Weeklong Deals for 9/30/19

Several can’t-miss titles have found their way into the Weeklong Deals, including Grim Dawn, Dark Scavenger, and Nova Drift. Be sure to grab those, and check out the wealth of other promising titles I’ve laid out for you here.

The big news, of course, is that Spooktober is very much upon us! Tomorrow is day 1 of Spooky Games 6: Hellseeker, my long-running challenge to review 31 horror games during the month of October. Keep that page bookmarked and check back in every day around 8am PDT for a new review!

And last but not least, our October Reader’s Choice selection has ended, and y’all voted for two very promising titles. We’ll be adding A Place for the Unwilling and The Light Keeps Us Safe to our Spooktober lineup, so look forward to hearing about those in great detail!


Scary good

Grim Dawn (Review) – My all-time favorite ARPG, set in a world besieged by all manner of eldritch horrors

Dawn of Man (Review) – Solid pre-historic city builder that just got a big update

They Are Billions (Review) – I haven’t tried it since Early Access but the survival mode in that was well worth the price of admission

RUINER (Review) – Pitch-black cyberpunk brawler with some wild mechanics

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (Review) – An excellent evolution of the formula and a fantastic follow-up to the first game that can still stand on its own

Anodyne (Review) – A wonderful Zelda-style adventure through creative mindscapes

Sundered: Eldritch Edition (Review) –  Fast-paced and frenetic metroidvania that mixes up the bizarre environments you explore

Nova Drift (Review) – Easily the best Asteroids-style game you will ever play, even if you don’t normally like this kind of shmup

Sir, You Are Being Hunted (Review) – A creative attempt at open-world stealth and exploration

Fission Superstar X (Review) – Tough roguelike shmup to get into, but the wild style and varied runs should keep you in it

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (Review) – One of my personal favorite hidden object games

Chasm (Review) – Not the deepest metroidvania (ironically), but good for what it is

Dark Scavenger (Review)- Absurdly good sci-fi adventure, seriously get this right now

Hero of the Kingdom (Review) – Top-tier title for chilling and going on a fanciful trading adventure

Depths of Peril (Review) – Dated, clunky, and hard to learn, but offers an ARPG experience like few others

Back to Bed (Review) – Neat little puzzler with a Dali aesthetic

Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Review) – Perfectly serviceable retro platformer



Left in the Dark: No One on Board (Review) – The rare hidden object game too stupid for even me

Frankenstein: Master of Death (Review) – Wait, sorry, here’s another HOG too stupid for me

Sinister City (Review) – Okay this HOG is the good kind of stupid, but is too buggy to be worth it

Bardbarian (Review) – Decent concept, horribly repetitive execution

Diamo XL (Review) – Total misfire of what should be a fun little arcade score attack

Vertiginous Golf (Review) – Miniature golf robbed of all levity and enjoyment

Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory (Review) – Awfully bare-bones puzzle platformer

House of Evil (Review) – lol

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