July 2 – July 8

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IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-5877.jpg)   Greg “DoubtingThomas396” Decker

Most publishers seem to be taking the holiday off. I can’t say as I blame them: It’s a hundred degrees out here, and nobody wants to try to maintain a download server in that.

The remaster of Red Faction Guerrilla is out this week, which seems thematically appropriate. I’d like to take a moment to give THQ Nordic a shout-out for knocking those remaster names out of the freaking park. Red Faction Guerrilla ReMARStered and Darksiders 2 DEATHinitive Edition? Brilliant! I wish they’d go back and rename some of their other remasters. (Sine MORE-A or The Raven: NeverMOREcontent Edition or even Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Dearest Edition are just three of the missed opportunities.)

Puns aside, I’m not picking Red Faction Guerrilla reMARSter this week. No, this week my fickle heart belongs to Rage of the Pumpkins, which bills itself as “The most realistic killer-pumpkins invasion on your PC!” As marketing goes, that strikes me as the most honest thing I’ve read all year. Also, it’s a classic Wolfenstein 3D clone where you blow up murderous jack-o-lanterns.

If you know me, you know I can’t pass that up, if only for the hero-image photoshopportunities. Rage of the Pumpkins gets my pick for Game of the Week.

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “Meh” Threepaper

Up until now, I always thought nostalgia’s dread power only worked with stuff from last century. Red Faction: Guerrilla originally came out in 2009, but when I opened up the trailer for the Re-Mars-tered edition, I got the wistful tingles. It was mostly from "Space Asshole" (a Chris Remo song from back when Idle Thumbs were way more idle). I actually got my fill of Red Faction: Guerrilla first time around, but I recommend it to anyone who didn’t. And hey, maybe the game’s “message” is more relevant now than ever. Politics!

The Journey Down: Chapter Three is the final chapter in an Afro-futurist point-and-click adventure game with strong Grim Fandango vibes and a reggae-jazz soundtrack, made by ... a Swedish developer? Their intentions may be good, but there’s no representation without self-representation. Politics.

Honestly, between God of War (I’m savouring it, OK?) and Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind, I’m good for games right now. And that’s lucky, because there ain’t much on offer this week. If I had to choose, I’d pick something small and quirky like Kill The Bad Guy, a physics-based puzzle game where you have to stage accidental-looking deaths. I passed it over when it came out on PC and consoles, now it’s on Switch. Check it out, then get back to the other games you’re playing.

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-1395.jpg)   Colleen “momgamer” Hannon

I’m not going to lie to you. The summer has arrived, and we’re all wallowing in the bow-swell of a Steam Sale. I’m facedown in the Aquatic Update in Minecraft and a replay of a JRPG. But I did see one interesting title drift by.

Seeds of Resilience is a deeply detailed turn-based management game that evokes the classics like Sim City. You’re shipwrecked on a desert isle. You have to build a village and build a life for yourselves in a remote, disaster-prone wilderness.

The feel of the isometric art and the turn-based mechanics look like a refreshing change from having to be down in the blocky trenches.

Here's the list, now in release-date order!

PC

  • 07-02

  • Animyst
  • Beyond The Heavens
  • Casino Mega Collection
  • Cat's Yarn
  • Chess Parallel Esports
  • Contact Draw: Bowling
  • Dead in time
  • Desert survival
  • Fesnia
  • Forests of Augusta
  • Heart of Dixie
  • In The Fighting
  • Ink Cipher
  • Korvux
  • Leviathan
  • My Bingo
  • Neon Universe
  • Rabbit and the moon
  • Rage of the Pumpkins
  • Super Dangerous Dungeons
  • The 50 States Quiz
  • The Chambers
  • The Entity
  • Thunderbowl
  • Tower Stacker
  • Trooper 2 - Alien Justice
  • 07-03

  • Alicia Quatermain 2: The Stone of Fate
  • Bloody Sand
  • Destructions
  • Jet-Story 2018
  • Jumper Magic
  • Panic Room 2: Hide and Seek
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
  • The Edge Ball
  • The treasure of the lost temple
  • 07-04

  • Battle Shapes
  • Cavesweeper
  • Deadly Silence
  • Epic Helicopter
  • GeoGebra Mixed Reality
  • Guess who ?
  • Hamster Daily
  • Let's Go There And Wander Nowhere
  • New Ice York
  • PlatONIR
  • Police Air Transporter
  • Professor Watts Word Search: Yummy Foods
  • Sarah in the Sky
  • Seeds of Resilience
  • The Putinland: Divide & Conquer
  • Tough BattleGround
  • unBorn
  • World of War: Battlegrounds
  • 07-05

  • Anti-Human Alliance Falsemen
  • Beyond the Mind
  • Booty Calls
  • Car Demolition Clicker
  • Coach Bus Simulator Parking
  • Dabman: When the Haters Dab Back
  • Drive Switch Evade
  • Exposure
  • Spring of Decadence
  • Struggle For Light
  • The point G. How to find?
  • The Sunny Day
  • Unnatural
  • Yuso
  • 07-06

  • 18+
  • De Fobos y Deimos
  • Deep Noise
  • Dehumanized
  • Diner Bros
  • Dog's Quest
  • Draft Day Sports: College Football 2018
  • Dungeon Warfare 2
  • Exotic Matter
  • Geometry Defense: Infinite
  • Hue Defense
  • Hurricane Ship Ghost
  • Jade's Dungeon Descent
  • Jumpo Joe
  • Magical Fable: The Princess of Light
  • Mansion of Horrors
  • Me And Dungeons
  • Open Space 2D
  • Opus Mortem
  • Quiz Time
  • Retro Racers 2
  • School Idol
  • Starfield Wars
  • Supesu
  • Take Care of the Paperwork
  • The Island Combat
  • The Official GamingTaylor Game, Great Job!
  • The Unknown City: Horror Begins Now.....Episode 1
  • Tock
  • Welcome to the Pool Hall
  • ZEscape
  • 07-07

  • Outer Space
  • Summer: Jigsaw Puzzles
  • 07-08

  • Doujin Jigsaw Puzzle

PS4

  • 07-03

  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
  • Runbow
  • Waking Violet
  • 07-04

  • NEKOPARA Vol. 1
  • 07-05

  • The Journey Down: Chapter Three

PSVR

  • 06-070

  • Detached

Xbox One

  • 07-03

  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
  • 07-04

  • Gnomes Garden 3: The Thief of Castles
  • What the Box?
  • 07-06

  • Asdivine Hearts
  • Wheelspin Frenzy
  • 07-05

  • The Journey Down: Chapter Three

Switch

  • 07-02

  • SpiritSphere DX
  • 07-03

  • Runbow
  • 07-04

  • NEKOPARA Vol. 1
  • 07-05

  • ACA NeoGeo: Samurai Shodown V
  • Awkward
  • Disease - Hidden Object -
  • Flat Heroes
  • Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Two Crude
  • Kill the Bad Guy
  • Miles & Kilo
  • Mushroom Wars 2
  • Pocket Rumble
  • Squids Odyssey
  • Super Rock Blasters!
  • The Journey Down: Chapter Three
  • Ultra Space Battle Brawl
  • Yuso
  • 07-06

  • The Wardrobe

Vita

  • 07-03

  • Waking Violet

RIFT

  • 07-02

  • Battle 100
  • 07-03

  • 18 Floors
  • Vivez Versailles
  • 07-04

  • Camp Grizzly
  • 07-05

  • Visitor
  • Zen Space Flight - VR Showcase

Vive

  • 07-02

  • Battle 100
  • 07-03

  • 18 Floors
  • Vivez Versailles
  • 07-04

  • Camp Grizzly
  • 07-05

  • Diary of Defender
  • Visitor
  • Zen Space Flight - VR Showcase
  • 07-06

  • Dreamland Defender

Comments

I thought "The point G. How to find?" was a weird title for a game, so I Googled that. Don't do that at work. It makes more sense when the title is transposed:

"How to find? The point G."

It's a VN game that makes a ton of allusions to finding the g spot. Apparently the devs have made other VN games that are essentially achievement hunter-type games.

I'm in the wrong industry.

I'm glad, when I contribute, that I am googling these from home.

Yeah, that one's been on the list for a while. You could say it's ... nah, I'm keeping the sunglasses off for that one.

A goodly portion of of the spamtitles on the PC list are pickup sims.

There's a fair count of derivative puzzle games, too.

I wish there was some way of categorizing the PC releases that would make the list actually useful to read. The sheer volume of titles along with the knowledge that most are shovel-ware of some sort or another disincents me to go digging for a diamond in the rough.

Nowadays I come for the recommendations, not the list.

Moggy wrote:

I wish there was some way of categorizing the PC releases that would make the list actually useful to read. The sheer volume of titles along with the knowledge that most are shovel-ware of some sort or another disincents me to go digging for a diamond in the rough.

Nowadays I come for the recommendations, not the list.

I usually come up with four or five titles from the list every week that I choose from. In all honesty, would you prefer if I wrote up a list?

Sorting them by price (highest to lowest) would help. Then all of the cheap shovelware crap would be at the bottom and the 'real' releases would stand out more.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
Moggy wrote:

I wish there was some way of categorizing the PC releases that would make the list actually useful to read. The sheer volume of titles along with the knowledge that most are shovel-ware of some sort or another disincents me to go digging for a diamond in the rough.

Nowadays I come for the recommendations, not the list.

I usually come up with four or five titles from the list every week that I choose from. In all honesty, would you prefer if I wrote up a list?

Actually, I would. You've steered me right many times! I'm a great believer in curated lists. It's all about finding curators with similar likes and dislikes.