Townsmen has existed on the PC for a while, and later on mobile platforms. Now it jumps over to consoles for the first time, laying its foundation on the Nintendo Switch. Find out if this one is worth building on in our deep dive review.
This week the Time Waster is all about an Early Access game called Shortest Trip to Earth that’s a rogue-like spaceship management simulator.
In what could be a huge sleeper hit, Bugbear finally put the finishing touches on their vehicle-crashing masterpiece, Wreckfest. The game lives up to the name, with players racing and wrecking everything from tractors to combines, junky stockcars and sleek machines.
Incorporating cars, off-road trucks, airplanes, motorcycles and speedboats, The Crew 2 challenges players to master a variety of races from coast to coast. You might even find yourself instantly switching from one vehicle to the next in the same race.
With Jeff Goldblum warning you not to try it, Jurassic World Evolution challenges players to build a park that will display thrilling dinosaurs for an adoring public, but without getting everyone eaten in the process. But is the pace of this simulation a bit too Jurassic?
Developer 11bit Studios have done it yet again, this time combining deep city and empire building, a haunting story, and plenty of surprises into the frozen masterpiece that is Frostpunk. Those looking for something new and cool (or cold) can chill out with this unique city-building experience.
Our Time Waster is checking out yet another game in Early Access this week. This time around the game stealing away his time is a spaceship management simulator called Pixel Starships.
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.
Turmoil is one of the most interesting and fun business type simulations to come out in a long time, with more than enough content and style to justify AAA pricing, but is nonetheless easily available for gamers on a budget.
Clearly a labor of love for developer NewHopeGames, Avalon: The Journey Begins features a deep story and some complex space-exploration of an interesting, procedurally-generated universe that more technical players will likely adore, though this is not a casual experience by any measure.