A lot of exciting games will be released on Steam and Co. again this week. Especially shooter fans will get their money’s worth.
This week will be extremely exciting for all fans of video games. Not only are the Summer Games Fest and the big Xbox Gaming Show two of the biggest gaming events of the year coming up, but Steam is also releasing some really exciting games. We tell you which ones you should keep a particularly close eye on.
The time will soon come: As part of the Steam Next Fest, you can try out over 1,000 different demos of upcoming games on Steam for free from 13 to 20 June. The trailer gives you a small foretaste of what you can expect.
If scrolling through a seemingly endless list of available demos is too much work for you, but you are still looking for new games, then we have something for you: Because from 9 to 13 June, we’ll be introducing you to lots of exciting new games in the FYNG stream, showing some exclusive gameplay and talking to experts.
As every year, June, which is usually the time for E3, is also packed with all sorts of other events and showcases, including plenty of reveals and new announcements.
Highlight of the week: The Cycle: Frontier
(Genre: Multiplayer Shooter – Developer: Yager – Release: June 8, 2022 – Price: Free2Play)
With The Cycle: Frontier the long-awaited and probably first serious competitor to the hardcore shooter Escape from Tarkov is finally released – and it is also completely free to play!
What’s it about? Similar to Hunt: Showdown and the aforementioned Tarkov, The Cycle: Frontier belongs to the comparatively new genre of survival/raid/extraction shooters – no genre designation has really caught on here yet.
A typical game looks like this: You land on a random location on a huge map, collect loot hidden in the world, kill ki enemies and then escape back to your base.
Provided other players don’t get in your way. They can lurk everywhere, especially popular campsites are the extraction points. Should you bless your time, you will not only lose all the loot you have collected, but also your equipment.
Thrills are guaranteed here Find out why The Cycle is still much more beginner-friendly than the more difficult Escape from Tarkov in our preview.
More exciting game releases of the week
Monday, 6 June 2022
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle: The latest add-on to the long-running MMO takes you to the homeland of the Breton people for the first time
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Mythbusters: The Game: Game adaptation of the popular television show where you build things as part of experiments and then blow them up.
My Lovely Wife: A wild genre mix of management, dating sim and alchemist gameplay in which you play a grieving widower who wants to bring his dead wife back from the dead.
20 Minutes Till Dawn: A variation on the Steam phenomenon Vampire Survivors, but where you have to shoot for yourself.
Thursday, 9 June 2022
Rumour: Battlefield 2042 – Season 1: It’s not official yet, but on Thursday the first season in BF 2042 could start – with a new specialist, new helicopters and more.
Builder Simulator: Not a week goes by without a new simulator from Playway. This time you experience the everyday life of a construction worker and step by step you knock houses out of the ground.
Postal: Brain Damaged: Only a few weeks after Postal 4 comes the next spin-off. Here, in the best Serious Sam style, you shoot down heaps of onrushing monsters.
Rumour: Saints Row – Boss Factory: Allegedly the character editor of the new Saints Row will be released as a standalone demo, so you can already prepare your heroes for the release in August.
Friday, 10 June 2022
The Quarry: The latest prank from the horror experts at Supermassive Games. You control the fate of nine summer camp counselors who are hunted by psychopathic hillbillies and a mysterious monster
Metal Max Xeno Reborn: An action-heavy JRPG shooter with a focus on vehicular combat – everything from tanks to gun-toting school buses are included.
Sunday, 12 June 2022
Chivalry 2: The crazy multiplayer battles of the medieval battlefield finally land on Steam after a year of Epic exclusivity.
What new game are you most looking forward to this week? Drop us a line in the comments!