Weeklong Deals for 1/25/21

We’ve got quite a few quality offerings rolling around in the last Weeklong Deals of January! Disco Elysium is something I’m always going to rep, for it flat-out features the best writing in video games to date. Star Traders: Frontiers is an instant pick for folks looking for open-ended space adventuring, and Golf With Your Friends has been a huge hit around our community for wild golf-related antics.

Speaking of friends, our multiplayer streams lately have been all kinds of fun, and I’m looking ahead to more party games we can play together. The classic Worms Armageddon is on sale right now, and I just picked it up in anticipation of enjoying it with others. If you’d like to join us for an evening of hilarious chaos sometime, perhaps you should do the same!

YES, PLEASE

Disco Elysium (Review) – A stunning narrative adventure in both quality and innovation

Ash of Gods: Redemption (Review) – Extremely dark fantasy tactical RPG

Magicka – Neat magical chaos in a farcical land

The House of Da Vinci – Strong competition with The Room series for tactile first-person puzzling

Star Traders: Frontiers (Review) – About as open-ended and deep as your space sims get

The Painscreek Killings (Review) – An actual murder mystery spread across an abandoned town

Halfway (Review) – Gorgeous pixel art turn-based tactics with a brutal difficulty curve

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (Review) – Excellent concept, solid writing, kinda iffy execution

Dead Effect 2 (Review) – Low-budget zombie shootin’ with some neat upgrade systems

Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers (Review) – Incredibly clever third-person puzzler

Bunker Punks (Review) – Simple, frantic, retro FPS roguelike

Nihilumbra (Review) – Charming puzzle platformer where you paint your abilities on the world

Hero of the Kingdom (Review) – The original chill trading adventure

Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi (Review) – Janky old horror roguelike, way ahead of its time

OK/NORMAL (Review) – Very atmospheric PSX horror

Seeds of Resilience (Review) – Unique turn-based survival strategy

RymdResa (Review) – Surprisingly chill space exploration roguelike

Paranormal State: Poison Spring (Review)- Cheesy but good hidden object game

NO, THANK YOU

Neverending Nightmares (review) – A tedious, unfun waste of an amazing aesthetic

Vambrace: Cold Soul (Review) – Stylish turn-based strategy RPG crippled by poor balance

Cities in Motion 2 (Review) – Excellent template for how to kill a beloved franchise

Dead Effect (Review) – Just as dumb as Dead Effect 2, but with none of the neat progression

Until I Have You (Review) – Action platformer made by folks who have no idea how to action or platform

Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge (Review) – Ughhhhhhhh

Sinking Island (Review) – Tons of potential for a murder mystery, ruined by pacing

8BitBoy (Review) – The absolute wrong way to do nostalgia

STANDBY (Review) – Utterly infuriating challenge platformer

Firewood (Review) – Nothing you haven’t seen in indie horror before

Hack, Slash, Loot (review) – Trash, trash, trash

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