This Week In Games: Get Over Here!

Time to bust out that techno soundtrack again.

Mortal Kombat 11 turns 27 this year, and the franchise returns on all platforms (bar mobile) from today. It doesn't officially unlock on Steam until early tomorrow morning, mind you.

If open-world story-driven zombie games are more your thing, there's also Days Gone. Want a JRPG instead? Then Dragon's Dogma gets a fresh lease of life on the Switch. There's also a new Box Boy! and Box Girl! game, the latest grand strategy game from Paradox, and a ton of quirky indies including Death Coming and the adorably chill Picross S3.

Here's this week in games. And, given the long weekend, I've included games that were released on Monday as well.

  • Days Gone (PS4)
  • Mortal Kombat (PC, PS4, Switch, XBO)
  • Paranoia: Deliver Me (PC)
  • Imperator: Rome (PC)
  • Unknown Fate (XBO)
  • Jupiter & Mars (PS4, PSVR)
  • Hyper Flight (PC)
  • Robox (Switch)
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (Switch)
  • Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations (Switch)
  • Ding Dong XL (Switch)
  • Deponia (Switch)
  • Steamworld Quest (PC, PS4, Switch)
  • Cytus a (Switch)
  • Aggelos (Switch)
  • Picross S3 (Switch)
  • Death Coming (PC, Switch)
  • Lost King's Lullaby (Switch)
  • Vandals (Switch)
  • Type:Rider (Switch)
  • Homo Machina (Switch)
  • Box Boy + Box Girl (Switch)
  • Zeroptian Invasion (Switch)
  • Dig Dog (Switch)

Big week, then. We'll kick things off with a couple of Days Gone trailers, to set the mood.

Phew. Plenty to get through this week. I've always enjoyed a Mortal Kombat story, but I'm also keen to see what Days Gone does with its world to tie everything together. Picross 3, Death Coming and Hyper Flight look like fun as well, and that's not even getting started on what people are going to do with the new Paradox game.

I wonder if you can make a horse Emperor this time. Anyway, that's the wrap - see anything you like?


Comments

    "Mortal Kombat 11 turns 27 this year"

    Ah.. feels like it was just yesterday this one came out!

    I've been looking forward to Days Gone for years... but I'm a little nervous about it, now.

    The ads are going up on bus shelters and the sides of buses, sure, but I'm not seeing much hype that isn't bought and paid for. Combined with rumours about development hell, it's got me pretty wary.

      I've been keeping an eye on it since announcement and have become progressively less hyped as time went on.
      I just have a feeling that the open world aspect is going to feel empty and/or repetitive like a Far Cry game.

      I really, really want to be wrong though.

    Ooh, I didn't even know Steamworld Quest was a thing until right now but I'm already excited.

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