Action May 2018
An online battle game that combines the features of MOBA and action genres. Battlerite was developed by Swedish studio Stunlock, the creators of Bloodline Champions and Dead Island: Epidemic. The game is focused on fast, intensive battles of two small teams of players. Each participant controls one character selected from a roster of unique warriors. During the game the protagonists are gaining experience and unlock new abilities. In contrast to classic MOBA games like Dota, Battlerite lacks any bases, towers or allied units controlled by artificial intelligence. Instead of that, the title provides open arenas on which the gameplay is focused only on PvP gameplay. The game itself offers an action-focused combat system. The action is presented from a top-down perspective and the mechanics are inspired by shooters and other action games. The crowd present on the arenas is an interesting addition – gaining its favor provides various rewards.
Action 26 September 2017
A cyberpunk tactical top-down shooter game inspired by the Syndicate series. It's the first title created by Polish studio Reikon Games, previously involved in the production of such games as Dead Island: Riptide, Dying Light and the Witcher franchise. The game takes place in a futuristic world plagued with violence, injustice and oppression. You play as a lower-class citizen, a sociopath plugged into virtual reality, who declares war on the corporation ruling his city. Ruiner features a classic isometric view and modern graphics full of spectacular visual effects, based on the advanced Unreal 4 engine, while the cel shading gives the game a slightly comic-book-like vibe.
Prison Architect (XONE)
Strategy 28 June 2016
An economic real-time strategy game created by British indie developer Introversion Software. Prison Architect lets you play as a headmaster of a penal facility. Your duties include designing a high-security prison, managing its budged, and providing for the needs of inmates. The authors saw to it that each prisoner had his individual personality and corresponding criminal inclinations. A virtual prison manager has to face such issues as violent behavior among inmates, gang activities, smuggling and contraband, or even mutiny. Prison Architect features very simple top-down 2D graphics.
Tesla vs Lovecraft (XONE)
Action 16 March 2018
A crazy two-dimensional twin-stick shooter in which we assume control of the brilliant inventor and face monsters from the Cthulhu universe created by H.P. Lovecraft.
Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days (XONE)
Action June 2018
Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is a top-down shooter based on Quentin Tarantino's movie Reservoir Dogs from 1992. The game tells the story of a group of criminals who do bold heists together. Mr. Blond, Mr. Orange Mr. Pink, Mr. White, Mr. Bronze, and Mr. Blue are all part of that group. Their actions are always brutal and leave a trail of dead bodies in their wake. We can take up to three criminals for a mission. We control each of them individually, but, thanks to the Time Back mechanics, we can go back in time and control another character. At the same time, the criminal we controlled previously does the same moves as we did when we controlled him. Gameplay focuses on doing the same actions from a perspective of a couple of characters in away that all of their moves combine into a single coordinated action. Before we get a satisfying end result, we will have to more than once redo the heist and modify our character's actions.
Tower 57 (XONE)
Action July 2018
An old-school 2D shooter developed by Pixwerk in cooperation with 11 bit studios. The game is inspired by classic 16-bit hits, such as the Chaos Engine series. The action of Tower 57 takes place in a devastated dieselpunk world, where gigantic towers are the only places harboring what remains of human civilization. The story focuses on the adventures of a group of daredevils who attempt to infiltrate the titular Tower 57. Players observe from a top-down perspective how the characters fight off hordes of enemies and utilize a rich arsenal of diverse weaponry. In the game, one assumes the role of one of the seven available protagonists, each featuring a unique set of skills and a number of destructive weapons. The entire experience falls under the typical twin-stick shooter convention and features dynamic gameplay as well as the option to destroy elements of the surroundings. The single player campaign is well complemented by a cooperative mode.
God's Trigger (XONE)
A game that combines shooter and hack and slash mechanics. It was created by One More Level - a Polish developer popular for Warlocks vs Shadows. The protagonist is called Zoran and he is a veteran of the Balkan Wars, who escapes from war atrocities to New York. To serve his penance, he becomes a local priest. Unfortunately, once it turns out that ruthless mobsters have become a threat to the people he serves, Zoran decides to bring justice the hard way. The action is viewed from above and the game is very dynamic. Also, it does not tolerate the player's mistakes - one hit kills the protagonist. Consequently, the player has to plan before they act; using the protagonist's special ability (the so-called Divine Focus) is also crucial for success. This ability makes the time pass only when the protagonist is in motion. Once depleted, it can be recharged by killing enemies. Sword and pistol are the protagonist's basic weapons, but more of them are waiting for the player to discover. Apart from the single-player story campaign, the game offers separate levels for the co-op mode. Among other top-down view games, God's Trigger stands out with its three-dimensional, cel-shaded graphics.
Adventure 10 March 2017
An unusual survival horror game created by Frederick Raynal and Gloomywood - a French studio. The game offers pixel-art visuals and is played from the classic top-down view. The player takes on the role of a criminologist by the name of Smith, whose wife got murdered and his children were kidnapped by unknown assailants. Despite the fact that 17 years have passed since then, the protagonist still searches for his children and those who killed his beloved woman - Smith tracks down subsequent serial killers who target juvenile victims. The player explores numerous dark locations and gathers various items that help either to avoid threats or to deal with them. However, the game focuses on saving those who have become targets, instead of punishing the psychopaths. Once the protagonist stumbles on innocents, they join Smith and collectively create a line of original figures following the protagonist. The children can be controlled by issuing simple commands. The player's actions get rewarded with bonus points when they manage to save a large number of children.
A fantasy roguelike RPG developed by Digital Sun Games, an independent Spanish studio. The action of Moonlighter takes place in a remote merchant town where the protagonist, Will, runs a store. His ambition is to become a true hero, but to make the dream come true, he has to gather adequate equipment and master a variety of useful abilities first. The production’s mechanics combine elements of a classical roguelike RPG and a trading card game. The gameplay puts emphasis on subsequent night journeys to dungeons where the protagonist faces more or less challenging enemies and gathers a myriad of valuable items and skills that bring him closer to achieving his goal. During the day, however, we have to manage and develop the hero’s store, improve our knowledge of the wares we sell, and make increasingly bigger profits.
Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (XONE)
Racing 13 May 2016
An arcade racing game from Spanish studio EnjoyUp Games with classic top-down view. Though its focuses on Formula 1 racing car competition, its driving model is anything, but realistic, and fair play rules are rather lightly treated. We are given 10 different tracks from 10 countries, and the game is divided into racing seasons. Our vehicle’s parameters play major part in achieving victory, and they can be modified through tokens earned through racing. Due to that, we can forget about taking top positions during our first season, but as we upgrade our engine power, acceleration, brakes, tires and gearbox, we can progressively take higher places and finally compete for the top spots. Grand Prix Rock’N’Racing offers rather modest visuals and a rock’n’roll soundtrack.
Aperion Cyberstorm (XONE)
Aperion Cyberstorm is a twin-stick, bullet hell, 2D shooter. The player takes control of a flying ship and destroys enemies. During gameplay, what really matters is quick reaction, as battles are extremely fast-paced and intense. The title is designed for both single and online players.
Serial Cleaner (XONE)
Action 14 July 2017
An oldschool 2D action game with stealth elements and a gangster atmosphere, created by Polish studio iFun4all. Serial Cleaner takes place in America of the 1970s and you play as a seemingly ordinary citizen, who's really the eponymous “cleaner,” specializing in cleaning crime scenes—getting rid of the bodies, evidence, and blood. The missions in the game are based on real crime scenes from the 1970s, and your task is to efficiently clean them without getting noticed by the policemen patrolling the area. The game gives you complete freedom and rewards you for exploring, making quick decisions and experimenting with different methods of solving a problem. Your task is made slightly easier by the fact that the policemen are a rather lazy and not quite clever bunch, and they don't pay much attention to their duties.
Active Soccer 2 DX (XONE)
Sports 30 March 2016
An arcade soccer game inspired by the classic Sensible Soccer series. The game was developed by an Italian studio The Fox Software, which specializes in titles of this kind - it is popular mainly for such games as Ico Soccer for Nintendo DS or Throw In for PCs; the latter is a remake of the classic Kick Off 2. The game focuses on delivering an arcady experience and is played from the classic aerial view. The player does not have to get accustomed to using many buttons. The game offers over 800 national and club teams from all over the world, giving an opportunity to play different kinds of matches. Unfortunately, Active Soccer 2 does not use licenses, but the creators included a simple team editor, so the player does not have to use the default club and footballer names. One can play friendly matches, as well as both league and cup games, apart from taking part in the career mode, which is complemented by a simplistic managing module, requiring the player to develop adequate tactics, perform transfers and to take care of funding-related issues. Active Soccer 2 also offers a cross-platform online mode.
Knight Squad (XONE)
Action 16 November 2015
Developed by independent studio Chainsawesome Games, Knight Squad is an arcade game focusing on multiplayer gameplay for up to 8 people. Each player becomes a knight and the group fights on confined arenas that resemble levels from the classic Bomberman. Players can make use of many different pieces of gear and weapons, including swords, bows, and crossbows, but also laser guns, as well as special actions (e.g. ninja, kamikaze). You can play either in versus mode or in cooperation, where teamwork is essential to completing the objective (e.g. eliminate all enemies or protect a target). Knight Squad developers prepared a wide selection of game modes – both classic (Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing) and original (Grail, Soccer, Gladiator). If none of your friends are around to play with you, you can always play with AI-controlled allies.
Mantis Burn Racing (XONE)
Racing 12 October 2016
Action racing game created by the indie studio WooFoo, in which players participate in crazy racing championships across winding tracks. The tracks are located in various environments, such as city streets or desert canyons. The vehicles you drive are grouped into three categories: dune buggies, trucks, and sport cars. Each car has its strengths and weaknesses, and getting to know them is the key to success. Besides, all vehicles are customizable, letting you not only adjust their appearance to your liking but also increase their performance. The core of gameplay in Mantis Burn Racing is the single player career mode. Apart from this, there is also multiplayer, which you can play both locally and online. Mantis Burn Racing offers high-quality graphics. Interestingly, the PlayStation 4 Pro version is one of the first titles designed specifically for this console and offering support for native 4K resolution.
The Escapists: The Walking Dead (XONE)
Adventure 30 September 2015
A spin-off installment of the unique top-down game The Escapist, developed by the publishers of the original, Team 17. The gameplay mechanics are identical to the first installment of the series, but the plot was set in the universe of the popular The Walking Dead comic, having many common plot points. Therefore, in the game, we assume the role of a policeman named Rick Grimes, and our task is not to escape from jail but to get out of a number of locations overrun by bloodthirsty zombies. The fun involves mostly exploration and collecting seemingly useless objects to craft a myriad of useful tools that will help is in our escape. Compared to the original The Escapists, the game features a modified combat system, while the protagonist doesn’t have to operate on his own, since he is followed by a group of other survivors. Because of this, we need to ensure not only the hero’s safety but also that of his companions.
Time Recoil (XONE)
Action 10 August 2017
A top-down shooter developed by Finnish studio 10tons. The title features time control mechanics. The story presented in Time Recoil starts in 1987. Due to a time paradox, the female protagonist who wears a prison suit travels there. During the game she must complete a series of missions in the past. This will enable her to change the timeline, save no-longer living allies, obtain lost documents and eliminate important persons before they become a threat. The final objective is to kill Mr. Time who controls a time-based weapon of mass destruction. The female protagonist can move and aim in all directions. When an enemy is killed, the time slows down. The longer the killing chain, the longer this “bullet time” is active. This mechanics introduce a more puzzle approach to shootouts – the player is trying to combine kills in order to finish his actions before the enemies understand what is going on.
X-Morph: Defense (XONE)
Action 30 August 2017
Developed by an independent studio called Exor, X-Morph: Defense is an original twin-stick shooter with tower defense elements. The game shows an unpleasant vision of the future, in which the Earth has fallen victim to an alien invasion. Instead of defending the Blue Planet, a player assumes control over an Alien ship with an objective to face waves of human adversaries and defend enormous devices extracting resources and altering the Earth’s atmosphere. In X-Morph: Defense, a player observes the action from the top-down perspective, controls the aforementioned spacecraft, and erects defensive structures such as watchtowers - highly effective against particular adversaries. During the combat, the alien ship can assume four different forms, each one designed for dealing with a specific type of threats. To fight the enemies, a player can use the destroyable environment by e.g. collapsing a skyscraper to bar the way. A player can invade the Earth either alone or with another player in the cooperative mode.