Posted by: adrianwerner | June 18, 2012

Post E3 update – 18th June 2012

I’ve finally finished restoring and updating the latest lists. I’ve brought the 2012 up do date games wise (all that’s left is to arrange then based on reviews). I also added separate page for year 2013 and beyond.


Anno 2070: Deep Ocean
First expansion pack to one of the very best city builders of all time.

Black Space
Space-based RTS made by veterans from EA Tiburon who went indie to realize their dream project.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings
Expension pack to newest entry in this classic turn-based franchise (Civ V scored 9.0 from IGN). It brings many improvements, including restoring religion system.

A Dungeon Keeper-inspired cooperative action game from Paradox Interactive where players take control of a group of adventurers in their visit to a crazy and dangerous medieval theme park.

Endless Space
Epic 4X game made by veterans from Electronic Arts and Ubisoft. The beta is absolutely incredible. This has potential to be one of the very best games this genre has ever seen.

FTL: Faster than Light
Awesome indie game that is a spaceship simulation roguelike. Its aim is to recreate the atmosphere of running a spaceship exploring the galaxy

Legend of Eisenwald
A King’s Bounty-like mix of RPG and strategy, with tactical turn based battles and a simple economic model.

Mech Tactics
F2P mech strategy game from makers of Battlestar Galactica Online

MechWarrior Tactics
TBS tactical wargame based on the classic Battletech license.

Nexus Conflict
Free to Play real-time space tactical combat game, set in the world of Black Prophecy.

Sins of a Dark Age
F2P game that mixes MOBA with full blown RTS mechanics. From makers of awesome Sins of a Solar Empire.

Promising indie action-strategy game where the goal is to build a space empire.

A multiplayer real time strategy game from Paradox, wrapped in the easy-to-pick-up and and easy-to-play structure of a first person shooter

Ghost Recon Commander
Surprisingly deep Facebook-based tactical TBS designed by Brenda Brathwaite – who worked on Jagged Alliance series at SirTech.

Eschalon: Book III
Third entry in the best indie cRPG series.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Finally an english version of classic PC action-RPG from japanese developer Falcom.

Ys Origin
An english version of classic PC action-RPG from japanese developer Falcom.

Mix of action, RTS and RPG, where we play a canadian lumberjack/traper who have to defend a little cabin in the forest against attacks of Devil’s hordes.

Pokemon-like turn-based RPG from Insomniac – a previously console-only developer, who made Ratched and Clank and Ressistance series.

Beautiful browser action-RPG made by ex-Pandemic people.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Sequel to the best horror game of all time. This project is pretty much dream team-up, because Frictional is working with Chinese Room, which was responsible for the incredible Dear Esther.

Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
Awesome japanese indie adventure game, where we’re trying to recruit members for school comedy club.

Lone Survivor
Regardless of how you approach it, Lone Survivor is one of those games that remain on your mind long after you’ve finished it. Even if you don’t share my predilection for nightmares, you’ll find that Lone Survivor’s masterful dedication to ambiance and setting far outweighs any concerns about its retro aesthetic. Embrace it on its own terms, and you’ll find a game that comes the closest a survival horror game has come to replicating the experience of the first Silent Hill game in recent years; indeed, in some ways, it’s even better. – 8.5 from IGN

Experimental indie adventure game centered on exploration.

Indie sciece-fiction adventure game heavily inspired by Sanitarium.

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Innovative indie adventure game based around the idea of gamer reprogramming the reality.

Minimalistic horror game

Greek mythology-inspired platformer with heavy focus on stealth, exploration and combat. It’s designed by creators of Capsized (8.5 from IGN) and Nexuiz.

Audiosurf Air
Sequel to one of the early indie success stories.

This sandbox shooter allows players to create worlds, brick by brick.

Code Hero
A co-op first-person science shooter where you use the code ray to manipulate code. It can actually teach how to code Javascript!

Fighting Fairy
English version of popular japanese indie fighting game.

Multiplayer tactical shooter, that places empasis on stealth, teamwork and planning.

Mercenary Ops
F2P multiplayer shooter made by asian division of Epic Games

La Mulana
Remake of one of the best freeware platformers of all time.

Reign of Thunder
F2P multiplayer action game from makers of MechAssault series.

Salvation Prophecy
Ridiculously ambitious science-fiction game that mixes space-sim like ship battles, Third-person shooter-like ground battles and 4X-style empire managment.

Showdown Effect
Side-scrolling action game that’s a homage to 80s asian action movies. It’s being designer by creators of Magicka.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online
MMOFPS continuation of the popular franchise.

Under the Ocean
Commercial sequel to amazing freeware Under the Garden. It’s a sandbox platformer that puts empasis on survival the harsh wild enviorement

Formula Truck 
Hardcore truck sim from experienced Reiza Studio.

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions
Card game set in Might & Magic universe.

Stunningly beautiful science-fiction puzzle game.

An indie puzzle game that centers on one mechanic — the idea that you can move in 3D or flatten yourself against walls in 2D.

Sword & Sworcery EP
Sequel to one of the very best RTS-es ever made.

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters
Action-RPG from American McGee that mixes Red Riding Hood fairy tale with japanese folklore.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
By rights, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare should be utterly underwhelming. The core game is changed not at all from its parent’s lukewarm style, the story is thin and hackneyed, hell it even has live-action cutscenes. But somehow, the gameplay is challenging enough to keep you clicking that left mouse button and listening to that weird, not quite Rod Serling voice telling you to survive until morning just one more time. – 7.5 from IGN

2D side scrolling MOBA game

Binary Domain
TPP shooter from the maker of Yakuza franchise.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Seems like a first breath of fresh air for the IP in a long, long time.

Enemy Front
Oldschool FPS designed by Stuart Black.

Dark Souls
PC version of last year’s bloody brilliant console RPG.

Assassin’s Creed III
Finally a leap forward for this franchise

Jet Set Radio
Enchanced HD port of cult-classic Dreamcast game.

Omerta: City of Gangsters
Tactical turnbased strategy made by creators of Tropico 3 and 4.

PC version of fighting game that scored 8.5 at IGN.


Company of Heroes 2
Sequel to one of the very best RTS-es ever made.

Indie RTS/Action game that plays like a mix of Dungeon Keeper and Myth.

Nuclear Union
Post apocalyptic RPG set in a world where Cuban Crisis led to atomic war. It’s being developed by Best Way, the team responsible for the brilliant Men of War and Soldiers: Heroes of WWII

Wasteland 2
Turn-based post apocalyptic cRPG and a sequel to one of the greatest roleplaying games of all time.

The Elder Scrolls Online
MMORPG set in Elder Scrolls universe.

Pathfinder Online
Sandbox MMO based on amazing pen-n-paper roleplaying system.

Among the Sleep
FPP horror adventure game where you play as two years old child

Gone Home
FPP adventure game from lead team behind BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den.

Hand painted thriller adventure game designed by Jane Jensen, the creator of Gabriel Knight series. This essentially is spiritual successor to first GK.

Tex Murphy: Project Fedora
New entry in brilliant detective series that revolutionzed adventure gaming in 90s.

Silent Hunter Online
Browser based WWII submarine sim MMO.

Kinetic Void
Kinetic Void is a 3D space adventure with a focus on customization and enjoyable simulation.

Postapocalyptic MMOFPS focused on survival, from makers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series

An open world sandbox game designed first and foremost as a multiplayer experience, from the team who makes the hilarious Yogscast videos.

Valdis Story
Metroidvania-like side scrolling action adventure, with an emphasis on intricate and rewarding combat as well as deep play style customization.

Ground Branch
Ghost Recon-styled hardcore tactical shooter created by lead level designer of first two Rainbow Six games.

Oldschool-styled hardcore tactical shooter.

Painkiller Hell & Damnation
High-end remake of the first Painkiller game.


Indiana Jones-inspired pulpish FPP action-adventure.

The Cave
Humoristic platformer from Rob Gilbert – creator of Monkey Island.

Crysis 3

New RPG from makers of Witcher series, based on Cyberpunk 2020 pen-n-paper roleplaying system.

Mexican theme indie platformer

Mistborn: Birthright
Action-RPG based on series of fantasy novels by Brandon Sanderson.

Dystopian indie stealth game.

Starlight Inception
Indie space shooter

Watch Dogs
Incredible open-world action game where hacking is the most powerful weapon.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Shadowrun Returns
Turn-based cRPG that’s an adaptation of one of the greatest pen-n-paper RPG systems of all time










  1. =D This was a long time coming but I wasn’t going to give up hope. I shared you on facebook and absolutely cannot thank you enough for keeping this going. Much love!

  2. keep on going. Great blog!

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