It’s Monday, and that means new Weeklong Deals to hopefully dig something of worth out of! Actually it’s a pretty good week for that, seeing as how a few big names like Tomb Raider and They Are Billions are currently discounted. There’s plenty more where that came from, especially if you’re into zombies, so have a gander at my list and see what strikes your fancy.
Also, tomorrow night we’ll be doing our second-ever stream over on Twitch! The first one last Friday went quite well, and I’d link you the VOD except I kinda maybe forgot to set up archiving before the stream. That’s okay because tomorrow’s stream will be even BETTER, especially if you’re a fan of Spooky Games! I’ll be doing looks at three of the titles I’ll be reviewing this Spooktober and they’re all quite promising, so definitely drop by if you can. It’ll start at 9pm PST on 8/14 at https://www.twitch.tv/goldplatedgames which you should follow immediately if you haven’t yet.
Right then, back to the deals!
Tomb Raider (Review) – An excellent action-adventure and a fine revival of the franchise
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Review) – Better gameplay and weaker story balance out to make this a fine follow-up to the revival hit
They Are Billions (Review) – A reverse RTS about surviving the steampunk zombie apocalypse, shaping up to be a classic
Blood and Bacon (Review) – About as dumb as arena shooters get, but it’s the best kind of dumb
EDGE (Review) – Intensely stylish puzzler about navigating a cube
Hell Yeah! (Review) – Absurd action platformer full of bloody Warioware-ish finishers
Nihilumbra (Review) – Clever puzzle-platformer with a neat painting mechanic
The Count Lucanor (Review) – Lovely little pixel horror game based on a fairy tale
Dead Effect 2 (Review) – Janky zombie FPS with some compelling character progression
Outland (review) – Solid and stylish metroidvania offering
Bloody Streets (Review) – Yet Another Twin-Stick Zombie Shooter
Gun Metal (Review) – Decent but uncompelling giant robot sim
Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends (Review) – Decent hidden object joint with a particularly dumb story
DOWN THE DRAIN
The Inner Darkness (Review) – A fine attempt at a short, atmospheric platformer but one that still falls short
Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age (Review) – Cool-looking action-adventure that has pretty much no substance
Knights and Merchants (Review) – An absurdly plodding RTS that expects you to do everything
Dead Effect (Review) – Janky zombie FPS without any compelling progression
Deadly 30 (Review) – Side-scrolling zombie survival that gets old in a hurry