Vaporum from Fatbot Games
Single player, First Person, Steampunk style, grid-based, RPG, dungeon crawler.
You start at the base of a tower in an Exoskeleton Rig and work your way up to the top, floor by floor. Each level of the tower and has its own challenges, puzzles, secrets, and enemies. As you advance through the game and gain xp by killing enemies you get to level up your Rig with different powers and abilities.
You gain your weapons, ammo, and abilities by looting while exploring the maps and killing the enemies. Each floor introduces new enemy types and variations of previously known enemy types scaling the difficulty up as you progress and become stronger yourself.
The puzzles are challenging and sometimes frustrating and become very satisfying to solve.
The controls are good but have a few issues that take a little bit of time to get used to. The atmosphere and audio are great and really capture that Steampunk feel.
Overall, the game is both frustrating and enjoyable. You may want to use a guide to help with the secrets and puzzles.
Metagal from Retro Revolution
16-bit sidescrolling platformer with a Megaman feel. You make your way thru the levels as a female cyborg traversing platforms, hitting a sporadic check point or 2, defeating enemies, and end up in a boss battle. Once you defeat the boss you gain their powers/weapons and use them against the other enemies and bosses.
The controls and mechanics are simple and they work as intended, the soundtrack fits nicely and adds to the enjoyment of the game. The story/campaign is a little short but has level time and letter rank which adds replayability to the levels as you can compete with yourself to beat your best score. The levels have their own unique environments and are nicely designed.
Generation Zero from Avalanche Studios
An open world FPS set in a 1980’s Sweden that’s ruled by robots. You explore the world looting cars, trucks, backpacks, toolboxes, houses, and all types of building looking for items and weapons to help you survive and fight the robots. The story is told through reading notes and listening to recording on answering machines.
It has a decent amount of character customization right off the bat as well as a lot of clothing items to make your character look the way you want; some even provide perks. It has a hint of an RPG element with skill trees to unlock and help level up your play style.
The controls are decent and the atmosphere is great as you explore the Swedish Countryside and everything that comes with it.The game does have some bugs from getting stuck in/under the map as well as quest items sometimes being missing. The navigation system needs work as well as there were mission objectives with no indication of where to find them.
The online co-op is a game changer taking the player from defensively avoiding the robots to proactively hunting them down. The co-op option is needed when coming up to the larger robots on the more difficult later stages.
Hell Warders from Anti Gravity Game Studios
Classic Tower Defense game mixed with some RPG elements and a hint of dungeon crawler feel for aesthetics. You play as 1 of 3 Heroes to place your defenses, level up, and aide in fighting off the waves of enemies. Each of the Heroes plays a little differently; from the weapons they wield to the powers they have. Most maps start out pretty easy before the game ramps up along with periodic spikes in difficulty. The game provides a decent variety of defensive units that you unlock during the story/levels. It has boss battles and supports up to 4 player online co-op which you’ll need to take advantage of if you want to get 5 stars on the later levels.
Beat Cop from Pixel Crow
A pixel art adventure as a Cop in NY during the 1980’s. The story starts off with your partner getting murdered right before retiring like all good 80s-90s cop movies. The gameplay is fun but gets repetitive as your days consists of writing tickets, having cars towed, busting criminals, getting donuts, working with the Mob or not, taking bribes or not and a few other tasks. The game nails the 80’s feels with the music and the little bits of humor (some crude, some not) throughout the story and during some of the side missions/tasks.
RICO from Ground Shatter
A Procedurally-generated FPS, where you play as a Police officer is a RICO task force taking down criminal gangs with many different weapons. You move around the levels breaching doors, killing bad guys, defusing bombs, collecting intel and money. It has a few different modes including a horde mode called Lockdown, daily challenges Local and Online Co-op campaign, leader boards which all adds to the replayability of the game.
An Endless Zombie Survival Wave game with a hint of Tower Defense. You can build traps as well as buying, leveling up both traps and Weapons to help kill the Zombies and survive. The Game takes place in one room for all waves. The controls (for building and Weapons combat) are okay but could use some work and there is no story.
A simple clean platformer with simple clean controls. It has a old school Gameboy art style, soundtrack and feel. Easy to pick up and play but a little short on levels.
A Twin-stick shooter with a pixel art-style and good controls. It has an addictive grind to get enough gold to unlock and level up the characters as most of the characters have an extra ability. It also has power ups and a hint of RPG. It has interesting levels, crazy bosses and a few different game play modes.
A walking sim puzzle game that uses time manipulation to solve the puzzles. It has simple controls, a great art style and a good story.