Consoles, PCs, handhelds, Facebook, smartphones — the world of gaming is becoming increasingly confusing and fragmented, but don’t worry, we’re here to simplify things for you. Each week I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this week. Keep in mind, these articles aren’t meant to be comprehensive lists of everything coming out that week so much as a nice rounded tasting menu. So, let’s get to it…
This Week’s DLC
Outlast: Whistleblower (PC & PS4, May 6th)
Outlast snuck up on gamers like a crazed mental patient to become one of the indie hits of 2013, and now the horror continues. Outlast: Whistleblower is a prequel starring the mysterious man who tipped Miles Upshur off about what was going on at Mount Massive Asylum. Start steeling your nerves now.
This Week’s Handheld Game
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll (3DS, May 9th)
Nintendo’s series of adorable mini-RPGs continues with The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll. As in past Denpa Men games, you catch the titular little dudes via an augmented reality mini-game, then set out on dungeon hacking adventures. This newest entry also adds some Animal Crossing-esque elements (you know, just in case the series wasn’t charming enough already).
This Week’s Livestock Herding Game
Flockers (PC, May 6th)
From the makers of the addictive Worms games comes Flockers, which is essentially a new take on the Lemmings formula. Your task is to guide a group of cuddly sheep from point A to B just like Lemmings, but unlike Lemmings the hazards facing you herd are particularly devious and your sheep die very bloody deaths. Fun! A warning, this is an Early Access release, so you won’t get the full game, but you will get a solid 25 stages of woolly mayhem.