Mech Mechanic Simulator

Mech Mechanic Simulator

Step into the shoes of a mech mechanic and fix giant robots in this science fiction-themed simulation title by PolySlash. Mech Mechanic Simulator features a variety of gigantic iron machines to deconstruct and repair as well as an entire workshop to upgrade and customize. The game might seem daunting at first, but it is actually very accessible and while there’s some grind involved it is also quite relaxing. It doesn’t stray too far from the confines of the genre, but it is certainly one of the more unique titles in terms of what you get to work on.

Gameplay: A little daunting at first, but accessible and relaxing once you get into the swing of things.

Graphics: Great mech designs and tons of components to work on.

Sound: Decent enough, but the game is best enjoyed with your own playlist or favorite podcast in the background

Paradise Lost First Look Video

Paradise Lost First Look Video

Paradise Lost by PolyAmorous and All in! Games is a story-driven, first-person perspective, post-apocalyptic survival adventure. Players step into the role of Szymon, a 12-year-old who discovers a massive Nazi bunker in the barren, nuclear wasteland of Poland. Szymon is all alone after his mother passed away, but he is determined to find an unknown man from a photograph his mother cherished

Mr. Prepper First Look Video

Mr. Prepper First Look Video

Mr. Prepper by Rejected Games is all about being prepared and building your own secret bunker without attracting unwanted attention from the secret police. From crafting machines and facilities to trading with neighbors and exploring atmospheric locations, this game has it all. Check out our first look video as play through the tutorial and try to keep Mr. Prepper as prepared as possible!

Plague Inc. The Cure Free For All Plague Inc. Players Until COVID-19 Is Under Control

Plague Inc. The Cure Free For All Plague Inc. Players Until COVID-19 Is Under Control

Back when Plague Inc was first released not even the developers could have imagined that the current state of our world would resemble their game. The game is a strategic simulation that challenges players to bring about the end of human history using a deadly global plague. It’s terrifying stuff and the game is so realistic that the CDC even asked the developer to do a talk about the infection models in the game. However, in light of the current situation in the world, Ndemic Creations has released a major new expansion for the game titled Plague Inc. Evolved: The Cure. It is a complete reversal from the classic game and instead of destroying the world challenges players to try and control the global pandemic response

Pinball FX3 – Williams™ Pinball: Volume 6

Pinball FX3 – Williams™ Pinball: Volume 6

Pinball FX3 – Williams™ Pinball: Volume 6 is another great collection of pinball tables featuring authentic as well as remastered versions of classic tables. This volume includes Funhouse, Dr. Dude and His Excellent Ray as well as Space Station. These tables were some of the last by Williams to use alpha-numeric displays and while two of them have been digitally created before this is the first official virtual recreation of Space Station. The tables are very tricky and occasionally frustrating, but still fun to play and a great addition to any pinball collection.

Gameplay: The tables are not as over the top as other Pinball FX3 ones, but still quite challenging.

Graphics: Both the original and remastered versions of the three tables look great.

Sound: Very authentic, but there are some volume issues with the sounds

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship

WRC 9 retains everything that made WRC 8 such a joy to play but also tightens a few things under the hood. It comes with the welcome inclusion of three new countries as well as new features, such as the Clubs mode to extend the longevity of the game. Throw in a great selection of cars and the promise of some great post-launch content and you are looking at a game that should not be missed if you are a rally fan.

Gameplay: Tough to master, but addictive to play.

Graphics: The cars and roads look incredible.

Sound: Very authentic sounding engine noises and effects

Knot

Knot

Knot is an enjoyable puzzle game that is based on interlocking burr puzzles. It’s a decent looking game, but the control scheme leaves a lot to be desired. With 40 puzzles on offer, the game can be completed in a few hours, but considering the low price tag, it is still something that will keep puzzle fans entertained despite the niggles.

Gameplay: The concept is very enjoyable, but the controls let the game down.

Graphics: The puzzles look great and the wood, stone, copper, and other materials for the textures add some visual variety.

Sound: Relaxing, but not very varied

HammerHelm (SuperSixStudios)

HammerHelm (SuperSixStudios)

Ask any fantasy fan and they will immediately tell you that Dwarves, in addition to being brave and fearless, prefer making their homes underground. HammerHelm, a game by SuperSixStudios that is currently on Steam Early Access, turns this notion on its head by casting you in the role of a Dwarf that believes his kind could live above ground. Unfortunately, the other Dwarves didn’t take kindly to such rebellious thoughts and promptly banished you. The game opens with your Dwarf finally finding some fertile lands to start a new life in the open air

Natural Instincts by Dreamstorm Studios

Natural Instincts by Dreamstorm Studios

There’s nothing as soothing as a good nature documentary, which is why Natural Instincts by Dreamstorm Studios caught our eye. The game promises to be an interactive nature documentary sim where players are given the opportunity to keep the balance. The game currently has a Kickstarter Campaign running to help generate the CA$15,000 needed to make it a reality

Tank Mechanic Simulator

Tank Mechanic Simulator

Tank Mechanic Simulator gives you your own museum and workshop before tasking you with restoring World War II tanks to their former glory. It’s a pretty niche title, but surprisingly accessible and actually very addictive once you become hooked. There’s a couple of rough edges and the subject matter is not for everyone, but overall it is a very enjoyable title that is worth your time.

Gameplay: Who knew restoring tanks could be such a relaxing experience.

Graphics: The tank models and environments all look great.

Sound: All the sound effects are decent and there’s plenty of relaxing background tunes