This Week in Games: Jan 27 – Feb 1

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Kickstarters 9 years in the making, multi-award winning titles coming to console, beat saber in a car and a lot of retro-style titles are in store for your week in gaming. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

On Tuesday get your No Man’s Sky on as you Astroneer your way to the Savage Planet. Set on a strange (but bright and colourful) alien planet your job is… to explore. This coop title puts you in as an explorer with a job to catalogue all the planets wildlife and environment to see if it is fit for human habitation. It makes first contact on Tuesday for PlayStation 4 owners with Xbox One on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday is the gorgeous looking point and click in 5 chapters, Kentucky Route Zero. This title was previously big on Steam winning a ton of awards for its striking rendered style about a secret highway running under Kentucky. The release dates for all the chapters spanned multiple years but on Wednesday you can pick up the complete edition as it makes a hop to Xbox One.

Ridge Racers meets Beat Saber is probably the most accurate way to describe the racing rhythm title Music Racers out on Thursday. You drive in a variety of neon vehicles from Deloreans to Light Cycles as you hit the markers to keep the rhythm on tracks that are generated by the music. You can get this one already on Steam but it comes to Xbox One on Thursday.

Possibly our favourite title this week comes out on Thursday first on Steam with The Pedestrian. First announced and supported as a Kickstarter in 2013 The Pedestrian is a 2.5 platformer that has you platforming in a world of street signs against a very real backdrop. Move from street sign to street sign as you progress through the world. This one is definitely worth a look this week.

For Switch this week is the topdown retro-pixel adventure in the same vein as some of your favourite Gameboy titles with one twist, you play as a Puppy! Milo’s quest is a pre-3D Zelda’esque title out on Xbox One on Thursday and the Switch on Friday.

And finishing off your week is the SNES style Sky Rogue. Out previously for the Nintendo Switch, this flying sim gives us some StarFox vibes minus a talking Fox as you dogfight, bomb and otherwise fly your way through randomly assigned missions. It is out on Xbox One on Saturday.

Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week goes to the Barista simulator Coffee Talk. Set in a Seattle where elves, orcs, mermaids, humans and more all live together you are a humble caffeine pusher running a coffee shop where you listen to problems and try to help by making the best coffee you can to match from what you have in stock. All in a style that classic Pokemon gamers will love… if you replace your Pokemon with coffee and replace the other Pokemon with Cafe patrons. You can serve it up on Saturday if you have an Xbox One or earlier on Steam this Thursday.

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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27th
Folklore Hunter (Steam)
经典扫雷 (Steam)
The Manse on Soracca (Steam)
Last in Orbit (Steam)
Hentai Mosaique Neko Waifus (Steam)

28th
Journey to the Savage Planet (PS4)
Pillars of Eternity 2 – Deadfire (PS4/XB1)
Stone (XB1)
Humble Rumble (Steam)
Get the Banana (Steam)
Cube Smash (Steam)
Egypt Solitaire. Match 2 Cards (Steam)
Dungeon Cards (Steam)
BATTLE POLYGON (Steam)
Draft Day Sports: College Football 2020 (Steam)
Cardsweeper (Steam)
Spider Fear (Steam VR)
Box Kid Adventures (Steam)
Kofi Quest: Alpha MOD (Steam)
Cardboard Ground (Steam)
Solar Panic: Utter Distress (Steam)

29th
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (XB1)
It Came from Space and Ate Our Brains (XB1)
Journey to the Savage Planet (XB1)
Little Tennis (Steam)
Escape The Manor (Steam)
Turtle VR (Steam VR)
Effie (Steam)
ULTIRE: Balls Out (Steam)
The Supper (Steam)
Bogatyr (Steam)
Beats Of Fury (Steam)
Alpacapaca Double Dash (Steam)
Mommy (Steam)
Trasta (Steam)
Obversion (Steam)
Warhammer Underworlds: Online (Steam)
BLOCK Multiplayer: RPG (Steam)
战神七魄 (Steam)
Valentines Desire – Steam Edition (Steam)
Imagination – Online Board game (Steam)
Zapitalism (Steam)
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! (Steam)

30th
Journey to the Savage Planet (XB1)
Music Racer (XB1)
Milo’s Quest (XB1)
Demonheart: Hunters (Steam)
Mortal Glory (Steam)
Impossible Soaring (Steam)
Coffee Talk (Steam)
Thunder Kid II: Null Mission (Steam)
ILY (Steam)
First Day: Home Defender (Steam)
The Pedestrian (Steam)
CODE SHIFTER (Steam)
Project Hedra (Steam)
Voidspace (Steam)
Astaria (Steam) (Steam)
Astellia (Steam)
Phageborn Online Card Game PUBLIC BETA (Steam)
Bookbound Brigade (Steam)
VII (Steam)
Ministry of Broadcast (Steam)
DanielX.net Paint Composer (Steam)
Black Powder Red Earth® (Steam)
Speaking Simulator (Steam)
Not For Broadcast (Steam)

31st
Ash of Gods: Redemption (Switch/PS4)
Blair Witch (PS4/XB1)
Monster Energy Supercross 3 (PS4/XB1)
Code Shifter (XB1)
Milo’s Quest (Switch)
Terminal squad: Swarmites (Steam)
The Secret Order 8: Return to the Buried Kingdom (Steam)
Alien street battle (Steam)
Astra Exodus (Steam)
Through the Darkest of Times (Steam)
Hollow Island (Steam)
Terraforming Earth (Steam)
MindSeize (Steam)
Pixelfence (Steam)
Windmill Kings / 风车国王 (Steam)
Caffeine: Victoria’s Legacy – Visual Novel (Steam)
洛川群侠传 (Steam)
Halo Beats! (Steam)
The Spirits of Kelley Family (Steam)
Divine Miko Koyori (Steam)
I’m Calling The Cops! (Steam)
BUBBERKNUCKLES (Steam VR)
HyperDot (Steam)
Null & Peta -Invasion of the Queen Bug- (Steam)
Brass Town Wrestling (Steam)
Skatemasta Tcheco (Steam)
Madhouse (Steam)
Deepsea Salvor (Steam)
Oil Wars (Steam)
喵可莉的兔玩偶 – Nyakori’s Rabbit Doll (Steam)
BEAST (Steam)
Paycheck: City RPG (Steam)

1st
HyperDot (XB1)
Sky Rogue (XB1)
Coffee Talk (XB1)
OctoFurry (Steam)
Unlock The King 2 (Steam)
HexON (Steam)
Mr Zig (Steam)
Red Star Raider (Steam)
Underground Miner (Steam)
ROBOTIX: The Escape (Steam)
Vampire’s Fall: Origins (Steam)
Another Try (Steam)
Lufulus’ Creatures (Steam)
Zulup (Steam)
Try To Reach 10 (Steam)
Arranged (Steam)
Crazy VR Dance Party (Steam VR)
Willy Jetman: Astromonkey’s Revenge (Steam)
Morbolbo: Enter the Maze (Steam)
Farmer Pug Dash (Steam)
36 apples (Steam)
Log 141 (Steam)
Escalation: Aggressors (Steam)
World of Voidia(虚亚世界) (Steam)
Rollers (Steam)
Chinese Brush Simulator (Steam)
Emu War! (Steam)
The Amazing Shrinking Giraffe (Steam)
Reek (Steam)
Fever Cabin (Steam)
Devastation – Annihilate the Alien Race (Steam)