Gems in the rough of AAA

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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
 
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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
 
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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
Factorio is soooo good. The last game that kept me up til the morning of the next day. Absolutely brilliant.
 
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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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Distant Worlds: Universe
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Distant Worlds is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game.
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looks dated but you can make it look a lot better with mods

expensive though


Kenshi is awesome too
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 
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