Top 8 Games with Weather Effects

May 09, 2011

Weather in games can be extremely immersive. It’s what sells the game both at the store and once it’s in the disc drive. When I play an open world game, a driving game, or a first person game – I want the world to bring me in, to truly explore and play in it like no other. I’ll play a game for it’s weather based on the season or the weather in my area to just to complete the feeling. I do want to note I’m ONLY discussing games with good weather effects, not environments.

So let’s start at the bottom and work our way to the top at my Top 8 Games with Weather Effects.

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit – PC Patch #2 released

Jan 24, 2011

Good news for PC players of Criterion’s NFS game. The 2nd patch has finally been released. Now, while we know the downloadable content will not be seen on PC, Crtierion was kind enough to fix bugs and introduce 3 free DLC cars (also given to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 owners of the game) to this patch.


PC Patch 2 for Hot Pursuit is now available! Download it here (102 MB) or from our downloads page.

The following issues have been fixed in this patch:

– Flickering graphics after Alt-Tabbing out of the game and back.
– Controller configurations sometimes failing to save correctly.
– Steering response dead-zone when playing with steering wheel controllers.
– Player car engine audio volume too low.
– Some issues with CPU performance.
– Rare crash issue when entering the Career map screen.

The patch also contains 3 Free Cars!

– The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster and the Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible Final Edition.

Note: After installing this patch you will only be able to play online against players who have also installed it. You will, however, continue to get Autolog updates from all other players regardless of which version they are using.

Now I’m off to raise my bounty as  Cop and a Racer AGAIN (I have 100% completion in NFS Hot Pursuit for Xbox 360).