One to Play: Park Beyond
PUBLISHER BANDAI NAMCO
DEVELOPER LIMBIC ENTERTAINMENT
PLATFORMS XBOX SERIES X/S, PS5, PC
RELEASE DATE 06.15.2023
Park Beyond is not the first video game that lets you design, build, and run your own amusement park, and it won’t be the last. But what sets it apart is that, unlike more realistic theme park simulations, Park Beyond isn’t always bound by the rules of gravity or physics. That means you can build physically impossible roller coasters and thrill rides, like a cannon that shoots a roller coaster cart across the park and onto a waiting track, while enjoying snacks that violate safety regulations, such as sandwiches made by a samurai-sword-wielding chef. You’ll even be able to skirt copyright laws with the “Pac-Man Impossification Set” (a pre-order bonus), which includes rides, stories, and decorative items that celebrate this iconic video game character. That said, not every law is breakable in this game; you still have to follow the laws of economics to make sure your park is fiscally responsible and financially stable.