30 BEST COMPUTER GAMES FROM RECENT PAST WORTH PLAYING NOW

We’ve been told some superb stories over the course of năm ngoái. Dontnod finally cracked the formula Telltale have harboured jealously these past few years, Pillars of Eternity and Her Story made a virtue of verbosity, while Rockstar and Kojima reminded us that triple-A could still surprise and provoke.

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Not everything great happened in 2015 – our rundown of the best PC games khổng lồ play right now features choices from this year and those gone by.

But we’ve written our own stories too, playing the likes of Prison Architect and Sunless Sea, that we’ll remember equally fondly. For those frozen in carbonite or stuchồng without a sufficiently powerful PC during the period in question, here are the year’s best.


Heroes of the Storm

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It wasn’t going to be long until Blizzard entered the MOBA fray, and Heroes of the Storm is their stab at taking on Dota và League of Legends. Yet this 5v5 arena game isn’t just another clone. Instead Blizzard have made a game vastly more accessible than your regular MOBA, while holding tightly lớn the core characteristics of the genre: complex heroes & skill phối memorisation.

The heroes in question are favourites pulled from Blizzard’s worlds – Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft – và each bring their quality approaches to the battle arenas. Heroes of the Storm’s multiple maps not only ask teams khổng lồ defeat one another, but also lớn complete side-quests tailored khổng lồ their theme. One requires you lớn power up a golem that can rampage through your enemy’s base, whilst another allows you khổng lồ transkhung inlớn an unstoppable Dragon Knight if you capture a shrine. Not only is it varied, but it’s intensely fun.

Gr& Theft Aukhổng lồ V

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We were forced lớn wait over a year for it lớn arrive, but when Gr& Theft Auto lớn V showed up on PC we got the best version possible: huge resolution textures, heavier traffic, more wildlife to lớn hunt, a first-person view, & frame rates that don’t bog you down. GTA’s satirical Los Angeles is huge, & it looks phenomenal on PC. Baggy shirts ripple in the Californian breeze, và the branches of trees gently swing. Waves froth at the tips, and the individual gritstones of tarmac driveways glisten in the baking sun.

It also just so happens to lớn be a great game too. Observe: three distinctly different protagonists who you can swap between at any point, và missions that never fail to lớn entertain. Then there’s GTA Online, your weekkết thúc multiplayer go-khổng lồ – a sandbox to get together with friends in và run amok, robbing every ngân hàng in the state & buying a sweet penthouse. Indisputably the pinnacle achievement of Rockstar’s current generation of game design.

Fallout 4

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năm ngoái has been a fine year for PC RPGs, & Fallout 4 can stvà proudly among mỏi them. Its radioactive sầu Boston is a treasure trove of treats, mostly in the form of springs, shards of metal, & broken lightbulbs. It’s what Fallout lets you vị with those odds and ends that’s its strength: while other RPGs fiddle about with random numbers và heavy decisions, Fallout 4 is about rebuilding society out of the scraps left behind. That can come in the form of an awesome new gun used to lớn assassinate a key enemy, or a whole village built lớn accommodate survivors và traders. Whatever manner rebuilding comes in, it’s always done by your hand through the game’s brilliantly deep crafting system.

Aside from that, it’s business as usual for Fallout. There’s the Brotherhood of Steel lớn contover with, a shadowy mystery buried deep beneath the ground, and armies of super mutants to fover off. Fallout 4’s combat is the best Bethesda have ever made, so while war may never change, we’re thankful that some things vị.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

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Yes, Vermintide is basically a Left 4 Dead clone – down to lớn the long-tailed equivalents of its special infected. But we’ve sầu not had a Left 4 Dead game for six years, & Fatshark have expertly mimicked the art of throwing murderous beasts at a four-strong cluster of players. The odd randomer can make completing some missions a bit of a nightmare – but you can haông chồng off a ratman’s head and see it roll down a cobbled street, set them on fire or blast them apart with a blunderbuss, so every cloud. The skaven are the smelly stars, evoking the goblins of Moria in their gleeful, feverish bloodlust. If your dream apocalypse situation is the Plague of London on steroids, then Vermintide is for you.

The game’s greenish gloom comes from Mordhelặng, and its classes from Warhammer Quest – plus there’s a loot & crafting system that embraces Games Workshop’s gothic weapons và tools. It’s a fantastic magpie effort, and a fitting celebration of the now-retired Old World.

Life is Strange

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Life is Strange is the first example of the Telltale episodic formula really working for someone who isn’t Telltale. Not only are developers Dontnod not the architects of The Walking Dead, they’re also not interested in telling comic book end-of-the-world parables. Life is Strange is a coming-of-age story, focused on the trials và troubles of teenage life. Sure, there’s a paranormal aspect to it all – main character Max can manipulate time, saving players from reloading saves lớn thử nghiệm out alternative sầu outcomes – but it’s the realistic, relatable elements of this schoolyard tale that really resonate.

With all five episodes now released, a marathuôn awaits. As you play you may find the narrative begins lớn unravel as its đoạn Clip game-y elements take hold. But for every misstep there’s a moment that nails teenage love, that hammers trang chủ terrible sorrow, that catches you off-guard. Even the smallest decision can lead to lớn life-destroying consequences.

Marvel Heroes 2015

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If you were lớn give this superhero action RPG a name from the Marvel comics, it would be Project Rebirth. Upon its launch two years ago, there’s no way it would have made this các mục. But Gazillion turned the lacklustre combat mechanics around by paying attention their community, & Marvel Heroes is now one of the most-played games on Steam. You’ll notice, too, since the game doubles as an MMO: packs of Wolverines & Hulks mill about environments made familiar by the Thor và Avengers films, & make more than adequate co-op partners.

Gazillion’s adjustments have sầu lent Marvel Heroes that all-important flow that the very best action RPGs giới thiệu – a hypnotically murderous rhythm punctuated by a satisfying progression system. And all the while, you’ll hear one-liners from a smirking Spider-Man, or whoever your anh hùng of choice might be. There are more than 100 from the comics, from the iconic to lớn the obscure, so you’ve a svào shot at fulfilling your particular power fantasy.

Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition

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Not nội dung simply to be the best RPG of năm trước, Divinity: Original Sin returns to stand alongside the likes of The Witcher 3 và Pillars of Eternity, & doesn’t come off any worse for the comparison.

Over a thous& enhancements bolster the already stunning turn-based classic RPG. Controller support, a revised plot and dynamic split-screen are the headliners. But you’ll also find new voiceovers, enemies, loot, và a variety of game modes that allow you lớn either relax – the better to lớn take in a supremely silly yet shrewdly written story – or play as a hardcore tactician. Given that the, er, original Original Sin could be teeth-grindingly difficult even on its default difficulty, that’s an option only for those confident they can navigate Divinity’s spell system without accidentally electrifying a comrade stood in a puddle of blood. The rest of us can muddle through in appreciation of the sublime simulation that invokes Dwarf Fortress as much as the Ultima games.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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For once in its history, Metal Gear Solid has treated the PC lượt thích a first class citizen & come lớn the platform in a timely fashion. Built on the fancy new FOX engine, The Phantom Pain is a huge leap for the series, featuring expansive sầu, open-ended levels that allow players khổng lồ pick their approach to objectives and freely play about with the game’s systems without falling foul of scripted sequences.

Snake has a plethora of toys available khổng lồ fulfil his tactical needs, & the expected idiosyncrasies of Hideo Kojima introduce a strange internal logic lớn proceedings: in what other stealth game could you rely on a horse for thiết bị di động concealment, or slapstick-airlift inconvenient enemies out of the way? If this is to lớn be the eccentric auteur’s final opus, then we couldn’t ask for a finer exit. Never has Kojima’s radio been so keenly attuned lớn both the needs of contemporary gamers & his own peculiar vision.

Mad Max

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After decades of Dogmeat và other not-so-subtle references lớn the Road Warrior in videogames, Warner Brothers finally okayed an official adaptation from Avalanđậy. Vehicle combat is the backbone of this open-world game (would we expect anything else, especially after Fury Road?), but the wasteland is also full of utterly insane gangs khổng lồ go head-to-head with in cthua combat. Customisation is a huge element, with Max’s car able to undergo numerous upgrades và refits until you find your igiảm giá khuyến mãi mechanical match.

With the Just Cause guys pulling the strings, the Mad Max films’ sense of violent insanity has been transferred wholesale inkhổng lồ the game. And it’s absolutely gorgeous, thanks in no small part lớn the sandstorms that whip up from time lớn time. They’re a microcosmic look at Mad Max’s strengths: beautiful on the horizon, utterly chaotic once you’re caught up in their whirling debris & lightning strikes.

OlliOlli 2: Welcome To Olliwood

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While the PC is chocka with throwbachồng RPGs & adventure games, there’s one corner of our nostalgic brains usually left unstimulated – the part willing to hold down a physically ambitious combination of buttons in pursuit of a half-pipe high score.

OlliOlli 2 brings the movephối of Tony Hawk lớn the side-scrolling format of Trials. You jump, you l&, you maintain momentum. Sloppy landings slow you down, break your full bộ & stumble your skater. There’s a hypnotic flow lớn the subtly highlighted dangers and luminous rails, as well as the flashes of pink và green that reward perfect timing. Daily challenges, split-screen multiplayer, pro-versions of tracks and a really cool soundtraông xã seal the deal. Don’t be surprised if, as the minutes turn to hours, you experience an almost spiritual sensation. If you’ll let it, OlliOlli will engender a zen-lượt thích partnership between your mind & fingers that your conscious brain isn’t invited to participate in.

Tales From The Borderlands

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The greatest story ever told by a pair of utterly unreliable narrators, Tales From The Borderlands is a proud variation on the blueprint drawn up for The Walking Dead. Where in Georgia you were usually picking from two terrible outcomes, Pandora more often has you choosing between tempting trophies. It’s a game driven by greed rather than gruelling survival. What’s more, Telltale are now willing to mess with the limits of their toolmix – tricking you into lớn triggering alarms with big on-screen buttons, or causing double-takes by removing items from the background.

It’s also funny: a series that forefronts comedy made by a studio founded on it. The gags come fast, but are deliberate rather than scattershot – somehow retaining comic timing even when the player is in control of the conversation. Telltale play with the haplessness of their protagonists, who are professional bluffers rather than bounty hunters, và take glee in nudging them towards total chaos – setting up some exquisitely-directed action sequences. Oh: & there are electro-funk interludes.

Her Story

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Detective games have never quite captured the feel of being a genuine police inspector. That was until Her Story came along. Sat infront of a ‘90s CRT monitor and sifting through countless đoạn Clip files, you need khổng lồ piece together the story told by a woman interviewed in regards to lớn a missing man. If Her Story’s reticent database were real, whoever designed it would probably be out of a job. But here it ensures that you’ll hang off every word uttered by interviewee actress Viva Seifert. How did events unfold? With no guiding hand or mission markers, it’s up to you to decide the outcome of the case.

The FMV nature of the game doesn’t date Her Story khổng lồ the same era as that CRT monitor, though you’d be forgiven for expecting it to lớn. Proper human acting, for once not muddled by translation inlớn a rendered world, actually brings this quality game closer lớn reality.

Guild of Dungeoneering

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We’ve played countless dungeon crawlers where we act as the hero. Why not be the dungeon for once? Guild of Dungeoneering flips the formula, asking you khổng lồ relinquish direct control of your adventurer & instead piông chồng the tiles they’ll encounter – funnelling them through rooms you’ve sầu populated with enemies and coin towards an objective sầu. It’s like the scene in The Wrong Trousers where Gromit lays the traông xã before the toy train while it’s in motion, but with barbarians & torture chambers.

Tempting your warrior down the right path can be terribly important. What you’re doing is managing your own difficulty curve – ensuring that your character meets appropriately-levelled enemies where possible; allowing them enough time khổng lồ cấp độ up & loot better gear before facing bosses.

Guild of Dungeoneering takes what it needs from the best in CCGs & tactics và folds it all into a structure that’s clever and consciously underivative sầu. It’s a deck you’ll want khổng lồ keep playing with.

Rocket League

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It’s the football game that’s taken the world by storm, probably because all the men with legs that kiông chồng the ball have sầu been replaced with awesome cars that go brum brum & zoom zoom around futuristic stadiums. Yes, it’s vehiclular soccer, và it works brilliantly. This is a game where you can chase a ball while driving on the ceiling, as fans cheer from their sleek sci-fi seats. This is a game where a goal is accompanied by an explosion & an aftershoông chồng that sends every oto hurtling backward.

While it’s football that obviously inspires Rocket League, it actually feels more like a big, bouncy game of 3D pinball. There’s a hint of pool or snooker there, too, in the angles và the trick shots. At launch the servers just couldn’t cope with the demvà, but now that everything is fine & dandy Rocket League is fast-paced, ridiculous fun.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

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When an MMO has four million players, a darn good expansion paông xã is what it deserves. Heavensward provides exactly that for Final Fantasy XIV, adding a massive sầu new world, a new race, three new jobs, & an extra spin to lớn its exciting story, pushing the plot in new & dangerous directions. Here be dragons, so expect epic trùm fights.

The base game remains essential – a full-fledged Final Fantasy with all the trimmings. You’ve sầu got Eorzea as the huge open world: a mix of parched deserts, lush forests and sunny coasts. You’ve got your extravagant characters, including the series’ ubiquitous recurring character Cid. And you’re got a good versus evil story holding your hand from cấp độ one lớn 50 & beyond, propelling you through the various zones, directing you to lớn the quest hubs. Cheesy humour tops off the whole affair like cheddar on an especially meaty chocobo burger.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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This is a much more personal tale than either of the previous Witcher games, exploring Geralt’s history and relationships, both lãng mạn và platonic, but it’s still vast in scope, and a great deal of effort has also gone inlớn developing the dark fantasy world and its denizens. Despite Geralt’s urgent quest, he’s able lớn go off gallivanting và vày what he does best: killing monsters.

Now he’s doing it in a huge, mostly open world. That means more monsters lớn kill, more nooks and crannies khổng lồ explore for relics, alchemical ingredients and boss khủng dens và more quests than you could possibly keep track of without a quest log. And it stands as a lesson in how lớn make an open world game that’s filled with compelling content instead of inane busywork.

The reason it continues khổng lồ enthral is simple: every time you begin what appears khổng lồ be a fetch quest, you know to lớn expect a twist in the tail from CD Projekt RED’s tricksy writers.

Order of Battle: Pacific

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Gr& strategy games have, typically, always failed to get naval forces right. Order of Battle: Pacific cracks it right on the head, making just the act of transporting from island to island a tactical joy. It’s a Panzer General-lượt thích serious wargame, but with an unprecedented approach that combines detail, pace, and challenge to create a compelling battle against Japanese forces.

The biggest obstacle in the game is the ocean itself. You need lớn both find a suitable landing location, figure out where the enemy’s warships are hiding, intercept their fighters và bombers, & then make sure your invasion force has enough reinforcements & supplies coming ashore lớn survive. Oh, và the waters near the beaches are probably mined. Good luông xã with that.

This is a history buff’s paradise: a powerful recreation of the complexity of operations in the Pacific, but one that never gets too bogged down in the, er, specifics.

Cities: Skylines

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After the disappointment that was SimCity, we’ve sầu all been waiting for the essential đô thị builder lớn come our way. It finally arrived in the form of Cities: Skylines, Paradox’s superbly wonderful mayoral management game. Covering everything from the granular systems determining which buildings adorn the footpaths of your streets, to lớn the major complexities of sewerage pumping and transportation networks, Cities: Skylines manages to lớn make every mechanic work together in absolute harmony. Each stretch of road, every bus stop, every links in the transport network is important, & even small changes can have sầu meaningful results.

Its scope allows for unrivalled flexibility, helped by the growth of an impressive sầu mod scene & a great expansion. Skylines is an elixir concocted by Finnish alchemists, made from all the ingredients that the genre needs. It kept us up late again và again fashioning urban utopias – và when we did sleep, we were haunted by roundabouts and sewage pipes.

Pillars of Eternity

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Leading a pack of nostalgic RPGs in 2015 was Pillars of Eternity, a spiritual successor lớn the Forgotten Realms games of yesteryear. Buoyed by RPG superstar Chris Avellone, Obsidian’s team created a brvà new universe with untold stories, unseen races, and unexplored dungeons. That’s perhaps the most exciting element of Pillars of Eternity; it’s bespoke.

With that new world comes a network of complex RPG systems & real-time combat, embracing all the possibilities of multi-character parties. You’ll become attached to your companions, but the pause button will be your greademo friover, since combinations and timing of attacks are absolutely vital to making it through Eternity’s encounters alive sầu.

Obsidian had a daunting task before them: to make a follow-up to a series of games that are inextricably tangled up in nostalgia, over a decade after the height of those games’ popularity. This is the best parts of the lot of them, wrapped up in something new và brilliant.

Frozen Cortex

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In the far future, we won’t be relying on overpaid human sports stars lớn provide our Saturday afternoon entertainment. Oh no: robots sprinting after balls will be the most popular sport of tomorrow, and Frozen Cortex makes a strong case for why. Transposing the turn-based tactics of Frozen Synapse from office complexes to lớn open-air stadiums, Frozen Cortex requires you to lớn scrutinise your opponent’s player positions, assess what their next move will be, & try to out-move them. Played baông xã in real-time, games take just seconds. But split inlớn turns, they could take you a whole afternoon if you want to plan every move sầu khổng lồ perfection. It’s sport for the scientific mind, and gosh is it glorious.

While the stark simpliđô thị might feel cold or even cruel at first, Mode 7 have sầu in fact boiled the Synapse formula down lớn something perhaps more beautiful, burning away its impurities khổng lồ leave sầu hard kim cương.

Total War: Attila

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Attila quite literally sets the Total War franchise on fire, thanks lớn its new fire propagation mechanics that let you raze entire cities to the ground. The Huns are a relentless hurricane that cannot settle down & doesn’t want lớn be contained. Where other cultures build cities và hide behind walls, they are lượt thích a force of nature, sweeping through Europe and the east, never stopping.

By escaping the cold climate và dealing with horde-based armies, Attila finds safe footing for the series after the stumble of Rome II. Indeed, it feels lượt thích a significant improvement in all areas, leading to lớn a much stronger, more confident game. This is Creative Assembly’s most aggressive Total War, set in a shifting, turn-based campaign map where warbands and armies rearrange borders with axes and spears in roông xã, paper, scissors combat. More warlike than ever, the Total War torch burns on.

Sunless Sea

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Sunless Sea gives you a vast subterranean ocean to lớn explore in your frail ship. Dotted about the sea are islands filled with Lovecraftian horrors – mummified ghouls, tentacled monsters, và mysterious strangers. You’re tasked with sailing between them, trading your way to lớn a quick buck, and keeping your crew sane enough not khổng lồ mutiny.

The whole thing turns inkhổng lồ a sort of choose your own adventure novel every time you dochồng your ship. You’ll be presented with a string of possible story threads – maybe a veiled woman waits for you at the pier, or you overhear a ghastly scream you can choose lớn investigate, or perhaps a group of masked men invite you khổng lồ play cards with them. Picking your way through stories might lead to lớn coin, or a new crew thành viên, or maybe something so horrific it causes your men to abandon you. All of this rises from the frenzied minds that brought us Fallen London và, as such, is one of the best written games on the PC.

Grow Home

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Ubisoft’s Grow trang chủ came as a delightful surprise. You play a little robot with a propensity for gardening who’s trying lớn grow a beanstalk up into lớn a sky filled with floating islands. The beanstalk doesn’t have sầu enough energy khổng lồ reach the atmosphere in one go so, instead, you need khổng lồ grow it towards the islands, using them as stepping stones. To grow it you have khổng lồ sing lớn red flowers which dot the trunk & then hold onto the branch that shoots out, directing it towards an island. The whole thing is packed with colour và neat ideas, like being able khổng lồ use leaves as hang gliders and daisies as parachutes.

This experiment from Driver studio Reflections is a fresh, green shoot in a garden of gnarly old game series’ dried out by annualisation. Grow trang chủ is welcoming và sweet, và its simplicity as elegant as BUD (Botanical Utility Droid) is adorably clumsy.

Chaos Reborn

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Chaos Reborn plonks two-to-four opponents down on a board, và asks them to lớn kill each other with a clever combination of summoned monsters & offensive sầu spells. Each spellcaster và creature is allowed one move và one action, after which point they’ll pass control bachồng khổng lồ the enemy. Matches are over, literally và figuratively, in a flash.The twist is that Chaos is lượt thích a bad trip: you’re floating above yourself. That’s you down there on the board, in the hood with the nobbly stick. The wizard is your Queen piece, và the consequences of your death are match-ending, leaving you at once vulnerable & powerful.

X-Com creator Julian Gollop’s trademark tabletop ethos returns here with a percentage-to-hit system: the best the player can bởi is steer the probabilities in their favour, or throw their opponent off with bluff summons – make-believe sầu monsters that hit just as hard as the real ones. It’s poker. It’s chess. It’s Warhammer. It’s brilliant, và now comes with a single-player mode mix in a procedurally-generated Realm.

Besiege

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The ayên of Besiege is simple: smush everyone và smash everything. Left lớn your own devices in a cutesy medieval world, you need to look inlớn your siege engine-themed Lego box for the components to build a whirligig of death và destruction và kill all the enemy soldiers on the maps.

Besiege gives you an incredibly robust crafting system with which to lớn work. You can build a chassis out of wooden beams, slap on a few wheels and cannons và have yourself a medieval tank. Alternatively, you can bởi vì what the Besiege community has done: go a little crazy with the sandbox, creating complex clockwork robots out of simple components. You don’t necessarily need khổng lồ mimic their bizarre fascination with wanking automata, though.

With just a small selection of gizmos you can construct the most ingenious, bizarre, joyful, và imaginative creations, & then use them to utterly destroy a village filled with tiny men and sheep. Besiege is a game that will feed on your imagination for weeks.

Satellite Reign

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Satellite Reign is a spiritual successor lớn Syndicate, and unlike the 2012 FPS reboot not only looks and plays lượt thích the original game but is also rather good. Its Blade Runner-inspired cityscape is absolutely stunning: the perfect stage for your squad of cyberpunk soldiers to lớn storm about on, huge coats billowing, splattering brains all over the pavement.

The combat is satisfyingly strategic, with shades of both the original Syndicates và modern real-time tactics games. Your infiltrator can fire up his cloak, hiding from cops & security; the tư vấn agent can scan crowds, worming his way through their digital lives lớn snatch important bits of information; our pal the hacker can jack into lớn all sorts of things, switching off cameras or siphoning off cash from ATMs; and there’s also a shooty man who is good at shooting things. It’s Syndicate. Not the actual Syndicate, mind, but the one that exists in the memories of those who played it over đôi mươi years ago. And that’s a real treat.

Project CARS

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Another crowdfunding success story, Project CARS offers a sandbox experience for racing enthusiasts. Pick your preferred racing style và attempt to lớn make a career out of it. From small, nimble karts khổng lồ high-performance F1 cars, there’s a multitude of different motorsport paths to lớn pursue, with realistically recreated tracks khổng lồ compete on. Building on their Need for Speed: Shift engine, developers Slightly Mad Studquả táo have sầu worked with motorsport veterans such as Top Gear’s ex-Stig Ben Collins và Touring Car Cup winner Nicolas Hamilton (brother of Lewis) khổng lồ ensure their simulation is as painstakingly accurate as possible.

Project CARS is about listening to each vehicle, understanding what it’s telling you, & respecting their differences. It’s about adapting lớn the unexpected, as the sun sets và the storms cthua thảm in, just trying khổng lồ survive the next few minutes until you get to the pits. Make your peace with the evil AI, và you’ll enjoy a great drive sầu.

Prison Architect

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Everyone & their dog had been playing Prison Architect thanks to its long use of the Steam Early Access Mã Sản Phẩm, but only in 2015 was the game finally released <…on bail – Obligatory Metaphor Ed>. Introversion’s incarceration sim has evolved from a group of well-functioning but obviously still-in-development systems lớn what is a fully-fledged sandbox incorporating alternate modes, random events & endless possibilities.

It’s a virtual delinquency ant farm in which you tread the line between your prisoners’ happiness & the prison’s efficiency & safety. Set up metal detectors và order extensive sầu searches of every cell and tensions will rise, but neglect lớn de-shiv your inmates in favour of a feel-good prison atmosphere & those happy prisoners will end up all stabbed lớn bits in a bodybag. Now that the game’s finished, you can even play as escapists attempting lớn vacate the hellhole you’ve sầu inadvertently created. Prison Architect sets a new bar for the long-lapsed management genre.

Volume

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Indie darling Mike Bithell returned in năm ngoái with Volume, và while it couldn’t be more different from his breakthrough act Thomas Was Alone, it does require the same intelligent approach. Volume is a stealth game heavily inspired by the first Metal Gear Solid. Demanding exactly zero contact with the enemy and absolute silence from your actions, Volume requires swift planning & execution and the use of decoys to lớn complete a variety of heists.

As with Thomas Was Alone, there’s a svào narrative sầu that runs alongside its complex gameplay. In a sci-fi retelling of the Robin Hood legend, Volume’s lead Robert Locksley performs heists in an AI simulation (voiced by Danny Wallace), broadcasting his actions khổng lồ an internet audience as a kind of anti-establishment Let’s Play. He faces off against Guy Gisborne, CEO of future England’s corporatocracy, played by Andy Serkis. The heist simulator can also be used to lớn construct player-made levels, meaning there are already a nearly-infinite amount of extra options through Steam Worksiêu thị.

And that’s the way it was. Or at least it is in our eyes – what vị you think? Anything we’ve missed out when it comes khổng lồ the top games of 2015?