Injustice 2 (AND)
Fighting 11 May 2017
A sequel to the 2013 arcade fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us by NetherRealm Studios, known for the latest Mortal Kombat games. Like in its predecessor, in Injustice 2 you play as the characters from the DC universe, fighting each other in violent duels. The game features minimal plot, in which Batman and his supporters try to rebuild the society, but at the same time have to fight against Superman and his allies. Among the chaos, a new danger appears, threatening to wipe out all of humanity. Mechanics-wise, Injustice 2 is a spectacular Mortal Kombat-like 2.5D fighting game, although it's not as violent. You can play as either a hero or a villain; available characters include Superman, the Flash, Batman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd. The sequel also allows for modifying your chosen character. During the gameplay, you earn new equipment, which can alter not only your character's appearance, but also their abilities.
FIFA 14 (AND)
Sports 24 September 2013
A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.
Worms 4 (AND)
Strategy 06 January 2016
A mobile installment of the popular Worms series – strategic turn-based games in which heavily armed worms fight against each other. As usually, the title is developed by Team 17. Worms 4 is based on the well-known set of rules - there are two or more teams of worms and players who interchangeably control individual “soldiers.” The game comes down to dealing as much damage to enemies as possible in a given time frame. Worms make use of a wide arsenal of crazy weapons and gadgets, but while using them, you need to remember about the influence of gravity and wind. Moreover, almost every environment element is destructible. In comparison to previous installments, Worms 4 introduces a few changes. As it is a mobile production, the scale of battles is reduced, the teams are smaller, and the time limit reduced. The title features new kinds of weapons and some diverse game modes, including an extensive single player campaign. Naturally, multiplayer is the backbone of the game.
Trine 2: Complete Story (AND)
Arcade 22 July 2014
A sequel to a platform/puzzle action game developed by Frozenbyte. The story of the original game was set in a colorful, magical fantasy world. Trine 2 once again presents the adventures of the three characters bound together by the power of an artifact known as Trine. Amadeus, Zoya and, Pontius are brought to a fairytale land inhabited by goblins. Their task is to discover the truth behind the actions of the malicious creatures and to prevent them from achieving their goals. Similar to the original game, Trine 2 is a two-dimensional platformer. The gameplay features arcade elements (jumping, fighting, etc.) and puzzle solving. The main characters have gained new abilities and can also search for hidden treasures and bottles containing experience points. The sequel features also a new game mode, implementing cooperative online multiplayer.
Arcade 12 September 2013
A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and create simple structures. As the game progresses, due to the extensive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced materials and to fight monsters. There are many possibilities in the game, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Terraria features a single player mode, but you can join forces with other players, thus gaining precious allies, who can help you with the more challenging tasks.
NBA 2K17 (AND)
Sports 22 September 2016
Another installment in the popular basketball video game series. In comparison to the previous title in the series, the mechanics have not been altered in any major way. Once again, the players receive access to a complex basketball simulator, in which they can face NBA league teams, or the national teams of US and Australia. Aside from the basic options, allowing the player to engage in single- or multiplayer matches, the creators also included modes such as MyGM and MyLeague. These modes allow the player to take the reins of managing the team, deciding on the color of the outfits, or the logo visible on players’ shirts. The visuals are once again top notch, with an interesting feature in the form of a face recognition system, which allows the players to transfer their likeness to the virtual basketball court.
LEGO Jurassic World (AND)
Action 30 March 2016
Another reincarnation of the highly popular action-adventure game franchise originated in mid-90’s, sporting a license on the world’s most famous brand of toy bricks. This production by Traveller’s Tales Studios was created for the premiere of the film Jurassic World, however, the game’s story spans across the whole bestselling Jurassic Park trilogy. The game is set on Isla Nublar, an island known from the movie, which is actually a one of a kind amusement park with prehistoric reptiles brought back to life through cloning processes. As a result of a chain of experiments, a new dinosaur species was created by scientist, which is a combination of a Tyrannosaurus and a Velociraptor. Unfortunately, the beast escapes, becoming a direct threat to all visitors. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game employs the traditional solutions used in the series, with action-adventure elements and a gallery of characters known from the original movie.
Double Dragon IV (AND)
Action 28 December 2017
The fourth installment in the legendary beat ‘em up series, developed by Arc System Works. The development was supported by the persons responsible for the cult-classic previous installments of the series, including Takaomi Kaneko, Yoshihisa Kishimoto, Koji Ogata, and Kazunaka Yamane. Similarly to the previous installments of the Double Dragon series, the gameplay focuses on traversing 2D locations and eliminating hordes of approaching opponents. Our means of survival include punches and kicks, as well as numerous melee weapons, with each level ending in a boss fight that requires much more effort from the player. Double Dragon IV received a story mode that can be completed alone, or with the help of another player. Completing the campaign unlocks the Tower Mode, involving the climb on the progressively higher levels of the titular tower, and a 2P Duel Mode, focusing on online 1v1 battes. The game is characterized by simple, pixel-art visuals, which take the player back to the previous installments of the series, known for popularizing the beat ‘em up genre.
Kingdom: Two Crowns (AND)
Another incarnation of a minimalistic real-time strategy with RPG elements developed by an independent studio called noio. Like in the original Kingdom for PC Windows and mobile devices, in Kingdom: Two Crowns, a player assumes the role of a king tasked with taking care of his loyal subjects and providing for them. Unlike the original release, in Kingdom: Two Crowns a player can enjoy both single player and cooperative game modes. During the game, one observes the action from the side perspective. Gameplay revolves around two main aspects – the first one being exploration (during which one can acquire gold he can give to the encountered settlers), while the second one focuses on expanding the settlement by erecting production buildings, creating the tools for the settlers, and building diverse fortifications, which prove useful after dusk. During the night, one’s domain is attacked by vicious trolls and a player has to pay careful attention to his crown, as when it falls into enemy hands, the game is over. Luckily, a player can unlock numerous perks on his adventures to stand a better chance against the increasingly powerful foes. The game features simple, yet pleasing to one’s eye pixel-art visuals.
Talisman: The Horus Heresy (AND)
Strategy 30 March 2016
A digital board game by Nomad Games combining the iconic Warhammer universe with the rules of the popular board game, Talisman. The story is based on the “Horus Heresy” trilogy by Dan Abnett and takes place in 31st millennium, when humanity flourishes under the rule of a gracious Emperor. When he had suddenly withdrawn from the frontlines, and Horus, his favorite son whom he promoted to the rank of Warmaster, objected to his ambitious plans, a great civil war breaks out. In Talisman: The Horus Heresy, the players assume the role of one of 8 playable characters divided into two groups: the loyalists or the traitors and take command of one division of Space Marines. The gameplay mechanics employ the solutions of the Talisman series, although the scale is incomparably bigger because the board spans across the entire galaxy.
Pang Adventures (AND)
Arcade 18 April 2016
Developed by DotEmu, an arcade game being another installment of the Pang series (also known as Buster Bros and Pomping World). The game presents adventures of two brothers who fight aliens invading the Earth. Gameplay comes down to destroying jumping balls that can attack the heroes and sometimes hide behind various obstacles. To eliminate the enemies you can use a wide arsenal of weapons, including machine guns, flamethrowers, lasers, shurikens, etc. Pang Adventures offers 100+ various levels set in different locations, like the Arctic, Scotland, the Death Valley, and Bora Bora isles. Battles with demanding bosses are a complete novelty in the series. In PC and console versions, the title also offers cooperation – both local and though the Internet.
R.B.I. Baseball 16 (AND)
Sports 29 March 2016
An official baseball sports game, created by studio Major League Baseball Advanced Media which was formed by American Major League Baseball (MLB). Just like the games released in 2014 and 2015, R.B.I. Baseball 16 enables you to become a manager of a selected baseball team from MLB to play one full season and off-season matches for the main trophy. R.B.I. Baseball 16 offers authentic and complete squads for all teams and detailed statistics for particular players, updated regularly during the 2016 season. Significant new features in version 16 include new moves (dives, wall-catches, pump-fakes), improved AI of defensive players, better ball hitting system and upgraded graphics. Apart from single player career and quick match modes, R.B.I. Baseball 16 offers also a versus option for two players playing on one computer or console (it is unavailable on mobile devices).