Another week rolls around without any particularly stellar Weeklong Deals, but that could just be Valve giving your wallet a break after the holidays. The Painscreek Killings is a good grab if you want something to tax your detective skills, or the Hexcells games if you want a more straight-forward puzzle challenge. And we’ve got a good cross-section of bad games to shun, as well!
If you’re a fan of Yakuza 0, don’t miss tonight’s stream when I’ll be starting a full playthrough of it for the very first time! I’m only familiar with real-life yakuza from my time in Japan so this should be a real treat. I’ll also be working on a review of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 to post sometime around the launch on Thursday, and maybe highlight another Weeklong Deal for Wednesday’s feature as well.
Finally, keep an eye out for the start of our February Reader’s Choice Review election this week! If you’d like to see me cover TWO selections instead of just one from now on, consider joining our Patreon to get us to our next goal!
The Painscreek Killings (Review) – Expansive detective game in an abandoned town with a few spoopy bits
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Review) – Not a bad platformer but the levels do tend to be a bit too long
Ziggurat (Review) – It’s been eclipsed by Immortal Redneck but this remains a very solid FPS roguelike
Hexcells (Review) – Just a fantastically smart, straight-forward puzzler
Hexcells Plus (Review) – Still solid but picks up in difficulty right from Hexcells, which might be a bit much for you
One Way Heroics (Review) – A neat spin on classic roguelike mechanics
Timberman (Review) – Chop trees! Don’t question it JUST CHOP
Pixel Puzzles: Japan (Review) – Jigsaws for your inner weeb
Frankenstein: Master of Death (Review) – The rare hidden object game that’s too dumb even for me
NeverEnd (Review) – Get this, it’s a roguelike Legend of Zelda with absolutely nothing interesting about it
Crab Dub (Review) – Possibly the dumbest game I’ve ever played
rooMaze (Review) – A neat-looking first-person roguelike until you realize how much it hates you and wants you to die
Langoth (Review) – Absolutely inscrutable third-person platformer