This Week in Games: May 20 – 25

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This week’s game lineup features a coffee-slinging frenzy, a retro RPG egg adventure, a unique puzzle platformer, a Star Trek narrative, a new Paper Mario, a WWI emotional journey, a detective duck, and some monstrous DLC. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

First up start your week with a hot cuppa joe or atleast slinging it in Coffee Caravan out on Steam. This one is part cozy game but really it is a single player Overcooked style coffee game for those who always end up playing with people who can’t keep up with the serving pace… Janet! It’s a burger! You do not make a burger with lettuce first Janet!

Tuesday brings in something a little retro with Yolk Heroes: A Long Tamago coming also to Steam. This scratches the part of our brain that really wants more classic gameboy titles with a limited colour (and resolution) RPG as you take on the role of guardian spirit raising a little hero from just an egg to battle the dark lord of the realm.

Also on Tuesday is a puzzle game with a difference with Paper Trail. Dropping on Steam and PlayStation first but also available on Xbox on Wednesday this is a platformer of sorts that has you folding the pages of the world in a top down fashion to make joins and clear paths.

On Thursday is something for Trekkies and those who need more Telltale style games in their life with Star Trek: Resurgence dropping on Steam. Set more in the Janeway/New Generation era this licensed title is from a new studio made up of former Telltale Games staff.

And for Friday for the Switch owners exclusively is the next chapter of Paper Mario with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Honestly if you are familiar with Paper Mario then you are already aware of the 2D but still 3D style of game play but if you are not, don’t worry you don’t need to play the first one to get the jist.

And lastly on Saturday from Ubisoft is the sequel to the World War One story – Valiant Hearts: Coming Home. Playing much like the original is is a story based title with not an art style we see from WWI games with this chapter focusing on two brothers finding each other across the battlefield. It is coming to both Steam and the Epic Store on Saturday but ALSO is being distributed by Netflix Games so if you have a Netflix subscription maybe check that first.

Honourable Mention: And our first of two honourables mention this week goes to a cozy mystery game with a down on his luck Duck Detective – Duck Detective – The Secret Salami. Coming to both Nintendo Switch and Steam on Friday this is the game you would definitively expect to be available on the Switch with a style that can best be described as what if Paper Mario was a Mystery game.

And a second honourable mention this week goes to some DLC for Dave the Diver with free Godzilla DLC being available from Thursday. This is more of the Dave the Diver content you want just with a Kaiju like flavour as the King of the Monsters joins the game but maybe it isn’t so clear whose side he is on.

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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20th
Cleaned List for 20 May, 2024
I’m Determined to Make 3A: 01/65 (Epic Games Store, Steam)
BEASTWATCH: Meat & Mayhem (Nintendo Switch)
Limbo Revolution (Steam)
Star Rabbits (Steam)
Tiny Machinery: Lost Reality (Steam)
Nectarmare (Steam)
Path Weaver (Steam)
Escaping DandyLand (Steam)
Dark Door (Steam)
Prism Indigo DX (Steam)
Pocket Mini Golf 2 (Steam)
Sausage Wars (Steam)
Escape Island (Steam)
Excelios (Steam)
Memocratie (Steam)
Escape From Zombietown (Steam)
Aquium (Steam)
Coffee Caravan (Steam)
Chaser of Light (Steam)
One-inch Tactics (Steam)
RGB Rush 2 (Steam)

21st
System Shock (PlayStation)
Paper Trail (PlayStation, Steam)
AIdventure (Epic Games Store)
One More Gate: A Wakfu Legend Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch)
Loving Life (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
The Court Of Wanderers (Steam)
Margoq’s Lair (Steam)
DESPOSIS (Steam)
Candy Puzzle (Steam)
Cats (Steam)
Snatched (Steam)
Yume Gufi (Steam)
Down Word (Steam)
Way of Rhea (Steam)
LOGIX: The Missing Part (Steam)
The Tower on the Borderland (Steam)
Yolk Heroes: A Long Tamago (Steam)
Little-Known Galaxy (Steam)
Sakura Isekai Adventure 2 (Steam)
Magic Venue (Steam)
DeepWeb Simulator: Prologue (Steam)
A Tower Full of Cats (Steam)
Geras (Steam)
Grocery Store Simulator: Prologue (Steam)
Knight Runner: Blade and Bolt (Steam)
Imaginary Friend Asylum (Steam)
Ramas’ Call: Twisted timing (Steam)
Hidden FPS Shooting Top-Down 3D (Steam)
Hidden Haunted Town Top-Down 3D (Steam)
Stages of Life (Steam)
Speglar (Steam)
Taora: Survival (Steam)
PERIMETER: Legate Edition (Steam)
Anchors: Blockade Zone (Steam)
The Inn-Sanity (Steam)
Playing Kafka (Steam)
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (Steam)
Battle for the Crystals (Steam)
Cyberpulse (Steam)
Tiny Breakers Camp (Steam)

22nd
Neptunia: Sisters vs Sisters (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Play Anywhere)
Paper Trail Demo (Xbox Series X|S)
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (Game Pass, Xbox Play Anywhere)
System Shock (Xbox Series X|S)
XDefiant (Xbox Series X|S)
Doug’s Nightmare (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)
Sunland Town (Nintendo Switch)
Potion Problem (Steam)
Underpowered Night Spooks (Steam)
Run x Gun (Steam)
Gender Neutral Chess (Steam)
Rooftops & Alleys: The Parkour Game (Steam)
Mouse Killer (Steam)
Old Market Simulator (Steam)
Magic Research 2 (Steam)
Pampas & Selene: The Maze of Demons (Steam)
3D PUZZLE – Hospital 2 (Steam)
3D PUZZLE – Old Sea Port (Steam)
CONSORTIUM Remastered (Steam)
Sumo Tanks (Steam)
Please Be Kind To The Chickens (Steam)
Venture to the Vile (Steam)
Catlists (Steam)
YOUR EARTH (Steam)
Holy Clash Cards (Steam)
Faint Call (Steam)
PSolTrix (Steam)
The Fate of Baldr (Steam)
EBBIL: Alternative Bible (Steam)
Slam and Roll (Steam)
3D PUZZLE – Hospital 3 (Steam)
Astrometica: Prologue (Steam)
Shards of Epoch Past (Steam)
RollScape (Steam)
Bird Year (Steam)

23rd
Doug’s Nightmare (Xbox Series X|S)
Survive on Raft (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Play Anywhere)
Ultra Foodmess 2 (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)
Evil Wizard (PlayStation)
Soul Link (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Rocket Rumble (PlayStation, Xbox Series X|S)
The Quintessential Quintuplets – Five Memories Spent With You (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
The Quintessential Quintuplets – Memories of a Quintessential Summer (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
4 in a row (PlayStation)
Crown Wars: The Black Prince (PlayStation, Steam)
Sled Riders (PlayStation)
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S)
Men of War II (Epic Games Store)
Magic Patrol Envoy (Epic Games Store)
Wuthering Waves (Epic Games Store)
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch)
C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Swipe Right or Left Geography Binary Quiz (Nintendo Switch)
Blade Jumper (Nintendo Switch)
Crazy Stunt Driver: Extreme Racing Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
Evidence Destroyer (Nintendo Switch)
50 Pinch Barrage!! (Nintendo Switch)
SlidePuzzle (Nintendo Switch)
Paper Dash – Invasion of Greed (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Pine Hearts (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Chocolate Factory Tycoon (Nintendo Switch)
Isles of Sea and Sky (Steam)
Ouros (Steam)
RKGK / Rakugaki (Steam)
Phantom Watcher (Steam)
Lost In Tropics (Steam)
Shadows of Taumiel (Steam)
Harvest Hunt (Steam)
Necromantic (Steam)
Belladonna (Steam)
Friendship Island (Steam)
Chocolate Factory: Prologue (Steam)
Soul of Savarog (Steam)
OVRDARK: a Do Not Open story (Steam VR)
Redneck Joe Vs The Swamp Zombies (Steam)
Fly Fly Monster Truck 2 (Steam)
Star Trek: Resurgence (Steam)
Tennis Manager 2024 (Steam)
Ships At Sea (Steam)
Kid Pilot (Steam VR)
Striker Manager 3 (Steam)
Clothing Store Simulator: Prologue (Steam)

24th
Cat Pipes (Xbox Series X|S)
Crown Wars: The Black Prince (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Steam)
Eternal Threads (Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
Galacticare (Xbox Series X|S, Steam)
Hauntii (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Xbox Play Anywhere)
Rocket Rumble (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation)
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)
Hand in Hand (PlayStation)
Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye (PlayStation)
The Glass Staircase (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S)
Kubikon 3D (Epic Games Store, Steam)
Djinn – The Forbidden Knowledge (Epic Games Store)
NecroBouncer (Nintendo Switch)
Scarlet Tower (Nintendo Switch)
TP Bullet (Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S)
Duck Detective – The Secret Salami (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Tip Top Table Tennis (Nintendo Switch)
Highlaundry Overwashed – Play with your friends! (Nintendo Switch)
Tales From The Under-Realm: After Midnight (Nintendo Switch)
Claws & Feathers 3 (Nintendo Switch)
Coffee Simulator Tycoon (Nintendo Switch)
Helicopter Battle Arena Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
Restaurant Tycoon Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
Anomaly Hotel (Steam)
Pine Hearts (Steam, Nintendo Switch)
Zet Zillions (Steam)
Serum (Steam)
Kong’s Wrath: City of Mayhem (Steam)
PILGRIM (Steam)
Extreme Rally Raid (Steam)
The Cyclop (Steam)
Pam’s Fantastic Adventures (Steam)
Esports Godfather (Steam)
Magic Lantern Festival (Steam)
Load Shedding (Steam)
Mobocratic Union (Steam)
Fearful Injection (Steam)
Keep Health! (Steam)
Seven Second Summer Camp (Steam)
SHINJUKU SOUMEI (Steam)
No Rules Box! (Steam)
Conga Cat (Steam)
Hot And Lovely: Dream (Steam)
The Beauty (Steam)
Hello World – Prologue (Steam)
Her Shoes (Steam)
DEVIL BLADE REBOOT (Steam)
Twizzle Puzzle: Dinosaurs (Steam)
Relaxing Simulator (Steam)
Burglar Inc (Steam)
Idle Fishing (Steam)
Witch’s Doll (Steam)
I dont Fall (Steam)
Shelf Life (Steam)
I commissioned some bunnies 6 (Steam)
Click on ladybugs together (Steam)

25th
Delusion (Xbox Series X|S)
The Glass Staircase (Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch)
Paper Dash – City Hustle (Xbox One X Enhanced)
TP Bullet (Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
Valiant Hearts: Coming Home (Epic Games Store, Steam)
Ninja Shadow Quest (Nintendo Switch)
I am Titan (Nintendo Switch)
Path To Dragon (Steam)
Doki Doki AI Interrogation (Steam)
Starstruck Vagabond (Steam)
Slice of Life (Steam)
Fluxed (Steam VR)
Sacrifice For Sale (Steam)
Ninpaw (Steam)
Ruiga Pirates: Cursed Seas (Steam)
Ruiga Pirates (Steam)
Sonar Shock (Steam)
War of Zanzor III: Birth of Unity (Steam)
The Specter’s Desire (Steam)
Bichito Clicker (Steam)
Containment Zone (Steam)
Escape The Forest (Steam)
Pixel Town: Akanemachi Sideshow (Steam)
The Detective Reaper Invites (Steam)

Andrew B

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