This Week in Games: Aug 20 – 25

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Guide survivors in the Artic in a title inspired by John Carpenter’s  The Thing, Coop Luchadors and Shenmue gets a re-release are just some of the things for you to look forward to in gaming this week. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

If Doom’s BFG is too small for you then Tuesday pick up a copy of MOTHERGUNSHIP. Already available on Steam but coming out on PlayStation 4 and XBox One this week, craft your own weapons to fight off an alien invasion.

Also on Tuesday the SEGA classic Shenmue gets a re-release for XBox and PlayStation as you see revenge in the open world. This re-release also features the Japanese audio for the first time on a non-japan exclusive release.

If you need a new couch coop/brawler to fill that Smash Bros. hole in your life then look out for Brawlout. Out on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday and XBox One on Wednesday this fighting game is all about aerial combat so if Spidey is go to for Marvel vs Capcom this is probably the game for you.

Luchadors meet Castlevania with the sequel to the 2013 Guacamelee. Guacamelee 2 is a mexican culture inspired hand crafted side scrolling title with 4 player drop in local co-op and let you learn from the secretive Chicken Illuminati. Pick it up on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday or Steam on Wednesday.

Honourable Mention: Distrust is a XCOM like game based on John Carpenter’s The Thing with you guiding a group of survivors after a helicopter crash in the Artic. This randomly generated extreme climate survival is exclusive to XBox One this week teaches you cannot trust what you see. Pick it up on Saturday.

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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20th
Jimmy Kamikaze (Steam)
Permission VR (Steam VR)
Lily’s Night Off (Steam)
Inevitable VR (Steam VR)
Strike Cars (Steam)
Waifu Master (Steam)
Touhou Luna Nights (Steam)

21st
MOTHERGUNSHIP (PS4/XB1)
Shenmue I & II (PS4/XB1)
Brawlout (PS4)
Guacamelee! 2 (PS4)
Slime Rancher (PS4)
Brick Breaker with Risa (Steam)
Gumstein: The Awakening (Steam)
Olorun: Theocracy (Steam)
Hentai Case Opening (Steam)
Space Maze (Steam VR)
Lauren’s visit (Steam)
Hentai IQ Puzzle (Steam)
Pixel Draw (Steam)
The Misfits (Steam)
PROTEST (Steam)
Double Stretch (Steam)
Supaplex SQUARES (Steam)
Exodus (Steam)
Need a packet? (Steam)
Tempo Wizard (Steam)
Astonia Reborn (Steam)
Free Throw (Steam)
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st] (Steam)
Test your knowledge: Cats (Steam)
30 days to survive (Steam)
Leaflet Love Story (Steam)
MineDrill Redux (Steam)
Retro Snake Adventures (Steam)
BrutalAliens (Steam)
Typical Nightmare (Steam)

22nd
Track Lab (PSVR)
Brawlout (XB1)
All-Star Fruit Racing (XB1)
Tyler: Model 005 (XB1)
Shenmue I & II (Steam)
The Real Laser Ball (Steam)
Algae (Steam)
Der Milchbauer
Koi Solitaire (Steam)
Pachansky Mathematics 2+2=8 (Steam)
Lessons learned (Steam)
Anime Solitaire (Steam)
Survive in Angaria 2 (Steam)
Lucah: Born of a Dream (Steam)
Guacamelee! 2 (Steam)
Laggerjack (Steam)
Misfit (Steam)
DCR: Drive.Crash.Repeat (Steam)
Socketeer (Steam)
Running Man 3D (Steam)
Age of Gladiators II: Rome (Steam)
Leisure Town (Steam)
King of the Dead (Steam)
my dream (Steam)
My Holiday (Steam)
Jack Is Missing (Steam)
Astrela Starlight (Steam)
Project GR-5LYR: Galactic Relocation (Steam)
Dangerous Lands – Magic and RPG (Steam)

23rd
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr (PS4/XB1)
Slay The Dragon (Steam)
Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story (Steam)
John Black: Memories (Steam)
Fast Dust (Steam)
Castle of Venia (Steam VR)
Survivor in Summer (Steam)
Slime Age: Parody MMORPG Clicker (Steam)
Neverliria (Steam)
Uventa (Steam)
Bean Battles (Steam)
Banana girl (Steam)
Crazy Alchemist (Steam VR)
Gohan Quest (Steam)
Hack the Core (Steam)
The Last Day Defense – Demo (Steam VR)
7 Billion Humans (Steam)
The King’s Bird (Steam)
Zup! Zero 2 (Steam)
Battle Squares (Steam)
The Commission: Organized Crime Grand Strategy (Steam)

24th
F1 2018 (PS4/XB1/Steam)
HYPERGUN (Steam)
Girlfriend Cards (Steam)
Cybrus (Steam)
MiniTracks (Steam VR)
Strive for Infinity (Steam)
Multicellular (Steam)
Hipster Attack (Steam)
Sheepageddon (Steam)
Bronepoezd (Steam)
LOGAN vs KSI (Steam)
Heroes of elements (Steam)
VentureVerse: Legend of Ulora (Steam)
Assembly League (Steam)
Idle Hunter (Steam)
Gamer Sensei’s Range Royale (Steam)
One Person Story (Steam)
Knocking on her door (Steam)
Labirinto 2 (Steam)
Foto Flash 2 (Steam)
Drymir Cave under Richmordnom (Steam)
JQ: Beautiful Japan (Steam)
WAR_WAR_WAR: Smiles vs Ghosts (Steam)
PowerUp Elevation (Steam)
Hacked (Steam)
Korvux (Steam)
Claw Breaker (Steam)
Defense: Abominations (Steam)
Feelin (Steam)
Undead & Beyond (Steam)
ISLAND (Steam)
Cadria Item Shop (Steam)
Magical Fable: The Princess of Light (Steam)
Fortissimo FA INTL Ver (Steam)
DragonCrash (Steam)
Surge (Steam)
Ghosting Gun S (Steam)
Tech Corp. (Steam)
FanTris (Steam)

25th
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier (XB1)
Spectrum (XB1)
Distrust (XB1)
Haunted: Halloween ’86 (The Curse of Possum Hollow) (XB1)
Don’t Sink (XB1)
Phantom Doctrine (XB1)
The Eerie Inn VR (Steam VR)
TailzFromTheGrave (Steam)
Greetings (Steam)
Subsideria (Steam)
Swords with spice (Steam)
LoveBug (Steam)
Infommi (Steam)
Heart’n Block (Steam)
City Blocks (Steam)
Skywriter (Steam)
Battle royale simulator (Steam)
Pit of Evil (Steam)
Factory pirates (Steam)
Travel Riddles: Mahjong (Steam)
Driftpunk Racer (Steam)
Legend of Assassin: Egypt (Steam)
Voltage (Steam)
Boy’s Love (Steam)
Brothers in Arms: Kill to Survive (Steam)
When Wardens Fall (Steam VR)
Supaplex HARD (Steam)
The Orphaned Soul (Steam)
Deep Space (Steam)
BE THE HERO (Steam VR)
Clone Adventures (Steam)
Hentai Master (Steam)
Sexy Jigsaw / Sexy Puzzle (Steam)
The Odd Battle (Steam)