Can anyone recommend some games comfily played on the controller under £20? Sometimes I get so tired over a mouse and keyboard. Games I have and played/enjoyed with controller support: \[EDIT\] Put in more games because I wrote this on my phone and was tired from typing. * The Witcher 3 * Stardew valley * Vampire survivors * Hollow Knight * Slay the spire * Darkest Dungeon * Recettear Item Shop * Digimon Cyber Sleuth * Divinity Original Sin * Rune factory 4 * Ori * FFX/FF12/FF8 (only ones I own) * Bayonetta * DMC * Griftlands * I'm kinda thinking about Eiyuden.


Ori Hades Rogue Legacy 2 Griftlands Death's Door


Oops forgot to write I've played Griftlands. I've never heard of Deaths Door though what is it like?


Just a high quality indie game. Great atmosphere and exploration, with tough combat. Similar to Hollow Knight I think, but less punishing and massive.


2D Zelda meets Dark Souls, kinda.


You can get Yakuza 0, kiwami 1 and 2 for like 20€ all together - great games in case you don't know them! Also like the game likes to say: "Real Yakuza use a gamepad". So you can be sure it has controller support


Dame da ne.. dami yo! I've only heard the song but I've never played the game. They look wacky and entertaining as hell. Maybe it's time i should play it. thanks!


It sure is wacky, also very serious tone to main story


What order do I play the games in? I'm not too familiar with the series.


Start with 0. Also, the Yakuza games go dirt cheap all the time, so don't feel pressured to pick them all up in case you don't like the series.


the entire yakuza series is legendary


I wouldn't get the three at once. There's no chance they'll like Kiwami 1 or 2 if they don't like Yakuza 0, so might as well pick that one up for 5€. By the time they're done with it, the others will be on sale again


Here's something new: OlliOlli World. It's super charming and very addictive. I started playing Horizon, then bought OlliOlli, and forgot that I was playing Horizon.


I've loved these games since the vita. Currently trying to 100% the first one (don't do this). But these are great games


> Hollow Knight > Ori Try out Blasphemous for another top quality Metroidvania game. It's a bit over $6. I liked it better than Ori, but not as much as Hollow Knight. But Hollow Knight is my favorite Metroidvania of all time. Blasphemous is probably the second best I've played. The dedication to atmosphere and tone is impressive. https://store.steampowered.com/app/774361/Blasphemous/


Here’s some games to try Outer Wilds ( consider one of the best story driven game ) Katana Zero ( chef kiss ) Eastward ( this one went under the radar but it’s an interesting game ) Tunic ( a bit on the expensive side. Not sure if it’s good or not. It’s in my wishlist ) CatQuest Furi But yeah nothing beats hollow knight and yakuza 0 pricing vs value


It's old and cheap now, but Bastion.


Nova Drift. half off right now at less than 10 bucks. You can safely buy it, it's good. Fun little top-down space shooter with different builds. It's like someone added depth to Geometry Wars.


The Ori games. Rogue Legacy 2 Spiritfarer Deep Rock Galactic Dead Cells Celeste Hades Dishonored Subnautica Crosscode


Oops, forgot to write I have Ori. Isn't Deep Rock Galactic and FPS type game? I haven't played those on controllers in a while. Why does Spiritfarer look like the type of game that'll make me sob uncontrollablly. Thanks for the recommendations!


There's always Omori, if you want controller and sobbing uncontrollably


Deep Rock Galactic is a FPS. Its very friendly to learn, has a top tier gaming community with tons of players and people helping out. The standouts of this game: 1. Playing with randoms is very smooth and people take care of business without even communicating mostly 2. You can play solo no problem, you get a robot to help you out that you can command to do all sorts of useful shit 3. All maps are procedurally generated. This means you'll never play the same map in a row and some maps are quite interesting with RNG 4. Easy steady progression system. You can grind if you want. You can play casual if you want. 5. No MTX unless you buy supporter packs to show your support for the devs. All the stuff in the game is earnable, and you can easily put 100 hours into this game if you want (some put a lot more).


Don't forget it has [mod support](https://drg.mod.io/)! But unfortunately not Steam Workshop, it uses another site that's almost as good but not quite as convenient as being integrated with Steam. The mods *really* add a lot of customization to change the game how you please. Want more bugs but with less health so you can just mow 'em down when a swarm comes? There's a mod for that. Think the default flashlight/glowsticks are a bit too dim? Mod it. And so on. Definitely worth the price.


>Why does Spiritfarer look like the type of game that'll make me sob uncontrollablly. Because it is. Great game, but really quite sad (in a bittersweet "why do I have to say goodbye" kind of way.)


Eiyuden Chronicles Rising was really enjoyable and a decent amount of hours. I really liked the characters, world, and combat. My only dislike was that there was a fair amount of dialogue but that's my own personal issue since I have a hard time focusing.


Graveyard keeper is fun to sit back just with a controller.


Devil may cry 5 for sure. Make sure.to.pick up the Vergil DLC but play him last. The game is best.in class for spectacle action. Great if you like Bayonetta.


Psychonauts 1 and 2, Dead Rising 1/2/3


Seeing Bayonetta on the list, I'd recommend Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Same dev, similar gameplay, good story, great presentation. Endlessly memeable, its been seeing a resurgence in popularity recently.


I think Orcs Must Die 3?


The Witcher 3


**This is my humble recommendation stand :P** Anyone looking for particular games in these genres, feel free to comment and **I will give a few** (hopefully lesser-known too) **recs**: * Roguelike/lite, especially card-based or action-oriented ones * Farming/life sim * two-player coop * Puzzle games * Narritave games, including visual novels * Mystery-themed games, for example, detective games * JRPG or indie rpg * Cute games or pretty games


I would love to hear about your favorite two-player coop games! Mystery-themed games, or lesser known farming/life sim especially.


Alright, I am going to list some of my recent favs because I dunno what you've played and loved (so can't cater to your taste specifically XD): **Two-player co-op:** https://store.steampowered.com/app/1435790/Escape\_Simulator/ [https://store.steampowered.com/app/914710/Cat\_Quest\_II/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/914710/Cat_Quest_II/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1335790/Operation\_Tango/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1335790/Operation_Tango/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071870/Biped/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071870/Biped/) **Mystery-themed:** (One of the better mystery games with kinda coherent logic) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1225820/Hermitage\_Strange\_Case\_Files/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1225820/Hermitage_Strange_Case_Files/) (I stayed late for 4 nights to play it, couldn't put it down) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/648100/Raging\_Loop/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/648100/Raging_Loop/) (Hella unique mechanics) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/942970/Unheard/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/942970/Unheard/) (unique mechanics, very fun) https://store.steampowered.com/app/1216710/Cyber\_Manhunt/ (plants!!!) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1574580/Strange\_Horticulture/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1574580/Strange_Horticulture/) **lesser known farming/life sim:** [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1329510/Big\_Farm\_Story/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1329510/Big_Farm_Story/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1584090/Touhou\_Mystias\_Izakaya/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1584090/Touhou_Mystias_Izakaya/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1581800/Slow\_living\_with\_Princess/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1581800/Slow_living_with_Princess/) https://store.steampowered.com/app/1647190/World\_End\_Diner


Does the Touhou one get repetitive?


Got a solid 15 hours out of it but that’s me as a fan of general life sim. This genre is prone to get repetitive eventually.


Is there anything that you know of like Puzzle Quest 2? Besides Gyromancer and Ironcast


happen to know a few match3+battle :P [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1099460/The\_Forgotten\_Land/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1099460/The_Forgotten_Land/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/290890/You\_Must\_Build\_A\_Boat/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/290890/You_Must_Build_A_Boat/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/654300/Darkest\_Hunters/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/654300/Darkest_Hunters/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1805560/Huntress\_The\_cursed\_Village/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1805560/Huntress_The_cursed_Village/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069460/Rune\_Lord/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069460/Rune_Lord/)


* [Puzzle Kingdoms](https://store.steampowered.com/app/23700/Puzzle_Kingdoms/) * [Gems of War](https://store.steampowered.com/app/329110/Gems_of_War__Puzzle_RPG/). F2P. Join a guild and just play. It will take some time but you should be able to get all relevant stuff without paying a dime. * [Puzzle Quest: Galactrix](https://store.steampowered.com/app/23500/Puzzle_Quest_Galactrix/) * [Puzzle Quest 3](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1380410/Puzzle_Quest_3/). F2P, to my shame I haven't looked into it yet.


I'll second Gems of War. There's a ton to do in the game and I've put a couple hundred hours into the game over the years. If I like a game enough I'll buy some of the bonuses to support the game and I've probably spent around $60 on it over the years. They're always adding new content though so I don't consider about $15 a year a bad price to pay.


Detective / Mystery Games: \- Disco Elysium (also falls under CRPG). \- Her Story (Indie game - not long). \- L.A. Noire: Complete Edition (also heavy action and GTA elements). \- Murdered: Soul Suspect. \- Persona 4: Golden (also falls especially under JRPG). Narrative-based games: \- Telltale's games i.e. all of their Walking Dead series; and The Wolf Among Us. \- Detroit: Become Human. \- Beyond: Two Souls. \- Heavy Rain (also has some detective elements). \- Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered \[Remaster is on Steam / original version is on GOG\]. \- Life is Strange series.


What's more fun: Farm Together or Farming Simulator? What's more fun: Let's Build a Zoo or Planet Zoo?


I played all four games. To me, it is: Farm Together > Farming Sim, if you are looking for casual farming. Mind that Farm Together uses real-time progression, you need to wait real time (not in-game time) for crops to grow. Let's Build a Zoo > Planet Zoo, if you want more breeding and management. If you want realistic graphics and more building/creating, go with Planet Zoo.


Uh, what? I have to wait weeks of real time for corn to grow?


Yea, but I think most crops take only a couple of hours to grow, with a few exceptions of maybe a day or two. But yea, the mechanics can be off-putting. BUT! You can also keep farm animals and fish and grow fruit trees. I could keep working on my farm for hours without running out of things to do.


Any cardbased roguelike/lite? I currently have slay the spire and monster train. Enjoying the genre but don't know what else there is.


There's plenty (like almost too many XD). Some recent good ones: (this one is not entirely roguelike, but dev recently pushed an update for a roguelike mode. awesome game tho): [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1092790/Inscryption/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1092790/Inscryption/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/601840/Griftlands/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/601840/Griftlands/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1256670/Library\_Of\_Ruina/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1256670/Library_Of_Ruina/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1163740/Card\_Hog/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1163740/Card_Hog/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/998740/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/998740/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/861540/Dicey\_Dungeons/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/861540/Dicey_Dungeons/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1108370/Ratropolis/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1108370/Ratropolis/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/981430/Gordian\_Quest/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/981430/Gordian_Quest/) Let me know if you want opinions on any particular games from the list.


Oxygen Not Included is more than worth it at 60% discount if you like colony sims. I’ve sunk hundreds of hours into it and I haven’t even built a rocket yet (don’t judge me, I have a severe case of “if I restart, I can do this better”). There's so many great opportunities to put your brain to work to engineer solutions to keep your colony going, and even some automation gameplay. My favorite thing about the game is that mass is conserved, meaning every time you process something you'll have byproducts which you'll need to handle. A good example is setting up an automated power system with coal burners, but that produces CO2 which needs to be filtered into oxygen to breathe, but that produces polluted water which then needs to filtered into fresh water, but that produces polluted dirt, and so on and so on.


Question, did they patch that stupid thing where when there is poop on the floor or dirt, despite you tell them to clean it up, they never do. Did they patch that? That thing really put me off


Is Rimworld worth it for only 10% off? I know it is highly recommended and I doubt any discount will be above 10%. Also, are the DLCs necessary?


I think it's worth it, there's a ton of depth and replayability to it.


17% off on fanatical if you wanna save another buck or two


Its worth it at full price and DLCs aren't necessary.


I am one of those that went back and forth before getting Rimworld. I hesitated in getting it because I wasn't sure that I was 100% going to like it, the price point, and there is a strong emphasis on mods making the base game better. Don't get me wrong, mods are great, but when they compensate for things that are lacking that should be in the base game, then I have an issue with it. I eventually purchased it with the 10% discount. Honestly, I think it should be about 10 dollars cheaper for the vanilla game. With that said, I like Rimworld and I do think the $31.49 isn't a bad price for the vanilla game. If you measure a dollar an hour for entertainment, you will easily get 32 (rounding up) hours of entertainment with Rimworld vanilla. Adding mods will add to your play time. I recommend starting on the lowest setting with Cassandra Classic as your storyteller and no mods. Doing so will allow you to build with little interruption and help get you familiar with the game. You will still have to deal with wild animals but nothing too crazy. Once you get familiar with how to build and play, try different settings. You may want to watch a video that helps beginners. Your experience may differ, but I find Rimworld a slow burn kind of game (in a good way). The more I play it, the more it grows on me.


I got it for considerably cheaper with the epic coupon, but all the extra work to download mods without steam workshop is just not worth it in hindsight.


Yes, it's very worth. It literally never gets heavily discounted. It has universal appeal to both gamers and non-gamers. I recommend it often. Had to stop playing it after 100 hours or it'd be the only game I play. Runs on potatoes, too.


My wife has like 3k hours in that game and still plays pretty much daily


Looking for some cheap games with a decent amount of content. Pretty much will play any game from any year


Mandatory mention of **Vampire Survivors** and **Stacklands**.


Streets of Rogue is currently $5. There's an INSANE amount of variety in the characters, tons of customization in terms of difficulty(or modding your run), and the gameplay itself has consistent rules that apply to the player and NPCs equally, so the game kinda captures an immersive sim feeling! If the game looks at all interesting to you, $5 is a steal!


Tales of Maj'eyal is $3.50 on steam (free download on te4 website) Insane amount of character classes, most of which you unlock during runs. Combat is basically turn-based Diablo with a lot of depth.


Any fun games to play co-op as 2 players, preferably easy games? Games we enjoyed so far: Stardew Valley, Wobbly Life, Human Fall Flat, Portal 2


1000% pick up It Takes Two. Others: Broforce. Streets of Rage 4, Streets of Rogue. The new ninja turtles game.


Had "it takes two" on my wishlist, guess I'll get that one then! Thanks


* [Castle Crashers](https://store.steampowered.com/app/204360/Castle_Crashers/) * [Battleblock Theater](https://store.steampowered.com/app/238460/BattleBlock_Theater/) * [It takes two](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1426210/It_Takes_Two/) * [Don't Starve Together](https://store.steampowered.com/app/322330/Dont_Starve_Together/) * [Orcs must Die 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/201790/Orcs_Must_Die_2/) * [Sanctum 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/210770/Sanctum_2/) * [Borderlands 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/49520/Borderlands_2/) * [Kane and Lynch 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/28000/Kane__Lynch_2_Dog_Days/) * [Shank](https://store.steampowered.com/app/6120/Shank/) * [Broforce](https://store.steampowered.com/app/274190/Broforce/)


Orcs must die 2 was super duper fun especially co op. Online co op was a little janky though


Unraveled 2


OK, I've got a few co-op that I enjoyed a lot lately with BF: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071870/Biped/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071870/Biped/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/865360/We\_Were\_Here\_Together/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/865360/We_Were_Here_Together/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/790740/Tick\_Tock\_A\_Tale\_for\_Two/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/790740/Tick_Tock_A_Tale_for_Two/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/914710/Cat\_Quest\_II/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/914710/Cat_Quest_II/) https://store.steampowered.com/app/1335790/Operation\_Tango/


Not necessarily in the vein of anything on your list, but Divinity Original Sin 1 and 2 work great coop. Turn-based role-playing, so very breezy on low difficulties. If the genre makes you think of gritty or brain burning games, rest assured they’re actually beautiful, with really lush soundscapes and lots of cute/funny moments. There’s an $0.89 dlc that adds “Sir Lora the Squirrel,” who follows you around on his little skeletal cat steed. Just to give an idea of the tone.


Any recommendations for games with similar vibes to Outer Wilds? That game scratched an itch I didn't know I had!


The only game I've played that scratched the Outer Wilds itch was Return of the Obra Dinn. It's very different in its gameplay/presentation (other than also being first person), but it does the whole "big mystery that you have to tie together with tons of threads" that I loved about Outer Wilds. Edit: The Forgotten City is also worth a mention and it fits more neatly in the Outer Wilds paradigm because it's also a time loop mystery. I don't think it's as good but still with playing.


I was just describing this game to my brother and said, "you'll probably never play another game like this."


Subnautica made me feel like Outer Wilds before Outer Wilds did.


Would anyone recommend Solasta for someone that absolutely loved Divinity: original sin 2? i've never played DnD and don't know the rulesets of that, i just want fun turn-based combat with incredible storytelling basically. I'm holding off on Baldurs gate 3 untill its done, but am ofcourse keeping an eye on that.


I'm debating Solasta as well but from everything I've heard over time it's shining strength is combat, the story is supposedly very average to generic.


It's combat is so awesome. It's story is definitely meh but i couldn't put that game down.


A really good DnD to game mechanic translation for combat. As a fellow DOS2 fan I really liked Solasta. Side note: The UI in Solasta is *chef's kiss*. Some people didn't like the design but I thought it was very clean.


Solasta is the most faithful and best reproduction of the D&D 5th edition ruleset in a computer game I've yet seen. Its story and everything *else* is average at best. But combat and mechanics are fantastic. So if you want to tool around in 5E combat, it's fantastic. If you're looking for something similar to D:OS2 for story and plot... look elsewhere.


Agreed so heavily. The voice acting is so funny sometimes but man that combat is killer


You can also check out pillars. They are traditionally played real time with pause, but I believe they've added turn based modes as well.


Pillars of Eternity 2 has a turn-based mode, the first does not.


That said PoE1 is arguably a better game.


nah, the story of poe2 is so much more fun then poe1


I'm in the same boat as you. Finished D:OS2 twice and I'm waiting for Baldurs Gate 3 to come out Early Access. Try Wasteland 3, it's similar to Divinity Origin Sin series and has full voice acting.


Solsata is much different from Divinity Original Sin 2 tbh. The story is super generic and really the big draw of the game is that it's a direct adaptation of 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons done very well. Pretty fun, but nobody should go into it expecting it to be ANYTHING like DOS2. Maybe a super watered down version I guess


Solasta is really good if you want to learn the DnD 5th edition rules, but the storytelling is average. You might find what you're looking for in Pillars of Eternity 2, Pathfinder: Kingmaker/Wrath of the Righteous, Wasteland 3, or Expeditions: Rome.


I went into this with a bunch of money in my Steam wallet and a bunch of games I actually wanted for once. Simple, right? Well, every single one of them is slightly cheaper on Gamebillet or Green Man Gaming. I almost bought some different games just because I wanted to spend the Steam money and get them for free, but why should I buy games I only kind of want when there are games I actually really want, especially when I have limited time to play them? So I guess the most pragmatic thing is to buy some of them with real money and save the Steam money for another time. How did this get so complicated?


> How did this get so complicated? Scale. The big Steam sales are *massive*, and people come in *wanting to buy* as a major event, but the flip side of this reality is that devs pricing their games even lower doesn't do anyone any good. There are so many games on Steam and so many eyes shopping that selling lower doesn't help you stand out but does reduce your take from the people who manage to find your game. Basically, everything on Steam is priced at what the devs consider "low enough". Smaller sites trying to compete slice a little more off their own profits to compete with Steam's prices (but you lose refunding, which can really help someone make a "riskier" purchase), or they negotiate special, more transient deals than a dev would be willing to risk in a huge, lengthy event like Steam's big seasonal sales.


hahah you just described how I feel right now...haven't spend a cent in this sale, because the discounts are disappointing, although I already have steam wallet funds ready for the sale. Games are cheaper on third party stores, but don't want to spend 'real' money when I already have steam wallet funds... Also I already have too many games in my library that I haven't played from the previous sales/bundles. I think in the end I will buy 1-2 cheaper indie games from my wishlist just for the sake of spending some money.


Bloons TD 6 is probably the best value here. $2.99 isn't the lowest price ever but it's constantly being updated for years now


>Bloons TD 6 lmao the "similar to games you've played" heading on Steam says this is similar to Elden Ring


similar in that in both games everything is going fine until it very suddenly is not


It's that "Relaxing" tag on ER


I got this for $1 and got like 50 hours of gameplay out of it...just ridiculous. It does get a little repetitive at some point, but definitely a game I'd recommend to everyone.


I've played a ridiculously high amount of hours on this game (as far as my normal play times are concerned) and it remains the most engaging tower defense experience I've had to this date. It needs an initial investment of time (and a little faith it'll pay off.) I recommend checking the wiki after you've played for a few hours, not because you'll need it necessarily but because (and this is one of my complaints with the game) because a LOT of cool interactions and bonuses are not really spelled out in the upgrade descriptions.


Is there any microtransaction stuff? I checked it out on mobile and they have a bunch of in-app purchase packages that put me off checking it out.


Everything can be played and beat with no micro transactions. You can either earn or buy monkey money which gets you more heroes. They have skins and customizable items to buy, but those can be free if you play through their weekly events and those are challenging


the sign for me that a game's microtransactions aren't intrusive is that even when I get the free/giveaway currency from challenges or events or whatever I only rarely bother spending it, and that is the case for me with Bloons TD 6, so I'd call it good but I guess if you were desperate to try out all the heroes then it might get annoying to do that with only the freely given currency


I tried playing this last year but was so overwhelmed with so much to do, I kinda gave up after a few hours in. Had the opposite experience with Defense Grid but that was over 10 years ago. The pacing of that game was so right but couldn't say the same with the sequel unfortunately.


If you like turn based RPGs Solasta is very good.


if you like 5e D&D....this is basically that!


also if you have no real idea what 5e D&D is(like me) its still pretty good. I only disliked the voice acting


Looking for a recommendation for someone who is looking to try out the roguelite genre. I have a steam deck, so compatibility with that is a ++


I'd say hades or children of morta for fun as a beginner. Even If you die you still progress in Hades. Expertly crafted


Hades also runs great on the Deck.


Binding of Isaac for the over the top interactions, insane amount of items, and good challenge. Also, it's basically the grandaddy of the current iterations of the genre. Monster Train for card based stuff, but not sure how well it fares on the Steam Deck. For first person ones I'm gonna throw a sleeper out there: Mothergunship. You gotta try it just for the weapon creation system.


I play a TON of roguelite and there's a lot of subgenres. Do you prefer card/deckbuilder, action and shooting, or side-scrolling platformer? What difficulty level are you looking for?


I prefer action/shooting/platformers. I don't mind a hard difficulty that I can overcome, as long as it's goal isn't to piss off a player.


Perfect, a few very good and popular ones: Stylish and fluid combat: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1145360/Hades/?curator\_clanid=32686107](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1145360/Hades/?curator_clanid=32686107) My all-time fave: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/250900/The\_Binding\_of\_Isaac\_Rebirth/?curator\_clanid=32686107](https://store.steampowered.com/app/250900/The_Binding_of_Isaac_Rebirth/?curator_clanid=32686107) Solid platforming: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead\_Cells/?curator\_clanid=32686107](https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/?curator_clanid=32686107) 3D shooting: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/632360/Risk\_of\_Rain\_2/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/632360/Risk_of_Rain_2/) a few lessor-known but I loved: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/732370/Juicy\_Realm/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/732370/Juicy_Realm/) https://store.steampowered.com/app/585710/Blazing\_Beaks/


Enter the gungeon is amazing


Hades, Revita, Enter the Gungeon, and Spelunky 1/2 are all top tier as far as the usual action based gameplay roguelites. There's also a wide variety of twists on the genre now, Slay the Spire and Monster Train are both really fun card game roguelites. FTL and Into The Breach are more tactics/strategy type that still fit into the genre.


Risk of rain 2 is amazing!


Dead Cells. Genre defining, and works perfrectly on deck.


Rogue Legacy 2.


Noita, binding of issac, spelunky 2. I’d start out with spelunky 1 to see if you enjoy the genre.


I think Spelunky is sort of an outlier for the roguelite genre seeing as it has no meta-progression. It is one of the greatest games of all time tho so op should check it out for sure. I think Isaac is the most representative of the modern roguelite boom here and an easy recommendation. Noita I haven't gotten too deep into but I liked what I played. I would add Enter the Gungeon to your suggestions, as well as the relatively recent Revita. Dandy Ace is sort of a more free Hades but it gets a bit samey, could use more content. Edit: Forgot to give a shoutout to Unexplored, an amazing top down roguelite which has more in common with traditional roguelikes than it's contemporaries. It procedurally generates the entire dungeon when you first start the game, meaning that sometimes you will encounter puzzles that require you to backtrack or visit a sidebranch or you might find notes that hint at what is to come later on. You might run into something like a wand of levitation that you might have to carry to the depths of the dungeon in order to access an area. Definitely worth checking out imo.


Try wizard of legends it's agreat games


Neon Abyss has been amazing for me playing on a handheld! It's a side scrolling platform/shooter rougelike, with numerous creative bosses (you can make different choices in your run to reach different end bosses) and the weapons and items you pick up can lead to some really crazy builds. Absolutely love it.


I have added so many games to my wishlist that I never new existed. Thanks to everyone making suggestions throughout the sale :)


Kenshi is on sale, its not everyone's type of game but with reshade it looks very good. If you like survival openbox I would really recommend.


Decided to finally spend some hard earned money on some video games. Just purchased: * Horizon Zero Dawn (I've been wanting to play this game for some time now) * Metro Exodus (Excited to play this on the RTX 3080 / ultrawide) * Civilization VI Rise and Fall (Still think Civ V is a better game, hoping Rise and Fall lifts Civ VI to new heights) * Kentucky Route Zero (I've heard nothing but good things about this one, probably play this one on the laptop in bed while the wife watches her crap reality shows) * Catherine (Impulse buy, it's been on my wishlist for at least 3 years now.) * The Quantic Dream Bundle (Detroit Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain) Have always wanted to play these games. * The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt - Expansion Pass (Still haven't played the DLC, heard good things) This should get me through to the Winter Sale. Spent about $100.


Some games that are at least somewhat lesser-known that I played recently and wanted to shout out during the sale: [Revita](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1175460/Revita/) - My favorite roguelite to come out in a long time. On top of the amazing art and music, I feel like this is up there with games like Hades and Enter the Gungeon in standing out from the crowd with its gameplay, but unfortunately hasn't gotten a ton of recognition yet. Runs are really varied with a lot of cool weapons and item synergies, and it has a fun pace of unlocking new stuff. The balance is really interesting with most things based around using your health as a currency, this makes every run have very thoughtful risk/reward decisions of spending health for more items or trying to tank up for the next boss fight. Put over 30 hours into it to get the true ending without it ever feeling grindy or the runs getting samey and I'll definitely be going back for more. [Nex Machina](https://store.steampowered.com/app/404540/Nex_Machina/) - Had this one in my library for a long time but never got around to playing it, absolutely a blast. It's an arcade style twin stick shooter, you can jump right in with no tutorial or story in the way and blast through it in a single sitting, but with plenty of secrets and a really interesting score system if you do multiple runs. Very unique look and tight gameplay, would definitely recommend. [Linelith](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1923790/Linelith/) - A really creative and simple puzzle game that's a no-brainer at under $3. If you're like me and find a lot of puzzle game concepts intriguing but usually hit a difficulty wall and fall off, this is the game for you. It has a very smooth learning curve and you can 100% it in an hour or two. It does a lot of cool and unexpected stuff with the mechanics during that time, but never lingers on one thing for too long. Short and sweet, which is a good change of pace for this type of game.


Worth noting that Nex Machina was developed by Housemarque, who made Returnal and Resogun.


If you like twin sticks and roguelikes, do yourself a favor and check out Nova Drift.


I really liked Nex Machina, but the fact that you have to start from the beginning every time made me return it.


You should entirely avoid roguelikes/lites, then, if you don't already.


So, rereading my comment, I realized that it was poorly worded. It's not that I mind starting from the beginning if I *die* -- it's that I hate the fact that I cannot quit the game and get back into it from where I left off. Dead Cells lets you quit anytime and you start at the exact spot you exited at. Hades will just restart you in that same room. What I didn't like about Nex Machina is that it was back to the beginning, every time -- no matter what.


YO thanks for the recommendation on Nex Machina. I loved some older Housemarque games and I had no idea they had anything on PC.


not sure if it is mentioned, but Sniper Elite 4 deluxe edition is at its all time low. It is a great way to try out the Sniper Elite series


I found this right before the sale but I've been enjoying Easy Red 2. It's graphics aren't great but it has old PS2 Battlefront vibes mixed with the OG Call of Duty. Which is to say it feels large in scale and feels like the battles goes on even when you're not part of it. It's a squad-based system where you can swap to other members at will/when you die, so dying is never too frustrating. Radio call ins, too, if your radioman is alive. It has tanks, planes, really a huge amount of vehicles and weapons for a little indie game. Map/mission editors, too. The bots are probably smarter than the old Battlefront game tho. It's a surprisingly immersive experience with quite a lot of assets and a couple dozen maps + workshop. Bot take cover and flank, every window in a house can be opened. MP scene is mostly dead tho which is too bad because I saw a server get to 10 people once and it was kind of a lot of fun. Maybe best to have a few friends if you wanna do MP, coop or PVP works fine. Basically I've poured in more than 20 hours in a week or so - it's a lot of fun. Don't expect an endless sandbox - it has its limits. Would love if the MP was more poppin'. I've run into zero real bugs I've noticed, really. I think I'll easy get another 20 hours out of it. For $6?? Totally worth it. I'd probably pay as much as $20, but likely not more. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1324780/Easy_Red_2/


Maannnn that tales of arise is tempting af...any chance of it being on game pass? I really wanna play it on console (couch, controller, bigger TV) but should I pull the trigger now? Or wait?


1 - I will copy my request from a previous topic, but I am looking for a game where you evolve both visually and mechanically your character or characters. Like in Disciples or Battle for Wesnoth. Transformations going both sides, like Nobody Saves the World, are fine too, but I want them to be impactful. Preferably not monster tamer type games. 2 - I am looking for a game with... some horror themes but not strictly horror. Like Prey, or Half-Life series 3 - Related to a comment that someone wrote here, is Yakuza 0 playable/fine on KB/M? I don't have a gamepad


I can recommend the Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light (both <$10) if you like horror-lite shooters. Extremely immersive first person games with survival elements, in the same vein as Half-Life in a sense that it's a somewhat linear shooter with good pacing between relief and tense moments. Metro Exodus is also a strong recommendation if you can run it, but frankly I think the previous two games hold up extremely well and are worth playing prior to Exodus. Exodus went the open world route and I find that somewhat detracts from some of the tenser horror parts.


Loving this steam sale! So far I've picked up: - Hades - Batman Series - Yakuza 0 - Grim Dawn I'm eyeing a few games that can be picked up and played (espically solo or with randoms) for like 30-60 mins at a time due to work and and such. Nothing cutscene heavy since Yakuza 0 feels like I'm watching an anime right now lol. Something laid back and chill at the moment that's not too complex. Right now, I'm eyeing: - DMC5 - Dead Cells - Risk of Rain 2 - Griftlands - Odyssey (I have black flag so not sure if I should pick this up) Decided to pick up ROR2/Odyssey/Darkest Dungon!


Have fun with Yakuza 0. I got that 18 months ago. Finished it and got the rest of the series in a sale. Im on Yakuza 5 now


Risk of Rain 2 is great fun! I haven’t played too much in a while but I greatly enjoyed it, especially when I played with my friends (although they carried me HARD)




* Human Fall Flat — more puzzle than open world but fantastically fun * Terraria * Factorio and/or Satisfactory — but these can spiral into a major time investment * My Time at Portia * Stardew Valley * Deep Rock Galactic — roguelite-ish not exactly open world, but mission-based and it sounds like it would be a fit for you * Planetside 2 — f2p but on Steam


My Time at Portia is single player only, isn’t it?


ah my bad, I get confused which of the open world crafting/survival games are SP and which are MP


The Division 2 might scratch that itch for you. It's a grindy looter shooter, but you can pretty much just run around and shoot goons without engaging with a ton of the story content. Also Dying Light is a good choice for some parkour, melee, exploration fun.


I would second Dying Light, drop kicking zombies with friends never gets old.


* [The Forest](https://store.steampowered.com/app/242760/The_Forest/) * [Grounded](https://store.steampowered.com/app/962130/Grounded/) * [State of Decay 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/495420/State_of_Decay_2_Juggernaut_Edition/) * [Red Dead Redemption 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1174180/Red_Dead_Redemption_2/). Have not played it in MP myself, but I guess when you had fun with GTA, that might work?


* Minecraft * No Man's Sky * Sea of Thieves * Burnout Paradise * Guild Wars 2 (non-steam but f2p) * Elden Ring (4p mod)


7 Days to Die. Once you get the regular game down, you move to mods, which completely overhaul how the game works. It's like Minecraft with only zombies as enemies, but that doesn't really do it justice.


Guys, I'm looking for a life/farming sim. Any recommendations? Already played and rinsed through Stardew Valley, My Time at Portia and Spiritfarer.


As a life/farming sim veteran, here are a few I enjoyed a lot: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1329510/Big\_Farm\_Story/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1329510/Big_Farm_Story/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/673950/Farm\_Together/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/673950/Farm_Together/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1584090/Touhou\_Mystias\_Izakaya/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1584090/Touhou_Mystias_Izakaya/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1139980/Travellers\_Rest/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1139980/Travellers_Rest/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1822910/Capybara\_Spa/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1822910/Capybara_Spa/) Two more that I personally found charming but need a bit more polish: [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1581800/Slow\_living\_with\_Princess/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1581800/Slow_living_with_Princess/) [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1592110/Spirit\_of\_the\_Island/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1592110/Spirit_of_the_Island/)


I've seen Core Keeper described as "Stardew Valley in a cave", but I think it's probably closer to Terraria than SDV. Necesse is another one with elements of both, but Early Access and though playable is obviously still a work in progress. My Time at Sandrock is also out in Early Access, I think Forager might also be in the vein of what you're looking for, but I haven't played it myself. The Survivalists might also work, though maybe not. And a lesser-known one that could maybe use a little polish but is definitely playable is Hollow Island.


Cool, I'll check out Core Keeper. I know about Forager but will look into it a little deeper. Yeah Sandrock is in early access. It was one of the first games I checked at the start of the Steam sale to see if there would be a discount lol.


Rune Factory 4, probably my favorite in that genre since IMO it has the most likable characters


Did Phantom Doctrine end up being a pretty good xcom? I remember being excited for it but it had mixed reviews at launch and now its always on sale for like $4 which makes it feel sussy


It's alright, nothing special. If the cold war spy thing really appeals to you that would probably bump it up a couple of points.


What I really want is a fantasy xcom, not divinity or baldurs gate, which are fine. I just want grids, a base, squads, classes, gearing up, upgrades etc but in a magical/fantasy setting


Tried Massive Chalice? It's not elves and dwarves, but definitely a fantasy take on Firaxis' XCOM.


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1157390/King_Arthur_Knights_Tale/ Something I've been eyeing during the sale, I've not played it personally so I can't say how good it is but it seems it might fit the bill.


As a massive fan of XCOM 2 (like 200 hours) King Arthur is extremely good. It's actually like crazy long too, I think I have like 30 hours in it and haven't completed it yet (close though). If you are a veteran normal difficulty will probably be pretty easy at the beginning but I have had some deaths later on if I got too cocky. I would say personally only downsides for me are the meta progression of your base/town is fairly simple and it takes a decent amount of time to unlock all the skills for your characters. Highly recommend though.


I dont know how close this is, but HOMM3? Or other iterations of it? A good keyword to search is "SRPG", which I feel like a lot of them are magic/fantasy. The biggest hurdle will be finding a game with an adequate basebuilding system if thats important to you.


Shadowrun series is cyberpunk fantasy with good classes. It's more of an RPG bit there are a variety of builds, including magic. I especially liked Shadowrun Dragonfall and Shadowrun Hong Kong. Great narrative, cast and battles are fun.


If you want a fantastic Xcom, try Warhammer Daemonhunters. It’s a little repetitive near the end if you dawdle when it starts prodding you to hustle, but nothing too bad. But it does lot of unique things that tweak the formula and make it feel familiar yet fresh.


I have a newborn. Why am I even here? After so many years it just feels wrong to miss a sale though...


A few years back, I played a ton of Slay the Spire because I could hold the baby with one arm and play the game with the other using only the mouse. Might be worth looking for single handed games!


After this baby, I assure you I will only be playing single handed games from now on! Haha nah jk. Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely have to look into it. I've been playing Parkitect but moving around the map can be a bit annoying.


Can anyone recommend games like Rimworld and Kenshi?


Can anyone recommend anything similar to Darkwood? that aspect of psychological survival horror is crafted with such passion it'll leave you with abandonment issues just because you can't find anything as good in the genre after finishing all the endings with each unique walkthrough thanks to the randomized world generation. If you haven't played it watch a youtube video titled "Darkwood - The Greatest Horror Game with No Jumpscares" by bricky and see for yourself.


Not exactly the same, but somewhat similar might be Subterrain




[Homefront](https://store.steampowered.com/app/55100/Homefront/) (FPS, very short campaign, what-if-North-Korea-invades-the-US story, I clocked more time in it than the average 3 hours because I farmed some achievements) [The Signal From Tölva](https://store.steampowered.com/app/457760/The_Signal_From_Tlva/) (Open World FPS, good atmosphere and sound design, two campaigns for 20 hours max.) [ABZÛ](https://store.steampowered.com/app/384190/ABZU/) (underwater "walking" simulator, maybe already in your Epic game launcher, less than 7 hours) [Jazzpunk: Director's Cut](https://store.steampowered.com/app/250260/Jazzpunk_Directors_Cut/) (immersive-lite spy spoof, less than 5 hrs.)


I'm on mobile and don't remember if it's on sale but it's also on EA Play which you get with Game Pass. Titanfall 2 has a great campaign that lasts 6 or 7 hours. Great level design, cool mechanics with your mech/titan and just plain fun. The story is also good. Edit: Depending on how long you explore you can complete Dishonored 2, Dishonored Death of the Outsider and Prey in around 30 hours. More if you enjoy their story and world building. Fantastic games.


* [Supeme Commander Forged Alliance](https://store.steampowered.com/app/9420/Supreme_Commander_Forged_Alliance/) * [Shadowrun: Dragonfall](https://store.steampowered.com/app/300550/Shadowrun_Dragonfall__Directors_Cut/) * [Doom](https://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/DOOM/) * [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/) could be a bit too open world for your taste, but it was pretty linear to follow. * [Bulletstorm](https://store.steampowered.com/app/501590/Bulletstorm_Full_Clip_Edition/) * [Day of the Tentacle Remastered](https://store.steampowered.com/app/388210/Day_of_the_Tentacle_Remastered/) * [Command & Conquer Remastered](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1213210/Command__Conquer_Remastered_Collection/) * [My Friend Pedro](https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/) * [Katana ZERO](https://store.steampowered.com/app/460950/Katana_ZERO/) * [Shank](https://store.steampowered.com/app/6120/Shank/) * [Star Wars: Fallen Order](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/) * [Portal 1+2](https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/234/Portal_Bundle/) * [Shadow Warrior](https://store.steampowered.com/app/233130/Shadow_Warrior/) * [Mortal Kombat X](https://store.steampowered.com/app/307780/Mortal_Kombat_X/)


A Plague Tale: Innocence and Quantum Break. I also really like Alien: Isolation and while it can be completed in your timeframe it does feel like it drags a bit towards the end.


Halo Master Chief collection is a steal at $16.


I really want to get Sekiro or RD2 but at £24.95 just still feels like its too much given how long ago those were first released


I can't say about RDR2, because I never played myself. But I can highly vouch for Sekiro. I even wishes someone reset my memory, so I can enjoy it again.


Bough RDR2 a little while ago, and if it looks even a little appealing to you, the game review score isn't lying. It's a well made game down to the detail. EDIT: And holy shit it's gorgeous


Time is worth more than money. If you will play it immediately and it's a good time then go for it. If not then wait.


Hey. You. Yeah you. Get The Ascent. If you're interested in the gameplay get it rn. $12 is a fucking steal. I bought that game full price. It's absolutely incredible. Trust me. You will like it.


Gonna go ahead and give The Ascent another recommendation - it scratched the cyberpunk game itch that I had. It's a fun twin stick shooter isometric RPG with an incredibly well developed world. The production value was also surprisingly quite high for how small the team was.


Is it really that good? A mostly positive rating has me somewhat hesitant.


It's on gamepass as well.


It's a beautiful game, but I fell off of it after 5-6 hours. A perfect game pass game


Did they fix the multiplayer just straight up not working? Dialogue not pooping up Quests not working NPCs not showing for players but showing for others Soft locking


Is the multiplayer fixed? That's been a pretty significant complaint towards the game.


I found nothing but problems with the game, it stayed juuuust stable enough to get out of the two hour window then was intolerable.


Broken game. Let them cook it for another two years and get it workable.


Anybody know of any city recuritment games (less of city builder but more going out to recruit people to join your city) like Digimon World 1 out there? It sounds like Ni No Kuni 2 might have some element of that but not really sure.


Sounds a bit odd but MGSV is that except instead of a city its a offshore military base and instead of recruiting you kidnap/stockholm anyone and everyone you fancy. If you wanted something that has more depth to the recruitment then probably not MGSV.


I love that description lol, I'll take a look. Thanks!


hmm not sure if it fits but look up "Lords and Villeins". You can control what your citizens build etc. but you cant controll them directly. You have to get more people to join your Village by building an Inn or pay the King. Its really fun once you understand the rules and how it plays.


> Lords and Villeins Don't think I have ever heard of this game before. Thank you I'll take a look into it!


Anyone got any "serious" visual novel-esque suggestions? I picked up The Sekimeiya but wanted to see if there were other suggestions. I've really enjoyed Steins;Gate, Zero Escape, and the House in Fata Morgana. I've also played Raging Loop, Danganronpa, and I've got Ace Attorney on the backlog.


we have similar tastes! Check **Far Away** and **-Return to Shironagasu Island-.** Very very good stuff.


Doki doki literature club will hurt you emotionally and mentally but it's worth a shot.




TMNT shredders revenge is a great casual beat em up with up to 6 players.


Hows kenshi ? Is it too hard?


Hard to say without context - what are some examples of games you consider too hard? Kenshi is very, very unforgiving especially in the first tens of hours. Your suffering is sort of its main attraction. You'll likely spend a lot of time dead (in various ways), enslaved, or hiding behind city guards to scrounge up pennies to buy food as they kill bandits.


I wouldn't say its hard game, only hard thing is there are almost no tutorials, no teachings. You just spawn somewhere random, you explore everything yourself. And there are lot of things to explore. I spent over 2k hours on Kenshi, and I still have things to do.


Bought hollow knight a few weeks ago for full price which feels like a steal. At half of that it feels like robbery


I got: Disco Elysium, Wingspan, and The Wolf Among Us. Really enjoying Disco Elysium so far, basically an interactive novel. Also enjoyed The Looker a parody of The Witness that's free.