The Switch rules the roost for a second week running, gaining not just a belated conversion of esteemed western RPG The Outer Worlds but also the anticipated Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics â€“ a follow-up to the Nintendo DS smash 42 All-Time Classics (aka Clubhouse Games.)
The all-encompassing compendium has gained some surprisingly high review scores, featuring a heady mixture of games. Word has it itâ€™s an excellent and throughout package offering excellent value for money.
â€œIt’s a testament to Nintendo’s design chops that a 51-game collection with roots in ancient history (as well as its own 130-year-old corporate history) can feel so fresh, approachable, and cohesive,â€ said Destructoid before handing out an 8.5.
Polygon was impressed too. â€œThis simple package, with an unassuming title and cover, is already one of my favorite games of the year,â€ they said. â€œNintendo may have released the perfect game at the perfect time with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it looks like the company may be able to repeat the same trick when Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is released,â€ they continued.
The rest of this weekâ€™s games have a certain retro chic. Sometimes Youâ€™s Game Boy-style platformer Awesome Pea 2 offers precision platforming at a pittance, arriving at around the Â£4 mark, while Headupâ€™s OUTBUDDIES DX is a non-linear Metroidvania with a Lovecraftian vibe. You can check out our Awesome Pea 2 review here.
Strawberry Vinegar is a food-oriented visual novel, meanwhile, with a story surrounding a gluttonous demon. The PC version was praised. Then thereâ€™s Rigid Force Redux, announced just last week. Itâ€™s a side-scrolling space shooter with quite the pedigree, developed by an ex-Ubisoft employee and featuring artwork from Manga artist Damurushi.
Depth of Extinction â€“ a tactical RPG set in a flooded world – and the cyberpunk hacking sim Cyber Protocol also arrive on Xbox One and Switch. The Xbox One sees the Brazilian NES-style platformer Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio too.
Konami is back with a surprise release – Skelattack is a ghoulish action platformer with hand drawn-style art, available now on PS4, Xbox One and Switch for Â£15.99. The PS Blog has more info.
Cycling enthusiasts may want to check out Tour de France 2020, which adds a new first-person camera and improved online functionality. Failing that, The Sims 4 is about to get some new DLC too. Take a look at the trailers below.
New release showcase
The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
Tour de France 2020
Rigid Force Redux
The Outer Worlds
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio
New multiformat releases
- Tour de France 2020
- The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
- Strawberry Vinegar
- Awesome Pea 2
New on PSN
- Golf With Your Friends
- The Office Quest
- Moonlighter: Complete Edition
New on Xbox One Store
- Rigid Force Redux
- Depth of Extinction
- Awesome Pea 2
- We Were Here Together
- Cyber Protocol
- Outbuddies DX
New Switch eShop releases
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
- The Outer Worlds
Next week: Goosebumps Dead of Night, Evan’s Remains, Demon’s Tier+, WARBORN, Project Warlock, Jump King, Ys: Memories of Celceta, 1971 Project Helios, and Isle Of Spirits.