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Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mafia: Definitive Edition

Action 25 September 2020

A remake of the cult game of the 2K Czech studio created by the original developers under the label of the Hangar 13 studio. In Mafia: Definitive Edition as Tommy Angelo we progress in the criminal underworld of the fictional city of Lost Heaven.

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Action 29 August 2002

A 3D action game that takes the players to the 1930’s USA, the time when criminal underground flourished. The game was created by Czech developer Illusion Softworks, mainly known for the highly acclaimed tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous. The story focuses on a rookie gangster named Tommy, who takes his first steps on the path of criminal life by doing jobs for an influential mafia family. Gameplay comes down to exploration of a virtual city and completing a string of story missions, featuring many subplots. While playing, you will engage in street shootouts, bank heists, car pursuits, and assassinations. The creators did their best to recreate the evocative atmosphere of the USA in the 1930s, and implemented weapons and cars from that period. Insanity 2 game engine made it possible to generate interactive, bustling city with road traffic and changing seasons.

Iron Harvest
Iron Harvest

Strategy 01 September 2020

An original strategy game with RPG elements, taking place in a unique dieselpunk universe of 1920+, created by a Polish concept artist Jakub Rozalski. The game portrays an alternative history of Europe at the turn of the 19th century, in which humanity used their knowledge and means to build powerful walking machines, used not only in battle but also e.g. in agriculture. Thus the gameplay features not only the cavalry, airplanes and prototype tanks, but also rather primitive and awkward mechs, seemingly not of this age. At the same time, the game is firmly grounded in Polish history and references important events such as the Battle of Warsaw.

Hearts of Iron IV
Hearts of Iron IV

Strategy 06 June 2016

The fourth major installment in a series of larg-scale strategy games, which originated in 2002 as a spin-off to the popular Europa Universalis series. Both franchises are consistently developed by Paradox Interactive. The game lets you take the lead of a country from the World War II period and beyond, specifically the years 1936-1948. Your responsibilities involve taking care of international relations and building alliances, but also developing the army, choosing the right strategy, and conducting the military operations. As it was in the previous editions of the series, the game combines faithfully recreated historical events (including authentic leaders, as well as military forces and technologies used by particular countries, along with the possibility of putting the history on a different course. As compared with the previous games, micromanagement was slightly reduced, and the focus shifted to larg-scale strategy. Other additions include the day and night cycle and changing seasons, as well as an option of grouping provinces into regions to facilitate management.

Mafia: Trilogy
Mafia: Trilogy

Action 19 May 2020

Mafia Trilogy is a package of three Mafia games, refreshed by Hangar 13 studio and released by 2K Games. The developers have modernized all three games for modern PCs and consoles.

Vampyr
Vampyr

RPG 05 June 2018

A dark action-RPG, whose story is set in the 20th century England. The title was developed by the French studio DONTNOD, known for games such as Remember Me and Life is Strange. The game takes place on the streets of London, during the infamous Spanish flu pandemic. We assume the role of a respected military surgeon who returns from a front lines to stop the spread of the plague. On the way home, however, he is bitten by a vampire and now has to continually struggle between the calling to help people in need and his new bloodsucker nature. In the game, we wander through the open world of London, undertaking main and side quests, talking to NPCs, and fighting in real time with different kinds of vampires and their hunters. Furthermore, we need to satisfy our constantly growing hunger for blood, remembering to do it discreetly and to wisely choose potential victims, since elimination of a wrong person can render us unable to complete certain quests.

Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin

Strategy December 2020

Paradox Interactive's strategy to lead a mafia organization in Chicago in the age of Prohibition. In Empire of Sin, a player must both manage the economic side of criminal activity and command gangsters in turn-based tactical battles. The production is developed by the Romero Games studio, headed by the famous John Romero.

The Sinking City
The Sinking City

Adventure 27 June 2019

A detective adventure game inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The production is set in the 1920s, in the fictional city of New England, suffering from a supernatural flood. You play as a private investigator, whose task is to resist the mass hysteria and discover the cause of the mysterious events.

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind

Logic 20 August 2020

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a unique gangster puzzle-adventure game based on the popular Peaky Blinders TV series, produced by BBC television and Netflix. The game was created by FuturLab and Curve Digital.

Strange Brigade
Strange Brigade

Action 28 August 2018

A TPP shooter game set in the alternative 1930s, developed by Rebellion. The game allows you to explore the mysterious nooks of the British Empire and discovers the secrets left by ancient civilizations. The task is made more difficult by the fact that such locations are guarded by fantastic beasts revived by Seteki, the Egyptian witch-queen. The gameplay of Strange Brigade focuses on bloody battles with varied mythological creatures. In combat, you can have a team consisting of yourself and up to 3 other players — but although the game is co-op-oriented, you can also play on your own. The characters use their unique abilities, firearms and equipment. The game features a distinct style resembling adventure movies from the early 20th century.

Hearts of Iron III
Hearts of Iron III

Strategy 07 August 2009

Another installment in the popular historical strategy games franchise by Paradox Interactive, taking players back in time into the period of the bloodiest conflict in history – World War Two. As the player, your task is to come into power in your country of choice – either one of the superpowers of the time, or a militarily weaker country – and lead it through the global conflict. The plot of Hearts of Iron spans from 1936 to 1948, so you can choose to prepare for the inevitable war first. The creators have taken historical accuracy seriously, thanks to which you witness many events that really took place, although much still depends on your actions. The third instalment of the franchise features a huge world map, divided into around ten thousand provinces. In Hearts of Iron III, you can meticulously manage economic and military factors, although the less experienced players may just limit themselves to issuing general commands. It's the first title in the series to feature 3D graphics and customizable resolution options.

LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

Action 17 November 2009

A continuation of one of the entries in the LEGO series developed by Traveller’s Tales. The players once again assume the role of Indiana Jones, a famous archeologist/adventurer, and lead him through a number of events that took place in the original trilogy and the newest entry in the series – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In contrast to the previous installment, we’ve been given a number of new features and additional vehicles, while the titular hero had received a number of new animations and a more useful whip that allows him to pull his opponents in. The levels are now characterized by a high degree of interactivity, as we can use almost any item as a melee or a ranged weapon. As always, the players can switch between the available characters on the fly, or invite a friend to join our session. Aside from Story and Free Play modes, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues offers an extensive level editor which can also be used to share our works with other players.

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Adventure 25 October 2005

A horror action adventure game. The production refers to the work of H.P. Lovecraft and the universe he created. In the game, taking place in the year 1920, we play as detective Jack Walters, who has to find a missing person. The trails eventually lead the protagonist to the bottom of the town's dark secret. The game focuses on traveling through various locations, fighting against opponents and searching for clues.

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

Adventure 04 February 2016

An old-school murder mystery point-and-click adventure game, developed by a veteran of the genre, the French company Microids. Production is based on a novel by Agatha Christie under the same title and is the first installment in a planned game series describing the adventures of a famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Plot of the Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders starts when the detective receives a letter from a serial killer, who identifies himself as A.B.C., in which he informs of the date and place of his next crime. When the panic begins to spread in the society, the task of capturing the guilty, falls, of course, on the shoulders of our protagonist. Title employs a third person view, and during the game we visit successive locations, investigate crime scenes, collect evidence, interrogate witnesses, and solve subsequent criminal puzzles. The game features a colorful, slightly cartoonish visual style.

Omerta: City of Gangsters
Omerta: City of Gangsters

Strategy 31 January 2013

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Action 03 June 2008

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is another title from Traveller's Tales, which previously enchanted us with LEGO Star Wars games. After reworking the history of Star Wars, it is time for the adventures of the most famous archaeologist in the history of cinema.

Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns
Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns

Strategy 28 February 2019

Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns is an expansion to a strategy game developed by Paradox. This is not a standalone DLC, as it requires the base game to work and it expands the naval aspects of the game by implementing new options for designing and upgrading ships. Moreover, the game introduces new sea routes.

Layers of Fear 2
Layers of Fear 2

Adventure 28 May 2019

The second installment of a horror adventure game cycle, developed by the Polish studio Bloober Team. In Layers of Fear 2, we get aboard a ship on the high seas and take part in the making of another masterpiece film.

Pathway
Pathway

RPG 11 April 2019

A tactical turn-based RPG developed by the creators of Halfway. The story in Pathway is set in the 1930s and revolves around powerful ancient artifacts. The Nazis search for them, trying to beat the private collectors’ associations to it. The player takes control of a group of independent collectors – Lankford & Co – and attempts to find the ancient relics before they fall in someone else’s hands. The group controlled by the player comprises some eccentric characters, who carry out a number of dangerous missions taking place in the ruins of ancient civilizations, tombs filled with traps and monsters, and even Wehrmacht strongholds. Most of these missions offer players much freedom in the exploration of large locations; however, they also require them to fight many battles using the turn-based combat system. In between the missions, the player gets to the base in which he can manage his team, talk to NPCs and make story-related decisions. The creators of Pathway decided to implement the pixel art style enriched by modern visual effects, such as dynamic lighting.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror

Adventure 28 November 2017

A reboot of the popular gothic horror adventure game series, developed by KING Art Games. The action takes the player to Scotland of the year 1926, where the hero – David Gordon – conducts an investigation into the circumstances of his father’s suicide. During the adventure, the protagonist discovers details concerning his father, learns of family members he never knew existed, and faces his own nightmares – he is certain that there is a curse on his family, and that eventually he will go insane, just as his predecessors. In Black Mirror, the player travels through depressing locations, chat with NPCs, and solves more or less complicated puzzles – these are similar to those in classic point-n-click adventures. The visions and nightmarish hallucinations play a crucial role in the game – once the hero experiences them, he may learn more about his family house’s past. The amazing visuals feature faint colours which intensify the gloomy atmosphere.

Hearts of Iron
Hearts of Iron

Strategy 26 November 2002

A real-time strategy game set in the times of the World War II, developed by Paradox Interactive. The production shows military and political events that took place in years 1937 to 1946 in the global scale. The map spans the entire world, and the players have complete freedom in choosing the nation they will lead. We conduct warfare even in areas which historically weren’t touched by the World War II. The gameplay is enriched by an advanced system of weapon and unit development and a political system with historical commanders and leaders (the title shows the confrontation of three ideologies: fascism, communism, and democracy). There are over 100 land, sea, and air units at players’ disposal. The production comes with a scenario editor that lets us design our own campaigns. Apart from solo play, Hearts of Iron features a multiplayer mode.

Scythe: Digital Edition
Scythe: Digital Edition

Strategy 05 September 2018

Video game adaptation of a tabletop game set in the 1920+ Universe created by Jakub Rozalski. In this universe, the battlefields from the first half of the 20th century are filled not only with units one might know from history books but also mechs. In Scythe: Digital Edition the players become leaders of chosen factions with a mission to dominate Eastern Europe. The game features both single and multiplayer modes.

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb

Adventure 24 February 2003

Action adventure game with a third person perspective. The player becomes a heroic archaeologist and this time he has to find a powerful ancient artifact, a black pearl called the Dragon's Heart.

Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts
Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts

Strategy 2021

A strategy game set between 1890 and 1938, in which we command a naval fleet of one of the world's major powers, and our task is to make key decisions, steer ships in battle, and even design ships. Game-Labs studio, known from Ultimate General: Civil War, is responsible for creating this title.

Chicago 1930
Chicago 1930

Strategy 12 November 2003

A strategy and tactical game, largely resembling the popular Commandos series. The development team of Spellbound (creators of Desperados and Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood) is responsible for developing the full version.

Hearts of Iron 2
Hearts of Iron 2

Strategy 04 January 2005

A sequel to the well-received grand strategy game set during World War II, developed by Paradox Interactive. Hearts of Iron 2 spans the entire world and requires us to oversee not only military activities but also all kinds of economic, political, and social dependencies. The player can lead any country, including the biggest superpowers of the era, such as Germany, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. Hearts of Iron 2 offers great freedom in preparations for the outbreak of the World War II. The general premise of the gameplay recreates the solutions of the game's predecessor, but the sequel features many novelties, including additional diplomatic and political options (for example, you can check what would happen if Marxist ideas were introduced in Germany), an open negotiation system, trade agreements, or experience acquisition for military units. Historical scenarios that let us see the conflict through the eyes of a famous commander were also enhanced.