Arcade 25 January 2007
Arcade 18 November 2014
A platform game with features of puzzle titles from Upper One Game studio. The story of Never Alone is based on Inuit’s’ beliefs, with players taking control of a young girl from Inupiaq tribe who sets on a dangerous journey with her white fox to save her people and stop the arrival of the eternal blizzard. She will meet many creatures of Inuit legends during her adventure, like Sky People, Rolling Heads or Blizzard Man. Never Alone present its world from the side perspective, as we traverse vast levels, avoid traps, fight enemies and solve puzzles. The game in single player campaign lets us switch between a girl and a fox, both of which have unique abilities that are necessary to progress; however, control is split between two players in the cooperation mode. Never Alone uses good-looking three-dimensional visuals accompanied by soundtrack based on Inuit’s music. Interestingly, narrator speaks in the language of those people, although everything is translated to English through subtitles.
Arcade 30 May 2017
Randall is a 2D science-fiction platform game, as well as a commercial debut of the We The Force Studios. The story of the game takes place in a grim future filled with terror, in which a ruthless corporation incessantly invigilates citizens. To keep all members of the society in line, the corporation infects their minds by drugging them with a mysterious mineral. Randall, the titular main protagonist, decides to bring down this regime, as he is one of the last people who retained their free will. During his mission, Randall can use his powerful telepathic abilities, which allow him to read others’ thoughts and jump straight into enemies’ minds. Basic gameplay mechanics follow the platform convention, and build on such aspects as exploration, getting through the obstacles, and fighting foes. The game introduces two kinds of maps - the former features areas in the real world, while the latter comprises locations existing only in the enemies’ minds.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty
Arcade 22 July 2014
Little Nightmares: Secrets of The Maw
Arcade 07 July 2017
An expansion for Little Nightmares, a platformer game released in spring 2017 by Tarsier Studios. Secrets Of The Maw is divided into three episodes in which we follow a completely new hero, a boy named The Runaway Kid who tries to escape an underwater facility, the eponymous Maw. While playing, we discover dark secrets of this place and learn answers to a number of questions that remained unaswered after the adventures of Six from the core game have ended. The fates of both protagonist intertwine, which lets us see the girl’s journey from a different perspective. Mechanics-wise, Secrets Of The Maw doesn’t introduce any major changes – it is still a dark 2.5D platformer game focused on exploration, puzzle-solving, and avoiding attention of grotesque enemies. In the subsequent episodes, we traverse three previously unavailable locations such as an engine room and a flooded lower deck, among others.
Arcade 18 November 2014
Arcade December 2017
Another installment in the popular platform game series by SEGA. The game was developed by Sonic Team, the creators of Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors. Once again, you play as the eponymous super-fast hedgehog, and your task is to lead the resistance and face the evil Doctor Eggman and his army of giant robots. Sonic Forces utilizes the third person perspective. Like in the previous games of the franchise, you traverse the maps full of obstacles and enemies, and collect golden rings. The biggest attraction of the game is undoubtedly the most characteristic feature of the brand - the speed. The protagonist moves so fast that sometimes you may not be able to discern what is happening on screen. The game also features an option to summon alternative versions of Sonic and to control several of them at once — it is the only way to deal with challenges, which are too much for just one Sonic.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Arcade 04 November 2014
An expanded version of a popular indie game that has been released in 2011 by Team Meat studio. Nicalis studio, a bit more experienced team, has been involved in refreshing of the title, in cooperation with original developers. When it comes to mechanics, the gameplay hasn’t changed much, offering randomly-generated levels, traversed by the titular Isaac, who solves simple puzzles and eliminates monsters or much more powerful bosses. The main difference between the Flash-based original, is a completely new graphic engine, introducing new, improved visuals and a number of innovations that, as a result of technological limitations, hadn’t made their way into the original. The developers included the whole base game and its two DLCs, and introduced a number of novelties. A local co-op mode has been incorporated in the game, allowing two players to take part in a joint playthrough on one screen.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD
Arcade 05 March 2013
The Binding of Isaac
Arcade 28 September 2011
Created by the independent developer Team Meat, who also created Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac is a roguelike action shooter with RPG elements. In game, the player becomes Isaac and travels through successive randomly generated dungeons, similar to the ones in the first installments of The Legend of Zelda series. Each level is filled with scores of enemies, demanding boss fights, and classical puzzles. To solve the latter, the player needs to gather items such as coins, bombs, keys, or special cards. The game features an unique character progression system, instead of the experience gained strength of the character depends on special weapon upgrades or magic artifacts, which can be bought in shops or found in special chests and hidden rooms. Thanks to the ability to combine pieces equipment, as the story progress the main character becomes more powerful. The cartoonish visuals of the game are a call back to the simple action games from the 8-bit era.
Arcade 15 November 2013
Arcade 15 August 2017
A 3D platformer that came out as a reboot of one of the most popular adventure game series, featuring the titular Sonic the Hedgehog. This production was created by a SEGA’s subsidiary, Sonic Team, employing people who helped create the series and its most important iterations. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the game is set firmly in the franchise's initial premise, allowing you to play as the main hero (or one of his many friends), and traverse a series of locations where your goal is not only to reach the end of a map, but also to do it as quickly as you can. For most of the time, action is presented in third-person perspective, however, the game features also also some classic 2D levels. Each location is filled with traps and opponents, but also various power-ups that can boost your score or protect you from damage.
Shrek 2: The Game
Arcade 28 April 2004
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Arcade 11 October 2011
How to Survive 2
Arcade 08 September 2016
A sequel to the 2013 survival horror game How to Survive. The game, developed by Eko Software, is set in New Orleans, where the virus known from the first installment has turned people into zombies. The survivors have to fight for their lives and form teams in order to search for water, shelter, and useful items. The mechanics remained mostly the same, and the game places emphasis on the crafting system and character skill trees. How to Survive 2 utilizes an isometric view, and a huge part of the gameplay is once again fighting with zombies with the use of various weapons, including handmade ones, crafted from the elements you find in the game. Compared to the original, the game features as expanded multiplayer mode, allowing for camps consisting of up to 16 players, and the co-op mode for up to 4 players.
Arcade 11 April 2017
Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer developed by Playtonic Games, a studio created by the experienced developers who played a crucial role in the development of Rare's biggest games. The game's title is a blend of the protagonists names. Yooka, the first of them, is a chameleon who has an unusually long tongue, which can be used to grab onto various surfaces and cover large distances. The other one, Laylee, is a bat who can use sonic attacks. Laylee can also carry Yooka and fly with her friend for a short distance. During our adventures, we explore vast, three-dimensional locations. We need to use our protagonists unique abilities to travel around them. There are numerous challenges awaiting the players: from typical platform sequences, through logical puzzles and item collecting, to boss fights. There are also many hidden minigames in Yooka-Laylee’s world.
Arcade 27 September 2015
Next installment in a bestselling game series devoted to LEGO bricks and developed, as usual, by Traveller’s Tales studio. This title is Warner Bros'. response to the growing popularity of franchises like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This is the first game in the series that uses real LEGO minifigures, which are transferred into virtual word through a special port. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game is not much different from other titles in the series, still being a third-person action-adventure game. You play as various LEGO characters who have to stop evil Lord Vortech from annihilating humanity. The game is available for purchase in several editions devoted to different franchises. Starter pack includes figurines of Gandalf, Wyldstyle, Batman, and Batmobile. However, you can buy individual packs of characters featured in the Return to the Future franchise, LEGO Ninjago sets, DC Comics, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant
Arcade 07 October 2008
How to Survive
Arcade 23 October 2013
An action-adventure game with role-playing elements by indie studio EKO software. The main story campaign is set in an archipelago of four small islands near the coast of Columbia. This seemingly idyllic place turns out to be infested with ravenous zombies. The protagonists (you can choose from Abby, Jack or Kenji) need to rely on their determination and survival skills in this hostile environment. The gameplay of How to Survive features an open structure, giving you much freedom in the way you decide to complete the quests. There is a strong focus on survival aspects — the characters need to gather food and water, and also rest between battles with the undead. A simple crafting system allows you to create your own armor and useful items.
Arcade 16 April 2014
Viscera Cleanup Detail
Arcade 23 October 2015
A lighthearted, science-fiction arcade game that allows the player to assume the role of a cleaner on a space station. Viscera Cleanup Detail starts in a moment that would normally mean that the end credits are about to roll in any typical story. Instead, our hero enters the action moments after somebody got rid of an alien horde. As can be easily imagined, the station is littered with destroyed instruments and body parts of humans and aliens alike. Our task is to clean up the mess. The game makes us wash the blood from floors and walls, gather shells and body parts floating around the corridors, and remove destroyed items that block the passages. To be able to complete our task, we are equipped with futuristic versions of every-day cleaning utensils, such as mops or water buckets. Wipers require regular rinsing, while body parts have to be placed in special containers for biological waste, and then cremated. Virtual cleaning is a surprisingly engaging activity, and at the same it time proves to be difficult one, due to the physics engine that makes thrown items bounce off surfaces. If, for example, a cut hand didn’t land in the furnace, it will create stains on every surface it touches.
Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge
Arcade 16 September 2000
Arcade 25 March 2016
Co-developed by Steve Howse and Thorntree Studios, an arcade game resembling the popular mobile and browser hit Agar.io. During the game you are in control of a small snake which grows by eating bright points. Apart from yours, there are other snakes on the map and in order to win, you have to eat what remains of the bigger ones. The only problem is that they die only if they touch other creatures with their heads, so your objective is to maneuver your snake in a way that will make others run into you. This can be achieved with a number of techniques. There is no final purpose to the game, so you can play till the Earth stops turning. Similarly to the aforementioned production by M28 studio, Slither.io features minimalistic visuals. Even though they are simple, they still can give an ample scope for showing your brains and skill.
ibb & obb
Arcade 06 August 2013