Well, it's another bit of a duff week for major releases. I guess we're gonna have to wait until September for things to really kick off. But that doesn't mean we can't delve into a world of weirdness on Steam.
Also — SMITE is coming to Xbox One this week.
City Quest (PC)
What is it? A retro-styled point-and-click adventure. Looks unreal. Should you care? I like the look of this. Check it out.
What is it? Non-linear, non-combat based first-person puzzler. Looks really good. Should you care? Visually gorgeous. This has come out of nowhere for me.
What is it? A four-player arena combat game with frisbees. Should you care? Looks okay. These same-screen multiplayer games are starting to get a bit over-exposed.
What is it? Oh, okay. I guess this is coming out on PC this week. Should you care? Well, it's an old handheld game. But it works well. Fans of the series and all that nonsense.
Relic Hunters Zero (PC)
What is it? A free top-down, open source shoot 'em up thing. Should you care? Looks like a lot of fun actually. Check it out.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong (PC)
What is it? The latest game in that new Shadowrun series that people seem to like. Should you care? This series has been getting some seriously good reviews. No reason to see how this would represent a dip in quality.
SMITE (Xbox One)
What is it?The third-person MOBA makes it to console. Super accessible and a little bit different. Should you care? Probably the best suited of the major MOBAs to come to console. Curious to see if this takes off.
The Settlers Online (PC)
What is it? A free-to-play game based on The Settlers formula. Should you care? Well, I'm sure it's pretty good. But might not really be up our alley.
Velocity 2X (PC)
What is it? This has been on PS4 for a while, now making its debut on PC. It's a twitch-shooter-turned-platformer hybrid. Should you care? This game is great. I fully recommend it. Very slick. Fun for those who like the whole high score thing.
What is it? Man, this is a plant growing simulator. Sound boring, but looks fantastic. Should you care? I think this is less of a game and more of a relaxing distraction. I love the concept.
What is it? A really slick looking stealth game from the creator of Thomas Was Alone. Should you care? I love stealth, this looks really smooth and interesting.
Did I miss anything? What are you picking up this week?