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Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma is a single player, narrative driven action-RPG series that challenges the players to choose their own experience – from the appearance of their Arisen, their vocation, their party, how to approach different situations and more. Now, in this long-awaited sequel, the deep, explorable fantasy world of Dragon’s Dogma 2 awaits.

On your journey, you’ll be joined by Pawns, mysterious otherworldly beings, in an adventure so unique you will feel as if accompanied by other players while on your own adventure.

All of these elements are elevated further through physics technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and the latest in graphics, to create a truly immersive fantasy world in Dragon’s Dogma 2.



Palia

The Galaxy’s Last Line of Offence.

Welcome to Palia, a cozy community sim MMO made for you and your friends! Explore a vibrant new world and craft the life of your dreams and befriend the colorful characters around you.

Fish and farm or cook and catch insects - you can live off the land any way you like! Tend to your home plot and nurture your garden or explore Kilima Valley and Bahari Bay to forage for items, ingredients, and rare critters.

Unravel a deep mystery about what happened to ancient humans as you reappear in a world alongside other players. Befriend the local Majiri, learn their backstories, foster relationships, and maybe even romance! Be sure to give back to the community by providing gifts and honing your skills in fishing, hunting, crafting, and more.

Customize your character and build the home of your dreams! With hundreds of craftable items and customizable options, you can decorate your plot to make your home uniquely yours.

Play solo or jump in with friends at any time! Palia is a friendly, cozy community that's always here to welcome you home. Discover a shared world full of players and new friends and enjoy your adventure together.



Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition

Join Aloy as she braves a majestic but dangerous new frontier that holds mysterious new threats. This Complete Edition allows you to enjoy the critically acclaimed Horizon Forbidden West on PC in its entirety with bonus content, including the Burning Shores story expansion that picks up after the main game.

Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.

The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity while fearsome new machines prowl their borders, and life on Earth is hurtling toward another extinction.

It's up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past.



Tchia

Join Tchia on her tropical open-world adventure as she sets off to rescue her father from the cruel tyrant, Meavora, ruler of the archipelago. Climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around beautiful islands as you explore a physics-driven sandbox. Face the fabric soldiers created by Meavora in open encounters where your creativity gives you the edge. Take control of any animal or object you can find, make new friends and jam on your fully playable Ukulele.
A poetic coming-of-age story inspired by New Caledonia.

Tchia's special gift lets you take control of any animal or object you can find. With over 30 animals and hundreds of objects to choose from, fly around as a bird, explore the ocean as a fish or dig for treasures as a dog! Use your unique soul-jumping abilities to explore solve puzzles, and uncover secrets.

Jump and glide your way across a vast archipelago and use the Tricks system to perform cool stunts and dives. The free climbing mechanic lets you ascend anything in the world without restriction including any physics-driven tree. Take to the ocean waves, and sail your customizable boat across turquoise lagoons and dive around coral reefs and shipwrecks.



The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered

Many have come, seeking riches, glory, and legendary treasure, but in the end, they all vanish, swallowed up by the darkness. None have seen into the heart of this island, now awakened from its eternal slumber—the mythical land known as Avalon.
Do its depths hide a stairway to paradise or the gates to the abyss?
This is the tale of some yet unknown truth, spun from the legacies of the ancient gods.

Beautifully improved graphics and image quality shine in HD!
The new guidebook function makes it easy for newcomers to get started, and the addition of detailed functions allow all players intuitive gameplay options and ease of access.

Legend of Legacy HD Remastered brings classic RPG charm with new and exciting twists to the HD era! With vast gameplay options, thoughtful sound design and beautiful music this RPG adventure is a must add to your wishlist!



Millennia

Create your own nation in Millennia, a historical turn-based 4X game that challenges your strategic prowess across 10,000 years of history, from the dawn of humanity to our possible futures. Set the course of history and experience different timelines in every playthrough as you write an epic story through your actions. Lead your people through times of crisis and ages of discovery, face great challenges and opportunities, and build a civilization that prospers through the ages.

Dictate the course of history across ten ages, from the first cities to space travel. Accomplish certain objectives and you can move time into a Variant Age - an alternate history with new rules, new technologies, and new units. But beware Crisis Ages; following a path of chaos and disorder may plunge the world into a future filled with war, sickness or ignorance. Then again, a wise ruler can always turn a crisis into an opportunity.... Choose the path with care, as the ages you pass through will have a lasting impact on your people and the world.

Customize your nation by adopting unique Nations Spirits over the course of your game. Will you be a nation of warriors or explorers? Are your people lead by a Great Khan or a builder of monuments? Are you known for defining pop culture or for dominating global finance? What parts of your culture will reverberate across history?



Pepper Grinder

Pepper Grinder is an action-packed pirate adventure starring the titular Pepper, a seafaring soul with a passion for prospecting, and Grinder, her super-powered drilling device.

Shipwrecked and robbed of her treasure, Pepper must spin up her trusty sidearm to reclaim what the mischievous Narlings stole. Armed with Grinder, Pepper burrows through terrain & water, controls machines, and pulverizes all enemies blocking the way towards recovering her missing fortune - with interest!

Pepper's progress will not be that simple, however, as mysterious beings begin to emerge from the shadows...



Alone in the Dark

Psychological Horror meets Southern Gothic in this reimagination of the classic survival horror game, Alone in the Dark.

This love letter to the ground-breaking original lets you experience a haunting story through the eyes of one of two protagonists. Play as either Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood and explore your environments, fight monsters, solve puzzles and uncover the uneasy truth of Derceto Manor…

Deep in the 1920’s south, Emily Hartwood’s uncle has gone missing. Together with private investigator Edward Carnby, she embarks on a journey to Derceto Manor, a home for the mentally ill where something is lurking. You’ll encounter strange residents, nightmarish realms, dangerous monsters and ultimately uncover a plot of rising evil. At the intersection of reality, mystery, and insanity, an adventure waits that will challenge your core beliefs. Who can you trust, what will you believe, and what will you do next?



Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a story-rich musical adventure game about Snufkin restoring the valley and helping the quirky and memorable characters and critters who call it home. A series of hideous parks have cropped up in Moominvalley, disrupting the landscape and its harmonious nature. As Snufkin you will distract police officers, pull out signs, and knock over misplaced statues as you vigorously try to restore nature and the inhabitants’ home while putting an end to the industrious Park Keeper’s plans…

Experience a beautifully crafted and quintessentially Nordic game, brought to life with stories, emotions, and a melancholic atmosphere set in Tove Jansson’s vivid and beloved world of Moomin. You are invited to a wholesome experience for every age that combines open-world mechanics with puzzles, stealth, and melodic elements!

Immerse yourself in a beautiful and imaginative world that captures the very essence of the Moomin stories; an extensive tapestry of graphical books and cartoons brought to life in a never-before-seen way.

Experience the harmonious symphony with every footfall, elevated by music and melodies from the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. Befriend Moominvalley inhabitants as Snufkin with a few tunes from his harmonica. Wander Moominvalley with your heart open and your steps light.



SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY!

From South Park Digital Studios, the studio that brought you South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, and South Park: Phone Destroyer comes the next chapter in the journey of the New Kid.

Join Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny, in three-dimensional glory, to celebrate the most magical day in any young child’s life - a snow day! A massive blizzard has thrown the town into chaos and, more importantly, canceled school.

Play with up to three friends, use matchmaking, or solo the game with ally bots and battle through the snow-piled town of South Park. Engage in frenetic, action-packed combat against warring factions in an all-new story where you make the rules. Equip unique weapons and deploy devastating, upgradable special abilities on a new adventure to save the world and enjoy a day without school.



Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles

Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles is an open world builder with freedom and expression at its core, allowing players to build sprawling towns, spires, and fortresses that become hubs for trade, or rallying grounds for conquests.

Reforge a world shattered by the decisions of those who came before you, tower by tower, wall by wall, sculpting from the daunting cliffs and perilous waters of an unforgiving landscape that refuses to be tamed.

Devastated by the aftermath of a war 40 years prior, you are in command of creating the last great settlement upon the Great Ursee - a vast, fantastical oceanic world filled with lost myths, breath-taking vistas and danger.

Starting with humble docks and wooden jetties, you will scavenge resources and grow your settlement as your population and creations grow ever grander, sculpting monumental stone towers and battlements that scrape the skies, where airships and giant warbirds rule.

Create trade routes and strike alliances with other factions scattered across the waves, acquiring powerful Captains and Commanders to protect your creations and utilise their aid in exploration - or muster your own battlegroup to strike at them, waging war upon your ancient enemies.

This world and its choices are yours to make - what legacy will you leave behind? What creations will bear your name?



Open Roads

One fine fall day, Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, discover a cache of old notes and letters carefully stashed away in the attic of their house. Hints of deep-rooted family secrets, decades-old burglaries, a lost treasure somewhere near the Canadian border... What they uncover suggests a much darker mystery, best left well enough alone.

But that’s not going to happen.

In Open Roads, Tess and Opal embark on a road trip adventure to explore a series of long-abandoned family properties, unearthing the past. They’ll search the ruins of these places that hold buried memories, things Opal has tried for years to forget. And in this search, they'll discover not just the truth they've been seeking, but each other.



STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection

Fight in iconic battles from across the STAR WARS™ galaxy
Play the classic STAR WARS Battlefront games, online and offline in this complete classic collection.This Classic Collection includes:

STAR WARS Battlefront (Classic)

  • Includes Bonus Map: Jabba's Palace
STAR WARS Battlefront II
  • Includes Bonus Maps: Bespin: Cloud City, Rhen Var: Harbor, Rhen Var: Citadel, and Yavin 4: Arena
  • Includes Bonus Heroes: Asajj Ventress & Kit Fisto
Key Features:

Traverse the Galaxy in Campaign Mode & Galactic Conquest

  • Galactic Conquest: Devise your strategy, recruit your troops, and execute your tactical vision for conquering the galaxy.
  • STAR WARS™ Battlefront Campaign: Experience iconic battles from STAR WARS Episodes I-VI
  • STAR WARS™ Battlefront II Campaign: Join the rise of Darth Vader’s elite 501st Legion of Stormtroopers
Massive Locations with up to 64-player Online Support
  • Fight on the ground: Wookiee Warriors, Jet Troopers, Droidekas and more in massive multiplayer action
  • Drive iconic vehicles: Speeder Bikes, AT-STs, AT-RTs, and more in offensive and defensive battles
  • Pilot legendary starships: TIE fighters, X-wings, and more in space and air dogfights
Expanded Hero Assault:

Hero Assault is playable on all ground maps including: Death Star, Kashyyyk, Kamino, and Naboo for the first time ever

  • Fight with heroes: Mace Windu, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and many others!
  • Battle with villains: Darth Maul, General Grievous, Darth Vader, and many others!



Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story

Gridrunner. Revenge of the Mutant Camels. Tempest 2000. Llamatron. In the British gaming universe of the 80s and 90s, nobody made games like Jeff Minter. Now, in a new interactive documentary from Digital Eclipse, you can play the history of one of the weirdest, wildest game developers to ever exist – a man who loved shooters and sheep, lasers and llamas.

Journey back in time to an era of cassette tapes, photocopied zines, and README.TXT. An era in which a kid with a Commodore VIC-20 and dreams of radioactive sheep could become one of Britain's best-known game makers. A virtual museum of design documents, playable games, and all-new video features tell the fascinating story of a true independent game designer.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story includes 42 classic games from 8 different platforms, from Jeff Minter's earliest work on the Sinclair ZX81 and Commodore VIC-20, to later work on the Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Atari 800, and deep into the 16-bit era with the Atari ST and Atari Jaguar.



Expeditions: A MudRunner Game

From Arizona to the Carpathians, chart through expansive open worlds in search of hidden treasures and forgotten ruins. Expeditions: A MudRunner Game is a groundbreaking off-road simulation crafted by Saber Interactive, creators of the critically acclaimed SnowRunner.

Lead research missions as you drive a variety of all-terrain vehicles, using high-tech tools and managing your camp and crew to ensure your success in the wild. Embark on ever-rewarding scientific expeditions as you adapt to nature's challenges, and unravel the mysteries of uncharted lands.

Expeditions: A MudRunner Game builds on the legacy of Saber Interactive’s off-road simulations with its advanced physics-based gameplay systems, perfectly encapsulating the feel of driving through the wilderness. Whether you’re a long-time player of MudRunner games or a newcomer, you are in for a thrilling scientific adventure.

Success depends on preparation. Plan your missions carefully and hire a team of Specialists to improve your skills in the field. With the drone and metal detector, scout your itinerary and locate points of interest. Invest the profits from each expedition to expand your home bases by building support structures to gain useful supplies and summon new vehicles.

Equip your vehicles with state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge gadgets to ensure success in the wild. Use the winch and portable anchors to perform intricate maneuvers, and traverse treacherous rivers with the echo sounder. Choose strategically, as the tools at your disposal can make or break an expedition.



The Thaumaturge

The Thaumaturge is an isometric, story-rich RPG with a unique take on turn-based combat, character development features, and investigation mechanics, facing you with morally ambiguous choices – set in a world teeming with mysterious powers and strange ethereal beings called salutors.

The year is 1905. Warsaw lives under the yoke of imperial Russian tsardom. Its inhabitants constitute a diverse group of different ancestries, views, and beliefs with often conflicting interests: Russian soldiers, Jewish merchants, Polish townspeople, and more. Despite the circumstances, the city is a buzzing metropolis, where one can attend a breathtaking party with the high society, and later get robbed in one of the dark alleys of the Praga district. A city of great hopes and dreams on one hand and dark desires on the other.

A thaumaturge bears both a gift and a burden at the same time. This parallel holds true for Wiktor Szulski, the game’s titular protagonist, who is drawn back to the tumultuous streets of 20th-century Warsaw by family matters. The gift of thaumaturgy is intertwined with family legacy, passed down through one's ancestors. This mystical inheritance significantly shapes Wiktor’s life journey tied around a pursuit of unearthly entities and their hosts. As only a thaumaturge can tame these ethereal entities - known to a select few as salutors - utilizing their mystical abilities to discover secrets hidden within the human soul and speak to the Darkness, no one understands quite like Wiktor how everyone suffers their own demons.



Outcast: A New Beginning

20 years after the award-winning action adventure hit, Outcast, pioneered the genre of non-linear open-world games, the long-awaited sequel sees Cutter Slade return to the spectacular alien world of Adelpha. Resurrected by the almighty Yods, he has returned to find the Talans enslaved, the world stripped of its natural resources, and his own past intertwining with the invading robot forces. It's up to him to go on a mission and save the planet again.

The original team behind Outcast 1 has reunited to create this fascinating world, full of dangerous creatures and home to the Talan people – an ancient culture whose fate has become inextricably linked with earth since the events of the first game. You play as Cutter Slade, ex-Navy SEAL, sporting the same dry wit he had back in the 90s – however, the world around him has changed and eventually, so will he.



Contra: Operation Galuga

A new entry in the legendary Contra series is here! Contra: Operation Galuga is a thorough reimagining of the classic run-'n'-gun action game from the '80s, featuring modern graphics and sound, new stages, new enemies and bosses, new play mechanics, an updated weapons system, and explosive co-op combat for up to two players in Story Mode or four players in Arcade Mode!

When the Red Falcon terrorist group takes over the Galuga Islands off the coast of New Zealand, elite Contra commandos Bill Rizer and Lance Bean springs into action, initiating an all-out war in which the fate of mankind hangs in the balance!

Run, jump, and shoot your way through eight levels using a devastating arsenal - including the spread shot, laser, and homing missiles - now with stackable upgrades and awesome Overload abilities! The intense action is customizable with three difficulty settings plus a variety of additional challenge options. The true Contra legacy begins now!



The Alto Collection

Join Alto and friends as they set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Race down alpine slopes, over windswept dunes, through ancient woodlands and the long forgotten ruins of both critically acclaimed titles: Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey.

Along the way you’ll pull off daring backflips, grind over rooftops and leap over vast chasms as you journey to discover what mysteries lie beyond the horizon.
















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Alextended

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I looked up upcoming (not already in early access like Gloomwood) imm sims I know of for a forum reply so here they are: Peripeteia, Core Decay, Neet, Selaco, Judas, DataJack 2020, Safe Not Safe, Final Defect, Neverlooted Dungeon, The Muller-Powell Principle, Sorceress, Retrospace, Heartrender, Serpens, Streets of Rogue 2, Psycho Patrol R, Monomyth, Corpus Edax, Memories of a Spy, Lonely Space, Imprisoned Hyperion 2, ETOS, Skin Deep, Spectra, Athanasia.

Most have a Steam page. Not in any particular order so if you look up a string of crappy looking ones that doesn't mean all the rest are the same :p
 
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Was checking a video about the recently announced SAO game, kinda getting PSO2 vibes from it, action online rpg with good old dungeon crawling, and a different take at a multi-party system than PSO2's, hmm....

The co-op dungeons, from what they showed in a dev video, dungeons have 5 parties of 4 players, each party starts in different locations, but as they progress they end up meeting throughout the dungeon and in the end all 20 players tackle the final boss together.

SAO games don't have the best track record, but if this one ends up being decent, it could maybe scratch the PSO2 itch for me.

There's gonna be a closed beta, registrations are available currently for a few days, PC version is included in the beta,


EU site for the closed beta:
 

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Thanks for the new thread Mor!

Nothing from the highlighted games this month for me. I'm still firmly buried under the avalanche of Japanese games from February.

I did pick this up just now, as on the surface it looks like a game that's tailor made for me (highlighted in the last week of the Feb Steam thread)! Sounds like a very appealing method to learn basic Japanese terms in a visual way.

PS. Finally got out from under Like A Dragon 8 after 77 hours. The plot is a complete car crash (its a "spotfest" - there are many story points and events that are great in a vacuum, but arent strung together in a coherent way) but the character interactions are as fun as ever, and there's a very healthy amount of gameplay variety. Still worth the money overall.
 
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Thanks for the new thread Mor :fingergunsblob:

Looks like a good month for gamers, but my most anticipated things this month are movies: Dune Part 2 and Ghostbusters Frozen Empire:heroblob:
New thread! Thanks Mor

Also just announced for a release on March 22nd.
Day 1! Mica please don't fuck this up.
 
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March! It’s both my birthday and release of Dragons Dogma 2! :partyblob:

1.0 is out already.

The devs have been working on the for 13 years, and the game was in early access for 9 years!
That sounds amazingly passionate. While game might not be for me I still bought it just to see the result of all that passion.:)
 
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Thanks for your great work with the OP, Mor .

The big ones from this month I'm looking forward to are the new Outcast game (already played the demo and it's looking pretty neat) and Horizon Forbidden West. My 4K OLED monitor should arrive this month and it should glorious on that screen
 

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As always Mor is killing it.

Probably not much for me. Gonna keep on in Infinite Wealth (playing games, it's weird I know) and sides of Balatro and Helldivers when I can get friends to join.

Will probably occupy the whole month with that lol.
 
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These release overviews in OP are awesome.

Although it reminds me how many games come out, way too many to be able to keep up with.
Just this month I am interested in Horizon 2, Alone in the Dark, Outcast 2 and Thaumaturge. But I also have like 15 already purchased games on my playlist, so buying any of those games full priced just doesn't seem smart. Right now I am playing Disco Elysium (great!), then I have Remnant 2, Hitman Trilogy, Wrath of the Righteous, System Shock Remake..

I feel like this industry has grown too large without the customer base keeping up. Hence too many (even good) games that do not sell enough and thus the layoffs.
 
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March! Crikey.

Cheers for the thread Mor

I set up Zelda Totk yesterday so thats probably going to be most of my gaming over the next few weeks.

Was getting into Pacific Drive though, nice game, some good stuff there.
 

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The big ones from this month I'm looking forward to are the new Outcast game (already played the demo and it's looking pretty neat) and Horizon Forbidden West.
In case you haven't bought it already, GMG has Outcast available with a 30% discount. I mention it because 30% pre-order discounts are rare these days. I loved the first Outcast back in the day and I was interested in this new game but all the footage I've seen makes it seem like a by the numbers, mid tier budget open world game. Not that that's a bad thing, but I'm not seeing the hook of the game just yet. And it's releasing right next to Dragon's Dogma 2 that seems a lot more interesting. Can't decide whether to get Outcast at this decent discount or wait or just skip it.
 
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Cacher

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Hmmm... new Mor thread smell. So good
GFL2 player spotted

Give me global godamnit!


Also details from the release date announcement:
Our fans may have noticed numerous new CG scenes in the latest trailer. By fully exploring storyline details, character developments, and subplots, we aim to transform the 300,000+ words from mere digits into a rich, immersive narrative experience.

As previously revealed, Jefuty's mysterious "Visual Leap" ability opens up a world of possibilities for the story, with over 60 mainline stages across different story branches. In addition to upgraded combat mechanics from the original, we've integrated terrain effects, formidable bosses, and special mechanics to offer a diverse gaming experience, estimated to provide around 100 hours of gameplay.
That's a lot of content. :blobeyes:
 
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