A perennial favorite in Japan, the Dragon Quest RPG has never been hugely popular in the west. That should change with Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, a title that is as good, and equally beautiful, as any turn-based RPG that you will find.
Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron is a scrolling shooter that is completely outrageous in its presentation and overall premise, and that’s a good thing. It’s a ton of fun to pick up and play, and with local co-op, the possibilities for frantic action are limited only by your imagination.
Dead Cells is flat out difficult, but it’s the good kind of difficult. It punishes poor play, rewards skill, and most importantly, never makes you feel as though you’re stuck. This all makes for a highly enjoyable experience where you wont mind dying again and again.
Packed with stunning visuals, an engaging murder mystery, interesting characters that are a cross between humans and animals, deep combat and a world shared with Stories: The Path of Destinies, there is a lot to love about Omensight’s unique gameplay and story.
On the surface Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom seems like a whimsical fairytale, full of anthropomorphic animals, genial sky pirates and a young king coming of age. But just below that surface is a much deeper game and story that is not to be missed.
When it launched 10 years ago, Burnout Paradise was a revelation in racing games, where spectacular, slow-motion crashing was even more enjoyable than the racing part of the sim. Burnout Paradise Remastered offers a better visual punch, without changing nearly anything else.
Mulaka is a solid, fun entry into the action-adventure genre. But the greatest and most enduring feature that Mexico-based developer Lienzo treats its players to is a well-researched and deep cultural history of the Tarahumara region, history and peoples.
For a game with a tiny price, Sky Force Reloaded has a lot to offer. From its colorful and detailed graphics to its challenging gameplay, responsive controls and a heavy dose of nostalgia, everything about this game screams quality.
SpinTires: Mudrunner is a different kind of mudbogging thrill. Tasked with driving 20-ton behemoths down muddy paths that are barely considered roads, you may only be driving a few miles an hour, but its every bit as exciting as any racer.
The latest hunting simulation, theHunter: Call of the Wild provides one of the most beautiful outdoor atmospheres ever rendered for a game, combined with realistic animal intelligence. Like in real life, it’s extremely difficult, but also rewarding for virtual hunters.