The Steam sales have kicked off again. Here’s a very quick list of things I’d recommend – get them when they hit a price you’re comfortable with:
- Bioshock Infinite
- Possibly as good as shooters are gonna get for a while now. Go for the shooting, stay for the story.
- Intentionally brain-bending puzzle game made by an Australian. The game design for the earlier puzzles is sublime.
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Fun, little creative game if you can get it cheap.
- Hotline Miami
- Horrifically violent game with a great hook and cool music.
- Cool isometric beat-em up with some of the best narration ever.
- Surgeon Simulator 2013
- Super-dumb but hilarious surgery simulator. Even though it’s short, there’s lots of little easter eggs within.
- A platformer MOBA without the life debt you need to pay to play Dota 2.
- Chaos in space. Lots of depth for a simple game.
- Payday and Payday 2
- Heist simulators that are pretty cool, except for some slightly rough edges.
- Rogue Legacy
- Castlevania platforming with a constant upgrade ability.
- Starseed Pilgrim
- Arty, meditative platform puzzler.
- Walking Dead
- Fantastic horror game with great writing that will smash you like a sledgehammer.
If you have any hidden gems, let me know!