This Week in Games: Aug 19 – 24

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This week in gaming beat down monsters with your baseball bat, more episodic adventures, GOTY title Metroidvania title makes it to the Switch and team up to survive past the apocalypse. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Your gaming week starts early with some light dungeon crawling/RPG style action in the appropriately titled, RAD. Out on Tuesday for PlayStation 4 + Steam and Wednesday for the Xbox One you play as an ever-changing (in more ways than one) hero armed with a baseball bat and a weird slug-octopus thing backpack that makes us want to give Deadspank another playthrough.

On Wednesday you can team up with up to 2 other players for the Survival Shooter, Remnant: From the Ashes. Out on Xbox One (or Steam on Tuesday), this one looks pretty cool in its 3rd person combat with some pretty nice visuals too as you slay monsters in this post-apocalyptic world. This one is definitely on our playlist this week.

And finally on Friday is the Penultimate chapter of the episodic Life is Strange Season 2. Out for Xbox One, it’s not too late to pick up the season pass and play through the previous 4 episodes of this season to catch up as you make the decisions and reap the rewards (or consequences) in helping the Diaz Brothers as they flee Mexico after the tragic accident with one of the brothers who just so happens to also have Telekinetic abilities.

Honourable Mention: Our honourable mention this week goes to a GOTY re-release but this time it’s heading to the Nintendo Switch. The perfect platform for this Metroidvania platformer set in an ever-changing castle to explore. Pickup Dead Cells GOTY edition on the Switch (and PlayStation 4) this 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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19th
Adventure Cop 2 (Steam)
TANKMAN (Steam)
Nigel: The Minuscule Adventure (Steam)
Aimgod (Steam)
Blood Magic (Steam)
Second Dimension RetroPak Vol. 1 (Steam)
Strazeal (Steam)
Incident Commander (Steam)
TAG WAR (Steam)

20th
RAD (PS4/Steam)
Pirates of the First Star (XB1)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution (Switch)
Remnant: From the Ashes (Steam)
Block Dodge Challenge (Steam)
The Pointless Car Chase (Steam)
Wandering Gem Jockeying (Steam)
Bandit the game (Steam)
1001 Jigsaw World Tour: Europe (Steam)
A Wanderer’s Adventure (Steam)
Anime Girls Jigsaw Puzzles (Steam)
Kill the Hentai (Steam)
Trollskog (Steam)
Travelling around the world on a hot air balloon (Steam VR)
The Stars Between Us (Steam VR)
Power Brain Trainer (Steam)
Dino Delivery (Steam)
Switchblade (Steam)
Tinhead (Steam)
Power Punch II (Steam)
Pest Control (Steam)
The Lost (Steam VR)
The Ai Games (Steam)
Infinite Skyline: Superflight (Steam)
Stones of Solace (Steam)

21st
RAD (XB1)
Remnant: From the Ashes (XB1)
The Gadget Twins (Steam)
UnderMine (Steam)
Escape from Labyrinth (Steam)
Red Room (Steam)
Perdition (Steam)
Zero Day (Steam)
Afterlife (Steam VR)
Wellington’s Victory (Steam)
Songs of Skydale (Steam)
The Misadventure Of Melon (Steam)

22nd
Black Desert (PS4)
Terraria (Switch)
Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition (Switch)
Rex Rocket (XB1)
Smoots Summer Games (XB1)
Pato Box (XB1)
Mekabolt (XB1)
Gift of Parthax (XB1)
Pentaball (Steam)
Flip Polygon (Steam)
XEYYEX (Steam)
Recyclomania (Steam)
Forep Man (Steam)
Evil Robots (Steam)
Achievement Simulator (Steam)
Ash Asylum (Steam)
The Tower Of TigerQiuQiu (Steam)
Hero Legends (Steam)
Warhead Destined (Steam)
Fowl Magic (Steam)
Beyond (Steam)
Extreme Tactical Executioners (Steam VR)
Merge (Steam)
Alchemy Story (Steam)
Telling Lies (Steam)

23rd
Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 (XB1)
Dead Cells: Action Game of the Year Edition (PS4/Switch)
AREA 51 – DEFENCE (Steam)
Someone Cloned The President (Steam)
Super Dodgeball Beats (Steam)
Gods of Havoc: Fall to Earth (Steam)
Afloat (Steam VR)
Nubla (Steam)
Steambirds Alliance (Steam)
Tractor Cargo Driving Simulator (Steam)
Climatic Survival: Northern Storm (Steam)
Bomb Bowling (Steam)
DOWN MEANS UP (Steam)
Forbidden Punch (Steam)
Sexy President (Steam)
Wetpants (Steam)

24th
Gnomes Garden: Lost King (XB1)
Strength of the Sword Ultimate (XB1)
Path of Sin: Greed (XB1)
Chameleon Run Deluxe Edition (Steam)
Minesweep World (Steam)
biorhythm (Steam)
CATAPULT BATTLE SIMULATOR! (Steam)
Light In The Dark (Steam)
A Summer with the Shiba Inu (Steam)
Hypnocult (Steam)
Knights of the Chalice (Steam)
Luna Sanctus (Steam)
Book Seeker (Steam)
Ribbon (Steam)
Building Killer (Steam)
First Day (Steam)
DarkSpace (Steam)