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At first glance, Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle seems like a strange mix: Nintendo’s favorite son and company engaging in gunplay with Ubisoft’s resident maniacs known as the Rabbids in XCOM-style turn-based combat.
Ninja Theory’s latest hack and slash action game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is not your usual brawler, as it successfully melds brutal melee combat with a compelling story of a young, Celtic woman suffering from damaging psychosis.
When you play a shmup, you’d expect yourself to be shooting tons of bullets, leveling up like a madman as you continue improving your weapon as you take on hundreds of foes that swarm your position.
What happens when a retired killer decides to go into hiding at a Buddhist monastery, becomes a monk, and is forced out of a peaceful life in meditation by attacking mercenary forces?
With Sundered, Thunder Lotus Games (the developers behind action-adventure game Jotun) tries something new, offering players a 2D action-adventure Metroidvania title that brings their signature flare for epic, hand-drawn animation and challenging combat to the mix.
Gigantic, by Motiga, is a unique take on the MOBA genre, offering players the chance to take place in a battle for dominance between two colossal creatures from a third-person shooter perspective.
With Nex Machina, Housemarque (the developer behind Resogun) brings forth their signature kinetic arcade shooting to the top-down arena realm, teaming up with Eugene Jarvis of Robotron and Smash TV fame for an addictive and challenging time.
Sometimes the simplest games can be loads of fun. Spellspire by 10tons is a light but entertaining spelling game where players guide a mage through a tower, slaying enemies with letters and magic.
Retro shooters are the best. No one can deny the timelessness of quick-paced, run and gun first-person blood-fests where you madly dash through rooms collecting powerups and blow through hundreds of enemies with enough bullets to start a war.