This Week In Games: Aliens Are The True Psychonauts

This Week In Games: Aliens Are The True Psychonauts
Image: Focus Home Interactive

August has been threatening to burst open with a ton of titles for a while, and this week it’s finally happening with several big names.

It’s a packed roster. Psychonauts 2 and Aliens: Fireteam Elite are probably the biggest titles name-wise, although there’s also No More Heroes 3, King’s Bounty 2 and the Myst remake hanging in the wings.

Here’s the leaderboard for the week:

Image: Psychonauts 2
  • Psychonauts 2 | PC, PS4, Xbox, Xbox Series S/X
  • King’s Bounty 2 | PC, Switch, Xbox, PS4
  • Hoa | Switch, PC
  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite | PC, PS4, Xbox, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • Spelunky, Spelunky 2 | Switch
  • Night Flight | Switch
  • No More Heroes 3 | Switch
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 | PS5
  • MYST | PC (Steam)
  • ProtoCorgi | PC
  • Murder Mystery Machine | PC, Switch
  • Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness | PC
  • Mechstermination Force | Xbox
  • Darker Skies | Xbox
  • Star Hunter DX | Xbox
  • Mask of Mists | Xbox Series X, S
  • Phoenotopia: Awakening | Xbox
  • American Fugitive | PS4 Retail
  • Secret Neighbour | Switch
  • Baldo: The Guardian Owls | Switch
  • Tormented Souls | PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Absolutely plenty to kick on with this week. We’ll start the trailers with METAL DOGS, however, because you absolutely need to know about METAL DOGS. The official trailer isn’t on YouTube, so I’ve pulled down the one from the Steam page and reposted it so you can enjoy it in its full glory.

Why someone wanted to make a roguelite featuring a pupper with missiles strapped to its back I’ll never quite know. Still, I’m glad it exists.

So definitely plenty to dig into over the next 7 days. Psychonauts, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, King’s Bounty 2, the Myst re-release … lots of timesinks. Which is handy since nobody’s going anywhere for a couple of months. (I’ll have more to say on Aliens: Fireteam Elite very soon, and we’ve got full reviews for the rest due very shortly as well.)

See anything you like this week? See something notable we missed? Let us know in the comments!


  • Although the actual game of dogs with guns blowing up tanks and stuff is kinda cool, I’m somewhat disappointed that Metal Dogs is not actually about the Heavy Metal adventures of Barklords, a Metal band comprised entirely of canines. They would journey through fiery, bone filled landscapes on the back of Cerberus, fighting off Dragon Cats and belting out tunes filled with gravelly growls and brutal barks.

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