This Week in Games: May 13 – 18


This week, manage chaos as a stealthy handyman, mend roads in a soothing puzzler, command interstellar wars, revisit platforming royalty, uncover deep-sea mysteries, unite in tabletop-inspired adventures, navigate VR parkour, conquer dark lords in a sanity-shifting RPG, and manipulate time in a visually revamped puzzler—all dropping across various platforms. Yeah, there is a lot, but before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

On Tuesday make up for those things you didn’t get to around the house on the weekend by doing it virtually in World’s Worst Handyman: Prologue (which also means, free). Out on the Switch you run around in a stealth like fashion fixing various things, avoiding angry customers and monsters. It is just for Steam right now but we can see this being a lot of fun to take with you on the Switch when it gets there.

Getting pretty chill early this week with something for the Xbox and Switch gamers is Please Fix the Road. Already out for Steam this one is a casual puzzle game that has you just fixing roads, but what we really like is the oh so smooth animations for this relaxing puzzler. Grab it on Wednesday.

If you are not feeling chill this week then maybe commanding an interstellar armada is more your speed then Homeworld 3 dropping for PC players via Steam and the Epic Games store on Tuesday might be it. The third game, hence the 3, since the original GOTY winning title from 1999 this one is 3d dimensional RTS naval combat… IN SPACE!

If you are more about platforming than puzzles Ubisoft are pushing out a new version of Prince of Persia with The Rogue Prince of Persia. A little more cartoonish in style than the last release it aims to follow more of the original with parkour and platforming combat being the way to defeat the Hun invasion without the having to sing a song about getting down to business (but we recommend you still do that if you want to be mysterious as the dark side of the moon). This is only for Steam on Wednesday.

Moving to Wednesday for some mystery in a short story format is Deep Beyond. Take control of Lilly who dives wrecks but everything changes when her father goes missing and she now has a different puzzle to solve. Coming only to Steam this week this has some pretty cool looking art style masking a very deep level of environments, no pun intended.

Playing out somewhere between a Mario game and a sticker book is Baladins, a up to 4 player roleplaying adventure co-op. Due to come out on PlaySation & Nintendo Switch later this year this available first on Steam this Wednesday you can play this one locally or online but it should appeal for tabletop gamers who are looking for something new.

Hope you had a light lunch with STRIDE: Fates making it’s way from the Meta Quest to PSVR and Steam VR. Think Mirrors Edge Parkour with more gunplay but in VR and it is yours to play on Friday this week.

Also on Friday for those who feel a hole in their gaming for 3rd person hack and slash with a sizeable amount of blood is Morbid: The Lords of Ire. Coming to PlayStation, the Nintendo Switch and Steam with Xbox release on Saturday, has you step into the role of defeating the lords of Ire in a souls-like RPG but the twist here (outside of the blood soaked combat) is how you approach combat will impact your sanity and your sanity will impact how the world appears to you.

Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week goes to a classic in terms of puzzler adventurer with a time mechanic – the Anniversary re-release of Braid. This one has had a pretty significant upgrade in terms of visuals from the 2008 release with it nearly having a more hand painted feel in terms of some elements now. Pick it up on Tuesday for PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and via Steam, and Thursday for Xbox.

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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Mars Farming 2034 (Nintendo Switch)
High School Detective: Romance Visual Novel (Nintendo Switch)
Fabledom (Epic Store)
tomorrow is my birthday (Steam)
Fruits of Fury (Steam)
Kicking The Ball Over Mountains Of Stuff (Steam)
Ruindog (Steam)
System Shooterz (Steam)
Animal Bomb Chess (Steam)
DNA: Season 2 | Episode 3 (Steam)
DNA Season 2 | Episode 4 (Steam)
A Difficult Game About ROLLING – ReUpRise (Steam)
100 Istanbul Cats (Steam)
Mini Airways: Prologue (Steam)
Winds Up Kitesurfing (Steam)
Impossible Island (Steam)
Real Kart (Steam)
Medved Hellraiser 3: Green Elephant (Steam)
True Abstraction: Rewind (Steam)
Labyrinth Hotel (Steam)
Shield Knight (Steam)

The Land Beneath Us (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Braid, Anniversary Edition (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Biomutant (Nintendo Switch)
Homeworld 3 (Epic Store, Steam)
Lizard Slayer (Epic Store)
Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution (Nintendo Switch)
Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior (Nintendo Switch)
Gatekeeper (Steam)
Dash x Survivors (Steam)
Crunky’s Fun Rager (Steam)
Never Mourn (Steam)
Cosmotots (Steam)
Reality patrol: Prologue (Steam)
World’s Worst Handyman: Prologue (Steam)
Fishlets (Steam)
ScreenPlay CCG (Steam)
Le Dernier Don (Steam)
Kiwie vs Desert (Steam)
Peacemaker: Glorious Princess (Steam)
Land of Futures (Steam)
LaughterLost (Steam)
Artifact Seeker: Paladin (Steam)
Orient on the Murder Express (Steam)
Ziggy’s Labyrinth (Steam)
Capybara: The story of Sisyphus (Steam)
Spanking Runners (Steam)
Deep Sea Hunter (Steam)

Athenian Rhapsody (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Epic Store, Steam)
Chip and Charge (Xbox Series X|S)
Ziggy (Xbox Series X|S)
Awesome Pea 3 (PlayStation)
Electronics Puzzle Lab (PlayStation)
Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer (Nintendo Switch)
ROBOBEAT (Epic Store, Steam)
Rebel!: Prologue (Steam)
Roulette Simulator 2025 (Steam)
The Rogue Prince of Persia (Steam)
It’s Slime-Creep Time! (Steam)
Baldis’ Advanced 3D Math Class (Steam)
Esports Godfather: The Legend Begins (Steam)
Pyramid Game (Steam)
Mercenary Tactics (Steam)
Zig Zag Jump: Fantasy Challenge (Steam)
SQUIRMISH: The Videogame of Brawling Beasties (Steam)
Heromantic (Steam)
A Matching Game (Steam)
Our Little Friend (Steam)
Colony : Part I The Moon Castle (Steam)
Shadow Hush (Steam)
Boop a Cat (Steam)
Touhou Genso Wanderer -FORESIGHT- (Steam)
GROKAI (Steam)
Black Screen (Steam)
Carth (Steam)
Desolate City: Last Show (Steam)
Casino Simulator (Steam)
Element Release: Water Territory 元素释放:水之领域 (Steam)
Kanna Maze (Steam)
Pilapila (Steam)
Suika Watermelon Fruits (Steam)
Deep Beyond (Steam)

Awesome Pea 3 (Xbox One X Enhanced, Nintendo Switch)
Braid, Anniversary Edition (Xbox Series X|S)
Electronics Puzzle Lab (Xbox Series X|S)
Please Fix The Road (Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Time Trap: Hidden Objects Remastered (Xbox Series X|S)
Turbo Dash Kart 2024 Racing (Xbox Play Anywhere)
Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Ice Crush 10.000 BC (PlayStation)
Pool Party (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)
Die by the Blade (Epic Store)
Purple Explorer (Nintendo Switch)
Monster Outbreak (Nintendo Switch)
Arcadia: Colony (Nintendo Switch)
UNDEMON (Nintendo Switch)
Slide Puzzle World History (Nintendo Switch)
Internet Generation (Nintendo Switch)
Musashi vs Cthulhu (Nintendo Switch)
PO’ed: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)
Sling Puzzle: Golf Master (Nintendo Switch)
Little Cat Doctor (Nintendo Switch)
Zombie Night Defense (Nintendo Switch)
3 minutes Mystery 2 (Nintendo Switch)
Trust No One (Nintendo Switch)
Dungeon Arsenal (Nintendo Switch)
Mutant Express (Nintendo Switch)
Puzzle World: Neko Girls (Nintendo Switch)
Puzzle World: Cute Cats (Nintendo Switch)
Bird Feather: Aquamarine World (Steam)
Baladins (Steam)
Skill Random Defense (Steam)
Squab (Steam)
Knights Within (Steam)
SDIES (Steam)
Kingdom of Fallen: The Last Stand (Steam)
Realm Of I (Steam)
Astral Rift (Steam)
Men of War II (Steam)
An English Haunting (Steam)
CATACLYSM: Even Angels Sin (Steam)
Day of Atonement (Steam)
Undead Paradise (Steam)
Ymn7 (Steam)
Honker (Steam)
Zeta Wolf: First Bite (Steam)
The Legend of Sebb Linus (Steam)
Overtime Heroes Exit 8 (Steam)
Aeruta (Steam)
Cozy Caravan (Steam)
Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger 16 Collectors Edition (Steam)
Hexahedra (Steam)
Fight’N’Jokes (Steam)
The Lost Compressor (Steam)
Feel the Fear Around (Steam)
Histera (Steam)
Toxic place (Steam)

Read Only Memories: Neurodiver (Xbox One)
PO’ed: Definitive Edition (Xbox Series X|S)
Musashi vs. Cthulhu (Xbox One)
My Little Pony: A Zephyr Heights Mystery (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
STRIDE: Fates (PSVR, Steam VR)
Claws & Feathers 3 (PlayStation)
Learn to Play Vol. 2 – A Simple Shooter (PlayStation)
Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT (Epic Store, Steam)
Still Joking (Epic Store, Steam)
Boti: Byteland Overclocked (Epic Store)
Sweetest Monster (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)
Morbid: The Lords of Ire (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Lorelei and the Laser Eyes (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Express Courier Pro: Urban Bike Delivery Simulator 2024! (Nintendo Switch)
Spellcats: Auto Card Tactics (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Tokyo Cooking (Nintendo Switch)
FoxyRush (Nintendo Switch)
Gearhead Karting Simulator – Mechanic & Racing (Nintendo Switch)
Overmorrow (Nintendo Switch)
H.I.v.C.A.: Human Intelligence vs Computer Algorithm (Steam)
Die by the Blade (Steam)
It’s Skrot-Robot Time! (Steam)
The Very Idle Game (Steam)
Is this Game Trying to Kill Me? Preface (Steam)
Break the Loop (Steam)
Presence Lookout (Steam)
Clickout (Steam)
Archean (Steam)
Hackshot (Steam)
Orion71 Shooter Mayhem Arena (Steam)
Shatterbound (Steam)
Pixel Fish (Steam)
Bloody Good Friends (Steam)
Chess (Steam)
Berry Bash (Steam)
Kaetram (Steam)
Random Core Defense (Steam)
AMANATSU Perfect Edition (Steam)
Internet Cafe & Supermarket Simulator 2024 (Steam)
Combo Card Clashers (Steam)
Heart of Shadows (Steam)
Citadel Stormer 2 (Steam)
Stupid Space Shooter (Steam)
Catniptic (Steam)
Fearful Injection (Steam)
EQQO (Steam)
Bugnauts! (Steam)
Rotating Roads (Steam)
Lots of Things – Collector’s Edition (Steam)
Space Horde Attack (Steam)
Gilded Eternal (Steam)
My Poodle’s Diary (Steam)
Cars Spin (Steam)
A Great Hunger (Steam)
Archaeogem (Steam)
Seablip (Steam)
Fairytale Furnishing (Steam)
I commissioned some bunnies 5 (Steam)

Claws & Feathers 3 (Xbox Series X|S, Smart Delivery)
FoxyRush (Xbox Series X|S, Smart Delivery, Steam)
INDIKA (Xbox Series X|S)
Not Not – A Brain Buster (Xbox Play Anywhere)
Morbid: The Lords of Ire (Xbox Series X|S)
Outbreak The Fedora Files: What Lydia Knows (Xbox Series X|S)
Spellcats: Auto Card Tactics (Xbox Series X|S)
Undercat (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)
Eternal Light (Nintendo Switch)
Astroblaze (Nintendo Switch)
Finger Suck (Nintendo Switch)
Adrenaline Rush: Highway Extreme Traffic Racer (Nintendo Switch)
CABALL (Steam)
Arcane Assembly (Steam)
Animal Trainer Simulator: Prologue (Steam)
Anomalous Deception (Steam)
The Stairway 7 – Anomaly Hunt Loop Horror Game (Steam)
Burger (Steam)
Little Odyssey (Steam)
The Process: Need a Job? (Steam)
Invasion: Phoenix (Steam)
Leaf’s Odyssey (Steam)
Benny The Blob (Steam)
The Bathrooms (Steam)
The Storyteller (Steam)
Thorns: Police never sleeps (Steam)
Genopanic (Steam)
My Maid Girls (Steam)
The Nightmare Of Arrival Chapter 1 (Steam)
Kilonova (Steam)
CHAIRS (Steam)
幽幽子大人食欲不振 Yuyuko is suffering from lack of appetite (Steam)
Down is Relative (Steam)
Forsaken Quartet (Steam)
Ship Regulus (Steam)
Hororo Meguru’s BING!! Ball (Steam)

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