This Week In Games: Down With The Sickness

This Week In Games: Down With The Sickness

Been looking forward to that Theme Hospital spiritual successor? Then you’ll be pleased to know it drops this week. And if that wasn’t enough to keep you going, then you might like to know that Divinity: Original Sin 2 hits consoles this week, Mini Metro gets a Switch version, the Lord of the Rings LCG is finally dropping on Steam, and Rebellion branches out from the Sniper Elite games with a ’30s co-op romp through Egyptian tombs in Strange Brigade.

Welcome to This Week In Games.

  • De Blob 2 (Switch)
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (switch)
  • Western 1949 Reloaded (Switch)
  • Victor Vran Overkill Edition (Switch)
  • Mini Metro (Switch)
  • The Messenger (Switch)
  • Fall of Light: Darkest Edition (Switch)
  • Haunted Dungeons Hyakki Castle (Switch)
  • Strange Brigade (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
  • Donut County (PC, PS4, iOS)
  • Firewall Zero Hour (PSVR)
  • Torn (PSVR)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Lord of the Rings Living Card Game (PC)
  • Two Point Hospital (PC)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition (PS4, XBO)
  • Owlboy (PS4)
  • Shadows Awakening (PC)

Let’s work backwards here. First, here’s the opening chunk of Strange Brigade:

Remember Donut County? If you don’t, here’s the gist: it’s a puzzle game where you’re the hole in the ground.

There’s no fresh gameplay trailers for Two Point Hospital, and I don’t want to bug you with someone’s running commentary over the whole top. So next best thing: developers commentating their own gameplay. Interesting tip about using wall space for benches rather than a traditional waiting area, too.

Fantasy Flight did a livestream a little while ago of the Lord of the Rings LCG, in case you missed that. It’s a good way to get an idea of what you’ll be in for.

And just to close it off: some uncommentated footage from MHGU.

The big weeks are starting to arrive: a meaty co-op shooter, some fun indies, consoles getting the superb DOS 2 and some neat Switch ports. See any that takes your fancy?


  • Big switch day tomorrow. MH will own my life for the next few months. I also want victor vran, to tide me over until D3 drops, and because of the cool motorhead tribute.

    I would consider double dipping for deblob 2, it’s been a minute since i last played that, but that money isn’t going to bring the aussie studio back to life…

  • Will definitely be getting DOS2 and PES 2019 at some point, but probably not until next year sometime. Just started Persona 5 and will probably be getting BF5 on day 1. Just not enough time for everything I’d like to play 🙁

  • MHGU. I have been thinking about getting into MH for over 10 years now. I’m finally about to do it. Word around town is that I’m jumping in the deep end in a serious way. Let’s do this.

    • Weird enough coincidence that it was about 10 years ago that I jumped on board. Started at MHTri on Wii which became one of my favourite games of all time and cemented the series as a personal favourite.

      Have fun! And remember: don’t get hit and hit it till it dies 😉

      • That’s exactly the game that got me thinking about MH. Anyway, I appreciate the advice and will attempt to take it on board 😉

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