A lot of my offbeat favorites are up in the Weeklong Deals right now, if you’d like to try something a little different. SUPERHOT is a perennial classic, while the likes of Aven Colony and Stygian are neat new takes on their respective genres. You’ll have to forgive me if any of these links don’t quite work right, though… WordPress decided their whole editor interface needed an overhaul, so I’m learning to post again.
Speaking of posting again, I’m putting myself on the hook for TWO reviews this week, hopefully breaking the drought we’ve had recently. This is all thanks to the holiday today, so I wouldn’t say get used to this yet.
Yes, yes, YES!
SUPERHOT (Review) – Extremely clever shooter when time only passes when you move, paired with a solid cyberpunk story
Aven Colony (Review) – Relaxing sci-fi city builder set on a wonderfully colorful alien world
Crypt of the NecroDancer (Review) – Brutally hard rhythm roguelike adventure
Deep Sky Derelicts (Review) – Interesting mashup of RPG, tactics, squad management, and deckbuilding
How to Survive (review) – A zombie survival simulator that plays like Diablo with crafting
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (Review) – Very cool cosmic horror RPG with some tricky mechanics and a cliffhanger ending
Blood and Bacon (Review) – About as much dumb fun as you can have blasting demon pigs
Conarium (Review) – A great love-letter to Lovecraft’s most memorable stories, in first-person horror form
Slain: Back from Hell (Review) – Stylish but crazy hard platform brawler
Devader (Review) – Chaotic arena defense game with some awesome enemies
Sector Six (Review) – Make your own spaceships in this side-scrolling shmup
Gun Metal (Review) – Extremely baseline transforming robot shooter
Cargo Commander (Review) – Roguelike platformer collect-a-thon with a neat story and structure
Omega Strike (Review) – Beautiful but very simple metroidvania
Black Paradox (Review) – Insanely stylish side-scrolling shmup
Serious Scramblers (Review) – Fun little platforming score attack joint
Tusker’s Number Adventure (Review) – A fine example of the edutainment-turned-horror genre
No, no, NO!
Hero of the Kingdom III (Review) – A huge misstep for this chill trading adventure series
Conglomerate 451 (Review) – This cyberpunk dungeon crawler had a lot of promise in Early Access, but it turned out too repetitive and shallow
Cities in Motion 2 (Review) – I still have no idea how you screw up a transport management sim this badly
Alien Breed 2: Assault (review) – Shoot aliens, flip switch, repeat until bored
Deadly 30 (Review) – Impressively boring zombie base defense
Evil (Review) – Hahahahahaha NO