Farming Simulator 22 has been released on Google Stadia, Playstation 4 & 5, PC, Mac, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S.
I’m not going to say too much about it here because I plan to do a full review of Farming Simulator 22 in the near-future. So watch this space!
“Prepare for new crops, new maps, new machines, new brands and more. Oh, and it’s getting snowy, too: The addition of seasonal cycles is also included – as well as other features to be announced soon!
Two new maps plus an updated Erlengrat map will allow for different kinds of farming operations. More than 400 machines and tools from more than 100 authentic agricultural brands including new machine categories will make agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry even more fun than ever.“
Yet another huge addition to Stadia – Rayman Legends.
I know a lot of you have been waiting for this one to drop. I can see this one getting a lot of play time.
“The Glade of Dreams is in trouble once again! The nightmares multiplied and spread, creating new monsters even more terrifying than before!”
If you haven’t played Rayman before, then you are seriously missing out!
Rayman is known for being fun an quirky. Filled with a vast array of odd-ball enemies designed to make you chuckle and eye-popping colourful landscapes.
Enjoy this super-fun 2D action platformer on your own or you can play with up to a total of 4 players in local co-op mode. Sadly, there is no online multiplayer.
Pick up Rayman Legends now on the Stadia Store for £23.99 or only £11.99 if you are a Stadia Pro subscriber. Furthermore, this game is also available as part of Ubisoft+
ARK: Turkey Trials Evolved??
Look out for the savage Super Turkeys. Killing them will allow you to harvest Wishbones. With these Wishbones you can craft specific cosmetics and emotes, randomised Chibi pets, or summon the Dodo-Rex. But be careful, these Super Turkeys are all than and hen some! They’re definitely at the top of the pecking order.
The first time I came across a Super Turkey it was one heck of a cluster pluck.
Terrible turkey puns aside, you have until Tuesday 7th December to harvest enough wishbones to craft your Turkey costume and “Ugly” Sweaters.
FIFA 22 & Madden 22
“Play FIFA 22 by Jan. 14th, 2022 and get an untradeable next-generation player item!”
Google didn’t elaborate any further on this in the TWoS post.
“Experience Bo Knows now! Log in to Madden NFL 22 from November 19th, 2021 through January 14th, 2022, and receive a Bo Knows Ultimate Team starter pack including an 85 rated Bo Jackson item, a Raiders uniform, and NIKE x Bo Knows gear in The Yard. Jump in to play limited-time Bo Knows themed events and earn new content in Madden Ultimate Team, The Yard, and more!”
Wow, what a whopping amount of awesome news in this weeks TWoS post!
It’s exciting to see plenty of new games still being added even though Google have already hit their target of 100 games added to Stadia this year.
My favourite announcement is, by far, the launch of Farming Simulator 22. I’m going to be spending a LOT of time playing and reviewing that for sure.
What was your favourite piece of news? Let us know in the comments section.
I know I didn’t mention the huge Black Friday Sale, with up to 85% off some awesome titles. I plan to cover some of the awesome deals in a separate post. So make sure you bookmark this site and check back regularly