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Here Are The Games Hitting This Week

by Andrew Reiner on Aug 17, 2020 at 08:43 AM

Airplanes. Golf. Toads. This week's new releases scratch a bunch of different kinds of gaming itches. Some of the biggest games deliver a fair bit of nostalgia. We've been waiting for a long time for a new Battletoads game, and after making a return with playable characters in Killer Instinct a few years ago, the brawling amphibians are finally getting a new game. Battletoads release on Thursday. Other players may find a different kind of nostsalgia in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the beloved series is coming back in a big way on PC, led by gorgeous visuals and real airports and planes.

The other releases that stand out are Rogue Leagacy 2, the sidescrolling adventure about that explores family trees in unique ways, and PGA Tour 2K21, a new series from The Golf Club developer HB Studios.

Let us know what games you will be picking up this week in the comments section below:

August 18
Hellheim Hassle (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Manifold Garden (Xbox One)
Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)
Mortal Shell (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
August 19
FuzzBall (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch)
Norman's Great Illusion (Xbox One)
She Sees Red (Xbox One)
Stones of Revenant (Xbox One)
August 20
Battletoads (Xbox One, PC)
Gleamlight (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Griefhelm (PC)
Pastel: Blind Karma (PC
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind (PlayStation 4, PC)

August 21
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue (PlayStation 4, Switch)
Even the Ocean (Switch)
New Super Lucky's Tale (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
PGA Tour 2K21 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC)
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time (PlayStation 4, PC)

Previous Week: August 9-15
With players still flocking to Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone, turning heads in the battle royale genre will be challenging, but Ubisoft believes it has just the game to do that in Hyper Scape. Yet another free-to-play title, Hyper Scape embraces verticality and high-tech gadgets to give it a much different flavor than the games of note.

If you don't jump into Hyper Scape or are looking for something a little different, you can always transform yourself into a tiny bug in Metamorphosis, or slice up demons of hell in Dying Light: Hellraid. Additionally, Double Kick Heroes on Switch looks like something fun and different with its music/action focus.

August 11
Brunch Club (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Hyper Scape (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Prehistoric Dude (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

August 12
Banner of the Maid (PlayStation 4, Switch)
Escape from Tethys (Xbox One)
Metamorphosis (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Volta-X (Switch, PC)

August 13
The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines (Xbox One, Switch)
Bite the Bullet (Switch, PC)
Boomerang Fu (Switch, PC)
Darkestville Castle (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch)
Double Kick Heroes (Switch)
Dying Light: Hellraid (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Ever Forward (PC)
Faeria (Switch)
Total War Saga: Troy (PC)

August 14
Bite the Bullet (Xbox One)
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EA Sports UFC 4 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Previous Week: August 2-8
This is a good week to catch up on your backlog of games. No title truly has a spotlight on it, but we have had a blast playing Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, and we can't wait to see how the Vin Diesel-led Fast & Furious Crossroads turns out.

August 4
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (PlayStation 4, PC)
Hellbound (PC)
Relicta (PlayStation 4, PC)
Skully (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Steam Tactics (Xbox One, Switch)
Wizards: Wand of Epicosity (Xbox One)
August 5
Mystery Mine (Xbox One, Switch)
August 6
Brawlhalla (iOS, Android)
Crowdy Farm Rush (Switch)
Frontline Zed (Switch)
Hardcube (Xbox One)
Instant Sports: Summer Games (Switch)
Swimsanity! (Xbox One)
Titan Glory (Switch)
Undermine (Xbox One, PC)

August 7
Fast & Furious Crossroads (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Inertial Drift (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Previous Week: July 26-August 1
Electronic Arts' recent Skate announcement and Activision's forthcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater remaster have people hungry for halfpipes again. You don't have to wait for either of those games to release to get your fix. Easy Day Studios' Skater XL hits this Tuesday. Game Informer won't have a review ready, but we will bring you early impressions to let you know if it's worth your time.
The week ahead also sees the releases of Destroy All Humans, Grounded, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and Hellpoint. Destroy All Humans is the classic revival of a PlayStation 2 game that lets you terrorize humanity as a space-faring alien. Grounded is the next game from Obsidian Entertainment that sees you exploring a backyard as a microscopic human. Yakuza needs no real introduction. Hellpoint is a promising souls-like adventure with a science-fiction flavor.

July 28
Ageless (Switch, PC)
Destroy All Humans (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC)
Escape Game: Fort Boyard (PlayStation 4)
Grounded (Xbox One, PC)
Lost Wing (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch)
Maid Of Sker (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Megadimensional Neptunia VII (Switch)
Othercide (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Pistol Whip (PlayStation VR)
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch)
Skater XL (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Terrorarium (PC)

Blightbound (PC)
July 30
Buried Stars (PlayStation 4, Switch)
Hellpoint (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, Linux)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Xbox One) Read review

July 31
CastleStorm II (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Fairy Tail (PlayStation 4, Switch, PC)
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises (Xbox One)
Naught (PlayStation 4, PC)

Previous Week: July 19-25
Many of you are likely playing Ghost of Tsushima right now and don't want to think about adding another game to your queue, but there are a number of intriguing titles hitting this week. The one that catches my eye the most is Carrion, a side-scrolling adventure that puts you in control of an amorphous blob that is trying to escape a human-run facility.
Another title that stands out is Crysis Remastered on Switch. This is a game that once required a high-end PC to play, and now we will be able to experience it on a handheld. Rock of Ages III: Make & Break is also on the way this week, as is Dying Light: Hellraid, yet another expansion to the first-person zombie game that launched in 2015.
July 20
Into The Radius (Rift, Quest, Vive)

Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC)

Creaks (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

Carrion (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Dying Light: Hellraid (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Röki (PC)
Paper Beast (Rift, Vive) –

Products In This Article



Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
Microsoft Flight Simulatorcover

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
August 18, 2020 (PC), 
July 27, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S)
Rogue Legacy 2cover

Rogue Legacy 2

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
April 28, 2022 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC), 
November 9, 2022 (Switch), 
June 20, 2023 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)
PGA Tour 2K21cover

PGA Tour 2K21

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC
Release Date: