This Week In Games: Time To Wipeout

This Week In Games: Time To Wipeout

Unsurprisingly for the week before E3, there’s fewer than normal games out this week. But what is coming out is worth a look, especially if you like going around tracks real fast.

Why? Because it’s WipEout week.

DiRT 4 (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? The latest adventure in Codies arcade/sim rally racer.
Should you care? As long as Codies’ doesn’t overdo it on the XTREME RALLY RACING GAMES X-FACTOR it should be good fun. The DiRT series has always been good value.

The Existence Abstract (Vive)

What is it? A procdeurally generated VR shooter with elements of roguelikes.
Should you care? If I’m in VR I want to enjoy the environment, and this looks a bit too bland for my liking. Don’t mind the music, though.

The Town of Light (PS4, XBO)

What is it? Console launch of a first-person psychological horror game starring a confused 16 year old.
Should you care? Not if you don’t like horror games, but it looks intriguing.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (PC)

What is it? The love-letter to the iconic platformer finally lands on PC.
Should you care? 1000 percent. It’s one of the best remakes of anything I’ve ever seen, but you can see that for yourself below.

WipEout Omega Collection (PS4)

What is it? WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048 repackaged into a single game on PS4, with support for 4K, HDR and 60fps.
Should you care? A PlayStation console doesn’t feel right without a WipEout game.

Monolith (PC)

What is it? A top-down roguelike shooter with procedurally generated elements and a heavy retro style.
Should you care? The style might work for those who loved Downfall or Axiom Verge.

Dark Rose Valkyrie (PS4)

What is it? A JRPG about a society struggling to deal with a virus that turns people into chimeras.
Should you care? Character designs look great, as you’d expect from Kosuke Fujishima. But you might want to check the gameplay before diving in.

Jump Stars (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A local co-op platformer for up to four players, built around the theme of violent a game show.
Should you care? Could be fun.

Neighborhorde (PC, XBO)

What is it? A couch co-op shooter about using toys as weapons.
Should you care? Maybe not this week.

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? The Morrowind expansion for ESO is finally available for all.
Should you care? If you’re playing ESO, or thinking about playing ESO, yes.

Randall (PC, PS4)

What is it? A 2D platformer starring a telepath with a mite of schizophrenia.
Should you care? Also not this week.

So that’s the bulk of what’s coming out this week. Pretty quiet, as far as the main ones go. Picking anything up? Or did I miss something that deserves to be on the list? Let us know!


  • I agree with checking online about Dark Rose Valkyrie, the reviews I’ve read so far have said it’s a typical Compile Heart game (ie. Interesting ideas, mediocre execution).
    Also out this week:
    – Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Switch)
    – Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! (PS4/Vita/PC)

  • Would love Wipeout, but Horizon is going to keep me going for a long long time.

  • Awesome regarding Wipreout. I’d been wondering what to spend my $50 jb voucher on.

  • Smashing Wipeout on my Vita right now. Literally my main reason for buying Sony consoles. Interested to see how Fast RMX compares when my Switch arrives next month.

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