This Week in Games: Aug 16 – 21

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Side scrolling platforming with 3 siblings, A-List actors in a time loop, 90s arcade brawlers and fulfil your inner James Bond on PSVR are just some of the highpoints for your gaming week this week. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Starting your week with some 2D side scrolling single player action in Greak: Memories of Azur. Taking control of three siblings you guide them through the lands of Azur. This one is kinda pretty and gives us some low key Hollow Knight vibes with the art style even if it is slightly more platform’y while adding in the extra twist of switching between the 3 siblings for different abilities to progress. This is out on Tuesday first for Playstation and the Nintendo Switch before Xbox and Steam on Wednesday.

Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, William Defoe… no it’s not the next oscar nominated feature film but the time loop of Twelve Minutes out for Steam this Thursday and Xbox on Friday. We first saw this top down click and drag in Xbox Showcase and cant wait to get our hands on it.

Somewhere between Blood & Truth and Job Simulator is Fracked out this Friday for Playstation VR. This first person VR shoower puts you in the role of the action hero blasting your way through ski chases and underground bunkers. It’s a little more Pierce Bronson than Daniel Craig but it looks like a lot of fun if you have not had a PSVR fix in a while.

Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week goes to the side scrolling beat em up of Mayhem Brawler for pretty much every platform. Updating the 90s style of games like Alien vs Predator arcade this has some nice smooth frame by frame animations with weapons pickup and satisfying action. It drops first for Steam and Nintendo Switch on Thursday before Playstation and Xbox on 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


Full List

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16th
Candleman (PS)
Rogue Explorer (PS)
Volleyball Challenge (Switch)
Road 96 (Switch)
Between Two Cities – Stonemaier Games (Steam)
Hero Tower (Steam)
Demon Strikes Back (Steam)
Chupacabras: Night Hunt (Steam)
ELEC (Steam VR)
Geo-Duck (Steam)
The Doors of Trithius (Steam)
Spellthief Erinn (Steam)
Ninja Stealth 4 (Steam)
>Road 96 🛣️< (Steam)
QB Planets (Steam)

17th
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid – Super Edition (Switch)
Greak: Memories of Azur (PS/Switch)
Pile Up! Box by Box (PS)
Pile Up! Box by Box (Switch)
Space Invaders Invincible Collection
Card Survival: Tropical Island (Steam)
Wing Chun Pak Sung Bo Legends (Steam)
Imperivm RTC – HD Edition “Great Battles of Rome” (Steam)
Overheat (Steam)
Captain Collision (Steam)
Casual Golf (Steam)
Custom Machinery (Steam)
Rookie Bowman (Steam)
EscapeThisBigMaze! (Steam)
Mercenary Operator: Wolves (Steam)
Nikhil Murthy’s Syphilisation (Steam)
Last Village (Steam)
Coral Quest (Steam)
Infinite sky (Steam)
The Thief Girl ~ 盗賊少女 ~ (Steam)
Fifefer Island – Terrena’s Adventure (Steam)
Creepy Pizza Arcade (Steam)
Mike the Cat (Steam)
Smasher and the Will o’ the Thiccs (Steam)
Kulebra and the Souls of Limbo – Demo (Steam)
Polygon Wizards (Steam)
OctoQuest (Steam)
Descent Vector: Space Runner (Steam)
Conquest of Elysium 5 (Steam)

18th
Greak: Memories of Azur (XB/Steam)
Pile Up! Box by Box (XB)
Swords & Souls: Neverseen (Switch)
Rogue Explorer (Switch)
Out of Line (Switch)
wav ocs game (Steam)
Medieval Wars (Steam)
Sphere Arena (Steam)
King Of The Pit (Steam)
HUMANKIND™ (Steam)
Jigsaw With Animals (Steam)
Dudu Monkey (Steam)
Defence Your Organism (Steam)
VR Roller Coaster at Global Wonders (Steam VR)
Manifold (Steam)
Chromatic Fantasy (Steam)
War Beasts (Steam)
The Dive (Steam)
Pirates of the Sea (Steam)
Pro Pain Labs (Steam)
Beldamos Miner (Steam)
Riders of Icarus: SEA (Steam)
START AGAIN: a prologue (Steam)
Cosmo’s Quickstop (Steam)
Mortal Shell (Steam)

19th
Rogue Explorer (XB)
World Superstar Strikers ’91 (Switch/XB)
Yuoni (PS)
Order of Battle: World War II (PS)
RiMS Racing (PS)
Monster Train First Class (Switch)
Rush Rally Origins (Switch)
Zombo Buster Advance (Switch)
Mayhem Brawler (Switch/Steam)
Buissons (Switch)
Thea 2: The Shattering (Switch)
Where’s Samantha? (Switch)
Sakura Succubus 4 (Switch)
Metal Commando (Switch)
Twelve Minutes (Steam)
Unreal Sandbox (Steam)
VR Pianist (Steam VR)
Northern Journey (Steam)
The Rescue Squad (Steam)
Baklava Simulator (Steam)
100 days (Steam)
Neon Nights Pinball (Steam)
AirGun (Steam)
The Endless Adventure (Steam)
灵异AE (Steam)
Happy VR Plantation Farm (Steam VR)
Extreme Speed (Steam)
Wolf Attack (Steam VR)
軒轅劍參外傳 天之痕 (Steam)
Route Me Mail and Delivery Co (Steam)
Orakyubu (Steam)
Ransack Raccoon (Steam)
Yuoni (Steam)
SCP Strategy (Steam)
RiMS Racing (Steam)
Metal Tales: Overkill (Steam)
Kursor (Steam)

20th
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PS)
Madden NFL 22 (XB/PS)
Humankind – Day One Edition (PC Retail)
Mayhem Brawler (PS/XB)
Recompile (PS/XB)
Twelve Minutes (XB)
Alvastia Chronicles (PS)
Arietta of Spirits (PS)
Orbibot (PS)
Fracked (PSVR)
Arietta of Spirits (Switch)
Ultimate Bumper Cars: Dodgems (Switch)
Heart Chain Kitty (Switch)
Space Scavengers (Switch)
City Driving Simulator 2 (Switch)
Wrestledunk Sports (Switch)
Recompile (Steam)
Mazing (Steam)
Vain Riser (Steam)
The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Steam)
VGL: Imperative (Steam)
Pug With Bomb (Steam)
Escape From Monster (Steam)
Idle Trader Simulator (Steam)
Wall of insanity (Steam)
Branches (Steam)
Magnesium_173 (Steam)
BlackberryNOVA (Steam)
Samurai Journey (Steam)
MouthSimulater: MelonSeedsCracker (Steam)
City of Hope (Steam)
NaGongGan Infinite (Steam)
Street Striker (Steam)
BACK OF SPACE (Steam)
NeverReturn (Steam)
Alice Trapped Beyond Wonderland (Steam)
Skelleton vs zombies (Steam)
The Last Spark (Steam)
Washed Up (Steam)
Heroes of Yore (Steam)
PROPHECY OF THE NUN (Steam)
Wrestledunk Sports (Steam)
Catch The Donut (Steam)
Arietta of Spirits (Steam)

21st
Arietta of Spirits (XB)
Checkers for Kids (XB)
Rise Eterna (XB)
Rocket Explorer (Steam VR)
Universe 25 (Steam)
ShiroKuro’s Adventure (Steam)
Markus Ritter – The Lost Family (Steam)
Nayati River (Steam)
Oozing Islands (Steam)
The Bolt Age (Steam)
Breaking earth (Steam)
Little Cube Trip (Steam)
Ghost blood (Steam)
Ayoub Episode 2 (Steam)
Putin VS Zombies (Steam)
Prank! (Steam)
Makber (Steam)
Stones of Harlath (Steam VR)
Endings (Steam)
{Undefined} (Steam)
fishy (Steam)
100 hidden rams (Steam)
Poker Supreme – Las Vegas (Steam)
Totally Working Game (Steam)
Super Shield Dash (Steam)
Puzzle Box (Steam)
P0 (Steam)
GGA (Steam)
Legend Of The Ape (Steam)
新倾国之怒 (Steam)
Chess Kingdom (Steam VR)
A Field of Flowers and Stars (Steam)
VR Chess Kingdom (Steam VR)
たたかえ!ハルモニア音楽隊 (Steam)
Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch’s Story : Combat (Steam)
HALF DEAD 3 (Steam)
Alt Oxygen (Steam)
SafeZoneVR (Steam VR)
C-4 (Steam)
Cross Maid (Steam)
Madden NFL 22 (Steam)