This Week In Games: A Trip To Cyberpunk Hell And Back

This Week In Games: A Trip To Cyberpunk Hell And Back

Now that we’ve had a week’s break, August is properly ramping up. Console fans will get a treat with the release of Hades this week, but there’s a ton of really interesting games worth checking on.

If you like things competitive, the samurai-themed Naraka Bladepoint is finally launching this week. There’s the hugely stylised cyberpunk adventure FORECLOSED, which blends elements of a graphic novel and Deus Ex together in a cool looking way. There’s the console release of the super chill art of rally, which is also hitting Game Pass, and The Plane Effect which has Quite The Vibe.

It’s a big week for early August. Here’s the leaderboard:

New Video Games This Week (August 9-15)

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  • Naraka Bladepoint | PC
  • Hades | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass
  • The Plane Effect | PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC
  • Faraday Protocol | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Foreclosed | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Paw Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Lawn Mowing Simulator | PC, Xbox Series X/S
  • Godfall | PS4
  • I Am Dead | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • City of Gangsters | PC
  • Mech Armada | PC
  • Carrier Command 2 | PC, Mac
  • Patron | PC
  • Atrio: The Dark Wild | PC
  • Ever Forward | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • Button City | PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC
  • Art of Rally | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch
  • Glitchpunk | PC
  • Black Book | PC, Switch, Xbox 
  • Untitled Darkness | Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • Tetragon | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Whiskey Mafia: Frank’s Story | Xbox One, Switch
  • Magnus Failure | Switch
  • Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle | Switch

Plenty to crack on with. Here’s the trailers, starting with the supremely chill vibes from art of rally, because we can all use a bit of synthwave in our day.

New Video Game Trailers For This Week

Plenty of interesting games to get stuck into. See anything you like this week? Is there a game we missed, or something big coming out of early access? Let us know in the comments!


  • Ah, I missed the Alex-done this week in games column!

    I’ve had the Black Book prologue/demos installed for forever without actually getting to them, now might be the time to get off my ass and actually try them before launch. Otherwise, Glitchpunk sounds like it’s right up my alley, but might be a bit up against it, on the heels of the very hard act to follow by The Ascent. (God DAMN that’s some atmospheric cyberpunk.)

  • I am disappointed that Black Book isn’t in fact a video game adaptation of Black Books, which could have been a fun adventure game.

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