This week’s Content Drop features the following PC game releases: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, as well as the HD remasters of Commandos 2 and Praetorians. Temtem also launches as part of Steam’s early access program.
Note: For all other PC games releasing in this month, check out our monthly listing here. For everything else releasing throughout 2020, as well as 2021 and beyond, check out the full calendar of PC game release dates.
Let’s face it, at one point in time, most of us have played the Pokémon games. Some remember those childhood memories fondly, and others continue playing the next-gen games and various spinoffs (such as CCGs) throughout the years. That brings us to Temtem which does, at times, remind you of Pokémon. The main difference is that it’s an MMO game. As such, you’re expected to interact and battle with a multitude of players in Temtem‘s Airborne Archipelago.
Lawrence checked out Temtem a week before its arrival as part of Steam’s early access program and he noted some similarities. However, in his preview, he also noticed some glaring flaws such as extremely linear paths and unavoidable trainer battles just so you could reach Temtem‘s “temporiums” — sort of like the game’s own version of a Pokémon Center.
But, that was during Temtem‘s “stress test demo.” Some of these quirks and mishaps could eventually get ironed out given that the game is still in early access. Logan also has a detailed guide providing you more info about which Temtem starter to pick, their effectiveness, and evolutions. More Temtem guides will follow shortly, so stay tuned.
Other Content Drops this week
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Skydance Entertainment): January 23 – Make your way to the New Orleans of The Walking Dead‘s universe in this VR title. Find it on Steam.
Praetorians – HD Remaster (Torus Games/Pyro Studios): January 24 – Praetorians is a real-time strategy game featuring armies an emerging Roman Empire and rival civilizations. Praetorians originally released in 2003 and its HD remastered version promises higher resolution and improved textures. Find it on Steam.
Commandos 2 – HD Remaster (Yippee! Entertainment/Pyro Studios): January 24 – A real-time tactics game set during World War II, Commandos 2: Men of Courage originally released in 2001. You’re tasked with guiding a squad of special forces operatives, each with their own unique skills, as they cause mayhem behind enemy lines. Find it on Steam.
Next week’s Content Drops
Next week’s Content Drops and PC game releases include sci-fi adventure Journey to the Savage Planet and horror title The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters. The first-person slasher Elderborn leaves early access, Might & Magic: Chess Royale launches, and we’ll have a glimpse at one of the granddaddy’s of the RTS genre, Warcraft III: Reforged. We’ll see you then.
All release dates are for North America.