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
LOST EPIC by oneoreight and Team EARTHWARS is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG about a war between gods and humanity. Apart from the beautiful visuals, this game features fast-paced, action-packed battles, a multitude of upgradeable weapons, and a world full of diverse biomes. LOST EPIC is still in Steam Early Acces but recently received a massive update that added two new worlds as well as two brand new characters. Check out the video below to see the latest game from the creators of EARTH’S DAWN in action
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is a classic action RPG that has finally made the leap to PC courtesy of Square One Games. Originally released on Playstation 2, the game offered players a hack and slash adventure featuring the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons® rule set. Check out the video below to see this PC port in action when played in two-player cooperative mode
Wytchwood by Alientrap, Whitethorn Digital, and WhisperGames is a crafting adventure game set in a land of gothic fables and fairytales. Stepping into the shoes of a mysterious old witch of the woods, players must explore a strange countryside, collect magical ingredients, brew sorcerous enchantments, and more. These can be used for devious spells and sorceries, such as turning the greedy into frogs. Check out the video below to see the game’s opening moments in action
ANVIL by Action Square is a multiplayer co-op top-down sci-fi roguelike action shooter currently on Early Access. Playing as Vault Breakers, players get to explore various galaxies and fight monsters to find the valuable relics inside Vaults. Every galaxy in the game consists of random planets and unique boss monsters, while more than 100 randomly generated artifacts and dozens of weapons keep each session fresh. Check out the video below to see some action on the first two planets of the Czerny Galaxy
The Legend of Tianding is a great sidescrolling action game filled with fast-paced characters, great levels, and memorable characters. Everything from the visuals to the audio is superb, and the combat remains enjoyable throughout. The game is a little on the short side, and most of the moves are unlocked right at the start instead of being spread out through the adventure, but other than that, there is very little to fault.
Gameplay: Traversing the trap-filled levels is fun, but the combat really steals the show.
Graphics: The game’s presentation, animations, and overall art style are really good.
Sound: Authentic music, sound effects, and voice acting bring this adventure to life
The Riftbreaker by EXOR Studios and Surefire Games is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. Players need to build up a base, collect samples, and research new inventions to survive as they prepare Galatea 37 for further colonization. However, constructing a two-way rift back to Earth is not a simple task, and the creatures of Galatea 37 won’t remain idle as you disrupt the natural order of their planet. Check out the video below to see some of the base building and resource gathering elements of the game in action, as well as a quick look at the combat
UNSIGHTED by Studio Pixel PUnk and Humble Games is an action, adventure, RPG set in the massive world of Arcadia. The protagonist, Alma, is an Automaton who requires Anima to retain her sentience. Unfortunately, this resource is running out, turning Automatons, including Alma’s friends, into mindless killing machines called the UNSIGHTED. Check out the video below to see UNSIGHTED in action as Alma battles her way out of an underground lab to reach the surface of Arcadia
Skeletal Avenger is a roguelite dungeon crawling adventure featuring a skull-chucking undead warrior on a quest for vengeance. The game features a simple low-poly art style along with a mixture of procedural generated and hand-made levels. With over 50 perks and trinkets, there’s plenty of scope to explore different playstyles, and a NG+ mode keeps the action going. While not the best-looking game, it features plenty of great content, and fans of the genre should have a blast.
Gameplay: Very accessible and packed with enough content to keep players busy.
Graphics: Great lighting and particle effects, but the procedurally generated levels can look a little bland.
Sound: The soundtrack is suitably epic and is a great match for the fantasy setting
NEOGEO POCKET COLOR SELECTION Vol. 1 Steam Edition is an excellent retro compilation, especially for fans of SNK’s handheld fighting games. This collection is stacked with classics but lacks SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium, which was included in the Nintendo Switch release. Nevertheless, there are hours of entertainment here, and the presentation is top-notch. If you are a retro fan or loved the original hardware, you will definitely appreciate this compilation.
Gameplay: Lots of great fighting games, but the other titles are great too.
Graphics: The games obviously show their age but still look great for what they are.
Sound: Limited by the original hardware, but not bad overall