Frostpunk Builder Survival Competent 76
Alchemic Jousts Tower Defense Combining Unnecessary 50
Combining the element mixing fun of Doodle God with a TD sounds great, but the game doesn't make use of all that variety. Basic units are all that's needed to win.
SpyParty PvP Mental Pit-soaking 90
Spy Party is a totally unique concept executed with precision and passion. It has the charm and iconic presence of beloved board games like Cluedo but adds a level of excitement and intensity that you just can't get from any other media format. Watching a friend clumsily bug the ambassador in plain sight never gets old. And seeing the sniper's red dot sight settle on the back of your head never gets any less terrifying.
Dead in Vinland Strategy Survival Unfair 53
Good storytelling hampered by extremely arbitrary RNG. It frustrates as much as it charms.
Runewards: Strategy Card Game CCG Fantasy Bland 65
Runewards suffers from the same issues as many of its contemporaries. However, through this "virtue", it ends up being only slightly worse than many of them. Although a perfectly fine game, it won't hold your attention for long.
Farm Manager Simulator 2018 Management Farm Sedate 65
It's a really good farm simulator with tons of variety, but without external competition that's still kind of a boring experience.
Finding Paradise Narrative RPG Enlightening 89
Beautiful, well-written and relatable, with a soundtrack that beats the emotions out of you like a tear craving monster. Ignore the RPG Maker roots, it's a superb narrative.
Orwell: Ignorance is Strength Choice & Consequence Surveillance Engrossing 89
This is a fantastic addition to the Orwell story. The game makes you think, and not just because finding and choosing important data is a great puzzle, but because of how it relates to the real world. Orwell is going to make you think, something few games can manage. It cannot be recommended highly enough.
Surviving Mars Builder Colony Singular 69
A good game for those who enjoy the details of intense micromanagement; a bit sparse for those who don't. It's competent but too singular - a stronger story or interaction with your colonists would have done wonders. As is it grows repetitive before the end.
Production Line Efficiency Cars Addictive 81
Clean UI, lots of incentive to constantly optimize and retool, loads of fun if refining things is your idea of fun.
Epic Car Factory Tycoon Cars Slight 63
It's very lightly about cars. More like a cute, little time management game with a car theme.
SYMMETRY Survival Narrative Short 50
Closer to a very promising tutorial level or demo rather than a full game.
Space Tyrant Strategy 4X Shallow 68
Great atmosphere and humour but ultimately too light-weight to sustain for long
Ash of Gods:Redemption Strategy Narrative Laborious 57
Gorgeous animation and a perfect soundtrack don't come close to compensating for the mountains of horrible text.
My Lovely Daughter Narrative Simulation Unsettling 70
Deeply unsettling and sad. The emotional weight runs out and turns in micromanagement before the end though.
Kingdom Come Deliverance RPG Openworld Lush 84
Not as realistic as it thinks it is, but the world is lush with great mechanics and tons to do.
The Long Reach Adventure Point & Click Misguided 52
Tries to be edgy but instead just has bad writing, any brilliance is quickly overshadowed by nonsense.
Insidia Strategy Tactical Fun 89
A little finicky but has tons of great tactical decisions and fun hero mechanics for a lot of flexibility.
Exorder Strategy Tactical Generic 59
Meant as an entry into TBS games. Instead it's just boring.
Ghost of a Tale Adventure Action Enchanting 85
A grand, beautiful narrative slightly hampered by too much repetitive walking.
Citystate Strategy Builder Unrealistic 60
To succeed you have to ignore what you know of the real world in this light political sim.
Dominions 5: Warrios of Faith Strategy Grand Sprawling 85
Focused on war but so very detailed with so much to do and optimize.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Adventure Narrative Literary 77
Uses wonderfully written stories as it's game mechanic.
Remothered: Tormented Fathers Horror Action Murky 63
Good story but murky gameplay leeches the scares out and turns frustrating.
Fear Effect: Sedna Action Stealth Meh 43
Underneath the pretty visuals, Fear Effect: Sedna is not a good game. The included systems all sound intriguing but in practice do little more than aggravate.
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands Strategy Builder Casual 70
Pretty basic but still engaging because of all the new little bits it doles out over its short playtime.
Subnautica Survival Crafting Wonderous 83
Beautiful, well paced and absolutely full of wonder. Story could be better but the emergent stuff is so good it doesn't matter.
Verdant Skies Simulation Farming Social 64
Great social, customization and writing but uneven and more social sim than farming sim. width="300" height="169" class="size-medium wp-image-11611" />
Into the Breach Strategy Tactical Brilliant 91
Brilliantly redefines typical gaming priorities with huge tactical variety.
Legendary Garry Adventure Strategy Creative 82
So many superlatives that it doesn't matter some parts are off. Lovely trip into a creative person's brain.
Hex Commander: Fantasy Wars Strategy Tactical Generic 65
Boring with obnoxious P2W scheme that ruins multiplayer. Could have been decent.
Avernum 3: Ruined Worlds RPG Oldschool Laborious 68
Very old school RPG remade without much improvement. Nice story but poor roleplaying and a cludgy UI.
All Walls Must Fall Strategy Roguelike Stylish 68
Visually inventive, failed masterpiece. Only the combat is confident. Close.
Wartile Strategy Tactical Vikingy 75
Not enough customization or characterization and the campaign is short. But the combat is great.
Tangledeep Roguelike RPG Refined 80
A solid, refined roguelike that does all the basics right. A pleasure to kill things one square at a time.
Future Unfolding Adventure Exploration Beautiful 68
Gorgeous, atmospheric exploration adventure/puzzler that gets repetitive and stale far too quickly.
Ironbound CCG PvP P2W 55
Extremely pay2win and lacking in almost all the deckbuilding fun that should be part of any CCG.
The Mimic Platformer Puzzle Original 70
Decent platformer/puzzler, heavy on the puzzle and with one unique mechanic.
Eselmir and the Five Magical Gifts Adventure Point & Click Lorelicious 82
If you love interesting lore and puzzles, this is a hand-made gem.
Attack of the Earthlings Strategy Tactics Funny 77
Funny, mechanically good but a bit easy and too short. Great for a couple of evenings.
The Mind's Eclipse Adventure CYOA Striking 90
Brilliantly written, story driven game dealing with heavy sci-fi issues. Great.
Wulverblade Action Beatem up Bland 65
Very stylish but ultimately generic and brings little new to a very stale genre.
Post Human W.A.R. Strategy Tactical Flexible 79
Hidden champion mechanic makes multiplayer great. Campaigns are a bit meh.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingard Simulation Flight Accessible 82
Best in the series, accessible, detailed - a blast.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz Simulation Flight Constraining 32
Huge letdown from 1946. Difficulty is rigid, campaign is canned. Poor outing.
IL-2: Sturmovik 1946 Simulation Flight Dynamic 79
Brilliant, dynamic, alternate history campaign. Great difficulty settings let anyone play.
Slay the Spire CCG Roguelike Crack 80
Satisfyingly tactile digital CCG crack. In a roguelike candy shell.
Nantucket Strategy RPG Engaging 84
Simple but cohesive, compelling, atmospheric and just plain great.
Dungeon Defenders 2 Action RPG Pretty 79
Fun, colorful mush of TD and action, especially in co-op.
Flame of Memory Survival Crafting Intense 67
Minimalistic, atmospheric survival game about two soldiers trying to survive until morning. Incredibly hard and frustrating.
Battleship Lonewolf Tower Defense Bullet-hell Cumbersome 59
Combines TD and bullet hell but misses the things that make either genre fun.
Way of Defector Strategy Boardgame Impactful 69
Difficult, RNG heavy board game about escaping North Korea. Makes you think.
I Fell From Grace Adventure Point & Click Reactive 77
Absolutely brilliant branching story somewhat marred by annoying Adventure game conventions.
Tiny Metal Strategy Tactical Rote 67
Serviceable, working, by the numbers turn based strategy.
Cogmind Roguelike Crafting Ingenious 85
Wonderful number of approaches to each run, lots of customization and great flavor.
Slumlord Simulator Simulator Puzzle Amusing 60
More puzzle, no actual sim, lots of hard coding but funny and challenging.
Tokaido Strategy Boardgame Lovely 78
Great adaptation of a classic but low online populations mean you need physical friends to enjoy.
Tokaido Strategy Boardgame Social 80
Beautiful, relaxing, short game. Best on a tablet with people to pass to.
Hello Neighbor Puzzle Stealth Buggy 55
Opaque puzzles and wonky AI ruin the fun.
The Novelist Adventure Stealth Illuminating 76
Very light stealth, short but impactful story.
Seven: the Days Long Gone Stealth RPG Close 79
Chunks of brilliance are interrupted by unfair difficulty spikes.
Seven: The Days Long Gone Stealth RPG Difficult 75
Ambitious, difficult, action stealth game with great narrative and some frustration.
Demons Age RPG Party Turd-like 40
Sorely lacking in most things that make an RPG good.
37th Hour Movie VR Ridiculous 32
WTF is happening??? Supposed to be horror but just goofy.
Brink of Extinction Strategy Tower Defense Pleasant 70
Solid little tower defence. Lots of tower types but no mazing.
Terroir Simulation Winemaking Charming 65
Satisfying in moments but generally uneventful and slightly boring.
This War of Mine: Father's Promise Survival Crafting Exploitive 70
A short story that doesn't use the game's strengths but still worth it.
TransRoad: USA Management Trucking Tranquil 73
A perfectly competent sim with a relaxed pace that models a simple business.
Opus Magnum Puzzle Puzzle Sublime 80
Tight, polished, open puzzler. Can get fiddly but still sublime.
Martial Arts Brutality CCG PvP Kinetic 81
So much violent CCG fun. Lots of depth and not as reflex dependent as you'd think.
Elex RPG Openworld Absorbing 86
Flawed and sometimes frustrating but an excellent role playing game.
Ogre Strategy Tactical Dissapointing 68
Great core game but too many bugs and inefficient interface weigh it all down.
EMPYRES: Lords of the Sea Gates RPG Tactical Setting 70
Great setting and good writing hampered by a sludgy engine and not enough choice or depth.
Niche - a genetics survival game Strategy Pet Turgid 62
Lots of slog rewarded by some pleasant relaxation. Not quite worth it.
Ancient Frontier Strategy Tactical Sleek 75
Leisurely pace, stilted acting but very solid hex-based combat.
Monster Slayers CCG Roguelike Addicitive 80
Ridiculously addictive. Can get repetitive but always sorta fun.
Steam Tactics Strategy Tactical Tight 71
Not as puzzly as it looks.
Small and pleasant.
Shigatari Strategy CYOA Violent 72
Original, difficult and
deep 1v1 samurai combat.
Unravel Platformer Puzzle Enchanting 81
Oozes charm. Gorgeous. I hate platformers and I liked this.
Age of Fear 3: The Legend Strategy Tactical Boring 54
Strategy game without the strategy. Too simplified and clunky for much fun.
ICY: Frostbite Edition RPG CYOA Interesting 76
Very strange combat system. Good writing, choice & consequence.
Westslingers Strategy Tactical Fun 73
You know the cool end fight in every western?
This is just that minute, over and over. Fun.
Baldur's Gate 1 Enhanced Edition RPG Party Sprawling 79
Too old to be a AAA, but treat it like an indie and it's a great RPG.
Warfare Online Strategy Tactical Out of business 82
Quick 1v1 multiplayer action.Not clicky or fast, quite tactical. Loved it.