Five New Steam Games You Probably Missed (October 18, 2021)

Every day, around a dozen new games are released on Steam. And while we think it’s a good thing, it can be understandably difficult to keep up. Potentially exciting gems will certainly be lost in the deluge of new things to play, unless you sort through all the games released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we did. If nothing appeals to you this week, we’ve rounded up the best PC games you can play right now and a list of the 2021 games that will launch this year.

The despot’s game

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Release: ‌ October 15
Developer: ‌ Konfa Games
Introductory Price: $ 13.49 | ‌ ‌ £ 10.25 | ‌ ‌‌ AU $ 19.35

Despot’s Game is a roguelike with an autobattler rhythm: you optimize the arsenal of a group of people who have suddenly found themselves in a strange maze of murders, and the goal is to make sure they are strong enough to hit the strange monstrosities they will encounter along the way. These helpless people won’t stay that way for long, as you can equip them with all kinds of loot tools to turn them, for example, into ninjas or cultists. Interestingly, reaching the end of the maze will trigger an encounter with another real player’s final version of the game. Despot’s Game is in early access and will stay there for “no more than a year” until it gets the usual polish and additional content.

Continue the static

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Release: ‌ ‌ October 15
Developer: ‌ Head games
Introductory price: ‌ ‌ $ 12.74 ‌ | ‌ ‌ £ 9.68 ‌ | ‌ ‌ AU18.27

Chasing Static is a first person horror game set in Wales, specifically in a run down old roadside cafe where the cafe has been replaced by fear. Inspired by “80s sci-fi horror and contemporary surreal cinema”, Chasing Static definitely travels into the orbit of modern retro horror: its graphics seem a little more advanced than the usual PS1-inspired fare , but it still has that uncomfortable 3D graphics vibe at the start that makes this new subgenre so exciting. With about two hours of battery life, this sounds like something fun to add to your pile of Halloween binge.

Negative Nancy

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Release: ‌ October 14
Developer: FEED
Launch Price: ‌ ‌ $ 12.74 | ‌ ‌ £ 9.68 ‌ | ‌ ‌ AU $ 16.95

Here’s a visual novel / adventure hybrid about saying “no” to things. You play as an employee of a soulless department store where, in keeping with the mistaken adage that “the customer is always right”, you are supposed to say “yes” all the time. But shit! Negative Nancy talks about the joy of not giving a damn. A customer wants you to repair a defective product? Just say no. The game is a little more complicated than that – there’s a branching narrative and the ability to refrain from saying “no” – but it’s about the catharsis of subverting expectations.

The good life

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Release: ‌ ‌ October 15
Developer: ‌ White Owls Inc.
Introductory price: ‌ ‌ $ 30 | ‌ ‌ £ 24 | ‌ ‌AU $ 42.95

The Good Life is an RPG and life simulation of Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro from Deadly Premonition. Protagonist Naomi is a journalist who has just moved to a small English town to investigate why people turn into cats and dogs. It sounds idyllic, but apparently some people don’t want to be animals, so part of The Good Life is about solving this mystery with a trusty camera. Corn! Naomi herself can also transform into a cat or a dog, and she can also maintain a garden, cook, and hang out with friends. Reviews are generally mixed on this one, as they always are for the Deadly Premonition games.

Stolen kingdom

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Release: ‌ October 15
Developer: ‌ Burst2Flame Entertainment
Introductory Price: ‌ ‌ $ 18 | ‌ ‌ £ 13.94 | ‌ ‌ AU $ 26.05

Another Early Access launch, Stolen Realm pairs a turn-based strategy with an action RPG, which seems oxymoronic if the action RPG reminds you of Diablo. It’s a magnificent game, however, with its bright hexagonal maps and low-poly art style, and there are plenty of opportunities to specialize here with eight skill trees and over 240 skills. The game supports six-player online cooperative play, which features a “simultaneous team turn system” which should make meetings faster and more enjoyable. The game will remain in Early Access for “approximately one year”.

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