Rocket League is a mainstay of eSports tournaments, but you don’t need to be a professional athlete to enjoy this amazing title’s vehicular soccer. The free to play Rocket League is developed and published by Psyonix, and it has new seasons, features and vehicles constantly being released.
This week Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill examines Catlord, an action-adventure title for the Nintendo Switch that will have players helping their cat character defend their territory from other creatures that really want to ruffle your fur. If you are itching for some weekend entertainment on the Nintendo Switch, Catlord might scratch that for you.
Above Snakes takes a casual approach to survival and crafting titles, where players construct their own world piece by piece as they craft, hunt and explore in it at their own pace. There is even a sprinkling of horror to round things out.
Octopath Traveler 2 is the newest entry in the Octopath Traveler series. Developed by Square Enix and Acquire Corp, this RPG embraces the halcyon days of eight-bit gaming, when role-playing titles offered complex stories, smart characters and challenging tactical combat.
This week Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill examines Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean which is currently in Early Access on Steam. In Frigato, players are the captain of a motley crew of sea rogues who are trying to beat the British Royal Navy to the Caribbean’s most valuable treasure.
Dave the Diver is an RPG about a guy named Dave who splits his time between exploring the ocean’s depths and trying to run his seaside sushi restaurant and bar. Both the ocean exploration and restaurant management parts of Dave the Diver support each other and makes the whole title a true delight.
Jagged Alliance 3 does everything it possibly can to be just like the classic Jagged Alliance 2 and not the many lackluster non-mainline sequels that came before it. For the most part, it accomplishes that goal, bringing one of the best turn-based strategy titles ever created into the modern era.
Showgunners leans heavily into its turn-based combat core, offering players nearly constant tactical fighting in levels expertly crafted for that kind of gameplay. It’s set in a dystopian future where contestants fight against an army of convicts in a popular game show, and the losers don’t get any nice parting gifts.
Piggy Gambit is an adorable chess-themed puzzle adventure that includes 50 levels that merge chess, box puzzles and flow control elements. It seems simple, but also has a surprising amount of depth.
Doomblade is an amazing Metroidvania with a uniquely good combat and control scheme that’s completely different from many similar titles. This is one slick shooter that is not to be missed for those who enjoy Metroidvanias.