This Week in Games: July 2 – 7


New games are a little thin on the ground this week, other than the usual avalanche of oddities and curios that Steam has a seemingly infinite supply of. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Red Faction is back! On Wednesday Red Faction: Guerilla Re-Mars-tered (I see what you did there) drops on both Steam and the XB1. The series has enjoyed a lot of popularity over the years and Guerilla is considered by some to be the best of the bunch. If this remaster is done right this could be a whole lot of fun, fingers crossed and we’ll find out on the 4th.

Friday sees the release of The Lost Child on both the PS4 (it’s previously been released on the Vita) and the Switch. It’s a game of occult investigations, missing people, mysterious suicides and creatures of an arcane and celestial nature. Set in Japan the game uses plenty of JRPG stylings and systems, so if that’s your bag you might find something interesting here.

The Ys series of RPG’s and its various spinoffs have been around for ages and Friday sees the latest entry in the series, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana coming to the Switch. Set in an open world environment and featuring an action role-playing style of gameplay where the player controls multiple characters in a third person perspective the game is considered to have an excellent combat system.

Honourable Mention: I’m going to go out on a limb here and pick Jade’s Dungeon Descent from amongst the plethora of Steam releases. It’s got an interesting art style, a female protagonist, a series of graphic novels behind it and it’s got martial arts in dungeons, which is an interesting change of pace that combines two cool things. Check it out on Friday.

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

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BlackFaith (Steam)
Rocket Island (Steam)
Animyst (Steam)
The 50 States Quiz (Steam)
Thunderbowl (Steam)
Cat’s Yarn (Steam)
Casino Mega Collection (Steam)
Valerian Tales (Steam)
Helpless Zombies (Steam)
Contact Draw: Bowling (Steam)

Ink Cipher (Steam)
Beyond The Heavens (Steam)
Rabbit and the moon (Steam)
My Bingo (Steam)
Forests of Augusta (Steam)
Trooper 2 – Alien Justice (Steam)
In The Long Run The Game (Steam)
Rage of the Pumpkins (Steam)
Neon Universe (Steam)
The Chambers (Steam)
Fesnia (Steam)
Chess Parallel Esports (Steam)
Flotus (Steam)
Tower Stacker (Steam)
Super Dangerous Dungeons (Steam)
DayD: Through time (Steam)
In The Fighting (Steam)
Korvux (Steam)
Dead in time (Steam)
Leviathan (Steam)
荒漠求生 (Steam)
Heart of Dixie (Steam)
The Entity (Steam)
Battle 100 (Steam VR)
Destructions (Steam)
Bloody Sand (Steam)
The treasure of the lost temple (Steam)
The Edge Ball (Steam)

Red Faction: Guerilla Re-Mars-tered (XB1/Steam)
Alicia Quatermain 2: The Stone of Fate (Steam)
Jet-Story 2018 (Steam)
Cursed Caves (Steam)
Vivez Versailles (Steam VR)
Jumper Magic (Steam)
HerWam (Steam)
Reveal (Steam)
Panic Room 2: Hide and Seek (Steam)
18 Floors (Steam VR)
30 days to survive (Steam)
New Ice York (Steam)
Battle Shapes (Steam)
Unborn (Steam)
Sarah in the Sky (Steam)
Cavesweeper (Steam)
Camp Grizzly (Steam VR)
Seeds of Resilience (Steam)

What’s the Box? (XB1)
Gnomes Garden 3: The Thief of Castles (XB1)
Professor Watts Word Search: Yummy Foods (Steam)
Epic Helicopter (Steam)
Hamster Daily (Steam)
GeoGebra Mixed Reality (Steam)
World of War : Battlegrounds (Steam)
The Putinland: Divide & Conquer (Steam)
PlatONIR (Steam)
Guess who ? (Steam)
Deadly Silence (Steam)
Police Air Transporter (Steam)
Let’s Go There And Wander Nowhere (Steam)
极限生存/Tough Survival (Steam)
Spring of Decadence / 堕落之春 (Steam)
The Harbinger’s Head (Steam)
Struggle For Light (Steam)
Booty Calls (Steam)
Dabman: When the Haters Dab Back (Steam)
Hyper Simox 3000 (Steam)
Car Demolition Clicker (Steam)
Coach Bus Simulator Parking (Steam)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana – Day 1 Edition (Switch)
The Lost Child (PS4/Switch)
Diary of Defender [VR]
Zen Space Flight – VR Showcase (Steam VR)
The point G. How to find? (Steam)
Unnatural (Steam)
Beyond the Mind (Steam)
Drive Switch Evade (Steam)
Yuso (Steam)
Exposure (Steam)
Visitor 来访者 (Steam)
The Sunny Day 晴天 (Steam)
Enigma Prison (Steam)
Dehumanized (Steam)
Magical Fable: The Princess of Light (Steam)
Mansion of Horrors (Steam)
Deep Noise (Steam)
Geometry Defense: Infinite (Steam)
Mega Milk Story (Steam)
The Official GamingTaylor Game, Great Job! (Steam)
Dog’s Quest (Steam)
ZEscape (Steam)
Jade’s Dungeon Descent (Steam)
The Island Combat (Steam)
Draft Day Sports: College Football 2018 (Steam)
Open Space 2D (Steam)

Wheelspin Frenzy (XB1)
Asdivine Hearts (XB1)
Destination Dungeons: Catacombs of Dreams (Steam)
Quiz Time (Steam)
Tock (Steam)
The Unknown City (Horror Begins Now…..Episode 1) (Steam)
De Fobos y Deimos (Steam)
Welcome to the Pool Hall (Steam)
Opus Mortem (Steam)
Diner Bros (Steam)
Ashley Clark: Secret of the Ruby (Steam)
Dreamland Defender (Steam VR)
Supesu (Steam)
Survival Diary (Steam)
18+ (Steam)
Jumpo Joe (Steam)
Hurricane Ship Ghost (Steam)
Hue Defense (Steam)
Exotic Matter (Steam)
Desolation (Steam)
The Player RPG (Steam)
School Idol (Steam)
Starfield Wars (Steam)
Retro Racers 2 (Steam)
Take Care of the Paperwork (Steam)
Me And Dungeons (Steam)
Shoot ‘m Up (Steam)
Voltage (Steam)