Alternative Games of the Year
See why here. Revolutionary.
Cave Story (free on PC, paid for on Wiiware)
Indepedent homage to classic platform games. Compelling.
Plants Versus Zombies (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, 360, soon-to-be DS)
PopCap’s herb-heavy carnage is on almost all platforms now. Essential.
Minimalistic, gruesome platformer. Not for arachnophobes.
Super Meat Boy (360, PC; Mac & Wii to come.)
Bizarre, meat-based platform game. Meaty.
Sprite-based puzzle platformer. Retro.
Deadly Premonition (360)
Twin Peaks meets crappy Japanese action game. Inexplicable.
Game Dev Studio (iPhone)
Can’t design games? Then play a game where you run a studio designing games. Addictive.
A Lovecraftian first-person adventure that’s genuinely terrifying. Play with the lights down low … *scraping noise, blood-curdling howl, sounds of Anne Widdecombe whispering sweet nothings*... if you dare. Dark.
Free Games of the Year (PC Only)
If you’ve got a PC then you’ve got access to more games than any other system - for free! And when you’ve finished pirating all the mainstream games that cost millions to make there are some that - shock-horror - were free all along.
World of Tanks
Half a million players shooting each other from realistic tanks.
The Lord of the Rings obsessively recreated.
The D&D universe obsessively recreated.
You’re a shark and you have to eat things. Try to not eat ICBMs or the world ends.
I don’t think I can begin to explain this. It might be a satire on Japanese role-playing games. Maybe.
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