Posted by: adrianwerner | October 29, 2009

Update (29th October 2009)

2009 GAMES

Fallen Earth
Fallen Earth is not trying to emulate any other franchise. It capitalizes on the holocaust nightmare scenario that permeates popular culture, but the game itself is like nothing else on the market. The steep initial learning curve will filter out all but a certain type of player. Those who give the game a chance and can handle being completely in control of their character’s destiny will find a deeply nuanced and rewarding play experience that is unique among its competitors(…) This game isn’t for everyone, and that may be the most compelling reason to try it for yourself.8.1 from IGN

Avenue Flo
For people who don’t play many adventure games and might find themselves easily frustrated, Avenue Flo is a soft and painless (and polished, and fun) introduction to the genre. But if you already have a few adventure games under your belt then you might find this game a bit too easy, in spite of its considerable charm.8.0 from Gamezebo

Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
Warnings at Waverly Academy is a fine return to form for the Nancy Drew series. The previous game in the series, Ransom of the Seven Ships, was missing a certain sparkle that is back here. It’s definitely worth a trip back to high school for this game.8.0 from Gamezebo

Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Tomb of Zojir is very similar to its predecessors, continuing the themes of eerie locales, mostly solitary explorations with well-clued and fun puzzles, and not much has changed in terms of puzzle difficulty, graphics, and voice acting. The story this time around does seem relegated more to the secondary materials, and the gameplay is unlikely to dazzle you at many points, but it still manages to provide a solid experience for fans of first-person adventures and the Last Half of Darkness series in particular. And it comes with spiders! I’ll leave it up to you to decide if that’s a good thing.7.0 from Adventuregamers

Reincarnations: Awakening
Despite the drawbacks this is still a charming title with a wide variety of puzzles. The game may seem short to some due to the fact that hints are so readily available and puzzles may be skipped, but overall it’s a good length with a nice pace, and chances are you’d be getting your money’s worth out of this title.8.0 from Gamezebo

Captain Forever
Unique indie shooter that already won Best Game at GDC China’s IGF

2010 GAMES

Armada 2526
Epic 4X game from Nitronium Games, company run by R.T.Smith, a Creative Assembly veteran designer and Medieval: Total War lead designer and project manager.

Spice Road
a trading and city management game by the people who created Light of Altair (7 from IGN and 7.5 from Out of Eight and )

Toki Arcade
High res remake of the classic arcade game

Strength of the Sword
3rd person, fast paced, action beat ‘em up set in a fantasy realm.

Rocket Knight
Side scrolling sequel to classic Konami franchise

MODS
CSS SCI FI 3: Hardwired for Counter-Strike: Source
Singleplayer modification consisting of 42 missions taking place in 18 retail and 24 custom Counter-Strike: Source maps

Unexpected Conclusion for Half-Life 2: Episode 2
SP mod.

Army of One for Neverwinter Nights with Hordes of the Underdark add-on
“An action-packed adventure designed for Melee fighting characters. Fight evil foes, make new friends, battle your way through hordes of enemies and make a few things explode.”

Lord of Ravenloft ( The Final Chapter. ) for Neverwinter Nights with all add-ons

Live Forever for Neverwinter Nights 2
Story-centric SP module.

Ravenloft Revelations for Neverwinter Nights 2 with Storm of Zehir add-on
“A Story-driven Ravenloft Module based to some extent on the Ravenloft novel Vampire of the Mists. ”

Search for the Temple of the Golden Spire for Neverwinter Nights 2 with Mask of Betrayer add-on
“A conversion of an old (1983) AD&D adventure from White Dwarf Scenarios 2. ”

Camarilla Edition for Vampire: the Masquerade- Bloodlines
Drastic redesign of whole Bloodlines gameplay which attempts to make you feel more like a vampire during your playthrough.

Clan Quest for Vampire: the Masquerade- Bloodlines
A mod that adds new quest for each of the vampire clans.

FREEWARE

Destroy the Level
Destroy the Level is a side-scrolling shooter in which you have absolutely no control over the ship at all. The brain roughly moves in a straight line, and it’s your job to prevent it from crashing into any obstacles in its path. This is done by using your mouse to drag objects away, demolish buildings, and even divert missiles headed towards the brain.-Indiegames

Excavatorrr
In Excavatorrr you play as an adventurer who is searching for rare treasures in an unexplored network of caves, equipped with only a pickaxe and some starting items strewn on the floor. Maps are procedurally generated every time you start a new game, and you can only replenish items or offload treasures for cash back at the shop (press up at the entrance) on the surface.-Indiegames

GunFu Deadlands
“A Far West themed 2D shooter featuring bullet time”

Juggerdome
Great top down shooter with gritty art style.

Trap Master
Action game where you play a monster defending your crypt from explorers.

Vector Conflict: The Siege
A 3D Vector based shooter where you control a turret defending against waves of enemies

Wavives
Surreal arena shooter

Mamono Slayer
Though the hero in Skipmore’s Mamono Slayer may wield a sword, the game is essentially a collection of lock and key puzzles designed to prevent the player from finding the legendary blade that will save the kingdom.-Indiegames

Absence
Created by Selfdefiant, creator of Kidnapped by Aliens, Absence is a fun, quick little escape from an abandoned building that may be haunted.– JayisGames

A Dralien Day

Escape from the Pumpkin Room
Halloween themed escape the room game

Grave Shift 2: The Sewers
Nicely done isometric exploration game in vein of Knight’s Lore

Gretel and Hansel
Gretel and Hansel is a short point and click adventure loosely based in the world of Hansel and Gretel.-Indiegames

Small World
Beautiful platform exploration game

Bullets of a Revolver
Bullets of a Revolver is a fighting game for the most part, but also has dodging, dueling and dancing minigames thrown in from time to time.-Indiegames

Dragon Age Journeys
Full blown polished browser RPG.

Realms of Quest III
Ultra old school classic cRPG made for for the Commodore VIC-20

Bloons Tower Defense 4

Heroes of Gaia
Browser based full blown Heroes of Might and Magic clone with beautiful production values

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Responses

  1. Thanks for the fantastic post. Always great to see that PC gaming is alive and kicking – just not particularly well marketed compared to the console scene.

  2. This is the first time i visit on this site. It is really cool and amazing to vist and choose PC games in the post. I always play counter strike and some of the game are not familiar on me.
    You have great post. Thanks!!


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