The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (XONE)
8.8 Game Score
Second DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth developed by Nicalis studio. It adds tens of unique items to create more surprising combinations, new monsters to defeat, the special bestiary that describes them, and bonus rooms that form a huge labyrinth. Aside from that, the add-on features more difficult Greed mode and an additional chapter, as well as a new playable character and five unique challenges. However, the most important novelty is the added support of modding tools, which allows players to freely modify the most important elements of the game and create new equipment, monsters, characters and even whole campaigns or game modes.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (XONE)
8.3 Game Score
Official add-on to one of the best accepted independent games of 2017. The expansion introduces new levels, bosses and the third playable character, Miss Chalice.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (XONE)
7.1 Game Score
The second part of the metroidvania series, in which the players play the title ghost. In Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the protagonist leaves Nibel forest to discover his true destiny as he travels through an exotic world.
Psychonauts 2 (XONE)
6.8 Game Score
A three-dimensional platform game and a continuation to the 2005's Psychonauts, a game by Double Fine Productions studio. The main protagonist of the game is our old acquaintance, a psychic named Raz, who specializes in trips to other people's minds. Invited to the headquarters of the eponymous secret organization, employing people with psychic talents from all around the world, he discovers that the group is in serious trouble and it is up to him to rescue them. In Psychonauts 2 we observe the action from a camera placed behind the hero, and the game consists primarily of exploring the world, avoiding traps and obstacles, and fighting enemies. The game is particularly focused on arcade elements, but there are also a great many of clever puzzles and a good deal of secrets to discover. During the game the protagonist learns and develops new psychic abilities, which allows him to deal with increasingly difficult challenges.
6.3 Game Score
An atmospheric arcade game with stealth elements, developed by Polish studio Bloober Team, the creators of e.g. Alien Breed of Layers of Fear. Scopophobia takes place in a world resembling 19th century London. The city is haunted by a huge basilisk, which can turn people into stone with the power of his sight. He players take on the roles of children, who try to avoid the beast's deadly gaze at any cost. Scopophobia is full of suspense and does make you feel like you're constantly being hunted. The default gameplay mode is the asymmetric multiplayer one—you play as either one of the children or the basilisk itself. Both sides feature several character classes, who possess various special abilities. The matches take place on varied maps.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (XONE)
6.0 Game Score
The final part of the LEGO Star Wars series, based on nine episodes of Star Wars. We direct hundreds of characters from the Star Wars universe and recreate the most famous cinema scenes in a more humorous version.
Super Meat Boy Forever (XONE)
5.2 Game Score
Super Meat Boy: Forever is a spin-off of the Super Meat Boy series developed by Team Meat. Once again, we get a 2D game where action is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. This time, however, we do not have full control over the titular character. He continuously runs ahead, we can only help him avoid all sorts of traps and obstacles. We will also have fight with powerful bosses every once in a while. In addition to single player, the game offers the so-called Endless mode where we have to run as far as possible and survive as long as possible. Our score is then published in online rankings when we can compare our times with the achievements of other players. The game has cartoonish visuals and lots of dark humor in it. Super Meat Boy: Forever has many references to other games, i.e. unlockable characters from various indie productions.