PC GAEMS FROM 2015 ONWARDS
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|Picture||Title||Genre||Description||Where To Buy|
|Apotheon||Action-Platformer||Stylish Greek-themed action game with a unique "Greek-vase-style" art direction and fast-paced action all through.||GOG|
|Bayonetta||Action-Adventure / Hack n' Slash||Crazy over the top 3D action, kinda like Devil May Cry with a super hot witch babe as the hero. Lotsa gore and sexiness. Excellent porting, runs beautifully even on toasters.||Humble|
|Blacksea Odyssey||Roguelike, Asteroids||Hunt space creatures with your harpoon and anchor and rip their limbs to weaken them! Controls seem weird but you get used to them. You can get a free demo on Steam.||Steam|
|Broforce||Platformer||Testosterone: the video game! They got all the great heroes from the manliest action movies ever, and put them together in a crazy tough 2D platformer where pretty much everything is explodable.||GOG|
|Caladrius Blaze||Shoot'em Up||GOG|
|Cities: Skylines||Simulation||Love Sim City? Looking for something that was not ruined by developer incompetence and publisher greed? Say no more.||Steam|
|Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours||Shoot'em Up||The ultimate Darius package, for Darius and Shmup fans alike! It has two modes of play, AC Mode and CS Mode. AC mode is a direct port of the Arcade game Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX, massive resolution and all, while the CS mode is where the bulk of the game is. You pick from missions on a map, which consists of playing through a sequence of stages, which when beaten unlock more missions, branching into various directions. There are 9 different ships to choose, including ships based on the previous games of the series.||Steam|
|Doom||Rip & Tear Simulator||After being in development hell for over 8 years, it's a miracle this game actually turned out anything more than half-decent, let alone be the gaming masterpiece it actually is. Doom 2016 is a glorious return to form for the seminal FPS series, with fast paced movement, sprawling non-linear levels, the ability to hold every gun at all times, swarms of demons that actually pose a threat, weapon mods that provide alt fire, and an awesome new metal soundtrack. Basically, this is the game that Doom 3 should have been. Don't buy this for multiplayer though, as nobody cares about it and is DOA.||Steam|
|Dragon Ball XenoVerse||Action RPG/Fighting||Dragon Ball is back. Made by Dimps (the Budokai guys) in the Tenkaichi/Sparking! style. Now you can finally make your shitty Dragon Ball Z original character from when you were ten, you weeaboo. I bet he's a super saiyan and everything, loser.
Character customization is pretty great, the game is pretty fun, has MMO-esque aspects (some have compared online side-quests to Monster Hunter). Controls take some time getting used to, and grinding can be a chore if you didn't spec your character right for your playstyle. It's more of an Action RPG than a pure fighting game.
Pretty much pointless if you're not a Dragon Ball fan, but if you are, this a huge treat.
|Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Space-Time Continuum Disorder||Action-RPG||An epic nostalgia trip through the various eras of gaming in a awesome action-RPG full of unique bosses, missions and mini-games which play in different genres (fighting, shmup, strategy, puzzle and even rhythm). The first game is fine, but very short.||GOG|
|Final Fantasy IV: The After Years||RPG||A fully 3D remake of the WiiWare game. Any tale you unlock after the prologue can be played in any order, similar to Live-A-Live. The Chrono Trigger-esque Band system is slightly altered from the original FF4TAY. Playing FF4 before this is recommended, but not mandatory. However, there is a FF4PC save bonus, in the form of Tails (hint hint) There are no classic FF bosses in this version (replaced by recolored FF4 bosses with new skillsets), no multiplayer like WiiWare, and no challenge dungeons. That said, the challenge dungeon equipment can be bought in the final chapter. If you prefer the extra content, stick with the PSP/WW version.||Steam|
|Final Fantasy V||RPG||Featuring the most refined version of the job system seen in a main Final Fantasy title to date, join Bartz and his quest to have the most female-filled party in the series, as well as his battles against a magic tree. The story is lighthearted, but still plenty cool. Enough classes to make your head spin, plus an extra dungeon and new classes for the GBA/iOS versions. Ported from the GBA with the original SNES music. Diagonal movement makes this port better/worse than the GBA port. Graphics are weak though. Like, DAMN.||Steam|
|Final Fantasy Type-0 HD||Action-RPG||Imagine Crisis Core but better, with 14 different playable characters, playable summons, a world map, chocobo breeding and a fantastic story. The gameplay is difficult and will kill you if you get careless, but is fun and faster than Crisis Core because less "slot machine" bullshit. Much, MUCH, bloodier, gorier and violent than the previous Final Fantasy games. Has updated graphics compared to the PSP version, as well as the option to change the voices to English (very shitty dub) or Japanese, no multiplayer (as if anyone cared about it), an exclusive alternate ending, and an updated soundtrack. The translation is somewhat spotty, so the PSP version may actually be a better pick.||Steam|
|Football Manager 2016||Sports/Simulation||Do you suffer from severe autism? Then this game is for you! Create your own manager and manage football clubs from all around the world. It's a good game with very deep and complex gameplay, but it's the best football simulator. It also has a big community of modders; just don't expect good graphics!||Steam|
|Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator||Fighting||Hands down one of the best-looking fighting games ever, a rocking soundtrack, and the same sweet GGX gameplay as ever. Revelator expands on the roster from Sign, and improves the netcode.||Steam|
|Inside||Puzzle-Platformer||From the same developers of Limbo, it looks and plays much like it's predecessor but adds a few new tricks like mind-controlling people on the background to move objects and such.||GOG|
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel||RPG||Picking up from where the Trails in the Sky trilogy left, with new powerful nations rising while old ones fall. Definitely much more verbose, it keeps with the same combat system from the old titles while adding some new stuff.||GOG|
|Mighty No. 9||Platformer||The game with the most successful crowdfunding campaign in history which, after lots of delays, got released to a huge negative reception, mostly because people's expectations were way, way unrealistic, then most people just jumped on the hate bandwagon without even giving the game a chance. On it's own merits, Mighty No. 9 is a very good Megaman clone, with the same "beat bosses, get their weapons" mechanic from Megaman and it's own dash mechanic where you must dash into enemies to finish them off, which makes the action much faster paced but may turn some people off. On par with Megaman & Bass and Megaman X6.||Steam|
|Mother Russia Bleeds||Beat'em Up||Had enough of games made by capitalist pigs? So how about a cool beat'em up set in glorious mother Russia? Choose your comrade to unveil a biological conspiracy and beat the shit off of ugly mutants. Tons of pixellated blood and gore and a super gritty atmosphere.||GOG|
|Odallus: The Dark Call||Platformer||The tale of a warrior who must find why his village was burned, find his missing son and uncover the secrets of a mysterious gem. A excellent retro-styled platformer inspired by Demon's Crest.||GOG|
|Owlboy||Platformer||A game that's been 10 years on the making, with a fantastic art direction and deeply emotional plot. Gameplay takes some time getting used to, since you control two chraracters at the same time, the titular owlboy and a gunner.||GOG|
|Planet Coaster||Simulation||Love RollerCoaster Tycoon? Looking for something that wasn't ruined by developer incompetence and publisher greed? Say no more.||Steam|
|Rabi-Ribi||Metroidvania/Bullet Hell/LSD/Bunnies||A game with bunnies! A super-kawaii metroidvania where the girls want to cuddle bunnies very hard. You play a bunnygirl and her pixie partner and have a huge world to explore, with tons of secrets to uncover which unlock new abilities. Also bunnies! Boss battles play more akin to bullet-hell shmups, with tons of bullets and seizure-inducing effects everywhere. Have I said this game has bunnies?||Steam|
|Rez Infinite||Rail shooter / rhythm||Eden, the world's most advanced artificial intelligence, is about to crash under the weight of too much knowledge. You are a computer virus whose task is to fight past her defenses to force a reboot. Remake of the Dreamcast cult classic, with improved graphics, an extra area, and support for VR devices. It's absolutely gorgeous and trippy: everything is timed to the music, and your actions become notes and beats, creating a synaesthetic spectacle.||Steam|
|River City Ransom Underground||Beat 'em Up||A new sequel to the Kunio-Kun series, this one is actually a direct follow-up to the NES title. In this one you can choose between various characters and must explore the streets of River City while beating up the street gangs and upgrading your arsenal of moves.||GOG|
|Shantae and the Pirate's Curse||Platformer||The best game on the series so far, and basically what Risky's Revenge should have been. Shantae has lost her powers and now must ally herself with her rival Risky ||GOG|
|Shantae: Half-Genie Hero||Platformer||Crowdfunded sequel to Pirate's Curse, with a new art direction and gorgeous full HD graphics. Shantae now has tons of new transformations, which leads to quite a bit of backtracking and the story is a bit disjointed compared to previous titles, but it still keeps the with the excellent action of the series.||Steam|
|Sine Mora EX||Shoot'em Up||A unique shmup with a dark atmosphere whose gameplay revolves around slowing time to make it through stages. Instead of lives, you have a timer which slowly counts down and getting hit depletes even more time, so skillful use of the time slow is essential. The EX re-release fixes the resolutions while adding a few new options.||GOG|
|Spark the Electric Jester||Platformer||You're a jester who got fired after they got a robot to do your job. But wait, the robots have all gone nuts and are attacking the people! From the maker of the "Sonic Sequel" series, this is a mashup / loving tribute to the great mascot platformers of the Mega Drive era. Fantastic sprite work, cool music, and some massive levels.||Steam|
|Stardew Valley||Simulation||You like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing? This game is for you. Get a farm. Start growing plants. Cry when you realize you planted summer plants in the spring. Make friends with your fellow neighbors. Try to marry some of them. Spend all your energy harvesting wheat and fall asleep on the ground at 2 PM. Nobody said farming would be easy, right?
For those truly hardcore Harvest Moon players who are still in doubt, let it be known that Yasuhiro Wada, the creator himself, personally gave Stardew Valley his blessing and even said it went the direction Harvest Moon should've gone.
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||Open World Action RPG||You are Geralt of Rivia, a witcher - that is, a monster hunter and mercenary. Travel around the world, helping or hindering others, while fighting the mysterious army known only as "Wild Hunt". While combat may vary in enjoyability from person to person, the real hook is the story: you have 50 hours worth of gameplay, and that's from the side missions alone. Worth a try just to see how much love CD Projekt RED puts in its games.||GOG|
|Undertale||RPG||If you've managed to avoid the annoying-as-hell fandom, this is absolutely worth checking out. A bullet hell-esque battle system that likes to switch things up during boss fights, an amazing soundtrack (fucking MEGALOVANIA, man), likable and well-written characters, and a narrative that, while nothing special on the story side of things, is incredibly well-executed... this just has a lot going for it.||GOG|
|VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action||Visual Novel/Simulation||Sort of a mix between visual novel with bartending sim with visuals inspired by PC-98 games, you serve drinks while listening to the clients stories, all while taking care of your own life. The history actually changes depending on whether you serve clients well or mess up, as they may grow attached to you and reveal more about the world.||GOG|
|Vanquish||TPS||A fast-paced, arcade-esque shooter by Shinji Mikami and developed by Platinum Games. A cheesy America vs. Russia story serves as the backdrop for this fun, visually stylish game that penalizes you for taking cover too often and is all about racking up points. Its power-sliding mechanic is already being copied by every important upcoming shooter. Its greatest shortcoming is probably its cumbersome ammo aquisition system, but it's still a total blast. The story is hard to follow, even harder to care about.||Humble|
|Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap||Platformer||An amazing remake of the amazing Master System classic with beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack!||GOG|
|Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm||Fighting||An indie fighter by former SNK devs, the game got significantly expanded thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, getting more characters, a full story and english translation.||Steam|
|Yooka-Laylee||Platformer||A N64 style "Collectathon" Platformer made as a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie by the same team! If you loved those games, chances are you'll like this one too. If not, then it simply isn't for you. (FYI, If anyone you talk to about this game brings up JonTron, don't ask. It's a long story...)
Also, STEER CLEAR OF THE PS4 AND XBONE PORTS! THEY WERE MADE BY AN OUTSOURCED DEVELOPER AND IT SHOWS!