Action Tuesday, 24 July 2018
A hybrid of survival horror and a roguelike game, designed exclusively for Virtual Reality headgear. Developed by Firesprite, The Persistence takes the players to the year 2521, when the interstellar voyages are a part of people’s everyday life. The main protagonist is a member of a spaceship crew, which, as a result of an unsuccessful experiment, has been turned into bloodthirsty mutants. The player is tasked with finding a way to restart the engines, allowing him to escape into safer parts of the Universe. In The Persistence, one observes the action from the first-person perspective. During the game, the player explores consecutive rooms and cabins of an enormous ship (the layout of which is procedurally generated), solves numerous environmental puzzles, and fights the encountered enemies using a diversified arsenal. There is also an option to sneak past the enemies’ backs. The main protagonist is equipped with a special device, allowing him to recover stem cells from the bodies of fallen enemies in order to develop particular traits and abilities. Interestingly enough, the protagonist’s death is permanent, which means that each playthrough features different challenges. The entire experience features high-quality visuals.
Action November 2018
Darksiders 3 is the third installment in the popular action-adventure game series where we control a super-powered protagonist and face the forces of our enemies. In previous games, developed by Vigil Games, we played as two horsemen of the Apocalypse, War and Death. Darksiders III was developed by Gunfire Games, a studio made of developers who previously worked for Vigil Games. This time we play as a sorceress named Fury whose job is to reestablish the balance between the Good and Evil on Earth. In order to do so, she has to defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their minions. Our heroine uses a spiked whip and magic. She can use the latter to take on various forms that grant her access to new weapons, moves, and abilities. Combat, though arcade, is engaging and offers various attacks, combos, and powers. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic open world where, along with fighting, we will have to solve various mysteries.
Arcade yesterday, 19 July 2018
Ultimate Custom Night
Adventure 27 June 2018
A survival horror created by Scott Cawthon. The game is part of the very popular series Five Nights at Freddy’s. The players assume the role of a guard who uses cameras, automatic doors and various gadgets to survive in a building filled with evil animatronics. The game is exceptional because it combines features of all previous entries in the series. This means that, during the game, the players can face 50 iconic opponents known from previous entries in the series.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
RPG 13 February 2018
It is an action RPG, epic in scale, set in the Medieval period, specifically during the Hussite Wars (fought in Europe in the first part of 15th century), and powered by the CryEngine 3. The game was created by a Czech game studio Warhorse, which employs creators of the popular Mafia franchise. You assume the role of a young blacksmith who lost everything to the war. While fulfilling his father’s last will, he gets entangled in a plot to rescue the kidnapped king and prevent a brutal conflict. Being thrown into a vast open world the protagonist hones his skills, eventually becoming a knight or a rogue. The game stands out from the crowd due to its far-flung realism and relative freedom in how you can complete missions. The authors took exceptional care to stay true to historical sources. Furthermore, the game features am original crafting system as well as complex combat mechanics, which lets you perform precise strikes and special attacks.
Red Dead Redemption II
Action October 2018
The third installment in the Western action game series called Red Dead started back in 2004 with the release of Red Dead Revolver. The success of its sequel, a third-person sandbox set in the Wild West - Red Dead Redemption - has established the position of the franchise in the video games industry. The game described herein has been developed by Rockstar Games.
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded
RPG 17 July 2018
A 2D Japanese RPG with roguelike elements. This is a refreshed version of Touhou Genso Wanderer from 2016, which includes all content from the original game along with its DLCs. Additionally, the production offers brand new characters and scenarios.
RPG yesterday, 19 July 2018
A third person-perspective action RPG kept in a cartoon style. Tanzia takes us to a fantasy world where, as a shaman, we travel in order to stop an ancient evil. The game is developed by the independent studio Arcanity.
Racing 14 June 2018
A dynamic racing game developed by the creators of the cult FlatOut series and the last two iterations of the almost equally famous Ridge Racer series – Finnish studio Bugbear Entertainment. The game takes inspiration from the previous works of the studio, focusing on crazy rivalry, unrestrained with fair play rules. Apart from having the best lap time and being the first one to cross the finish line, you should also eliminate your opposition as brutally as you can. Therefore, the races overflow with vicious competition, and the tracks quickly become covered with car wrecks of the defeated. The game features complex car customization both in terms of appearance and performance. From the technical side, the game catches the eye with well-polished graphics and advanced damage system, which impacts not only how the cars look but also how they behave. You can race alone, competing against AI, or take part in one of many crazy multiplayer modes.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
RPG 14 August 2018
The seventh expansion for World of Warcraft, focusing on the rivalry between the two most important factions of Azeroth, the Alliance and the Horde. The expansion adds two new continents, a range of quests and enemies, as well as previously unavailable game modes.
All-Star Fruit Racing
Racing 13 July 2018
A funny racing game similar to the Mario Kart series. During the game, the players are racing through a fruit world and they use various power-ups. The game can be played in singleplayer and multiplayer modes.
The Culling 2
Action 10 July 2018
Action 03 July 2018
The Walker is an action game developed by the Chinese developer Haymaker Games exclusively for Virtual Reality headgear. The player assumes the role of a descendant of an ancient house, whose members are proficient in martial arts and exhibit magical abilities. The main objective of the game is to save Shanghai from the attack of bloodthirsty monsters that crawl throughout the streets of the metropolis. The Walker puts strong emphasis on fighting numerous foes – the player can use a pistol and a dagger, but by using magical scrolls, one can enhance the weapons’ effects with the powers of the elements, such as ice and lightning. During the game, the player has to face both minor opponents and powerful bosses. As the enemies attack from all around, the player receives proper notifications on the danger at hand. The main protagonist does not have the option to move freely – one can only look around and use the motion controllers to operate both the pistol and the dagger. The whole experience features high-quality visuals.
Sausage Sports Club
Arcade yesterday, 19 July 2018
A hilarious arcade title developed by Luckshot Games. Sausage Sports Club casts the players in the roles of funny animals competing for victory in different, crazy contests. The action is viewed from high above, and the player takes part in both contests inspired by real sport disciplines and modes from popular video games. As a result, the aforementioned animals can put their skills to the test mainly while playing football, doing sumo wrestling, or participating in competitions based on the rules of the popular Capture the Flag mode. What makes the game stand out among other similar titles, is that an advanced physics engine produces unusual behaviours of particular animals. Each animal-contestant has an extraordinarily long neck, which makes it harder to move around the arenas. Alongside progression, the player unlocks new game modes, competitiors, as well as pieces of clothing for them.
State of Decay 2
Action 22 May 2018
An official sequel to the 2013’s sandbox action game by Undead Labs. The action of State of Decay 2 takes place in a post-apocalyptic open world after an outbreak of a zombie epidemic. While playing, we get a chance to led a group of survivors, each of whom has their own biography, skills, and character traits. We can freely switch between them while building a shelter, exploring the world, and searching nearby buildings for resources necessary for survival. Fighting zombies, we use various kinds of improvised weapons. The title features a character development system in which we can perfect our heroes by engaging in certain activities. Apart from the story campaign, the production offers an indefinite survival mode and a full-fledged multiplayer that allows up to four players to cooperate, each managing their own group.
Action October 2018
Another entry in the series of first-person shooters developed by DICE. Battlefield V takes place during the World War II. In addition to a singleplayer story campaign, the game features an advanced multiplayer mode.
RPG November 2018
A spin-off of the cult postapocalyptic RPG series, and an online open world survival game. You cooperate with other players or compete against them, trying to rebuild West Virginia decades after a nuclear disaster. Fallout 76 features many elements from Fallout 4, but the plot is less relevant and the game focuses on building outposts.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
RPG 08 May 2018
A sequel to the successful RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment. The story told in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire follows the threads started in the first installment of the series. Eothas, the god of renewal and light, comes back to life and takes the form of a statue buried under the protagonist’s keep. Although the stronghold gets destroyed, the main hero survives. From now on, he or she has to pursue a new goal, which is to hunt down Eothas as well as find answers to questions that can bring chaos to the world of gods and mortals. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire takes the player to the eponymous Deadfire archipelago in the far east. In this new region you can travel not only on foot, but also by ship. While controlling your party of characters, in the classic isometric view, you get to explore different locations, complete missions of varying importance and fight with opponents met on the way. Note that the world of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire lives a life of its own, and the choices you made in the first game have consequences here too. Some changes and improvements were made to the User Interface and dialogue system as well as the visuals, which now feature dynamic weather.
Sports September 2018
Action 07 August 2018
An action game with roguelike and metroidvania elements by indie French studio Motion Twin. During the game, you explore a grim castle, whose elements (such as chambers, cloisters, and sewers) are procedurally generated. Given the permadeath system, it means that each new gameplay is a fresh experience, during which you can discover new parts of the fortress. An important aspect of Dead Cells is combat, which is very difficult. To succeed you have to work out the patterns of the enemies' attacks and to get the protagonist to a high enough level. In combat you use melee and ranged weapons, as well as offensive and defensive magic. The game features pleasant 2D pixel-art visuals.
The Banner Saga 3
RPG Thursday, 26 July 2018
The Banner Saga 3 is the third game of the turn-based strategy games series with RPG elements, developed by Stoic and inspired by Viking culture and beliefs. The plot continues the story from the previous games of the series. Once again, we lead a caravan of brave warriors who, in the face of the impending end of the world, have to defeat evil once and for all. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, not much has changed. The game is still a turn-based strategy with RPG elements. We will meet many NPCs, some of them will join us, and some will give us various quests to do. In combat, we lead a group of heroes who have different abilities and equipment. We can set up a camp to level up our warriors and equip them with better items between the battles. The Banner Saga 3 has a bit more darker, hand drawn 2D visuals that bring to mind Disney animated movies.
Strategy 22 May 2018
Ancestors Legacy is a complex real-time strategy game developed by the Polish independent studio Destructive Creations. The game takes place in Medieval times and its single player campaign is based on the actual historical events. We can play as one of the four available factions: Slavs, Germanic peoples, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons. In terms of gameplay, Ancestors Legacy focuses on large-scale battles. Figuring out good tactics that includes the layout of the land and skillfully flanking our enemy are the key elements that will lead us to victory. In addition to open-field battles, we can also besiege our enemies' cities and villages. We will also have to pay some attention to the economic side of our conquest (i.e. gathering materials and resources, upgrading and improving our headquarters). What makes Ancestors Legacy stand out among the similar games is the low entry threshold – both newcomers and experienced players will feel like home when playing the game.
The Sims 4: Seasons
Simulation 22 June 2018
Seasons is another expansion pack to The Sims 4. The add-on introduces the titular seasons with their unique weather conditions and holidays. It also expands the career options, the list of available items and it provides an opportunity to participate in new acitivites.
Far Cry 5
Action 27 March 2018
Far Cry 5 is the fifth installment of the first-person action game series from Ubisoft. Unlike the previous installments of the series that took place in various exotic locations, Far Cry 5 takes the players to Montana, one of the least populated states of the USA. We play as a police officer (we can choose our character's gender and customize his/her looks) whose job is to infiltrate and destroy a crime organization that works under the cover of a fanatical cult led by the charismatic Joseph Seed who believes in a ruthless and sadistic way of dealing with enemies. In terms of gameplay, Far Cry 5 offers the biggest open world in the history of the series. Thus, vehicles play an important role here. It is filled with various side and main quests and other additional activities. The game offers a wide range of weapons for us to use and a rather complex crafting system. We also will be able to tame wild animals to make them fight on our side.