Iron Marines (PC)
RPG 14 September 2017
Set in sci-fi realities, a casual RTS game by Ironhide Game Studio from Uruguay, primarily known for the popular tower defense series, Kingdom Rush. In Iron Marines you assume the role of a commander leading his space soldiers into dangerous battles against insectoid Aliens. The game features a wide arsenal of weapons and powerful battle mechs that you gather during gameplay. Interestingly, the game allows the player to see the conflict from the other side of the conflict and take control of the aliens as well. The title features 2D, cartoon-like graphics in the style of the aforementioned Kingdom Rush.
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online (PC)
RPG 12 September 2017
A third-person perspective action jRPG developed by ARTDINK. The title is based on books and anime from the Accel World and Sword Art Online franchises. The story of the game features a unique story in which characters from both universes met. They face a phenomenon that causes unknown time travelers from future to appear in the world and seek a way back home. The action is presented from the perspective of Kirito, the protagonist of Sword Art Online, but the scenario enables the player to assume the role of other characters as well and experience the story from their point of view. The title is an action RPG in which the player travels through large locations and is able to freely fly or participate in aerial combat. The game offers many playable characters, each of which has unique skills and attacks that are upgraded during the game. In the singleplayer campaign the player is accompanied by up to two companions controlled by AI.
Tyranny: Bastard's Wound (PC)
RPG 07 September 2017
Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound is an expansion for Tyranny, a a role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment. The expansion takes us to a new part of the Tiers world. The story focuses on a illegal refugee camp inhabited by those who managed to flee from Kyros’ ruthless rule and now are forced to live in hiding. Bastard’s Wound also expands the story lines of Barik, Lantry, and Verse known from the base game and gives us the possibility of learing more about the Beasts of Terratus. As usual, we will also do various story missions and side quests. It is worth mentioning that a free update for the game was released together with the expansion that introduced more voice acted dialogues and expanded the base game’s third act. In addition to that, we will get a brand new game ending if we play as a hero completely devoted to Kyros.
RPG 01 September 2017
Developed by a one-man studio called Wizard Fu Games, Songbringer is an RPG drawing its inspirations from The Legend of Zelda video game series. In the game, a player assumes the role of a hero, who travels throughout the galaxy on board a space ship accompanied by a former programmer, who before his death transferred his consciousness to the so-called skybot. After in one of the caves the main protagonists find a mysterious sword and wake the ancient evil, it is up to them to prevent the outbreak of a grand galactic war. Players observe the action from the top-down perspective, and the gameplay revolves around exploration, discovering the in-game secrets, and fighting numerous foes. On his journey, a player is bound to encounter both minor adversaries and powerful bosses. During the game, one does not acquire experience points - in order to develop his character, a player has to eliminate consecutive enemies and collect ancient artifacts. To do this more efficiently, a player can use the abilities of the main protagonist's companion, who can scan enemy bodies in search for valuable items.
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr (PC)
An action RPG set in the popular universe of Warhammer 40,000 and developed by the Hungarian studio Neocore Games, so far known from its King Arthur series and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. We play as an agent of the inquisition traveling throughout the galaxy, whose role is to take part in the bloody fight against enemies of the Emperor wherever need be. Gameplay of Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr consists of two parts. First, there is a campaign, throwing us into the eternal conflict, in which the agents of inquisition will play a crucial role. The other one is an extension of the main story and gives us opportunity to freely explore the universe of the game within typical sandbox gameplay.
Ys Seven (PC)
RPG 30 August 2017
Ys Seven for is the seventh installment of the popular jRPG series developed by Nihon Falcom. The game takes us to the fantasy world of Altago where we play as adventurer Adol Christin. King Kiemarl Ednas gives our hero a task of exploring and inspecting a mysterious crypt that emerged after one of the earthquakes. While fulfilling his task he awakes th Five Dragons – ancient powerful beings that bestow Adol with their power so that he can stop the impending cataclysm. Gameplay focuses on exploration of various locations, combat, and talking with more and more NPCs in order to progress the story. In combat, we use conventional weapons, spells, and special abilities which we can combine into powerful combo attacks. We can assign attacks to specific buttons, just like in the series' previous installments. Ys Seven has an atmospheric soundtrack and eye-pleasing visuals.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Horns of the Reach (PC)
RPG 14 August 2017
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind – Horns of the Reach is the first official DLC to The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the biggest expansion so far that was released for the MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamirel Unlimited. It was developed by ZeniMax Online. The newest introduction to the game that came with the expansion are two new dungeons: Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold. In addition to that, Honrs of the Reach brings in new items, monster masks, and achievements. The expansion also comes with a free update that introduced Arcane University, a new Battlegrounds map, and a new battlegrounds mode called Chaos Ball. The new battlegrounds content is available only to those who own the expansion. The other new things like new houses, furniture, esthetic elements, crown crates, and holiday events are available to all players.
Phantom Trigger (PC)
RPG 10 August 2017
A multi-genre mix advertised as „hardcore neon slasher” from BreadTeam and released by tinyBuild Games. In Phantom Trigger, the players control a character named Stan and explore locations filled with enemies to reach one of several endings. No matter the way, the game will make us question what is real and what exists only in hero’s mind. Gameplay focuses on real-time battles requiring dexterity and skill from the player, like in typical hack’n’slash games. However, Phantom Trigger also presents complex character and weapon development options known from RPG titles. There are also procedurally generated dungeons of the roguelike genre and simple puzzles. What makes Phantom Trigger stand out is its visual style that resembles 8-bit and 16-bit productions.
Cat Quest (PC)
RPG 08 August 2017
A comedy open-world RPG developed by The Gentlebros, the creators of the popular Slashy Hero, for mobile platforms. As the title suggests, the protagonist of Cat Quest is a cat that travels an open fantasy world with a sword in his paw and an armor on his back. The story campaign starts when the cat realm of Felingard is attacked by dragons. We assume the role of a cat whose destiny is to become a Dragon Slayer and save its people. While playing, we explore a vast world that is densely filled with various quests. We can visit, among other things, three large cities, forests, mountains, deserts, pirate islands, and dungeons. The production even features sea travel. We draw the route on the screen with our finger. When the hero encounters enemies, the player has to face them in a turn-based combat system. As befits an RPG, Cat Quest offers character development system and the possibility to acquire increasingly better equipment. The game features cartoonish style that fits the game's atmosphere.
The Lord of The Rings Online: Mordor (PC)
RPG 08 August 2017
The sixth official expansion to the popular MMORPG developed by Turbine Entertainment. After the studio responsible for developing the base game had been shut down, the developers joined the Standing Stone Games – the studio responsible for creating the expansion described herein. This add-on introduces the titular land of Mordor, currently inhabited by Sauron – the lord of the darkness. Players get at their disposal a number of new locations known from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including Cirith Gorgor, the Valley of Udun, Barad-Dur, and the Black Gate; also, one can visit Erebor – the city under the mountain known from the Hobbit book and its cinematographic adaptation. The Lord of The Rings Online: Mordor introduces over three hundred new quests, increases the level cap up to 115, and delivers new items and artifacts. To top it all, when creating a character, players can now select members of the High Elves. Mordor features a new barter system allowing players to acquire unique upgrades for their equipment. Another novelty is the allegiance system allowing one to join any faction in order to retake Mordor territories for additional bonuses and unique pieces of gear.
Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar (PC)
RPG 04 August 2017
Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar is an action RPG developed by Cleve Blakenmore – an independent developer. The game pays homage to the dungeon crawler genre and is inspired by such iconic productions as Wizardry, Might & Magic, Lands of Lore, Anvil of Dawn, Dungeon Master, and Eye of The Beholder. Players get to explore the fantastical world of Hyperborea, where, in search for the Metronome Mysterium – a lunar clock that maintains the balance between the chaos and order – they have to face hordes of enemies, use elaborate spells and rich arsenal of weapons, armor, and additional pieces of gear. Both beginning and the end of one journey are entirely dependent on the decisions made by the player. Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar offers many challenges featuring logical puzzles, side quests, minigames, as well as rich and interactive dungeons.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PC)
RPG 02 August 2017
Another installment in the popular Japanese RPG series developed by Nihon Falcom Corp. Once again, players get to travel to the land of Zemuria, more exactly to the territory known as Erebonia, where the Thors Military Academy is located. The school is attended by children of both gentry and common citizens – the exception being the 7th grade comprising only the main protagonists of the game. The action of the game is set during one school year, in which the students increase their skills, acquire military experience, and overcome the differences that divide them. The background of the story is filled with ever-growing tension in the society that might result in an outbreak of civil war. The plot of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel features a non-linear structure and is shaped by the decisions made by the players. In comparison to the previous installments in the series, this game stands out with its multiple improvements, the most prominent being the TPP perspective, which has replaced the typical for the series top down perspective. Additionally, the game features more dialogues and a modified combat system. Once again, battles are turn-based, however, they are more dynamic because of the combo system enabling players to mount spectacular and powerful attack sequences. Moreover, the choices a player makes throughout the game affect the combat efficiency of particular characters.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Shadows of the Hist (PC)
RPG 01 August 2017
One of several expansions for a MMORPG set in a popular fantasy universe of Tamriel. The Elder Scrolls Online - Shadows of the Hist introduces two Argonian dungeons, where the new plot is taking the player into. The first one is Cradle of Shadows, where players help the Argonians from the Dark Brotherhood fight a group of assassins, whose actions may result in plunging the Black Marsh into chaos. The other one is the Ruins of Mazzatun – some mysterious ruins of a city built by the Argonians of the Xit-Xaht tribe, who force their own kins into slavish work on a secret project that has driven them crazy. Both locations are available in two versions: normal and veteran – their level is scaled to the group leader’s experience level. Besides, The Elder Scrolls Online - Shadow of the Hist offers new achievements to unlock, collectibles to find as well as new equipment (including the so-called Monster Masks).
Immortal Planet (PC)
RPG 28 July 2017
Another game created by an independent Polish developer, Tomasz Waclawek, who is best known for his 2015 2D platformer Ronin. Immortal Planet takes the players to an icy planet. There, within an ancient tomb, resides a group of undead warriors. In the game you become one of these warriors, who suddenly awakes from his cryogenic sleep for an unknown reason. As you play, the protagonist has to learn the secrets of the planet and escape the tomb, while fighting the ever-watchful guardians he encounters on the way. In terms of gameplay, Immortal Planet is an action RPG with classic isometric view. As the aforementioned warrior, the player traverses carefully designed levels and fights against increasingly stronger opponents. For that, you can use a heavy sword, firearms, and magic. Immortal Planet stands out with its retro yet high-resolution graphics and dark stylistics.
Galaxy of Pen & Paper (PC)
RPG 27 July 2017
Galaxy of Pen & Paper is another installment of the humorous RPG series from the Behold studio. Just like the previous games, Galaxy of Pen & Paper simulates a tabletop RPG session by reenacting the players' and game master's behavior and the events of the campaign they are playing. Unlike its predecessors, the game uses a science fiction setting. Virtual players and their characters explore the galaxy, do quests, and take part in turn-based battles. They will have to face not only small groups of enemies, but also whole squadrons of spaceships. During their adventures, both the virtual players and their characters will level up, increase their stats, and gain access to new abilities. Players will also be able to modify and upgrade their vessels. Galaxy of Paper & Paper features old-school, pixelart visuals.
RPG 25 July 2017
A unique tactical RPG from independent American studio Supergiant Games. The story of Pyre is set in a mysterious land called Downside, which is a variation on the Christian idea of purgatory. The main protagonist is rescued by a trio of masked travelers, who ask him to help them in unveiling the truth about the so-called Rites – an unusual competition, in which the winners can earn pardon for their sins and be freed from Downside. Pyre’s gameplay contains two fundamental parts. We travel in a special coach that is also used to manage our companions and make decisions that affect the land and its inhabitants. However, there is another and more important part of the game, in form of skirmishes we take part in, which combines features of MOBA and sport titles. A team of three characters must get a hold of a special ball and take it to enemy’s base.
Children of Zodiarcs (PC)
RPG 18 July 2017
Children of Zodiarcs is a tactical RPG developed by Cardboard Utopia. The game takes place in a fantasy world ruled by the Torian Empire. The empire owes its power to the titular Zodiarcs, ancient machines that were left behind by a long extinct civilization. We play as a band of thieves caught in the act of robbing one of the nobles. This draws the attention of the guards and other criminal groups, like the Cannibal Clan. Gameplay is based on turn-based combat. The key to success lies in taking advantage of the game's environment and the individual skills of our party members. Almost all of our combat actions are controlled by a deck of cards we collect during our adventures. The effects of our actions can be empowered by throwing dice. We can improve those dice through an advanced crafting system. Children of Zodiarcs allows us to develop our characters in many various ways.
RPG 18 July 2017
An original RPG with elements of the roguelike subgenre; it was developed by an independent gamemaker Andrew Morrish. The player is taken to a relatively unusual fantasy world, but what distinguishes Kingsway among other similar games, are very unusual mechanics present. The game resembles a simplistic operating system and the entire action takes place in several different dialogue boxes (the player can customize them). For instance, traps and enemies are presented in the form of windows popping-up, equipment is managed through placing particular things in separate folders; as for the quests, information concerning them is given to the player via the in-game email box. Nonetheless, the game's procedurally-generated environment is filled with conventional adversaries; the protagonist represents one of several specialties and they gradually acquire more and more powerful weapons. Additionally, the protagonist's personality is shaped by the player's decisions - this is relevant to the fact that death is permanent in this game.
Albion Online (PC)
RPG 17 July 2017
A free-to-play MMORPG set in a fantasy world and a debut project of the German developer Sandbox Interactive. The game’s universe is shaped entirely by players’ actions, who craft their own tools as well as build settlements and towns. The complex in-game economy system lets you e.g. rent production buildings or lease plots of land to other players. Apart from typical RPG story missions, an essential part of Albion Online are duels between players in PvP mode. The game’s world is split into 800 territories that can be conquered by players’ guilds, seeking valuable resources. Real-time combat uses mechanics typical of hack-and-slash games. While you are offline your territories are protected by a magic aura, so that battles can be fought only between online players. The game features a unique microtransaction system – a commission is drawn from transactions between players.
Tower of Time (PC)
Tower of Time is an RPG set in a fantasy realm that stands on the brink of destruction. The player assumes the role of a warrior, who, along with a party, decides to explore a mysterious tower that may hold a key to stopping the apocalypse. Gameplay mechanics in Tower of Time mostly rely on exploration of the game world, completing missions, fighting foes, and developing your heroes. Characters represent different classes and have a variety of attacks and special skills at their disposal. Besides, many of them can have impact on their environment. Combat is observed from top-down perspective and played in real time, but it’s possible to briefly slow down time so that you can give orders to your heroes. Throughout the campaign you traverse the 13 floors of the tower, which amounts to 20-30 hours of gameplay. In between missions, you regularly visit a local town in order to regain strength and replenish supplies and equipment. Some buildings in the town can be upgraded, which unlocks new gear and abilities.
Devoid of Shadows (PC)
RPG 13 July 2017
Developed by the independent N-Game Studios, Devoid of Shadows is an action RPG with roguelike elements. The game is set in the fantastical land of Galidon – a realm of vampires, in which a player assumes the role of a crown prince, who on the day of his coronation was supposed to fall victim of an assassination. He managed to escape to safety through the underground tunnels created by his ancestors. His task is to investigate the secrets of the vast labyrinths and discover the source of an ancient force hidden deep under the ground. During the game, a player gets to control one of the three available characters – warrior, rogue, and magician. The gameplay revolves around exploring diverse dungeons, completing multiple quests, and eliminating hordes of adversaries. During combat, one can use a wide selection of arms, spells, and special abilities. A player observes the action from the top-down perspective, while the dungeons and the encountered villains are generated procedurally, making each playthrough a unique experience.
Ticket to Earth (PC)
RPG 29 June 2017
A unique mix of an RPG and a match-3 logic game characteristic for its contents, periodically released in the form of episodes. Ticket to Earth takes place in a distant future in one of the space colonies established by humanity. An unexpected catastrophe forces the inhabitants to evacuate back to Earth. Unfortunately, the only means of evacuation is a single starliner that can hold only a small portion of the citizens. A riot breaks out, while the colony itself is under attack from peacekeeping robots, bandits, and aggressive mutants. The player assumes control of a group of four heroes that attempt to discover the truth behind the unexpected downfall of the colony. The action of the game is seen from an isometric perspective. The campaign is divided into missions that see us take part in turn-based encounters on a board covered by a square grid with tiles marked with different symbols. Stepping on a field bolsters the attached ability. As a result, the key to success lies in crossing as many fields as possible with one move, which is rewarded with useful bonuses. Aside from the above, the authors have introduced an extensive skill tree of a hundred abilities divided between four schools. The game is characteristic for its colorful visuals and animated cut-scenes.
Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer (PC)
RPG 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.