January theme - list of games

The monthly theme includes games that we most enjoyed playing in 2020. It doesn’t matter what the game’s release year is - what matters is that you played it in 2020 and enjoyed it so much that you would like to see other assassins experience it too. You can nominate up to 10 games. Feel free to also tell us why you liked these particular games, I’m sure a lot of us would love to hear why these games were special to you.

I would really really really appreciate it if you could include a “clean” list of games somewhere in your post. Please use this format to make Daerphen’s life easier. :)

* [Name of game 1](Steam store page link)
* [Name of game 2](Steam store page link)
* [Name of game 3](Steam store page link)

The list also includes the winners of the BLAEO Game Awards 2020.


My suggestions

* [Cloudpunk](https://store.steampowered.com/app/746850/Cloudpunk/)
* [Cyberpunk 2077](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1091500/Cyberpunk_2077/)
* [Dishonored - Death of the Outsider](https://store.steampowered.com/app/614570/Dishonored_Death_of_the_Outsider/)
* [Hitman 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/863550/HITMAN_2/)
* [Kentucky Route Zero](https://store.steampowered.com/app/231200/Kentucky_Route_Zero_PC_Edition/)
* [Observer](https://store.steampowered.com/app/514900/observer/)
* [STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/)
* [Samsara Room](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1281800/Samsara_Room/)
* [The Council](https://store.steampowered.com/app/287630/The_Council/)
* [The Pedestrian](https://store.steampowered.com/app/466630/The_Pedestrian/)
Tempête Joachim
* [428: Shibuya Scramble](https://store.steampowered.com/app/648580/428_Shibuya_Scramble/)
* [Borderlands 3](https://store.steampowered.com/app/397540/Borderlands_3/)
* [Dying Light](https://store.steampowered.com/app/239140/Dying_Light/)
* [Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth](https://store.steampowered.com/app/234270/Ken_Folletts_The_Pillars_of_the_Earth/)
* [Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™](https://store.steampowered.com/app/356190/Middleearth_Shadow_of_War/)
* [Slay the Spire](https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/)
* [Spiritfarer®](https://store.steampowered.com/app/972660/Spiritfarer/)
* [Smile For Me](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1018850/Smile_For_Me/)
* [Yakuza Kiwami 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/927380/Yakuza_Kiwami_2/)
* [Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition](https://store.steampowered.com/app/597760/Yuppie_Psycho_Executive_Edition/)

Happy New Year! :)

Here are some suggestions from me:

* [A Hat in Time](https://store.steampowered.com/app/253230/A_Hat_in_Time/)
* [Bastion](https://store.steampowered.com/app/107100/Bastion/)
* [Glass Masquerade](https://store.steampowered.com/app/511470/Glass_Masquerade/)
* [Hollow Knight](https://store.steampowered.com/app/367520/Hollow_Knight/)
* [Human Resource Machine](https://store.steampowered.com/app/375820/Human_Resource_Machine/)
* [Littlewood](https://store.steampowered.com/app/894940/Littlewood/)
* [Reventure](https://store.steampowered.com/app/900270/Reventure/)
* [Rogue Legacy](https://store.steampowered.com/app/241600/Rogue_Legacy/)
* [Spelunky](https://store.steampowered.com/app/239350/Spelunky/)
* [Stardew Valley](https://store.steampowered.com/app/413150/Stardew_Valley/)

Took a bit but finally figured out how to make the clean list. Here’s to next year when I forget again and have to revisit this post to learn

* [Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom](https://store.steampowered.com/app/589360/Ni_no_Kuni_II_Revenant_Kingdom/)
* [Tokyo Xanadu eX+](https://store.steampowered.com/app/587260/Tokyo_Xanadu_eX/)
* [1bitHeart](https://store.steampowered.com/app/618720/1bitHeart/)
* [VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action](https://store.steampowered.com/app/447530/VA11_HallA_Cyberpunk_Bartender_Action/)
* [Lucius III](https://store.steampowered.com/app/513290/Lucius_III/)
* [Detroit: Become Human](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1222140/Detroit_Become_Human/)
* [Heavy Rain](https://store.steampowered.com/app/960910/Heavy_Rain/)
* [Resident Evil 3](https://store.steampowered.com/app/952060/Resident_Evil_3/)
* [Beyond: Two Souls](https://store.steampowered.com/app/960990/Beyond_Two_Souls/)
* [Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy](https://store.steampowered.com/app/996580/Spyro_Reignited_Trilogy/)

The Longest Journey – Played it a second time this year, and it’s still a really nice (though rough around the edges, and a fan patch helps) game – played it roughly half on my PC and half on my phone via ShadowPC streaming.

Friendly Fire – Free! A short, neat, nice little game.

Emerald City Confidential – Never goes on sale!!! Was glad to have finally played it though after waiting literally years for a sale that still never happened. Thought it would be rougher, being one of Wadjet Eye’s earliest games, but it was still pretty solid, apart from a few small transparency issues. Also played this mostly on my phone via stream.

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter – Finally beat this one (via Stadia), having started it many times over the years. Kinda missed the random anti-gravity bits from some of the original levels, but the outstanding gun and enemy characteristics and behaviors more than make up for it. Truly a fun, and challenging shooter. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAaaaAAAaaaAAAAAAaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Definitely been a year for game streaming for me. Most of that has been on Stadia. And though I’ve finished a few games on the service (the first two reboot Tomb Raiders, SUPER HOT, Mortal Kombat 11, The Gardens Between, GYLT, Samurai Shodown, and even Monopoly), I don’t feel particularly compelled to bloat my list here. That said, The Crew 2 has been getting a lot of my time there, as well as Cyberpunk, and Red Dead Redemption 2 – unfortunately… haven’t beaten any of those three yet, so I can’t add them here!

* [The Longest Journey](https://store.steampowered.com/app/6310/The_Longest_Journey/)
* [Friendly Fire](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1311660/Friendly_Fire/)
* [Emerald City Confidential](https://store.steampowered.com/app/37260/Emerald_City_Confidential/)
* [Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter](https://store.steampowered.com/app/41000/Serious_Sam_HD_The_First_Encounter/)

Here are games that I have enjoyed very much this past year, in order of appearence from January till December. For every one of them there is a review in my posts if you are interested. ;)
Happy New Year and good hunting!

* [Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan](https://store.steampowered.com/app/368080/Aurion_Legacy_of_the_KoriOdan/)
* [Hand of Fate](https://store.steampowered.com/app/266510/Hand_of_Fate/)
* [The Darkside Detective](https://store.steampowered.com/app/368390/The_Darkside_Detective/)
* [Alien: Isolation](https://store.steampowered.com/app/214490/Alien_Isolation/)
* [Murdered: Soul Suspect](https://store.steampowered.com/app/233290/Murdered_Soul_Suspect/)
* [LEGO® The Hobbit™](https://store.steampowered.com/app/285160/LEGO_The_Hobbit/)
* [Full Metal Furies](https://store.steampowered.com/app/416600/Full_Metal_Furies/)
* [Transistor](https://store.steampowered.com/app/237930/Transistor/)
* [Prey](https://store.steampowered.com/app/480490/Prey/)
* [Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity](https://store.steampowered.com/app/444590/Skautfold_Shrouded_in_Sanity/)
* [Dicey Dungeons](https://store.steampowered.com/app/861540/Dicey_Dungeons/)
* [Gris](https://store.steampowered.com/app/683320/GRIS/)
* [A Way Out](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1222700/A_Way_Out/)
* [Eliza](https://store.steampowered.com/app/716500/Eliza/)
* [Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition](https://store.steampowered.com/app/35140/Batman_Arkham_Asylum_Game_of_the_Year_Edition/)
* [Slay the Spire](https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/)
* [Terraria](https://store.steampowered.com/app/105600/Terraria/)
* [Hotel Sowls](https://store.steampowered.com/app/968350/Hotel_Sowls/)
* [Horizon Chase Turbo](https://store.steampowered.com/app/389140/Horizon_Chase_Turbo/)
* [Children of Morta](https://store.steampowered.com/app/330020/Children_of_Morta/)

Hob - gorgeous puzzle/combat/adventure game reminiscent of RiME
Costume Quest - Adorable combat/adventure game
Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise - Good puzzle P&C with a touch of humour
No Man’s Sky - If you like the idea of exploring outer space and building bases on an endless variety of planets, this is a must have
I Expect You To Die - If you have VR this game is extremely funny and just the right amount of challenging
Aragam - Must play if you enjoy stealth games
The Darkside Detective - very good funny puzzle game with good difficulty balance
Blue Estate - Really funny mindless shooter if you want an FPS fix
The Invisible Hours - Unique concept that told the story well
Mages of Mystralia - Great little adventure game

* [Hob](http://store.steampowered.com/app/404680)
* [Costume Quest](http://store.steampowered.com/app/115100)
* [Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise](http://store.steampowered.com/app/801480)
* [No Man's Sky](http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850)
* [I Expect You To Die](http://store.steampowered.com/app/587430)
* [Aragami](http://store.steampowered.com/app/280160)
* [The Darkside Detective](http://store.steampowered.com/app/368390)
* [Blue Estate](https://store.steampowered.com/app/305380/Blue_Estate_The_Game/)
* [The Invisible Hours](http://store.steampowered.com/app/582560)
* [Mages of Mystalia](http://store.steampowered.com/app/529660)

Your Hob link is leading to Costume Quest :)


Oops, thanks for pointing that out.


* [Corpse Party: Book of Shadows](https://store.steampowered.com/app/778390) - A collection of fillers and “what-ifs” related to the original game; however, it stands pretty damn well on its own.
* [Edna & Harvey: The Breakout](https://store.steampowered.com/app/255320) - Simply a good good, old old point-and-click.
* [Little Misfortune](https://store.steampowered.com/app/714120) - Definitely recommended for lovers of dark, yet realistic humor.
* [Moe Jigsaw](https://store.steampowered.com/app/785840) - You like jigsaws? You like anime girls? If so, go play this game. It’s much better than all the cheap “hentai” games floating around.
* [Open World Game: the Open World Game](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1144110) - What can I say? It’s the best open world game I’ve ever played.
* [Oppaidius: Tropical Cruise!](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1179100) - I really don’t know what it is about this series… but in my book, it gets raunchy humor just right.
* [The Walking Dead: Season Two](https://store.steampowered.com/app/261030) - A thrilling continuation to the story; if for any reason you’re still on the fence, go for it.


Can you please add it with a codeblock, so I can easily copy&paste it to the list?
Just surround the bullet list with



* [Black Mesa](https://store.steampowered.com/app/362890/Black_Mesa/)
* [Dishonored 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/403640/Dishonored_2/)
* [GRIS](https://store.steampowered.com/app/683320/GRIS/)
* [Guacamelee! 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/534550/Guacamelee_2/)
* [Helltaker](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1289310/Helltaker/)
* [Outer Wilds](https://store.steampowered.com/app/753640/Outer_Wilds/)
* [Resident Evil 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/883710/Resident_Evil_2/)
* [Resident Evil 3](https://store.steampowered.com/app/952060/Resident_Evil_3/)
* [Resident Evil 6](https://store.steampowered.com/app/221040/Resident_Evil_6/)
* [The Final Station](https://store.steampowered.com/app/435530/The_Final_Station/)

Posting a list that’s a bit different than the one in my yearly post, since some of those games were already included. 👀

* [A Plague Tale: Innocence](https://store.steampowered.com/app/752590/A_Plague_Tale_Innocence/)
* [Among Us](https://store.steampowered.com/app/945360/Among_Us/)
* [Arma 3](https://store.steampowered.com/app/107410/Arma_3/)
* [Control](https://store.steampowered.com/app/870780/Control_Ultimate_Edition/)
* [Disco Elysium](https://store.steampowered.com/app/632470/Disco_Elysium/)
* [Human: Fall Flat](https://store.steampowered.com/app/477160/Human_Fall_Flat/)
* [Microsoft Flight Simulator](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1250410/Microsoft_Flight_Simulator/)
* [Ori and the Blind Forest](https://store.steampowered.com/app/387290/Ori_and_the_Blind_Forest_Definitive_Edition/)
* [Return of the Obra Dinn](https://store.steampowered.com/app/653530/Return_of_the_Obra_Dinn/)
* [Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands](https://store.steampowered.com/app/460930/Tom_Clancys_Ghost_Recon_Wildlands/)

The Walking Dead: Season Two: Obviously it’s not as amazing as Season One when everything was new, but I still thought it was great…the characters, the choices, etc.
CAYNE: Free game and a really good one if you liked STASIS
Driftmoon: The first RPG I every played “with” my kids (when they were three). I beat it years ago but I revisited it for the added achievements. Cute, charming, runs on a toaster.
Trine: Y’all know what this was about, but I hadn’t played it before. I just got the full series (Trine 1-4) on our new Switch so I’m playing Trine 2 there.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2: Fully voiced classic point-and-click with some modern amenities. Some moon logic puzzles, but actually not so bad. I liked it more than the original BoUT.
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna): See Trine, above. In my backlog for a long time but finally played it co-op with my kids now that they’re old enough.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm: See TWD:S2. Not as great as LiS of course, but still really great, IMO.
The Norwood Suite: Quirky and kind of creepy point-and-click. The ending disappointed me, but I really enjoyed it overall.
The Swapper: Nice story-based platformer with unique cloning mechanic.
PLANET ALPHA: Beautiful 2.5D side-scrolling sci-fi platformer.

Clean version for Daerphen:

* [The Walking Dead: Season Two](https://store.steampowered.com/app/261030/The_Walking_Dead_Season_Two/)
* [CAYNE](https://store.steampowered.com/app/532840/CAYNE/)
* [Driftmoon](https://store.steampowered.com/app/263380/Driftmoon/)
* [Trine](https://store.steampowered.com/app/35700)
* [The Book of Unwritten Tales 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/279940/The_Book_of_Unwritten_Tales_2/)
* [Never Alone Kisima Ingitchuna](https://store.steampowered.com/app/295790/Never_Alone_Kisima_Ingitchuna/)
* [Life is Strange: Before the Storm](https://store.steampowered.com/app/554620/Life_is_Strange_Before_the_Storm/)
* [The Norwood Suite](https://store.steampowered.com/app/696480/The_Norwood_Suite/)
* [The Swapper](https://store.steampowered.com/app/231160/The_Swapper/)
* [PLANET ALPHA](https://store.steampowered.com/app/485030/PLANET_ALPHA/)

Oh hey, Planet Alpha made the list! I remember you choosing to play it after I rec’d it from last year’s community picks. :)

That’s awesome that you’re able to play more & more games with your kids! Always makes me smile hearing it, those are some of my best memories growing up. It’s always neat seeing others do the same. :D I love reading your comments for that, hope that doesn’t sound weird. hah Gotta get ‘em addicted to games young! I mean….using their brains to enhance their reflexes and have family bonding! ;)


Thanks for the comment, Jaffa. Not weird at all. :D It’s getting harder to play games with my kids these days because they’re nine and mostly just want to play Roblox. XD But I’ve been playing Trine a bit with my son and Adventure Pals. I keep picking up cool MP games to play with them but it’s getting harder. My son is playing Zelda Breath of the Wild on Switch as I type this and daughter is playing Roblox. Hmm.

And yes– thanks for the recommendation of PLANET ALPHA!

Thanks for the note and happy gaming!


I had no idea Adventure Pals was local co-op (though I guess the name slightly gives it away? :D), will have to look into it more. I got it on twitch for free but just set it aside in the ‘maybe one day but probably not’ pile. Ah I can see how getting everyone to play could be a challenge, but even just hanging out in same room or talking about games is cool. My dad would ‘backseat’ check out what we were doing or make fun of us when we died, even if not playing together. I’ve still yet to play more than like an hour of a Zelda game, so your son is already ahead of me!

Did you ever try Overcooked/have any interest?


Yeah, Adventure Pals is good…a fair amount of content and good 2-player co-op. Mostly just bashing the bad guys, but there’s a fair amount there especially if you want to experiment with different ways to play (not just bashing the bad guys). I haven’t played any Zelda (even an hour!); that is more my wife’s domain (as are the Mario games), so it was her Xmas present from me, which now our son is also taking advantage of. I’ve mostly only played Trine on our Switch.


Suggestion: at the top of the post, tell people how to make the clear version with the three backticks on their own line.


you are right. I tried to add the ``` within a code block, didn’t work. Then I remember that html tags are allowed :D


Awesome. Also, GRIS is listed twice because caps.


Actually it is listed twice because I haven’t checked duplicates thoroughly enough

Trilled Meow

I didn’t play that many games this year.

* [11-11: Memories Retold](https://store.steampowered.com/app/735580)
* [Dark Fall: The Journal](https://store.steampowered.com/app/260690)
* [Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc](https://store.steampowered.com/app/413410)
* [Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch](https://store.steampowered.com/app/572740)
* [Staxel](https://store.steampowered.com/app/405710)
* [Rock of Ages](https://store.steampowered.com/app/22230)
* [The Suicide of Rachel Foster](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1057750)
* [Two Point Hospital](https://store.steampowered.com/app/535930)

May I ask you to add a list with code block for me to copy&paste please?

Trilled Meow

Sorry, I didn’t realize I left something out, It’s fixed now.



* [My Time At Portia](https://store.steampowered.com/app/666140/)
* [Purrfect Date](https://store.steampowered.com/app/520600/)
* [FRAMED Collection](https://store.steampowered.com/app/322450/)
* [Blacksad: Under the Skin](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1003890/)
* [The Walking Dead: The Final Season](https://store.steampowered.com/app/866800/)
* [Along the Edge](https://store.steampowered.com/app/504390/)
* [HITMAN](https://store.steampowered.com/app/236870/)
* [The Descendant](https://store.steampowered.com/app/351940/)
* [The Council](https://store.steampowered.com/app/287630/)

aaaw, last year many games had already been mentioned, thus making my job easier.. this year not even one! :(

There were some pretty close scores for the last spots, not even I am sure why some made it in the end while others not.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

btw, list is in alphabetical order, it’s not ranked.

…and happy new year, everyone ^_^

* [Cat Quest](http://store.steampowered.com/app/593280)
* [Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy](http://store.steampowered.com/app/731490)
* [Darkest Dungeon](http://store.steampowered.com/app/262060)
* [DmC Devil May Cry](http://store.steampowered.com/app/220440)
* [Headlander](http://store.steampowered.com/app/340000)
* [Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice](http://store.steampowered.com/app/414340)
* [Hidden Folks](http://store.steampowered.com/app/435400)
* [Ryse: Son of Rome](http://store.steampowered.com/app/302510)
* [Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun](http://store.steampowered.com/app/418240)
* [The Adventure Pals](http://store.steampowered.com/app/396710)
* [The Talos Principle](http://store.steampowered.com/app/257510)

Sorry if some have already been added I might not have seen everything.

* [The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos](https://store.steampowered.com/app/970830/)
* [Coffee Talk](https://store.steampowered.com/app/914800/)
* [Griftlands](https://store.steampowered.com/app/601840/)
* [Monster Train](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1102190/)
* [Grounded](https://store.steampowered.com/app/962130/)
* [Haven](https://store.steampowered.com/app/983970/)
* [The Flower Collectors](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1034750/)
* [Summer in Mara](https://store.steampowered.com/app/962580/)
* [Summer Paws](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1150460/)
* [Gorogoa](https://store.steampowered.com/app/557600/)

    I went in expecting a mediocre souls-like fully banking on the weeb appeal, but it was surprisingly competent, enough that I enjoyed it all the way to the end

  • Coffee Talk

    the gameplay similarities with VA-11 Hall-A are pretty obvious, but I’d go as far as to say I enjoyed Coffee Talk more

  • Firewatch

    one of the “must play” for people looking for novel experiences, I’m quite a bit late to the party but I finally filled that gap :P

  • Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition

    I stuck a bit too long in the opening area so the game started feeling pretty dull, but luckily it picked up after getting past a certain early point in the story, and after that I couldn’t keep the gamepad down for 40 more hours

  • Marco & The Galaxy Dragon

    It feels weird to describe a Visual Novel as a “high energy” experience but here we are. With a catchy soundtrack, a distinctive dual art style and a cast of improbable characters it was a total blast!

  • Murder by Numbers

    The duality of a linear Visual novel intertwined with gameplay - in this case “paint by numbers” puzzles - reminds me a bit of Phoenix Wright. Story, characters and art were all pretty competent, the game itself was a bit too long for my tastes as sometimes it showers you in puzzles with little to no story progression inbetween

  • The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos

    The humor might be hit-or-miss at times but behind that hides a pretty competent game tactical RPG à la Final Fantasy Tactics. Far from a recommendation at full price but maybe on a sale

  • The House of Da Vinci
  • The House of Da Vinci 2

    Very similar to the games from The Room series, fans of those games need to hear no more :P

  • There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension

    You’re in for a treat.

  • XCOM®: Chimera Squad

    It was a bit buggy when I played it but still worth much more than the 10€ admission price

* [CODE VEIN](https://store.steampowered.com/app/678960/)
* [Coffee Talk](https://store.steampowered.com/app/914800/)
* [Firewatch](https://store.steampowered.com/app/383870/)
* [Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151640/)
* [Marco & The Galaxy Dragon](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1202540/)
* [Murder by Numbers](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1140290/)
* [The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos](https://store.steampowered.com/app/970830/)
* [The House of Da Vinci](https://store.steampowered.com/app/522470/)
* [The House of Da Vinci 2](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1259840/)
* [There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1240210/)
* [XCOM®: Chimera Squad](https://store.steampowered.com/app/882100/)

Weird question, but why are some of the games [completed]/[beaten] but not [owned]? I don’t get it o.O

Oh wait, is that bc those are games, I suggested?


fwiw, the status of beaten/completed/owned that I think you’re mentioning is part of the Enhanced BLAEO script – don’t have a clue why some aren’t showing up as owned if you’ve beaten/completed them though!


Yeah, I figured it’s part of the script :3


could be an issue in the script.
In my installed version it only shows the completion status in a pop window and filters out games that I do not own.


The script is also fucked up for me. It randomly shows (or not) games I own, and is not exhaustive. And it keeps changing randomly depending on refreshes.


K, thank you. I’ll just check the list by hand to make sure I didn’t miss a thing xD


Try to resync the list of owned games in the script settings. Sometimes it helps in my case


I’ll try auto syncing later, bc apparently it just synched. But no change so far :(


Didn’t help, btw hides


No,I have more games here. But I think that’s bc of DLCs? Honestly I don’t know why and I’m really toooooo lazy to check all my games o.o

  • Blasphemous - A great looking metroidvania that’s challenging but not too challenging. Overall a great game
  • Fates of Ort - Probably the biggest surprise hit of last year, Fates of Ort is an interesting kind of action RPG with some neat mechanics
  • Europa Universalis IV - Still my favourite grand strategy game, EU4 just keeps getting better and better.
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II - The best Total War game to date? I would say so. Lots of faction variety and different units.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus - A weird action point mechanic sets this game apart from its competitors. Breaking the game was half the fun! The unique soundtrack does not hurt either
  • Plague Tale: Innocence - A surprisingly solid story makes this game well worth playing. I was not too fond of the end, but almost everything leading up to it was great.
  • Vaporums: Lockdown - This game has some of the best puzzles I’ve ever seen in an RPG, and combat is no slouch either.
  • Shadow Empire - A real beast of a game. This 4X strategy game might not look great, but it’s got more going on under the hood than almost any other 4X game out there.
  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series - I’ve never cared about The Riddler as a villain, but this game changed my mind about him. One of the better Telltale games.
  • Nordic Warriors - Did you like Myth? Then play this one!
* [Blasphemous](https://store.steampowered.com/app/774361/Blasphemous/)
* [Fates of Ort](https://store.steampowered.com/app/895480/Fates_of_Ort/)
* [Europa Universalis IV](https://store.steampowered.com/app/236850/Europa_Universalis_IV/)  
* [Total War: WARHAMMER II](https://store.steampowered.com/app/594570/Total_War_WARHAMMER_II/)  
* [Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus](https://store.steampowered.com/app/673880/Warhammer_40000_Mechanicus/)  
* [Plague Tale: Innocence](https://store.steampowered.com/app/752590/A_Plague_Tale_Innocence/)  
* [Vaporums: Lockdown](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1161880/Vaporum_Lockdown/)  
* [Shadow Empire](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1154840/Shadow_Empire/)  
* [Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series](https://store.steampowered.com/app/675260/Batman_The_Enemy_Within__The_Telltale_Series/)   
* [Nordic Warriors](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1174670/Nordic_Warriors/)  

Just a quick trivia bit, since there haven’t been any additional contributions for the moment: three-time champs!

These particular eleven games have made it to the BLAEO Community Picks three years running!

  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series
  • Cat Quest
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Glass Masquerade
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hollow Knight
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • My Time At Portia
  • Slay the Spire
  • Stardew Valley

Thats suprisingly interesting ;-)
Maybe we could do a Best-of best-of someday