A Way Out (XONE)
Action Friday, 23 March 2018
An action-adventure game developed by Hazelight in collaboration with Electronic Arts, and designed with co-op gameplay for two people in mind. The main protagonists in A Way Out are two convicts: Vincent and Leo. Together they are devising a way to escape from prison and then build their lives anew outside its walls. When it comes to mechanics A Way Out offers quite a variety in gameplay. Over the course of the story campaign the players will take part in fist fights, shootouts, car pursuits, stealth sequences and so on. Other noteworthy features are the advanced AI, and freedom when it comes to tackling in-game challenges. As befits a co-op game, the key to success lies in skillful cooperation between the two heroes. Just for that, A Way Out offers both a local split screen mode and online play. As for technical aspects, the game uses the advanced Unreal Engine 4 technology for generating graphics.
Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs (XONE)
Action 13 March 2018
The second expansion to Assassin’s Creed: Origins developed by the creators of the base game – Ubisoft Montreal. This time around, players get to familiarize themselves with the Egyptian mythology – the story featured in this DLC revolves around the titular curse, which has brought one of the pharaohs back from the world of the dead and has unleashed various legendary beasts. In Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs, developers have increased the experience level cap and allowed Bayek to learn entirely new abilities. This add-on also introduces an entirely territory filled with story-related quests and numerous side quests just waiting for the player to be discovered.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (XONE)
A stand-alone version of collective card game (CCG) that debuted in the bestselling RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Project RED, and quickly became acknowledged as one of the best minigames in history. In Gwent: The Witcher Card Game players compete against each other with progressively collected decks of cards from five different factions. As in most CCG, the gameplay is turn-based, but quite unusually, the player’s objective is to gather more attack points than opponent. Cards are placed in three different rows, respectively for melee soldier, ranged units and siege machines like catapults. Our army’s strength can be both increased and decreased with special cards, unique skills of commanders or weather effects. Aside from complex multiplayer mode, the game also offers an episodic story campaign.
Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones (XONE)
Action 23 January 2018
First big DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Origins set many years after events from the base game. We play once again as Bayek, who this time goes to Sinai Peninsula and gets dragged into a conflict between Egyptian rebels and Roman occupants. This lets us witness another chapter in the history of Assassins’ Brotherhood, which rise we could see in the original title. Assassin’s Creed: Origin – The Hidden Ones doesn’t change any of game’s mechanics – the only thing that developers from Ubisoft Montreal have changed was increased amount of experience our character can earn. Other than that, the add-on focuses on introducing new arena, where we can find both main story’s missions and various side activities.
Action 02 March 2018
An action-adventure game featuring elements of platforming, set in a fantasy version of Mexico's Sierra Tarahumara. The game was inspired by legends and cultural achievements of the Tarahumara tribal people living in the region. Sukurúame is the protagonist - a shaman who sets out for a long journey aiming to gain the trust of gods watching over the region. The mission is to save the inhabitants from total destruction that is already on its way.
Don't Starve (XONE)
Action 26 August 2015
A humorous action-adventure game with strategy and cRPG features. The game was developed by Klei Entertainment, the creators of Shank and Mark of the Ninja. The main protagonist of Don’t Starve is Wilson, a Victorian gentleman scientist. The insidious demon Maxwell sends Wilson to the wild where he must use all of his knowledge and intelligence to survive among dangerous beasts. The player is tasked with helping the protagonist in his fight against the nature and the monsters – he must build a place to hide, obtain food, start a fire, produce tools etc. As the game progresses, one can unlock new playable characters, each with unique abilities. The game has unusual 2D graphics with cartoonish style and music that is pleasant to the ear.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (XONE)
Fighting 04 February 2016
The fourth major installment in a popular fighting game series set in the famous ninja universe of Naruto. This game series has been developed since 2008 by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Storywise, the game is a direct sequel to the previous installments in the series, focusing on the latest chapters of the manga. In the story mode you explore the game’s world, meet the characters from the anime and manga and take part in spectacular duels focusing on unique special abilities of each hero. The other game mode is the fighting mode, in which you participate in duels on dedicated arenas. For the first time in the series, the game features QTE in some of the attacks. Moreover, lots of changes were introduced when it comes to combat mechanics and damage system. As this is the first game in the series to be released on the eight generation consoles, the visuals have seen a significant upgrade. Created with cel-shading technique, the artwork closely resembles the anime.
Scribblenauts Showdown (XONE)
Logic 06 March 2018
The sixth installment in a series of logic-adventure games, which has gained approval both among the players and the industry media. The game stands out with the amount of freedom the player is given as it comes to approaching different puzzles. Scribblenauts Showdown was developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros.
The Escapists 2 (XONE)
Simulation 22 August 2017
A sequel to the 2015 game by Mouldy Toof which was a unique arcade 2D platformer with elements of logic and RPG productions. In The Escapist 2, the players assume the role of inmates locked up in heavily-guarded prisons, and their task is to work out the security system and to escape. To do so, we have to look for allies and items that can be crafted into useful tools while pretending that we tend to our usual prison routines. Compared to the original, the game features a myriad of enhancements such as new ways of spending spare time, a modified combat system, a possibility of creating previously unavailable items, and new ways of escaping. One of the biggest novelties is the introduction of a drop in/drop out multiplayer mode in which up to four players can play on a split screen or over the Internet.
The Last Night (XONE)
Arcade July 2018
A cyberpunk platformer with adventure elements. Developed by Odd Tales, it's the company's first commercial production, developed from a free title that has won Cyberpunk Jam 2014. The action of The Last Night is set in a futuristic, open city divided into four areas of different appearance and atmosphere, which influences gameplay. You assume the role of a spy hired by private employers who give you such tasks as stealing cars or killing particular people. The city is filled with cameras and patrols, so in order to succeed, you need to sneak, avoid raising suspicion, look for alternative paths, and hack various computer networks. Chatting with NPCs is also an efficient way of getting the job done – the characters dynamically react to the player’s actions.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto (XONE)
Fighting 03 February 2017
A content-rich expansion for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, a fourth entry in the series developed by Cyberconnect 2. The plot of the expansion, called Road to Boruto, goes beyond the original manga and animated series, drawing from side entries such as Boruto: Naruto the Movie, a full-length animated movie, and the comic series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As a result, we can relive the events that took place after the conclusion of the Naruto Shippuden series, and take control of completely new characters, which are a part of the next generation of ninja warriors (many of them are the children of the well-known heroes). The expansion doesn’t change the game mechanics in any way, focusing on introducing a new storyline and previously unknown characters such as titular Boruto (son of Naruto) or Sarada (daughter of Sasuke and Sakura). Aside from that, the Hidden Leaf Village received new locations to explore.
The Escapists (XONE)
Simulation 13 February 2015
A prisoner simulator that combines features of many genres. It was developed by Mouldy Toof in cooperation with Team 17 Software. The player assumes the role of a prisoner who leads a “normal” life in one of several available penitentiary facilities. The main objective of the game is to plan a way of escaping from the prison. In addition to participating in a series of daily activities like various works, workouts, meals, walks and interactions with other prisoners, the player is also gathering seemingly useless items, looking for allies and observing his surroundings in order to find weak points of security systems. The final phase is to use the previously prepared plan and escape. The Escapist offers great freedom of acting and many ways of escaping depending on prison style (among which there is for example a military prison camp). The game offers retro pixel-art two-dimensional graphics presented from a top-down perspective.
Light Fall (XONE)
Action 31 March 2018
A two-dimensional platform game. It is the debut title of the Canadian studio Bishop Games. In Light Fall player is taken to the fantasy realm of Numbra, where the dark won the battle with the light. The player assumes the role of an enigmatic boy. The player must reveal the mysterious past of the boy and save the citizens of Numbra from incoming danger. The action is presented with a classic side perspective and the gameplay focuses on traveling through locations filled with traps and obstacles. Luckily, the player can do much more that only run and jump. He is equipped with Shadow Core, a device that enables him to create additional platforms. They can be used both for moving and for neutralizing traps. Usually there is more than a single road leading to the objective and exploring various areas is rewarded with collectibles and Easter eggs.
This is the Police 2 (XONE)
A sequel to This is the Police. The game was developed by the creators of the original title, Weappy Studio. Similarly to its predecessor, the game combines traits of adventure games and strategy games. In This is the Police 2 players assume the role of Lilly Reed – a female sheriff who tries to bring order to the small city of Sharpwood.
Punch Club (XONE)
Strategy 31 March 2017
A boxing manager game with RPG and tycoon elements, created by Lazy Bear Games studio from Russia. The plot of Punch Club (also known as Video Hero Super Story) tells a story of a boy whose father was brutally killed. Twenty years later, the hero decides to become the best fighter in the world and find out who was responsible for his father’s death. Apart from fighting, the player needs to take care of the character’s everyday activities. You have to follow a diet and train, which will help you face ever stronger enemies, but to do that, you will need to have a well-paid job to cover the costs of, for example, exercising equipment. The game features old-school pixel visuals, which resemble video games and films from the ’80s and ‘90s.
Shovel Knight (XONE)
Arcade 29 April 2015
Shovel Knight is a classical 2D platform game with elements of adventure and RPG, set in fantasy world. The title is a debut of the independent studio Yacht Club Games, hiring, among others, former employees of the experienced Way Forward studio. In the production, we impersonate a titular knight who, with the help of a legendary shovel-like weapon, fights the mysterious members of The Order of No Quarter. Traversing subsequent locations, our hero faces scores of enemies, including difficult bosses. Interacting with certain elements of the environment, he solves series of puzzles, facilitating the completion of a given level. Gameplay is modeled after classic platform games like Mega Man and Castlevania. Its old-school character is emphasized by pixel-art graphic design. The game lets you play alone or in a local multiplayer mode for up to 4 players.
Children of Morta (XONE)
RPG June 2018
A retro roguelike RPG action game, combining hack’n’slash genre with narrative adventure game features, developed by Dead Mage studio. The titular Morta is a mountain guarded by many generations of the Bergson family. When a mysterious power defiles the source of life within the mountain, turning local creatures into bloodthirsty monsters, we must set on journey as subsequent members of the family to gather seeds of life and stop the spread of chaos. Gameplay in Children of Morta focuses on exploring procedurally generated levels, collecting items and arcade battles against monsters. This is complemented by a typical character progression system and equipment, with the addition of alchemy and crafting. Despite its old-school formula, the game stands out with its rich, multi-threaded plot and difficult moral choices that affect the story.
Decay of Logos (XONE)
An independent action RPG with adventure game elements, inspired by such series as The Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls. Decay of Logos puts you in a fantasy world where family feuds of the royalty cause numerous problems to the rest of the realm. The player assumes the role of a young woman whose village gets destroyed by unidentified invaders wearing royal emblems on their armors. Being the only survivor, the girl seeks revenge and goes out into the world together with her companion Elk, a mysterious creature resembling a deer. While observing the action from the third-person perspective, you travel through a semi-open world, search for valuable items, and establish relations with NPCs. During exploration, you need to solve numerous environmental puzzles – reaching different places requires cracking more or less complicated puzzles, finding a key, or cooperating with your friend. The title features arcade combat in which the heroine uses both melee weapons and magic. Decay of Logos stands out from the crowd thanks to its atmospheric, fairytale-like style.
A retro-inspired adventure-platform game developed by D-Pad Studios. The protagonist of Owlboy is Otus, an owl-boy from a flying village - Veille. One day, when the village is invaded by sky pirates, our protagonist embarks on a dangerous adventure that will be full of exploration of intriguing locations and battling increasingly difficult opponents. When it comes to mechanics, the title is reminiscent of classic platform games, and during the gameplay we traverse vast areas, fighting or completing various main and side tasks. What sets Owlboy apart from other games of the genre is the fact that our hero can fly, which greatly facilitates completing of platforming sections. During the gameplay, Otus can pick-up and throw various items, and as the time passes, acquires many new skills and useful artifacts. He can also employ the help of an allied marksman, and use him as mobile turret, helping in the elimination of opponents.
Die Young (XONE)
An independent exploration game with survival elements from an in-house team of the Indie Gala company. We play as a heroine who found herself on a Mediterranean island, not knowing how, why, and by whom she was kidnapped. She must uncover the truth behind this event and escape. Die Young employs first-person perspective and focuses on exploration. Aside from that, the protagonist must fight for survival, gathering food, water and useful equipment. Because she can’t use any weapons, our heroine is forced to run from dangers and climb on her surroundings to avoid danger – otherwise, she will meet a 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.
Star Control: Origins (XONE)
Star Control Origins is a space sandbox developed by Stardock Entertainment. The player assumes the role of a captain of a space ship and he or she explores a dynamically changing galaxy. During the game the player discovers new planets, gathers resources, trades, participates in battles and performs diplomacy.
Book of Demons (XONE)
An action game with RPG and CCG elements set in a fantasy world, developed by Thing Trunk, an independent Polish studio. Return 2 Games: Book of Demons is the first production from a planned series that is intended to pay homage to the best titles of the last decade of the 20th century. The production’s plot is another variation of the fight between good and evil and a chosen one who saves the world from annihilation. It is a quite clear pastiche of the cult classic Diablo and its clones. In the game, we assume the role of a hero who belongs to one of three different classes, and our main task is to combat hordes of demons. During breaks between subsequent quests, we can go to the city, talk to non-player characters, and trade equipment. The gameplay is complemented by the possibility of acquiring and collecting cards that represent various skills of our character. The game features a curious visuals style thanks to which the game world looks as if it’s created from cut-outs.