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.
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.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a good arcade basketball experience. The last NBA Street game (NBA Street Homecourt) came out back in 2007 and NBA Jam briefly was revived in 2010, and since then there’s been a lack of high quality arcade hoops action.
I’m a big fan of the first Outlast. In my opinion, it was the first game to perfectly emulate the found footage horror genre and make for a compelling game experience, and it truly terrified me from start to finish as I carefully explored a psychiatric hospital full of deranged lunatics that hunted me down and wanted to murder me in all sorts of gory ways.
Tarsier Studios’ Little Nightmares is a beautifully designed horror game in which players take on the role of a small, raincoated girl named Six as she seeks to escape an underwater prison known as the Maw.