The Swords of Ditto is without a doubt the best roguelike game to come out in 2018 thus far. Devolver Digital and onebitbeyond have once again really knocked it out of the park. For the low retail price, you really cannot go wrong with this picking up Ditto, especially if you have someone to play co-op with.
The Division released in an unfinished state and was looking to be a flop, but that didn’t stop the developers from sticking with it and updating The Division in order to make it the game they envisioned. The Division is now in a better state than ever, providing complex RPG and Looting mechanics along with a third-person shooter experience that is unlike anything seen on the market thus far.
Very few games capture your attention right from the beginning. A Way Out not only manages such a feat, but it maintains its hold throughout the rest of its six-hour campaign. Each scene blends into the next, with little downtime in between, leaving you with that ‘just one more’ feeling as you complete them.
Run-Gun-Jump-Gun is a game that is unapologetic about what it is and what you should be doing. You want to run, and gun, and jump, and gun more? You got it. But you also get a game bursting with charm, excitement, and triumph. Nintendo Switch is filled with ports and arcade games, but few of them will give you the rush or satisfaction that RGJG packs.
Dead in Vinland tries to add combat, exploration, and a deep story to an already complex survival sim. While the result is a fairly enjoyable game at first, it quickly runs out of tricks and devolves into tedious micromanagement. But what really undercuts Dead in Vinland is its shallow characters and abysmal anachronistic dialogue.
Gravity Rush Remastered takes you through a magical journey with Kat, a girl who has the ability to manipulate gravity. The game offers you plenty of opportunity to harness these breath-taking powers through the large, immersive open world map of Hekseville. However, the remastered edition falls short in regards to lack of variety of side missions and challenges and awkward motions.
Minit provides a familiar concept of time limits in games and turns it on its head, turning death into part of the journey instead of a punishment. With a great pixelated art style, and a catchy chiptune soundtrack, Minit will give any seasoned gamer a feeling of deja vu worth the price of admission.
With a unique spin on racing game mechanics, Nippon Marathon is a fun couch co-op experience. Best played with friends, the game sees players compete against each other on obstacle-filled courses. With additional elements such as power-ups, the game stands out well in the racing genre. Nippon Marathon is a unique experience, and as such, is worth picking up at its modest price.
Rare has created an immersive and fun pirate experience for players to enjoy with up to three friends. Sailing the high seas and collecting treasures and bounties is satisfying, and outwitting enemy players is fulfilling. Unfortunately, the small pool of activities and a seemingly toxic player base can occasionally ruin a good time, but with all the silly exploits you’ll get into, Sea of Thieves is definitely a worthwhile experience.
The God of War trilogy consists of three of the greatest games to ever grace Sony’s consoles. The epic tale of anti-hero Kratos’ revenge on the pantheon of Greek gods unfolds with feverish drama and spectacle. Cutting edge visual presentation, exhilarating set pieces, intense combat and creative level design converge to make this one of PlayStation’s definitive and quintessential adventures.
Scribblenauts Showdown is an excellent party game. It has achieved what it set out to achieve and is great fun with friends. However, people who are looking for the classic Scribblenauts experience may be disappointed. For US$40 it is definitely worth the money because of the replayability. You will get hours of fun out of this game.