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.
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.
Hoa is one of the most beautiful 2D platformers you will ever experience, with platforms ranging from flowers that chime when you touch them to bugs to majestic jellyfish. It’s both soothing and sensational, and a leap above most others.
Tetragon is one of those games that is almost mesmerizing. From the gentle soundtrack to the lovely 2D art, Tetragon is a very relaxing experience, especially for a puzzle game. The graphics and unique mechanics just makes this stylish puzzler even more enjoyable.
The Witcher Monster Slayer is an augmented reality exploration game that challenges players to become an elite monster hunter like the witchers of legend. You will literally be walking the path around your home while using your phone to peer into a terrifying world of monsters and adventure.
The surprise hit Black Book game is an RPG adventure that is steeped in dark Slavic myths. You play a young sorceress who uses her wits, magic and a killer fighting deck to combat those evil forces and bring peace to her world.
If you enjoy action games with strong RPG elements and a sci-fi fantasy story, Scarlet Nexus could be right up your alley. It’s got great anime aesthetics and storytelling, and some really solid action elements too.
A new Modern Gamer takes the helm of our weekly review feature, but you all know her well. It’s Marie Brownhill, our celebrated Star Trek columnist. Her first mission is plodding through the somewhat unusual No Longer Home story-based adventure game.