This Week In Games: Border Control

This Week In Games: Border Control
Image: Borderlands 3

Want to live the mercenary life? Then you’ll have plenty of opportunity this week.

You’ll be battling plenty of robotic forces over the next seven days, with the flashy action shooter Daemon X Machina and Gearbox’s Borderlands 3 both dropping on September 13. If you weren’t an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, then this week will also be your first chance to bat back the Swarm with Gears 5, which is also available on Steam if you want.

The intriguing third-person RPG Greedfall drops on Tuesday Australian time, just in case you weren’t spoiled for choice and/or a lack of time, and those wanting a little more challenge from their games might also want to keep an eye out on Blasphemous. Endless Space 2 gets an expansion, more content comes to the excellent Through the Ages, the neat Kind Words indie arrives on Steam, and then there’s Castle Crashes Remastered, a bit of pinball, and some Lovecraftian horror on the Switch.

It’s a busy week. Here’s the fuller list:

  • Borderlands 3 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The Sinking City (Switch)
  • Battle Supremacy: Evolution (Switch)
  • Super Dodgeball Beats (Switch)
  • Daemon X Machina (Switch)
  • Greedfall (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Star Wars Pinball (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Age of Grit (PC)
  • Chop (Switch)
  • Atomic Heist (Switch)
  • Rest in Pieces (Switch)
  • Distraint (Switch)
  • Ellen (Switch)
  • Ritual (Switch)
  • LEGO Jurassic World (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Castle Crashers Remastered (Switch)
  • NHL 20 (PS4, XBO)
  • The Tenth Line: Special Edition (Switch)
  • Nascar HEAT 4 (XBO)
  • eFootball PES 2020 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series (PS4, XBO)
  • Second Galaxy (PC)
  • Through the Ages: New Leaders & Wonders (PC, iOS, Android)
  • Endless Space 2: Awakening (PC)
  • Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Cold War (PC)
  • Sydney Hunter and The Curse of the Mayan (PC, Switch)
  • Kind Words (PC, Steam)
  • Aery (PC)

Trailer time! Greedfall has gone under the radar quite a bit compared to some of the bigger names on this list, so we’ll kick off with a story trailer and some gameplay.

Very decent roster for the week with absolutely no shortage of things to play. And that’s for everyone that isn’t already preoccupied with WoW Classic, still working their way through No Man’s Sky, Astral Chain, Control or any of the very, very good games that launched in the last few weeks.

I’m gonna need to burn up some annual leave soon. But on what, I wonder…


  • Nothing for me this week thank goodness. Borderlands has never been my thing – perhaps because I’ve always tried it solo? I’ve heard co-op is the way to go with it.

    • It’s definitely a series that is much more enjoyable with friends. The only real reason I play it solo is farming gear for people to use in co op or to experiment with builds and characters.

  • Completely forgot Borderlands 3 was coming out. I’ll probably get it in a years time when it comes in a bundle with all the DLC and half price to what it’s selling for now.
    Greedfall’s the game I’m looking forward to. Already got it pre-loaded. Hopefully it can scratch that itch left by BioWare.

  • PES 2020 (sorry, I just can’t bring myself to type the ridiculous new official name for it).

    The demo is superb, I’ve already got my money’s worth just playing that for the past month or so,so I’m happy to buy this on day 1.

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