Game Releases by Score

Out of the Park Baseball 17 1.

Out of the Park Baseball 17

Platform: PC
March 22, 2016
Step into the shoes of a team owner, GM, and/or field manager to own the future or rewrite the past of your favorite real-world club. Start a new career with 2016 Opening Day rosters of the real major or minor leagues, or span through 150 years of history and run any club from the past! Perform drafts, trades, scouting, waivers, team finances and personnel. Negotiate player contracts. Dive into the more hands-on management and set your team's lineups, pitching staffs, and in-game strategy. You can oversee your league at a high level, or play out each game, managing play by play or even pitch by pitch!
Metascore:
92
User Score:
3.3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine 2.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine

Platform: PC
May 30, 2016
This expansion pack is an old-school add on with 20 hours of new adventures, where players will travel to the land of Toussaint.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.3
Overwatch 3.

Overwatch

Platform: PC
May 23, 2016
Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on earth in the near future. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of soldiers, mercenaries, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.5
Stephen's Sausage Roll 4.

Stephen's Sausage Roll

Platform: PC
April 18, 2016
The focus of Stephen's Sausage Roll involves nudging sausages around to fully cook them.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
5.5
Kentucky Route Zero - Act IV 5.

Kentucky Route Zero - Act IV

Platform: PC
July 20, 2016
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realistic adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.3
Dark Souls III 6.

Dark Souls III

Platform: PC
April 11, 2016
Developed by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Stardew Valley 7.

Stardew Valley

Platform: PC
February 26, 2016
Stardew Valley is an RPG-style farming game. It's up to you to choose your path... Will you devote your time to raising crops and caring for animals? Will you spend time in the local village, befriending the local townspeople? Do you get a kick out of slaying dreadful monsters in the mysterious mountain caverns? Or will you try to accomplish everything and claim the coveted title of Stardew Hero?
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
XCOM 2 8.

XCOM 2

Platform: PC
February 5, 2016
20 years have passed since world leaders unconditionally surrendered to alien forces and XCOM, the world's last line of defense, was left destroyed and scattered. Now the aliens hold dominion over the Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while hiding a sinister intent below and eliminating all who don't fall in like with their new order. Online those who live a the edges of the world have a modicum of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Consistently on the run, the remnant XCOM forces need to find a way to regroup, expose the nefarious truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat for good.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition 9.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Platform: PC
April 27, 2016
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition delivers a multitude of new areas, difficulty options, and gameplay upgrades that should appeal to both new and seasoned Ori players.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Sid Meier's Civilization VI 10.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Platform: PC
October 20, 2016
Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.0
Battlefield 1 11.

Battlefield 1

Platform: PC
October 21, 2016
Intuitive destruction and dynamic weather ensure that no battle is ever the same. For even more gameplay possibilities, carve a path through walls and buildings, take down your enemies in creative ways, and leave your mark on the terrain around you through intuitive destruction. Through your actions, the pristine world around you change into a battle-scarred landscape, changing the world forever. With dynamic weather you will need to adapt your tactics to weather changes as the elements play a part in the battle. Playing the same map on a bright day, in heavy fog, or rain will impact what you see and hear, forcing you to adapt your play style on an ever-changing battlefield. Operations introduces a new way to play multiplayer. In Battlefield 1 you play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts. Play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers. At those times when you feel all is lost, call in the Behemoths - the largest fully player-controlled vehicles ever seen in Battlefield. Roam the battlefield and rain fire on your enemy to break their defenses. All-out war never felt so epic. Take control of the Armored Train, Air Ship, or the Battleship to dominate the battlefield across land, air, and sea. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.1
World of Warcraft: Legion 12.

World of Warcraft: Legion

Platform: PC
August 30, 2016
The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return. With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies. Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Owlboy 13.

Owlboy

Platform: PC
November 1, 2016
Owlboy is a 'hi-bit' adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds. Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies in this detailed adventure.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.6
The Witness 14.

The Witness

Platform: PC
January 26, 2016
You awaken, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that challenge and surprise you. You can't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you came to be here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home. The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles to solve. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There's no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.0
INSIDE 15.

INSIDE

Platform: PC
July 7, 2016
Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Hex: Shards of Fate 16.

Hex: Shards of Fate

Platform: PC
January 26, 2016
A trading card MMO game.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.3
Forza Horizon 3 17.

Forza Horizon 3

Platform: PC
September 27, 2016
You’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you. Drive through the vast desert and rocky canyons of the Outback to lush, wild rainforests, and to the sandy beaches and gleaming skyscrapers of Australia's Gold Coast. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Rise of the Tomb Raider 18.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Platform: PC
January 28, 2016
After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara Croft embarks on a journey throughout the most treacherous and remote regions of the world to find the secret of immortality. Forming powerful new alliances and relying on her intellect and survival skills, Lara will ultimately embrace her fate as the Tomb Raider. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition and witness the rise of an icon.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Total War: WARHAMMER 19.

Total War: WARHAMMER

Platform: PC
May 24, 2016
In an era of ceaseless conquest, a myriad warriors clash in epic battles as entire races wage war on one another, each led by a notorious hero seeking dominion over the world. All at your command. The courageous Karl Franz marshals the men of the Empire, looking to unite the fractured elector counts under a banner of strength against their common foes. Hungry for the vicious brutality of combat, the Greenskins flock to the tribe of Grimgor Ironhide; Orcs and Goblins alike filled with an insatiable thirst for carnage. High King Thorgrim helms the stoic Dwarfs forth from their mountain strongholds, marching to right the serious injustices wrought upon them over the millennia. Yet the motives of the Vampire Counts under Mannfred von Carstein are shrouded in murderous secrecy, his armies raised from the decrepit ranks of the dead. And while the Old World is torn by betrayal, war and the unleashing of unfathomable power, a rising threat still whispers in the winds from the north. The fabric of reality itself begins to rend and buckle.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
Gears of War 4 20.

Gears of War 4

Platform: PC
October 11, 2016
After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy. Team up with four others and battle wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies by choosing your combat class, leveling up your skills and deploying fortifications anywhere on the map. Compete online in new and favorite game types, all at 60fps on dedicated servers. A new visible ranking system means fairer matchmaking for social, competitive and professional players alike. Redefined Cover Gameplay: New weapons, close-cover combat moves and combat-knife executions turn each piece of cover into an offensive opportunity.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Dishonored 2 21.

Dishonored 2

Platform: PC
November 10, 2016
Dishonored 2 takes your protagonist, Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin, to the coastal city of Karnaca where the choices you make will have significant impact on the world.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.2
F1 2016 22.

F1 2016

Platform: PC
August 19, 2016
Includes the full 2016 season calendar of 21 tracks, including the brand new Baku circuit in Azerbaijan, and the full roster of 22 drivers and 11 teams, including the new Haas F1 Team. F1 2016 immerses you in not only the on-track excitement of a FORMULA ONE career, including the inclusion of the iconic Safety Car and also the Virtual Safety Car for the first time, but also uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. Work with your agent, engineer and team to develop your car in the deepest ever career experience, spanning up to ten seasons. Forge your own path to glory, and rise to be the champion.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Pony Island 23.

Pony Island

Platform: PC
January 4, 2016
Pony Island is a suspense puzzle game in disguise. You are in limbo, trapped in a malevolent and malfunctioning arcade machine devised by the devil himself.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
Thumper 24.

Thumper

Platform: PC
October 10, 2016
Thumper is a rhythm violence game. It combines classic rhythm-action with breakneck speed and brutal physicality.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Titanfall 2 25.

Titanfall 2

Platform: PC
October 28, 2016
In single player, Titanfall 2 delivers a crafted experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 lets fans step out onto The Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out. In multiplayer, Respawn is continuing to evolve their gameplay to provide a more robust experience that delivers expanded depth and variety that includes six new Titans, deeper Pilot abilities, more customization options, and a robust progression system that is sure to satisfy fans. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Day of the Tentacle Remastered 26.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

Platform: PC
March 21, 2016
Dr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him. Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world. Now, over 20 years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects (which the original 90s marketing blurb described as ‘zany!’). Players are able to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix and match audio, graphics and user interface to their heart’s desire. We’ve also included a concept art browser, and recorded a commentary track with the game’s original creators Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Whispers of the Old Gods 27.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Whispers of the Old Gods

Platform: PC
April 26, 2016
This sinister expansion revolves around the dark influence of the Old Gods, ancient and unspeakably evil creatures that have long lay hidden, imprisoned in the dark places of the world millennia ago. Despite their imprisonment, these shadowy beings' influence can be felt in every corner of Azeroth, twisting and corrupting any who hear their maddening whispers. With an army of followers performing forbidden empowerment rituals, the tentacles of these massive horrors are growing rapidly toward the light, eager to bring their own kind of excitement to the sunlit kingdoms and merry taverns of Azeroth.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.1
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend 28.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend

Platform: PC
March 2, 2016
The most definitive installment of the renouned 2D fighting game franchise, BlazBlue, can finally be taken into your living room. Uncover the secrets, of the Chrono Phantasma Extend.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun 29.

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Platform: PC
December 6, 2016
The tactical game with stealth elements Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a cooperative endeavor of Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions. The game is a special take on the genre: it takes place during the Edo-Era of Japan in 1615. Within a playtime of roughly 25 hours, 5 characters will face challenging missions, each protagonist with their own special field of expertise. Only if you know the positive and negative qualities of your characters and play tactically and with finesse, will you master the challenges ahead.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
The Last Door: Season 2 30.

The Last Door: Season 2

Platform: PC
March 29, 2016
In Season 2 of The Last Door, the search for his missing client will bring psychiatrist John Wakefield deeper into a conspiracy of darkness and closer to the heart of madness than ever before.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Chime Sharp 31.

Chime Sharp

Platform: PC
July 19, 2016
Place pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is an sequel to 2009's Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a beautiful crescendo of your own design. The only way to discover Chime is to play it, but if you want a glimpse, consider what it might feel like to cross Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream about your favourite pop song.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
4.8
DOOM 32.

DOOM

Platform: PC
May 13, 2016
There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health in campaign mode as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways. In multiplayer, dominate your opponents in DOOM’s signature, fast-paced arena-style combat. In both classic and all-new game modes, annihilate your enemies utilizing your personal blend of skill, powerful weapons, vertical movement, and unique power-ups that allow you to play as a demon. DOOM SnapMap is an easy-to-use game and level editor that allows for limitless gameplay experiences on every platform. Anyone can snap together and customize maps, add pre-defined or custom gameplay, and edit game logic to create new modes. Instantly play your creation or make it available to players around the world. [ID/Bethesda]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Planet Coaster 33.

Planet Coaster

Platform: PC
November 17, 2016
Planet Coaster is the future of coaster park simulation games. From the developer: We’ve created a living world where every guest is an individual with their own personality and money in their pocket. We’re giving you limitless freedom to build rides and scenery piece by piece, and to seamlessly blend them with your own hand-sculpted terrain. We’re building a connected global village where everyone can share in your creativity. And that’s just the start. We hope you’ll join us to dream, build and share the ultimate coaster parks in Planet Coaster. [Frontier]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Darkest Dungeon 34.

Darkest Dungeon

Platform: PC
January 19, 2016
Darkest Dungeon is a gothic roguelike RPG dungeon crawler about the psychological stresses of adventuring. You will lead a band of four heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Enter the Gungeon 35.

Enter the Gungeon

Platform: PC
April 5, 2016
Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Hyper Light Drifter 36.

Hyper Light Drifter

Platform: PC
March 31, 2016
Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike. Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Hitman - Episode 2: Sapienza 37.

Hitman - Episode 2: Sapienza

Platform: PC
April 26, 2016
The 2nd installment of HITMAN finds Agent 47 traveling to the beautiful, sun-drenched coastal town of Sapienza, Italy. This episode adds a new story mission, new challenges, new weapons and gear, the Italian suit and of course new targets, opportunities and disguises.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.1
Final Fantasy IX 38.

Final Fantasy IX

Platform: PC
April 14, 2016
The last Final Fantasy for the PlayStation, Final Fantasy IX returns to the pure fantasy roots that spawned the series. This latest installment features highly detailed characters, vehicles, and environments, and breathtaking cinema-graphics. The addition of brand new features such as the story-enhancing Active Time Event system and the return of minigames that grant additional gameplay make Final Fantasy IX not only a memorable gaming experience, but also a significant step forward in the series.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
ICEY 39.

ICEY

Platform: PC
November 17, 2016
ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling ACT and a META game in disguise. As you follow the narrator's omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY's eyes and learn the truth about her world. The narrator will constantly urge you in one direction, but you must ask, "Why? Why am I following his directions?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
FIFA 17 40.

FIFA 17

Platform: PC
September 27, 2016
Powered by Frostbite. Introducing FIFA 17 the journey, for the first time ever in FIFA, live your story on and off the pitch as the premier league's next rising star, Alex Hunter.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.2
SpeedRunners 41.

SpeedRunners

Platform: PC
April 19, 2016
Cut-throat multiplayer running game that pits 4 players against each other, locally and/or online. Run, jump, swing around, and use devious weapons and pick-ups to knock opponents off-screen! One of the most competitive games you'll ever play.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
SUPERHOT VR 42.

SUPERHOT VR

Platform: PC
December 5, 2016
After years of experiments and iterations, the team behind the critically acclaimed, violently beautiful time-bending shooter SUPERHOT is ready to unveil it’s newest creation. SUPERHOT VR is a title reimagined and redesigned from the ground up for VR and hand tracking controllers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Grim Dawn 43.

Grim Dawn

Platform: PC
February 25, 2016
Players are thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, the other intent upon destroying the human race before that can happen. This cataclysmic war has not only decimated human civilization but is warping the very fabric of reality and, in its wake, giving life to new horrors.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster 44.

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Platform: PC
May 12, 2016
Two of the Most Celebrated RPGs of their Generation - Now in Beautiful High Definition! Over 200 hours of gameplay, including the International version content never before released in North America. Relive the fateful journey with fully remastered HD visuals and rearranged music.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 45.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Platform: PC
August 23, 2016
The action of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, a couple of years after the events of Human Revolution and the infamous ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea that resulted in the deaths of millions at the hands of those who had installed augmentations. This event has caused a massive divide between those who have augmentations and those who don't. Amidst this emotional turmoil are various factions aiming to manipulate the public by twisting public opinion of augmentation to advance their own agenda and hide the truth of what really occurred.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
Devil Daggers 46.

Devil Daggers

Platform: PC
February 18, 2016
Devil Daggers is a fast-paced shooter that places you in an abyssal arena to face endless legions of demons. Armed with versatile magic daggers and a fluid movment system, fight to survive as long as you can.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.3
Hitman 47.

Hitman

Platform: PC
October 31, 2016
HITMAN empowers players to perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the globe, from Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this stealth action title. Gameplay centers on taking out targets in vast sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to attack and who to kill is at your discretion.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
ABZU 48.

ABZU

Platform: PC
August 2, 2016
From the art director of Journey, ABZÛ is an underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant hidden world bursting with color and life as you descend into the heart of the ocean. But beware as you swim deeper as dangers lurk in the depths.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.0
Hearts of Iron IV 49.

Hearts of Iron IV

Platform: PC
June 6, 2016
Hearts of Iron IV challenges players to face the brutal conflict of World War II in a multifaceted grand strategy game, where history can be fully relived or rewritten from the perspective of a global superpower attempting to change the world, or a small nation simply trying to survive.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Duskers 50.

Duskers

Platform: PC
May 18, 2016
Pilot drones into derelict spaceships to find the means to survive and piece together how the universe became a giant graveyard.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
The Banner Saga 2 51.

The Banner Saga 2

Platform: PC
April 19, 2016
The aga continues in The Banner Saga 2. Continue your journey soon after the climactic events of The Banner Saga. The choices you made in the first game will affect who is alive and who is dead in this sequel.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
SUPERHOT 52.

SUPERHOT

Platform: PC
February 25, 2016
SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. With its gameplay and unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT aims to finally add something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. See the bullets crawling towards you as you carefully plan your steps and aim your gun. Enjoy the mayhem that is unleashed as you put that plan into motion. Dodge bullets. Take out your enemies. One step at a time. [SuperHot Team]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc 53.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Platform: PC
February 18, 2016
Fifteen super-elite students have been locked in the school and they are forced to live in this isolated community. There is a special rule for the students: only murderers can graduate from the school, and this rule turns the prosperous school into the despairing place. The protagonist, however, does not follow this rule. He investigates murders instead of murdering somebody and tries to figure out a way to escape from the school.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
VIDEOBALL 54.

VIDEOBALL

Platform: PC
July 12, 2016
VIDEOBALL is an abstract minimalist electronic sport. It is casual in that it uses only one stick and one button and you can play it while hanging out with your friends who do not normally play games. It is hardcore in that if you are good at it you and your opponents will scream and you will scream too, because your opponents are screaming.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Duelyst 55.

Duelyst

Platform: PC
May 3, 2016
Duelyst is a tactical turn-based strategy game with a heavy focus on ranked competitive play, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from Diablo III, Rogue Legacy and the Ratchet & Clank series. The world of Duelyst has an expansive identity and mythology, with gorgeous landscapes filled with rich, complex characters, untold stories and unraveled histories. The focus is on squad-based combat on a tactical map with fast-paced multiplayer 1v1 battles where victory comes from defeating your opponent's General. At launch, there will be five unique factions with a roster of 100+ battle units and spells.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Starbound 56.

Starbound

Platform: PC
July 22, 2016
In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Quadrilateral Cowboy 57.

Quadrilateral Cowboy

Platform: PC
July 25, 2016
When you have a top-of-the-line hacking deck armed with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Unravel 58.

Unravel

Platform: PC
February 9, 2016
Yarny's mission is to mend broken bonds and the yarn represents the love and connection between people. The player will use Yarny's thread to do things such as swinging across gaps or rappelling down trees. Te game will also challenge gamers to use the thread in clever and creative ways. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
SteamWorld Heist 59.

SteamWorld Heist

Platform: PC
June 7, 2016
Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part One 60.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode 1: Ties That Bind Part One

Platform: PC
December 20, 2016
When family is all you have left…how far will you go to protect it? After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? As Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.1
Firewatch 61.

Firewatch

Platform: PC
February 9, 2016
In Firewatch you play as a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot and dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio — and is your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making interpersonal choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.1
Zombie Night Terror 62.

Zombie Night Terror

Platform: PC
July 20, 2016
Prepare yourself. Something strange has happened and people everywhere are turning into blood thirsty walking corpses. But guess who’s the brains behind this hungry undead army? YOU! So spread this pandemic and wipe humanity of the planet.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen 63.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Platform: PC
January 15, 2016
The next chapter in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise delivers a huge brand new area, missions, enemies and more, plus all of the content from the original game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
The Bug Butcher 64.

The Bug Butcher

Platform: PC
January 19, 2016
A fast paced action shooter inspired by the arcade classic Super Pang. Use a wide selection of weapons and powerups to tear through increasingly challenging levels.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet 65.

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

Platform: PC
March 22, 2016
Pirate heroine Nelly Cootalot takes on the villainous Baron Widebeard in this point and click adventure game. Meet a cast of outlandish characters and face perplexing challenges in your quest for the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Overcooked! 66.

Overcooked!

Platform: PC
August 3, 2016
Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Motorsport Manager 67.

Motorsport Manager

Platform: PC
November 9, 2016
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Maldita Castilla EX: Cursed Castilla 68.

Maldita Castilla EX: Cursed Castilla

Platform: PC
October 20, 2016
Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indie Locomalito.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
Atlas Reactor 69.

Atlas Reactor

Platform: PC
October 4, 2016
Face off in fast-paced, turn-based PvP with Atlas Reactor – a competitive game that fuses simultaneous turns with team tactics. Read minds, master customizable Freelancers, and outwit your enemies in a world where a 20-second turn can change the tide of battle.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Redout (2016) 70.

Redout (2016)

Platform: PC
September 2, 2016
Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Leap of Fate 71.

Leap of Fate

Platform: PC
March 30, 2016
Leap of Fate is a cyberpunk roguelite about overcoming your fears and achieving your fate. In a New York City where magic is real, you play as a technomage who must develop unspeakable powers to confront the Crucible of Fates. Can you survive the trials?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Tyranny 72.

Tyranny

Platform: PC
November 10, 2016
In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Football Manager 2017 73.

Football Manager 2017

Platform: PC
November 4, 2016
2,500 real clubs to manage and over 500,000 real footballers and staff to sign. Full control of transfers and decide who plays, and who sits on the bench. You'll follow the match live with our acclaimed 3D match engine.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.4
Oxenfree 74.

Oxenfree

Platform: PC
January 14, 2016
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a gaggle of friends who inadvertently open a ghostly rift. You assume the role of Alex, and you’ve just brought your new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight island party gone horribly wrong.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part Two 75.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part Two

Platform: PC
December 20, 2016
When family is all you have left…how far will you go to protect it? After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? As Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
BioShock: The Collection 76.

BioShock: The Collection

Platform: PC
September 16, 2016
Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p. BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content, the Columbias Finest pack, and Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson. BioShock is a shooter unlike any you've ever played, loaded with weapons and tactics never seen. You'll have a complete arsenal at your disposal from simple revolvers to grenade launchers and chemical throwers, but you'll also be forced to genetically modify your DNA to create an even more deadly weapon: you. *Museum of Orphaned Concepts *Challenge Rooms BioShock 2 Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. Players step into the boots of the most iconic denizen of Rapture, the Big Daddy, as they travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and their own survival. *Minervas Den *Protector Trials BioShock Infinite Bring us the girl, wipe away the debt. The year is 1912. Deep in debt, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity for a clean slate: rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood in the flying city of Columbia. *Clash in the Clouds *Burial at Sea 1&2 *Columbias Finest Pack Features *Remastered in 1080p. *BioShock main game and all single player DLC. *BioShock 2 main game and all single player DLC. *BioShock Infinite main game and all single player DLC. *Directors Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Samorost 3 77.

Samorost 3

Platform: PC
March 24, 2016
As Samorost 3 begins, a little space gnome finds a strange magical flute that falls from the sky. He uses the instrument's powers to travel to the cosmos in search of its origins, scouring the alien landscapes of five planets and four moons to solve clever mysteries along the way. Each of Samorost 3’s organically inspired biomes presents a uniquely colorful world full of hidden surprises and achievements for keen players to discover.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
OneShot 78.

OneShot

Platform: PC
December 8, 2016
OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Ghost 1.0 79.

Ghost 1.0

Platform: PC
June 7, 2016
A mysterious agent, capable of becoming a digital ghost, sneaks aboard the Nakamura Space Station. This is where the fun begins: the station is well-protected with its heavy defences, never-ending arsenal of weapons, and mysterious artifacts. It will all have to be destroyed.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Candle 80.

Candle

Platform: PC
November 11, 2016
Candle is a 2D sidescrolling adventure game that uses the powerful and indie-lover engine Unity 4. Its creators describe it as a "dynamic graphic adventure", since its gameplay combines both Platformer and Graphic Adventure genres. The player takes control of Teku, a young and inexperienced character in his journey to save his friends and unravel the mysteries of his world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
1979 Revolution: Black Friday 81.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Platform: PC
April 4, 2016
1979 Revolution: Black Friday is choice driven, narrative game that brings players into the brooding world of a nation on the verge of collapse. Play as Reza, an aspiring photojournalist, and make life and death decisions as you survive the gritty streets of Iran in the late 1970’s.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters 82.

Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters

Platform: PC
November 29, 2016
Natural Disasters features a catalog of catastrophes to challenge mayor-players everywhere, including planning with early warning systems and emergency routes, devastating and destructive disaster effects, and caring for the populace as they struggle to rebuild. The expansion will also update Cities: Skylines with a new scenario editor and gameplay mode, allowing players to finally win – or lose – the game on their own terms.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.1
Fractured Space 83.

Fractured Space

Platform: PC
September 22, 2016
Fractured Space is team-based space combat fought in massive capital ships.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Fallout 4: Far Harbor 84.

Fallout 4: Far Harbor

Platform: PC
May 19, 2016
A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.7
Goetia 85.

Goetia

Platform: PC
April 14, 2016
Goetia is a point & click adventure where you play the ghost of a young lady. You are Abigail. Abigail Blackwood.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
Dying Light: The Following 86.

Dying Light: The Following

Platform: PC
February 9, 2016
A massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Tom Clancy's The Division 87.

Tom Clancy's The Division

Platform: PC
March 8, 2016
A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services are failing. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, The Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, as all else fails. Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it. When everything collapses, your mission begins.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.0
Kelvin and the Infamous Machine 88.

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine

Platform: PC
July 21, 2016
Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a point-and-click adventure in which you stumble irresponsibly through history to help legendary geniuses complete their masterworks.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Pillars of Eternity: The White March - Part 2 89.

Pillars of Eternity: The White March - Part 2

Platform: PC
February 16, 2016
The White March – Part 2 not only adds new content to the Pillars of Eternity universe, but also allows players to experience the conclusion of the stories told in The White March – Part 1, bringing the first epic chapter of Pillars of Eternity to a close. Players will find a variety of new challenges waiting for them in the snowy borderlands of the Eastern Reach, along with new quests, new abilities and a raised level cap, and a new companion: Meneha, the Barbarian. [Obsidian]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Trackmania Turbo 90.

Trackmania Turbo

Platform: PC
March 24, 2016
Trackmania offers and arcade racing universe in which everything is about reaching the perfect racing time. Test your skills in over two hundred tracks, challenge your friends at home (offline splitscreen) or online.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Hitman - Episode 3: Marrakesh 91.

Hitman - Episode 3: Marrakesh

Platform: PC
May 31, 2016
Hitman Episode 3: Marrakesh presents players with a range of new in-game Challenges and Opportunities that keep them busy along with an entirely new setting for Escalation Contracts and Elusive Targets.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.9
Anarcute 92.

Anarcute

Platform: PC
July 12, 2016
These are dark times. A group of evil corporations has taken over the world's major cities. They've taken over the media, brainwashed the police and are now shamelessly running citizens' lives from the security of their skyscrapers. It is time to act. Assume control of the revolution to confront the terrible Brainwash Patrol who are dominating the world.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 93.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Platform: PC
January 20, 2016
A ground-based RTS prequel to the classic Homeworld games. Assemble your fleet and lead them to victory on the shifting sands of Kharak in this strategy game for PC from Blackbird Interactive.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Hue 94.

Hue

Platform: PC
August 30, 2016
Hue is a puzzle-adventure, where you alter the world by changing its background colour.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
The Metronomicon 95.

The Metronomicon

Platform: PC
September 1, 2016
Packing in a fully-fledged story mode with a colourful cast of musically-empowered heroes and villains, The Metronomicon sees you take control a party of eight newly graduated masters of the “rhythmic combat arts” to wage musical warfare against a multitude of dance-mongering fiends. By switching between four concurrent hero-controlled tracks on-the-fly, you’ll select and activate a wide array of abilities and spells, buffs and nukes, with your performance and timing all-important in ensuring the effectiveness of your moves. In the RPG spirit, you’ll need to improve your characters’ stats, hunt down powerful equipment, and combine a multitude of newly-learned abilities – switching between tanking, healing, buffing, and damage-dealing classes as required in real time.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Shadow Warrior 2 96.

Shadow Warrior 2

Platform: PC
October 13, 2016
Shadow Warrior 2 is the evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Xanadu Next 97.

Xanadu Next

Platform: PC
November 3, 2016
The village chief's daughter, Momo, has been kidnapped and you have been asked to rescue her. Finding her will not be easy. You will have to battle hordes of demons and monsters, even challenging King-Dragon himself! Can you conquer the darkness hanging over the land and return the light of the gods to XANADU! You are the only one who can save this world. It's time to plunge into the darkness!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.3
Obliteracers 98.

Obliteracers

Platform: PC
February 23, 2016
Same-screen party racing for up to 16 players. Race brutal-cute aliens on exotic planets, using weapon powerups and physics-based vehicles to annihilate your competition in frantic round-based combat. Connect spare gamepads, laptops and smart devices as extra controllers.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Deathsmiles 99.

Deathsmiles

Platform: PC
March 10, 2016
Deathsmiles is CAVE's bullet-hell shoot-'em-up where you take the role of one of five Angels to defend the magical land of Gilverado from an invasion by Hell itself. Eradicate this devilish assault.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
The Sims 4: City Living 100.

The Sims 4: City Living

Platform: PC
November 1, 2016
Take your Sims to the city and explore everything it has to offer, from bustling action outside your door, to unique situations that come only with apartment living. Fulfil your Sims' dreams it in the vibrant city of San Myshuno. Explore diverse neighbourhoods and cultural festivals where your Sims can watch street performers, enter competitions, and meet different walks of life. Find your Sims' first apartment, but be ready for the challenges that come with living in close quarters with other Sims. Work your way up from a charming but distressed starter unit to the penthouse of your Sims' dreams. Launch new, metropolitan careers.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.8

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