It's been a while, but we're back again on another Thursday with another list of great games from the last week.

We like to keep these lists short and sweet, whittling down the droves-upon-droves of new titles which have launched until we reach a respectable five. Aren't we good to you?

The burning grasp of summer is never the best location from which to gather up five exceptional games, however we have managed it this week. Today, among the selection, we bring you an explosive twist on chess, a multiplayer stick-man brawler and the remake of a cinematic platformer from 1992.

If you're looking to check through some of our previous selections you can do that at our Games of The Week Hub, it's a great way to find games to fill out that empty storage space on your phone. Or, if you like your news in bitesize chunks, delivered straight to your palm then maybe follow us on Twitter.

So, head on through to find out our picks of the best from the last week. Oh, and if you don't agree with our selections then feel free to head over to our comments section and tell us about the games which would have made the cut for you.