This Week in Games: Jul 29 – Aug 3

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Madden turns 30, Nintendo Switch owners get some turn-based strategy, Procedurally generated coop horror and a Galaga inspired shooter is heading your way this week. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Start the week with the next edition in one of the longest franchises in video gaming with Madden NFL 20. Seriously the first one of these came out in 1989 which means this is currently rocking a 30-year long streak of well over 30 games across every platform including the Apple II. While not quite the cutting edge of the Game Gear release you can pick up the latest on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday with the Xbox One edition out on Wednesday.

On Tuesday Switch owners get another title previously only seeing on it’s bigger console siblings when Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden drops. This turn-based strategy role-playing game will no doubt be popular with any XCOM players but PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners won’t miss out with the expansion Mutant Year Zero: Seeds of Evil dropping on the same day.

On Wednesday horror comes to the suburbs with the procedurally generated ‘The Blackout Club’. This first-person horror has something we seldom see in this genre, coop. You and up to 3 friends have to sneak around the neighbourhood to find the horror lurking but draw too much attention to yourself and the horror will find you.

Honourable Mention: Our honourable mention this week goes to the Galaga’esque space ship shooter – Super Star Blast. Dropping for the Xbox One on Saturday this title just looks to scratch that itch we have for some top-down infinite wave shooter with a dash of multiplayer thrown in.

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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29th
SARE Inception (Steam)
Alien Creatures (Steam)
ExoTanks MOBA (Steam)
Robot Female Hero 2 (Steam)
Hentai Mosaique Fix-IT Shoppe (Steam)
Mountain Taxi Driver (Steam)
STRASHILKA (Steam)
在这个世界的尽头,你与我被遗忘的传说(In the world end, You and me the forget’s legend) (Steam)
VirtualCast (Steam VR)

30th
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Switch)
Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil (PS4/XB1)
Madden NFL 20 (PS4)
The Designer’s Curse (Steam)
Tricky Cow (Steam)
Zeminator (Steam)
Warman (Steam)
Deathless Dungeon (Steam)
Evening Star 2: Tide of Chaos (Steam)
Kakuro (Steam)
Pictures of Life (Steam)
First Day (Steam)
Don’t Escape Trilogy (Steam)
The New Universes: ~ Eine Neue Reise Beginnt ~ Chapter 1 (Steam)
Code/The Werewolf Party (Steam)
Baldina’s Basis in Education Literary Grammar (Steam)
TUTUTUTU – Tea party (Steam)
香山31号 (Steam)
Climb With Wheelbarrow (Steam)
Triangulum (Steam)
Pirouette (Steam)
Everyone Goes Home (Steam)
Harvested (Steam)
A Short Hike (Steam)
Urban Legends : The Dry Body (Steam)
ChatAid (Steam)
Morphies Law: Remorphed (Steam)
Towertale (Steam)

31st
The Blackout Club (XB1)
Madden NFL 20 (XB1)
Cricket 19 (Steam)
G.A.M.E.S (Steam)
Achievement Clicker: The End (Steam)
Stop it – Driving Simulation (Steam VR)
Raiders of the North Sea (Steam)
Guns Color Pixel Art (Steam)
THE FATE OF THE BULLY (Steam)
You Don’t Have Time (Steam)
STORM AREA 51: AYY LMAO EDITION (Steam)
Corpse Killer – 25th Anniversary Edition (Steam)
Merchant of the Skies (Steam)
CENTRALIA (Steam)
Anticorps VR (Steam VR)
Brutal Games (Steam)
Fight For Freedom (Steam)
Cryptographer (Steam)
BLAST-AXIS (Steam)
不死/IMMORTAL (Steam)
老板攻略 (Steam)
Counterspell (Steam)
Radical Gear (Steam)
LOGistICAL 2: Indonesia (Steam)
ダブルスポイラー 〜 東方文花帖 (Steam)
妖精大戦争 〜 東方三月精 (Steam)
VR takibi (Steam VR)
From lamer to guru (Steam)
Copperbell (Steam)
Resistance is Fruitile (Steam)
HVAC Simulator (Steam VR)
Ashes of the Night (Steam)
Poisoner’s Teacup (Steam)
Soul Scathe (Steam)
Gravityball (Steam)
Escargot (Steam)

1st
Super Wiloo Demake (XB1)
The Town of Beatrice (XB1)
Pilot Sports (XB1)
Solo: Island of the Heart (XB1)
ELON on MARS (Steam)
A Kingdom of Flesh and Stone (Steam)
Elon Simulator 2019 (Steam)
Pew Paw (Steam)
G.A.M.E.S (Steam)
Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Steam)
Crystal Crisis (Steam)
Rap simulator (Steam)
Psychose (Steam)
Demon: Hell Keeper (Steam)
Crystal Defense (Steam)
Exit From (Steam)
Pilot Sports (Steam)
London Detective Mysteria (Steam)
Visitor2 / 来访者2 (Steam)
PlanetSide Arena (Steam)
Road Rage Royale (Steam)
变量 (Steam)
Bear With Me: The Lost Robots (Steam)
Fighters Legacy (Steam)
Rolly’s Adventure (Steam)
Beyond the Dawn 晨曦下の终点 (Steam)
Flowerless Gardenia 白花未咲 (Steam)
Memory of Torenia 思念的夏堇花 (Steam)
My University Story/我的大学物语 (Steam)
Beyond the Dawn 晨曦下の终点 (Steam)
Flowerless Gardenia 白花未咲 (Steam)
Memory of Torenia 思念的夏堇花 (Steam)
1000$ (Steam)
Room 40 (Steam)
Homo Flimsy (Steam)
Paranoia: Deliver Me (Steam)
Dain Squares (Steam)
Deep Sea Tycoon: Diver’s Paradise (Steam)
Tailypo: The Game (Steam)
Doughlings: Invasion (Steam)
Forged of Blood (Steam)
Rise: The Vieneo Province (Steam)
Booby And The Booby Trap (Steam)
Rescue Lucy 2 (Steam)
Hamsterdam (Steam)

2nd
Data A Live: Rio Reincarnaion (PS4)
Luna Sky RDX (Steam)
Terracotta – Shards of Doom (Steam)
Raiders Of The Lost Island (Steam)
Clans to Kingdoms (Steam)
Car Soccer World Cup (Steam)
Chasing Nebula (Steam)
Bloody Mary (Steam)
Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape (Steam)
Dark Roll (Steam)
Hidden Fears (Moonlight Edition) (Steam)
Blades of Worlds (Steam)
Qian-Shan Village / 殭屍山莊 (Steam VR)
Within the Cosmos (Steam)
Hide Or Die (Steam)
Jupiter Hell (Steam)
Streamer’s Life (Steam)
Chronac (Steam)
All That Remains: A story about a child’s future (Steam)
LOGistICAL: Earth (Steam)
Mister Burnhouse (Steam)
Rick Rack (Steam)
Hentai MatchUp (Steam)
Card story (Steam)
幻想战棋:明日帝国 Srpg of World:The Empire (Steam)
To the Hell (Steam)
Rumia in the darkness (Steam)
GrayScale (Steam)
Constructionary (Steam VR)
LOGistICAL 2: Vampires (Steam)
Hello Neighbor Pre-Alpha (Steam)
CUSTOM ORDER MAID 3D2 It’s a Night Magic (Steam VR)
Tina: Swordswoman of the Scarlet Prison (Steam)
Roll+Heart (Steam)
Cover Sky (Steam)
Simgirls: Lovemore College RPG (Steam)
Avast Ye (Steam)
The Dragons’ Twilight II (Steam)
Xander the Monster Morpher: Universe Breaker (Steam)
Transporter Truck Simulator (Steam)
The Church in the Darkness ™ (Steam)
Wreckin’ Ball Adventure (Steam)
Hidden (Steam)
Between Planets (Steam)
Dating Life: Miley X Emily (Steam)

3rd
The Church in the Darkness (XB1)
Varenje (XB1)
Asdivine Menance (XB1)
Meow Motors (XB1)
Super Star Blast (XB1)
Retro Rockets (Steam)
The Quest for Achievements Remix (Steam)
Saboteur II: Avenging Angel (Steam)
Deep Space Battle Simulator (Steam)
The Beast of Gevaudan (Steam)
Armor Clash 3 [RTS] (Steam)
Space Mercs (Steam)
Dry Drowning (Steam)
告死天使之言 – Death angel (Steam)
Astaria (Steam)
FIGHT BALL – BOXING VR (Steam)
Muv-Luv photonflowers* (Steam)
UNDEFEATED (Steam)
Lost Flame (Steam)
Polyrun (Steam)
Exodemon (Steam)
ZHIVE (Steam)