Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (PC)
Arcade 08 June 2017
A remake of the classic 8-bit platform game Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, originally released in 1989, developed by Lizardcube. You play as the eponymous hero, who has to kill a dragon lurking in a cave. Unfortunately, by fulfilling his task he brings upon himself a mysterious curse, which transforms him into a humanoid lizard, and his new objective is to get rid of the spell. The game is a classic platformer, in which you mostly explore locations, gather items, avoid traps and fight enemies. After every successful boss fight, the protagonist transforms into a different animal, gaining a new set of abilities. Compared to the original, the biggest change are the game's visuals, created from scratch in high resolution.
Adventure 06 June 2017
A psychological horror adventure game. The developers at Zoetrope Interactive were inspired by the works of Howard Philips Lovecraft, especially the novella entitled At the Mountains of Madness. The action of Conarium takes place in the 30s, and the player find himself in Upuaut. This enigmatic name refers to a research station left by a scientific expedition to Antarctic, whose four members intended to overstep the limitations of human body and mind with the use of the eponymous mysterious device. At the core of the gameplay lies exploration of the environment, conversations with encountered non-player characters, gathering useful equipment, and solving environmental puzzles that are based either on manipulating objects or physics. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 which translates into advanced visual effects and detailed graphics.
Victor Vran: Mötorhead Through The Ages (PC)
RPG 06 June 2017
Motörhead: Through the Ages is an official expansion to the 2015 hack'n'slash Victor Vran developed by Haemimont Games. The expansion was inspired by Motörhead, a Brittish band formed in 1975, one of the giants of hard rock and heavy metal. Through the Ages departs from the main game dark fantasy stylistics and introduces a world inspired by Motörhead's lyrics and album covers. The plot focuses on stopping the dark Queen of the Damned, but we will also have to face some more 'modern' enemies, like religious fanatics, corrupt politicians, and power-hungry dictators. The game skillfully mixes elements of dark medieval, wild west, and science fiction and its OST is composed of Motörhead's awesome music.
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (PC)
RPG 06 June 2017
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is the expanded edition of the 2015 action RPG, Victor Vran. Overkill Edition includes two expansions, Fractured Worlds and Motorhead: Through the Ages, that were released for the original game. Players once again will play as Victor Vran, the monster hunter. Expansions included in this edition offer completely new areas, enemies, and abilities. The first one takes place in a different dimension and offers the players dungeons that change on a daily basis, among other things. The second expansion was created in cooperation with the heavy metal band Motorhead and faces the players with three demons that need to killed. Gameplay mechanics remain the same. The game is still an action RPG presented from an isometric view. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition can be bought on Steam and physically in stores.
Victor Vran: Fractured Worlds (PC)
RPG 06 June 2017
Victor Vran: Fractured Worlds is an expansion pack to the 2015 hack'n'slash game Victor Vran that was developed by Haemimont Games. It requires the base game to be playable. In Fractured Worlds, the titular monster hunter is moved to a realm that was born as a result of the collision of a couple of fractured worlds. His job is to find all the pieces of the Astrolabe, an artifact that can change our hero's destiny. Fractured Worlds doesn't introduce any new gameplay mechanics. Just like in the base game, we will explore a new world and eliminate hordes of enemies that stand in our way. The expansion, however, offers a completely new story campaign with four enormous dungeons that change their layout on a daily basis and an endless dungeon known as Fracture. Fractured Worlds increases the game's level cap and adds additional space for destiny cards and some special talismans that, after being fully charged, can be activated to execute powerful special attacks.
Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! (PC)
RPG 06 June 2017
A dungeon crawler RPG which is the third installment in the Cladun series. Similar to the previous iterations, Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! was created by Nippon Ichi Software. The player is once again taken to the magical world of Arcanus Cella, which is a base of operations for heroes that set out on expeditions to dangerous dungeons. This time, the game begins at the end of the Sengoku period in Japan, when the country was brought to its knees by internal wars and rebellions. Damned souls are taken to Arcanus Cella - those cannot enter the path of reincarnation until they have taken care of their unfinished, earthly business. The player's goal is to help them, which requires one to explore dungeons characteristic for the franchise, filled with monsters, traps, powerful bosses, but also valuable artifacts. In combat, the player uses different melee and ranged weapons, such as katanas, warhammers, staves, bows or shurikens. Special abilities and features form a variety of character classes, both common, such as the Swordsman or the Mage, and more exotic professions, such as the Saint, the Priest, or the Onmyoji. The player-controlled character can by supported by their teammates thanks to the Magic Circle system being implemented in this installment as well. Both the faces of the characters and sprites of certain weapons can be modified in the in-game Pixel Editor.
Die Young (PC)
Independent exploration game with survival elements from internal team of Indie Gala company. We play as heroine who found herself on a Mediterranean island, not know how, why and by who she has been kidnapped. She must uncover the truth behind this event and escape from this hellish place. Die Young uses first-person perspective and focuses on exploration. Aside from that, protagonist must fight for survival, gathering food, water and useful equipment. Because she can’t use any weapon, our heroine is forced to run from dangers and climb on her surroundings – otherwise, she will meet horrible end at the hands of opponents, with decapitations with axe being common scenes. What makes die Young stand out from other games from the genre are its high quality visuals, with detailed, moved by wind plants.
Cold Waters (PC)
Strategy 05 June 2017
A mix of simulation and strategy game developed by the independent studio Killerfish Games. The plot is loosely based on Tom Clancy’s works, telling an alternative version of history, in which the Cold War eventually turned into World War III. The player assumes the role of a submarine captain and tries to stop the Soviet Union’s plans to establish an outpost in Scandinavia. Mission objectives focus on fighting enemy naval and land units, preventing sea landings, and raiding convoys. We not only get an extensive arsenal at our disposal, which consists of torpedoes and long-range missiles, but also various kinds of defensive means and a realistic sonar. Combat takes place in real time. We get to face over forty types of enemy units, starting with ships, though submarines, to choppers and aircraft. The developers put emphasis on realism, which translates into battle tactics applied by our adversaries and units recreated with attention to detail.
Tekken 7 (PC)
Fighting 02 June 2017
The seventh major installment in one of the most famous fighting game series developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, which originally launched back in 1994 on the first PlayStation. The debut of the franchise on the eight generation consoles brings back all the key elements of the previous installments, i.e. dynamic duels on 3D arenas featuring interactive objects. The story revolves around the King of Iron Fist tournament, organized by a powerful corporation. The new game also presents a cast of well-known characters with their unique special attacks. Additionally, there's no shortage of playable characters, who appear in the series for the first time. In contrast with the previous games, powered by a proprietary game engine, Tekken 7 is based on Unreal Engine 4, offering high-quality graphics even on less powerful platforms.
Action 02 June 2017
AereA is an action RPG created by Triangle. The game focuses on real-time battles and the development of the hero and his equipment. The player has four heroes to choose from, and by defeating enemies he strives to bring back order to the land of Aezir. The universe is inspired by music – both the heroes and enemies resemble musical instruments, such as a harp or an accordion. Collecting notes gives experience points that can be spent on upgrading the character or equipment. The game strongly emphasizes co-op for up to four players. Multiplayer allows players to join and leave at any moment. The title features hand-drawn visuals.
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 (PC)
Fighting 01 June 2017
A two-dimensional fighting game developed by Japanese studio Arc System Works. The title is an upgraded and enriched version of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator. The action of the game takes place in year 2187, when a female warrior named Ramlethal, who leads creatures called Valentine, declares war against humanity. The campaign of the game consists of chapters focused on various characters and the cutscenes between the fights are similar to visual novels. The gameplay mechanics of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 don’t differ much from the previous entry, but the game introduces some improvements. The expanded edition offers one returning and one new character: female samurai Baiken and the “business ninja” named Answer. All previously available characters received new techniques and smaller improvements that impact the gameplay balance. The game is available as a separate production and as a paid DLC for the original game.
Iron Wings (PC)
Action 01 June 2017
Developed by the Italian Naps Team studio, a WWII action-adventure air combat game. The plot of Iron Wings follows the story of the US 332nd Fighter Group, which was composed solely of black pilots. Jack and his childhood friend Amelia are the main heroes. The story revolves around general Adler’s ominous plan to secure the Third Reich’s victory. The mechanics are purely arcade and missions are abundant in main and side objectives. Interestingly, there are always two characters in the air, each in a separate airplane. The player can easily switch between them and, while piloting one plane, command the other, controlled by AI. From time to time, you can step outside the cockpit and take part in special shooter sequences.
Tokyo 42 (PC)
Action 31 May 2017
An isometric cyberpunk action game by SMAC Games. The action of Tokyo 42 is set in a futuristic version of the eponymous metropolis, where we assume the role of a killer who, while performing his lucrative contracts, uncovers a scheme that can change the fate of the world for ever. The gameplay is set in an open world, while the protagonist employs a rich arsenal of weapons and various gadgets. We can also drive vehicles. The available missions were designed in a way that gives the players freedom in choosing their methods — depending on our preferences, we can go in all guns blazing or focus on a stealthy approach. The game is enriched by the fact that the streets of the city are roamed by crowds of ordinary citizens which, depending on the case, can make our job significantly easier or harder.
Giant Cop (PC)
Arcade 30 May 2017
An unusual arcade game by Other Ocean Interactive, developed with VR headsets in mind. In Giant Cop, we are taken to a microscopic town of Micro City where we assume the role of a law enforcer. However, we are a quite specific policeman since we resemble the famous Godzilla in terms of size. We have to use our size to keep order in the metropolis. The game is set in an open world and involves not only pursuing various criminals but also conducting simple investigations. While ridding a crowd of beachgoers of thugs won’t be too taxing, finding a thief of a flower, while having only a magnifying glass and a picture of the plant, can turn out to be really challenging. Moreover, the developers gave us a lot of freedom, so our actions will determine whether we will be viewed as a good cop or a bad cop.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PC)
Simulation 30 May 2017
A spaceflight simulator game developed mainly for virtual reality headsets by Ubisoft Red Storm, best known for many action games based on Tom Clancy's works. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is set in the cinematic universe based on the popular science-fiction TV series. During the game, you explore a previously unknown region of the galaxy, known as the Trench, in search for a new home for the Vulcan race. The gameplay was designed with a co-op mode for four players in mind, and each player becomes a different crew member of the ship. The positions to choose from are: Captain, Helmsman, Engineer, and Tactical Officer. Each of them has unique duties, which you perform by using the ship's equipment in the virtual world. Star Trek: Bridge Crew features attractive 3D visuals, stylized to resemble the game's movie predecessor.
The Long Journey Home (PC)
Action 30 May 2017
A science-fiction sandbox action game with roguelike and strategy game elements, and the debut production from one of Daedalic Entertainment's subsidiaries. The Long Journey Home tells the story of a prototype spaceship, the first one in history to be equipped with an FTL drive. During its maiden flight, an accident happens which results in the ship being thrown into an uncharted region of the galaxy; the player’s task, as the ship’s captain, is to find a way home. The game allows us to freely explore a vast, randomly generated chunk of the cosmos — we are the ones to plan the route and to choose tasks as well as the means to perform them. While playing, we will have to gather resources, fight alien races, search for artifacts of long-dead civilizations, and cope with various random events. The title also features an extensive conversation module and a separate character development system for every crew member.
Adventure 30 May 2017
A first-person horror adventure game and the debut project of The Deep End Games studio. In Perception, we play as a blind girl named Cassie, who tries to discover the mystery of a certain mansion, whose visions has been haunting her in her dreams for some time. It turns out that the place is haunted by a ghost, which has been terrorizing the inhabitants of the house, and now it targets Cassie. We explore the dark mansions and look for clues to reveal the dark past of the building. Due to her affliction, our heroine is unable to use any weapons, being armed only with her intellect and excellent hearing that provides her with a limited echolocation ability. The visuals, powered by Unreal Engine 4, consist mainly of black and white outlines of rooms and items, recreating the girl's unique perception.
A digitally distributed free-to-play MMO developed by Russian studio Gaijin Entertainment – creators of such titles as X-Blades, Wings of Prey, and War Thunder. Gameplay mechanics combines large-scale battles known from World of Tanks with post-apocalyptic setting inspired by the Mad Max movies. Crossout is set in a future world devastated by an alien invasion and genetic experiments. Players have to survive in this hostile environment and take part in rivalry of armored vehicles. When beginning the game, you get a simple jeep with a basic, mounted gun, but as you progress you can turn it into a massive monster truck – a mobile fortress that strikes fear in other players’ hearts. The game offers a variety of modifications, starting with different shapes of armor, weapons and side systems, through to esthetic additions.
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam (PC)
Action 30 May 2017
Developed by Tripware Interactive in cooperation with Antimatter Games, an FPS which is a continuation to Rising Storm. As the title suggests, the action takes place in Vietnam, where you assume the roles of American or Vietnamese soldiers. The mechanics do not differ considerably from those in the previous installment and once again emphasize realism. Due to the different historical period and realities of the conflict presented, the game now features choppers, booby-traps, and machine guns. Soldiers of each fraction differ not only in fighting style, but also in equipment. The creators provided new unit system that allows for bigger control over the player's squad. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam introduces multiplayer for up to 64 players.