A Look at Recent Hidden Gems of Gaming
Last year was a massive year for gaming across the board, and 2019 is doing well to follow in its footsteps even by this early stage of the year. We’ve seen huge and very enjoyable releases by the likes of Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Yakuza 4, Metro: Exodus, Kingdom Hearts III, Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Yoshi’s Crafted World, World War Z, and the Nintendo Labo VR Kit.
With all of these big hits, many superb games have slipped through the cracks. So, we’ve decided to dig beyond the headline snatchers to unearth the hidden gems that you may have missed from 2019 so far.
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— ⚔️ Wargroove (OUT NOW!) (@WargrooveGame) 19 February 2019
Released at the beginning of February, Wargroove by Chucklefish Games is a masterclass in turn-based strategy that features both local and online matches along with its comprehensive, all-sides-covered campaign. Wargroove takes place in a land of four warring factions: you select your side, select a commander, build up your army, and meet your enemies in battle. You also get to edit and create your own battlefields to challenge your friends upon. This charming strategy game certainly deserves a try, particularly if you were a fan of Advance Wars. Wargroove is available on Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.
Ganyo gets his WEEKEND MBA! The HEROES embark on NEW QUESTS to MAP THINGS and OPEN BANK ACCOUNTS! All this and MORE in the APRIL UPDATE of GUILDMASTER STORY! AVAILABLE NOW! Please RT!
— Will O’Neill (@willoneill) 5 April 2019
Released in the middle of February, Guildmaster Story by WZO Games is proving that not all mobile games have to be mindless tappers. Using a slick combination of humour and puzzles, the mobile gaming experience is made genuinely enjoyable, but still very quick and easy to dip in and out of in Guildmaster Story. The game does feature lives and microtransactions to refill lives, but the speed at which the lives refill alongside the casual demeanour of the game means that it isn’t aggressive in trying to get you to make purchases. Best of all, the developers are continuing to release new episodes throughout the year. Guildmaster Story is available on iOS and Android devices.
Evolution Live Roulette
Released at the beginning of January, Live Roulette by Evolution, hosted by Aspers, is making great strides in the realm of online casino gaming. Roulette has long been one of the most popular table games at online and land-based casino, and now, Evolution Live Roulette can deliver the thrills of playing at a real table with a real dealer live but from the comfort of your sofa or on the go. With the high-definition stream being beamed from a real casino, those who enjoy casino games find themselves immersed in this new and authentic online gaming experience. Evolution Live Roulette is available on all compatible Apple, Android, and Windows mobiles, tablets and computers.
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— Kalypso Media USA (@kalypsomediausa) 9 April 2019
Released at the end of March, Tropico 6 by Kalypso Media has moved the franchise further another step, featuring even more options for you as the visionary leader of your nation. The government and city simulation game is rife with exciting options for you to use to build and control your lands, including – for the first time in the series – the chance to play on large archipelagos and manage multiple islands at the same time. It’s a very addictive and enjoyable game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, refining what previous instalments have done well along with some additional features.
If you missed any of these splendid games at launch, check them out and see what you’ve been missing while, understandably, being distracted by the massive triple-A games released in 2019 so far.