Anyone looking for a cool twist on the standard tower defense genre should give Space Run Galaxy a whirl. The game combines deeper strategy with almost twitch-level tactics for a fresh take on a classic mechanic. Just beware the space squids as they can get nasty this time of year.
Crimson Room: Decade is a cute little locked room type of puzzler that can keep you busy for a greatly varying length of time, depending upon the player. It’s based on the classic 2004 title, but makes lots of improvements.
We Are the Dwarves is a unique real-time strategy game where your Dwarven astronauts must explore and use tactics to conquer a previously unknown planet that is teeming with creatures and sci-fi dangers of all kinds.
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is the amazing final title that completes the three-course Fire Emblem Fates series. Revelation ends things with a satisfying bang, though you should probably go back and finish both Birthright and Conquest first for maximum enjoyment here.
World’s Dawn is a Kickstarter-funded effort to create a fun life simulator game that is styled very much after the Harvest Moon series. So how close does it come, and yea, is it actually any good? We create a character and find out.
The original Homeworld game broke new ground in 3D space RTS combat. Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak tries to do the same thing for ground pounders, and for the most part, greatly succeeds. Mount up for intense, real-time desert combat!
Hard West offers an excellent turn-based strategy game that includes supernatural elements, cults, and even the devil himself. Playing Hard West is thus a non-stop rollercoaster of events that still manages to be interesting despite some being told in Choose Your Own Adventure Style.
Remaking a classic game like Turok is sometimes hit or miss, but Iguana Entertainment and Night Dive Studios have done a great job breathing new life into the original dinosaur hunter. Yes, there are a few issues, but incredible level design and pure nostalgia more than make up for it.
Players who enjoy rewarding combat systems and progression with a strong focus on exploration will more than likely love Xenoblade Chronicles X, the latest in this series to hit the Nintendo Wii U as an exclusive adventure on that console.
Going old school with your RPGs can be fascinating with Swords and Sorcery: Underworld, especially if you enjoyed the classic Wizardry series. Unfortunately, the game still crashes quite a bit under Windows 10, so it’s a bit of a rocky marriage between new and old.