Tunic is an isometric action-adventure title with several gorgeous environments that at first glance brings to mind whimsical, Zelda-like gameplay. But beneath that exterior hides a truly hardcore title where everything in its mysterious and challenging world from its various environments, missions, and puzzles must be explored, uncovered, and solved.
Stray is one of the most unique games to come out in a long time. It offers players an open cyberpunk world to explore, and places them into the paws of a cat as the main character. And experiencing this brilliant sci-fi world through the eyes of a clever cat is absolute purr-fection.
The Out There: Oceans of Time game tries to straddle the divide between a story-based title and a resource-management survival game, and it mostly succeeds by allowing the player to choose how they want to navigate between story nodes.
Our Modern Gamer may not be too good at platformers, but even she really enjoyed the beauty and gameplay found in Sephonie. If you have any interest at all in platforming games or puzzles, then don’t miss out on giving this charming indie game a go.
This week our Modern Gamer takes a look at another so-called walking simulator game, The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna by developer Tonguc Bodur. This one is interesting, but is definitely not for everyone.
Scrapnaut is a clever, cartoon-like survival and base building game set in a colorful steampunk world. And because of the variable difficulty levels, it can also be a combat sim too, or a more chill hunting and gathering type experience.
The FAR: Changing Tides game from developer Okomotive follows up on their award-winning FAR: Lone Sails game from a couple years ago. Changing Titles takes us to a dead sea where we adventure both on the waves and far below them.
Monster Hunter Rise is a fantastic entry to the series, with an excellent PC port that runs astoundingly well on older hardware. Rise running on Steam also looks amazing, and comes with every single DLC and content drop released so far.
Dysmantle is a unique title that combines zombie-killing, apocalyptic survival, crafting, an open world, cooking, and role-playing into a fun game that rewards players who love exploring every nook and cranny across a huge and sprawling map.
Drox Operative 2 combines typical 4X space exploration with plenty of old-school arcade action. This makes for a unique experience that is both strategically rewarding and also really exciting. Drox Operative 2 is definitely worth exploring.