On average, about a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be hard to understand. Potentially interesting gems are sure to get lost in a flood of new things to play unless you sort through every game released on Steam. This is exactly what we did. If nothing catches your eye this week, we’ve rounded up for you Best PC Games You can play now and playlist Games 2021 being launched this year.
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
Version: July 1
Developed by: Team Salvato
Launch price: $13.49 | £10.25 | Australian dollars 19.35 US dollars
Doki Doki Literature Club! It was originally released in 2017 and you’ve likely heard of it. Sounds like the kind of visual novel that has flooded Steam for years now, except for this one, there’s something…very unusual going on. The more you say about Doki Doki, the less effective its base appeal is, so suffice it to say that this is the new Plus! The release includes the original game with lots of new stuff: six new side stories, lots of new music, and a full HD visual upgrade. This game is beloved for a reason, but it’s also among the hardest to sell without spoiling it – especially for people who don’t like cartoon-style visual novels. Just dive in.
Ender Lillis: The Calmness of the Knights
Version: June 21
Developer: Live WIre, Adglobe
Launch price: $25 | £ 22 | AU $ 32
The Souls-inspired Metroidvania has already been released from Early Access in mid-June, but it’s very much worth bringing to your attention. The 2D art of Ender Lilies is pretty cool, appearing as a more slick bloodied, or less cartoonish Hollow Knight. Its focus on tough boss encounters (with the usual cadence of smash-and-dribbling pattern recognition) is reminiscent of Salt & Sanctuary. It’s been a great time for sprawling 2D adventures lately, and this time it’s getting a bit of a buzz. If you are looking for something with more pixels, the latest version Astalon: Tears of the Earth It is another wonderful one.
The Fermi Paradox
Version: July 2
Developer: Anomaly Games
Launch price: $17.09 | £ 13.04 | AU $ 24.25
Launched in Early Access last week, The Fermi Paradox is a narrative-driven strategy game that puts you in the role of God with alien civilizations, which range from “terrifying creatures of the deep sea to graceful and graceful vegetation.” Every choice you make will determine the relationships between these civilizations, and thus the nature of the entire galaxy. As you’d expect, with an array of civilizations at hand and the myriad ways you can be at peace or war, this game is positioned as a highly replayable game. The game is expected to remain in Early Access for “about a year,” while new genres and other features are added.
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World
Version: June 29th
Developer: G CHOICE, Monkey Craft
Launch price: $34.99 | £ 31.49 | AU$49.95
This is a Sega 1994 Monster World IV platformer remake, so be prepared for some very ’90s oriented action despite the modern veneer. However, by all accounts, it wasn’t a traditional version like Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, with a more fluid and modern transmission set. Given the number of thousands of platforms to choose from in 2021, it’s hard to know if Asha in Monster World will have much appeal to anyone without a fondness for the series’ nostalgia. If you are too young to care, Monster Boy and Cursed Kingdom– An all-new game that borrows heavily from the old – perhaps the best place to start.
Version: July 1
Developed by: Alien Intelligence UAB
$20 | £15.49 | $28.95
Another new early access title, The Wicked Days is a top-down shooter set in the eerie backwaters of Beavercity. The protagonist, Colonel Marvin Todds, is a veteran who possesses supernatural powers thanks to a strange accident. In any case, whatever the actual narrative background to The Wicked Days is, it’s off topic, because this game is all about shooting zombies, hitting zombies, and driving over zombies in vehicles. It looks like the final game will add more heroes, as well as new dungeons, weapons, and more.
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