This Week in Games: Dec 4 – 9


Zombies in VR, Zombies in MMO, BattleChess like puzzlers who probably don’t have Zombies in them, explore the Scottish Highland, the planet of Pandora, be a Bread Golem and live out your Blacksmith dreams… if that sounded like a lot it is because it is.  But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Starting the week light with a nice romp through the Scottish Highlands as you play as a small girl treking through the wilderness. If you are looking for gaming that is more about adventure and less about survival this one looks like the perfect companion when it comes out on the Switch and Steam on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday is the sweet spot between Chess and Puzzle gaming with Chessarama coming to Xbox and Steam. This one is exactly what it sounds like but we can’t help but get some BattleChess vibes from the living pieces taking out each other..

And still on Wednesday for something more Pixel and Quest like is While the Iron’s Hot coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and via Steam all on the same day (so pretty much everything). If you are looking for a Blacksmith RPG to fill your days over Christmas this is probably what you were looking for.

Bread can make you fat but it also can be used to make an adorbs bread golem for you to adventure with in Born of Bread. This is a single player 2.5D that mixes 3D and 2D in a Roger Rabbit kinda way with it’s exploration and turn based combat. Get it for Xbox, Nintendo Switch and Steam on Wednesday too.

And the big one for this week is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora coming to PlayStation first on Wednesday, via the Epic Store next on Thursday and finally Xbox on Friday. If you are familiar with the James Cameron films then you will roughly know what this is about as you take on the role of one of the blue cat people to explore and fight off the invaders from earth. The short version… this is a vertical FPS with a variety of mounts and weapons that let you explore a pretty rich environment

If you prefer fighting Zombies in the daylight then you might be familiar with a little game called Arizona Sunshine. A favourite for VR this Wednesday you can pick up the sequel coming to both the PSVR 2 and via Steam for VR, this is as if Zombieland was a game (a good one). Oh and you get a Dog & can play with friends too.

Honourable Mention: And finally our honourable mention this week is for a game that has had a… problematic launch – The Day Before. Originally dropping with an impressive trailer the internet loved then hated this one with the gameplay behind it coming into question. Another one in the Zombie survival open world genre this is intended to be a MMO in a pretty detailed looking world. Why is it a honourable mention? We might be hanging out to see some hands on before picking this one up, but if you are keen it drops on Steam on Friday first.

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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The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria™ (PlayStation)
Run Ran! side scrollers (Steam)
God Within VR (VR Only – Steam)
VonGarland Castle: Sacrilege of the Night (Steam)
BloodDome99 (Steam)
Realm of the Fallen (VR Only – Steam)
Click Cricket (Steam)
Buried Shards (Steam)
Scream or Die (Steam)

Make Way (Xbox)
Brazil Fencing Club VR (VR Only – Steam)
Svarog’s Dream (Steam)
The Wagadu Chronicles (Steam)
Laboratory X-29 (Steam)
Does It Stack? (VR Only – Steam)
Conclave Virtual Tabletop (Steam)
Mossy Pixels (Steam)
Soulash 2 (Steam)
Null Gravity Labyrinth (Steam)
Home Design 3D VR (VR Only – Steam)
Picayune Dreams (Steam)
Warplanes: Air Corp (VR Only – Steam)
Ragamuffins: Feline Fencers (Steam)
Lord of Darkness: Aftermath (Steam)
Hans (Steam)
Frontline Battles (Steam)
VRogue (VR Only – Steam)
Tresure Hunter (Steam)
Cat Sandbox (Steam)
Revive & Prosper (Steam)
Cute Cats Slide (Steam)
Sledders (Steam)

Born Of Bread (Xbox / Switch / Steam)
Chessarama (Xbox / Steam)
Laika: Aged Through Blood (Xbox)
Parkitect: Deluxe Edition (Xbox)
While the Iron’s Hot (Xbox / PlayStation / Switch / Steam)
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ (PlayStation)
Arizona Sunshine® 2 (PlayStation VR)
A Highland Song (Switch / Steam)
A Long Journy to an Uncertain End (Switch)
Battlestations Blockcade (Switch)
Liam FitzRoy kills everyone The game Part Zero (Steam)
Rune in the Three Kingdoms (Steam)
Stellaris Nexus (Steam)
Life in the Twilight (Steam)
Arms Race 2 (Steam)
Shores of Plunder (Steam)
Twizzle Puzzle: Cats (Steam)
Story of Mine Company (Steam)
The Great Below (Steam)
Tram Simulator Urban Transit (Steam)
Ungate (Steam)
Legends of Amberland II: The Song of Trees (Steam)
Cities Restored (Steam)
Home Defender (Steam)
Kingpin: Reloaded (Steam)
Faeland (Steam)
Arashi: Castles of Sin – Final Cut (VR Only – Steam)
Rulers of Aden (Steam)
Praise Dead (Steam)
Little Chefs: CO-OP (Steam)
Super Retro Retry (Steam)
Inverse Ninjas VS. The Public Domain (Steam)
Snowmen (Steam)
Planet Suika (Steam)
Sofi Origins (Steam)
Hidden World 10 Top-Down 3D (Steam)
Hidden Western Top-Down 3D (Steam)
Hospital Aliens 2 (Steam)
Loose OR Escape (Steam)
LastOneStanding (Steam)

Battle Stations Blockade (Xbox) / Steam
Forklift Extreme: Deluxe Edition (Xbox)
Ancient Dungeon VR (PlayStation VR)
.T.E.S.T: Expected Behaviour (PlayStation)
Pesterquest (Switch)
DREAMERS: A Nostalgic Adventure (Switch)
Hiveswap Friendsim (Switch)
SUNSOFT Mahjong Solitaire -Shanghai LEGEND- (Switch)
Stone Age (Switch)
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (Epic Store)
Anx Defense (Steam)
Bug & Seek (Steam)
Square Word: Hello Winter! (Steam)
Socialize: Poly (Steam)
Fimbul’s Gemboree (Steam)
Pixel Fireplace (Steam)
Tick, Tank, Boom (Steam)
The Caped Crusader (Steam)
Freestyle Ice Skater (Steam)
Bad Egg (Steam)
Nevermind This (Steam)
Hollow Cocoon (Steam)
The Last Soldier of the Ming Dynasty (Steam)
Awesome Pea 3 (Steam)
3D Watermelon Game (Steam)
Sky Sojourn (Steam)
Momon: Relic Seekers (Steam)
Deathstreak (Steam)

Clockwork Aquario (Xbox)
Cotton 100% (Xbox)
Evil Nun: The Broken Mask (Xbox)
Irem Collection Volume 1 (Xbox)
Panorama Cotton (Xbox)
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined (Xbox)
Ruinarch (Xbox)
Ultracore (Xbox)
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader (Xbox / Playstation / Steam)
Anthology of Fear (PlayStation)
Wall World (PlayStation)
Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition (Switch)
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (Switch)
Nessy The Robot (Switch / Steam)
City Driver: Car Parking Simulator (Switch)
Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains (Switch)
Defend The Base: Tower Turret Shooting Range (Switch)
Mob Control (Switch)
Helix Jump (Switch)
Golf Guys (Switch)
Fearmonium (Switch)
The Smurfs: Colorful Stones (Switch)
Vege Bubble Shoot (Switch)
Crystal Chip Collector e (Switch)
Carsick Carventure (Steam)
Midnight Blanc (Steam)
NINJA KATO 1 (Steam)
Twinkle Hunter (Steam)
A Date with Death (Steam)
Sinabro (Steam)
Retro Blaster : Mech Madness #1 (Steam)
Rallyallyally (Steam)
Monster Loves You Too! (Steam)
Play – An Interactive Piece (Steam)
Zumba Garden (Steam)
Chain Reaction (Steam)
minitechno (Steam)
Arizona Sunshine® 2 (VR Only – Steam)
The Day Before (Steam)
Kip and Odosan (Steam)
Slam Dunk Basketball (Steam)
Shadow Strike: Street Combat (Steam)
Diamond Dash: Plaid Peril (Steam)
Island Rush (Steam)
Infinity Sky (Steam)
Shape Tunnel (Steam)
Skyline Sprint: Turbo Tracks (Steam)
Warzone Chronicles: Battlegrounds (Steam)
Silence Channel 2 (Steam)
Aerodangle (Steam)
Human Phobia (Steam)
3D PUZZLE – World War II (Steam)
Five Nights at Backrooms: Waifu Edition (Steam)
Touhou Meijinka ~ Song of Divine Tempest (Steam)
Idle Cave Miner (Steam)
3D PUZZLE – Wild West (Steam)
Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows Refrain (Steam)
Arcade Galaxy Builder (Steam)
僵尸塔防:末世围城 Zombie TD (Steam)
Twista (Steam)
Endure The Swarm (Steam)
Block Control (Steam)
Petey Pedro unBEETable Adventure (Steam)
SPIN UP (Steam)
I Love You Freddy (Steam)
Wild Thaw (Steam)
El Panadero -The Baker- (Steam)
Chill Drive (Steam)
Shy Dogs Hidden Orchestra (Steam)
MundusHex (Steam)
After War Town (Steam)
The Iceman (Steam)

Adventure Tanks (Xbox)
Aircraft Carrier Survival (Xbox)
Against the Storm (Xbox)
Bestial Reception (Xbox)
Fearmonium (Xbox)
Happy Words (Xbox)
.T.E.S.T: Expected Behaviour (Xbox)
Xuan Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond the Mountains (Xbox)
Air Aces (Switch)
Garage Flipper: Prologue (Steam)
LaserPoint (Steam)
Phantoms (Steam)
Bloodshots (Steam)
In Her Head (Steam)
Blagmoz (Steam)
Luster Beasts (Steam)
Back Then (Steam)
Garbage Crew! (Steam)
Hidden Cats: Magic Forest (Steam)
Another Dungeon Game (Steam)
Abtos Covert (Steam)
Crossroad OS (Steam)
Ball of Poo (Steam)
Spinshot Party (Steam)
Last Night Shift (Steam)
Cosmic Gunslinger: Alien Outlaws (Steam)
Dimlight Dungeon (Steam)
Philana and the Elixir of Life (Steam)
School Curse (Steam)

Andrew B

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