By - gamedealsmod
For roguelite fans, how does Children of Morta compare to others in its genre? Any pros that make it stand out? Anything you wish it did better? Trying to get a grasp on how it is before I buy.
EDIT: Thanks for the responses everyone, bought the base game on steam, and will get the dlc if I end up enjoying it.
It's a good game but after playing things like Hades or Curse of the Dead Gods... Morta felt very clunky gameplay wise. I really forced myself to keep playing and even then I couldn't get pass half of it. The thing that kept me going was the story but the combat was a slog.
Shame considering combat is the biggest reason I pick up a roguelite. Just bought it and I guess I'll refund if it's not what I expect.
Morta is a fantastic game if you're going to play through it co-op. It's fair and challenging without being tedious. It's short and sweet, you can 100% it in 20-ish hours or just beat the campaign in a little under 10 hours. It's less fun playing it solo, but still a good time.
i really enjoyed it, finished it in close to 20 hours and enjoyed it all the way
the characters have very varied playstyles, compared to other roguelikes u dont get random upgrades, u can level up your family via a permanent progression tree
I'm really enjoying it, particularly because it has local co-op.
I'd put it 3rd in my rankings of action rogue-lites, after Dead Cells (1st) and Hades (2nd).
Is good but after big jump in game upgrading there is plateau and lot of grinding then gets good again
The problem for me is that your skill accounts for very little, you need to grind for stat boosts since you do so little damage without them - something in stark contrast to other games in the genre like Hades where skill goes farther than how much you grinded. That combined with the combat being pretty stiff overall and it’s just an ok game with a nice aesthetic.
The best part is the story there is lots
I think it compares favorably. To be honest, I wonder why it does not have a better rating.
I like how you can start directly from later maps, so the sessions stay about same length, unlike other games in the genre, like Hades.
For me it was dull and had some irritating moments. Overall didn’t feel like a very well polished game. Granted, I played short after release, they may have updated it, and made it better.
Almost 3000 hours in to binding of Isaac but would like a game that controls the same with being able to fire with the abxy buttons. Really don't like the twin stick mechanic but Isaac has been my favorite game for about 10 years now. Undermine is the only similar one I've found but very little replayability unfortunately.
I prefer that kind of shooting as well. None are coming to mind, but there's [Nova Drift](https://store.steampowered.com/app/858210/Nova_Drift/) which plays like asteroids. Not the same but at least it isn't twin stick.
How good Is Isaac? I love Roguelikes where you get like Relics and Items that greatly enhance gameplay (like Spire) but I've been holding back on getting Isaac because I just really really hate the aesthetic/artstyle of the game lol
I hate it too and it kept me from playing it for a long time. But, honestly, it's the best game of its kind there is. I ended up playing it a lot.
The premise of the game never mattered to me but the gameplay is fantastic. Tons of items change the style of gameplay and even the best items sometimes shouldn't be taken because of the way the build has progressed to that point. I find the replayability to be almost infinite!
>I love Roguelikes where you get like Relics and Items that greatly enhance gameplay
You should check out Neon Abyss. It's side scrolling instead of top down, but there's so many items and weapons that change your runs massively.
I know dead cells has put a lot of work into their accessibility features, pretty sure I played it with just keyboard and it felt great.
Kind of a more traditional roguelike, but try Brogue. It’s turn based but really awesome. And it’s free https://github.com/tmewett/BrogueCE/releases
Didn't plan on getting anything, but everything is complete bullshit right now and I saw someone describe Dorfromantik as "A game that feels the way hot tea smells and tastes" and I couldn't resist having something calming in my life right now.
Dorfromantik clicks with some and doesn't with others - as I was one of the latter, I refunded it.
Same. On paper it seemed awesome and I love the design but just a bit shallow for me.
I have townscaper and while I've played with it a bit, that one does seem too shallow. However I understand dorfromantik has some goals to accomplish rather than JUST putting things where you want? Even the smallest goal makes it enjoyable for me vs "a toy" who h I feel like townscaper is.
Green Hell is similar to Subnautica I'd say. You're just in an Amazon rainforest instead of an alien ocean. I enjoyed the story for it as well. In total I've put 150 hours into it. And just recently bought the VR version and I'm enjoying that too.
I played Valheim in SP until the 4th boss and stopped because of other things in RealLife(TM) but until then the game was fun and engaging and fighting each boss gave me incentive to research, craft equipment and explore for ressources. Someday I have to return.
Subnautica Below Zero is a more polished version of the original game. I can understand that it's not preferable to continue with the second game directly after the first one when there is so much else to play.
Satisfactory's survival aspects are very slim compared to other games. And since it still is in Early Access the story isn't implemented yet. But the promise of a story is already there so I was ready to let myself reeled in into its 3D Factorio setting. The game is so good that I spent days away from it just to plan and calculate my in-game factories on paper and calculator and on flow chart office software.
Outer Wilds. It's not a survival but the game has lots to offer and it kept me engaged all the way to the end.
People love it, but I couldn't get into it - it felt too directionless.
The game definitely doesn't care about the order you play it in, but that ended up being part of the fun to me. You can follow up on the leads you're getting systematically or you can just explore to your heart's content and learn how to get other places along the way
Same. Tried it for a few hours and gave up.
One of the best games of all time. Non-linear space exploration/puzzle game. What's not to love? Great puzzles, awesome style, and an engaging story.
Seven Days to Die is pretty close to this category. Zombies but you can adjust their difficulty.
Breathedge, its not survivla horror, it is survival comedy, and it is really great.
> The Forest looks too scary for me lol
It kinda is, but me not liking terror games I had an absolute blast playing with friends, it's just a must coop play really, too good
I have an eye on [Grounded](https://store.steampowered.com/app/962130/Grounded/) which looks like a lot of fun. And in September it should get the final story parts and leave Early Access. Sadly, its not on sale :(
There’s only 1 answer to this if you haven’t already played it: The Outer Wilds. Go in blind as you can if you haven’t played it. It is an outstanding game. Seriously, if you haven’t played it, stop looking and go straight for this.
If you’ve already played that and you’re looking for something more aligned to subnautica, check out The Planet Crafter. It’s still in early access but has a good chunk of content. It plays a lot like Subnautica but on a barren planet. I bought it yesterday and have already dumped 10 hours into it. There’s definitely a mystery element to it too, although from what I’ve seen, it is a lot lighter than subnauticas.
**The Forest** and **Raft** would both meet your criteria perfectly.
Bought **Deep Rock Galactic** on a whim for $10 just from word of mouth and damn that game is **really** fun. I haven't played a legit co-op game since Helldivers, and that was like 6 years ago!
It really feels like every class is useful and there's a lot cooperation to be had. Engineers can build platforms, drillers can pave the way for areas of interest and caves, gunners would protect the team and build grappling points, and the scout can light areas and reach far away areas. It's just a brilliantly designed system where everyone can be useful.
Also most of the missions themselves are really fun. Usually co-op games fall into the trap of "kill x things" or "stand in this zone for 5 minutes" and it would get old fast. DRG however has refreshingly fun missions that encourage exploration. Some where you'd connect and fix pipes, or find specific ores, or scan for alien eggs. There's good variety.
6 hours in and I can't recommend it enough. I know it's already a well loved game and I'm late to the party, but $10 is a great price. Playing with randoms isn't a bad experience either.
I’ve played with friends on free weekends multiple times, enjoyed it although none of us loved it enough to buy it. I think if we had a good group of gamer friends that guaranteed had free time each week to play together, it would be in the rotation. Unfortunately schedules are a mess, so no co-op purchases right now.
I just can't seem to get into this game. It's one of my friends favorite games of all time and he keeps trying to get me to join him, but every time I play I just find it boring. Kinda makes me feel bad that everyone else seems to love it, like there's something wrong with me
I played it and it just feels super repetitive. I wanna enjoy it but it's game I can only play for one or two missions and then I'm done.
And the beauty of playing each class is that you become better at other classes too, since you start to notice what each person needs and when they need it - so that you can be proactive with others when it's time to help them.
Most of the time the atmosphere is also pretty welcoming and people just want to chill and have fun, although every once in a while some lobbies are so focused on performance or achievements that they're just worth leaving alone and going elsewhere.
On the highest difficulty sometimes maps can be just absurd however, like facing 6-8 times the nemesis + a few detonators on top of endless robot+bug waves. H4 is more enjoyable, and H3 and lower are good to chill :)
I really dislike the progression in the game. It never feels good to unlock anything. It either takes too long or what you're getting is super dull.
Edit - To elaborate I do think the game is fun and some people think that I want a loot box simulator, not at all. The fact is they went out of their way to design a bunch of different unlocks in a handful of systems but none of it is exciting or compelling to get in my opinion.
They had a free weekend a few years ago and I put in maybe 12-16 hours (I forget). It was kinda fun, but I got burned out in that time and it seemed like the game was going to be too repetitive for me.
I'm sure some would really like the gameplay loop, but just to say it's not for everyone. It's a nicely made game otherwise.
Can vouch game is great. In case you avoid them, don't be scared of online lobbies, the community is fantastic.
Game is constantly updated and zero p2w unless a gold name in chat is p2w
I think this finally convinced me to pull the trigger on it as well.
Rock and stone, brother!
I usually wait about 6 months to make a big purchase. Happy with my acquisitions, now I can wait a little longer.
Civilization V Complete,
XCOM: Ultimate Collection,
METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Definitive Experience,
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen,
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition,
Devil May Cry HD Collection,
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition,
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard Gold Edition,
Control Ultimate Edition,
Devil May Cry 5 + Vergil (without the dlcs),
Pillars of Eternity Collection,
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Imperial Edition Bundle
Civ V will last you a year.
I remember when i bought it then somehow fast forwarded time by 300 hours. I legit cant play it anymore because its addicting.
Same. Certain games I have to just say “no” to starting a new go.
Otherwise I start it up today and my family doesn’t see me until the new year.
Thanks, I really appreciate, but I think it's best to give to someone who haven't got it.
Pretty phenomenal list man. Hope you enjoy those!
DDDA was one of the best games I played when Covid first happened. I put in easily 140+ hours.
Any good turn-based RPGs similar to DQXI?
Check out _Yakuza: Like a Dragon_. The title is a direct reference to DQ. ;-)
How's fallen order? Recently watched Obi wan now I'm craving for some star wars games. Can only probs get 1 game but so might as wee make it count.
Solid game if you like Souls combat but not as hard imo. Story was decent and I had fun with it, I'd say worth it if its on sale.
I love souls game so I don't mind the combat. Thanks for the comment. Will try to get the game before the sale ends (i hope)
Is Code Vein Deluxe version worth the additional few bucks?
IMO, no. Each extra stage is maybe half an hour of content, and none of it is very interesting.
I would stick with the vanilla version. The deluxe is more content but it's nothing special. Personally by the time I was done with the base game I just wasn't interested in doing the DLC despite having it.
You don't miss out on anything by not having it and I think Code Vein doesn't lend itself as much to repeat runs like Souls does.
Would you guys recommend Raft or The Forest for someone who wants a fun survival game?
The forest is fun but imo no fun alone.
The Forest is amazing with friends. Can't imagine playing it solo, I think I would have alt-F4ed in my first cave exploration.
If anyones a ffxiv fan the expansions on sale.
Prey is my favorite game of all time. You get to think outside the box, unique weapons, plus great lore.
I love this clip from someone playing Prey [\(Spoilers and Loud!\)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxPV92gcNVA)
SOMA, while not technically outer space, is highly underrated and does have the same sort of vibe.
I second SOMA. It's quite on rails and takes about 12 hours, but despite that I played through it twice. The atmosphere and story are that well done.
Prey prey prey all day, also the included mooncrash is very good as well. Play through the main game first though.
Dead Space is heavily influenced by and Prey is a direct homage to the System Shock games. There is a System Shock remaster in the works but the old games still work and the first one is offered in a slightly Enhanced version that overhauled the original input scheme.
These three games are all on GamePass if that matters to you.
I know you already said you were probably getting it, but I just have to make sure - Prey is, in my opinion, one of the greatest games of all time, and I don't even like Space Horror. Get it, get it now.
Highly recommend System Shock 2 (with graphics mods). IMO it's still better than the Bio Shock games that followed it.
Also check out Doom 3, which slowed the pace down considerably from Doom 2 (and they sped it back up for Doom 2016).
Personally, I'd rank those Prey > Alien Isolation > Doom.
Prey and Isolation were immediately compelling, and took over my life for like a month.
Doom is fun in spurts, but I still haven't gotten around to finishing it. I have more of a tendency to get bored with it after an hour or two. The balls to the walls action only goes so far, right?
For others, Moons of Madness was enjoyable; compelling storyline, less so with the game play.
If you want a very atmospheric space horror/thriller game, I highly recommend Observation. https://store.steampowered.com/app/906100/Observation/
The Styx games are good stealth games and you can get both for 6 bucks total. https://store.steampowered.com/app/242640/Styx_Master_of_Shadows/
Naruto Ninja Storm Legacy Bundle is 20 bucks, has Ultimate Ninja Storm 1,2,3,4 + the Boruto Expansion https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/4308/NARUTO_SHIPPUDEN_Ultimate_Ninja_STORM_Legacy/
Any suggestions of cheap but good games? wanted to buy something for birthday but my budget is kinda low right now lol, can be any genre.
Happy birthday! Here's a few games I'd recommend to just about anyone. If you're willing to post a link to your steam profile, I can try to make some more personal suggestions.
[Cthulhu Saves the World + Breath of Death VII](https://store.steampowered.com/sub/8848)
Two great parody JRPGs for less than a buck
[Sleeping Dogs DE](https://store.steampowered.com/app/307690/Sleeping_Dogs_Definitive_Edition/)
Extremely fun GTA-style open world game. Hong Kong is a great city to explore.
Design and operate amusement parks. Use [OpenRCT2](https://openrct2.org/) to bring this thing up to modern standards
2D sandbox adventure, like a more structured Minecraft. It's been actively supported for over 11 years.
played both SD and Terraria, love these games haha, definitely going to take a look on the other ones too so i think thats enough, thank you btw!
Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY, RAGE (each approx. 4 €)
Yakuza 0 (approx. 5 €)
Psychonauts (approx. 2 €)
never played any of these but ive always have heard good things about them, thanks for the suggestion bro!
Thank you and Happy Birthday!
If you are considering Arkham Asylum, I recommend you pick up the Batman: Arkham collection, it is 10$ right now., but it gives you 3 game with all the dlcs of those games.
Think Dishonored and fallout new vegas are like two bucks each right now
Portal 1 and 2 are like $2 if you haven’t played them. Amazing games
Bug Fables is a great turn based RPG like the old Paper Mario games but better. $10
Black Mesa, remake of Half Life, $5
Some great (mostly older) games for under $2 [according to SteamDB](https://steamdb.info/sales/?cc=us&displayOnly=Game&max_price=2&min_reviews=500&min_rating=60&min_discount=80)
My personal recommendations from the first page of that list:
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Just Cause 2
* [Defense Grid](https://store.steampowered.com/app/18500/Defense_Grid_The_Awakening/)
* [Supeme Commander Forged Alliance](https://store.steampowered.com/app/9420/Supreme_Commander_Forged_Alliance/)
* [Zombie Night Terror](https://store.steampowered.com/app/416680/Zombie_Night_Terror/)
* [Cthulhu saves the World](https://store.steampowered.com/sub/8848/)
* [Shadowrun: Dragonfall](https://store.steampowered.com/app/300550/Shadowrun_Dragonfall__Directors_Cut/)
* [Mark of the Ninja](https://store.steampowered.com/app/860950/Mark_of_the_Ninja_Remastered/)
* [Mushroom Wars 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/457730/Mushroom_Wars_2/)
* [Ori and the Blind Forest](https://store.steampowered.com/app/387290/Ori_and_the_Blind_Forest_Definitive_Edition/)
* [Dust: An Elysian Tail](https://store.steampowered.com/app/236090/Dust_An_Elysian_Tail/)
* [Batman: Arkaham Asylum GOTY](https://store.steampowered.com/app/35140/Batman_Arkham_Asylum_Game_of_the_Year_Edition/)
* [Sleeping Dogs](https://store.steampowered.com/app/202170/Sleeping_Dogs/)
* [Tomb Raider](https://store.steampowered.com/app/203160/Tomb_Raider/)
* [My firend Pedro](https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/)
* [Katana ZERO](https://store.steampowered.com/app/460950/Katana_ZERO/)
* [The Forest](https://store.steampowered.com/app/242760/The_Forest/)
* [Invisible, Inc.](https://store.steampowered.com/app/243970/Invisible_Inc/)
* [Day of the Tentacle Remastered](https://store.steampowered.com/app/388210/Day_of_the_Tentacle_Remastered/)
* [Space Tyrant](https://store.steampowered.com/app/562230/Space_Tyrant/)
* [Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus](https://store.steampowered.com/app/673880/Warhammer_40000_Mechanicus/)
* [Styx: Master of Shadows](https://store.steampowered.com/app/242640/Styx_Master_of_Shadows/)
* [Orcs must Die 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/201790/Orcs_Must_Die_2/)
* [Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY](https://store.steampowered.com/app/241930/Middleearth_Shadow_of_Mordor/)
* [Crypt of the Necrodancer](https://store.steampowered.com/app/247080/Crypt_of_the_NecroDancer/)
* [Beat Hazard 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/618740/Beat_Hazard_2/)
* [South Park: The Stick of Truth](https://store.steampowered.com/app/213670/South_Park_The_Stick_of_Truth/)
* [Mad Max](https://store.steampowered.com/app/234140/Mad_Max/)
**Vampire Survivors** is fantastic, and it's $3. The developer releases another update about every other week or so, adding more stages, items, characters, unlocks, all kinds of stuff. Absolutely phenomenal value for $3.
If you like Vampire Survivors, try 20 Minutes Until Dawn. It's also $3 and I like it even more than VS.
Currently very fucking addicted. Love it.
i had it on my wishlist but i wasn't too confident to get it so thanks for the heads up lol
Battlefront II (2005) it’s a classic and it’s only $3
I just bought a game called Noita and I am having an absolute blast playing it.
Do yourself a favor and play Hollow Knight if you haven't yet. The game is already criminally cheap for the amount of highly polished and well crafted content it offers, and it's an absolute no-brainer for $7.49.
ngl thats one game that i always hear people talking about but i never actually played, definitely going to give a try, thanks!
[**Spelunky**](https://store.steampowered.com/app/239350/Spelunky/) is the game which I have the most hours played on Steam. Almost 2.5k total (although admittedly probably about 750hr of that is me pausing stuff overnight).
Action platformer roguelike, with just flawless level generation. The levels are infinitely varied, while levels of the same time are still "close enough" that they seem familiar.
And it's on sale for 90% off, which brings it to $1.69 CAD.
Hell of a steal.
I wouldn't recommend going for Spelunky 2 unless you played the first one first.
on the contrary I would recommend spelunky 2 over the original for new players, it all around feels like a more polished version of the first one. Unless you care about "experiencing the original" I think the sequel is a better choice for newbies.
Definitely gonna have to disagree, if for no reason other than the fact that they ramped the difficulty level up like 2x.
Any recommendations for a good open world game? Ideally something that's less popular / a hidden gem. I've played most of the really popular ones - Witcher 3, RDR2, Assassin's Creed games, Fallouts, Skyrim, etc. etc. and I'm wondering if there's something less obvious I've missed.
You haven't mentioned the Yakuza series.
Nice catch! I've got all of them, though.
Ok, here are some more game franchises that you've probably have or are in your backlog:
Mafia, Batman: Arkham, RAGE, Stalker, Saints Row, Just Cause, Watchdogs, Far Cry, GTA, Subnautica, L.A. Noire
Here some lesser played titles: LEGO City Undercover, The Signal From Tölva, Gothic & Risen (earlier RPGs from the ELEX devs with "handcrafted" open worlds)
Thanks! I haven't played any Far Cry games. Which are considered the best?
Far Cry 3 and its standalone expansion Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon are considered by many as the best. Far Cry 4 offers more of the same, but in a different setting. There is a vocal minority that proposes Far Cry 2 to be the best.
For myself I had the most engaging experience with Far Cry 5 because of its Montana setting, which I found way more pleasing to my eyes than the Pacific Island/Himalayan Mountain setting of FC3/FC4.
Buyers beware: The stories told in-game are brutal and while the charismatic villains offer much cinematic value the game's opponents are doing executions, torture, and brain-washing in a graphic way. I wouldn't want to show this game to my refugee neighbor for fear of triggering bad memories and nightmares.
Check out Mad Max for $4.99. People complained about it being repetitive (which it can be), but I absolutely loved that game. Also the first Dying Light is awesome!
I second Mad Max, game is crazy fun to play, the world is beautiful and a wonder to explore, atmospheric as hell - even if you're not quite fond of the whole camp clearing deal, you'll start doing it for the interesting environments.
I third mad Max. Currently playing it and having a blast.
Morrowind? Still the best of all time imo
I find Brütal Legend lovingly designed and fun. And as a Heavy Metal fan it was a must for me. I was blown away when the game's menu screen after the Jack Black intro used Diamond Head's "Am I Evil". Many people complained about the RTS part but I saw it only as a nice addition that also netted me an ultra-rare Steam achievement.
That was my first grab on the sale. I wish I could get a second one, hack n slash plus rts and metal music is just an amazing combination
How do you feel about driving or hunting? [American](https://store.steampowered.com/app/270880/American_Truck_Simulator/) / [Euro](https://store.steampowered.com/app/227300/Euro_Truck_Simulator_2/) truck simulators are great games. They play better with a wheel but can be done without one. If you don't have a wheel, The Crew (https://store.steampowered.com/app/241560/The_Crew/) / (https://store.steampowered.com/app/646910/The_Crew_2/) and Forza Horizon (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1293830/Forza_Horizon_4/) / (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1551360/Forza_Horizon_5/) are massive open-world games that play best without a wheel.
[The Hunter: Call of the Wild](https://store.steampowered.com/app/518790/theHunter_Call_of_the_Wild/) is beautiful. If you turn all the HUD off it feels like you are exploring a national park.
idk if you've played Days Gone yet but I'd highly recommend it. maybe wait for a lower price depending on your budget
Metro Exodus Over 60% Off
Fantastic Deal for Metro fans but also highly recommended for those who don't know the Metro Series or fans of the genre.
Check it out: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/412020/Metro\_Exodus/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/412020/Metro_Exodus/)
Is AI: the somnium files worth purchasing?
Any good couch co-ops I can play with my nieces and nephews?
How old are we talking here? As good as, say for example, Castle Crashers is, I wouldn't recommend it to younger kids.
EDIT: Better Idea, here's a bunch of picks loosely sorted by age-appropriateness, and you can decide!
For any age:
Cute (and quite surreal) adventure for two players. 4-5 hours of fun
[Basically every Lego game](https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=TT%20Games)
All of these are fun adventures through popular media franchises for two players. I trend to prefer the older ones (star wars, batman, etc) but any of these would make a solid pick.
[Untitled Goose Game](https://store.steampowered.com/app/837470/Untitled_Goose_Game/)
Comedy adventure for up to two players. Be a horrible goose and ruin everybody's day in absurd and creative ways.
For older kids:
4 player fantasy brawler. Lots of fun, but has some crude/adult humor you may not want to show to super young kids.
Goofy puzzle-platformer for two. Same creators as Castle Crashers, same warning applies.
Farming life sim for up to 4 players. Cute game, lots of fun, but occasionally deals with some adult topics that kids may not be ready for.
[A Hat in Time](https://store.steampowered.com/app/253230/A_Hat_in_Time/)
Kind of like an indie version of Mario 64 for 2 players. Lots of fun platforming, has some adult content/humor and one particularly scary level that may be too much for kids.
Gonna' be real: A Hat in Time is the true standout in this list of couch co-op games. I get that everyone loves the lego games and Stardew Valley has a massive following---But I feel like the overall "co-op" of those games just doesn't feel as good as A Hat in Time. It was by far one of my favorite games the year it released & I played the game to completion with my S.O. We haven't really found a co-op game that felt so good to play together since then.
It's one of those games where just *moving around the game world* feels amazing.
I’ll echo the other commenter: if you haven’t already, please check out It Takes Two. It won so many GOTY awards last year for a reason. Quite possibly one of the greatest coop experiences I’ve ever had. And it’s on Game Pass!
See a lot of praise for these co-op games if you are not aware.
Unfortunately most people don't care enough about how games actually feel.
I had a lot of fun with A Hat In Time and I have now learned that it supports local co-op. Now I get to have fun a second time with a friend. Nice.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. It’s a game where you control a ship with like 7 different stations so you have to hop on and off to shoot alien ships, control a shield, engines, etc. Cute game with a casual difficulty mode but it’s still fun enough where my friends and I in our 30s enjoyed playing through it.
Overcooked 1 and 2 are fantastic couch co-op games. They're very kid-friendly content-wise, and they can be very fun and funny, but also an equal amount frustrating depending on the emotional maturity of the players. Definitely would recommend if your nieces/nephews are easy-going and/or enjoy a challenge!
Any Tt's LEGO game. Choose your favorite franchise. My favorites are Harry Potter Year 1-4, Marvel Superheroes and Jurassic World.
Ninja Turtles game is perfect for this, but it's not much of a sale right now. It's on game pass, though
I'm still playing SnowRunner two years after its release on EGS, have amassed 600+ hours in it and by way of Year 1 and Year 2 Pass still haven't seen all of it. Even at full price the base game was worth it for me due to all of its gameplay content. Definitely my GOTY in the last year.
My favorite driving game of all time.
How? I tried MudRunner and was so very, very bored.
Exploring the map for hidden trucks and upgrades and unlocking the watch towers give an Assassin's Creed/Far Cry-Element, fighting the treacherous mud, snow and ice is challenging like any dexterity-based game but in slow. And the beautiful graphics help a lot.
I remember the whole SpinTires/MudRunner drama but they both had the same major problem for me that ruined a lot of enjoyment: No mirror reflections so it was kind of a pain trying to play first person. Did SnowRunner ever fix that?
SnowRunner has working mirrors and I'm thankful for it. Other than in Farming Sim 22 where mirrors are programmed but never show you that part of the vehicle and street that you want and need to see in real life.
There are things in Spintires and/or Mudrunner that have been simplified in SnowRunner: Gear-shifting animations in the UI now are boring - you only see a generic cross layout instead of the intricate geometry in the previous games. I guess that's a concession to the console gamers.
Slay the spire
Just bought this on Thursday after having played it on gamepass. I’ve already put 10 hours into it, this game is incredible. I used to love gwent in the Witcher 3, and stand-alone so I’m not sure why I waited this long but I love this game.
Spiritfarer is a gorgeous, gorgeous game. Both visually and the message its trying to convey. On the surface level, it's a simple resource management, base builder. It's one of those "artsy" videogames without a certain lose condition. And it is not for everyone. But if you are the type of person who enjoyed games like Gris and Journey for their visuals and their emotions - consider giving Spiritfarer a look.
i felt like it was potentially a really good game but the actual gameplay mechanics felt at odds with the tone and theme of the game.
instead of chilling, i had to run around grinding materials in order to progress. 😥
Sundered is really cheap and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes metroidvania.
Foregone is another really good one if you liked Sundered, and it's only $5 right now. It's one of my favorite games from the past few years.
Hollow Knight is currently at 50%. Should I wait or buy it right away?
It's not going to get cheaper, so if you want to buy it no need to wait.
for that price it is a steal. even at the base price There is kind of too much content.
Buy it, it's a great discount. There's a reason why a lot of people consider it one of the greatest games of all time. You'll hear some people talking about how they didn't enjoy the exploration, backtracking, etc, and that's fine. Maybe you won't enjoy it, maybe it's not your cup of tea. But IF it is, then you're in for one of the best (and longest) gaming experiences ever.
I would pay $60 for that game. It was incredible.
Get it now. It’s a steal at full price, never mind at half price. I spent 40 hours in it over the last 2 weeks, I think I’m nearing endgame but the bosses are too hard, so I’m going to take a break.
Finally cleared a lot of my wishlist (became a PC gamer earlier this year):
Portal 1 & 2, The Witness, Battlefront 2 (OG), Thief Gold, American Truck Simulator, Hitman GO, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeros, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Axiom Verge, The Outer Worlds, Soma, Penumbra Collector’s Pack, Batman Arkham Origins, and Batman Arkham Collection.
Still might try to grab a couple other things 😬
Anything similar to genshin that focus on combat/characters/equipment more than lore/quests?
Monster Hunter, maybe?
Sounds like FromSoft (Dark Souls) games might be up your alley.
Will I like Hollow Knight if I hate playing metroidvania/2d platformer type games?
All I hear is how great the game is supposed to be for everyone, but I feel like I will hate it
It is great but it essentially an EXCELLENT metroidvania platformer. It's quintacentially that. You will hate it if you hate metroidvania.
It probably will depend on the reasons why you dislike metroidvania/platformers.
There's certainly some platforming to traverse the game, but very few that are both demanding and required to complete. Death happens, which will send you back to your last save point--but if you manage to get back to where you were defeated, you can get back any money you lost from that death. The only true loss is if you're defeated again on the way back to recover--and even then, it's only losing money.
As a metroidvania, there is a lot of wandering and backtracking, especially as newly found abilities grant access to previously inaccessible spots. While there are fairly regular fast travel spots, sometimes dying before you've located the nest one can feel like a hefty setback.
The visuals and audio are quite well done, and there is a very large element of surprise and discovery throughout. However, this comes at the cost of direction-very, very rarely will this come as a 'go here and do this', and more often in terms of finding a few pitch-black rooms, but the shopkeeper sells a lantern...
Likewise, entering a new area can feel very worrying, as you won't immediately have access to its map or fast travel. However, the game goes out of its way to give cues when you're getting close to either--there will be background street signs pointing toward the fast travel point, and discarded papers and a pleasant humming will indicate the cartographer is near. Even then, the cartographer's map will only show usually the bare minimal essentials or story-important points of the area, with any new areas you've visited being added to it every time you save.
The story can be deeply rich or very bland--its more a matter of how deep you go into digging up the lore in the ruins of this lost kingdom. Very little of it is blatantly shoved in your face, and more contained in wall carvings, NPC interactions, and optional paths. Making the world feel more alive are the other NPCs, who each have their own opinions and stories progressing on their own in the background--few game relevant, but helping to make them more than just a static 'welcome to town' sort of NPC.
Enemies are varied in their size, speed, and attack methods, and many of the bosses can feel quite oppressive, especially if you go blindly slashing at them. The biggest key to every fight is pattern recognition--when to dodge, where not to dodge, and when there's the opening for an attack or to heal.
There's a fair bit of customizability in play style in the charm system--gems you find during your travels that you can mix-and-match into the handful of sockets in your weapon. They range from simply increasing the range of your basic attack or the potency of your spells, to summoning minor minions, to nearly doubling your health at the cost of being able to heal, or just making your character stink and change the reactions of NPCs you meet. Plus, some pairs of charms have changed effects when equipped together--you just need to figure out which ones.
Could anyone recommend any good sailing games that aren't Sea of Thieves?
[Assassins Creed: Black Flag](https://store.steampowered.com/app/242050/Assassins_Creed_IV_Black_Flag/). While of course more an AC game, sailing around the ocean and plundering enemy ships was so god damn satisfying.
I spent so long just sailing around in that game.
Main quest? Side quests? Fuck all that, there's a new shanty over there!
Assassin's Creed: Rogue is based on the same thing but you get a more North Atlantic/13 colonies feel with a different story. Plus you get to play as a templar.
Hmm, never heard of it but I stopped having a closer eye on the franchsie after Black Flag. Played the London and Egypt ones, but both could not trigger the pure joy I had in Black Flag. [If this one](https://store.steampowered.com/app/311560/Assassins_Creed_Rogue/) has more of the sea battles & shanties, I might scoop it up during the sale.
Rogue is based on Black Flag, same sailing, same hunting, same "I wish I was back on the ocean" land missions, [same singing](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApSzrIYPr4). If you liked Black Flag, you'll probably like Rogue.
Bought Rain on Your Parade yesterday based on the little cloud looking like this >:D Turns out the game is some really good silly fun and has pretty good music, art style, gameplay and animation. And it it does not overstay its welcome. Pretty PG for children to play too. Def recommend.
Any looter or looter shooter suggestions? I’ve played borderlands, outriders, destiny, PoE. Have game pass as well.
Could you recommend me some 2020-2022 game with a lot of outfits unlockable in-game?
Monster Hunter Rise.
You hunt monsters, get monster parts, make outfits (and weapons) from the monster parts. Hunt more monsters.
Looking good is like half the fun.
Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga. Not really outfits, but there’s 384 different characters to unlock in the base game, or even more if you get the deluxe version.
Each has unique attributes. Chewbacca’s crossbow has no recoil, Fett has a jetpack, droidekas are OP, General Grievous has 4 lightsabers, etc. It’s quite fun to switch between them and just roam around.
the new hatsune miku game if you like rhythm games
My solo developed tower defense game is on sale for an all time low of 2 bucks! (60% off)
It combines Plants vs. Zombies type gameplay with a tactics wheel that you can use to change tactics for your units on each lane. The game runs on a potato, features extremely skippable dialogue, and it even has a 90% positive rating on Steam!
[Buy Mostly Intense Monster Defense on Steam](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1116430/Mostly_Intense_Monster_Defense/) if it sounds like something you’d enjoy, thanks a lot!
Excellent potato optimization, but please add toaster support
Working on it as we speak!
Checked out the store page and it looks really cool! I’ll see about getting it sometime soon
Edit: got my work deposit today, decided to get it. Haven’t tried it out yet.
I appreciate it!
Here are my pickups!
* Dishonored 2
* Morrowind GOTY
* Oblivion GOTY Deluxe
* Divinity Original Sin 1+2 Enhanced bundle
* Just Cause 3 XXL
* Lego Pirates
* Lego SW 3 Clone Wars
* MGSV Ground Zeroes + Phantom Pain
* Nexomon + Nexomon Extinction
* Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 + 2
* Stubbs the Zombie
* That [Fanatical Star Wars bundle](https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/star-wars-collection) (14 games, I surprisingly didn't own any of them)
* Pillars of Eternity 1 +2 with all DLC
Here to shill for Post Scriptum once again because I fucking love the game and more people playing only makes it better.
Post Scriptum is a mil-sim WW2 based fps with a focus on punishing realism - most times youre one shot kill, tanks are lumbering death machines, maps are based on real life locations and are extremely accurate, and weapons/movement is intentionally clunky. This isnt COD or Battlefield, its more like Arma, Squad, or Red Orchestra.
If youre interested in playing essentially Band of Brothers the video game this is it. While Hell Let Loose is similar at a glance the games are very different IMO. Post Scriptum has a large focus on coordination/communication and is much more focused on strategy than pure shooting skill. This game has a sound system thatll give you PTSD, and a niche but dedicated community that loves to fuck around but also has even more realism focused events if that is your thing. Modding community is disproportionately huge. Its the kind of game thats even more fun the more you take seriously. Mechanics are good though unintuitive, so it can be hard to start out without some help.
Let me know if anyone has any questions. Inb4 game is dead (it isnt)
**TL;DR - If you want realistic WW2 fps look into Post Scriptum**
Judging by the recent reviews it sounds like they ruined it with recent updates and that it's a buggy mess.
Best steam deck games for someone who prefers a keyboard and mouse?
Edit: I feel awkward playing with a controller, so I am looking for games with a bit of forgiveness.
Are you asking for games to use keyboard and mouse connected to steam deck? Or games on steam deck only?
Something that I can play on the steam deck without a keyboard and mouse, but whose controls are forgiving.
Assuming by "forgivng" that you mean that you're not comfortable / have slower reflexes with the controls, I'd recommend checking out anything turn-based or at least slower paced. So RPGs/JRPGs, strategy + card games, puzzle games, adventure games, simulations, etc.
Here are a few that I actually have currently installed:
- Stardew Valley
- Slay the Spire
- Monster Train (works fine, just need to use proton GE and set videos to Unity player)
- Assemble With Care
- Astroneer (haven't played it but it looks to be pretty slow paced / chill)
- Bug Fables
- Chicken Police
- Curious Expedition 2
- Darkside Detective 1+2
- Disco Elysium
- Dorf Romantik
- Fell Seal
- Fae Tactics
- Graveyard Keeper
- Human Fall Flat (good puzzle game to practice the controls with as there's no time limit, though it can get annoying)
- Into the Breach
- Kingdom Two Crowns
- Monster Sanctuary (this is part platformer / part turn-based battles, but the platformer part is super forgiving)
- Lots more... Let me know if you want more ideas :)
I spent like $500 lol
Just bought Sekiro. Will enjoy it for the first time. I am so happy. Currently dying on the spear guys in bamboo walkway. :)
My favorite FromSoft game by a mile. Enjoy! Get yourself the Mikiri Counter skill and master it. Most important skill in the game, IMO.
I never touched dark souls games bc I didnt like the theme, then ALMOST got sekiro but honestly I just wanted tsushima to come to pc. Impulse bought elden rings for samurai flair, loved the whole game playing as a katana samurai man.. went back and bought sekiro and I have struggled the entire time. Havent beaten any of the starting bosses yet. Plan to keep working on it at some point, but it stomped my spirit for now
Thoughts on Skywalker Saga (at this sale price) as a fan of previous LEGO SW games?
The open world is good, but because it's all 9 movies the levels are incredibly short, and a lot of story is kinda glossed over and just covered in short cutscenes. One of my biggest complaints is that there is story content in the open world, but you can't replay those moments.
Overall I'd give it a 7/10 and say stick with TCS until it gets a steeper discount.
The levels being short is a huge bummer
I loved it, but I was disappointed by the lack of vehicle levels. It’s weird because they built this great dogfighted experience for the open world, but most space battles are cutscenes :(
I see Assetto go on sale a lot. Is it a good racing sim?
It's good if you have a wheel and/or VR. Lots of mods for it. If you just have a pad and/or no VR, there's better games.
Any recs on games I can play on my mac laptop without a mouse? Basically something I can play one-handed while my kiddo sleeps in my arm. Slay the Spire and Pawnbarian were good for this, but I'm looking for others
Vampire Survivors. It's not on sale but it's just $3 and all you need is WASD and space bar.
Since you liked STS maybe [Monster Train](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1102190/Monster_Train/) would work for you. I hated the visuals before I bought it but they grew on me, and the complexity of the game creates more combinations than STS in the long run.
Civ 5 or 6
Would games that only require a mouse count? If so, perhaps Golf With Your Friends or Golf It, as they could be done with just one hand on the mouse. Same with Bejeweled 3.
[Nidhogg](https://store.steampowered.com/app/94400/Nidhogg/), [Crypt of the NecroDancer](https://store.steampowered.com/app/247080/Crypt_of_the_NecroDancer/), and [Undertale](https://store.steampowered.com/app/391540/Undertale/)are all great mac games that don't require a mouse. [Race the Sun](https://store.steampowered.com/app/253030/Race_The_Sun/) is an endless runner that I have played a good amount of. [Nidhogg 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/535520/Nidhogg_2/) is also on mac, and I don't remember it requiring a mouse.