Lake is probably unlike most other games you have played. It’s a chill non-adventure that finds main character Meredith pulled from the big city to help her dad delivering mail in the small town where she grew up. Thus, Lake is a slice-of-life heaven.
A dachshund with a wheelchair. A deadly pet alligator. A backpack that fires rockets. Giancarlo Esposito. One person taking down a dictatorial regime on a tropical island. Anywhere else, this group would seem strange, but not in Far Cry. Welcome to Far Cry 6.
With one of the most beautifully rendered cyberpunk megacities ever created for a game, you will be amazed just walking around within The Ascent’s sprawling arcology. There are not too many role-playing or story elements, but the combat is smooth and satisfying.
The world’s Newest MMO is appropriately named New World. Representing the first big foray into video games from Amazon, New World is a massive endeavor that reimagines the colonial time period, but one where magic, monsters and even the undead rise up to challenge a nation’s God-given right to rule the world.
Tales of Arise is an epic action RPG adventure that starts as a standard fight the oppressors type of story and evolves into something much bigger as you play. It also has some of the most gorgeous visuals you will ever see.
An amazingly helpful tool for game masters, The Ultimate Random Encounters Book is ready to be dropped into almost any Dungeons and Dragons or roleplaying campaign to add much needed flavor to the points between major story elements.
King’s Bounty II is the direct sequel to the 1990 title of the same name. Ignoring the many versions of the game that came in-between, King’s Bounty II tries to reboot the franchise as a role-playing and tactical combat hybrid, though it struggles mightily to accomplish that feat.
Gas Station Simulator tasks you with rebuilding and refurbishing an abandoned gas station somewhere along the storied Route 66 in the American Southwest. You will also be dodging your uncle’s goons and generally trying to keep the aptly named Dust Bowl above water.
Kimo Kang has never had a girlfriend despite being almost 30 years old. Guide this lovable loser through a challenging and sometimes painful blind date in this delightful FMV game from Korean developer Indicava Interactive.
The Vampire The Masquerade: Out for Blood text-based adventure does what none of the other interactive novels of this type have attempted, setting a game in the World of Darkness but making the main character a pure human for most or all of the story. It’s a surprisingly refreshing change.