This week is a quiet one by recent standards, but there's still a lot to check out. My recommendation for the week? Probably Expand, a unique Australian game that's difficult to describe, but effortlessly brilliant. Oh, and that Tony Hawk game is out this week. And a new Animal Crossing game.
But seriously -- I worry for a game like Expand. How do you release a game like that on Steam? It's literally being drowned in a pool of garbage. Every week I check out Steam for new releases. There are so many games that are literally not even worth a sentence. This week is especially whiffy. There needs to be some sort of quality control. It's getting out of hand.
80 Days (PC)
What is it? It's that super good mobile game that won awards. Now it's on PC. Should you care? I didn't play the original, but this looks really good. Really does some unique things with story.
Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer (3DS)
What is it? I had forgotten all about this. It's an Animal Crossing game about interior design basically! Should you care? I think there is an audience for this. It's not me. But someone is gonna love this.
What is it? I feel like we've written about this before -- was this supposed to come out last week? Either way -- it's stop motion, clay animated adventure game. Should you care? Cool concept. It looks incredible.
Daily Espada (PC)
What is it? This sounds bizarre. A man is drawn into a strange Brazilian game show. And fights monsters from Brazilian mythology. Should you care? No idea what's going on here, but looks well-made. More than I can say for some of the junk being released on Steam.
Drone Zero Gravity (PC)
What is it? This seems like a super polished twin-stick shooter, but there are elements of exploration. Should you care? This looks really gorgeous. I love how it looks. Worth checking out.
What is it? An Australian-made game that I played at PAX Australia last year and ADORED. Should you care? If you only check out one game this week it should probably be this one.
Fallout Anthology (PC)
What is it? Hey this is out! Shame it's not on consoles. Should you care? You probably already have these video games. But maybe you want a really cool looking box?
What is it? It's the reason you're going bankrupt. The reason you're eating pizza out of a bin. Should you care? If you're a fan of toys, LEGO or video games, you're probably going to care about this.
Lost Horizon 2 (PC)
What is it? I know nothing about this. Seems like a big production though. An adventure game set in the shadow of the Cold War. Should you care? I don't know enough about it to be honest. Have a look.
Luna Sky (PC)
What is it? A high speed, high precision platformer. I like these things. Should you care? Looks pretty decent. Worth investigating
What is it? It's the super solid turn-based strategy game based in the Might & Magic universe. Should you care? These are usually pretty good.
What is it? A game about a game where you through a ball into a basket. They call it 'basketball'. Should you care? This game has been reviewing extremely well. It is apparently good!
What is it? A twin-stick shooter, but for multiplayer. Like same screen shoot your friends multiplayer. Should you care? It looks really good. Nice visuals.
Pixel Galaxy (PC)
What is it? A twin-stick style shooter where you don't actually shoot. Should you care? I love the visual style.
What is it? A horror game based on real events apparently. Should you care? It looks decent but there are a lot of these games nowadays and none of them are as good as SOMA.
What is it? Remember The Escapists? Well they have The Walking Dead license and there's now a weird top-down RPG rogue-like style thing in that universe. Should you care? People seem to love this stuff. I don't understand it at all.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (Xbox One/PS4)
What is it? The lack of fuss surrounding this release troubles me. Should you care? It's not really looking that good to be quite honest.
What are you picking up this week? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!