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.
Dream Engines: Bedouin Cities
Version: July 14th
Launch price: $27 | £22.49 | AU $38.65
City builders with a twist It’s very popular right now, and Dream Engines: Nomad Cities is another entry in the burgeoning genre. Launched in Early Access last week, this made you build and take care of floating cities, and to add to the tension even more, these cities are floating in a “world full of nightmares and post-apocalyptic” so expect more disasters than just the usual wildfires, hurricanes and invasions satellite. In addition to the usual city-building rhythms, you will create automated production lines, defend your city against ghost raids, and explore procedurally created worlds for resources. The game is expected to be at EA for at most two years, but the game is pretty big right now, the developers say.
A world for two
Version: July 16
Developer: 7th rank
Launch price: $12.59 | £ 9 | AU $ 17.95
World For Two makes you navigate a bleakly shattered world as a robot, searching and harvesting resources that can be used to revive life. This robot is remotely controlled by the professor, who somehow escaped extinction – unlike the rest of humanity, not to mention animal life. Exploring the wonderfully detailed world of pixel art feels like a real attraction here, but it’s held together by an interesting creation mechanic: using the resources you find you can create up to 60 different creatures, all the better to bring some apocalyptic life and joy.
Creepy Tale 2
Version: July 16
Developed by: Creepy Brothers
Launch price: $9 | £ 7.19 | AU $ 13.05
Creepy Tales 2 is a Scary Point and click adventure, with a premise much darker than the cartoonish art style you would believe. Protagonist Lars wanders the lands in search of his sister, who has been “dispelled by an evil force”. Along with some “new magical friends”, Lars will explore a world full of puzzles and strange encounters inspired largely by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Like those tales, Creepy Tales 2 seems to be a kids’ game, but there’s a lot going on.
Version: July 15
Developed by: Star Chess Studio
Launch price: $17 | £13.16 | AU $24.60
Wow, “Another city builder with a twist.” This time you play as a local deity responsible for the prosperity and preservation of your land. This includes city building, but you will also need to encourage civilians to gather important resources and produce important supplies. And what good God ignores the welfare of his subjects? You’ll show them a good time, too, but you want to make sure they’re working for pay. There is a lot going on including magic and communication with other deities. The game is in Early Access and will be there for six months, with more buildings, game modes, and polishes coming in the near future.
lost at sea
Version: July 16
Developed by: Studio Fizbin
$13.49 | .7 £10.79 | AU $19.35
Here is a first-person exploration game about exploring the surreal memories of an elderly woman’s life. Set on an exotic island where seemingly anything can happen – like, say, floating buses – you’ll need to track down and solve puzzles that, once unpacked, will bring some clarity to the protagonist’s buried memories. “As Anna, face all fears head-on, or walk away from them until you’re ready,” reads the Steam description. If you’re after a slow atmospheric meditation, this sounds intriguing.
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