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New Video Game Releases for the Week of 12-31-17

Happy New Year’s Eve, readers! It’s safe to say 2017 is done with monumental video game releases as there’s very little (if anything notable) coming out this week. Xbox One owners gain access to Outbreak: The New Nightmare on Tuesday, and come Thursday Switch owners can get their hands on Strikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure. Everything else is PC, and I cannot help but be suspicious of some of these games. Outside of the abnormal amount of early access releases, there’s quite a few questionable titles.

But there is no room to be disheartened! Not as we ring in the new year, at least. You’ve got another 364 days ahead of you already primed for disappointment. Take today (and a recovery day tomorrow) for yourself.

The lack of exciting, new video games in the final week of 2017 isn’t all for naught, however. A release pipeline this slow at least lets us focus on the overshadowed, typically indie games as 2018 comes in hot. While all the games listed under the final day (today, December 31st, is listed at the bottom for legibility reasons [you’ll see]) aren’t promised to be made available before the new year, most of what you see there will be slated for a hopeful 2018 release. I bolded the ones I want to keep an eye on as time flies.

Dandara looks like a particularly interesting action platformer from Brazil, Figment looks like Bastion had a baby with Where the Wild Things Are, and Just Shapes & Beats looks to spread its addictive, rhythm-based multiplayer experience with a broader audience. A lot of games below are ports from earlier in the year (and before) to other consoles. If I missed anything you think looks cool, head to the comments below!

This really has been a beautiful year for video games. You’ve got big shoes to fill, 2018—let’s hope you can hold a candle to 2017. As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise.

Monday, January 1st

  • Ultramegon (Early Access)
  • Dino Scourge (Early Access)
  • BlockShip Wars: Roguelike (Early Access)
  • Xmas Zombie Rampage 2
  • Endure (Early Access)
  • The First Thrust of God
  • Christmas Santa Troubles

Tuesday, January 2nd

  • Comit the Astrodian 3
  • Planetarium 2: Zen Odyssey
  • Christmas Tale
  • High School Simulator
  • NeoBalls
  • Nark the Dragon
  • Close the Window!
  • Witchball

Wednesday,   January 3rd

  • Medieval Real Estate
  • Outbreak: The New Nightmare – X1
  • Kitty Hawk (Early Access)
  • Flappy Arms
  • Quirky Crook
  • Dead Mist: Last Stand

Thursday, January 4th

  • Violent Sol Worlds
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Switch
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe – Switch
  • Battle Royale Trainer (Early Access)
  • Russian Roads
  • Race
  • Lost Summoner Kitty
  • Animals Memory: Dinosaurs

Friday, January 5th

  • Fallen Legion+
  • Archers
  • Hello Charlotte: Childhood’s End
  • Antinomy of Common Flowers.
  • Spirit Animal Survival
  • Colony on Mars
  • Aiso
  • My Little Bomb
  • My Coloring Book: Professions
  • Fantasy Defense
  • Business Clicker
  • JuVentures
  • Brazilian Adventure
  • Mind the Vikings (Early Access)

Sunday, December 31st (and beyond)

  • Reset
  • The Sinking City
  • Classroom Aquatic
  • Sub Rosa
  • Windwalkers
  • Starfall Tactics
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Unraveled: Tale of the Shipbreaker’s Daughter
  • SUPER ROBO MOUSE – X1
  • Shenmue III
  • Life of Rome
  • Sierra Ops
  • FutureGrind
  • Omni
  • REalM Walk of Soul
  • Frozen Synapse 2
  • Sentou Gakuen: Revival
  • Irrational Exuberance
  • Quest of Souls
  • The Wake
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm – PS4/X1
  • Fruit Golf
  • Fear Effect Sedna
  • Guns of Icarus: Alliance
  • Disobey – Revolt Simulator
  • In The Shadows – PS4
  • #SkiJump
  • Shadow Over Isolation
  • Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game – PC/PS4/X1
  • Draco Dux
  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Katana ZERO
  • Figment – PS4/Switch/X1
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Monochrono – PS4/Vita/X1/PS3/Wii U
  • Clash Cup Turbo
  • Star Sonata 2
  • Alpha Version.0
  • Moira
  • A More Beautiful World – A Kinetic Visual Novel
  • State of Mind – PS4
  • Outreach
  • Unknown Fate – PC/PS4/X1
  • Praey for the Gods – PS4/X1
  • Orphan Age
  • Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
  • Third Eye
  • The 4th Coming
  • Tank It! – PC/Switch
  • RISE: Race to the Future – Switch
  • Launch Squad
  • Blue Screen Adventures
  • Gerty: Robots in Love
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 – PS4/X1
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing – PS4/X1
  • SteamDolls VR
  • Retaliation: Path of Rome
  • Voodoo Vince Remastered
  • Robo Recall
  • Earthfall – PS4/X1
  • Nakiti Generations
  • SMITE Tactics
  • Panoptic (Early Access)
  • Forts
  • Depth VR
  • VR Retreat
  • Jazon and the Dead
  • Ziba
  • Detective Gallo
  • Mosaic – PS4
  • Cirkele
  • Flatty Animals
  • ligna
  • Rapiti
  • Who Must Die
  • Memory of a Broken Dimension
  • Dauntless
  • The Pedestrian
  • Move or Die – PS4
  • Guardian Arena (Early Access)
  • ARK Park – PC/PS4
  • 3Souls: Episode 2 – Wii U
  • 3Souls: Episode 3 – Wii U
  • Guardians of Arcadia: Episode I
  • Hastilude
  • Constructor – Switch
  • Asteroid Fight (Early Access)
  • Bartigo (Early Access)
  • Aussie Sports VR
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – PS4
  • Minit
  • Immortal Redneck – PS4/X1
  • The Rain Spirit: Code Breaker
  • Embers of Mirrim – X1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Sabotage – X1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Continuum – X1
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers – PS4
  • Koloro
  • HOVR (Early Access)
  • BREAK ARTS II
  • Musical Range
  • Where Cards Fall
  • Varenje
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII – X1
  • Kingdom: Two Crowns – Switch
  • Dandara – Switch
  • Shakedown Hawaii – PC/Switch
  • Terraria – Switch
  • World to the West
  • From Other Suns
  • Age of Defense
  • MachiaVillain
  • sU and the Quest for Meaning
  • Operation Biotech
  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Wargroove – PC/PS4/Switch/X1
  • Splatoon 2: Global Testfire – Switch
  • Don’t Die: Survival (Early Access)
  • Debrysis: An Awesome Badtrip (Early Access)
  • See Light
  • Animal Rivals – PS4/X1
  • MetaMorph
  • MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures
  • Trailmakers
  • Dimension Dude (Early Access)
  • BIGFOOT
  • Crimson Hills
  • Age of Heroes
  • Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition – X1
  • Tour de France 2017
  • Runes: The Forgotten Path
  • Dungeon of Zaar
  • HACK the FBI (Early Access)
  • Rec Center Tycoon (Early Access)
  • Aegis Defenders
  • Ready or Not
  • Ancestors – X1
  • Rabi-Rabi – PS4/Vita
  • Pandemic: The Board Game
  • Little Diggel
  • WORLD END ECONOMiCA – PS4/Vita
  • Narcissu: 10th Anniversary Anthology – PS4/Vita
  • Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria – PS4/Vita
  • Concrete Sky
  • Fringe Wars
  • WindSoul
  • Milanoir
  • Dead
  • Wreckfest
  • Agony – PS4
  • Project Taurus
  • Mosh Pit Simulator
  • Space Dream VR
  • Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse
  • fault: SILENCE THE PEDANT
  • A Cat’s Manor
  • Sword Legacy: Omen
  • Mama Russian Needs You
  • Tower Bombarde
  • BattleBit (Early Access)
  • Fjord Battle Racing (Early Access)
  • A Rip in Time
  • Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan – Switch
  • Necrosphere – PS4/X1
  • Eselmir and the Five Magical Gifts
  • Dying Light: Content Drop #0 – PS4/X1
  • Bedlamball
  • Volleyball Heaven
  • Tempest 4000 – PC/PS4/X1
  • Haimrik – PS4/X1
  • Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier – PC/X1
  • Monkey King: Hero Is Back – The Game – PS4
  • Let’s Sing 2018 – Switch
  • Goodnight
  • Black Death: Divarication
  • ARMS: Lola Pop – Switch
  • Launch Party
  • SpacerX: Dome Survivals (Early Access)
  • Dragon Marked for Death – Switch
  • Morphies Law – Switch
  • Sausage Sports Club – Switch
  • CometStriker
  • Undermine
  • ASCII Wars
  • Wizard Hunter 2348
  • Chinese Paladin 6
  • I_AM.exe
  • Runbow (Deluxe Edition) – PS4
  • Fruit for the Village
  • Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass
  • Sir Eatsalot – Vita
  • All Our Asias
  • Signal Decay
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game – Thronebreaker – PC/PS4/X1
  • Baby Hands
  • Just Fishing
  • ShineG Has Nightmares
  • Lemons Must Die
  • Omega Extinction
  • The Zero Dome (Early Access)
  • The Little Prince VR
  • Stick Game
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Tanzia – Switch
  • Brain Voyagers – PS4
  • Chernobyl – PS4
  • CoolpaintVR – PS4
  • CubeWorks – PS4
  • DragonBlast VR – PS4
  • Dream Angling – PS4
  • Drunkn Bar Fight – PS4
  • Flatline: Experience the Other Side
  • Ghosts in the Toybox
  • Hex Tunnel – PS4
  • Hopalong: The Badlands – PS4
  • Nothin’ But Net – PS4
  • Prana – PS4
  • Quar: Infernal Machines – PS4
  • RadianVR – PS4
  • Run Dorothy Run – PS4
  • SculptrVR – PS4
  • Serious Soccer – PS4
  • Stardrone VR – PS4
  • Super Amazeballs – PS4
  • VR Apocalypse – PS4
  • Virtual Engagement: Confronting Fears – PS4
  • Steampunk Offensive – Switch
  • Differently Fast (Early Access)
  • The Word is Not the Thing
  • TheFirstClass VR
  • Mula: The Cycle of Shadow
  • 7 Bones and 7 Stones: The Ritual (Early Access)
  • Re Angel
  • ShineG in the SeaFight
  • Crimson Keep (Early Access)
  • Super Meat Boy – Switch
  • Below Zero
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Outlaw Tribe – PC/PS4/X1
  • Ganbatte (Early Access)
  • Pinball FX3: Universal Classics Pinball – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Aliens vs. Pinball – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Balls of Glory – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Portal Pinball – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Core Collection – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Epic Quest – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Excalibur – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Paranormal – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Mars – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Earth Defense – Switch
  • Pinball FX3: Iron & Steel Pack – Switch
  • Primordial Darkness
  • ShineG & Zombie Mincer
  • Structure
  • The Free Ones
  • Pimiko Plus
  • AntVentor
  • Big Bang Billiards (Early Access)
  • Sakura no Mori + Dreamers part.1
  • PlayUSA
  • Metal Soldiers 2
  • Dogstar
  • Last Defense
  • APEX Tournament (Early Access)
  • Way of Defector
  • Limit of Defense
  • Super Puzzle Galaxy (Early Access)
  • Defense Warfare (Early Access)
  • The Naked Game
  • Derora (Early Access)
  • Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Bane of the Family (Collector’s Edition)
  • Botanica: Earthbound (Collector’s Edition)
  • Crafting Tycoon
  • Trendpoker 3D Community Edition
  • Forestation
  • Light Strike Array (Early Access)
  • Action Rush
  • Spreadstorm (Early Access)
  • I Wanna Be the Cat
  • PLAY337 Catch Chicken
  • DEBUFF
  • Cadenza: The Kiss of Death (Collector’s Edition)
  • Code Name: Origin
  • EMERGENCY 4 Deluxe
  • Colony
  • Dragon Climax
  • Vexius
  • Dunegoneer
  • Zero Days VR
  • Radar Defense

 

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Zachery Bennett

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Zach's eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he's chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.