Whaddaya buyin’? #8 – This Week’s Releases

Welcome to a new weekly feature, aptly titled ‘Whaddaya buyin’?’ – our weekly gaming release table for those looking to get a quick look into the upcoming week of gaming titles. As known, our podcast Operation PlayStation has ‘The Drop’, named after the PlayStation Blog’s notorious release post that has been retired for quite sometime, however we’re looking to cover weekly releases across the board from all major publications, on all major platforms. We’ll also include our recommendations for those that aren’t too keen on what may be fresh on ballot, and update our picks as we go.

This Week: May 22 - May 28

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May 22:

  • Backpack Hero (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch)
  • Inkbound – Steam Early Access (PC)

May 23:

  • After Us (PC, PS5, XSX/S)
  • Amnesia: The Bunker (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S)
  • Bread & Fred (PC)
  • Miasma Chronicles (PC, PS5, XSX/S)
  • Planet of Lana (PC, XBO, XSX/S)
  • Star Trek: Resurgence (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch)

May 24:

  • Daydream: Forgotten Sorrow (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S)
  • Dark Quest 3 – full release (PC)
  • Rift Rangers – full release (PC)

May 25:

  • Above Snakes (PC)
  • Dark Quest 3 – full release (PC)
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 (PC, Switch)
  • Dynopunk (PC)
  • Evil Wizard (PC, XSX/S)
  • Hello Goodboy (PC, Switch)
  • Protodroid Delta (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S)
  • Town of Salem 2 – Steam Early Access (PC)

May 26:

  • The Baby in Yellow – Steam Early Access (PC)

One game to rule them all? Gollum lands on multiple platforms this week, satiating his unyielding lust to get his grasps on that ring. Meanwhile a slew of titles hit various storefronts with Backpack Hero hitting existing consoles, Inkbound gets early access on Steam, Amnesia gets another follow-up with The Bunker, and not to be outdone by its direct competitor, Star Trek: Resurgence lands everywhere this Tuesday. Big week.

Last Week: May 15 - May 21

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May 16:

  • Tin Hearts (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S)

May 18:

  • Firmament (PC)
  • I Am Future – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • The Outlast Trials (PC)

May 19:

  • LEGO 2K Drive (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch)

May 20:

  • Farworld Pioneers (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch)

Admittedly a quieter week with gamers stowed away, delving deep into the lofty world of Hyrule. Regardless, this week we have another Lego smash hit, with LEGO 2K Drive drifting its way through multiple platforms on May 19, while Tin Hearts from Indie Developer Rogue Sun, releases Tuesday.

The Backlog - Our Recommendations

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Now Available:

  • Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC (PS5)
  • Dead Space (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)
  • Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch)
  • Octopath Traveller II (PC, PS5, Switch)
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake (PC, PS5, XSX)
  • WWE 2K23 (PC, PS5, XSX) 
  • STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor (PC, PS5, XSX) 

Late addition to the backlog, but STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor is unequivocally a smash hit, that’s no doubt in the run for Game of the Year. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is unmissable, and a welcome addition to the backlog this week. I highly recommend anyone that has yet to finish their adventure through Hyrule in Breath of the Wild to do so, then jump into this magical follow-up. Also, I would not pass-up Resident Evil 4, especially those that love their survival-horror’s. The title will make everyone’s Game of the Year list, without question.

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