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.
When developer Owlcat Games came out with their Kingmaker RPG based on the Pathfinder rules, it was quite an epic experience. But even Kingmaker looks kind of small alongside Wrath of the Righteous, one of the most epic RPGs ever created. Clear your calendar before playing this one.
If you were a fan of the original game, or just like JRPGs in general, then NEO: The World Ends With You is a fascinating title with fantastic visual style and real remixed songs and music. This could be the action RPG of the year in what is already a crowded field.
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.
Set up like a television series, the Dark Nights With Poe and Munro game follows two charismatic radio hosts as they fumble through some strange and at times unsettling supernatural mysteries while also building up their relationship and trying to stay alive.
Slicing, burning, skewering, zapping and grinding poor little green orcs is a ton of fun in this silly series. Orcs Must Die! 3 is the long-awaited sequel to this action-packed game. Gamers really love this series, and from the way that Orcs Must Die! 3 plays, you will see why.
Ascension is a fast paced deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour champions Justin Gary, Rob Dougherty, and Brian Kibler, with artwork by Eric Sabee. It’s a dynamic experience where players have to react and adjust their strategy accordingly. It’s a beloved game, and this is the tenth anniversary edition.
Going back into the Exclusion Zone around Chernobyl is a rewarding and fun experience in Chernobylite, a new sci-fi exploration and combat game that combines the best elements of several different genres into an entertaining and unique experience that most gamers should enjoy.
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.