Logic 14 December 2017
An unusual logic game developed by Buried Signal. The game was created by Jason Roberts, who was responsible both for the code and for the visuals of the title. The main protagonist of Gorogoa is a boy who collects mysterious items related to religion. The story of the game is filled with symbols and abstract references to faiths from all over the world. The key aspect of gameplay is solving riddles that take the form of movable puzzles that consist of up to four scenes. What makes things more complicated is the fact that the player isn’t matching parts of a single image, but motives hidden in each scene. If combined correctly, the pictures will be animated, creating a key scene and pushing the story forward. Gorogoa distinguishes itself with unique mechanics and unusual graphics that look like an animated, hand-colored drawing.
Finding Paradise (PC)
Adventure 14 December 2017
Developed by Freebird Games, an adventure game being a continuation of the studio’s previous productions – To the Moon and A Bird Story. Finding Paradise narrates a completely new story, although the knowledge of the aforementioned titles makes playing more enjoyable. Once again, there are two doctors who travel into a patient’s mind using futuristic technology, in order to discover his biggest wish and fulfill it before he passes away. The gameplay mechanics stayed almost completely untouched – primarily, you explore the world, chat with NPCs, and look for orbs that symbolize the memories of the dying patient. Gameplay is complemented with occasional puzzles and mini games, but the title still puts emphasis on the story. The visuals feature an old school style inspired by 16- and 32-bit Japanese RPGs.
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! (PC)
Fighting 13 December 2017
The newest version of Arcana Heart 3, a fighting game that debuted in 2011 on seventh’ generation consoles. It features newest improvements from the Japanese arcade version of the game. The title is a classic fighting game that features more than twenty female characters.
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard - End of Zoe (PC)
Action 12 December 2017
One of the expansion packs to survival horror Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. In the title the player learns the fate of Zoe – a woman who helped Ethan in the base version of the game.
EverQuest: Ring of Scale (PC)
RPG 12 December 2017
Another expansion for the popular game EverQuest, in which you return to Kunark to face the threat of the Sarnak Empire. The expansion adds new areas to conquer and quests to complete, as well as a set of spells, battle skills, and the ability to reach level 110.
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard - Not a Hero (PC)
Action 12 December 2017
A free expansion to a well-received survival horror titled Resident Evil VII: Biohazard developed by Capcom. The game allows a player to assume the role of a new, yet perfectly known to the series’ fans character – a mercenary by the name of Chris Redfield working for Umbrella Co., which deals with gathering data from the abandoned Umbrella facilities. Together with his companions, Chris comes to the Bakers’ residence to investigate its ruins and the underground tunnels. Unlike Ethan Winters – the main protagonist of the base game – the new character is a well-trained soldier, who has a modern arsenal at his disposal. This time around, the gameplay does not revolve around sneaking past enemies, on the contrary, a player gets to fight the enemies with his guns blazing (the expansion introduces a new type of monster). Not a hero is available free to all those who own the base game. Additionally, players who buy Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Gold edition also have access to the add-on described herein, as well as the base game and three more paid expansions.
ARK: Aberration (PC)
Action 12 December 2017
ARK: Aberration is a non-standalone expansion for ARK: Survival Evolved, developed by Studio Wildcard. The basics of the gameplay remained the same, blending a multiplayer action game with sandbox and survival elements. Instead of introducing revolutionary mechanics, the expansion focuses on new content. ARK: Aberration allows you to visit a new ark with irradiated areas and expansive underground sections. It is inhabited by mutant animals and a humanoid monster race known as the Nameless. The DLC also features many new items, adding e.g. climbing equipment, wingsuits, zip-lines, and previously unavailable crafting and building resources. There are also new challenges to complete, as well as new threats, such as earthquakes, gas leaks, or radioactive zones.
Okami HD (PC)
Adventure 12 December 2017
A refreshed version of the famous action adventure game that tells the story of a goddess in the form of a wolf that faces the evil. The HD edition features improved graphics. The developers of Okami HD aimed to keep the unique visual style of the original game and adapt it to modern standards. The original version was released in 2006 on PlayStation 2.
Stationeers is a simulator set on a space station with certain elements typical for survival games. The game has been developed by a small team comprising sixteen people called RocketWerkz led by Dean Hall - the creator of the original DayZ. In the game, a player assumes the role of a space station manager tasked with constructing and attaching new modules to the station, as well as overseeing the life support systems (e.g. food production and producing a breathable atmosphere). In Stationeers, one can play alone; however, the game gains impetus in both the cooperative and multiplayer modes, in which players can share the responsibilities of running the space station. The game features colorful and original visuals resembling the style of another popular game - Minecraft.
They Are Billions (PC)
They Are Billions is a steampunk real-time strategy where we have to defend a human colony from hordes of zombies. It was developed by Numantian Games, creators of Lords of Xulmia: A Story of Gods and Humans. Our primary objective is to manage and upgrade our base. We will have to gather resources, build and upgrade buildings, create a power grid, and so on. Hordes of zombies are a constant threat that we will face. The game's engine allows the presence of up to 20 thousand zombies at a time. We have to build defensive structures like watch towers and walls and recruit and trained mercenaries in order to keep our survivors safe. We can pause the game at any time to give orders. They Are Billions offers a single player campaign with all kinds of missions and a survival mode where we end up on a procedurally generated map and have to survive for 100 days.
Fallout 4 VR (PC)
RPG 12 December 2017
A special version of Fallout 4 developed by Bethesda Softworks with VR headsets in mind. Content-wise, the game doesn’t significantly deviate from the original, although the systems of combat, crafting, and building were altered in order to work with VR devices. The title is still an extensive RPG that takes us to an open post-apocalyptic world. Apart from the main storyline, there is a number of side missions for the player to perform – the developers’ intention was to offer absolute freedom so it is only up to the players where they decide to go and how their actions influence the course of the story. Aside from characteristic features of the series, such as the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. character attribute system and the V.A.T.S. aiming system, Fallout 4 VR offers extensive crafting options that let us not only create and enhance various furnishings but also to construct buildings that serve as shelters for the protagonist and his/her companions.
Adventure 12 December 2017
A point-and-click adventure game in which the players assume the role of a robot cleaning a futuristic house. While performing his duties, the protagonist discovers secret passages and hidden rooms. This convinces him to try to solve the mystery of the house he works in.
CodeRed: Agent Sarah's Story (PC)
A detective adventure game developed by a Polish studio called LivinThing. In CodeRed: Agent Sarah’s Story a player assumes the role of an FBI special agent and runs an investigation aimed at arresting an incredibly dangerous villain, who is planning to detonate a bomb in New York City. Gameplay mechanics combine an interactive story with management elements, logical puzzles, and minigames such as locating hidden objects. The game also delivers some arcade elements like car chases and shootouts. Actions taken in the game have some predetermined consequences and eventually lead a player to one of the three available story endings.
Action 12 December 2017
An action game developed by Overly Kinetic and focused on local multiplayer mode. The prototype of the game was created during the Dare to be Digital 2014 competition. Chambara takes place in an unusual, two-colored world in which the player assumes the role of a ninja warrior and uses colors to hide and attack enemies from surprise. For example, if the player is a black character, then by positioning himself close to a wall of same color he becomes invisible to the enemies. However, when looking from the right angle, the opponents can notice character’s shape and locate him. The key to the game is to carefully move and observe the surroundings – danger can hide almost everywhere. Chambara allows up to 4 players to compete on one computer or console and the duels take place in various modes on more than a dozen of maps.
March of Empires (PC)
Strategy 11 December 2017
A mobile strategy game by Gameloft, in which we lead one of three factions and try to forge a powerful empire. In its general premise, the title doesn’t significantly deviate from the standards of other common mobile MMO strategy productions. The player’s tasks include continuous development of infrastructure, researching new technologies, raising a powerful army, and conquering other players’ territory. In March of Empire, we can assume the role of a king, a tsar, or a sultan, and the choice has a quite big influence on our starting parameters and the further course of the game. Moreover, Gameloft’s title is characterized by a slightly more developed plot and gameplay depth that is influenced by such factors as seasons or weather conditions. The tactical layer is also more extensive — in battles, we can apply various formations, each having its pros and cons. The game features rich social options and the possibility of forming alliances.
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PC)
Action 08 December 2017
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris is an expansion pack for the popular PC game Destiny 2. The expansion is set on Mercury and features new adventures, co-op challenges, PvP maps, and new types of raids.
Hello Neighbor (PC)
Arcade 08 December 2017
An unusual first-person stealth game by Dynamix Pixels. In Hello Neighbor, we assume the role of an owner of a suburban house who suspects that his neighbor hides a terrible secret. To confirm his suspicions, he decides to sneak into his home, which won’t be easy since the man is incredibly alert and will stop at nothing to protect his privacy. The goal is to infiltrate the neighbor’s house undetected. Decoys and other distractions are helpful in turning the attention away from us. The primary element of gameplay is the advanced artificial intelligence that lets the neighbor remember the player’s actions and thus foresee his future ones. The paths that we take most frequently are quickly armed with numerous traps and alarms so the game requires creativity and flexibility to be won.
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PC)
RPG 08 December 2017
A Japanese action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom, known for such series as Ys or The Legend of Heroes. The story of Tokyo Xanadu is set in an alternative universe, in a fictional district of the city of Tokyo. The protagonist is a highschooler named Kou Tokisaka, who becomes involved in the fight between humans and creatures from a parallel world. The gameplay in Tokyo Xanadu takes place on two planes: the real world and another dimension. In the real world, you take care of the protagonist's daily life, including school, managing his reputation, etc. In the monsters' realm, the game is filled with more action, as you fight your enemies using an arcade-like system. Although you can control only one character at a time, you can also switch to another one at any time to use those, whose abilities may be better suited for the situation. Both realms are connected to each other and the successes and failures in one of them affect the effectiveness of the characters in the other one.
Demons Age (PC)
RPG 08 December 2017
A classic cRPG game with isometric view and turn-based battles, developed by independent Portuguese studio Bigmoon Interactive. Set in a fantasy world, the game takes us to fictional Moragon peninsula, through which savage force of demons has passed, mercilessly dealing with local races of humans, elves, halflings, and dwarves. Players take on the role of a hero who has to free the land, ultimately defeating the source of evil. Gameplay in Demons Age focuses on completing various quests and taking part in turn-based battles. As we gather more experience and solve subsequently more difficult puzzles, our character will improve his (or her) skills and gain better equipment. We can also recruit a whole bunch of characters to our team during the game, each with its own secrets and experiences, and in some cases they can even turn against you.
Adventure 07 December 2017
A puzzle-adventure game by Grey Alien Games, creators of many browser and puzzle games, which combine visual novel mechanics with CCG elements. It’s set in 18th century England, with players acting as a young aristocrat, one Lady Cornelia Darkmoor, who in her spare time transforms into a masked robber, the titular Shadowhand. The game is a narrative adventure game, so we move between locations and learn the story of the heroine. However, there are card game features as well, in the form of different variants of solitaire. This results in around 200 duels, which will let us collect many useful items and weapons. Shadowhand uses static, but pleasant visuals, somewhat resembling the casual titles from the hidden object genre.
SpellForce 3 (PC)
Strategy 07 December 2017
The third installment in a fantasy game series launched in 2003, which combines elements of RTS and RPG. The title was produced by Grimlore Games, a studio founded by the series’ publisher, which employs some of creators of the first two SpellForce games. Story-wise, SpellForce 3 is a prequel to the previous titles. It is set in times, when this fantasy world was still a vast, unified continent. This obviously affected the structure of locations, which are no longer solitary islands connected by portals. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the developers used the well-proven solutions making up a strategy game, in which you build a base, recruit army, and fight battles. At the same time, the strategic gameplay is enriched with the addition of such elements as heroes of different classes and skills, a character progression system, and story-driven missions with subquests – like in a classic RPG. The game features also multiplayer gameplay available through the Spellforce.net online platform.
Reigns: Her Majesty (PC)
Strategy 07 December 2017
A sequel to the popular multi-genre game, blending elements of logic puzzle, adventure, and strategy games with some roguelike aspects. Like in the first installment, the production was created by Nerial. Reigns 2 is set in a tongue-in-cheek version of the middle ages. The protagonist is a queen, who has just ascended to the throne, and your task is to keep her there for as long as possible. It is not easy, as you have to take care of your kingdom and make difficult decisions by announcing verdicts regarding important matters, developing the economy, and playing diplomatic and political games. The event cards are randomly generated and your choices shape the story. Sooner or later you make one mistake too many, which results in the queen's demise, while you have to play as her successor, who has to face the consequences of her predecessor's choices. The game features clear rules and intuitive controls system, in which you slide the cards to the left or right, thus making a positive or negative decision.
Autobahn Police Simulator 2 (PC)
Simulation 07 December 2017
Autobahn Police Simulator 2 brings a continuation to a series of simulators initiated in 2015, giving the player an opportunity to assume the role of a police traffic officer. The game was developed by Z-Software and published by Aerosoft GmbH.