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Gems in the rough of AAA

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by smogsy, 14 Nov 2021.

  1. smogsy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

    Posts: 8,823

    Location: @ManCave

    Thought be good idea for those who play indie games or None AAA games to highlight some good gems that they think people should look at.

    I will start with:
    FTL
    Sleeping Dogs
    Kingdom Rush
     
  2. Tombstone

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2007

    Posts: 22,669

    Heres some non AAA titles that I've played and recommend from recent years

    Satisfactory
    Dorfromantik
    Breathedge
    Voidtrain
    Subnautica
    Darkest Dungeon 1 and 2
    Kena Bridge of Spirits
    Timberborn
    Foundation
    Oxygen Not Included
    Rimworld
    Hell Let Loose
    Slay the Spire
    Raft
    Monster Train
    Factorio
    Deep Rock Galactic
    Dont Starve Together
    The Long Dark
    Tainted Grail
    The Forest
    Green Hell
    Medieval Dynasty
    Spelunky 1 and 2
    Mini Motorways
    Riftbreaker
    Gloomhaven
     
  3. eclap

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Sep 2015

    Posts: 161

    Location: Hampshire UK

    Factorio is soooo good. The last game that kept me up til the morning of the next day. Absolutely brilliant.
     
  4. BUDFORCE

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,286

    Xenonauts.

    Second mention for FTL also game is so good, literally hundreds of hours on it.

    Prison architect is quite fun for a bit.
     
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  5. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 40,705

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    Distant Worlds: Universe
    looks dated but you can make it look a lot better with mods

    expensive though


    Kenshi is awesome too
     
  6. Ranked1_of_1

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Sep 2010

    Posts: 572

    The Artful escape
    Lemnis Gate
     
  7. DanF

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,015

    Location: London

    There's some good tower defence games

    Dungeon Warfare 2 (so much fun)
    Creeper world
    Defence Grid
    Kingdom Rush
    Bloons

    Random others

    Banished
    Bastion
    Brade
    Mashinky (choo choo)
    Salt and Sanctuary (2d dark souls)
    Trine
     
  8. Emlyn_Dewar

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Oct 2003

    Posts: 13,236

    Location: Chengdu

    Slay the Spire
    Heat Signature
    Into the Breach (since FTL is already getting love :D)

    @DanF I always forget about Defence Grid. Great game!

    Edit: Monster train is also amazing.
     
  9. Iron Man

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2010

    Posts: 245

    Phoenix point if you like Xcom type games.
     
  10. [email protected]

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 28,185

    HROT
    Perilous Warp
    Examina (been in EA for ages and used to be known as Sui Generis)
    G String
    Dread Templar
     
  11. ColdAsIce

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 May 2006

    Posts: 5,310

    Location: Edinburgh

    Hollow knight
    Steamworld dig 2
    Ori 2
    bloodstained ritual of the night
    Dead cells
    Hades
    Deaths door
     
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  12. tuftyfella

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 1,089

    Grim Dawn
    Book of Demons
    Invisible, Inc.
    Into the Breach
    Cliff Empire
     
  13. willhub

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Jan 2006

    Posts: 24,101

    Location: Chadderton, Oldham

    Cities skylines
     
  14. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 18,061

    Location: .... . .-. .

    Hell Let Loose
     
  15. wnb

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,978

    Dyson Sphere Programme
     
  16. ljt

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 4,129

    Location: West Midlands, UK

    They are billions
    Hearts of Iron 4
    Stellaris
    Sins of a Solar Empire
     
  17. DEL 707

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Mar 2004

    Posts: 3,859

    Blasphemous.
    If you like your Metroidvania's, you need to play it.
     
  18. strumpusplunket

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Feb 2009

    Posts: 3,533

    I finished The Forgotten City last night and was seriously impressed with almost every aspect of it. I don't generally like time-loop games as I don't like the repetition, but here I was pulled in so effectively into the world, the lives of the characters, the unfolding mystery that I couldn't stop playing. It's absolutely amazing and I would recommend anyone who's not played it to give it a try.

    It only took me about five hours to get to the end, though, so the current Steam asking price of £20 might seem a bit steep. I'd still argue it's worth that given the quality of those hours, but it is also currently include in Gamepass, which is how I played it.
     
  19. DanF

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Feb 2004

    Posts: 4,015

    Location: London

    Satellite Reign - Syndicate universe squad based real-time strategy

    Just replaying this and it's a good game, got some flack for not being a true Syndicate follow-up and more an RTS. Graphics and setting are great but character development/story is a bit light
     
  20. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,841

    Location: Reading, England

    Metroidvania recommendations:

    Ender Lillies
    The Mummy De-mastered
    Valfaris
    Blasphemous
    Bloodstained
    Axiom Verge
    Strider
    Dust
    Castlevania Mirror Of Fate
    The Messenger
    Alwa's Legacy
    Finding Teddy 2
    FEZ
    Momodora