This Week In Games: Your Redemption Arrives

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out this week.

There are other games - Windjammers hits the Switch this week too - but if we're being honest, it's all about the Wild West.

Here's Red Dead, and every other game that decided not to give Rockstar a wide berth:

  • Windjammers (Switch)
  • AquaTV (Switch)
  • Just Dance 2019 (PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle (Switch)
  • Black & White: Bushido (Switch)
  • 7 Billion Humans (Switch)
  • 911 Operator (Switch)
  • Eternum Ex (Switch)
  • Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (PC)
  • Project Highrise (Switch)
  • Beat Boxers (PC)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)
  • Fleet Star V (PC)
  • Abha: Light on the Path (PC)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, XBO)
  • Spintires: Mudrunner American Wilds (PS4, XBO)
  • PAW Patrol: On A Roll (PS4, XBO)
  • My Hero One's Justice (PS4, XBO)
  • Minecraft: Master Collection (XBO)
  • Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (PS4)

Right. Let's go through trailers for some of the indies (and Red Dead), starting with the Switch version of Project Highrise. 911 Operator in particular looks ... a bit more than expected.

Plenty of studios giving Red Dead plenty of room, as you'd expect. 911 Operator could be entertaining if you enjoy that type of management sim with a more grisly bent. 7 Billion Humans, meanwhile, will find its fans if you like wrangling systems and logic puzzles. And Just Dance ... it's Just Dance. Thronebreaker looks real good as well, and we've got full wrap on that below.

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But really, the only question here is whether people are picking up Red Dead Redemption 2. Are you biting the bullet with a pre-order, waiting until it drops in price, or skipping the game altogether?


Comments

    I'll get Red Dead when it's ported to the Switch 4 in 20 years.

    AUS PAX comes out this week, so nothing else is being bought.

      PAX was extremely boring last year so I'll be spending the weekend playing RDR2 instead.

      I'm not a fan of PAX AU after the first 2 expos. I'm all conned out but that's just me. Enjoy your weekend!

    Not too excited about RDR2; I have plenty to play.
    Kinda want to get the Castlevania double pack but hesitant to purchase SOTN for the 3rd time. Also looks like a lazy port. No widescreen support? No graphical options? Correct me if I’m wrong.

    Will be collecting RDR2 physically on Friday morning from one of the big discount retailers locally, who are selling for $69.

    Keen on RDR2, but currently up to my eyeballs in Persona 5 with an extensive backlog queued up behind so RDR2 can wait until some time next year when it's on sale.

      That's kinda my plan as well, right down to Persona 5 being the game next in the queue. If RDR:Online happens somewhere in that timeframe, maybe I'll grab it earlier, but probably not.

        I've got zero interest in RDR2 multiplayer, all I want to play is the single player campaign. I'm sure that'll be another bloated, overlong, 40/60/100 hour thing (like pretty much every AAA single player game these days) that will take me 6 months to get through, so I'm perfectly happy to wait for it to go half price since I won't get around to playing it before then anyway, even if I bought it on day 1.

    Nothing for me this week, other thank those Windjammer biceps.

    Thronebreaker isn't a simultaneous console release also?

    Is anyone else disappointed that Gwent isn't on Switch? Switch Gwent seems like the perfect game for PAX this week.

    I'll be travelling for PAX/Melbourne, but very tempted to bring the PS4 Pro down to the Airbnb just to play the intro

      You're talking about the intro to Paw Patrol presumably?

    RDR2 will have to wait. Just picked up Strange Brigade on sale to Co-Op with a buddy & can't stop play COD Blackout.

    Skipping RDR2 as hard as I skipped the first. Westerns really don’t interest me at all.

    Not grabbing it either, talk of gameplay boosters & stuff in the myriad of special editions just turned me off even more...

    Not sure why i’m so apathetic towards it when I loved the original so much?

    Picking up RDR2 friday afternoon but I've got a 12hr night shift the same night, so it'll be a weekend thing for me :P

    The 88GB download is already done, just waiting on it to release. Thats all ill be playing for a couple of weeks till the RDOnline launches. Then thats all ill be playing for at least a month.

    GRAND THEFT HORSE!

    All caught up with Spiderman and finished God of War the other day. Picked up Soul Calibur and wanted to give it the attention it deserved but a few rough online games with horrendous lag and I ended up returning it and transferring the dollars to RDR2. Didn't play the first but heard mostly decent things about it.

    I wasn't planning on picking up Red Dead originally but my friend wants to do some multiplayer and I do love the wild west.
    Heading over to pax this weekend though, so I went for the slow shipping option.

    Can not wait to play RDR2, been waiting for many years...but I am going to wait and see what happens in the black friday sales as I have plenty of other PS4 goodness to keep me going... Although I may cave and buy it sooner.

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