The Golf Club 2 (PC)
Sports today, 27 June 2017
A continuation of a warmly-welcomed golf simulator from 2014. The basic mechanics seen in the previous installment haven’t changed – we've received a complex sandbox golfing simulator that enables us to create our own player and take part in numerous matches and golf tournaments. The authors introduced numerous fixes and improvements, including realistic club control and more personalization options. Aside from an extensive career mode, The Golf Club 2 offers single matches and multiple multiplayer modes. The multiplayer itself is influenced by its online community – the players can establish golfing clubs that can participate in tournaments, or even the whole series. The game contains an extensive golf course editor, allowing us to share our courses with other players. The new installment uses Unity 5 engine, meaning improved graphics, mainly regarding the character models and environment.
Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer (PC)
RPG today, 27 June 2017
An expansion for Diablo III, developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The add-on introduces a new playable hero – Necromancer, and a number of cosmetic additions. The new hero has power over a special type of magic, drawn from the power of death, while his battle abilities are based on blood and bone – a Necromancer can resurrect corpses. Additionally, we can make use of the spectacular Corpse Explosion, the ranged Bone Spear, or even Siphon Blood from our enemies. The new addition receives dedicated legendary item sets, and an exclusive in-game pet. Aside from that, Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer introduces two more additional character slots, a new portrait frame, a pennant, a banner, and a unique banner sigil. The add-on is not standalone – PC users need to have Diablo III, as well as Reaper of Souls, while console users need Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition.
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (PC)
Action today, 27 June 2017
Secret World Legends (PC)
RPG yesterday, 26 June 2017
Secret World Legens is a story-driven MMO action RPG developed by Funcom. It is serves as a restart of the company's other MMO game, The Secret World. The plot is based on the same premise as the original game and tells the story of the same conflict-driven, full of magic and bloodthirsty monters world where mysterious factions of templars and iluminati fight for power. As we play, we will visit darker sides of many real-world cities. We will use magic and conventional weapons in our fight against the supernatural. Secret World Legends has a bigger open world than the original game, where more players can be active at the same time. When it comes to combat, we can now evade attacks, but the number of available abilities was reduced. We can finish the game's story completely on our own, unlike in many MMORPGs, but nothing stands in our way if we want to play with our friends. PvP is completely optional.
Get Even (PC)
Action 23 June 2017
An FPS created by Polish developer The Farm 51, mainly known for the NecrovisioN franchise and the latest installment in the Painkiller series. The game tells a story of a man whose profession involves tying up loose ends for governments and influential persons. The protagonist’s situation complicates when one of his potential victims decides to fight back. The story is presented from the twin perspectives of the two rivaling characters. As you play, you learn the story through exploration and interaction with the environment. Get Even stands out with its innovative graphics based on 3D scans of real-life locations, making it almost literally photorealistic. Additionally, the game features an interesting combination of single and multiplayer gameplay – at any moment another player can join the fight taking the role of characters normally controlled by AI.
Master X Master (PC)
Action 21 June 2017
A hybrid MMO game combining PvP duels typical for MOBA titles with an extensive, story-based PvE component; it was created by NCSoft - an experienced, Korean developer. The game is set in a universe that mingles together elements of NCSoft's earlier games, and the player can explore various colorful sceneries. Both popular and completely new characters were included - each has their different active and passive abilities. The player can switch between two different characters during PvP fights (including modes such as Team Deathmatch, Point Control or Ruins of the Titans). What is innovative about Master X Master, is the introduction of an additional yet full-fledged PvE component based on missions differing in difficulty level and set in one of 25 locations. All of this is complemented by a recreational mode, which is a rare occurrence in MMO games. In this mode, the player can enjoy three arcade mini-games, including Laser Dodging, Bullet Mode and Racing.
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni (PC)
Action 20 June 2017
An action game developed by Japanese studio Tamsoft for the portable console PlayStation Vita. The main characters of Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni are teenage female warriors that are the victims of the mysterious V virus which gave them paranormal abilities. The girls are living on an island isolated from the world and together they fight hordes of mutants. The mechanics of Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni are similar to ones used in classic Japanese TPP hack and slash games like Devil May Cry. During a mission the player is fighting large groups of weaker opponents and powerful bosses. The female warriors can dodge and perform various attacks that can be combined into combos. The player can control one of seven playable characters and is accompanied by a female partner – what’s interesting, she can transform into a weapon for the player to use in combat. The story is presented like in visual novels and the story campaign offers different endings. The game also offers training mode, survival mode and various types of multiplayer modes for up to four players.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (PC)
RPG 20 June 2017
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is the second expansion to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, an MMORPG developed by Square-Enix. The newest expansion allows the players to travel beyond Eorza, to the territories occupied by the Garlean Empire. Stormblood also definitively ends the game's support for PlayStation 3. The biggest addition to the game introduced by Stormblood are the new locations. We will visit Ala Mhigo, travel to the new continent Othard and Doma Kingdom that lies there. The expansion also introduces new dungeons, raids (i.e. Return to Ivalice designed for 24 players), and special events. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood increases the level cap to 70, introduces new skills, and two new classes: Red Mage and Samurai. You will also find tons of new, powerful pieces of equipment.
Nex Machina: Death Machine (PC)
Action 20 June 2017
A science fiction shooter from Housemarque, the creators of Outland, Alienation, Dead Nation, and Resogun. The action of Nex Machina: Death Machine is embedded in a future world in which technologically-advanced robots rebel against unsuspecting humans. The player controls one of those few people who are aware of the terror and decides to stop the hostile machines. The creators of Nex Machina: Death Machine combine modern gameplay with the charm of classic shooters from arcade machines. Playing comes down to battling hordes of robots from the top-down perspective. As this is a twin-stick shooter, the player has much freedom when it comes to fighting. The environment features destructible elements. Online rankings and tournaments enable the players to compete with each other by collecting points, just like during the arcade machines era. The title features impressive visuals with bright colours and amazing light effects.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles (PC)
Action 19 June 2017
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court (PC)
RPG 19 June 2017
The first expansion for the 2016 dungeon crawler RPG Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios. The add-on utilizes the gameplay mechanics from the core game — you complete a team of heroes and set out to explore the eponymous Darkest Dungeon. Your goal is to find enormous riches, with which you can expand a shabby hamlet, also serving as your base. Like in the original Darkest Dungeon game, the characters of The Crimson Court suffer from typical human ailments — some of them may go berserk, while others may panic when surrounded by darkness. The game places a strong focus on blood, which is a theme connecting the items you find and your enemies. The expansion also marks the first appearance of vampires, creatures with a unique set of characteristics and abilities.
The King of Fighters XIV (PC)
Fighting 15 June 2017
The fourteenth installment in the legendary Japanese series of fighting games started in 1994 on Neo Geo console and arcade cabinets. In contrast to the majority of other installments in the franchise, famous for very detailed 2D graphics, The King of Fighters XIV offers fully three-dimensional arenas. This greatly impacts the gameplay, making it more similar to the Tekken or Dead or Alive series. The King of Fighters IV is the first installment in the series to be released on PlayStation 4. In the game, the players assume the role of a warrior of their choosing and fight against opponent controlled by either another player or by the AI. The game offers a wide choice of playable characters. Some of them return from previous entries in The King of Fighters series, but their fighting style was adapted to new gameplay mechanics that uses three-dimensional environment. The game itself focuses on performing attacks and combining them into combos while avoiding enemy blows. In addition to the singleplayer modes, among which there are arcade and training mode, King of Fighters XIV also contains advanced multiplayer options.
MotoGP 17 (PC)
Racing 15 June 2017
The 2017 installment of the official MotoGP™ videogame includes all the 2017 riders, tracks, teams and bikes. The players are able to participate in 3 classes of races: starting from Moto3 featuring 250cc 4 stroke bikes, through Moto2 (600cc 4 stroke bikes) all the way to the most revered class: MotoGP (1000cc 4 stroke bikes). The game also features the Red Bull Rookies Cup Championship that might be a golden ticket to more prestigious events. In this part of the MotoGP game series developers prepared an extensive single player career mode as well as a multiplayer mode. The game reaches 60 FPS for the first time in the 17 years of the series’ history, guaranteeing unprecedented performance.
Pathfinder Adventures (PC)
RPG 15 June 2017
A card game with strong RPG accents. It is an adaptation of the table game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. The title was created by the experienced studio Obsidian Entertainment, creators of such games as Pillars of Eternity and Fallout: New Vegas. Pathfinder Adventures is a free-to-play game with microtransactions. It takes the player to a fantasy realm called Golarion which is filled with magic, monsters and inhumans. Pathfinder Adventures is based on the Rise of the Runelords campaign known from the paper original. The player is tasked with stopping an attempt to resurrect the despotic Runelords. Gameplay of Pathfinder Adventures is based on the original game and all interactions, including combat, are presented as a card game. One can play the game alone or in cooperation mode for up to four players, each of whom controls a character belonging to one of the available classes. Thanks to different abilities that can be additionally developed, the characters supplement each other. What makes the game even more interesting are interactive cutscenes during which the player is making story decisions.
Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae (PC)
RPG 15 June 2017
The second major expansion to Two Worlds II – third-person fantasy RPG created by the Polish studio Reality Pump. Call of the Tenebrae was released six years after the core game, along with a remastered version of the latter, so it offers better graphics than the original title. Main focus of the DLC’s story is the new enemy – a vile race of sapient rat-like monsters, serving some even more powerful creatures that seek to destroy the world of Antaloor. You have to assemble your allies – both old friends and new characters – and stop this threat. Call of the Tenebrae offers a dozen or so hours of gameplay. The adventure takes place in various new locations where you can find new items, learn new skills and encounter new enemies. Although the DLC has large amount of single player content, it offers no upgrades for the multiplayer mode.
Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor (PC)
Strategy 14 June 2017
A second DLC for a real-time strategy game Hearts of Iron IV. Created by the Paradox Development Studio, the Death of Dishonor add-on focuses upon four European countries, namely: Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, which after the outbreak of the WWII were caught between the hammer and the anvil – the Third Reich and the USSR. In the expansion, the aforementioned countries receive all new and unique National Focus trees allowing the players to lead the country they choose taking one of the available paths. The four new countries also deliver new events and elements of the audiovisual content, such as leader portraits, 3D vehicle models, soldier dialogues, and pieces of soundtrack. Also arriving in Death or Dishonor are features like Equipment Conversion (making it possible for the players to upgrade their arsenal by using their older units, or utilizing captured enemy units), and the option to license military technology from other countries or license one’s tech to other governments. Also, the diplomatic features of the game have been developed by fascist countries getting new subject levels like Reichskommissariat, which hold the occupied nations in an iron grip.
Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome (PC)
Strategy 14 June 2017
One of many DLC packs for the fourth installment in the history-based strategy games series from Paradox Interactive, Europa Universalis. The expansion entitled Third Rome is the first of the so-called Immersion Packs, which focus on expanding specific options in individual regions of the world. In this case we are dealing with Russia, the eponymous Third Rome, a spiritual successor to Byzantine Empire. Along with the add-on, Russian rulers gain a whole range of new management options, including the annexation of entire states or turning highly developed provinces into metropolises. Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome also presents a struggle of the head of the nation with the Orthodox Church. Depending on which saint you chose to revere on icons, you get a specific bonus. Another area that received innovations is the military, featuring brand new, unique units, such as the Moscow Riflemen.
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PC)
RPG 12 June 2017
A Japanese RPG and a spin-off to the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. The game was developed by Felistella studio and tells the stories of various female characters related to the video game industry. The main protagonist of the game is If, a girl who tries to solve the mystery of a theft of a special book that contains the history of the world written in it. During the adventure, If is accompanied by various characters such as Sega Hatsumi, Dream Cast and Mega Drive - personifications of Sega hardware devices. She travels through various locations in time and space. The gameplay focuses on exploration of three-dimensional dungeons and on combat with enemies. The battles are turn-based and the player will face various monsters. Using the special abilities of individual characters is the key to success, similarly as selecting proper equipment and character class. Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls features colorful, three-dimensional, manga-style graphics.