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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Strategy 15 October 2020

A refreshed and improved version of Age of Empires III, a game from 2005 that was the third installment in the series of best-selling real-time strategy games. The new version was developed by Forgotten Empires, a studio that also created remastered editions of the first and second games in the series. Most of the changes are related to the graphics and interface – they were adapted to modern computers and displays. This enabled the game to support 4K resolution. In comparison to the original game, the gameplay mechanics of Age of Empires III: Definite Edition remained unchanged. The game still focuses on managing a settlement by gathering resources, constructing new buildings, discovering new areas of the map and leading selected nation through various ages. Fighting enemy is an important aspect of the game – the battles are fought by infantry, cavalry, siege machines and powerful artillery. In addition to a single-player mode, the game features advanced multiplayer mode.

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2

Action 26 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 game set in the Wild West - Red Dead Redemption - has established the position of the franchise in the video games industry. The game has been developed by Rockstar Games.

Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy

RPG 2021

Hogwarts Legacy is a TPP action RPG with an open world, which was set in Harry Potter's universe. We play the role of a young sorcerer (or sorceress) who goes to the school of magic in the 19th century.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Adventure 10 September 2013

A second entry in the adventure horror game series Amnesia. It has been created by the dev team at The Chinese Room and supervised by Frictional Games studio (creators of the original Amnesia: The Dark Descent). The Story of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs focuses on the eponymous device; set in 1899, it puts players in the role of Oswald Mandus, a businessman who fell in a coma for a few months and lost his memories due to mysterious illness. When he wakes up, he discovers that the rest of occupants had disappeared, and a strange machine noise can be heard from below. We experience the game from an FPP view, which creates a feeling of true fear in conjunction with engrossing story and climatic audiovisuals.

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

Action 23 October 2015

It is the ninth major installment in a best-selling action game series, this time developed by Ubisoft Quebec. After a brief affair with the French Revolution the developers decided to take players to 19th-century London of the Victorian era, giving them control of two characters: hot-headed young man named Jacob and his twin sister Evie. Although the game retains all of its key elements, gameplay mechanics went through some changes. The streets are full of carriages, which, just as in Grand Theft Auto series, can be hijacked and used to move around the city. Another essential element stems from the fact of leading Jacob’s gang, and which, among other things, results in street brawls with opposing groups. The game faithfully recreates the topography of the capital city of England, so you can easily find and recognize such landmarks as Westminster Palace or St. Paul’s Cathedral. The heroes also gained new weapons and gadgets as well as previously unseen abilities.

Anno 1800
Anno 1800

Strategy 16 April 2019

Another installment in the popular economic strategy game series published by Ubisoft and developed since 2011 by Blue Byte Software - Ubisoft's subsidiary studio known for working on The Settlers series. Like the previous installments in the Anno series, set across various centuries of human history, in Anno 1800, the player assumes the role of a steward tasked with establishing a prosperous metropolis. One begins with a minor settlement inhabited by a handful of subjects, who have to gather resources, erect new buildings, and create complex trade relations allowing for the fast development of the city infrastructure. During the game, the player also has to tend to the needs of the settlers and properly balance the budget, which at times of crisis can be patched up with trading the goods and increasing taxes. Diplomacy is also an important aspect of the game, as it allows the player to establish various relations, enter alliances, and wage wars with the neighboring states.

Desperados III
Desperados III

Strategy 16 June 2020

Desperados III is a tactical strategy game and a part of the popular series inspired by the Commandos franchise. The players are controlling a group of five specialists who complete various missions on the Wild West.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Adventure 08 September 2010

A dark action adventure game designed as survival horror, developed by the team at Frictional Games studio – creators of the enthusiastically received Penumbra series. In the game we play the part of a man who voluntarily lost his memory. He wanders through the corridors of a huge castle not remembering exactly what happened, but he is certain that his life is in great danger. By exploring the chateau and solving subsequent puzzles our protagonist reveals consecutive terrible facts of his own past, finding answers to a number of questions bothering him. The authors offered unusual game mechanics, resigning entirely from fighting skills. In return, during the game we have to take care of the protagonist’s mental health, avoiding darkness and escaping from various terrifying creatures. Our main weapons are matches, oil lamps and other sources of light. The [roduction features dark atmosphere, reminiscent of works of H. P. Lovecraft.

Anno 1800: Land of Lions
Anno 1800: Land of Lions

Strategy tomorrow, 22 October 2020

The sixth expansion to economic strategy Anno 1800. In the Land of Lions we go to Africa, where we have to use the new irrigation system among other things to establish a permanent bridgehead.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

Adventure 10 June 2016

The ninth major installment in the action adventure game series developed by Frogwares, dealing with the exploits of the world most famous sleuth. The plot, as per tradition, takes us to the streets of the Victorian-era London, where Sherlock Holmes and his inseparable companion, Dr. Watson, have to solve five all-new crime puzzles, in which they face, among others, dark family secrets and mysterious cults. In terms of gameplay mechanics, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter follows the direction set by three previous installments of the series, combining elements typical to adventure games with sequences characteristic of action games. In accordance with modern standards, the game offers also the option to move freely through the streets of London and a non-linear storyline that changes dynamically depending on the player's choices. The game features visuals created for the next-generation consoles, which makes it the most visually impressive installment in the series so far.

Red Dead Online
Red Dead Online

Action 14 May 2019

The online mode of Red Dead Redemption 2, made available by Rockstar Games as a free expansion. Red Dead Online uses the world and the content developed for the second Red Dead Redemption, enhancing it with the addition of online elements.

Layers of Fear
Layers of Fear

Adventure 16 February 2016

A first person psychological horror adventure game inspired of 19th-century paintings and architecture. It was created by Polish developer Bloober Team, known for such titles as BRAWL, A-Men and Music Master: Chopin. The game is set in an ominous manor, while you assume the role of an insane painter striving to finish his masterpiece at all cost. Gameplay boils down to exploration, as the player searches for the source of the hero’s madness and the tools needed to complete the painting. While playing, you experience strange visions and fears born in the protagonist’s mind, making the task much more complicated. The game is soaked with dark, psychedelic atmosphere, which is further deepened by fitting audiovisuals.

Return of the Obra Dinn
Return of the Obra Dinn

Adventure 18 October 2018

Return of the Obra Dinn is an FPP adventure game by Lucas Pope, in which you play as an investigator working for the East India Company in the 19th century and your task is to discover the truth behind the disappearance of the entire crew of a trading ship.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Adventure 30 September 2014

Another installment in the popular series of adventure games developed by Frogwares. A few years age the series became available for console players as well. Once again, the player takes on the role of the most famous detective of all times, Sherlock Holmes, and together they will solve various criminal riddles. The story takes place in the Victorian London well known from previous installments of the series. The protagonist will have six different cases to solve, including murders, kidnappings, and robberies. The gameplay mechanics were slightly changed in comparison to previous installments. Now, the player is frequently required to make tough moral choices that impact both the gameplay and the endings of the game. For the first time in the series, the game uses the advanced Unreal Engine 3 thanks to which it looks much better.

Hunt: Showdown
Hunt: Showdown

Action 27 August 2019

A TPP action game focused on the online co-op mode. It was developed by Crytek, whose members used to work e.g on the Darksiders series. The game utilizes a free-to-play model with optional microtransactions. The story is set in the 19th century and focuses on several fearless heroes fighting monsters from legends and superstitions. The team of 4 people features characters with unique abilities, which can be developed as the game progresses. The battles take place on randomly generated maps and involve fighting various monsters and boss enemies. Like in many such games, to succeed you have to cooperate with your teammates and make good use of the characters' abilities. In addition, your ammo is limited, which forces you to carefully plan every attack.

The Order: 1886
The Order: 1886

Action 20 February 2015

A third-person perspective (TPP) action game in a steampunk setting, developed by Ready At Dawn studios. The main campaign storyline of The Order: 1886 takes the player to an alternate version of the Victorian era, in which a war is raging against a species of mutated humans. The player assumes the role of Sir Galahad, a knight of the Order that has fought the beasts for centuries. The action takes place mostly in London, where many authentic places and pieces of architecture can be found. The game offers numerous dynamic shootouts, featuring a wide array of fantastic weapons (including things like Arc Gun, Combo Gun, and Thermite Rifle). The Order: 1886 is distinctive for its high-quality visuals, generated by the Ready at Dawn Engine 4.0.

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood
Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Action 30 June 2009

The second installment in the series of FPS games developed by Polish studio, Techland. This game is actually a prequel to the original title. We play the part of two brothers: Thomas and Ray McCalls, of whom the latter is known from the first game. Much like in the original Call of Juarez, the two characters play very differently – they have individual skills and equipment. While Ray uses two guns simultaneously and is a walking storm of bullets, Thomas is a sharpshooter who prefers bigger caliber and a longer barrel – he can also use a lasso that gets him to places unreachable to his brother. Apart from story campaign, where we can choose which brother to play in each mission, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood also includes a coop mode, and a competition-based multiplayer. The game runs on Chrome Engine 4, which ensures high visual fidelity.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Action 22 May 2013

A first-person shooter set in the Wild West. Developed by the Polish developer, Techland, it is the fourth entry in the Call of Juarez series. We play as a bounty hunter, Silas Greaves, who recalls his adventures in the Wild West. The game’s campaign is divided into missions, during which the player has to bring down many legendary outlaws and gunmen (Billy Kid, Pat Garret, Jesse James, and others). Unlike previous games, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger introduces a more arcade style of gameplay. Three-dimensional graphics use the cel-shading technology, resulting in a comic book-like visuals.

Amnesia: Collection
Amnesia: Collection

Adventure 22 November 2016

Set of two survival horror games, Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. While originally the titles were PC exclusives, Amnesia: Collection has been released only for PlayStation 4 console. First of those games is set in a grim castle, with players controlling Daniel, an amnesiac who must find and defeat the mad owner of the building. Its add-on, Justine, puts us in a role of a woman who is part of a psychological experiment. Lastly, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs follows the story of a businessman Oswald Mandus, who contracted an exotic illness. After he wakes from a long sleep, he finds out that his mansion is abandoned, and he starts looking for his children. Both productions are first-person adventure and survival horror games, in which our characters can’t use weapons, and in face of enemies, their only hope of avoiding death is to run and hide. As we explore dark locations, we must solve many puzzles and manage the sanity of our character, which drops down as we witness more and more terrifying events.

This Land Is My Land
This Land Is My Land

Action 2021

This Land is My Land is an action stealth game developed by Game-Labs. The title takes you to the Wild West, and puts you in the shoes of an native American warrior, who is struggling to protect the land of his ancestors from an invasion of the European colonizers. In the game you observe the action from behind the hero’s back as you roam across its open world. Each mission can be completed in multiple different ways, but most of them require guile and stealth. That’s because the opponents are much more numerous and better equipped than the player, hence, direct confrontations usually end with the hero’s untimely death. At the same time, the gameplay is very dynamic. The player’s successes and failures have impact on how cities develop and how the colonization proceeds. Besides, many of the game’s elements, such as camp locations or guards’ patrol routes, are set randomly, which makes each challenge unpredictable.

Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

Strategy 27 April 2001

The Bluecoats: North vs South
The Bluecoats: North vs South

Strategy 07 May 2012

Unofficial remake of a classic turn-based strategy from the era of 16-bit computers. The title was produced by Anuman Interactive's development studio. The player takes command of one side of the American Civil War and tries to tip the scales of victory to his advantage. The game combines elements of strategy, arcade and shooters of the kind of "target sight".

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Adventure 20 September 2012

Call of Juarez
Call of Juarez

Action 08 September 2006

Call of Juarez is an FPS by the Polish developer Techland. The game is set in the Old West, and quite unusually, there are two playable protagonists. The first is Billy, a young fellow who is falsely accused of murdering his father; the other one is Ray, a preacher, although his past is questionable and shady. Each of the two characters uses individual set of skills and equipment – Ray is the master of firearms and duels at high noon; Billy, on the other hand, is more agile and prefers sneaking past unaware enemies – he is also very adept at using his line, which allows him to climb seemingly unreachable places. The “business-end” of Call of Juarez is the story campaign, which consists of a number of diversified missions. The game is powered by Chrome Engine, which allowed the devs to create very good graphics. The original soundtrack reinforces the atmosphere.

Yakuza: Restoration
Yakuza: Restoration

Action 22 February 2014

Victoria II
Victoria II

Strategy 13 August 2010

Victoria II is a sequel to Victoria: Empire Under the Sun strategy game published in 2003. Players have the opportunity to lead one of the more than 200 countries and manage its fate over a hundred years (1835-1939). Developers from Paradox Interactive studio took care of compliance with historical facts and extensive options for managing the economy, army and politics.