I do wish there were a few campaign missions with the Tyranids and it can definitely be a bit of a daunting prospect for newcomers, but if you push through will find that Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a wonderful experience that will make you get the miniatures out again. Say goodbye to your social life.
Iron Harvest is an absolute delight to play. If you’re a bit of an RTS noob you’ll never feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount to do or how to control your diverse army. The story will help keep you engrossed over the lengthy play time, as Iron Harvest Complete Edition provides access to characters you’ll actually care about, all as you hope to lead them to triumph.
The Last Stand: Aftermath is a fantastic roguelike zombie shooter. It’ll make you think, in detail, about every decision, if only as planning is such a key part of the experience. Aesthetically it’s a little rough around the edges, the music is sub par and it’s not scary, but everything else is such a joy that you’ll genuinely forget about the bits that don’t work.
NHL 22 has started to lay down the groundwork for a great ice hockey game. It’s incorporated new mechanics in X-Factor players, graphically it’s improving and the gameplay is a mixture of fluid simulation and fast paced arcade which is a great balance. However, Be A Pro mode is still stagnant, there is a heavy reliance on spending real money on card packs in Ultimate Team and there just doesn’t feel like enough new additions to get excited by.
One Piece Burning Blood just got a whole lot better with two new DLC packs. Now with the addition of Rob Lucci and a host of outfits that are included in the One Piece Burning Blood Movie, you can punch, kick and smash your way to victory in style.
After not playing a retro platformer in a long time, I thought I'd get stuck right into Maldita Castilla EX - Cursed Castile and reconnect with this almost forgotten genre. After using 63 credits to continue where I perished, I realised that I died a total of 189 times! I forgot how painstakingly brutal these games are, but I bloody love it. Its unforgivable nature reminded me how much these short games take every ounce of your patience and make you work for everything.
There are thousands of games out there and they span across all genres. They can be games that you pick up and play quickly, or you can get lost in them for hours, discovering lost secrets and hidden treasures. There is one thing in particular that can make games so memorable and that is a fantastic story line. These can pull you in and immerse you like no film or book ever could.
This are my Top 5 Story Driven Adventure Games, the ones that made me stick to my TV for hours, just begging for more of that sweet, sweet story.
Currently in Early Access on PC, Merge Games have announced the full release date for their teeny tiny open-world multiplayer survival game - Smalland: Survive the Wilds. And as they do so, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions are confirmed.