This Week in Games: May 17 – 22


Endless runners, Mii return from the Wii, get a little 1984, PlayStation is giving away free stuff and dodgeball goes crossplay at launch. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Starting your week with PARKOUR! Or possibly described as the endless side scrolling runner Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield. Releasing for the Xbox, Steam and Switch on Wednesday this game has some funky beats with it’s fluid gameplay which might make it your new prefered zone out and game title.

If you had a Wii then you know what a Mii is. That little representation of you and your friends that you spent the first hour of getting a Wii with just so you had something to know who you were before you embedded your Wii controller in the wall because you didn’t think you needed that little strap to play Wii Tennis. Mii’s are back for the Nintendo Switch and they have their own game now – Miitopia. If we had you at Mii then you can get this on Friday for your Nintendo Switch.

Also Friday if you can Dodge a Wrench you can dodge a ball with Knockout City coming first to Steam on Friday with Xbox on Saturday. Sitting somewhere between Dodgeball and Overwatch this one is aiming to be big with Cross-Play and backward compatibility at launch. Crew up, get the ball, bring the hurt.



Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week isnt a game but a bunch of games for PlayStation owners. This week as part of the Play At Home promotion (that got you Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free last week) there is a bunch of game packs to give you a reason to dust off some games that might be in your back catelogue. If you have Rocket League, Brawlhalla, Destruction AllStars, MLB The Show 21, NBA 2K21, Rogue Company, World of Tanks, World of Warships OR Call of Duty: Warzone on PlayStation check out the Play at Home tab on the PS Store for skins, weapons, ingame currency etc but only for a limited time.

BUT while you are at it you should also sign up for the Days of Play happening this week where you can take part in community challenges in many other PlayStation games for actual real prizes from this Tuesday/Wednesday.

Dont have a PlayStation? We have a second honourable mention this week for Mind Scanners on Steam this Friday. Live the dream of being in a futuristic dystopian metropolis where you scan the psyches of your fellow citizens and then mess with their brains. But in a fun 1984 puzzle game sort of way.

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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Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer with Pikachu Case
Rabbit Run (Steam)
Monster In The Dark (Steam)
BrainTeaser (Steam)
Insect Adventure (Steam)
Arrow Sudoku (Steam)
Sheriff Exam (Steam VR)
Kaiju Crush (Steam)
The Burnt School (Steam)
War Mines: WW2 (Steam)

SnowRunner (Switch)
Arcaea (Switch)
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice (Switch)
Jetboard Joust (Switch)
Lost in Blindness (Steam)
Heard There Was A Chosen One (Steam)
Loot City (Steam)
Catsperience (Steam)
Path to Heaven (Steam)
Lost Scale: Part One (Steam)
Fruit Hunter (Steam)
Solitaire Game Halloween 2 (Steam)
Chicken Holmes – Chanislavski Whispers (Steam)
Jurassic mahjong (Steam)
Tiny Heroes 2 (Steam)
Zen Landscape Editor (Steam)
Faraway Qualia (Steam)
Days Gone (Steam)
Darkest Hour (Steam)
Naught Bots (Steam)
How We Got Here (Steam)
Endless Furry Killer Infinity (Steam)
Ms.Director (Steam)
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis (Steam)

Outbreak: Endless Nightmares (Switch)
0 Degrees (Switch)
Sunless Skies (Switch)
Galactic Mining Corp (Steam)
Switchball HD (Steam)
Project E.V.A. Remake (Steam)
Allura: Curse of the Mermaid (Steam)
SnowRunner (Steam)
Neon Light (Steam)
Unicorn and Sweets (Steam)
Flight of the Amazon Queen: 25th Anniversary Edition (Steam)
Essays on Empathy (Steam)
Space Porter (Steam)
WaveCrash!! (Steam)
Dinner with an Owl (Steam)
Finding 21 (Steam)
糊剧101 (Steam)
MHL (Steam)
Towerbots (Steam)
Boppio (Steam)
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield (Steam)
Moxina (Steam)
Cardful Planning (Steam)
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares (Steam)

0 Degrees (XB)
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield (XB/Switch)
Crossroad Inn (XB)
Outbreak: Endless Nightmares (XB)
Layers of Fear (Switch)
Rising Hell (Switch)
CLANNAD: Side Stories (Switch)
Rise of the Slime (Switch)
Color Your World (Switch)
Sakura Succubus (Switch)
Invirium (Switch)
Tiger Trio’s Tasty Travels (Switch)
Backworlds (Switch)
Wood Block Escape Puzzles (Switch)
Let It Roll (Switch)
Just Die Already (Switch)
Alchemist Adventure (Switch)
Surgeball (Steam)
Super Hot Potato (Steam)
Swarming Planet (Steam)
Fight for that Ball (Steam)
Steel Nations (Steam)
GAI Stops Auto: Right Version Simulator (Steam)
Loverowind (Steam)
task (Steam)
Spin the World (Steam)
Mahjong Carnaval 2 (Steam)
Godlike (Steam)
DumbBots (Steam)
Who Are You? (Steam)
蛋蛋掌门日志 (Steam)
做个好梦 (Steam)
Squad Killer (Steam)
Atlantica Europe (Steam)
Trap Tag (Steam)
Cardiac Unrest (Steam)
If It Please the Court (Steam)
Kosmo Laika : Guide to Space (Steam)
Shinobi’s Way – a jigsaw chess tale (Steam)
Jesse ‘Boom’ James – a jigsaw chess tale (Steam)
Lacuna – A Sci-Fi Noir Adventure (Steam)
Of Bird and Cage (Steam)
Grand Casino Tycoon (Steam)
Fabled Lands (Steam)
合成契约 (Steam)
Not Another Weekend (Steam)
The Wild at Heart (Steam)

RUST Console Edition (XB/PS)
Miitopia (Switch)
Daymare 1998 (PS)
Jay and Silent Bob – Mall Brawl (XB)
Sure Footing (XB)
Wild at Heart (XB)
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Digital Deluxe Edition (PS/Switch)
Kowloon High-School Chronical (Switch)
Wanna Survive (Switch)
Guards (Switch)
Cosmic Top Secret (Switch)
Driving World: Aspen (Switch)
Gutwhale (Switch)
Fearmonium (Steam)
Just Die Already (Steam)
Prison Simulator: Prologue (Steam)
Frozenheim (Steam)
Project Elysium (Steam)
Colourful (Steam)
Dr Livingstone, I Presume? (Steam)
Drowned Gems (Steam)
Fish Person Shooter (Steam)
Mess Cleanup (Steam)
Mayhem in Single Valley (Steam)
Confusing game (Steam)
Halloween Night Mahjong 2 (Steam)
ArmaCulture (Steam)
Artists Of Fortune: Distant Worlds (Steam)
Synth Retro Vapor Wave (Steam)
True Game (Steam)
The Witch’s Maze (Steam)
Forgotten Forest: Eye of the Great One (Steam)
Brisk Square (Steam VR)
Smirkers (Steam)
Super Ubie Island 2 (Steam)
Shackled (Steam)
Heidelberg 1693 (Steam)
Crystal Sequence (Steam)
Dreams of an Exile (Steam)
Knockout City™ (Steam)
东方栖霞园 ~ Blue devil in the Belvedere. (Steam)
Raiders Run (Steam)
Höll Space 5D6 (Steam)

Cosmic Top Secret (XB)
Guards (XB)
Knockout City (XB/PS/Switch)
Rising Hell (XB)
Perspective (Steam)
AI Battle Royale Generator (Steam)
Heltons Haunted Hotel (Steam)
Endless Zombie Tower (Steam)
Plumber (Steam)
Running Education (Steam)
Hagia Sophia VR Experience (Steam VR)
Dangerous! TOO SWEET!! (Steam)
Underwater (Steam)
Album Corvus (Steam)
Gun on the Chickahominy (Steam)
Realm of Night: The Forbidden Knowledge (Steam)
Crystal Raiders VR (Steam VR)
Goalienator (Steam VR)
Strategic Mind: Fight for Freedom (Steam)
41 Hours (Steam)
Last Blossom: Roleplaying tabletop based scene (Steam)
Slappyball (Steam)
Ray Attack (Steam)
Break through 50 (Steam)
Dungeon Girl (Steam)
The Sin (Steam)
Mecha Snake (Steam)
Ark of Artemis (Steam)
Retro Racer (Steam)
Saints Row®: The Third™ Remastered (Steam)