I like sandbox games, my recommendations (all PC):
- Rimworld: great SciFi sandbox game where you crashland on a foreign planet and have to build a colony. Everything is procedurally generated and a storytelling AI is throwing random events at you. Great modding scene, too.
- Crusader Kings 2: medieval feudalism simulator-grand strategy-game. Steep learning curve but really rewarding and interesting for history nerds (there is also Europa Universalis 4 which has a bigger focus on diplomacy than RPG elements)
- Factorio: Just recently purchased but already hooked. It’s a factory building simulation where you automate assembly lines and so on.
- Football Manager 2020: self explaining, incredibly deep. if you like football-managers then you already know it
Not payed Factorio but the other 3 are gems.
Took me a while to get a hang of Rimworld but what fun!
CK2 is another that is amazing once you get into it
I’m currently mildly obsessed with Civ 6 Gathering Storm. Just got the expansion and it really changes the game in an interesting way. Well worth checking out.
I believe somebody on the Elektronauts forum was working on this game, I’ll have to look around to find out who.
Edit - It’s you! Hahaha duh. Shouldn’t post so early in the morning. Nice job on the title! It looks like it did very well.
HAHA Yeah we just released it on PS4 too
@Dataline Any recommendations for C64 games welcomed, I think they will be a good distraction from this pandemic
Definitely gonna check H.E.R.O!
Ahh , then we should move this to the game recommendation thread
Yes, HERO is really good I think! I have it on the Atari2600 too, limited GFX but the games feel a bit smoother on that. Still, C64 has that sound and the Kraktros!!!
Favourite C64 games, which i still play:
Ninja (not last ninja)
Krakout (Oh man, this one is crazy cool, many different levels of it too)
BOULDERDASH (WHAT A SOUNDTRACK!!!)
Giana Sisters (Yea, up yours mario)
RIVER RAID!!! (Needs a remake NOW)
I think the best game I made was alien storm for c64.
And some terrible ones.
I’m 12 hours in to the new FFVII remake on PS4…
It is awesome!!
It’s sucked me in more than any game in years, the attention to detail in the world is incredible and the combat is great. They have added heaps to the game too.
At 12 hours, I’ve just arrived at Aeriths house for the first time. I think that’s about 2 or 3 hours into the original game.
It does look great! It’s the only Final Fantasy I ever played. I never beat it. Got as far as the large Casino city and then my high school life got in the way. I may try and replay this.
I did just pick up Dead Cells and having a lot of fun with it! Into the Breach is great also for a strategy game, like Chess combined with Pacific Rim.
Badland on android- excellent mention!!
Truly a modern platform classic
Thanks for this. A very well spent 12quid. I’m not a massive gamer but this is really engrossing and can get pretty “quantum!”
The litt’lun loves leading vast herds of rocks around. Thoroughly enjoying it.
It’s a rhythm based video game that sorta plays like guitar hero but with a main character who walks around with a cool hood and is made of wood?
Some of the tunes were catchy. I am going play this when it’s released
I’m playing the new update for The Long Dark- Winter’s Embrace. It’s brutal.
But I just had to comment about the sound design, specifically the electricity when you are in a building during an Aurora. When you walk around a room (if you are listening with headphones), it’s like walking around a virtual surround sound installation. The way they have captured and implemented the sound of the electricity ‘crackling’ is just great. Mika Vainio would have approved.
Civ 4 BTS. I’ve been playing it since 2005. square grid FTW. Best version of the game.
Stevens Sausage Roll. One of the best puzzle games ever made. Don’t let the graphics fool you.
Anything by Zachtronic. Programming puzzle games. Especially Shenzen IO, Opus Magnum and TIS 100 are brilliant games.
Space Engine VR if you have VR. Not a game but a great experience.
Stephen’s Sausage Roll makes me feel incredibly stupid. I’m just totally stuck, and quite early on.
which one you stuck on? Maybe we can give you some spoiler-free clues. I only looked up one solution (cold frustration) and I regret it. Best puzzle game I’ve ever played.
Can’t remember now, I stopped playing ages ago. I should try again.
Edit: oh I think it was the Great Tower I stopped on, but I’d had to look up a solution before that and was disgusted with myself for cheating. Can’t remember if I spent much time on the tower or just stopped because I wasn’t clever enough for it.