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POINTNCLICK’S Top Video Game Picks for This Week

August 27 – September 2 Edition

You know what’s boring? News. Especially news about games no one cares for! Never fear, POINTCLICK is here to curate the video games we are interested in, and the ones you might want to play this week. Fortunately, the POINTNCLICK crew has a delectable, buttery spread of opinions that will (hopefully) ensure a nice range of diverse and interesting games. Some weeks individuals may not feature, some weeks this article might not exist, but if you’re reading this now I’d say this probably happened.


David’s Picks

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch)

Release Date: August 28th

SOMEONE HELP ME DECIDE! Every time I think I’m going to get addicted to a Monster Hunter game, I inevitably fall off. I gave the demo a go, but upon realising the Switch Blade doesn’t work the exact same way as it does in Monster Hunter: World, I turned it off. I mean, I’m already in the process of trying to progress my PC copy of World. Do I do it?



The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – The Final Season (Switch)

Release Date: August 28th

I don’t particularly like this series. I understand the allure, but personally I think a lot of it is trash. That being said, there are moments in season 1 and 3 which were great, and I need to play The Final Season for Game of the Year purposes… No better place than the Switch.



Middle Earth: Shadow of War – Definitive Edition

Release Date: August 28th

Okay, this pick is a bit of a dark horse. I LOVED Shadow of Mordor, but War just came out at a time when I was too busy playing other games. Boy am I glad I held out because the reception to the loot boxes and stretched-out endgame was not good. The Definitive Edition aims to fix all those problems, and I’ve heard that the DLC is actually really good, so for a reduced price I’m seriously considering giving it a whirl soon.



Lauren’s Picks

Donut County

Release Date: August 28th

Donut County was a silly game I played at PAX Australia last year. It was dumb but quirky enough to make me giggle. Also, doughnuts!



Two-Point Hospital

Release Date: August 30th

Before E3 2018, I didn’t know this existed. Now, it’s all I’ve ever wanted… I even wrote an article on it!



Cotter’s Picks

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch)

Release Date: August 28th

Monster Hunter is a series I’ve enjoyed for quite some time, but as anyone who’s spent time with the games will tell you; it’s a massive time investment. So while the 3DS offerings were fun to break out every so often, it wasn’t until Monster Hunter World sunk its claws into me that I truly found an appreciation for the franchise. I can’t wait to return to Generations on the Switch, a console I actually enjoy using.



Yakuza Kiwami 2

Release Date: August 28th

If I’m being honest, I’m not ready for Kiwami 2. Heck, I haven’t even played the last remake yet. However, after diving into Shenmue for the first time, I think I’m finally ready to take a wholehearted leap into the franchise.



Freedom Planet (Switch)

Release Date: August 30th

Remember when Sonic was objectively good? Okay, now stop thinking about Sonic Unleashed, and look back even further. Oh yeah, Sonic Adventure 2 actually was pretty decent, forget I said anything. Freedom Planet is a classic Sonic-inspired sidescroller I’ve been meaning to try out on other platforms, but I think it’ll feel right at home on everyone’s favourite handheld.



Two Point Hospital

Release Date: August 30th

Why is no one talking about this game!? Seriously, check out this trailer and tell me it doesn’t make you at least slightly suspicious of those pesky monobrows that have been popping up lately.



Josh’s Picks

Donut County

Release Date: August 28th

Donut County, man. Or as I like to call it, Nega-Katamari. I don’t know what’s so satisfying about it. Whether it’s the humour, the puzzles or the sheer ridiculousness of playing a character made of negative space. But something about this game really clicked with me at PAX Aus 2017 and I’m really excited to have it in my hands.