Strategy Games

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition

Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 1, 2021
Phoenix Point delivers a new breed of turn-based strategy and action. Earth has been overrun. A mutating alien menace threatens the last remnants of mankind. Only the Phoenix Project, a secret organization of the greatest minds and bravest soldiers left, can fight back and save the world. It’s up to you to lead Earth’s resistance: explore a ravaged planet, build your bases, research and develop new techniques and technologies, manage resources on a global scale, and fight in full-scale, turn-based tactical battles to survive. But you won't be alone. Work together with different factions to unite mankind and take back the planet via Phoenix Point's diplomacy system, or crush all your rivals with military might. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a brutal challenge with endless replayability.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
The Last Friend

The Last Friend

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
Doggone tired of the typical brawler or tower defense that is all bark and no bite? Then join Alpha and T. Juan on a dynamic adventure that has you battling hordes of baddies and bosses on their mission to save all the Doggos!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 29, 2021
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm

Platform: Xbox One
September 29, 2021
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a team-based, tactical FPS based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. Experience the intensity of modern combat where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.1
Staxel

Staxel

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Grow your farm, meet the villagers, and build your world. Welcome to Staxel, a quaint island full of charming characters, with bugs and fish to catch, fossils to excavate and quests to complete! Settle into your new home on the farm, fix it up, fill it with crops and animals, then change it up across the seasons of the year. When you’re not farming, take up a range of hobbies to earn some extra cash, or spend some time befriending the locals! Nurture Your Farm Put down roots in Staxel as you settle into your new life. It’s your job to fix up, improve and maintain your homestead. Work the fields, tend to your crops, and adopt a variety of adorable animals such as cows, sheep, cats, and dogs! Make sure to adapt with the changing seasons so you can enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labour all year round! Make The World Your Own With an extensive supply of resources available and a tool catered to every job, you’re tasked with handling all construction in the Staxel world, from your own farm to your neighbours’ houses, the general store and even the town hall!. Will you grow the village while keeping it’s rustic charm, or take it in an entirely new direction? Perhaps you’d rather focus on your own projects? It’s all up to you, and your creativity is just the tool for the job!
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Sheltered 2

Sheltered 2

Platform: PC
September 21, 2021
It's been twenty years since the world as we knew it ended. The last of humanity splintered into opposing factions. Will you unite or conquer? Building upon the original 2015 fan-favourite, Sheltered 2 brings new challenges and deeper strategic gameplay. You are tasked with creating a leader and building up your faction whilst managing resources and tackling threats both natural and human. Everything from starvation and dehydration to radiation poisoning and enemy raids can prove fatal. Sheltered 2's new Factions system is pivotal to a base's success. Send out expeditions to explore the vast wasteland and forge relationships, or bitter rivalries with other camps. Trade resources to grow and thrive together; or go head-to-head with rivals in an expanded combat system and grow your foothold in the wasteland. Will you ally with or dominate the other factions?
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
The Amazing American Circus

The Amazing American Circus

Platform: PC
September 16, 2021
The Amazing American Circus tells a story of the most iconic entertainment in American history. The USA, during the Gilded Age, is a turbulent place. On the East Coast springs up a modern metropolis, while in the west, cowboys and robber barons fight for their business. The new era is coming, and this is the last right moment for the circus to flourish. This is a place and time where you will have to write your own story and build a circus empire. You take the role of an impoverished owner of a traveling Circus. Through your personal and multithreaded story, The Amazing American Circus reveals mysteries behind a uniquely American form of entertainment, full of bizarre folklore, brutal crime, and social inequality as it depicts a story of a struggle between a newcomer and an industry giant - P.T. Barnum. The United States was a new, developing country with settlers steadily pushing the American frontier… To reach their public at the time, showmen had little choice but to travel light and fast. You will visit legendary places and meet real historical characters being a part of the American circus heritage. You will plan your trip and adapt your artistic offer to different groups of spectators in a constant struggle to provide hard-working Americans with the entertainment they deserve! The Amazing American Circus is a classic ‘travel’ game. Emerge from the South West and reach the progressive North East while seeking fame, glory, and fortune. Deliver a perfect show in a special card duel between you and the audience. Their boredom is your enemy, and your performances and tricks are the best weapons. Choose your cards wisely and try to figure out the mood of the crowd. What’s attractive in the deep South won’t necessarily work in the industrialized North.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town

STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town

Platform: PC
September 15, 2021
Inspired by tales of their grandfather's pioneering days, the protagonist decides to pack their bags and leave the hustle and bustle of big city life for the frontier in Olive Town. When they arrive, they run into Victor, the town's mayor and their grandfather's old friend. He brings them to the old farm, which has been reclaimed by nature over the years. Determined to breathe life back into their grandfather's dream and follow in his footsteps, the protagonist rolls up their sleeves and gets to work. Olive Townwhich is just a stone's throw away from the farmis a port town built on the tip of a peninsula. It might be a quiet little town, but it is home to a whole host of unique characters. And while the townsfolk get by well enough in this picturesque seaside locale, a little more tourism never hurt anyone... The long-awaited brand new entry in the original farm/life simulation franchise, known in Japan as Bokujo Monogatari, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch, bringing players more freedom than ever before to shape an untamed wilderness and customize their farm down to the very tile. A new cast of marriage candidates, a town that grows and thrives along with your farm, and a request system highlight the new features, all while retaining the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series. Finding Earth Sprites while exploring your farmland may lead you to mysterious, fantastical lands such as gardens where the seasons never change, an island in the sky, or even the inside of a volcano! KEY FEATURES -Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your Town Tame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town's infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories. -Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay Greenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode. Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements. -A Farm of Endless Possibilities Clear the land, repair old facilities, and place new ones wherever you see fit. Level up your farming skills and craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops! -There's Always Something Going on in Olive Town! Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! Get to know your neighbors better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Dice Legacy

Dice Legacy

Platform: PC
September 9, 2021
In this roguelike survival city builder, you lead your realm by rolling the dice - literally, because the dice rolls determining your fate aren't happening in the background but are one of the main gameplay elements of Dice Legacy. Discover uncharted lands and guide your loyal subjects. Put your faith in the dice as you gather resources, construct buildings and expand the borders of your realm. Create a strategy that fits your playstyle as you explore the wilderness. Test your luck as you make contact with the enigmatic factions populating the ringworld. But beware: something wicked is lurking in the mists beyond your realm, waiting for its chance to strike.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Dice Legacy

Dice Legacy

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Dice Legacy is a dice-based survival city builder set on a mysterious ringworld. Your ship has reached the shore of an uncharted continent. Roll and use your dice to gather resources, expand and defend your settlement, survive the winter and interact with the strange inhabitants of this eerie world.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Kitaria Fables

Kitaria Fables

Platform: Switch
September 2, 2021
Action Adventure fused with RPG and Farming elements. Armed with sword, bow and spellbook, fight against a rising darkness threatening the world. Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to make provisions and potions, and take on quests solo, or with a friend.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
4.8
Kitaria Fables

Kitaria Fables

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 2, 2021
Action Adventure fused with RPG and Farming elements. Armed with sword, bow and spellbook, fight against a rising darkness threatening the world. Plunder dungeons in search of relics and resources, tend to your farm to make provisions and potions, and take on quests solo, or with a friend.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Monster Harvest

Monster Harvest

Platform: Switch
August 31, 2021
Monster Harvest is a monster collecting and farming action RPG with a twist. Grow, collect and mutate your crops then take them into battle! Filled with places to discover and multiple ways to build your farm, get ready to craft, explore and battle across the vibrant world of Planimal Point.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
4.0
Tinytopia

Tinytopia

Platform: PC
August 30, 2021
The tiny citizens of Tinytopia look to you, their newly-elected Mayor, to build and develop peaceful, vibrant, and flourishing toy cities and towns for them to inhabit. And, of course, to protect them from all sorts of cute catastrophes. With a physics-based building mechanic at the heart of Tinytopia, you'll stack and join toy building blocks atop an array of tiny terrain, transforming each into charming towns and bustling metropolises. The only limit is your imagination! Tinytopia is a playful blend of city-building, physics-based challenges, and oh-so-satisfying destruction. Use a collection of toy structures, tools, and services to create your own digital desktop destination a mix of 23 real-world and fantasy locales. Protect your tiny citizens from catastrophes like tornadoes, fires, monster attacks, UFOs, and more. Or flip a switch and watch it all come crumbling down!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Townscaper

Townscaper

Platform: PC
August 26, 2021
Build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block. No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That's it. Townscaper is an experimental passion project. More of a toy than a game. Pick colors from the palette, plop down colored blocks of house on the irregular grid, and watch Townscaper's underlying algorithm automatically turn those blocks into cute little houses, arches, stairways, bridges and lush backyards, depending on their configuration.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Townscaper

Townscaper

Platform: Switch
August 26, 2021
Instant town building toy. Build quaint island towns with curvy streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks, or sky cities on stilts. Block by block. No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That's it. Townscaper is an experimental passion project. More of a toy than a game. Pick colors from the palette, plop down colored blocks of house on the irregular grid, and watch Townscaper's underlying algorithm automatically turn those blocks into cute little houses, arches, stairways, bridges and lush backyards, depending on their configuration.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
ISLANDERS: Console Edition

ISLANDERS: Console Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 25, 2021
Explore an infinite number of ever-changing new lands, expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. In ISLANDERS: Console Edition, you begin with a blank canvas and a small set of minimalist buildings. Your goal is to populate and enrich each island with your creations, unlocking new buildings as you go by achieving a maximum score. Points are earned by carefully placing each building, being mindful of their surroundings like providing clear access to natural resources and making sure entry isn’t blocked. When you’re ready, you can travel to a new land, exploring Islanders’ stunning new environments along the way, while building bigger, more expansive structures. The more you build, the higher your score will be and the grander city you’ll be able to gaze upon before starting all over again for just one more round.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
ISLANDERS: Console Edition

ISLANDERS: Console Edition

Platform: Xbox One
August 25, 2021
ISLANDERS is a relaxing, minimalist strategy game about building cities on colourful islands. With simple and intuitive building mechanics, you have the freedom to create your own cities on the rugged cliffs of the game's islands in half an hour or less. Explore these procedurally generated Islands from lush green grasslands to dry deserts and snowy mountainscapes and expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 24, 2021
Offering a fresh take on the fantasy series, King’s Bounty 2 expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty. Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.5
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: Xbox One
August 24, 2021
Offering a fresh take on the fantasy series, King’s Bounty 2 expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty. Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
4.8
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: PC
August 24, 2021
Offering a fresh take on the fantasy series, King’s Bounty 2 expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty. Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.0
King's Bounty II

King's Bounty II

Platform: Switch
August 24, 2021
The King's Bounty turn-based tactics series returns with King’s Bounty II! Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of Antara! Offering a fresh take on the acclaimed fantasy series, King’s Bounty II expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty! Taking on the mantle of one of three heroes – each with their own unique story – players embark on a non-linear, open-world adventure across a detailed and densely-packed fantasy landscape. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win. Set in the vast realms of Antara, a great danger has arisen. A mysterious blight has descended upon its furthest reaches, corrupting the land and all who live there. Refugees from the affected regions have begun arriving in the kingdom of Nostria, putting food and resources in short supply. Once living souls, blight-distorted creatures now roam the countryside leaving chaos and destruction in their wake. The land itself fights for survival, giving your decisions greater weight than ever before. How will you forge Antara’s future?
Metascore:
63
User Score:
4.5
Monster Train First Class

Monster Train First Class

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: defend not one, but three vertical battlegrounds simultaneously Monster Train brings a new strategic layer to roguelike deckbuilding, with a tactical twist: defend not one, but three vertical battlegrounds simultaneously as you fight to protect the final pyre against the forces of heaven. No playthrough is ever the same, it’s a fresh challenge every time. You’ll never play the same deck twice! Hell has frozen over. Only you can protect the final burning pyre from the forces of heaven and restore the inferno. To take back hell, you’ll need to power up. Choose your route carefully, different locations yield different benefits. Upgrade your champion, gain Pact Shards and their benefits, recruit powerful units, upgrade cards, gain passive bonuses, or duplicate any card in your deck. Strategize to Fit Your Playstyle With six clans to choose from, each has its own unique and surprising gameplay. Pick your primary and supporting clan to gain access to all cards from both. During your run you will be able to improve cards by mixing and matching upgrades to open up new roads to victory. You can even duplicate your favorite card at special map nodes before facing off against the final boss.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Humankind

Humankind

Platform: PC
August 17, 2021
HUMANKIND is a Historical Strategy game where YOU will re-write the entire narrative of humankind – a convergence of culture, history, and values that allows you to create a civilization that is as unique as you are. HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Fort Triumph

Fort Triumph

Platform: Switch
August 13, 2021
Fort Triumph is a challenging fantasy turn-based tactics game where permanent death is a possibility at any moment. How's that for pressure? Lead a band of heroes with different skill sets through a witty, parody fantasy plot. Missions with various objectives are waiting for you on tiled procedural maps - whether in story mode or skirmish, prepare yourself for a grand adventure. A strategy game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with the world exploration of HOMM. Build towns, collect artifacts, improve your heroes, and influence your tactical surroundings using physics!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
ISLANDERS: Console Edition

ISLANDERS: Console Edition

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
You want to build beautiful cities without investing hours on end into stressful resource management? Say no more! ISLANDERS should be right up your alley. ISLANDERS is a minimalist strategy game about building cities on colorful islands. Explore an infinite number of ever-changing new lands, expand your settlements from sprawling villages to vast cities and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle

Shadowverse: Champion's Battle

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
The anime version of the hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse is coming to the Nintendo Switch as an exciting new card battle RPG. Players will meet a fun cast of characters and duke it out in intense card battles. Experienced Shadowverse players will be able to seamlessly transition into the game as card battle rules are exactly the same as the original game they know and love, but new players will have no problem picking up and playing this beginner-friendly game as well! The game's card library boasts cards from the first three sets of the mobile/PC game, as well as brand new cards unique to this title, allowing players to create completely original strategies. Also new to the Switch version are special, deluxe battle animations.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Patron

Patron

Platform: PC
August 10, 2021
Patron is a survival city builder with a unique social dynamics system. Gather and produce resources, build your fledgling village into a prosperous city and navigate the intricate social tensions before they reach boiling point.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.5
City of Gangsters

City of Gangsters

Platform: PC
August 9, 2021
The year is 1920, the start of Prohibition in the USA. With congressional action, a huge segment of the national economy becomes illegal overnight: bars and saloons are ordered to close, distilleries and breweries go quiet, distributors shut down. But a new era is dawning: a gilded age for smugglers, black markets, illegal manufacture, and organized crime. This is where you come in. You're a new arrival in the city at the dawn of Prohibition, with ambitions of striking it big. Behind many of the city's facades, people are building makeshift distilleries, secret loading docks, nighttime speakeasies. Work your way into this network, and the world will be yours. But think beyond making a quick buck or two. You gotta be thinking ahead. You gotta be thinking bigger. Much bigger.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.0
Jupiter Hell

Jupiter Hell

Platform: PC
August 5, 2021
Jupiter Hell is a turn-based shooter from the depths of cosmic hell, built on a classic roguelike framework updated with modern 3d graphics. Rip and tear zombies, demons, and heavy metal monstrosities with chainguns and chainsaws. Like chess... with shotguns.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
HighFleet

HighFleet

Platform: PC
July 27, 2021
In a world with no memory of its past. The House of Sayadi sends its thousand-ton military ships to the skies. Stirring the peace of nations inhabiting the earth they strive to bring back what they have lost. As a commander of the Sayadi Task Force you've been sent to regain control of the rebellious Kingdom of Gerat by whatever means necessary. To succeed will require careful exploration, clever resource management, cautious diplomacy and building a fleet capable of ruling the skies unchallenged. Battle for survival in the skies of a mysterious future Earth in this unique action-strategy game mixing arcade combat, exploration, management and diplomacy. As giant flying ships wage spectacular aerial warfare, a prophecy tells of one who will save the world - could it be you?
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Idol Manager

Idol Manager

Platform: PC
July 26, 2021
You take on the role of manager at a small (but growing!) talent agency. As you cultivate and train the newest generation of young pop stars, you'll have to decide who to hire and who to fire, who gets promoted when things go well and who gets reprimanded when things get sour. The personal lives of these young celebrities are a part of your business, and the life of a pop star isn't always a happy one. Their crowning personal achievements can be your greatest commercial successes, but their emotional meltdowns and PR nightmares can spell financial disaster for your company. It's not just the idols you have to worry about. The world is full of gossip magazines, super fans, and rival groups, all thirsty for a scoop on the latest scandal. There's a lot of people who want to tear you down and are willing to play dirty, but try not to let it get to you. It's not personal, it's business.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
Orcs Must Die! 3

Orcs Must Die! 3

Platform: PC
July 23, 2021
Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Orcs Must Die! 3

Orcs Must Die! 3

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 23, 2021
Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Pokemon UNITE

Pokemon UNITE

Platform: Switch
July 21, 2021
Pokémon UNITE is a strategic team battle game being developed jointly by The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games' TiMi Studios. Pokémon UNITE is planned as a cross-platform game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices and will be free-to-start. In this game, players face off against each other in 5-on-5 team battles. During battles, players will cooperate with teammates to catch wild Pokémon, level up and evolve their own Pokémon, and defeat opponents' Pokémon while trying to earn more points than the opposing team within the allotted time. Pokémon UNITE introduces a new kind of Pokémon battleone that requires teamwork and strategy. It is simple and yet full of intricacies waiting to be unpacked. Be sure to check out the video on this page for the first footage of Pokémon UNITE's gameplay.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
3.7
Mini Motorways

Mini Motorways

Platform: PC
July 20, 2021
Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could do something to fix it? In Mini Motorways, the city's traffic problems are in your hands. From the makers of Mini Metro, Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Platform: PC
July 15, 2021
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Experience every bone-rattling explosion and soul-crushing charge in Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, the definitive battle-scale game of turn-based strategy and fast-paced combat that takes you to the battlefields of the 41st Millenium. Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Silence & The Fury

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Silence & The Fury

Platform: PC
July 14, 2021
This Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER II introduces two new Legendary Lords for the Lizardmen and the Beastmen. Each leads their own faction and features new characters, units, unique gameplay mechanics and narrative objectives. Formed of living bronze, the rage-filled Doombull Taurox is nigh-on invincible – save for one area on his gargantuan neck. The Chaos gods whisper to him of a ritual that can eliminate this weakness, but the promises of the ruinous powers are seldom what they seem… Meanwhile, Oxyotl, the revered Chameleon Skink and master of stealth, scents the machinations of Chaos and rallies his cohorts. Taurox must be stopped at all costs, lest a new tide of Chaos sweeps the world. When the Silence meets the Fury in a final confrontation, who will prevail?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Old World

Old World

Platform: PC
July 1, 2021
Conquer the Old World in this historical, epic strategy game from Soren Johnson, Lead Designer of Civilization IV and Offworld Trading Company. Every year is a turn, and each leader is a mere mortal, so your lasting legacy will be the dynasty you leave behind.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Platform: Xbox One
June 30, 2021
Take command of a Space Wolves squad led by Valgard Twice Slain. Your Great Company's Strike Cruiser fell into a trap set by Chaos Space Marines of the Word Bearers legion causing you to make a forced landing on Kanak, a volcano-wracked feral world, inhabited by tribes of ruthless barbarians. Not only must you survive, but you must emerge victorious. Game features: Defeat the unrelenting enemies of the Space Wolves: * An epic campaign with branching storylines, spanning hostile environments on a distant planet. * Combat the Word Bearers - fanatical and deadly traitors who serve the chaos gods. Brutal Tactical Combat: * Lead your Space Wolves into fierce battles in glorious, diverse environments; * Challenge your Brothers in multiplayer and earn ultimate rewards by proving your leadership. Choose Your Path: * Grey Hunter, Wolf Scout or Wolf Guard You decide which path to follow, to best match your own style, strategy and tactics.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Platform: Switch
June 29, 2021
SRPGs are gonna get a serious punch in the throat. The first new DISGAEA game in six years is here! Meet Zed, a zombie that has risen above them all except one - a God of Destruction. Can a mere Netherworld zombie rise up and destroy a god? Find out in the newest installment of the DISGAEA series! Features such as Super Reincarnation, 3D visuals (a first for this series), and adjustable gameplay settings make this the perfect game for both new and old DISGAEA fans!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.2
Despotism 3k

Despotism 3k

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 26, 2021
Humanity is enslaved by an AI which is awesome, because we're on the right side of the conflict. Exploit puny humans to extract power and build your own empire! You'll have to keep track of them to make sure they don't succumb to exhaustion and hunger although the weakest ones can always be thrown to the Bioreactor. In other words, this is a resource management sim with rogue-lite elements, dramatic plot, and an abundance of pop culture references. Also, jokes. Slaughter has never been so fun!
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Worms Rumble

Worms Rumble

Platform: Switch
June 23, 2021
Worms Rumble is Worms like you've never played it before, with intense, real-time, arena-based 32 player cross-platform combat. Get ready for Deathmatch and Last Worm Standing modes where you're only ever a Holy Hand Grenade away from death!
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Worms Rumble

Worms Rumble

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 23, 2021
Worms Rumble is Worms like you've never played it before, with intense, real-time, arena-based 32 player cross-platform combat. Get ready for Deathmatch and Last Worm Standing modes where you're only ever a Holy Hand Grenade away from death!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Roguebook

Roguebook

Platform: PC
June 17, 2021
The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook! You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.6
Wildermyth

Wildermyth

Platform: PC
June 15, 2021
We call Wildermyth a myth-making tactical RPG. It empowers you to craft iconic characters who grow through deep, rewarding battles and interactive storytelling.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
Pro Cycling Manager 2021

Pro Cycling Manager 2021

Platform: PC
June 3, 2021
Manage one of 80 teams in over 260 races and 700 stages. From strategy to recruitment, it's up to you alone to make the best decisions. Experience more realism and authenticity with the new features added for 2021.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Griftlands

Griftlands

Platform: PC
June 1, 2021
Griftlands is a deck-building rogue-like where you fight and negotiate your way through a broken-down sci-fi world.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 1, 2021
Become a Hired Gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable. Embark on an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.0
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: PC
June 1, 2021
Pick your contracts. Hunt your targets. Collect the bounty. Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money's good, the dog's loyal, and the gun's reliable but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is a fast paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000's most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber mastiff will sniff out and eliminate enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.4
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 1, 2021
The Hunter’s Bounty pack, available with all pre-orders of Necromunda: Hired Gun! Take down marks in style, with a unique knife, stub gun, and outfit skin, as well as a new look for your mastiff’s toy. This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4™ version and the digital PS5™ version of this game. Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable – but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber-mastiff will sniff out and kill enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments. - An indie fast-paced FPS in the Warhammer 40,000 universe - Upgrade and fight alongside your loyal cyber-mastiff - Endless weapon and augment customisation - Upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.8
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Necromunda: Hired Gun

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 1, 2021
The Hunter’s Bounty pack, available with all pre-orders of Necromunda: Hired Gun! Take down marks in style, with a unique knife, stub gun, and outfit skin, as well as a new look for your mastiff’s toy. This product entitles you to download both the digital PS4™ version and the digital PS5™ version of this game. Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a merciless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the gun’s reliable – but can you survive the hunt? Necromunda: Hired Gun is an indie fast-paced, violent, and thrilling FPS set in the darkest reaches of Warhammer 40,000’s most infamous hive city. For the right price, eliminate the most notorious gangers and mutants. Your armory is a sprawling arsenal. Your body is enhanced with a dozen customizable augments to run on walls and leap over chasms. Your cyber-mastiff will sniff out and kill enemies for you, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments. - An indie fast-paced FPS in the Warhammer 40,000 universe - Upgrade and fight alongside your loyal cyber-mastiff - Endless weapon and augment customisation - Upgrade, advance, and level up as you collect bounties
Metascore:
49
User Score:
4.3
Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
Roll for initiative, take attacks of opportunity, manage player location and the verticality of the battle field in this Turn-Based Tactical RPG based on the SRD 5.1 Ruleset. In Solasta, you make the choices, dice decide your destiny.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Tainted Grail: Conquest

Tainted Grail: Conquest

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
Avalon is dying. King Arthur is long gone, and Knights of the Round Table are in disarray. Guardian Menhirs, the only thing that makes it possible for humans to survive in this remote land, are going dark. Your village chose its best and brightest and sent them on an epic quest to reach Kamelot, find the Grail, and save the land. You were not among them. They've never returned, and now it's your turn to lead a band of unlikely heroes, the only ones this land can still provide. These ordinary people set off far too late, under-equipped for the task ahead, and with little hope of success. Tainted Grail is a dark fantasy open-world RPG with fresh turn-based exploration and combat. It is based around deep, immersive story from one of the best and most innovative board games (biggest Kickstarter project of 2018!), but introduces a whole new experience crafted directly for PC.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
The first strategy videogame adaptation of Age of Sigmar’s dark-fantasy universe. Lead your highly-customisable force, and unlock new units, equipment and skills in this dynamic turn-based game packed with fast-paced warfare.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
4.6
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 27, 2021
The first strategy videogame adaptation of Age of Sigmar’s dark-fantasy universe. Lead your highly-customisable force, and unlock new units, equipment and skills in this dynamic turn-based game packed with fast-paced warfare.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Pathway

Pathway

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
The year is 1936... In a time of global turmoil, Nazi influence spreads inexorably across Europe and the Middle East. Rumors are abound of secret excavations and mysterious artifacts, not to mention the odd whisperings and tales of gruesome occult rituals... It's up to you to assemble a team of bold adventurers, and journey through the deserts, explore bunkers, and temples of Northern Africa to discover their hidden treasures and secrets before they fall into the hands of Nazi forces. You and your companions must work together to overcome overwhelming odds - the fate of the world depends on it! You haven't heard this one before... Every campaign is generated when it begins, so no two adventures will ever be the same! You never know what's around the next corner - so stay on your toes! Even the most seasoned adventurers can uncover new and exciting discoveries. Adventures full of mystery Journey into the unknown and uncover hidden secrets, treasures, characters, and events which have been buried away. There's a wealth of discoveries to be found, and surprises to excite you throughout each adventure! Learn from your mistakes In Pathway, defeat isn't necessarily the end of your adventure. Characters will retain their experience after defeat, so players can invest into building a team which will get progressively stronger! There's even rare equipment and advanced skills and abilities to unlock for every adventurer. Features: * DYNAMIC ADVENTURES - Discover 5 different campaigns of varying difficulty, with each and every attempt generating a new web of encounters and unique storyline. * TOUGH CHOICES - Every explored location presents you with one of over 400 hand-crafted story events. Search the well? Save the villagers? It's up to you! * DECISIVE CONFLICTS - Use cover and positioning in exciting turn-based squad combat. Learn to make the best use of your equipment and your team's abilities, to vanquish a relentless foe, in ruthless and clever ways! * BUILD YOUR TEAM OF ADVENTURERS - Each of Pathway's 16 unlockable characters has their own skills, weaknesses and quirks, from the almighty melee strength of Brunhilda, to rifle expert daredevil Jackson, and knife-wielding huntress Shani. * HIDDEN TREASURES - Unearth riches untold, from common weaponry to rare and unique items with special abilities. Perfect your load-out and cash-in on your high-value treasures for a tidy profit. * THRILLING VISUALS - Classic 16-bit pixel art enhanced with unprecedented depth, lighting and shadows using Pixel/Voxel Hybrid Technology. * RECOVER & REPLAY - Sometimes failure is the best path to winning. Progressively explore the procedurally generated world, and grow stronger and learn more with each defeat, taking your loot with you even after death. With soundtrack by the critically-acclaimed composer, Gavin Harrison of Halfway fame!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Iron Harvest: Operation Eagle

Iron Harvest: Operation Eagle

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
War never ends… In the aftermath of The Great War, the world is in chaos and borders are being redrawn. Usonia wants to make the 20th century “America’s Century” while an old enemy in the shadows tries to seize power. New Campaign Experience a full new Iron Harvest campaign in single player or side-by-side in co-op in 7 challenging missions with over 25 minutes of new cinematics and dozens of new allies and enemies. New Faction: Usonia The American Union of Usonia stayed out of the Great War and became an economic and military powerhouse, unnoticed by Europe’s old elites. Usonia could become a beacon of hope for the oppressed, bringing freedom and justice to everyone, or it could succumb to the temptations of power and become a new empire, ruling with an iron first. The addon features the new faction “Usonia”, the 1920+ version of the US. More than 30 new infantry units, mechs and buildings for these factions. New Unit Type: Air Units! Take to the sky and conquer the world with the introduction of new airship units for all factions. These early flying machines come in different classes, from the agile sky bike to the colossal battleship of the Usonian hero Admiral Mason, traversing any terrain and sending death from above. The bravest of men become Paratroopers who perform dangerous missions behind enemy lines. Adapt your strategies and prepare your defenses with new anti – air mechanics for all Iron Harvest factions!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Imagine Earth

Imagine Earth

Platform: PC
May 25, 2021
Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulaton. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate various undiscovered planets. Raise great cities and supply the needs of your growing population by building power plants, farms and factories. Will it end up in desolation or wealth and prosperity?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Mind Scanners

Mind Scanners

Platform: PC
May 20, 2021
Greetings. Your Mind Scanner request has been approved. Your duty is to diagnose and treat the citizens of The Structure. The patient list is long so don't waste your time. We’ll let you see your daughter soon...
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Rise of the Slime

Rise of the Slime

Platform: Switch
May 20, 2021
You are the hero that no one saw coming. Help Slime defy the odds by playing insanely powerful cards in this charming and strategic deckbuilding adventure. Rise of the Slime is a roguelite like no other, mixing deep and tactical deckbuilder gameplay with the chill vibes of a side-scrolling adventure.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Hundred Days

Hundred Days

Platform: PC
May 13, 2021
Winemaking could be your best adventure. Make the best wine interacting with soil and nature and take your winery to the top. Your beautiful journey into the winemaking tradition starts now.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Before We Leave

Before We Leave

Platform: PC
May 13, 2021
Before We Leave is a non-violent city building game set in your own cozy corner of the universe. Rediscover and rebuild civilization. Create a multi-planet resource network. Overcome ancient challenges and fend off hungry space whales.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
Space Commander: War and Trade

Space Commander: War and Trade

Platform: Switch
May 13, 2021
Fight, explore the stars, trade, and lead your fleet across the galaxy. Space Commander: War and Trade is an ultimate single player space-sim featuring spectacular graphics, intuitive combat and deep mechanics.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Retro Machina

Retro Machina

Platform: PC
May 12, 2021
Retro Machina is a single-player action and exploration game set in a retro-futuristic universe. Experience the journey of a little robot as they solve intricate puzzles and begin unraveling the mysteries of a world long forgotten.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Retro Machina

Retro Machina

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 12, 2021
Retro Machina is a single-player action and exploration game set in a retro-futuristic universe. Experience the journey of a little robot as they solve intricate puzzles and begin unraveling the mysteries of a world long forgotten.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Demeo

Demeo

Platform: PC
May 6, 2021
RPG fans, unite… in virtual reality. A dark force has taken over the underworld in Resolution Games’ upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it’s a world you’re not likely to survive alone.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
The Colonists

The Colonists

Platform: Switch
May 4, 2021
You take control of a team of self-replicating robots built to simulate human civilisation. After escaping Earth, The Colonists are now free to roam the galaxy in search of a new home and construct their dream settlement. Take on a series of individual campaign missions, play randomly generated maps, compete on player-designed creations or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode. Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart's content. Build a new home for your team of robots where they can fulfill their ultimate dream: to be human.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
The Colonists

The Colonists

Platform: Xbox One
May 4, 2021
You take control of a team of self-replicating robots built to simulate human civilisation. After escaping Earth, The Colonists are now free to roam the galaxy in search of a new home and construct their dream settlement. Take on a series of individual campaign missions, play randomly generated maps, compete on player-designed creations or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode. Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart's content. Build a new home for your team of robots where they can fulfill their ultimate dream: to be human.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
The Colonists

The Colonists

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 4, 2021
You take control of a team of self-replicating robots built to simulate human civilisation. After escaping Earth, The Colonists are now free to roam the galaxy in search of a new home and construct their dream settlement. Take on a series of individual campaign missions, play randomly generated maps, compete on player-designed creations or build your colony unfettered by any constraints in the sandbox mode. Explore, research, manage, tweak and refine to your heart's content. Build a new home for your team of robots where they can fulfill their ultimate dream: to be human.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Total War: Rome Remastered

Total War: Rome Remastered

Platform: PC
April 29, 2021
Total War: ROME REMASTERED lets you relive the legacy that defined the award-winning strategy game series. Remastered to 4K with multiple improvements to visuals as well as refinements to gameplay, it’s time to revisit a true classic. Not everyone gets a second chance to conquer the Roman Empire.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.4
Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Platform: PC
April 29, 2021
Legend of Keepers is the perfect mix between Dungeon Management and Roguelite. You have been hired as a dungeon master by the Dungeons Company. Your job is simple: protect their dungeons!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Fly Together!

Fly Together!

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2021
Fly TOGETHER! is a multiplayer game of explosive airplane action that will challenge your inner air traffic controller. The sequel to the award winning Conduct TOGETHER! takes players to the skies in a race against time to bring passengers safely to their destination by drawing flight paths and avoiding collisions in increasingly challenging action-puzzles. Fly Solo or hand a Joy-Con™ to your friends and co-pilot through an expansive campaign. Complete contracts, upgrade your airport and collect a growing fleet of airplanes. Fly against your friends in hectic up-to-8-player battles: throw meteors, invoke tornadoes or drop a giant cake on your opponents. The pilot who gets the most passengers safely to their destination wins. Here’s some rad things in this game • Pilot planes in a beautiful 3D world with handheld, stick and motion controls. • Simple and intuitive gameplay for everyone • Seamlessly shift between single and multiplayer. Play as the solo pilot or pass the Joy-Con™ to friends for up to 8 players • Transport passengers, earn coins and unlock new airplanes • Progress through exotic islands with unique themes • Fantastic soundtrack by composer Mikkel Gemzøe • From the Award winning team that brought you Conduct TOGETHER!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2021
Legend of Keepers is the perfect mix between Dungeon Management and Roguelite. You have been hired as a dungeon master by the Dungeons Company. Your job is simple: protect their dungeons!
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 22, 2021
An exciting new city-management/puzzle game about buildings and the city they inhabit. You must grow your city to a bustling metropolitan centre with an array of shops, offices, entertainment facilities and amenities, to help your buildings thrive; or risk them being demolished forever.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2021
Discover and equip a wide range of businesses from the Victorian era right through to the modern day.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Buildings Have Feelings Too!

Platform: PC
April 22, 2021
An exciting new city-management/puzzle game about buildings and the city they inhabit. You must grow your city to a bustling metropolitan centre with an array of shops, offices, entertainment facilities and amenities, to help your buildings thrive; or risk them being demolished forever.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
Smelter

Smelter

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 22, 2021
You are Eve, fresh out of Eden and armed with a living suit of armor. Explore a dangerous new world, battle its bizarre denizens and expand your empire in a desperate journey to find Adam. Smelter is a strategy, action-platformer combo inspired by classics from the 16-bit era. Lead Smelter and his faithful Zirm forces by expanding Smelter’s territory across the Rumbly Lands in top-down strategy levels, then dive into thrilling side-scrolling action stages after annexing key locations. Build, attack and advance your army -- unlock, upgrade and unleash elemental action skills against vicious enemies, perilous environments and dangerous bosses. Release the power of Smelter! Story: After the untimely destruction of the Garden, Eve finds herself in an unfamiliar world with her beloved Adam nowhere to be found. In her search for Adam, she encounters Smelter, an unusually over-confident, winged creature with the powerful ability to transform and fuse with others, giving them incredible powers. Offering his apparently “invaluable” assistance, Smelter transforms and fuses with Eve. They depart on a journey to the treacherous Rumbly Lands. There, they expand Smelter’s territory, allowing them to reach further into the various domains to find out what happened to her Adam, hoping to find him in one piece and find a way back home to their peaceful lives...
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Smelter

Smelter

Platform: PC
April 22, 2021
You are Eve, fresh out of Eden and armed with a living suit of armor. Explore a dangerous new world, battle its bizarre denizens and expand your empire in a desperate journey to find Adam. Smelter is a strategy, action-platformer combo inspired by classics from the 16-bit era. Lead Smelter and his faithful Zirm forces by expanding Smelter’s territory across the Rumbly Lands in top-down strategy levels, then dive into thrilling side-scrolling action stages after annexing key locations. Build, attack and advance your army -- unlock, upgrade and unleash elemental action skills against vicious enemies, perilous environments and dangerous bosses. Release the power of Smelter! Story: After the untimely destruction of the Garden, Eve finds herself in an unfamiliar world with her beloved Adam nowhere to be found. In her search for Adam, she encounters Smelter, an unusually over-confident, winged creature with the powerful ability to transform and fuse with others, giving them incredible powers. Offering his apparently “invaluable” assistance, Smelter transforms and fuses with Eve. They depart on a journey to the treacherous Rumbly Lands. There, they expand Smelter’s territory, allowing them to reach further into the various domains to find out what happened to her Adam, hoping to find him in one piece and find a way back home to their peaceful lives...
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Smelter

Smelter

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2021
Time To Get Eve’n You are Eve, fresh out of Eden and armed with a living suit of armor. Explore a dangerous new world, battle its bizarre denizens and expand your empire in a desperate journey to find Adam. Smelter is a strategy, action-platformer combo inspired by classics from the 16-bit era. Lead Smelter and his faithful Zirm forces by expanding Smelter’s territory across the Rumbly Lands in top-down strategy levels, then dive into thrilling side-scrolling action stages after annexing key locations. Build, attack and advance your army -- unlock, upgrade and unleash elemental action skills against vicious enemies, perilous environments and dangerous bosses. Release the power of Smelter! STORY After the untimely destruction of the Garden, Eve finds herself in an unfamiliar world with her beloved Adam nowhere to be found. In her search for Adam, she encounters Smelter, an unusually over-confident, winged creature with the powerful ability to transform and fuse with others, giving them incredible powers. Offering his apparently “invaluable” assistance, Smelter transforms and fuses with Eve. They depart on a journey to the treacherous Rumbly Lands. There, they expand Smelter’s territory, allowing them to reach further into the various domains to find out what happened to her Adam, hoping to find him in one piece and find a way back home to their peaceful lives...
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Smelter

Smelter

Platform: Xbox One
April 22, 2021
You are Eve, fresh out of Eden and armed with a living suit of armor. Explore a dangerous new world, battle its bizarre denizens and expand your empire in a desperate journey to find Adam. Smelter is a strategy, action-platformer combo inspired by classics from the 16-bit era. Lead Smelter and his faithful Zirm forces by expanding Smelter’s territory across the Rumbly Lands in top-down strategy levels, then dive into thrilling side-scrolling action stages after annexing key locations. Build, attack and advance your army -- unlock, upgrade and unleash elemental action skills against vicious enemies, perilous environments and dangerous bosses. Release the power of Smelter! Story: After the untimely destruction of the Garden, Eve finds herself in an unfamiliar world with her beloved Adam nowhere to be found. In her search for Adam, she encounters Smelter, an unusually over-confident, winged creature with the powerful ability to transform and fuse with others, giving them incredible powers. Offering his apparently “invaluable” assistance, Smelter transforms and fuses with Eve. They depart on a journey to the treacherous Rumbly Lands. There, they expand Smelter’s territory, allowing them to reach further into the various domains to find out what happened to her Adam, hoping to find him in one piece and find a way back home to their peaceful lives...
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Stellaris: Nemesis

Stellaris: Nemesis

Platform: PC
April 15, 2021
Nemesis is an expansion to Stellaris in which the player will be able to determine the fate of a destabilizing galaxy. Adding espionage tools, a path to power as the Galactic Custodian to combat endgame crises - or the Menace option to BECOME the endgame crisis - Nemesis gives you the most powerful tools ever available in Stellaris. Ultimately you will have to make the choice between chaos or control, to take charge of a galaxy spiraling into crisis. Will you find a way to take power through diplomacy or subterfuge, or will you watch the stars go out one by one?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Trials of Fire

Trials of Fire

Platform: PC
April 9, 2021
Trials of Fire is a single player, turn-based strategy game set in a post-cataclysmic fantasy realm.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.9
The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

Platform: iOS  (Apple Arcade)
April 2, 2021
Experience The Oregon Trail™ like never before. A modern twist on the trials and tribulations of the road to Oregon, this official successor to the global phenomenon will immerse players in exhilarating journeys ranging from the historically accurate to the totally extreme. Players will pick their traveling party, stock the wagon with supplies, and embark on an adventure filled with tough choices, new dangers and unexpected situations. Surviving blizzards, broken limbs, snakebites, exhaustion, starvation, and the dreaded dysentery is no small feat; all the while navigating an untamed frontier to get their party to their new life in Oregon before the winter. Track down a missing party in the aftermath of a fierce blizzard, transport volatile gunpowder through blistering desert heat, compete in challenging hunting mini-games, and meet a broad cast of historic figures. With procedurally selected random events where players’ choices affect their party and future game events, there’s always a new adventure on the horizon every time they play.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Platform: PC
March 30, 2021
A satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind! Construct your base, train your minions, defend your operations from the Forces of Justice, and achieve global domination.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
4.9
Gallic Wars: Battle Simulator

Gallic Wars: Battle Simulator

Platform: Switch
March 28, 2021
Time to conquer ROME! Become a commander of Gallic Warriors and destroy Roman Empire. Gallic Wars is a Roguelike tactical strategy game. Fast gameplay, crazy rag-doll physics and challenging rouge-like approach to strategy. Fight your way through roman legions. DEPLOY your troops, PLAN their movement, use magic and items to give yourself an edge, and WIN. Features: - One of a kind approach to the strategy genre - Cartoony style - a true eye candy! - Fast gameplay - Powerful magic and mighty generals - Ragdoll physics - everyone likes ragdoll physics! - Easy to play, hard to master!
Metascore:
38
User Score:
tbd
Spacebase Startopia

Spacebase Startopia

Platform: PC
March 26, 2021
SPACEBASE STARTOPIA is an original mix of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS fights. In addition to the single player Campaign and Skirmish mode, there’s also a competitive and co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. And as if maintaining the 3 Space Station Decks, entertaining the 8 Alien races and defending against invaders were not enough of a challenge, the dynamic narrator AI is not going to mince matters and commentates the events.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
2.7
Spacebase Startopia

Spacebase Startopia

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 26, 2021
SPACEBASE STARTOPIA is an original mix of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS fights. In addition to the single player Campaign and Skirmish mode, there’s also a competitive and co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. And as if maintaining the 3 Space Station Decks, entertaining the 8 Alien races and defending against invaders were not enough of a challenge, the dynamic narrator AI is not going to mince matters and commentates the events.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Spacebase Startopia

Spacebase Startopia

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 26, 2021
SPACEBASE STARTOPIA is an original mix of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS fights. In addition to the single player Campaign and Skirmish mode, there’s also a competitive and co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. And as if maintaining the 3 Space Station Decks, entertaining the 8 Alien races and defending against invaders were not enough of a challenge, the dynamic narrator AI is not going to mince matters and commentates the events.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Spacebase Startopia

Spacebase Startopia

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 26, 2021
SPACEBASE STARTOPIA is an original mix of economic simulation and empire building strategy paired with classic RTS fights. In addition to the single player Campaign and Skirmish mode, there’s also a competitive and co-op multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. And as if maintaining the 3 Space Station Decks, entertaining the 8 Alien races and defending against invaders were not enough of a challenge, the dynamic narrator AI is not going to mince matters and commentates the events.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Rip Them Off

Rip Them Off

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2021
Rip Them Off is a highly-stylised puzzle / tower defense hybrid with jazzy music.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Platform: Switch
March 23, 2021
Inspired by tales of their grandfather's pioneering days, the protagonist decides to pack their bags and leave the hustle and bustle of big city life for the frontier in Olive Town. When they arrive, they run into Victor, the town's mayor and their grandfather's old friend. He brings them to the old farm, which has been reclaimed by nature over the years. Determined to breathe life back into their grandfather's dream and follow in his footsteps, the protagonist rolls up their sleeves and gets to work. Olive Townwhich is just a stone's throw away from the farmis a port town built on the tip of a peninsula. It might be a quiet little town, but it is home to a whole host of unique characters. And while the townsfolk get by well enough in this picturesque seaside locale, a little more tourism never hurt anyone... The long-awaited brand new entry in the original farm/life simulation franchise, known in Japan as Bokujo Monogatari, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch, bringing players more freedom than ever before to shape an untamed wilderness and customize their farm down to the very tile. A new cast of marriage candidates, a town that grows and thrives along with your farm, and a request system highlight the new features, all while retaining the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series. Finding Earth Sprites while exploring your farmland may lead you to mysterious, fantastical lands such as gardens where the seasons never change, an island in the sky, or even the inside of a volcano! KEY FEATURES -Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your Town Tame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town's infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories. -Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay Greenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode. Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements. -A Farm of Endless Possibilities Clear the land, repair old facilities, and place new ones wherever you see fit. Level up your farming skills and craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops! -There's Always Something Going on in Olive Town! Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! Get to know your neighbors better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Cobra Kai: Card Fighter

Cobra Kai: Card Fighter

Platform: iOS
March 22, 2021
Three decades after the events of the original Karate Kid, Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso rekindle their All-Valley rivalry. In Cobra Kai: Card Fighter you get a chance to re-open the Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do dojos, train your students in each fighting style, and build out a roster of fighters to take on all challengers in PvP multiplayer action. Pick your path and choose your dojo in the official mobile game packed with turn-based strategy and fast-paced Collectible Card Game fighting! Are you Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do? Now you can step inside the dojo to unlock your favorite fighters, train them up, and compete with friends!
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Endzone: A World Apart

Endzone: A World Apart

Platform: PC
March 18, 2021
In 2021, a group of terrorists blew up nuclear power plants around the world and plunged the world into chaos. Only few were able to escape into underground facilities called "Endzones". 150 years later, mankind returns to the surface - under your command! In an extremely hostile environment full of radioactivity, contaminated rain and extreme climate change, you'll have to prove your worth as a leader. Endzone is a post-apocalyptic survival city builder, where you start a new civilization with a group of people after a global nuclear disaster. Build them a new home and ensure their survival in a shattered world, threatened by constant radiation, toxic rain, sandstorms and droughts.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.9
Neurodeck : Psychological Deckbuilder

Neurodeck : Psychological Deckbuilder

Platform: PC
March 18, 2021
Neurodeck is a psychological deckbuilding card game to challenge your fears. Build your deck & capacities by answering personality tests, visiting rooms or meditating. Face your phobia and defeat them through the power of life-inspired cards.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Signs of the Sojourner

Signs of the Sojourner

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2021
Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative card game about relationships and communication. Encounters are conversations rather than combat. Your ability to navigate social situations and understand different perspectives is based on an expressive card game experience.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Red Ronin

Red Ronin

Platform: PC
March 17, 2021
Red is a Tactical Turn-based but fast paced dash 'n slash game where a bloodthirsty ronin and her companion bot searches for revenge.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Eximius: Seize the Frontline

Eximius: Seize the Frontline

Platform: PC
March 16, 2021
EXIMIUS is a FPS/RTS hybrid that focuses on squad-based combat. The game features an intense 5v5 multiplayer experience with each team comprising of 4 Squad Officers and one Commander.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism

A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism

Platform: Switch
March 12, 2021
All aboard! Tourism is a one-way ticket to urban planning. A-Train, the classic urban development simulation game that allows you to create the city of your dreams, is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Become the president of your very own railroad company, laying tracks and running your trains as you see fit. However, you will be responsible for more than the railroad. You'll also be tasked with managing subsidiaries, playing the stock market, and participating in urban planning, in order to develop and expand your town. This latest installment in the A-Train series introduces the element of tourism to the urban planning formula, and focuses on building up towns into bustling tourism capitals. Providing realistic business management simulations of financing, investing, and more, as well as a wide variety of customizable options for all your vehicles, A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism is packed full of features for you to explore. But don't be overwhelmed—players old and new alike will be able to jump right into the series thanks to the fun and practical tutorials provided in the early stages. So why not hop aboard the A-Train with your trusted team of advisors, and start crafting a bright future for your town?
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Battle Brothers

Battle Brothers

Platform: Switch
March 11, 2021
Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.1
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