What did you play last week?

Lil Nas X's Twerk Hero
(Image credit: Roni Games, Columbia)

Natalie Clayton played Twerk Hero, the rhythm game starring rapper Lil Nas X. It's a promotional gag in honor of his new single Montero, but it seems like a missed opportunity. I sang his song Old Town Road at karaoke once and the bootleg video was just a bunch of Red Dead Redemption let's play footage with the lyrics over the top, and it ruled. Give me a Lil Nas X cowboy sim.

Christopher Livingston played Cozy Grove, the game with the friendly ghost bears. It's an Animal Crossing-esque snack game, the kind you nibble on a bit then come back the next day to see what's new. In this case, that means collecting a different set of chores, helping the postmaster (who is a ghost bear), the ship's captain (a ghost bird-bear), and all the other ethereal ursines do up their island home.

Andy Kelly replayed Disco Elysium with full voice-acting and extra quests in its fancy Final Cut form. It also has more of the best sidekick in videogames, Kim Kitsuragi. Andy enjoyed the dense and intense detective RPG even more than he did the first time, and the first time he gave it a review score of 92.

Emma Matthews played Cold War's best mode, Gunfight. Well, she says it's the best mode anyway and I'm inclined to take her word for it. With small maps, two teams of two, and loadouts prepared for you like school lunches packed by a doting parent, it's snappy and immediate. Minus the fuss of unlocks, it's about making do with what you get and actually playing the objective for once.

Enough about us. What about you? Have you been strategizing your way through post-cataclysmic fantasy game Trials of Fire, or enjoying the retro platformer's swing into 3D with Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time? Tell us!

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.