This Week in Games: Aug 30 – Sep 4

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An adventure title from the studio behind the Walking Dead and Invincible, Side-scrolling Viking slaughter, adorable monsters playing in the snow and take a 2 week vacation delivering mail in a lakeside town. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Starting your week on Tuesday with an adventure title from Skybound Games, The Big Con. This distinctly late 90s adventure title feel has you hustling and grifting your way across the U.S. of A in the 90s to try and save your family’s video store. But why does Skybound sound familiar? Perhaps you know Skybound from some of their comics including Invincible and The Walking Dead. Get it on Steam on Tuesday or Xbox on Wednesday.

Side-scrolling action with a viking flavour and just a tiny hint of Prince of Persia is Song of Iron coming to Xbox on Wednesday. Playing as a Viking warrior you fight across enemies hoards both large and small and taking them out with some fairly brutal attacks from a flaming axe to a point blank arrow to the head. Previously released on Steam, check it out for yourself when it drops on Xbox this Wednesday.

And lastly is the most relaxing game you will find this week is Lake. You play as the main character taking a break from her regular life to go back home and help out delivering mail in a small lakeside town in 1986. Does this town have a dark secret? No, not in the slightest. Animal Crossing is more sinister than this one. This is just pure wholesomeness and entirely what you make it. Delivery the mail, have a relationship, do whatever you want! Check it out for yourself this Thursday on Xbox and Steam.

 

Honourable Mention: And lastly our honourable mention this week goes to A Good Snowman is Hard to Build. This quirky little puzzle game has you playing as a monster making snowmen by rolling balls in the snow to make the perfect snowman. Previously released on Steam with some attention this perfectly suited puzzle game is coming to the Switch on 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


Full List

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30th
Trash Sailors (Switch)
Believe (Steam)
PHYSARUM: Slime Mold Simulator (Steam)
Plunger Simulator (Steam)
Floating Farmer – Logic Puzzle (Steam)
Drawgaem (Steam)
Tinytopia (Steam)

31st
Rustler: Grand Theft Horse (PS/XB/Switch)
KeyWe (Switch/Steam)
The Forgotten City (PS/XB)
Clid The Snail (PS)
Monster Harvest (PS/Switch)
Lamentum (PS/Switch)
CRASH: Autodrive (Switch)
Pinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 (Switch)
The Curse of Feldar Vale (Steam)
Jewel Match Solitaire Summertime (Steam)
Xenomare (Steam)
Epic Fantasy Battle Simulator (Steam)
Mysterious warrior (Steam)
Need More Troops (Steam)
A Journey Through Valhalla (Steam)
Nyako: Restaurant Tycoon (Steam)
Station 17 (Steam)
Horny Sekai (Steam)
邪神大陆(Evil God Land) (Steam)
Auto Cell: Game of Life (Steam)
Puzzledorf (Steam)
Hexteria (Steam)
Vilset (Steam)
Train Life: A Railway Simulator (Steam)
Crash Cleaner (Steam)
Junkpunk: Arena (Steam)
Hexagon Knockout (Steam)
Tricks Magician (Steam)
The Big Con (Steam)
Rising – Hungry Lizard (Steam)

1st
Guts ‘N Goals (XB/Steam)
KeyWe (XB)
Lamentum (XB)
Monster Harvest (XB)
Song of Iron (XB)
The Big Con (XB)
Ravva and the Cyclops Curse (PS/Switch))
Alveole (PS)
Galaxy Squad (PS/Switch)
Alveole (Switch)
False Dichotomy (Steam)
Hypoxia – One Last Breath (Steam)
Haunted House – The Murder (Steam)
80’s Night (Steam)
A Curse From Beyond (Steam)
Soul Nomad & the World Eaters (Steam)
Jack Axe: The Trial (Steam)
The Lost Dog (Steam)
Beyond Mankind: The Awakening (Steam)
Deep Madness (Steam)
Rover Simulator (Steam)
Don’t Touch this Button! (Steam)
Escape From School (Steam)
Cute Bite (Steam)
Loco Launcher (Steam)
The Tau Ceti Terminus (Steam VR)
OPUS: Echo of Starsong (Steam)
If You Go Down In The Woods Today (Steam)
HangTogether (Steam)
Super Woden GP (Steam)
Smasher and the Will o’ the Thiccs (Steam)
Uncrashed : FPV Drone Simulator (Steam)
Stellar Raid (Steam)
Underland Ambush (Steam)
Sprite Sequence Chapter 2 (Steam)
DEBIE ZONE (Steam)
Lost Kittens: Maze Garden (Steam)
CANNON (Steam)
Dice Of Knights (Steam)
GRIT (Steam)
Rogue Spirit (Steam)

2nd
RiMS Racing (PS/XB)
Equestrian Training (Switch)
WRC 10 (PS)
Alveole (XB)
Galaxy Squad (XB)
Lake (XB/Steam)
Ravva and the Cyclops Curse (XB)
Kitaria Fables (PS/Switch)
The Magister (Switch)
Cosmic Express (Switch)
BOT.vinnik Chess (Switch)
Weapons of Choice DX (Switch)
White Girl (Switch)
Farmers Co-Op: Out of This World (Switch/Steam)
Minigolf Tour (Switch)
Apsulov: End of Gods (Switch)
Sokobond (Switch)
Armed Emeth (Switch)
A Good Snowman is Hard to Build (Switch)
Pippu – Bauble Quest (Switch)
Extreme Car Driver (Switch)
Block Puzzle (Switch)
Angel’s Punishment (Switch)
WW2: Bunker Simulator (Steam)
Hermes: Tricks of Thanatos (Steam)
Escape Within (Steam)
Space Adventures (Steam)
Lazy gang (Steam)
TETRIX 3D (Steam)
Danger Ahead (Steam)
Shawarma or Shaverma (Steam)
Multia Space Program (Steam)
Bird Pro Skater (Steam)
Hinata in Hot Maze (Steam)
Blake: The Visual Novel (Steam)
Cookie Clicker (Steam)
Phobyark (Steam)
Squirrelmageddon! (Steam)
天虹书店 Tian Hong Bookstore (Steam)
狂の世界-Crazy World- (Steam)
Page One (Steam VR)
Malum (Steam)
WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship (Steam)
Battle Brigade (Steam)
Castle: Daybreak (Steam)
BOT.vinnik Chess: Early USSR Championships (Steam)
Timothy Leary’s Mind Mirror (Steam)
Loot Train (Steam)
Coin Pusher World (Steam)
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (Steam)

3rd
The Medium: Two Worlds Special Edition (PS/XB)
Monster Harvest (Switch)
DOOM Slayers Collection (Switch)
Kitaria Fables (XB)
Surgeon Simulator 2 (XB)
Weapons of Choice DX (XB)
Yuoni (XB)
WeakWood Throne (PS)
Virtuous Western (PS/Steam)
Paw Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls
Golf Club Wasteland (Switch/Steam)
A Night at the Racers (Switch)
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions (Switch)
Office Strike War – Multiplayer Battle Royale (Steam)
A Total War Saga: TROY (Steam)
Cargo Company (Steam)
Shindig (Steam)
Big FLAPPY Tower VS Tiny Square (Steam)
Skeleton Troubles (Steam)
Alien Hunt (Steam)
Spaceship Trouble (Steam)
The Magister (Steam)
BRAVELY DEFAULT II (Steam)
Clash of Legions (Steam)
Ultimate Physical Wrestling (Steam)
YuuYuu Jiteki no Yuukarin (Steam)
Food Delivery Battle (Steam)
VAZIAL SAGA XX (Steam)
Moonlight Princess (Steam)
山河伏妖录 (Steam)
TheNuWRLD (Steam)
RIOTOUS (Steam)
Mrs. Fantastic’s Freaky Figurine Shop (Steam)
Clarence Goes to the F&#%ING Store (Steam)
NeverDeath (Steam)
Speed empire (Steam)
Dwerve: Prologue (Steam)

4th
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions (PS/Steam)
Pippu – Bauble Quest (Steam)
Dormant – Episode Galatea #1 – (Steam)
From Earth To Heaven (Steam)
Closed Hands (Steam)
Two Hundred Ways (Steam)
Above the Skies (Steam)
Suddenly Meow (Steam)
Hidden Object: Detective Holmes – Heirloom (Steam)
PIXASSO 3 (Steam)
Totemlands (Steam)
Randy And Teddy Adventure Road (Steam)
Guardians of Lumen (Steam)
Bad Bots Battle Arena (Steam)
Swallow the Sea (Steam)
Drowned Helicopter (Steam)
Wild West Rogue (Steam)
Robot Daycare (Steam)
No!Ah!’s Ark (Steam)
Poly Racing (Steam)
Mini Island: Autumn (Steam)