Unlike Pinball FX 2, a pinball collection for PC gamers that features original tables from popular entertainment properties, The Pinball Arcade focuses on recreating classic real-world pinball machines from renowned manufacturers Bally, Gottlieb, Stern, and Williams. The result is a collection that looks, sounds, and feels like the pinball games of yore. Free to play one table; season packs start at . 99
%displayPrice% at %seller% Pinball—the classic game of reflexes, luck, and spatial recognition—isn’t nearly as popular as it was 25 years ago, but its legacy of tables, flippers, and gaudy lights lives on in FarSight Studios’ The Pinball Arcade. Amassing all of your favorite tables could be a serious investment, however, because of the way game’s season packs are organized.
There are talky games, shooty games. It was pretty good, but it could do nothing to halt the unstoppable wave of new games 2015 will bring.
%displayPrice% at %seller% Wasteland 2 is a return to the classic computer RPG conventions that have been largely absent in the contemporary gaming scene. CRPGs have seen a recent resurgence with the release of Divinity: Original Sin and Shadowrun, and developer InXile Entertainment has followed suit with a proper sequel to its 1988 classic. The core of any good CRPG is choice, and Wasteland 2 embraces this wholeheartedly. You can either choose from a list of premade characters or create a more specialized and customized party by allocating skill points and attributes. Wasteland 2 isn’t without flaws, however. There is no single protagonist; instead, you control a party of Desert Rangers. The combat in particular is a tad underwhelming, but it’s still an enjoyable return to post-apocalyptic Arizona and California.
Turn-Based Strategy, Early Access, RPG
July 2nd 2015
What is it. RPG strategy inspired by King’s Bounty and the like, gathering troops and ordering them about in turn-based battles. The setting is “low-fantasy” meaning closer to Game of Thrones’ gritty-but-dragons than the warlocks-‘n’-cauldrons you might be thinking of. On Early Access for more than a year, it’s now entered an optional beta phase that includes the entire campaign, but in a still-to-be-tested form.
Supergonk’s cooperative racing title, Trailblazers, has definitely got some style to it, and a pretty unique idea. Rather than just be the fastest on the track, you’ve got to work with your friends to paint the road with your team’s color, which in turn provides you with a bit of a boost. Want to know what that looks like in action.
We fight the inevitable but ultimately succumb without a repeated struggle. This excellently crafted PC game doesn’t do a very good job of introducing newcomers to its systems, but seasoned pilots will enjoy this game’s huge insect enemies, awesome firepower, and many thrills. However, if you fire up Mushihimesama, a bullet hell shooter from developer Cave, you will die a lot, but may eventually cheat death should you master your guns and the ability to weave between waves of fat, neon-colored enemy bullets. 99
%displayPrice% at %seller% Death’s frosty hand will grip us all in due time, but, fortunately, it’s a one-and-done situation.
What is it. Themes of press censoring and editors bowing to the demands of corrupt governments were unintentionally topical when this was announced, but it’s a solid idea without any outside influence. A series of choices will decide the fate of a newspaper in its final days of publishing.
Probably leaning towards D/M/Y as that sounds better out loud – 1st January 2015, as opposed to 2015, January, the first. I’m guessing Y/M/D is the ISO standard because it makes sorting things based on dates easy (ie 20150101 vs 01012015) but to me, US date formats don’t make any logical sense at all :D. Yyyy/mm/dd or dd/mm/yyyy makes the most sense to me, seeing as the units descend/ascend in size, depending.
Any game that’s still available and still considered excellent when ranked against the best of today is eligible. We think that’s the most useful approach to helping you decide which video games deserve space on your PC’s hard drive, and which aren’t worth consideration even when their prices are cut by 85 percent during a Steam sale. To clarify, games don’t need to have been released in 2017 (or even 2016) to qualify for this roundup.
%displayPrice% at %seller% Film student turned video game designer Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro wears his influences on his sleeve. Last generation, the video game auteur was the driving force behind the bizarre, Twin Peaks-inspired Deadly Premonition; now his special brand of storytelling insanity graces the PC in the form of another oddball, David Lynch-like murder mystery called D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. The game—with its supernatural elements, quirky characters, and compelling investigative gameplay—is one that should not be missed. It tells the story of a widower, detective David Young, who is obsessed with unearthing the events that led to the death of his wife, Little Peggy.
%displayPrice% at %seller% Arkane Studios’ Dishonored is a fantastic first-person game that puts you in a playground of murder and stealth, while still keeping focused on an interesting story in a rich and enthralling fantasy world that’s filled with supernatural happenings. It’s not quite as large, as open, or as well-written as Deus Ex, but it stands as a solid spiritual successor to one of the best PC games of all time.
Though its captivating campaign is on the short side, it’s loaded with additional things to do, including cooperative and competitive multiplayer scenarios and plenty of unlockable extras. A jolting collection of intense action sequences, haunting writing, and ultra-dark humor, this installment in the popular franchise revitalized the historical-fiction FPS genre. 99
%displayPrice% at %seller% Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops is less like a traditional first-person shooter than it is a plunge into someone else’s fever dream.