As gamers, we love to complain about developers and publishers when they screw up, or when they turn seemingly tone deaf to our requests and demands. But sometimes, they get it wonderfully correct. Here are three recent examples of smart efforts to do great games right.
Having found the medicine for our injured friend, the next part was so simple. Head south along the broken tracks and deliver the life-saving prize. But in The Long Dark, nothing is easy. Three blizards and five wolf packs swept in to bar the way.
In this playthorugh of BattleGoat Studios Supreme Ruler The Great War, we take on the role of Belgium, which heroically held out against Germany’s ten times larger army for a month, and arguably saved Paris from a quick capture. Can we do better?
Let’s Play Wartile! This game takes all the fun of tactical miniature-based combat and makes it available to everyone with no huge arena, open basement or game store lobby required. We grab some Viking miniatures and take them on their first few quests in this medieval tactical wargame.
Let’s Play Darkwood, a creepy new survival horror adventure with a throwback, top-down interface, a dangerous world to explore, and vastly changing environments based on a day and night cycle. It also happens to have a really nice, if totally bizarre, plot and story.
The story mode for The Long Dark did not receive the best reception, but we really love it! Follow along as we brave everything that winter can throw at us. Unlike that other show, winter is not coming. It’s here!
Set at the dawn of modern warfare, Supreme Ruler The Great War challenges armchair generals not only to fight and win World War I, but also to develop the tactics, technology and infrastructure to make such a victory possible. Play, fight, and shape the basis for today’s modern world.
Often cited negatively for being too violent, Grand Theft Auto V and its underlying simulation technology is now assisting government and private industry in rapidly developing cars and trucks which can safely drive themselves, with no humans required.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is one of the largest open-world shooters ever created, giving players the ability to fight a guerilla-style war with whatever weapons and tactics they choose. It’s a truly unique and exciting experience that is different every time.
While lots of games are adding sniper elements these days, only Sniper Elite 4 truly focuses on it with realistic shooting mechanics, smart enemies and an action-packed plot that is sure to make any long-range shooting enthusiast very happy.