RICO is a first-person co-op shooter from Ground Shatter Ltd. in which players will assume the role of a cop or pair of cops, working together to dismantle a criminal empire. Despite some rough edges, RICO provides a solid shooting experience and the building blocks for a fun co-op experience.
Waking Violet is a top-down 2D puzzle game where players must help Violet to escape from a dream world, and discover why she’s there in the first place. Ultimately, Waking Violet provides a fun, relaxing experience that’s perfect for unwinding.
Slime-san: Superslime Edition is the ultimate edition of Slime-san from developer Fabraz and publisher Headup Games. Instead of attempting to reinvent the wheel, Slime-san: Superslime Edition has managed to create a massive retro platforming adventure with more content than you can shake a slime at.
ValeGuard is a tower defense strategy game from Lost Tower Games and is currently in Early Access. As far as strategy games go, ValeGuard starts slowly, but eventually builds to an enjoyable rhythm of resource management, building, and fighting.
Sea of Thieves is an open-world exploration game from Rare, in which players assume the role of a pirate trying to earn a fortune. Rare has delivered a unique role playing experience unlike any other, but the real test will be how long they can keep players entertained.
After finding a sword washed up on the beach, you are cursed with a minute-long life, and must use your time wisely to explore the world and break the curse. The developer’s debut title is a unique concept, and the gameplay shines due to the element of time management.
MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures is a strategy-action dungeon crawler with fun ideas, but poor execution. Although the game starts strong out of the gate, it quickly becomes a repetitive chore to earn all three stars in each level.
Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy roguelike game from Subset Games. After the success of their previous title, FTL: Faster Than Light, the studio really appears to have hit their stride in the genre, and Into the Breach shines as a result.
Banner Saga is a tactical role-playing game from developer Stoic Studio. Innovative combat mechanics, a beautiful art style, and a compelling story all make Banner Saga a worthwhile endeavor, even today.
If the first game was a love letter to Shinji Mikami’s own ties to Resident Evil, the sequel is a follow-up relationship, attempting to outdo the previous game in every conceivable way.
With the rapidly growing popularity and appeal of e-sports in recent years, game developers are taking notice and are venturing into this new franchising potential. The latest foray into the first-person shooter market is LawBreakers, developed by Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon for Windows and PlayStation 4.
It's not every year that a game comes along as fresh and as inviting as Horizon Zero Dawn, but Guerilla Games, the developer made famous by their Killzone franchise, avoids treading familiar ground on the road to success, and steps out from their own shadow to create the first entry in what is certain to be an exciting new series.