Five New Steam Games You Probably Missed (April 25, 2022)

On average, a dozen new games are released on Steam every day. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be hard to keep up. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play, unless you sort through every game released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we did. If nothing appeals to you this week, we’ve rounded up the best PC games you can play right now and a running list of 2022 games launching this year.

Terraformers

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Released:‌ April 22
Developer:‌ Asteroid Lab
Introductory price:‌ ‌$18 |‌ ‌£16.19 ‌|‌ ‌AU$27

This is another strategy and management game about colonizing and exploiting Mars, but Terraformers takes a different approach than, say, Surviving Mars. Launched in Early Access last week, Terraformers focuses a bit more on strategy; When Jon played an early version last year, he praised its resemblance to a board game. Along with sending out expeditions to discover and gather resources, you’ll also found towns, craft goods, and tie it all together with an efficient transportation system, all while working to create useful living ecosystems, from bacteria to bears. . The Early Access run is expected to last around six months, with a lot more content planned for the interim.

Skabma – Snowfall

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Released:‌ April 22
Developer:‌ Red Stage Entertainment
Introductory price:‌ ‌$18 |‌ ‌£13.94 ‌|‌ ‌AU$26.05

This story-driven, third-person adventure is an “unprecedented depiction” of the Sami people, who hail from the northernmost parts of modern Scandinavia (and a bit of Russia). The protagonist Áilu lives in a village affected by a mysterious disease, and in the midst of it all he finds an enchanted drum containing “the long-lost knowledge of Sami healers”. Thus ensues a journey to find the four familiar spirits, who will not only help rid the village of its disease, but also grant Áilu increasingly practical traversal skills. Expect a bit of puzzle solving, lots of exploration, and beautiful world-building.

Lila’s celestial ark

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Released:‌ April 21
Developer:‌ Spirit Monolith
Introductory price:‌ ‌$12.74 |‌ ‌£9.68 ‌|‌ ‌AU$18.27

Lila’s Sky Ark is Zelda-like pixel art with a dreamlike color scheme reminiscent of Hyper Light Drifter. Lila and her friends live in a kind of psychedelic utopia focused on music and magic, but some squares, namely the conductor’s minions, try to make things less fun. It won’t hold up, of course, so Lila sets off on a quest to stop these enemies. There are puzzles to solve, music bosses to destroy, and an ever-growing arsenal to wield. Oh, and there appears to be a fox-unicorn hybrid, as well as a fairly normal-looking sheep.

samurai bearer

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Released:‌ ‌April 21
Developer:‌ Alphawing Inc.
Introductory Price:‌ ‌$10 |‌ ‌£7.19 |‌ ‌AU$14.50

Samurai Bringer is a high-speed action roguelite about annihilating hordes of samurai and demons. . In addition to the hordes, you’ll also face “over 100” legendary Japanese warriors, but the ultimate goal is to defeat the Yamata-no-Orochi, an eight-headed dragon that don’t get stuffed. It’s hard to sell a new roguelite in 2022, but the combination of setting and art style helps Samurai Bringer stand out.

EndCycle VS

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Released:‌ April 21
Developer:‌ 12B3
Introductory price:‌ ‌$30 |‌ ‌£23.79 |‌ ‌AU$42.95

There’s really no shortage of deck-building roguelikes on Steam but, likewise, the public’s appetite for them remains huge. EndCycle VS is the latest, and it arrives as a pretty substantial package: there are over 4,000 attack combinations, an online competitive mode, and a straightforward pixel art approach to game design. environment that feels slightly less monotonous than, say, Slay the Spire. There’s also a map editor, which includes character and build editors, so the possibilities for experimentation are virtually endless.

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