This Week in Games: Feb 12 – 17

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Find your next Indie love on Steam Next Fest, raid some classic tombs, platform with a balloon for a head and lean some new sea shanties for your epic pirate voyages is on your to do list this week for gaming. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

First up this week we have to shoutout Steam Next Fest which is the Steam indie game extravaganza. This one has been running for the last few days and gives a spotlight to a lot of indie games you might not otherwise know about on Steam with discounts a plenty for some of the games being featured. This one finishes up on Monday but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit. If you have some time you can scan through the livestream featuring some of the games below.

Following in the footsteps of Decap Attack for the SEGA Megadrive and other games where your head detaches from your body is Airhead, a side scrolling puzzle platformer where your head… is full of air. If you are a PlayStation owner then you can start your week off with this one coming out on Monday otherwise it comes out via the Epic Store for PC on Tuesday along with the Xbox release.

Rekindle your love for the original female gaming icon with Tomb Raider I, II and III remastered coming to most modern consoles this week. Out first on Tuesday for PlayStation, then Steam on Wednesday and finally with the Switch and Xbox (and Epic Games release) on Thursday do some archaeology the only way you know how… with 2 guns shooting velociraptors and having horrific deaths by drowning that haunt your dreams to this day.

Coming Friday for Switch gamers is the latest in updates with the Gameboy Advance Mario vs Donkey Kong coming to the Nintendo Switch. Completely updated for the Nintendo Switch with graphics and screen real estate this is a side scrolling puzzler which has you trying to rescue mini-Marius from Kong in over 130 levels.

And lastly the big game for this week is the much delayed Ubisoft pirate epic first announced off the success of Assassins Creed 4 (the awesome pirate one). This is what Ubisoft have called a AAAA game (an extra A there) with it being an openworld pirate RPG. You can FINALLY play this one n PlayStation (Wednesday), for PC via the Epic Store (Thursday) and Xbox (Friday.

Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week goes to a game we are not sure who asked for but BBQ Simulator. This one is a first person that has you BBQ’ing with friends, playing games, being on the international space station, you know the usual stuff. If you want to keep that covid lockdown lifestyle but need to socialise with friends this is clearly the go to.

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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12th
Throne of Egypt (Nintendo Switch)
Dreamland Solitaire (Nintendo Switch)
Airhead (PlayStation)
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (PlayStation)
Ultros (PS4 & PS5)
RPG Survivors (Epic Store / Steam)
Selling Souls (Steam)
星球管理公司PMC (Steam VR)
Why do you love me? (Steam)
Off-Road: Redneck Racing (Steam)
DNA: Episode 2 (Steam)
Cats Hidden in Georgia (Steam)
Sugar Jar (Steam)
Conversation With A Rock (Steam) – Free
Pal Up! (Steam)
Spark & Kling (Steam) – Free
Rune Gate: Retribution (Steam) – Free

13th
Airhead (Xbox Series X|S, Epic Store)
GENIE Reprise (PlayStation)
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft (PlayStation)
Seekers of Tokane (Epic Store)
Ultros (Epic Store)
Daedalus (Steam)
100 Ninja Cats (Steam) – Free
Uncanny Valley: Machine (Steam)
The Complex Tragedy (Steam)
Construction Runner (Steam) – Free
DunHero (Steam)
Alvo VR (Steam VR)
SpellRogue (Steam)
Immortal Mantis: Revenge (Steam)
Bond Blues (Steam) – Free
Kumi-Daiko Beatoff (Steam)
Epic Party Quest (Steam)
The Recurrence (Steam)
The Hunt for the Lost Treasure (Steam)
Lightphobe (Steam)
Dangerous Arena (Steam)
The Hunt for the Lost Treasure 2 (Steam)
The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle 2 (Steam)
The Hunt for the Lost Ship (Steam)
The Enchanted Worlds (Steam)
Bigfoot Quest (Steam)
The Enchanted Worlds 2 (Steam)
Rescue the Enchanter (Steam)
The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle (Steam)
Grid Dungeons (Steam)
Fight Crab 2 (Steam)
Ultros (Steam)
Trimurti Online (Steam) – Free
Monster Scout (Steam)
Railway Fugitive (Steam)
Akumi Wars (Steam)
Cyclic Warriors (Steam) – Free
Graveskelet (Steam)
Boing Odyssey (Steam)
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (Steam)

14th
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (Xbox Series X|S)
Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Steam)
PlateUp! (PlayStation)
Home (Steam) – Free
Blacksmith. Song of two Kings. (Steam)
Malignant Survivors (Steam)
Astronomics Rise of a New Empire (Steam)
News Tower (Steam)
Happy Bird Day (Steam)
TINK the last Fairy (Steam)
MUZY (Steam)
Cow Life Sim RPG (Steam)
Escape from Darkness (Steam)
Arcanima: Mist of Oblivion – Prologue (Steam)
Viridian Sage (Steam)
Caribbean Legend: Sandbox (Steam) – Free
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS (Steam)
Puzzle Adventure VR (Steam VR) – Free
Celestial Impact Invasion (Steam)
EVIL (Steam)
Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale (Steam)
Islands of Insight (Steam)
Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior (Steam)
Dispel (Steam)
HAELE 3D – Hand Poser Lite (Steam)
Mozarella Hills (Steam)
Lazulight: By Your Side (Steam) – Free
Dirty Dirty Pirates (Steam)
Supreme Fighters (Steam) – Free
Matchmaker Agency (Steam)
Runestone:Pathfinders (Steam)
戀 LIAN Re:Call (Steam) – Free
PORTAL SURVIVORS : Enchanstrider (Steam)
Trajectory of summer flower Ⅱ (Steam)
Area 51 : Beyond The Wall (Steam)
Classic Arcade Fishing (Steam) – Free
Joe Biden – Escape From MAGA Chapter 1 (Steam)
A Night On The Farm (Steam)
The Adventures of The Black Hawk (Steam)
Monster Typer Backspace (Steam)
Doggo (Steam)
Waifu Klondike Solitaire (Steam)
Goat Scourge (Steam) – Free
STARNAUT (Steam)
Temple of Causality (Steam)
Monument village (Steam)
Robot Multitool (Steam)
Ninja Frogs (Steam)
Galactic Gauntlet: The Ultimate Interstellar Challenge (Steam)
The Yellow Moon’s School: The Ghosts Day (Steam)
Arrowstorm Ascendant (Steam)
Twizzle Puzzle: Birds (Steam)
Atlas Ablaze (Steam)
Amber (Steam)
Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor (Steam)
FROGUE (Steam)
Hiding Star (Steam)
Godsvivors (Steam)
Crush Link TD (Steam)
Pulsar, The VR Experience (Steam VR)
Will The Man Get Frog (Steam) – Free
Lords of Exile (Steam)
Supermarket Times (Steam)
Plasma Orb (Steam)
Synthetic Fantasy; (Steam)
Be Not Afraid, But Run (Steam)
Ascension X (Steam)
Xanthaphobia (Steam) – Free
Glimpse (Steam)
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft (Steam)
A Nutritious Boyfriend (Steam)
Waifu Club – Azumi (Steam)
Solium Infernum (Steam)
Iragon (Steam VR Supported)
Sisyphus Paradox (Steam)
Shovel Pirate (Steam)
Grow a Carrot (Steam)
They Can Hear Us (Steam)
Ekikoi: The Young Miss Falls for the Station Attendant – VAM (Steam)
Nothing Good Can Come Of This (Steam)
The Carrier and Crows (Steam)
Circle Hitter (Steam)
Bardic: Quest for Love (Steam)
Rogue Stargun (Steam VR)
Happy Hour Hero (Steam VR)
Rum Skulls (Steam)
Paradise Angel (Steam)

15th
Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore (Xbox Series X|S)
GENIE Reprise (Xbox Series X|S)
Lords of Exile (PlayStation / Nintendo Switch / Steam)
Smalland: Survive the Wilds (PlayStation)
Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II (PlayStation / Nintendo Switch / Steam)
Edge of Reality (PlayStation)
Skull and Bones (PlayStation)
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft (Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Epic Store)
Pro Basketball Manager 2024 (Epic Store)
Delivery Boy (Epic Store)
Pinbot (Epic Store)
Ultra Foodmess Deluxe (Xbox Series X|S)
GUNVOLT RECORDS: Cychronicle (Nintendo Switch / Steam)
Tiny Treasure Hunt (Nintendo Switch)
PlateUp! (Nintendo Switch)
My Name is Mayo 3 (Nintendo Switch)
Twilight Survivors (Nintendo Switch)
Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire PLUS (Nintendo Switch)
Atlas Ablaze (Steam)
Amber (Steam)
Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor (Steam)
FROGUE (Steam)
Hiding Star (Steam)
Godsvivors (Steam)
Crush Link TD (Steam)
Pulsar, The VR Experience (Steam VR)
Will The Man Get Frog (Steam) – Free
Supermarket Times (Steam)
Plasma Orb (Steam)
Synthetic Fantasy; (Steam)
Be Not Afraid, But Run (Steam)
Ascension X (Steam)
Xanthaphobia (Steam) – Free
Glimpse (Steam)
A Nutritious Boyfriend (Steam)
Waifu Club – Azumi (Steam)
Solium Infernum (Steam)
Iragon (Steam VR Supported)
Sisyphus Paradox (Steam)
Shovel Pirate (Steam)
Grow a Carrot (Steam)
They Can Hear Us (Steam)
Ekikoi: The Young Miss Falls for the Station Attendant – VAM (Steam)
Nothing Good Can Come Of This (Steam)
The Carrier and Crows (Steam)
Circle Hitter (Steam)
Bardic: Quest for Love (Steam)
天行镖客 (Sky Escort) (Steam)
Champy the Useless Vampire (Steam)
Blue eyes (Steam)
Helskate (Steam)
Undulations (Steam)
Colonize (Steam)
Goat Simulator 3 (Steam)

16th
Argonauts Agency 4: Glove of Midas (Xbox Series X|S)
Skull and Bones (Epic Store)
HAWKED (Xbox Series X|S)
A Little to the Left (Xbox Series X|S)
PlateUp! (Xbox Series X|S / Nintendo Switch)
Smalland: Survive the Wilds (Xbox Series X|S)
Survivorman VR The Descent (PSVR / Steam VR)
Mario vs Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)
Maid of the Dead (Nintendo Switch)
BANCHOU TACTICS (Nintendo Switch)
Witch’s Rhythm Puzzle (Nintendo Switch)
Genso Chronicles (Nintendo Switch / Steam)
Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II (Nintendo Switch)
Birth (Nintendo Switch)
Fit My Cat (Nintendo Switch)
Sea Port Tycoon 2024 (Nintendo Switch)
Z War Apocalypse Shooter (Nintendo Switch)
SCREAM AND STEEL – Horror Story Shooter (Nintendo Switch)
EGGCONSOLE Ys PC-8801mkIISR (Nintendo Switch)
Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire PLUS (Nintendo Switch)
Your Majesty (Nintendo Switch)
Caveman Ransom (Nintendo Switch)
TOP Web Search 23 (Nintendo Switch)
Hex Cats (Nintendo Switch)
INVERT: The Climb (Steam)
Nash Racing: Battle (Steam)
Sneak Out (Steam)
Nie No Hakoniwa – Dollhouse of Offerings (Steam)
Cat Search in Feudal Japan (Steam)
Delivery Boy (Steam)
WarSphere (Steam) – Free
Caribbean Legend (Steam)
Puzzlerio (Steam)
Just A Walk In The Park (Steam VR)
River Attack (Steam)
Poly Match (Steam)
Caldera (Steam)
Memory Trees : forget me not (Steam) – Free
A Dragon’s Tale: Fading Light (Steam)
Cursed Enigma – The Midnight Apartment (Steam)
Steel Soul (Steam)
Inspection (Steam)
NUKITASHI 2 (Steam)
The Dark Story (Steam)
幸存者幻想曲 Survivor Fantasia (Steam)
Animated Jigsaw Puzzles (Steam)
Recolit (Steam)
Being John (Steam)
Steal, Then Just Escape (Steam)
OBSCURIA (Steam) – Free
Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles – Animals (Steam)
KATANA DYNASTY (Steam)
Arcane Bastion (Steam)
Missile Wars (Steam VR Supported)
Neon Fantasy: Butterflies (Steam)
Telmari (Steam)
Quadrium 3 (Steam)

17th
BBQ Simulator: The Squad (Xbox Series X|S)
Caveman Ransom (Xbox Series X|S)
Easy Red 2 (Xbox Series X|S)
Edge of Reality (Xbox One X Enhanced / Nintendo Switch)
Exorder (Xbox Series X|S)
Mayhem Heroes (Xbox Series X|S)
SENSHI SOKOBAN QUEST (Xbox Series X|S)
Skull and Bones (Xbox Series X|S)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (PlayStation)
Slave Zero X (PlayStation)
Cyber Taxi Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
Duck Quack Shoot (Nintendo Switch)
Art of Glide (Nintendo Switch)
Serbian Dancing Lady (Steam)
Hope (Steam)
Enkindle (Steam)
Blood Engine (Steam)
One Hour And A Straight Line (Steam)
Wonderway (Steam)
Vox Populi: Brazil 2022 (Steam)
Project Rocket: Invasion Resurgence (Steam)
Dark Web: Vigilante (Steam)
Up Hike (Steam)
STEAMRUSH (Steam) – Free
Cash Cow DX (Steam)
Dead Alone (Steam)
Christmas Journey to Santa (Steam)
Gregg: Tower Defence (Steam)
Irotoridori No Sekai – The Colorful World (Steam)
20 Small Mazes (Steam) – Free
Sins OV Cigar (Steam) – Free
Who made this art? Human or AI (Steam)
Epstein (Steam)
Dash & Roll (Steam)
protoViolence (Steam) – Free
Rogue Stargun (Steam VR)
Happy Hour Hero (Steam VR)
Rum Skulls (Steam)
Paradise Angel (Steam)

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