Five Games: ‘The Wolf Among Us’ And Everything Else You Need To Play This Week

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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 Anime Game

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One Piece: Unlimited World Red (PS3, PS Vita & Wii U, July 8th)

I don’t recommend too many licensed anime games, because most of them aren’t very good, but the One Piece games are generally pretty solid RPG/Brawlers. One Piece: Unlimited World Red in particular has been picking up some decent reviews, so it might be worth a spin.

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This Week’s Retro-Styled Horror Game

Claire (PC, July 7th)

Miss classic Silent Hill? Well, Claire is basically Silent Hill done in a retro 8/16-bit style. As the titular Claire, you explore a nightmare filled world with flashlights and lighters being your only weapon against the growing darkness. Looks like good creepy fun. Here’s Claire’s Steam page.

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This Week’s 2D Brawler

Super Comboman (PC, July 11th)

Super Comboman is exactly what it sounds like — it’s about a man who’s super at combos. Super Comboman isn’t quite as cool as some other brawler protagonists, sporting a mullet, pink shirt and weaponized fanny pack as he does, but his game looks entertaining. Here’s Super Comboman’s Steam page.

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This Week’s Prison Sim

The Escapists (PC, July 9th)

Get ready to go to prison! The Escapists is about escaping from jail, but it’s more than that — The Escapists is also a full prison life sim, and in order to get to that escape you’re going to have to survive life in the big house.

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