This Week in Games: May 8 – May 13

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Remember the last few weeks how they have had many games released because of all the public holidays? This week doesn’t have that problem. But before we jump into the full list, here are your highlights:

If you love watching humanoid shaped piles of dough fall flat from great heights then on the 9th you can pick up Human Falls Flat on Playstation 4 with it hitting Xbox on the 13th with it already being available on Steam for some time now.

On the 10th lovers of NBA Jam will want to grab NBA Playgrounds for their Xbox One (and on Steam on the 9th). Even if you are just looking for a 2 player same couch game, we really like the look of this one as the perfect game to go with that Netflix/Space Jam marathon you have been thinking about.

Also on the 10th across all platforms (even the Wii-U) the next batch of LEGO Dimension packs are going to be in stores. So obviously you are going to need that Goonies Level Pack.

The 11th is all about 3DS owners with a bunch of Nintendo Select release titles coming out. If you don’t already own Luigi’s Mansion 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario and Luigi Dream Team Bros. or Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D you have your weekend (and most of next week) covered.

Nintendo Switch owners rejoice as you now have another device to play Minecraft on as the Minecraft Nintendo Switch edition launches for you to pickup via the eShop on the 12th.

And lastly also on the 12th OVIVO is a trippy looking black and white platformer, we think. Whatever it is, it hits Steam at the end of this week for us to get our hands on it.

Honourable Mention: If you owned a PSP (or still do) you may remember a little gem called Locoroco. Our PSP gave much of its battery life to help us save the little yellow ball things in that side tilting addictive little game so RIP Dualshock batteries when it gets remastered for re-release on the PS4 on the 9th.

If you bought any of these on the release day, tell us how it went! Also, as always did we miss anything? Something you are looking forward to more than anything else? Tell us in the comments


Full List

8th
BUTCHER – Special Edition Bundle (PS4)
Run Away (Steam)

9th
Human Fall Flat (PS4)
LocoRoco Remastered (PS4)
Farming Simulator 17 – Big Bud Expansion (PC)
Planetarian HD (Steam)
B-12: Brantisky Mk. 12 (Steam)
NBA Playgrounds (Steam)
RED CUBE VR (Steam VR)
The Edgelands (Steam)

10th
NBA Playgrounds (XB1)
Polybius (PS4)
LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack – Hermione
LEGO Dimensions Level Pack – Goonies
LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack – LEGO City
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Season Pass (Retail PS4/XB1)
Rat Simulator (Steam)
STRAFE (Steam)
Birthdays the Beginning (Steam)
Bounty Killer (Steam VR)
MINDCUBES – Inside the Twisted Gravity Puzzle (Steam)
Solitaire Club (Steam)
Crimson Earth (Steam)
Master of Magic Chess (Steam)
Genesia Legacy: Ultimate Domain (Steam)
Galact Quest (Steam)

11th
Narcosis (XB1)
Butcher (XB1)
Lethal League (XB1)
Syberia 3 (PS4/XB1/PC)
Nintendo Select – Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
Nintendo Select – Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS
Nintendo Select – Mario and Luigi Dream Team Bros. (3DS)
Nintendo Select: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
Valhalla Hills Definitive Edition (XB1/PS4)
The Sexy Brutale: Full House Edition (PS4)
Rakuen (Steam)
Dark Mechanism – Virtual Reality (Steam VR)
Dead Cells (Steam)
The Grand Ball (Steam)
Royal Offense (Steam)
A SECOND BEFORE US (Steam)

12th
Minecraft Nintendo Switch (Switch)
Puyo Puyo Tetris (PS4/Retail – Switch)
Dreamfall Chapters (PS4/XB1)
Seed of the Arcane Episode 1 (Steam)
Plasma Puncher (Steam)
Safari Venture (Steam)
Haimrik (Steam)
Domain Defense VR (Steam VR)
Forged Adventure (Steam)
Super Amazeballs (Steam)
OVIVO (Steam)
STEAM HAMMER (Steam)
Tomboys Need Love Too! (Steam)
Gaben Kingdom (Steam)
Master Shot VR (Steam VR)

13th
Human Fall Flat (XB1)
Elliot Quest (XB1)
Demon Crystals (XB1)
Blobby Tennis (Steam VR)
Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox (Steam)
Hot Plates (Steam)
Defend the Highlands: World Tour (Steam)
The Slopes (Steam VR)