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Game Ready on GeForce NOW Thursday for May 7


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The GeForce NOW commitment to release more instantly accessible games to our members every week continues with this week’s installment of Game Ready on GeForce NOW Thursdays.

The GeForce NOW cloud gaming service gives gamers a world-class GeForce PC gaming experience with low latency and beautiful ray traced graphics on nearly any device – underperforming PCs, Macs, Android and SHIELD TV. 

When you fire up your favorite game, you’re playing it instantly. That’s what it means to be Game Ready on GeForce NOW. The experience has been optimized for cloud gaming and includes Game Ready Driver performance improvements. NVIDIA manages the game updates and patches. And when a game supports RTX, it includes beautifully ray-traced graphics. 

This week features 19 games, including Population Zero, from Enplex Games, which released on GeForce NOW yesterday, day-and-date with its PC launch on Steam.

In Population Zero, your ship was destroyed. With no chance of returning to Earth, you face an unknown frontier. There are 168 hours left until human extinction. Repair the reactor and restart your hibernation pod to save yourself. Fail and become a creature of nightmares. Unite with fellow colonists or destroy them all!

The complete list of games can be found immediately below with game details further down.

Game Ready on GeForce NOW Thursday Releases

  • Population Zero (released Tuesday, May 5; day-and-date on Steam)
  • Age of Conan: Unchained
  • Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition
  • Cube World
  • Darksiders II
  • Door Kickers: Action Squad
  • EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair
  • Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • King's Bounty: Warriors of the North
  • Sacred 2 Gold
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced Edition
  • Styx: Shards of Darkness
  • The Guild II: Renaissance
  • This Is the Police 2
  • WORMS Armageddon
  • WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
  • X3: Terran Conflict

Game Details

Game Title: Population Zero

Developer: Enplex Games LLC

Publisher: Enplex Games LLC

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1239430/Population_Zero/

Price: £19.74 (on-sale through May 12)

Description: Your ship was destroyed. With no chance of returning to Earth, you face an unknown frontier. There are 168 hours left until human extinction. Repair the reactor and restart your hibernation pod to save yourself. Fail and become a creature of nightmares. Unite with fellow colonists or destroy them all!

Game Title: Age of Conan: Unchained

Developer: Funcom

Publisher: Funcom

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/217750/Age_of_Conan_Unchained/

Price: Free-to-Play

Description: Age of Conan: Unchained is an award-winning and critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game set in the sexy, savage and brutal world of Conan the Barbarian. Tread in the footsteps of the greatest fantasy hero of all time, and explore the vast reaches of Hyboria. Choose between twelve different classes, from Barbarian to Demonologist, and fight your way to riches and glory as you battle creatures straight out of hell or even engage in colossal guild vs. guild warfare!

Game Title: Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition

Developer: Cyanide Studios

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/58520/Blood_Bowl__Legendary_Edition/

Price: £7.99

Description: Inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy world, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent combination of strategy and sports games. This is a no holds barred bone-crunching sport! Even if tactics are your favored route, you can also choose from a large selection of incredible and vicious moves: bribe the ref, devastating spells or illegal weapons.

Game Title: Cube World

Developer: Picroma

Publisher: Picroma

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1128000/Cube_World/

Price: £17.99

Description: Cube World is a voxel-based action RPG with a focus on exploration. It takes place in a procedurally generated fantasy world made up entirely of cubes.

Game Title: Darksiders II

Developer: Gunfire Games, Vigil Games, THQ Nordic

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Game Store: Steam

Link: No longer listed – Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition is available and includes the original version of the game

Price: For existing owners only

Description: Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation. Death lives! 

Game Title: Door Kickers: Action Squad

Developer: KillHouse Games

Publisher: KillHouse Games

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/686200/Door_Kickers_Action_Squad/

Price: £3.84 (on-sale through May 12)

Description: Door Kickers: Action Squad is a crazy old school side-scroller action game that puts you in the role of a SWAT trooper and sends you to deal with the bad guys in Nowhere City USA.

Game Title: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair

Developer: SANDLOT

Publisher: D3 Publisher

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/410320/EARTH_DEFENSE_FORCE_41_The_Shadow_of_New_Despair/

Price: £15.49

Description: It's a fight for the future of the planet between the Ravagers, a merciless swarm of alien invaders, and the Earth Defense Force (EDF) in this third-person shooter. As an EDF soldier you will go head to head in fierce combat against the hordes of giant alien insects and their slaughtering machines. Play as four different classes in over 80 missions with a range of 800 weapons at your disposal. 

Game Title: Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition

Developer: Radiation Blue

Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/712190/Genesis_Alpha_One_Deluxe_Edition/

Price: £23.99

Description: In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and devastating pollution, influential corporations have created the Genesis program in a last-ditch attempt to save humanity. As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission. Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, deal with terrifying alien infestations, clone creatures and explore a vast, randomly generated universe.

Game Title: Hitman: Blood Money

Developer: Io-Interactive A/S

Publisher: Io-Interactive A/S

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/6860/Hitman_Blood_Money/

Price: £9.29

Description: Money Talks. Silence Pays. Prepare to Make a Killing. When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. Sensing he may be a target, 47 travels to America, and prepares to make a killing.

Game Title: King's Bounty: Warriors of the North

Developer: 1C-SoftClub

Publisher: 1C Entertainment

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/203350/Kings_Bounty_Warriors_of_the_North/

Price: £6.99

Description: King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North is the next chapter in the cult RPG/adventure saga. The new tale takes place in the familiar world of Endoria featured in the previous games, but begins in the Viking lands, which the celebrated hero Bill Gilbert never visited during his famous quest in King’s Bounty: The Legend. 

Game Title: Sacred 2 Gold

Developer: Ascaron

Publisher: Deep Silver

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/225640/Sacred_2_Gold/

Price: £10.99

Description: Experience the world of Ancaria in its full glory with Sacred 2: Gold Edition. Containing Sacred 2 Fallen Angel and the awesome add-on Ice and Blood. Defeat countless dangerous enemies; capture powerful weapons and valuable treasures. Prepare yourself for the ultimate battle and become a legend.

Game Title: Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced Edition

Developer: Streum On Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/816090/Space_Hulk_Deathwing__Enhanced_Edition/

Price: £34.99

Description: Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced Edition is a First-Person Shooter based on Games Workshop’s cult classic board game set in Warhammer 40,000 universe. Expanding upon the original game, and featuring a host of new content, new features and a richer multiplayer mode, the Enhanced Edition is the ultimate Space Hulk: Deathwing experience. 


Developer: MAGES. Inc.

Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/412830/STEINSGATE/

Price: £23.99

Description: STEINS;GATE follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via mail, using a modified microwave. Their experiments into how far they can go with their discovery begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organisation behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor who claims to be from a dystopian future. 

Game Title: Styx: Shards of Darkness

Developer: Cyanide Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/355790/Styx_Shards_of_Darkness/

Price: £17.99

Description: Styx returns in a new stealth adventure! Explore and master huge open environments, sneak past or assassinate new enemies and bosses, and experiment with the new array of lethal abilities and weapons in our goblin assassin's arsenal.

Game Title: The Guild II Renaissance

Developer: Rune Forge

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/39680/The_Guild_II_Renaissance/

Price: £8.99

Description: For centuries Europe has been dominated by the church and nobility. On the shoulders of ordinary people the servants of god and the noble families justified their power and wealth. This was the incontrovertible, divine world order. A truly dark era… In the 14th Century the world order is beginning to transform itself. Due to trade and commerce an increasing middle class obtains more and more power and wealth. Entire towns purchase their freedom and more privileges from the nobility. Reading and writing is no longer the domain of the nobility and the clergy and the invention of printing information may eventually be spread everywhere. This is the beginning of the renaissance... 

Game Title: This Is the Police 2

Developer: Weappy Studio

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/785740/This_Is_the_Police_2/

Price: £13.99

Description: Interpret the law as you see fit in This Is the Police 2, sequel to the acclaimed noir drama This Is the Police! Run the sheriff’s department, manage your cops, investigate, interrogate, and incarcerate. Make tough decisions – and try to keep out of prison yourself! – in this story-driven mixture of adventure, strategy, and turn-based tactical combat. Is it a simulation? A management game? A tactical challenge? A visual novel? A puzzle? It’s all of these, and more!

Game Title: WORMS Armageddon

Developer: Team17 Digital Ltd  

Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/217200/Worms_Armageddon/

Price: £10.99

Description: Those intrepid invertebrates return with a vengeance in the much-loved Worms™ Armageddon. It’s a whole new can of worms! It’s hilarious fun that you can enjoy on your own or with all your friends. 

Game Title: WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship

Developer: KT Racing

Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/621830/WRC_7_FIA_World_Rally_Championship/

Price: £34.99

Description: Take on all the challenges of the 2017 World Rally Championship: the official cars and drivers, 13 countries, 52 Special Stages, every surface, more powerful cars, more demanding physics, longer races, and an eSports mode to keep you on the edge of your seat all year round. Choose among cars from prestigious manufacturers such as Hyundai, Toyota, Citroën, and Ford, perfectly recreated for a realistic driving experience.

Game Title: X3: Terran Conflict

Developer: Egosoft

Publisher: Egosoft

Game Store: Steam

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2820/X3_Terran_Conflict/

Price: £15.99

Description: It is the year 2938. The long wished-for encounter of the X Universe and the Earth holds both joy and sorrow for the people. Despite flourishing trade, the clash of the diverse races, cultures and life forms creates new tensions, mistrust and open conflict that need to be overcome!