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E3 Week 2022

The best games revealed and updated during the E3 week in 2022. Summer Games Fest, Wholesome Direct, PlayStation State of Play.

This list includes 44 games from the last year, with 55 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to .

DetailsList Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 3 to PEGI 18
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE to ESRB MATURE 17+
Australian Ratings: G to R 18+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Brain Game, Collecting, Communication, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Race, Rhythm, Role-Play, Sequencing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Stealth, Strategy, Traversal and World Building
Total Likes: 55

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Paradise Marsh

Release Date: 03/02/2022

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Paradise Marsh is an open-world collecting and exploring game where the emphasis is on relaxation and contemplation rather than performance. You wander an endless wetland and collect creatures, skim stones and more as you find a way to put the stars...

Desta: The Memories Between

Release Date: 27/09/2022

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Desta: The Memories Between is a narrative puzzle game about returning home after leaving under difficult circumstances. You guide Desta through metaphorical puzzles that let you revisit painful moments of life and find the words you didn't have at the...

Skye Tales

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Skye Tales is a gentle puzzle game about exploring rich playgrounds as a dragon called Skye. Play involves traversing each chapter, meeting and interacting with different creatures and solving puzzles along the way. It's a game that stands out not only...

Frogun

Release Date: 02/08/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Frogun is a traversal game where you use a frog-shaped gun to interact with the world and navigate the levels. You play Renata, who comes from a family of explorers, archeologists and inventors but finds herself alone in the jungle. It's classic...

LumbearJack

Release Date: 14/06/2022

Platforms: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Lumbear Jack is a puzzle game where you slice and dice through machinery, humans, and work with wacky woodland critters to stop the industrial giant Evil Works.

Melatonin

Release Date: 16/09/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Melatonin is a rhythm game where you press buttons in time with surreal pastel scenes. You play by deciphering the animations and sound cues to know when to press buttons. It stands out as a rhythm game that manages to keep you in time without any...

Skate Story

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Skate Story is a skateboarding game that focuses on the skill, weight and locomotion of controlling the board. Running through the game is a story where you explore the underworld beneath New York City.

Wildmender

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Wildmender is a world building game where you unearth the past in the desert. Play involves exploring to discover what has gone before, so you can restore the environment for your future. You work to revive withering plant life, cultivate a garden and...

Palworld

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Palworld is a role-play game where you befriend and collect Pal creatures in a vast open world. It takes the Pokemon formula in a new more violent (gun-touting) and bizarre-capitalist direction as you put your pocket monsters to fight, build, farm, and...

Time Flies

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch

Time Flies is a traversal game about being a fly. Like the insect's own life, your life in the game is short. You fly through the black and white world with the simple aim of completing your bucket list of whimsical tasks.

Cocoon

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Cocoon is a puzzle adventure where you play a winged creature transporting orbs through a mysterious world. The twist is that placing orbs in a portal grants access to the worlds within worlds and creates a complex nested puzzle.

Ereban: Shadow Legacy

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a fast-paced stealth running, jumping and fighting game where you play Ayana who can harness mystical shadow powers and gadgets. Play involves traversing the world and enemies either avoiding them or killing them as you race to...

Fall of Porcupine

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Fall of Porcupine is a narrative adventure about a young doctor bird working in an unhealthy healthcare-system. It stands out not only for the hard-hitting theme but the quality of writing and depth of characters you meet along the way.

Long Gone

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Long Gone is a classic point-and-stick style adventure game but with updated pixelated visuals. You are stranded in an old-world suburban neighbourhood and must find and combine items to solve puzzles and survive.

Lovebirb

Release Date: 14/02/2023

Platforms: PC

Lovebirb is a rhythm-based dating game where you play a bird looking for love one date at a time. You play by answer your date’s questions and by showing them your best dance moves.

Master Key

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Master Key is a retro-style action adventure like Zelda. It focuses on exploration, finding items and secrets and keeps the rest of the play simple. As well as matching classic games of the era, it offers an interesting look into the joy of the journey...

Melodyssey

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Melodyssey is a music puzzle game in a calm stress free exploration adventure. You play a young child journeying through a musical landscape looking for musical inspiration. It stands out for the pastel presentation, simple block moving thinky puzzles...

Paper Animal RPG

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Paper Animal RPG is a simple adventure game in a colourful world. You create a band of animal heroes to fight enemies and collect equipment and power-ups.

Ravenlok

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Xbox Series X|S

Ravenlok is an action adventure game that starts when you fall through a mirror into a troubled kingdom. The Alice in Wonderland similarities continue with fantastical monsters to defeat, cats and rabbits to "help" you on your way. It's a coming of age...

Selaco

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Selaco is a shooter game with a focus on fast movement and staged battles in a destructible underground facility. In many ways it's an update of classic fast shooting games like Quake and Doom, but the detail elevates Selaco to be something more than...

Sonority

Release Date: 25/05/2022

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Sonority is a fantasy adventure where you progress by solving musical puzzles. You help Esther explore a lost world to collect musical notes and playing arrangements next to blocks to unlock the way forward. What's clever is the connection between the...

Soulitaire

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Switch

Pieces: Cards

Soulitaire is a solitaire puzzle game where you play cards to get a peek into the future of the people you play against. However, play is as much about interpretation of the cards as which cards they get. It's an unusual game about the impact of others...

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a running, jumping and fighting game where a demon invites you to explore the minds of the recently deceased. You work through an old mansion to uncover the mystery of a double murder and missing child. It's an elegant...

The Plucky Squire

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

The Plucky Squire is an adventure where two dimensional storybook character, Jot, discovers the three dimensional world. Play involves battling enemies and exploring the world, on the book pages, surfaces of objects in the real world, and out in the...

Toroa

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Toroa is a traversal game where you soar, swoop and glide across the vast Pacific Ocean as a Northern Royal Albatross. You take on an epic journey to help of Māori God of the winds, Tāwhirimātea and discover the wonders of the sea and sky.

Turbo Golf Racing

Release Date: 04/08/2022

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Turbo Golf Racing is an online car game where you race to hit an oversized golf ball into a hole at the end of each circuit. Your car is rocket powered and needs to be manoeuvred to hit the ball through hoops and boosts to get to the finishing hole...

Unwording

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Unwording is a narrative puzzle where you play Tom who is struggling with depression. You move around and look at different objects in the world. In them you see words made of blocks that you rearrange into other (often darker) words.

Anger Foot

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Anger Foot is a fast shooting and kicking game set in a fantasy world. You shoot and blow up enemies, kick down doors and generally cause mayhem in pursuit of a menacing merciless gangsters. It's an over the top violent rush of a cartoon battle that...

30 Birds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

30 Birds takes you to a psychedelic hand-painted city on the hunt for birds. You explore, talk and outwit the strange characters you meet in your mission to save Simurgh, the giant bird goddess. It's a game that is inspired by Persian art, alternative...

Advent Neon

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Advent Neon is a fast reaction-based running, jumping and bashing game. You dash your away through retro-style levels working towards transforming into your full power state. It's like a fighting game, complete with directional attacks, mixed with a...

American Arcadia

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

American Arcadia is a running and jumping game where you solve puzzles to escape your televised life in an opulent but overly controlled futuristic city.

The game is set in a 70’s retro-future city of high luxury. But the citizens don't...

Animal Well

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Animal Well is a platform puzzle game where you explore a dense, interconnected labyrinth. Play involves collecting items that let you manipulate the world in unexpected ways. It's a layered experience that works as a platform game but also hides...

Choo-Choo Charles

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Choo-Choo Charles is a survival shooting game that imagines Thomas the Tank Engine in a horror setting. You explore an island in an old upgradable train and hunt down Charles the evil spider train.

High On Life

Release Date: 01/10/2022

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

High On Life is a shooting adventure game from the creators of Rick and Morty. As you'd expect it's comedic and zany, most obviously with the bombastic boasting sentient weapons that talk to you as you play.

Highwater

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Highwater is an adventure game where you battle to survive the effects of global warming. While the elites of society make plans to leave the planet you explore a submerged and dilapidated world with your gathered crew of survivors. It stands out for...

Neon White

Release Date: 16/06/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

Neon White is a fast tactical shooting game where you use Soul cards to gain special attacks and moves. You play an assassin handpicked from Hell to exterminate demons in Heaven to earn your place there. It's unusual because of its combination of a...

Oddada

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Oddada is a game where you make music with toys in a miniature blocky world. You set-up your little world and then take your train through different landscapes, machines and buildings to collect melodies and rhythms.

Pentiment

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Xbox Series X|S

Pentiment is a historical role-playing game where you explore 16th century Germany world to solve a murder. Play involves exploring the world, talking to people and discovering new ways the narrative evolves. It all takes place on the pages of an old book.

Please Fix The Road

Release Date: 10/06/2022

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Please Fix The Road is a colourful puzzle game about fixing roads. Your aim is to adjust each minimalistic level to complete the route using a simple set of tools. It draws on classic games like Pipe Mania and Tetris to create a unique challenge,...

Poinpy

Release Date: 10/06/2022

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Poinpy is a jumping and bouncing game where you play a green monster work your way up a well. You play by directing each leap to avoid enemies and collect the fruit. It's exclusive to Netflix subscribers and from the developer of [link game/downwell...

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