Okay, confession time - I'm addicted!
I'm literally buying a new game every few days and I cant stop!
As you may have read in my last blog, I have a new gaming PC and by virtue of owning a PC, I'm now a STEAM addict. So, without further ado, here’s are five of my favourite games that I'm playing, all of which are currently available on steam.
1. Rocket League
Rocket League is futuristic sports-action game in which players are equipped with booster-rigged vehicles that can be crashed into balls for incredible goals, or epic saves across multiple, highly-detailed arenas. Using an advanced physics system to simulate realistic interactions, Rocket League relies on mass and momentum to give players a complete sense of intuitive control in this unbelievable, high-octane re-imagining of association football.
2. Welcome to the Game
Welcome to the Game puts you behind a computer screen whereby you are challenged to find 8 hidden keys throughout the deep web to build the Red Rooms URL. During this process, you are challenged with hidden puzzles on the Deep Web, have to solve mini puzzle games to prevent from getting hacked, and there may or may not be kidnappers trying to kidnap you. Experience the true horror and eeriness of what is really out there on the deep web without actually going on said deep web.
3. Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight features two teams--four survivors and one killer--and pits them against one another in a battle for all the marbles. The four survivors need to repair five generators that power the gates which will allow them to escape, while the killer needs to find the survivors, knock them down, put them on hooks, and then sacrifice them to their otherworldly gods. The odds are skewed heavily in favour of the invincible killer, and as a result, playing Dead by Daylight as a survivor can be a nerve-rattling, sweat-inducing, terrifying experience.
Overcooked sets the whimsical tone with a bonkers setup - the Onion Kingdom is under attack from the Ever Peckish, a giant spaghetti-and-meatballs monster with an insatiable appetite. The King, an onion with a full moustache, and a dog named Kevin takes you back in time so that you can improve your cooking and co-op skills before facing the beast again. You do this by fulfilling orders in various kitchens dotted across the land, each one testing your abilities with new layouts, twists, or gimmicks.
It's up to you (and a few friends) to run a smooth kitchen, prepare dishes, and serve them up against the clock. Interestingly, the saying doesn't quite apply to the gameplay - more players can add to the mayhem, but a coordinated group turns up the fun factor dramatically.
5. Keep talking and nobody explodes
One player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!
6. Special mention - Jackbox party pack
The team behind YOU DON’T KNOW JACK presents FIVE guffaw-inducing party games in one pack!
- The comedy trivia sensation YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015 (1-4 players) with hundreds of all-new questions.
- The hilarious bluffing game Fibbage XL (2-8 players), with 50% more questions added to the original hit game Fibbage.
- The bizarre drawing game Drawful (3-8 players), where you draw right there on your phone or tablet.
- The racy-as-you-want-to-be fill-in-the-blank word game Word Spud (2-8 players).
- The wacky-fact-filled Lie Swatter (1-100 players).
Players use their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect entertainment centerpiece for your next game night or party. Once a game is started from the in-pack menu, players simply connect to the “jackbox.tv” web address on their device and then enter the provided 4-letter room code to enter a game. No big mess of controllers needed!
Try these out and tell me what you think!
I would love some suggestions for games to try. You will most definitely be getting some updated lists from me in the future!