Five Games: ‘Bound By Flame’ And Everything Else You Need To Play This Week

By: 05.05.14
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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…

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This Week’s DLC

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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.

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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).

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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.

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This Week’s Adventure Game

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure (PC, Mac & Linux, May 7th)

A lot of games these days claim to be “classic” adventure game experiences, but Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure really, truly walks the walk.The first Tex Murphy game in 16-years, Tesla Effect is packed with cheesy full-motion video sequences and first-person gameplay lifted straight from a Myst title. This is what a large portion of adventure games from the 90s actually looked and played like kids.

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