Top 5 Games to Check Out
I have been trying out some different games recently. I had been obsessed with games made by BioWare, which I still am, but impatiently waiting for them to release something new. Considering I played 651 hours of Dragon Age Inquisition on PS4, it is safe to say that when the new one comes out, I will likely disappear for a month. Instead of replaying a game I already know inside and out, I wanted something new and different to play. My son always has suggestions, as someone who plays a lot of different games, I respect his opinion. However, he likes games that I will either suck at or start raging at. I didn’t need to be stressed or aggravated. Instead, I went on the hunt for some games that I would like and enjoy.
Below is a list of a few that I found in my searching that I wanted to share. I think these are all well made games. They kept me entertained and interested. I finished all of them, so that says something. Like my son would say “if mom can play it, so can you.” I am a better gamer than he gives me credit for. But I digress.
Sci-Fi Noir Adventure
Release: May 20, 2021
Developer: Digitales Interactive
This is an 8-bit style game and can also be played on consoles, which I didn’t know until I was looking up the release date information. I got this in one of our humble bundle games and I thought it sounded interesting. Then after a few days of nonstop playing I finished it. You play as a detective to find out who killed a delegate that came in to talk about a peace treaty. Your daughter gets kidnapped by a radical faction so that the talks never go through. I find the story interesting, and it kept me playing.
Deck-building game with elements of escape room puzzles and psychological horror.
Release: October 19, 2021
Developer: Daniel Mullins Games
If you like real life collecting Pokémon or even Magic the Gathering, this is an awesome game for you. It manages to make the game fun and not become boring. It manages to morph into a different game as you work your way through it. I also loved the let’s play that Markiplier did, if you wanted to check that out after you play the game for yourself of course.
Release: February 20, 2020
Developer: Placeholder Gameworks, Pineapple Works
If you have ever played Papers Please, this is along the lines of following a set of rules in order to complete out your day. You play as a grim reaper that answers to Fate. You need to decide who lives or dies. Do you follow Fate’s instructions, or do you go against what he asks of you? There are a few different endings to this game, and it is funny as well.
Survival game in an 8-bit format.
Release: March 11, 2019
Developer: Scriptwelder Studio
There are multiple scenarios you need to play out each day. Fighting off giant spiders, biker gangs and blistering heat; you need to ready yourself each day to be able to survive to the next day. An apocalyptic setting where the moon is about to crash into the Earth. You not only have to survive each night but also the impending doom. Great game.
Investigative horror game.
Release: September 18, 2020
Developer: Kinetic Games
Just picture Ghost Hunters or one of the many paranormal TV shows that have come out since. You are investigating different areas and you must bring in certain items to help identify the type of ghost haunting. You can play on your own but playing in a group is much more fun and a little easier as you can only hold two items and sometimes you need more than that. This is also available in VR, which because I am a scaredy cat, I will never try it. Plus, if the ghost catches you, you die. There is that.
These are a few that I have explored. I am digging more into the over one thousand games I have accumulated on Steam. I may make this list something of a feature occasionally. Give you guys some ideas of games to try out. I hope you can try some of these. I know some people prefer console gaming over PC. Or perhaps you don’t have a PC that is powerful enough to play some of the games. Most of the ones above are easy on the graphics so can play on pretty much any computer. Dragon age on the other hand, not so much. Give them a try and enjoy!