Keeping track of all the games arriving each week on PC, handhelds, consoles and mobile is no easy track, but don’t worry, I’m here to help. Every week in Five Games I separate the wheat from the chaff and pick the titles you need to pay attention to.
We recently freshened up the Five Games format a bit. The Pick of the Week is now listed first, and the rest of the games are filed under headings that will hopefully be more helpful for you. Looking for the latest indie hotness? Check the Steam picks. Want to download something for your Xbox One or PS4 on a Saturday night? Hit up the Console Downloads section. So, without further ado…
Pick of the Week
Headlander (PC & PS4, July 26)
Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions is trying something a little bit different with its latest game. Headlander isn’t a point-and-click adventure game, RPG or simulation, but rather an old-school shoot-em-up action game. Of course, since this is Double Fine, the blasting isn’t entirely mindless.
In Headlander you play as the last flesh-and-blood human in a world entirely populated by intelligent robots. Just one catch – you’re nothing but a disembodied head. Thankfully, you can pluck off enemies’ heads and take control of their bodies, giving you access to all manner of different weapons and powers. Between its wacky premise and unique grindhouse aesthetic, Headlander looks like it ought to be a breath of fresh air.