The Week In Games: Back For Blood

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They just don’t make first-person shooters like they used to. Except for Strafe.

I actually don’t really remember how they used to make video games. Firing laser beams at motherboards? The 90s are almost two decades old, so who knows what they were really like, but the uber-violent shooter-throwback Strafe seems like as good an approximation as any of what we all thought they were like: bloody, twitchy, and not full of low-res textures and clipping.


Unfortunately, I don’t have anyone to play it while I watch over their shoulder ready to gasp and turn away every time my squeamish capacity for guts and glory gets overwhelmed. No, I think I’ll stick with the bloodless space decapitations in Destiny, thank you very much.

Tuesday, May 9

  • Strafe — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • NBA Playgrounds — PS4, Switch
  • Birthdays The Beginning — PS4
  • Blade & Bones — PS4
  • Bloons TD 5 — PS4
  • Elliot Quest — PS4
  • Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland — PS4
  • Human: Fall Flat — PS4
  • Last Stitch Goodnight — PS4
  • Lethal League — PS4
  • LocoRoco Remastered — PS4
  • Moonshot Galaxy — PSVR
  • Polybius — PSVR
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X — PS4
  • Revenant Saga — PS4, PS3, Vita
  • Narcosis — Xbox One

Wednesday, May 10

  • BUTCHER — Xbox One
  • Lethal League — Xbox One
  • Dead Cells — PC

Thursday, May 11

  • Minecraft — Nintendo Switch
  • Elliot Quest — 3DS
  • ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’95 — PS4
  • Block’hood — PC

Friday, May 12

  • Human: Fall Flat — Xbox One
  • Elliot Quest — Xbox One
  • Demon’s Crystals — Xbox One, PS4

Coming Soon

Tuesday, May 16

  • Injustice 2 — Xbox One, PS4
  • The Surge — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Farpoint — PSVR

Wednesday, May 17

  • Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion — PC

Thursday, May 18

  • Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop — 3DS
  • Thumper— Switch

Friday, May 19

  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia — 3DS
  • Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island — Xbox One, PS4, PC

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

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