Nier: Automata (PC)
RPG 17 March 2017
Third-person perspective action game with RPG features and a sequel to the warmly-received production created by Cavia in 2010. The second installment was created by a different developer – Platinum Games known for the Bayonetta series. Despite that, Tarou Yokou, the creator of the first game, retained his position as the director of the project. The game takes place in distant future in which Earth was destroyed due to war against deadly machines. Humans, having found a safe haven on the Moon, created the limited YoRHa series of sapient androids to fight on their behalf. The YoRHa combined forces with androids of older generation and together they face the rebel machines. Two out of three protagonists of NieR Automata are completely new characters, but during the game player will also encounter characters from the first installment of the series as both stories are connected. Gameplay mechanics of the game are similar to ones in its predecessor and they offer an attractive combination of hack-and-slash, magic and RPG.
Arcade 29 September 2017
A two-dimensional action game with designs resembling old cartoon movies, which is a debut production of StudioMDHR, an independent developer. In Cuphead, we assume the role of a gambling addict that loses his soul to the devil during one of his sessions. To retrieve it, he needs to work off its equivalent. When it comes to mechanics, the game is a 2D fighting game with a degree of platforming elements – we participate in continuous 1v1 fights, taking place on special 2D arenas. During combat we can make use of a wide range of weaponry, as well as several outfits bestowing us with special powers. Each of the enemies has his own fighting style, which needs to be countered in order for us to win. In opposition to the genre classics, our enemies are controlled by dynamic AI, making the game tough to beat and less predictable in case of replays.
Action 12 June 2018
A dynamic two-dimensional action game that combines traits of a platform game and a horror game. The players assume the role of a lone soldier who uses guns to defeat five bosses and dozens of lesser enemies.
Sky Force Reloaded (PC)
Action 30 November 2017
An oldschool shooter inspired by arcade classics. Sky Force Reloaded was produced by Polish studio Infinite Dreams, the creators of the two previous installments in the series: Sky Force from 2004 and Sky Force from 2014. In the game the player controls a fighter jet which automatically flies in one direction (towards the top of the screen). Player is tasked with shooting down incoming enemy units and avoiding being hit or crashing into obstacles. It is a good idea to collect various bonuses which provide temporary power-ups and allows you to equip the vehicle with better weapons. In addition to regular enemy aircraft the player will face powerful bosses, encounters with which will require good reflexes and dexterity. Another attraction are the optional missions, during which one must save civilians. These missions are very risky but completing them grants exceptional awards. Sky Force Reloaded offers many varied levels and colorful special effects which enrich the graphics of the game.
Enter the Gungeon (PC)
Arcade 05 April 2016
A unique mix of a classic dungeon crawler and a dynamic, two-dimensional shooter from the debuting American studio, Dodge Roll. We play as a hero seeking for the legendary weapon that can change the past of a distant planet. To achieve his goal, he must explore the eponymous ancient temple where many dangers and surprises await him. Featuring a top-down view, the game tasks us with exploration of randomly generated levels of the temple. We come across numerous enemies and bosses, as well various shops and friendly characters that will help us in our journey. The game’s combat system is based on classic twin-stick shooters, allowing us to use environmental objects as weapons in addition to an already vast selection of guns and gadgets.
Tower 57 (PC)
Action 16 November 2017
An old-school 2D shooter developed by Pixwerk in cooperation with 11 bit studios. The game is inspired by classic 16-bit hits, such as the Chaos Engine series. The action of Tower 57 takes place in a devastated dieselpunk world, where gigantic towers are the only places harboring what remains of human civilization. The story focuses on the adventures of a group of daredevils who attempt to infiltrate the titular Tower 57. Players observe from a top-down perspective how the characters fight off hordes of enemies and utilize a rich arsenal of diverse weaponry. In the game, one assumes the role of one of the seven available protagonists, each featuring a unique set of skills and a number of destructive weapons. The entire experience falls under the typical twin-stick shooter convention and features dynamic gameplay as well as the option to destroy elements of the surroundings. The single player campaign is well complemented by a cooperative mode.
Action August 2018
A brutal action game in which we assume control of Butch – a former drug dealer exploring a secret underground world inhabited by hordes of zombies and mutants.
Dead Metal Punks (PC)
A sidescrolling shooter with a post-apocalyptic setting – Dead Metal Punks is a debut project created by an independent developer: Paul Scott. In Dead Metal Punks, the players get to visit a Borderlands-like world, where the action is presented from the side and the gameplay has been divided into two different modes. In the first mode, the players control the main protagonist – Lily, while the second mode revolves around driving a fancy tank. No matter which mode we choose, we get to move left and right, and eliminate hordes of ground and air units. While playing the vehicle mode, players can experience certain platform game elements thanks to the tank’s engines that allow us to accelerate and cover a small distance in midair. Respective game stages end with boss fights, as a result of which players are awarded scrap that can be used in between the missions to upgrade our vehicle.
Badass Hero (PC)
Action November 2018
A dynamic action platform game with roguelike features. The game was developed by the Polish studio Awesome Games. In Badass Hero the action is presented from a side perspective. The game focuses on exploration of a randomly generated comic book-like world, avoiding many traps and obstacles, and on combat with encountered enemies. The protagonist can use various shotguns, machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenade launchers. By eliminating the enemies and bosses the protagonist unlocks ink that serves as a currency and can be spent on new skills and weapons. Reflex and agility are the key to victory. The player must be careful as well, as death in this game is permanent.
The Disney Afternoon Collection (PC)
Arcade 18 April 2017
A collection of six action games based on classic Disney cartoons. The collection was developed by Capcom and it contains games that were released in late 80s and early 90s on Nintendo Entertainment System. The Disney Afternoon Collection contains the following titles: DuckTales (1989), Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (1990), TaleSpin (1991), Darkwing Duck (1992), Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (1993) and Duck Tales 2 (1993). All titles were remastered and adapted to modern gaming platforms. They offer various modern graphic filters and are working in native 1080p resolution. The developers have also introduced new game modes, such as Boss Rush and Time Attack. It is also possible now to rewind the action when the player dies or faces some other difficulties in the game. The fans also have access to bonus materials like artworks and concept arts.
Tempest 4000 (PC)
Action 31 July 2018
Another entry in a classic series of, so called, tunnel shooters which is set in science fiction world. The game was developed by Llamasoft, leaded by Jeff Minter who, back in 1994, also created a remake of the original arcade version of Tempest for Atari Jaguar. Just like in the previous games from this series, this one is also about controlling a "claw-shaped" space ship that moves in tunnels that are similar to a spider web. The gameplay focuses on eliminating enemies, avoiding bullets and getting best results by increasing our points. To make the gameplay more interesting we can collect weapons and power-ups but, in addition to that, the game gets faster with each level. Also we can encounter more and more challenging enemies. In terms of graphics, Tempest 4000 uses the same vector technology that was used in the previous games but it also uses the newest game developing techniques and particle effects.
Last Encounter (PC)
Action 08 May 2018
A Twin-stick shooter in which players assume the role of spaceship pilots. The gameplay is presented from the top-down perspective. The core of the gameplay is destroying encountered foes. However, to spice things up, the game features permadeath, and the visited locations are procedurally generated, thus, the players face different obstacles every time they play.