I picked up Zombie Driver yesterday. Never heard of it before, but watched the trailer, and it looked cool, especially for the price. Drive a taxi through hordes of zombies. You can actually do bloody doughnuts while splattering zombies everywhere. You get guns, but ammo is limited and they’re used sparingly. Fun game.
I am probably going to pick up Fallen Earth since it’s $25. They just started offering a free 10 day trial on their web site, so I’m going to check it out for a few days first and make sure its worth it. I’ve not played Borderlands, but FE sounds very similar, minus the cartoony graphics (Road Warrior/Fallout FPS MMO RPG). Seems cool so far.
Torchlight is $4.99. For that price I’ll probably pick it up, though I’ll probably not get around to playing it for a while - too many new games!
Evil Genius is $1.99! An awesome dungeon keeper type game that came out a few years ago. Play a James Bond style villan, and have your minions carve out a secret island lair. Different rooms have different functions, and you can research and build all sorts of fun traps. My favorite was a “fake entrance” to my lair, that led to a large room filled with about 50 bee traps all tied together. Any enemy agents (or tourists) unfortunate enough to wander in disappeared under a huge cloud of bees! No one ever survived the bee trap room of death.
Also recommending Defense Grid: the Awakening. Yes, I know there are dozens, if not hundreds, of free tower defense games. But this game has amazing graphics and it’s been crafted with love and care. Very nicely balanced levels mean there are a lot of different strategies, and each level has a ton of different modes and challenges to unlock
There’s a game on Steam called Gratuitous Space Battles, the name and description of which made me laugh. “Who needs backstory? Who needs resource-gathering? Diplomacy is so last year. Gratuitous Space Battles cuts right to the chase of sci-fi strategy games, and deals with large, completely unjustified space battles between huge opposing space fleets.”