This Week in Games: Aug 12 – 17


This week No Man Sky gets it’s long-awaited VR update, so we would tell you about the other games out this week but chances are you have already downed the Blue Pill for that. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Wednesday is the big release this week and while it’s not a new game it might as well be given the scope. No Man’s Sky owners will receive the new ‘Beyond’ update this week which brings with it a ton of updates but most importantly adds VR support to the game. Infinite worlds and VR? All we need is a Wookie co-pilot and it’s everything we have ever wanted.

On Thursday you can pick up the Tim Burton’esque DARQ when it drops on Steam this week. Playing through as a young boy who becomes aware he is dreaming this one has a slow build horror to it in a style that might remind you of Jack Skellington.

And finally, on Friday we have to mention the gorgeous looking The Pilgrim out also for Steam. We don’t know much about this puzzler with an infatuation for triangles but we are going to be looking out for it.

Honourable Mention: Sometimes you just need some classic 80s arcade racing action and this week our honourable mention is just that with Cyber Outrun. With some 80s synth to go with the endless racetrack as you avoid police helicopters and blockades, this scratches our Ridge Racer itch.

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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Zoological Era II (Steam)
bit Dungeon (Steam)
Hidden Mysteries: Royal Family Secrets (Steam)
ΔV: Rings of Saturn (Steam)
Alone in the War (Steam)
Pirates of Everseas (Steam)

Eliza (Steam)
Extricate (Steam)
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (Steam)
RogueVerse (Steam)
Call of Honor (Steam)
brainCloud Bombers (Steam)
曲阿小将 Minor Leader (Steam)
Escape Architect VR (Steam)
Piko Piko (Steam)
Tank Nova (Steam)
Saya no Uta ~ The Song of Saya (Steam)
Exception (Steam)
Emberlight (Steam)
Inner (Steam)
CULT (Steam)
Bulletorium (Steam)
Dicey Dungeons (Steam)

No Man’s Sky Beyond Update (PS4)
Ancestors Legacy (XB1)
Stellaris: Utopia (XB1)
Exception (XB1)
PC Building Simulator (XB1)
Winter Magic Factory (Steam)
Warhead Destined (Steam)
Gravity Control (Steam)
Never Give Up (Steam)
Gobligeddon (Steam VR)
Vicious Circle (Steam)
Tiger Fighter 1931 Tora!Tora! (Steam)
Tiger Fighter 1931 Tora!Tora!Tora! (Steam)
TAG WAR (Steam)
Jailbreak Simulator (Steam)
Idunn Guardians (Steam)
Brutal Sports – Football (Steam)
Legends (Steam)
Cubico (Steam)
First Day (Steam)
Eslander (Steam)
Aura Shift (Steam)
Make War (Steam)
Wanna Survive (Steam)

Vasara Collection (XB1)
Slay the Spire (XB1)
Edna and Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes (XB1)
Gravity Duck (XB1)
Sad :’) (Steam)
The Great Perhaps (Steam)
Mystic Mayhem Unleashed (Steam)
Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I (Steam)
SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball (Steam)
Crawling Of The Dead (Steam VR)
8 Eyes (Steam)
香江之龙,Dragon of Hongkong (Steam)
失落的琴弦 (Steam)
Rogue Rocks (Steam)
Time Break 2121 (Steam)
Phucker in the Woods (Steam)
Gear City Against Chaos (Steam)
FlowScape (Steam)
DARQ (Steam)

Tactics V: Obsidian Brigade (XB1)
Saturday of Piercing Screams (Steam)
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Steam)
Another Dawn (Steam)
Turbo Plane (Steam)
Cyber OutRun (Steam)
Eggness (Steam)
XENOS Defense (Steam)
Space Warfare (Steam)
PPDD (Steam)
Hot Shot Burn (Steam)
电筒侠 (Steam)
MonsterCastle – 怪物城堡 (Steam)
Bombuzal (Steam)
Tiger Fighter 1931 Sunset (Steam)
云聚:失落的魔法 Magic Ganglia (Steam)
東方龍隱談 ~ Touhou Chaos of Black Loong (Steam)
Devellage (Steam)
Shinobi Spirits S Legend of Heroes/忍スピリッツS 真田獣勇士伝 (Steam)
Zeus Begins (Steam)
Extraction Valley Devils’ Curse (Steam)
ACardShooter (Steam)
The Pilgrim (Steam)
Tanks and Guns : Battle Supreme (Steam)
The Adventures of Sullivan (Steam)
東方逆妙乱 ~ Ephemeral Unnatural Balance (Steam)
Girls & Dungeons 2 (Steam)
逝去的回忆3:四叶草之梦 (Steam)
Planet Invasion (Steam)

Aritana and the Twin Masks (XB1)
Escape From Earth (Steam)
Return Home (Steam)
Coloring Game: Little City (Steam)
Hyperplex 3D (Steam)
EMMA: Lost in Memories (Steam)
Korona:Nemesis (Steam)
Lab3D (Steam)
Backpack Twins (Steam)
A Sceptic’s Guide to Magic (Steam)
The Lost (Steam VR)
Within the Cosmos (Steam)
Moira: Fated Twins (Steam)
Fateline(命运线) (Steam)
Demolition (Steam)
Caretaker (Steam)