Oxide Room 104 by WildSphere is a bone-chilling horror game with escape room gameplay that is set inside an old hotel. Playing as Matthew, players must try to get while at a ruthless scientist’s mercy and stalked by a horrible creature. However, players must make careful decisions as their actions affect how the game plays out and ends. Check out the video below for a quick look at Oxide Room 104
Fishing Paradiso by Odencat is a narrative-driven fishing RPG with many locations to explore and a charming cast of characters to befriend. The game features relaxing gameplay and an RPG-style progression system with over 90 unique species of fish to catch. Players can also complete side quests to forge deeper relationships with the other characters and deck out their private cabana with collectible furniture. Check out the video below to see how the adventure begins
Hollow Knight is an action-packed Metroidvania title with a fascinating and sprawling game world to explore. This world is also inhabited by some of the genre’s strangest and most fascinating enemies and NPCs. Completing the game provides a nice challenge, but players determined to uncover every secret and ending will be surprised to see how much is lurking beneath the cute exterior of Hollow Knight.
Gameplay: Hollow Knight is an absolute blast to play, and there’s so much to see and do that players can easily lose hours in Hallownest.
Graphics: The 2D visuals are charming, and the character designs, as well as unique areas, make for a memorable experience.
Sound: Everything from the haunting soundtrack to the strange language spoken by the bugs is superb
V Rising by Stunlock Studios is set in a vast world teeming with mythical horrors and dangers. Playing as a vampire, the goal is to quench your thirst for blood while avoiding the burning sunlight. Players can also gather resources and discover ancient techniques to gain dark powers. V Rising can be played alone or with friends for the ultimate vampire survival experience. Check out the video below for a quick look at the start of the game
Little Witch in the Woods by SUNNY SIDE UP is the story of Ellie, an apprentice witch. The game allows players to explore the mystical forest, help the charming residents, and experience the daily life of the witch. They will need to help Ellie practice the teachings she learned at the Witch School to help people and make the world a better place. The game is currently out on Steam Early Access and PC Game Pass. Check out the video below to see Little Witch in the Woods in action
Sonority is a music puzzle adventure that is also very accessible for players without any previous musical knowledge. Players take control of a young woman named Esther, who is on a quest to save her friend Batama. To do so, she must solve the musical mysteries of a mysterious place called the rockery. Thanks to the whimsical story, charming characters, and relaxing gameworld, Sonority is an easy recommendation to puzzle fans.
Gameplay: The puzzles become steadily more complicated but are never illogical or unfair.
Graphics: The art style is simple but very vibrant, and each area has a distinct look and feel.
Sound: Music plays an integral part in the game, and the soundtrack definitely contributes to the experience
Trek To Yomi is a side-scrolling action game steeped in classic samurai movies’ cinematic style. It features an eye-catching black and white art style along with an authentic soundtrack. However, even with the inclusion of multiple combos, the combat never encourages players to move beyond the same basic attacks to win. This is a pity as it can make enemy encounters repetitive instead of exciting. Nevertheless, samurai fans, especially those familiar with the movies of Akira Kurosawa, should definitely check out the game.
Gameplay: The game is very short and quite linear, with plenty of combat sections interspersed with brief bouts of exploration.
Graphics: Fans of vintage samurai movies will love the black and white aesthetic of the game and the cinematic camera angles.
Sound: The music is authentic and filled with Japanese musical instruments from the period in which the game is set
Sonority by Hanging Gardens Interactive and Application Systems Heidelberg is an innovative music puzzle adventure set in a lovingly designed, fascinating world. It is set in a world where music is magic and puzzles are solved by the correct arrangement of notes. Players must help the protagonist, Esther, as she sets out on a journey to help a friend. Check out the video below to see the opening moments of Sonority in action
Eternal Edge + by Righteous Weasel Games, Ignatios Productions, Sedoc, and GrabTheGames is a casual action-adventure RPG that takes players on a journey across the vast Kingdom of Beor. Players take control of Cross, an age-old warrior on a mission to wake his lost wife from eternal slumber and defeat the Skeleton King. Check out the video below to see the opening moments of Eternal Edge + in action
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising by Natsume Atari and 505 Games is an action RPG with fast-paced combat and town-upgrading mechanics. The game is a prequel to the world of the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and introduces a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story. Check out the video below to see the opening moments of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising in action