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

Obscure Special Look Video

Obscure Special Look Video

Obscure is a survival horror game by Hydravision Entertainment and Mighty Rocket Studio that is considered to be one of the classics of the genre by many. Players get to team up or go at it alone as they investigate Leafmore High School, which has been the location of unexplained disappearances. The game is currently 66% off until 13 September 2021 as part of the Steam Week Long Deal. Check out the video below to see the game in action, including the local co-op mode

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

The GAMERamble Team Takes On Regain Earth: First Strike – Factory Map

The GAMERamble Team Takes On Regain Earth: First Strike – Factory Map

A while back, we featured a first look video for Regain Earth: First Strike by solo developer Gameflow Studios. In the meantime, this waves-based third-person shooter has been updated and is now discounted as part of the Steam Summer Sale. So join us for another video as the team battles six waves of MuTecs together on the “Factory” map

Prince of Persia (2008)

Prince of Persia (2008)

While the gameplay is a departure from previous Prince Of Persia titles, the lavish locations and excellent characters combine to make this a great game. Some people will hate the simplified gameplay, while others will love the new style.

Gameplay: A Departure from the series, but still good.

Graphics: The art direction is really good.

Sound: Great music and audio

A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence is not only a great looking game with a unique setting, but the strong narrative focus makes it very engrossing too. The combination of stealth and puzzle-solving could easily have been very annoying, but barring a few frustrating sections the game is actually quite entertaining. It is also unrelentingly grim, which might deter some players, but between all the horror there’s also some heartwarming moments. Single-player narrative focussed games such as A Plague Tale: Innocence is becoming rarer, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to play this one.

Gameplay: A nice mixture of stealth and puzzles that never really veers too far in either direction.

Graphics: The visuals are extremely detailed and the environments surprisingly varied.

Sound: Good voice acting and some soaring tunes

Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is an action-packed third-person shooter that is at its best when played in co-op with some friends. It features a nice assortment of characters, each with their own special traits, as well as a large assortment of undead enemies to eradicate. The inclusion of traps makes for a fun addition to the experience and the action also slows down occasionally for some puzzle solving. While Strange Brigade doesn’t excel in any particular area, it’s still a lot of fun and comes highly recommended.

Gameplay: Lots of action, but best enjoyed with friends in co-op.

Graphics: The visuals look great, but some more variety would have been even better.

Sound: The narrator steals the show, but the music and sound effects are good too

Darksiders™

Darksiders™

More than just the sum of its parts Darksiders is a very entertaining game that nicely fills the gap in a genre that has very slim pickings on PC. It’s not going to be one of those games that people will be talking about years from now, but it’s a solid title that will keep you hooked through its 20+ hour campaign.

Gameplay: A pleasant mix of many different action/adventure games.

Graphics: Some very nice new effects bring the zone to life.

Sound: Good ambiance and decent voice overs

BloodRayne

BloodRayne

If all you want is some mindless action along with plenty of blood, then BloodRayne has got you covered. The B-movie plot isn’t exactly gripping, but provides a good excuse to tear apart plenty of foes. The game is quite dated at this point, but action junkies might still have fun with it.

Gameplay: Action packed but very repetitive.

Graphics: Not bad, but rather dated.

Sound: Average at best

Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City

Improving on a game that is rated so highly as Batman: Arkham Asylum could not have been easy, but Rocksteady Studios pulls it off with aplomb. If you are looking for the definitive Batman experience, then look no further than Arkham City. While not quite perfect, it comes close and sets a new standard for all licensed titles.

Gameplay: Improves on almost every aspect of the already great original.

Graphics: Shows that the Unreal Engine 3 can still deliver stunning visuals.

Sound: Excellent voice acting and a moody soundtrack