Spooktober may have just taken off, but that doesn’t mean the Weeklong Deals are getting left out! It’s one of those weeks where there are a few gems offered and a lot of middle-of-the-road titles get sprinkled in around them, but there’s still something for just about any mood. Definitely have a look at the platformers and adventures that are up, as several of them are extremely solid.
I know we’ve got daily horror reviews to look forward to all this month, but don’t forget about the streams, either! Tonight we’ll be starting in on a full playthrough of The Evil Within 2, and on Wednesday we’ll be looking at a few more promising horror titles that’ll get reviews this month! Be here at 9pm PST and give us a follow while you’re at it!
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Review) – An excellent update to an already solid game that smooths out its last wrinkles
Botanicula (Review) – Adorable point-and-click adventure in a tiny arboreal world
Ziggurat (Review) – Fun, colorful first-person roguelike centered around arena-style magical shootouts
Machinarium (Review) – Top-tier point-and-click adventure following a precious little robot through a city of automatons
RymdResa (Review) – Extremely chill asteroids-style roguelike exploration… thing
Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad (Review) – A silly little time-waster with a surprising amount of depth and secrets
Orbt XL (Review) – Decent little arcade dealie about keeping your planet orbiting around a star or black hole
Omega Strike (Review) – Extremely simple metroidvania that still entertains with its combat and graphics
Reveal The Deep (Review) – Wonderfully atmospheric puzzle platformer about exploring a sunken ship alone
Millionaire Manor (Review) – Terribly thin hidden object game held up by its puzzle variety and insane premise
Job the Leprechaun (Review) – Probably the absolute baseline for a platformer before it becomes too low-effort to recommend
Horizon Shift (Review) – Neat mashup of shmup and platformer mechanics
Pixel Puzzles: Japan (Review) – It’s jigsaw puzzles, with pictures from Japan! Whee!
Left in the Dark: No One on Board (Review) – One of the rare hidden object games that ended up too boring for even me
Bardbarian (Review) – Decent concept, but balanced too poorly to really enjoy
Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There, Dan That! Special Edition Double Pack (Review) – Their hearts are in the right place, but the gameplay is just too much of a slog
Mover (Review) – Move a triangle around a maze. That’s it.
ENKI (Review) – A timed puzzle horror game is a neat idea, but the reality of it turns out to be super boring
Qubika (Review) – Hey look, it’s that two-state panel puzzle that’s in every other game ever