This week’s PC game releases (June 24 to 30) will see a couple of atmospheric adventure games where investigating crimes happens to be at the forefront. We’re talking about Heavy Rain and The Sinking City. We’ll also see F1 2019 and Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2’s Chaos campaign expansion.
- Release Date: June 24
- Developer: Quantic Dream
- Publisher: Quantic Dream
- Store: Epic
In Heavy Rain, you’ll be able to play as four distinct characters. All four stories are interwoven with the main arc being the hunt for the Origami Killer. The vicious serial killer stalks the suburbs, kidnapping and drowning children, and leaving an origami figure as a calling card.
Heavy Rain originally released on the PlayStation 3 and, later on, for the PlayStation 4 as well. Context-sensitive controls were an important factor in the game as these allowed you to make decisions or interact with the world around you. If you’re still on the fence, there’s a free demo that’s available on the Epic Games Store. Richard Costa gave the demo a try earlier as well.
Heavy Rain is the first of Quantic Dream’s three PC ports. Beyond: Two Souls will be releasing next month and Detroit: Become Human later this year.
The Sinking City
- Release Date: June 27
- Developer: Frogwares
- Publisher: Bigben Interactive
- Store: Epic
What do you get when you’ve got heavy rains for several days? Flooding. You might even end up in the flooded city of Oakmont, the setting for Frogwares’ The Sinking City. The game is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s works (along with those from his contemporaries and circles), with a plot that’s centered on the Great Old Ones.
If you think Cthulhu is cool-hu, then The Sinking City might pique your interest given how much of the Cthulhu Mythos it crams into the story. There are Oakmont citizens suffering from madness, those looking to see the city go to ruin, and, of course, those afflicted by Innsmouth Syndrome — aka. faces mutated to look like fishes.
The Sinking City will have you exploring Oakmont’s districts gathering clues and evidence for each major case. Each case actually divides the game into multiple chapters. Your character has supernatural powers allowing him to look beyond his surroundings with his Mind’s Eye, seeing and finding things that aren’t visible for most humans. Now, because this is based on Lovecraftian horror, your character also risks their sanity given the disturbing things you’d see.
The Sinking City will release on June 27, however, those who pre-order will have a 48-hour early access. You can expect our review and guides for the game very soon.
Other Games This Week
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 Chaos expansion (June 24) – This expansion for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 adds the Chaos grand campaign. You’ll be able to play as Malos Vrykan, intent on burning the galaxy in the name of the Dark Gods. Check it out on Steam.
F1 2019 (June 28) – Formula One’s official video game revs up for its latest iteration: F1 2019. Race against competitors to become champion. There’s also a Legends Edition focusing on the rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost which also gives you three days early access. Check it out on Steam.
Next week’s PC game releases open up for the month of July. We’ve got the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion, Attack on Titan 2’s Final Battle add-on, Sea of Solitude, and, yes, even a video game tie-in for Stranger Things’ third season. We’ll see you then.