Assassin At Crimson Keep by Shadow Glass Studios is a short visual novel set in a dark, quasi-fantasy world. The mission is to assassinate the King, but players must pursue him into his lair known as the Crimson Keep to finish the job after a botched first attempt. However, while tracking him down, small choices can be made that can have big consequences. Check out the video below to see some of the encounters players can have in the game
It Takes Two by Hazelight and Electronic Arts is a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op. Players take control of the clashing couple Cody and May after they are turned into dolls by a magic spell. Trapped in a fantastical world, they have no choice but to work together and face the unpredictable challenges waiting around every corner
God of War by Santa Monica Studio and Playstation PC is an action-adventure game first released in 2018 on Playstation 4. It sees Kratos now living in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters years after taking vengeance against the Gods of Olympus. The PC port of God of War features enhanced visuals, NVIDIA® DLSS and Reflex support, as well as ultra-wide support. Check out the video below for a quick look at the settings available in the game, as well as some of the action
Magnus Imago by Sons of Welder is an upcoming atmospheric journey through a mysterious world of characters, traces, and symbols. The game, which is releasing on the 2nd of February, 2022, presents the main character’s journey as he learns the truth about himself in a mysterious world around him. Check out the video below to see the comic-sketch style of the game, as well as some of the puzzles in action
Chorus is an epic space-combat shooter by Deep Silver Fishlabs and Deep Silver. Players take control of Nara as she embarks on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. With devastating weapons, mind-bending abilities, and a sentient starfighter named Forsaken, Chorus offers a compelling single-player experience. Check out the video below to learn more about Nara and how she ended up on her path for redemption
Heavenly Bodies is a great combination of fun and frustration featuring hapless cosmonauts trying to complete tasks in zero gravity. Even mundane actions, such as pulling switches and wielding tools, are more challenging due to the control scheme. It is certainly not a game for the easily frustrated as the physics-based gameplay and intentionally tricky controls can wreak havoc on your carefully laid plans. However, struggling through the missions with a friend is both hilarious and rewarding.
Gameplay: Requires a controller to be played properly but offers a lot of fun despite the frustration.
Graphics: The whole visual aesthetic of the game is excellent.
Sound: Excellent soundtrack and sound effects
Clid The Snail by Weird Beluga Studio and Koch Media is a quirky top-down shooter starring a grumpy, humanoid snail. Unfortunately, Clid is not just eccentric but also a troublemaker, which causes him to get exiled by his fellow peace-loving snails. Players must take control of Clid as he goes on a journey to exterminate the slug plague that is ravaging the land. Check out the video below to see the game’s opening moments in action as Clid returns to the snail citadel only to be kicked out for his violent tendencies
The Gunk by Image & Form and Thunderful Publishing is a 3rd person action-adventure starring a space hauler named Rani. Along with her partner Beck, Rani chance upon an untouched planet they hope has valuable resources. However, they soon discover that the planet is home to a toxic gunk parasite as well as some other secrets. Check out the video below to see The Gunk in action
Aspire: Ina’s Adventure is a 2D side-scrolling adventure that bears more than a passing resemblance to classic titles such as Gris. It features beautiful and vibrant environments mixed with light platforming and puzzle-solving. The game isn’t too taxing overall, thanks to generous checkpoints as well as a lack of combat. Players still need to stay on their toes, though, and some of the puzzles require a bit of thinking. The whole experience is over in less than three hours, but considering the price and lack of pointless filler, this is not bad.
Gameplay: Platforming mixed in with some puzzle solving.
Graphics: Distinct areas with vibrant and detailed visuals.
Sound: Great soundtrack and good sound effects
Heavenly Bodies by 2pt Interactive is a game about cosmonauts, the body, and the absence of gravity. Playing solo or with a friend via local co-op, players step into the role of 1970s space cosmonauts. Players not only have to deal with controlling every limb of their cosmonaut, the absence of gravity further complicates matters. Check out the video below to see just how much chaos can ensue during the co-op mode