What did you play last week?

A glass man skates down a brutalist street
(Image credit: Sam Eng)

Natalie Clayton played all the great skateboarding games that have come out recently. There's a real variety of them out there, from the abstract and vibe-heavy Skate Story to minimalist halfpipe sim The Ramp and the sidescrolling sidewalk of Skate City. I'm looking forward to OlliOlli World, which seems to have collided with Adventure Time and got some fantasy RPG quests stuck on it.

Christopher Livingston played Siege Survival: Gloria Victis, a brutal survival game about a medieval siege. It's the kind of game where you contemplate robbing an old man because you're dying of thirst, where you discover the dead body of a burning horse and are relieved to have some pre-cooked meat. It's cheery is what I'm saying.

Morgan Park played Knockout City, a multiplayer dodgeball game that's better than it sounds. Or looks. This third-person dodgebrawl complicates things with gliders and cageballs and also trains. It's got a 1950s diner aesthetic but everyone looks like a Bratz doll? It's pretty weird and apparently more layered and deep than you'd expect. 

Enough about us. What about you? Have you been exploring the lush world of Biomutant or living a pirate's life in King of Seas? Speaking of the sea, has the arrival of Maneater on Steam tempted anyone else to try the ShaRkPG? Have you been letting point-and-click adventure Strangeland mess with your head, or messing with others in dystopian psychiatry simulator Mind Scanners? Let us know!

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.