The Week In Games: Zombies And Not Much Else

Destroy All Humans hits Switch, Next-Gen Doom Eternal is here, and... not much else

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We are truly in the doldrums of Summer. No huge releases this week, though there are some smaller games and next-gen ports that might be of interest to some.

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This is that time of the year when I start to make good progress chipping away at my backlog. Recently completed Psychonauts, finished a replay of Mass Effect, and played a bunch of demos I’d been meaning to try. Next up for me, probably Mass Effect 2 as part of my continuing journey through the Legendary Collection. Actually, looking at the list below, I might grab the upcoming port of Zombies Ate My Neighbors. That’s a game I’ve seen a lot of but never played.

Here’s all the stuff coming out this week:

Monday, June 28

  • Mighty Aphid | Switch

Tuesday, June 29

  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World | PC
  • Curved Space | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Sky: Children of Light | Switch
  • Doom Eternal | PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny | Switch
  • Onirike | Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
  • Destroy All Humans! | Switch

Wednesday, June 30

  • Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Arkan: The Dog Adventurer | Xbox One, Switch
  • Imp of the Sun | PC
  • Greedfall | PS5, Xbox Series X/S
  • Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD | PS4
  • Warhammer 40k: Space Wolf | Xbox One
  • A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories | Switch
  • Snake It ‘Til You Make It | Switch
  • Anna’s Quest | Switch
  • Mina & Michi | Switch

Thursday, July 1

  • Blaster Master Zero | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • The Procession to Calvary | Switch
  • Alphadia Genesis 2 | Switch
  • Kirakira stars idol project Reika | Switch
  • Red White Yellow | Switch
  • Dragon Question | Switch
  • Kickerinho World | Switch
  • Pigeon Fight | Switch
  • Discolored | Switch
  • Path Through The Forest | Switch

Friday, July 2

  • The Procession to Calvary | Xbox One
  • Treasure Hunter Simulator | Xbox One
  • Epistory - Typing Chronicles | Switch
  • Mythic Ocean | Switch
  • Colossus Mission | Switch
  • Revolved and Co | Switch
  • Foodtruck Arena | Switch
  • Best Day Ever | Switch
  • SturmFront - The Mutant War: Ubel Edition | Wii U
  • Super Destronaut DX-2 | Switch

Saturday, July 3

  • Hope’s Farm | Switch

Sunday, July 4

  • Super Archer | Switch

DISCUSSION

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Lurch of the SoCal

ZAMN is tempting. My nostalgic love for it is tempered by the little ringing alarm bell reminding me that it took me and my best friend months of banging our heads against the wall to beat it, and that I might not be as patient with that as I used to be. Nor am I in possession of a best friend who games nor second player controller to localize it, and I really am not an online multiplayer guy. So I think I may have just talked myself out of it.

STILL working through AC Odyssey. I have to consider I may just be spinning wheels seeing if I can get all the way to max level - I’m at high 70s and am running out of anything story related to do that doesn’t connect to endgame.

My still-unopened copy of the THPS remake is staring at me every time I open the cabinet. I keep getting sharp and completely formed memories of music and opening menu when I look at the case. Admittedly it’s usually TNT and THPS4, but they’re all in there somewhere. Gods help me when that one hits the tray. My entire household were addicted gap hunters on our PS when it first came out.