This Week In Games: It's Tomb Time

Last week was all about swinging from rooftops and paratrooping out of the skies. This week, the drawcard is exploring underground and below the water line - and discovering what happens when nicking artifacts from tombs goes badly wrong.

Also, there's a Danger Mouse game out this week.

That's the gist of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is this week's headliner. It'll also be one of the first games to make use of the RTX features shown off at Gamescom this year - although nobody outside of NVIDIA and very few press will even have an RTX-series card, so that's a bit moot.

But doing a little spleunking isn't all that's on the cards this week: the intriguing Black Clover anime gets a PS4 spin-off this week, there's a new NFL game, Immortal Unchained tries to add more guns into the Dark Souls formula, there's more Labo kits out, and everyone's favourite top-down tactics indie returns with a big open world.

And yes, when I said Danger Mouse before, I meant the BBC cartoon.

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Frozen Synapse 2 (PC)
  • NBA 2K19 (Switch)
  • Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Switch)
  • Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit (Switch)
  • A Hat in Time: Seal The Deal (PC)
  • Super Lucky's Tale (PC)
  • Disneyland Adventures (PC)
  • Victory at Sea Pacific (PC)
  • Immortal Unchained (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • NHL 19 (PS4, XBO)
  • Fishing Sim World (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Time Carnage (Switch)
  • Senran Kagura Reflexions (Switch)
  • Wasteland 2 (Switch)
  • Bastion (Switch)
  • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge (Switch)
  • The Spectrum Retreat (Switch)
  • Danger Mouse: The Danger Games (Switch)
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail (Switch)
  • Surgeon Simulator (Switch)
  • Nefarious (Switch)

First, that Danger Mouse trailer again.

Oh boy. I'm going to cut through the rest relatively quickly, since there's plenty of meaty games out this week. I'll pop some longer gameplay videos as well, where appropriate.

Anyone want to take bets on how long before someone asks the Classification Board to have another look at Senran Kagura?

Anyway, this week is pretty straightforward most people who aren't major sports fans or looking for more Switch ports. First time I've seen in ages where there was more games worth including on the eShop than Steam. How times change.

So Shadow of the Tomb Raider: picking it up this week, or holding off for reviews, sale periods, or catching up with something else?

Update: Amended A Hat in Time - apologies for the confusion.


Comments

    Tomb Raider and Labo for me

    Have the Croft edition preloaded so will be playing Wednesday morning; tbh I'd rather kick into it *before* the reviews hit so it can be as fresh and uninfluenced as possible, but I don't know when the embargo lifts, so *shrug*

      well the reviews are in and they range from "meh it's ok" to "awesome". I didn't read or watch any of it, just looking at scores

      still I'm looking forward to it, although I don't know how much I'll get to play with 7 day work week

    Super Lucky's Tale

    I think this is just the Steam release, as it's been out on the Windows 10 Store for a while. On that note, Recore is also out on Steam now, if the Windows 10 Store was the reason you were staying away from it.

    And yeah, I'm a sucker for the Tomb Raider games, so that's a day one for me.

    A Danger Mouse game?! That’s obviously the #1 pick this week. After all:

    He’s the greatest. He’s fantastic. Wherever there is danger he’ll be there... o/~

    Anyone want to take bets on how long before someone asks the Classification Board to have another look at Senran Kagura?

    Could be wrong, but I don't think they can look at it for at least 18 months after being given a classification. Theres a vague memory of reading that somewhere, and I could definitely be wrong, but that memory is still there that theres a time limit like that.

    The memory is based on reading something when we got the 18+ rating, and thinking they might go back and review various games. So, vague....

    This week I'll be continuing on with Spider-Man (PS4) and Two Point Hospital. Mightn't have time for others.

    I never played the previous rebooted Tomb Raider games. I might be tempted to pick up the first Tomb Raider (2013) if someone does a discount.

    The history buff in me wants to get a hold of Victory at Sea Pacific. Seems more up my alley than War in the Pacific Admirals Edition. Price point is probably better than WitP AE too

    Unless you guys unintentionally leaked something that was supposed to be in the delayed Nintendo Direct, A Hat in Time has not received a release date for Switch yet. The DLC for PC releases this week.

    Either you leaked something or you have some misinformation.

      This was updated before you posted this comment, but yeah, mix up on my end. I'll check the eShop again tonight (I put this together on Sunday, and went through the Australian eShop) but I've amended it to avoid confusion.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now