Bus Simulator 21

Bus Simulator 21

Bus Simulator 21 builds upon the solid foundation of Bus Simulator 18 while adding plenty of new content as well as refinements and improvements. Along with a huge new city, players can also return to Seaside Valley from the previous game. In addition, the streamlined interface and extra information make it easier than ever to plan profitable routes. Despite some rough edges, the game is very engaging and should satisfy simulation fans as well as players looking for a different type of driving experience.

Gameplay: Plan bus routes and then hop in and try to drive them as efficiently as possible.

Graphics: The cities are huge and detailed, but some of the textures could be better.

Sound: Lots of dialog for NPCs, but they can become repetitive after a while

Lake

Lake

Lake is a game about delivering mail and parcels in a small Oregon town. There are no life or death decisions, a mystery to solve, or even challenges to conquer, which leaves players free to drive around, soak in the beautiful surroundings and connect with the locals. The result is a very slow-paced game, but delivering stuff is strangely addictive and getting to know the inhabitants of Providence Oaks is just as much fun. The game is not without some technical issues, but the overall experience is very charming.

Gameplay: Straightforward, but delivering mail is fun, as is interacting with the locals.

Graphics: Character designs and environments look great, but the facial animations and lip-syncing could be better.

Sound: Superb voice acting and a very fitting, albeit limited, soundtrack

WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship

WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship

WRC 10 continues to improve on this longstanding series with new tracks, a new livery editor as well as other tweaks and updates. It is still a lot of fun to play, and career mode is as addictive as ever, but don’t expect anything radically new or different compared to last year. Fans who may have skipped out on the previous two entries on the Epic Game Store will get the most out of this one, but even veterans should enjoy the new locations, historic rallies, and legendary cars.

Gameplay: Enough settings to make the game as accessible as you want it to be.

Graphics: The cars look as good as always, and some of the tracks are very scenic.

Sound: The sound effects are authentic, and the co-driver is actually helpful

Greak: Memories of Azur

Greak: Memories of Azur

Greak: Memories of Azur is a charming puzzle platformer with the unique premise of being able to control three characters at once. This gimmick definitely has its moments where it shines, but it can become a little cumbersome for many parts of the game. Nevertheless, the beautiful hand-drawn visuals and orchestral soundtrack make for a memorable experience, and the game is still a lot of fun despite the occasional frustrating bits.

Gameplay: Controlling three characters at once is fun at times but often a little cumbersome.

Graphics: Beautiful backgrounds and great hand-drawn animations.

Sound: The orchestral soundtrack is incredible

Glyph

Glyph

Glyph is a 3D platformer where players control a small golden scarab on a quest to save the world. Using its ability to jump and glide, players must guide Glyph through various levels collecting coins, gems, keys, and more. Precision platforming is required to avoid touching the sand, which causes instant death, but conquering a level is a gratifying experience. In addition to the exploration levels, each of which features a secret skin to find, the game also has Time Trial levels for adrenaline thrillseekers. The lack of checkpoints and instant deaths can be frustrating, but Glyph is addictive enough to keep you coming back for more.

Gameplay: Easy to learn, but some of the levels will really push your limits.

Graphics: Minimal but beautiful environments.

Sound: The soundtrack and sound effects are superb

Apsulov: End of Gods

Apsulov: End of Gods

Apsoluv: End of Gods is a future Viking horror where players must guide a young woman named Alice through the dark depths of a Swedish research facility. Norse Mythology meets science fiction in this game where the scientists meddling with the nine realms has had catastrophic consequences. Although a little rough around the edges in some places, Apsoluv: End of Gods is an excellent game with a fascinating premise and comes highly recommended.

Gameplay: Lots of exploration along with some environmental puzzles and a bit of platforming.

Graphics: The game is very dark, but some of the environments look incredible.

Sound: Some of the voice acting is a little stiff, but the music and sound effects are excellent

Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic is a very satisfying co-op first-person shooter starring dwarves fighting space spiders and other foes. The game is still fun to play solo, but it really shines when you team up with three other players using different classes. The procedurally generated cave systems, different biomes, and unique mission types make this a game that can keep you busy for a long time. It might seem a little daunting at first, but there are enough tutorials to ease you into the swing of things, and you’ll be mining and shooting with the best of them in no time.

Gameplay: A great combination of exploration, mining, and all-out shooting.

Graphics: The low-poly visuals look good, and some of the biomes are downright beautiful.

Sound: The dwarves are all very vocal, and the synth soundtrack is excellent

Serious Sam 3: BFE

Serious Sam 3: BFE

Serious Sam 3: BFE is not as colorful or over the top as its predecessor, but it is still a great title for players in search of frantic action. The game slows down a little too much in some parts, but few other games can come close in terms of the sheer mayhem when all hell breaks out. It is definitely a game that is best enjoyed with some friends as there are plenty of co-op modes and options to keep everyone happy.

Gameplay: The campaign starts a little slow, but overall the game still has plenty of action.

Graphics: It is not as colorful as Serious Sam 2 and definitely shows its age, but some of the set pieces and enemies remain impressive.

Sound: The soundtrack is excellent, and the iconic enemy sounds are all present

LEGO® Builder’s Journey

LEGO® Builder’s Journey

Lego Builder’s Journey features some of the most realistic-looking Lego blocks seen in games to date. However, it is a casual puzzle experience aimed at more mature audiences, so don’t expect the freedom to design and build your own wacky creations. Instead, the game features single-screen dioramas with limited selections of blocks to overcome simple challenges. It’s still a lot of fun and looks incredible, but it can be completed very quickly and lacks any type of replay value.

Gameplay: Not very taxing, but casual audiences will find it entertaining.

Graphics: With all the ray tracing elements enabled, the game looks incredible.

Sound: The soundtrack is soothing, and the sound effects are very realistic

RUINER

RUINER

RUINER is a cyberpunk-themed isometric shooter with fast, brutal combat. The game is very unforgiving, but players can unlock several abilities to help even out the odds. Most of the game is spent locked into combat arenas, but the inclusion of a hub world offers a nice break from the action. Although it is not a very long game, it is very stylish, lots of fun, and very challenging.

Gameplay: Skill is required to get very far, but it is worth the effort.

Graphics: The visuals are stylish and detailed, but the levels lack variety.

Sound: The soundtrack is incredible and matches the action perfectly