I shared my top picks for games last year too so thought I would again this year. I will admit that I’m a pretty big nerd about video games, whether they are Triple A or indie titles I love finding out about the newest games and watch a lot of gaming content on YouTube on my free time. Although I don’t play Triple A games that often since my computer is by most standards ‘low end’ or another word ‘crap’. I tend to focus on indie games or games that work on anything so my list is a little skewed towards those. Links below each game of a video of one of my fav Youtube gamers playing it if you want to check it out.
I grew up playing Magic but nowadays I don’t have any cards or know anyone who still does but still miss it. I’ve haven’t been too happy with their online games either so when Hearthstone swooped in, it took over my life for several months this year. It’s a simpler more beginner online deck building card game with World of Warcraft characters (knowledge of WoW required to play). You play against other people and rank up. It’s free to play but you can buy online booster packs.
One Finger Death Punch
So, so, so fun, it’s a rhythm ninja game that makes you feel badass and is really hard.
The newest game from the Supergiant studio who I love, can’t say enough good things about this science fiction action game. The music and story are so breathtaking. I am really bad at action games but I still enjoy the experience.
Wolf Among Us
Based off of the Fables comics which I adore this game is a point and click adventure game that will have you gripping at your seat for what’s next. You don’t have to be familiar with the books to play as its fun either way and doesn’t spoil the comics at all. It’s a tense game where you have to make last minute decisions that affect everything. They also have Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead games so if that’s more your thing…
A city builder but in the time of Vikings where you take a group of settlers and start a town from scratch. Unlike other city builders there is a high degree of focus on crops and surviving and there is not much progress. The end game has gotten better but you mostly just continue to grow in size with the same infrastructure so the first few hours of your settlement are far more exciting.
A free game that is all about stacking hats in an old timey setting. It’s weird and wonderful and addicting. Did get a little bored of it after a while but worth picking up.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
A first person mystery game that will keep you engaged from the get go and make you tense trying to find out what happened to Ethan Carter. Feels like a horror game with the atmosphere but is more story that scary.
Much like Prison Architect which is also on my list, this one is tad morbid. You design various plagues, bugs, infections, the like and try to infect the whole world is the shortest amount of days possible. It’s very addicting and there is so many ways to accomplish this goal with quite a few laughs along the way. I never get bored of this game.
How does SimCity but all about a prison sound to you? At first I thought it was a little morbid and it has its moment, but for lovers of city building games this is a really neat interpretation of that and hella fun.
Cook, Serve, Delicious
A typing game all about serving food…it’s probably more of kids game / mobile game than anything but I can’t help but love these styles of games. The challenge does build up and you have to work on your reflexes to move on to higher levels. If you like repetitive games about fast responses this one is cute.