XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus (PSV)
Strategy 22 March 2016
An extended version of the turn-based tactic strategy XCOM: Enemy Unknown developed by Firaxis Games, which was a restart of the cult series started by Microprose in 90s. The plot tells a story of the first conflict between humanity and an extraterrestrial civilization. You are in control of a head of the XCOM organization, whose aim is to fend off the invasion of aliens and figure out their technology. The strategy mode allows the player to develop the base, conduct scientific research, and control equipment and weapons production. Once informed of alien activity, you go to missions played out in turn-based system, during which you lead a team of highly-trained soldiers. Your objective is to simply neutralize all enemies on the map. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus includes the base version of the game along with released a year later add-on, XCOM: Enemy Within, which introduced new resources, weapons, maps, upgrades, and skills.
Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs (PSV)
A turn-based RPG focusing strongly on strategic aspects and created by Pixelated Milk - a Polish developer. The player is taken to a peaceful fantasy world and assumes the role of Kay Loren - a young nobleman whose father reveals on his deathbed the existence of a distant land belonging to their family. Once the protagonist arrives in the place, it turns out that the entire land is ruined and the family was charged with a large debt. Kay decides to restore the ruined city to its magnificent state and take back the neighboring areas from the wildlife occupying them. The player's tasks are to construct buildings, gather resources, develop technologies and manage the land appropriately, so it can generate adequate amounts of money. Exploration, completing quests given by NPCs and turn-based combat are all of high importance here. The protagonist can be accompanied by four other characters with unique abilities, which can be developed alongside progression.
Metal Gear Solid (PSV)
Action 28 August 2012
A tactical action game with stealth features, developed by Konami, as well as continuation of the Metal Gear series, which began over a decade earlier on 8-bit MXS computers. The story takes place in the not-so-far future and tells about an attack of a dangerous terrorist organization on a secret military base in Alaska. Players take role of Snake, the special forces soldier known from previous titles, whose objective is to infiltrate the base, save the hostages and stop the terrorists, who threaten to launch nuclear missile. Unlike its predecessors, Metal Gear Solid has been created in full 3D, though the game premises remained unchanged. Gameplay focuses on stealth elements: acting in secrecy and avoiding guards, cameras, and direct confrontation. Nonetheless, the game doesn't lack action sequence, where the protagonists makes use of a vast arsenal of weapons and useful gadgets.
Grand Kingdom (PSV)
RPG 19 November 2015
A classic jRPG with turn-based combat system, developed by Spike Chunsoft in collaboration with MonochromeCorp studio, and an informal sequel to the 2011 Grand Knights History, both games developed under the lead of Tomohiko Deguchi. The game is set in a fantasy realm divided between four warring factions. We start as a leader of our own mercenary group and with the progress of the game we embrace the cause of one side of the conflict. Skirmishes have been presented in a side-scrolling perspective and take place in a turn-based system with profound tactical essence, forcing players to carefully plan their next move and use all sorts of combos and special abilities. Gameplay is supplemented by a visual novel type of narration.
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PSV)
RPG 03 August 2016
A tactical RPG which is a spin-off of a popular series of hack and slash games, developed by Omega Force. The game is set in the Three Kingdoms period, at the end of the Han dynasty's rule. The plot focuses on the character of a young warrior by the name of Zhao Yun, and his friend Lei Bin. The adventure begins when the characters discover a mysterious cave - in there, they find a young woman frozen into a brick of ice. During their journey, the characters explore the entire country, gradually becoming true heroes, for instance, through participating in battles and making history. Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is played from an isometric view and the core of the experience is made up of turn-based encounters with enemies. When fighting, it is crucial to distribute one's warriors appropriately on the map, but applying adequate kinds of attacks and being in possession of sufficiently powerful weapons are equally important. The game offers a large set of weapons - those can be acquired through trade or completing different quests.
Blast 'Em Bunnies (PSV)
Arcade 09 March 2016
A colorful, cartoonish stationary first-person shooter developed by small Australian studio Nnnooo. The gameplay in Blast íEm Bunnies focuses on eliminating waves of aggressive rabbits. During the game the player cannot move freely, being tied to a single firing position. Eight types of enemies can be found in the game; they differ from each other in terms of speed, toughness, and tactic, and becoming increasingly stronger with each wave. The main objective of the game is to eliminate the opponents before they get close enough to hurt the player. Four wacky weapons are used to exterminate the rabbits, including a carrot shotgun, a watermelon rifle, a turnip mortar, and a bean railgun. However, access to weapons and ammunition must be bought for in-game money earned in subsequent levels.