July has been an excellent month for gaming.
This has been an excellent month for gaming, but a number of hidden gems were released this month which you might have missed. Luckily, we’re here to help make sure you find these wonderful games.
Kirby’s Blowout Blast
If you weren’t paying attention to the Nintendo YouTube channel, then you might have missed the trailer for this new Kirby game. That’s right, there’s a brand new Kirby game available for the 3DS. The critical reception to the game appears to be lukewarm at best, but Kirby fans should certainly be able to find something to enjoy.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Activision quietly released Modern Warfare Remastered as it’s own individual game this month. The timed exclusivity with PlayStation 4 has run out and the game is now available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. While many fans are enjoying the game, the PC community is letting Activision know what they really think, and the reception hasn’t been great. According to reviews, the game is filled with microtransactions and the PC multiplayer base seems to be suffering. If you’re a PC player who has been looking to pick this one up,then you might want to give it a miss for now.
The Darkside Detective
This indie game has been on our radar for quite some time now and the final release version is great. Players take control of Detective Francis McQueen, the lead investigator of the Darkside Division which specializes in the occult. There are only six cases to play through but each one introduces new villains such as demons and cultists for the player to catch. Each investigation is relatively short, but the humour is surely the game’s strong suit.
We should have a full review of this game coming later next month.
If you investigate Steam enough you’ll find this link to the Store page.
The Letter – Horror Visual Novel
We always try to include at least one horror game a month, as it is a relatively niche genre. This visual novel has plenty of scares and a great atmosphere to go along with it. It’s inspired by classic Asian horror films which should tell you everything you need to know about the game. It features a branching narrative with seven playable characters who fall victim to a curse which plagues the mansion they’re staying in. In short, it’s a choice driven horror game. Horror fans should definitely check this game out.
If you’re brave enough to play it, you can find The Letter on Steam here. We should have a review of this game coming in the near future so stay tuned!
The Low Road
This dark spy adventure puts players in control of rookie agent Noomi Kovacs as she navigates her way through her first job. She’ll need to exploit her colleagues to further her dream of becoming a traveling secret agent. However, they soon discover that things are not what they seem at her place of work and she’s forced to travel The Low Road as manipulation, lying and blackmail become her most powerful abilities.
It’s a very interesting game filled with difficult puzzles, branching moral dilemmas and a cast of unique characters. This is certainly one adventure game worth checking out. Our full review of this game will be coming later this week.
For now though, you can find the game on Steam here.
While Dream Daddy is an amazing visual novel style dating simulator, it unfortunately overshadowed the release of this game. Blind Men is a parody of spy fiction which can either be played as a parody game or as a more serious spy adventure. It follows the nephew of a retired super villain who wants to become a super villain himself so he sets out to complete a crime so he can fill out his application form for the League of Evil. Naturally, it doesn’t quite go his way.
There are only two characters to romance in the game but there are several different possible endings. Plus, it’s a relatively cheap game which makes up for its short length. Despite being short, Blind Men is an entertaining tale that Visual Novel fans should enjoy.
You can find the game on Steam here.
Hobo: Tough Life
While this game does need quite a bit of polishing, it’s still a very unique idea which is great to see. Players take the role of a homeless person who needs to survive by dealing with hunger, the upcoming winter and a hostile environment. Life on the streets is difficult and merciless. There’s danger everywhere and the player must do whatever is necessary to survive including steal, pickpocket and begging. The game can be played solo or online with other players who are all fighting to survive as well.
It’s certainly an interesting game however, it is in Early Access right now with no official release date.
Children of Zodiarcs
Tactical RPG fans rejoice as there’s a new challenger entering the field of battle. Children of Zodiarcs is set in the fantasy world of Lumus, a place divided by affluence and poverty. Players take control of Nahmi and other outcasts with a unique deck and dice based combat system with the aim of damaging the profit being made by the elites on the blood and suffering of others. The group end up in the slums and pits of the underworld which are filled with armed guards, rival gangs, psychotic criminals and even cannibals.
If you’d like to try out the unique combat system for yourself then here’s the Steam Store page link. It’s also available for the PS4.
This unusual action game puts players in control of The Cleaner, a professional crime scene cleaner for the mob. It combines stealth and action gameplay where you need to sneak around crime scenes to clean up the blood, hide the bodies and remove evidence under the nose of cops who are guarding the crime scene. It’s not an easy job but someone has to do it! Serial Cleaner is a 2D game with an interesting 70’s style which really makes it stand out.
Fancy some cleaning? You can find it on Steam here but it’s also available for the PS4 and Xbox One.
The open world survival-adventure genre is certainly a crowded one, Ark:Survival Evolved stands triumphantly at the front of the pack. Animallica is looking to make it’s mark, and it may very well be doing just that.
After a series of disasters on Earth, players are placed in control of a special facility which aims to gather and preserve as many species of plants and animals for future re-population of the planet. However, disaster strikes, the main base is destroyed, and the player is left stranded in the sanctuary. They must either rebuild the base or just attempt to survive in the untamed world.
Anyone looking to survive in a new untamed world can find the game on Steam here. Be warned however, it is still in Early Access.