Week of Oct 1 – 7 Round-up

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I can hardly believe it’s been 11 years since Alan Wake debuted. I liked Alan Wake at the time. It nailed what it was going for and even though there was arguably too much repetitive combat scenarios in the game, the vibe was enough to get me through until the end and then some.

October 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Aereo
  • Hover

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica X

October 2021 PS Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Hell Let Loose

PlayStation 4

  • Mortal Kombat X
  • PGA Tour 2K21

October 2021 Prime Games

Games With Prime

  • Star Wars Squadrons
  • Alien Isolation
  • Ghostrunner
  • Song of Horror Complete Edition
  • Red Wings: Aces of the Sky
  • Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures
  • Blue Fire
  • Tiny Robots Recharged
  • Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape
  • Secret Files 3

Week of Aug 27 – Sep 2 Round-up

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I actually played Psychonauts years ago, but I didn’t get a chance to finish it. I also don’t remember much about it other than the fact that the platforming didn’t feel great. I should go back to it because Psychonauts 2 finally launched and I should check out what Raz was up to before diving into the long awaited sequel. I backed years ago before Double Fine got snapped up by Microsoft and placed it on Xbox Game Pass. I have my Steam key, but I’m going to play the Xbox Series X version.

September 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Warhammer: Chaosbane
  • Mulaka

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Zone of the Enders HD Collection
  • Samurai Shodown II

Week of Jul 30 – Aug 5 Round-up

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I never played The World Ends With You, but I kept hearing about for years. And now there’s a sequel and I feel that if I ever want to check that out, I should go back and check out the Nintendo DS classic.

August 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Darksiders III
  • Yooka-Laylee

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Lost Planet 3
  • Garou: Mark of the of the Wolves

August 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4|5

  • Hunter’s Arena: Legends

PlayStation 4

  • Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  • Tennis World Tour 2

August 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • TBD

Week of Jul 2 – 8 Round-up

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A Plague Tale: Innocence is coming to PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection for the month of July which removes all possible excuses for me not to play it. By all accounts, it seems to be a fine game filled. With a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X upgrade coming July 6 as well, it’s probably the best time to get it on this rat filled survival horror game.

July 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Planet Alpha
  • Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Conker: Live & Reloaded
  • Midway Arcade Origins

July 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence

PlayStation 4

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  • WWE 2K Battlegrounds

July 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Portal Dogs
  • RAD
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
  • Automachef
  • Batman – The Enemy Within
  • The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature
  • Tales of the Neon Sea

Week of May 28 – Jun 3 Round-up

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Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown sounds like a pretty impressive remake by Sega. I played VF5 via a Yakuza game and/or some demo for a handful of hours, but that’s about it. I never really took to the series, but considering it’s included in June 2021’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, I might as well give it another go.

June 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The King’s Bird
  • Shadows: Awakening

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us

June 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Operation: Tango

PlayStation 4

  • Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown
  • Star Wars: Squadrons

June 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • TBC

Week of Apr 30 – May 6 Round-up

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Wreckfest is a title that pops on my radar through its numerous deals and yet I barely know a single thing about it outside of the fact that it was a tech demo that was quite impressive back in 2018 and then it was renamed and made into a game. It’s launching next week for PlayStation 5 and will be made available as part of May’s Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members.

May 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Armello
  • Dungeon 3

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • LEGO Batman
  • Tropico 4

May 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Wreckfest

PlayStation 4

  • Battlefield V
  • Stranded Deep

May 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • TBC

Week of Apr 2 – 8 Round-up

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What do I know of Outriders? It’s a video game made by the people who brought the world Painkiller, People Can Fly. There was a demo out that folks thought were pretty good. It’s also coming out on Xbox Game Pass which means I can give it a go if it ever catches on.

April 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Vikings: Wolves of Midgard
  • Truck Racing Championship

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Dark Void
  • Hard Corps: Uprising

April 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Oddworld: Soulstorm

PlayStation 4

  • Days Gone
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War

April 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • The Escapists
  • Move or Die – Couch Party Edition
  • Before I Forget
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
  • Escape Machine City: Airborne
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron
  • Moving Out

Week of Feb 26 – Mar 4 Round-up

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I’m a fan of the look, the art, and the style of the Bravely Default on the Nintendo 3DS. However, the reviews and impressions of it left me cautious and wary of diving in at full price. By the time it went on sale, I lost interest entirely. I didn’t even bother with the demo of Bravely Default II and judging by the impressions and reviews of the sequel, I don’t think I’m missing out on too much.

March 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Warface: Breakout
  • Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Metal Slug 3
  • Port Royale 3

March 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Maquette

PlayStation 4

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Farpoint

March 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Sine Mora Ex
  • The Last Blade 2
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Jan 29 – Feb 4 Round-up

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Dynasty Warriors and Ys are two long running game franchises that I noticed from afar, but never really engaged with. There’s a ninth instalment of Ys coming out on February 2nd for North America and I didn’t even know the Japanese version already launched in 2019. I recognize that Ys has its fans and is well liked by said fans, but there’s something about it that just doesn’t even pique my interest enough to try it.

Here Are A Few Things You May Have Missed

February 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Lost Planet 2

February 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Destruction AllStars
  • Control: Ultimate Edition

PlayStation 4

  • Control: Ultimate Edition
  • Concrete Genie

February 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Algobot
  • The Last Blade 2
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Jan 8 – 14 Round-up

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Respawn Entertainment’s Medal of Honor Above & Beyond kinda just snuck in at the end of the year and faded into the background noise as Cyberpunk 2077 imploded on itself. Critics and VR fans don’t appear to be particularly impressed by it. I don’t know if this stumble would even dent the studio’s stellar reputation, but it’s still baffling to me that Respawn decided to embark on this project.

Here Are A Few Things You May Have Missed

January 2021 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Little Nightmares
  • Breakdown

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Dead Rising
  • King of Fighters XIII

January 2021 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 5

  • Maneater
  • Bugsnax

PlayStation 4

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Greedfall

January 2021 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Overcooked
  • Sword Legacy: Omen
  • Sheltered
  • Bridge Constructor Playground
  • Alt Frequencies
  • Along the Edge
  • When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
  • Void Bastards
  • The Last Blade 2
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

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