The Week In Games: I Want To Fly Away!

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2020 has been and will probably continue to be a terrible, awful year. Now more than ever it’s time to fly away and thankfully, with the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 this week, we all can!

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I’ll end up dropping all the sim options when I play Flight Sim 2020. I know that makes me a casual flight sim fan, but I just want to get a big plane and cruise around the country for a few hours. I’m not here for the simulator, I’m here for the flying. Also, I want to buzz the ground as low as possible before hitting a tree or something.

Beyond Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, other stuff is coming out this week too. Check out the full list below:

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Monday, August 17

  • Cecconoid | Switch
  • Gangster Empire: Vendetta | PC
  • 100 Vacas | PC
  • Epic Battles of History | PC

Tuesday, August 18

  • Rogue Legacy 2 | PC
  • Manifold Garden | Xbox One
  • Even the Ocean | PS4
  • Death end re;Quest 2 | PC
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker | PS4, Xbox One
  • Helheim Hassle | Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 | PC
  • Mortal Shell | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • My Universe-My Baby | Switch
  • Paper Shakespeare: The Legend of Rainbow Hollow | PC
  • Fishhead Blueprint | PC

Wednesday, August 19

  • She Sees Red Interactive Movie | Xbox One
  • Even The Ocean | Xbox One
  • Stones of the Revenant | Xbox One
  • Beyond Enemy Lines 2 | Xbox One
  • Norman’s Great Illusion | Xbox One, Switch
  • Destropolis | PC
  • Pendelum | PC
  • Missing Time | PC, Mac
  • Mushroom Picker Simulator | PC
  • Flying Slime | PC

Thursday, August 20

  • Gleamlight | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Ogre Tale | PC
  • Battletoads | Xbox One, PC
  • Gryphon Knight Epic: Definitive Edition | Xbox One, PC, Mac
  • Peaky Blinders | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • FuzzBall | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Train Sim World 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • RPG Maker MZ | PC, Mac
  • Retro Tanks | Switch
  • Phoenotopia | Switch
  • Bunny Adventure | Switch
  • Chinese Parents | Switch
  • Digerati Presents: The Dungeon Crawl | Switch
  • Kids: Farm Coloring | Switch
  • Kwaidan - Azuma Manor Story | Switch
  • Ellipsis | Switch
  • Pandora: Chains of Chaos | PC
  • Eternal Hope | PC
  • Half-Fly3 | PC
  • Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces | PC
  • Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse | PC
  • SuperNatural Duels | PC
  • Endless Escape | PC

Friday, August 21

  • Harvest Moon: Mad Dash | Xbox One
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale | PS4, Xbox One
  • Party Panic | Xbox One
  • The Blobs Fight! | Xbox One
  • PGA Tour 2k21 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue | PS4, Switch
  • Dungeon Scavenger | Xbox One
  • Even The Ocean | Switch
  • Paratopic | Switch
  • One Line Coloring | Switch
  • Indygo | Switch
  • 4x4 Dirt Track | Switch
  • Aokana - Four Rhythms Across The Blue | Switch
  • The Dreamcatcher | PC
  • Alien Cat 7 | PC
  • Casus | PC
  • Citadale-The Awakened Spirit | PC
  • Shell Corp | PC
  • Kwarn Armada Tactics | PC
  • Space Bar at the End of the Galaxy | PC

Saturday, August 22

  • Puzzle Bundle: 3 in 1 | Switch
  • Space Monster | PC

Sunday, August 23

  • Anime Jigsaw Puzzles | PC

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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