So yes, Summer Sale. By now you probably have heard of it. If not, go check it. There’s a lot of games being discounted as part of it, and we’ve got new deals on some top games every 12 hours.
But what about the other games? The ones that aren’t getting a fanfare behind them, that aren’t getting a trumpet blown their way. What about those games?
Well here’s what I think are some smaller games, some unsung heroes, that you should check out as part of our sale.
Warning: This article has been written by Alex who is a notorious opinion-haver.
Made by Ion Storm, those who made the superb Deus Ex (and the less-than-superb Daikatana). It was heavily mismarketed at launch and you’d be forgiven for thinking it a dull corridor game set all in grey. It’s not, it’s the most imaginative space sci-fi hardboiled detective cyberpunk game there is, and it needs to be played to believe just how many ideas they throw at the screen in this game.
It’s the best Assassin’s Creed game and the best pirate game and probably one of the best games. FACT.
Arkham Knight is the biggest and largest, Arkham Asylum has the benefit of focus, but Arkham City does the best at making you feel like Batman. From the beginning to the very end, you’re Batman in this game. You are Batman. You’re Batman. Look if you’re not excited about being Batman then I don’t know how to talk to you anymore. Buy it.
Pick it up and see just why everyone’s been shouting about a Beyond Good and Evil sequel for the last decade. It’s good, combining third person action, stealth, and puzzle solving, with a semi-open world, great characters, and a cracking story. And you get to take a lot of photos. Great stuff.
The Call of Juarez series doesn’t get great reviews, and for mostly good reasons. But Gunslinger’s different, it’s a tale set entirely in flashback, being told by a person with a slightly…hazy…recollection of events. This means that the tale skips and changes as you play it, meaning that while it’s basically an FPS, it’s one with incredibly interesting narrative trappings around it. Worth a look.
Before Arkane did Dishonored, they did the Greatest Kicking People Into Things Simulator. If you like kicking people into things, this is the game for you.
If you don’t, then this isn’t for you.
But still the swordplay is excellent as well.
Scary/funny clown has point and click adventures and he can’t talk much and doesn’t understand why people are a bit..unnerved…by him.
Great art style and a brilliant sense of humour about it all. If you like point and clicks, get it.
Otherwise known as What Jane Jensen Did Next, you know you’re in for a great point and click adventure when Jane Jensen’s involved. The legendary creator of Gabriel Knight’s at her best here, so grab it if you’re even slightly interested in her work.
You’ve got an old car, an uncle, and you’re travelling across the country in a Soviet-bloc inspired world. It’s got heaps of atmosphere and a wonderful world made of roads to explore as you putter across the landscape.
The sweatiest and most offensive game yet made, with an aesthetic taken right from handycam footage and Hong Kong action films. It’s an interesting game to play, even if it’s not maybe the best game you’ll play. But at this price, it’s worth taking a look.
That’s part 1 of the best games you might’ve missed in our Summer Sale…part 2 will follow soon! Did I miss your favourite? Hit me up in the comments!