Best games you can play this week – muscles and monsters

This week sees the launch of smaller games from indie developers, but some that are nonetheless as interesting as their big-budget counterparts.

Mother Russia Bleeds

5 September 2016 (PC)

For fans of old-school beat-’em-ups like Streets of Rage and Final Fight will have to put Mother Russia Bleeds on their radar this week.

This nostalgia-inspired action game is set in, as the name suggests, Russia, and throws you and a buddy into a violent, co-op brawler that sees you take on drug-riddled baddies and high-end criminals.

Players will also be able to pick up weapons, use the environment, and throw enemies into deadly traps and objects.

The Tomorrow Children – Founder’s Pack

6 September 2016 (PS4)

The Tomorrow Children is a unique combination of action, simulation, strategy, and social gaming that delivers an experience unlike anything else.

As “projection clones,” players will be tasked to work together — And unite for the glory for all! — in an alternate future Soviet Union in order to restore civilisation to a world that has been annihilated by a failed science experiment.

Gather resources, build and customise your town, build defences, fend off gigantic “Izverg” kaiju monsters, and much more.

Starting on 6 September, The Tomorrow Children’s early access Founders Pack will be offered for a limited time until the official launch of the free-to-play game.

The Founders Pack bundles together a great selection of paid DLC items, 1000 Freeman Dollars (in-game currency), and exclusive bonus content, giving players a big running start as they dive into the world of the Void.

More game releases this week:


Earthlock: Festival of Magic
Mother Russia Bleeds

Xbox One platform tag

Earthlock: Festival of Magic
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas


Earthlock: Festival of Magic

PS4 platform tag

Earthlock: Festival of Magic
The Tomorrow Children – Founder’s Pack
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

3DS platform tag

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