We love our friends from the more Scandinavian countries, you might even say we have Scandimania. Which is perfect as we’re currently running a promotion showcasing the absolute best games made in those countries, with prices cut so low you’ll think Beowulf is swinging the price-slashing sword.
With so much on offer you might need a little help finding the cream of the crop. So sit back, get yourself a warm drink, soak up your hygge-decorated room, and check out what we’ve got for you.
Hitman 2016 was a masterclass in returning to the roots of the genre, and Hitman 2 improves on the formula in every way. Every level is a Mousetrap-style cavalcade of death and opportunity, meaning you can spend hours setting up the perfect kill, or ‘accident’.
Limbo was a brilliant and utterly spooky game with a monochromatic art style, the follow- up – Inside – is both much more heartwarming, and much more terrifying. With evil scientists chasing your lone child protagonist through a mad science-filled universe, it’s chilling and gripping stuff.
The world is broken, but it’s ok because life still exists, albeit in a mutated form. Take control of a team of mutants, including our favourite – Dux, in a post-human adventure with rich tactical combat and multiple gameplay options meaning two missions are never the same.
April Ryan is having a tough time of things, she keeps having these weird dreams that get in the way of her life. Maybe, just maybe, they’re more than dreams. With a dimension-spanning story that frankly has yet to be beaten, The Longest Journey demands to be part of any adventure game fans’ library.
Everyone loves the Skaven, those chittering hordes from Games Workshop’s Warhammer setting. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 doesn’t just give you the Skaven from the original game, Nurgle’s blessed diseased troops are also ready for you to swing an axe, blade, or fling fire at in this co-op survive-a-thon. Bring a friend, bring three friends. You’ll need them.
Set in the 90s, Kathy Rain stars a college student who’s investigating the death of her grandfather, or rather, the mysteries surrounding his life and the illness that kept him in a wheelchair, mute, for decades. Kathy Rain is an adventure game with heart, a cracking plot, and puzzles that’ll have you scratching your head for hours.
Everyone loves space, well, almost everyone. So head to space in Stellaris and build your ideal society there, maybe a race of alien warlords, maybe you’ll be a peace seeking Federation. It’s all up to you, space 4X games have never been so complete.
The Cities series has been going from strength to strength, but never better than in Cities: Skylines. It fully embodies the dream that the older Sim City games began to explore and lets you build shining metropolises, or crime filled slums, if you wish. With a tonne of DLC and full mod support, it might just be a permanent install.
Now you should have all the information you need to go and check out our Scandimania sale with deadly laser focused precision. What’s your favourite game developed in Scandinavia? Let us know in the comments below, or over on our community forum.