Posted by: adrianwerner | August 3, 2009

Update (3rd August 2009)

2009 GAMES

World War II: General Commander
World War II: General Commander does what it set out to do: provide a nice introduction to wargaming for beginning players. (…) Simply put, gamers looking for a more straightforward strategic wargame should immediately direct their attention towards World War II: General Commander.8.5 from Out of Eight website

Dyson
An ambient real-time strategy game with abstract visuals.The prototype freeware version was one of the finalists for 2009 IGF’s Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

Yoomurjak’s Ring
While some may not be willing to look past the lack of full localization in Yoomurjak’s Ring, the natural acting and strong filmic qualities combine with a well-written mystery to make for a lengthy, challenging, foreign-language FMV adventure.7.0 from Adventuregamers

Bookworm Adventures 2
PopCap is one of the most consistent developers around, and Bookworm Adventures 2 is another quality, breezy puzzle game (with RPG elements). Its sense of humor is pretty cheesy, but that just seems to add to its charm. What it lacks in serious challenge, it makes up for in length. The experience is a slow, gradual incline, tossing more and more items and tougher and tougher bad guys at you at a leisurely pace — as if it knows you’re not in any hurry to complete the game. Appropriately, digging into this adventure is like settling into a good long book.8.3 from IGN

Sprill and Ritchie: Adventures in Time
Sprill & Ritchie would be a welcome addition to the game collection of any HOG or adventure gamer of any age. Overall, an excellent title I hope to see more of in the future.8.0 from Gamezebo

Pure Hidden
Pure Hidden is a gem of a game, a seamless blending of artistic appeal and enjoyable gameplay. It may draw from the same sources as other “HOG”s, but there’s nothing else quite like it8.0 from Gamezebo

My Kingdom for the Princess
My Kingdom for the Princess is a really fun diversion, with easy to learn rules, yet lots of opportunities to form strategies. It offers plenty of hours of entertainment in a simple resource management framework, making it an impressive casual game.8.0 from Gamezebo

Adam’s Venture: Episode 1 – The Search for the Lost Garden
Archeological adventure game running on Unreal 3.0 engine

Vehicle Simulator
Vehicle Simulator is exactly what I expected: a mostly successful combination of Virtual Sailor and Micro Flight. Vehicle Simulator is not quite on the same level as big-budget flight sims, but considering the custom content angle of the game, I suspect Vehicle Simulator will grow into a more complete product as time goes on.
7.5 from Out of Eight website

2010 GAMES

Haunted
New aventure from Deck 13, makers of Ankh series and Jack Keane

MODS GAMES

WGSpace for Duke Nukem 3D
8 levels long SP campaign

Pressure 2 : A Cold Day in Hell for Ghost Recon with all the add-ons
Mega mod for Ghost Recon

Pulse for Half-Life
SP mod

Radiator, vol. 1 issue 2: HANDLE WITH CARE. for Half-Life 2

Research and Development for Half-Life 2
“Research and Development is a puzzle-centric mod for Half-Life 2: Episode Two featuring an unarmed player but plenty of violent mayhem.”

Calradia X – Red Planet for Mount and Blade
A mod with new setting: a quirky mix of Scifi and western conventions

I, Strahd Part II: Nosferatu for Neverwinter Nights with all expansion packs.

ZORK – Rediscovering the Great Underground Empire for Neverwinter Nights 2 with Mask of Betrayer add-on
Recreation of first Zork text adventure game.

Star Trek Enhanced Space Combat for Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
“A total conversion based upon the Star Trek universe for the tactical fleet simulator game Nexus – The Jupiter Incident. There are 10 playable races(Federation, Klingons, Romulans, Borg, Cardassians, Dominion, Breen, Species 8472, Sona and Ferengi) each with their own ships and weapons.”

Star Wars – Requiem for Sins of a Solar Empire
This mod adds two new factions into SoaSE: Alliance and Empire

Battlefleet Gothic MOD for Sins of a Solar Empire with Entrenchment mini expansion

Starship Troopers: 1st Interstellar War for Star Wars: Empire At War with Forces of Corruption add-on
Total conversion.

Commanders of War II for Men of War
MP-centric realism mod that tweaks the game, makes the battles larger, adds huge variety of units to choose from as well as ability to fight during the years 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1945, each period having its uniqueness in units

CART Factor for rFactor
A mod that brings the 1998 CART Championship season to the simulation and includes 29 cars from the 1998 CART season, all in four different configurations suited to road and oval racing complete with realistic Real-Feel compatible physics, an advanced tire model and much more.

FREEWARE

Floater
A score-based arcade game created by This is Pop, where the objective is to prod a body down the river with a stick as quickly as you can before time runs out. Since you have no direct control over the corpse, points are scored by inflicting injuries such as burns, bruises, and animal bites on it– Indiegames

Galactic Commandos
In this awesome Lost Vikings-like puzzle platformer your goal is to reach the exit with three commandos, each with different skills and abilities

The Heist 2
A game where you first plan the heist (hire people, buy guns, make a plan) and then execute it.

Kung Fu 2
The final build for Gary Gasko’s Retro Remakes 2008 Competition entry was released today, a remake loosely based on the arcade classic Spartan X (known as Kung-Fu Master in the States).-Indiegames

Pixel
Abstract shooter

Sudden Attack
English version of the popular Korean MP FPS

Twin Shot 2: Good and Evil

When Pigs Fly
When Pigs Fly tells the story of a pig who conveniently grows wings after falling down a hole and finding itself trapped inside a dark cave. Unfortunately the pair of wings are preventing a quick escape from the same entry point, so the only thing left to do is to explore the caverns and seek another way out.-Indiegames

William and Sly
Wonderful exploration-centric platformer

Knight Fall 2

Lock ‘n’ Roll
Loosely based on Poker Solitaire, the idea is to place colored dice into configurations that score the highest number of points possible. The key difference between Lock ‘n’ Roll and its various predecessors is that it has a subset of prime combos that not only score more points, but clear those dice from the board, freeing up space in which to continue making combos-JayisGames

Moonlights
Physics-based tower construction puzzler similiar to World of Goo

Saunavihta
a stylishly absurd physics puzzler where your mission is straightforward. A frothing geyser of black vapor lies somewhere in every level, and it’s up to you to send the shivering little protagonist tumbling into the miasma.– JayisGames

Seven
Seven is a short physics-based puzzler created by the developers of the popular adventure game Makibishi Comic, in which your quest is to restore balance to a strange planet by travelling to each of the seven stages and retrieving the stars found within.-Indiegames

Splitter 2
Karataev is at it again in Splitter 2, the sequel to his fiendishly addictive physics puzzler from yesteryear. The basic premise remains unchanged: your charge, a yellow smiley face with eyes eerily glued to your mouse, must make its way to the exit circle in each level one way or another. All you’ve got are whatever contraptions are lying around the level, your wits, and a cursor that can slice right through solid wood like it was string cheese– JayisGames

Warp Shot
Physics puzzler.

Zigmond III
Maze-filled puzzler

Gates of Andaron
MMORPG.

Kamyran’s Eye 2
Graphical roguelike.

Rumble Fighter

Loom Custody
Even if Loom Custody is not Place of Light’s magnum opus, it is arguably one of the better room escapes out there. While I hope that the developer’s next release will be a return to longer, more difficult games, I can’t deny this one is pretty darn good; well-crafted, good-looking and entertaining, it’s more than worth your time. Have fun!– Jayisgames

A Night To Remember
It’s your typical adventure game with an interesting and sinister tale that will take around half an hour to complete– Indiegames

Purism
Escape the room game.

Space Oddity
pace Oddity feels like a promising start to what may be an intriguing series. Creating an effective atmosphere isn’t always easy, despite the aplomb with which it’s been pulled off here, and I was left eager to find out what happened next. Fans of Mateusz Skutnik’s work won’t be disappointed, and hopefully the next installment in this eerie space adventure is right around the corner. -JayisGames

Tanaka’s Friendly Adventure
Tanaka’s Friendly Adventure is a charming little exploration game that involves gathering a group of friends to attend the titular character’s birthday party celebration. There’s no time limit to rush you into doing anything, and the adventure can be replayed as many times as you want. You can also visit your friends in a special section accessible via the main menu.

Pandemic: American Swine
A strategy game where your goal is to manage and contain a flu outbreak.

The Space Game: Missions
An upgraded version of the previous game with lenghty and entertaining singleplayer campaign

Renault Truck Racing

Football Superstars
Microtransactions based football MMO (the basic play is free though)

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