June/July: Tropical Treasures

Imagine a sun-drenched beach, the sand warm beneath your virtual feet. The waves gently lap at the shore, and a gentle breeze carries the scent of saltwater and adventure. You’re not alone - fellow assassins gather around, their backpacks filled with digital treasures. The treasures they obtained during late-night browsing sessions during the summer sales, when their digital wallet was becoming lighter and their game library fuller.

This month you can either play games set in tropical environments (for example the Tropico series, Monkey Island series, Dead Island, Sea of Thieves, etc.) or games you bought during the Steam summer sales.

You can use the following (or similar) format to make it easier for everyone’s progress to be tracked, but feel free to add any extra thoughts about the game(s) to your post!

name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
total: | achievements obtained | playtime this month | Number of games finished

Theme song


Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?

What happens if I play all of my unfinished games this month?
Your backlog will be a much smaller place.

I don’t have any unfinished games - I’ve beaten everything I’ve started.
Really? well that makes one of us… I salute you.

I already finished my entry can I play another?
Go ahead - the goal is to reduce your unfinished games list. The more you can play the better.


A nice twist on an annual classic. And I get to use a new list I added last year.
Thank you!


What a coincidence! I was just going to play Call of the Sea (for the Steamgifts Magazine and for PAGYWOSG).

Call of the Sea 18/34 7.4 h beaten
Total: 18/34 7.4 h 1


Name So how was it? Playtime Status
Kathy Rain Likey 8h beaten
Dreamfall Chapters Likey 17h beaten
Ghostrunner Not Likey(exhausting) 7.1h beaten
A Short Hike Likey 2.2h beaten
Kingdom: Classic Likey 5h beaten
Kingdom: New lands Likey 6.4h beaten
Kingdom Two Crowns Likey 8.4h beaten
TOTAL: Good month hours 7 games Beaten

Perhaps Dreamfalls qualifies, as it partly takes place in a sunny world.
For Ghostrunner some scenes within the Cyper Void, had digital palm trees … so tropical feel?


Name So how was it? Playtime Status
Roadwarden (exhausting) 1h unbeaten
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2   h unbeaten
Broken Age Likey 12h beaten
Mediterranea Inferno Not Likey (trash tbh) 7h beaten
Partisans 1941 Likey 10.3h beaten
Life Is Strange Likey 20.9h beaten
AC Origins Likey 37.8h beaten
Alan Wake Likey 12.7h beaten
TOTAL: month hours ** games Beaten**

Broken age has an area called Shellmound, its a sunny place with beaches. Feels tropical to me!

Edit 1: I just got an 8GB ram. My gosh i went from 15fps to almost 50! I regret not getting it before. Unfortunately I dont have any intensive games anymore, played RE 2 last month. I do have Metro Exodus tho..
Edit 2: Im thinking of ditching Achievements column from next month, Im indifferent towards it. And noting it down feels very tedious & pointless everytime.
Edjt 3: Will change it now itself. Gonna say bye to the steam gimmicks that are ‘achievements’.
Edit 4: Theme based games chosen match the vibe of the theme (tropical) and are not technically at a geographically tropical location.


I can heartily recommend Dreamfall Chapters if you are familiar with the series (or I suppose even if you’re not). It was the game I always wanted to play!


You were right about this game. . It was slow placed but wonderfully packed, felt like a TV series binge. Or like you are experiencing the Genesis and the revelations, the finality of a religion! It was an epic story!


So glad you enjoyed it! Europolis is one of my favorite computer game environments evah!

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Reus 2 Summer Sale 48/103 29.6h (Initial 7.4h) Beaten
Yoku’s Island Express Tropical 31/31 16.2h Completed
Return to Mysterious Island Tropical none 6h Completed
Return to Mysterious Island 2 Tropical none 0h unfinished
Uncharted Tides: Port Royal Tropical 22/22 4.5h Completed
Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy (1999) Tropical none 0h unfinished
The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition Tropical none 0h unfinished
Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ Tropical none 0h unfinished
TOTAL:   101 48.9h 4

The pyramid look wasn’t intentional. XD

Serious Sam HD The Second Encounter Tropical 12/70 22 h (-2.3 h)
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Summer Sale (2019-06-26) 0/26 (-8.3 h)
total:   12 19.7 h 1
Name Achievements Playtime June-July Category Status
Squarecells 7/7 13h04m Autumn Sale 2016 Completed
Ballad of Solar No achievements 11h31m Autumn Sale 2015 Completed
Amerzone: The Explorer’s Legacy (1999) No achievements 6h33m Halloween Sale 2014 Completed
Beyond Blue 30/30 8h39m Tropical Completed
Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror: Remastered 3/27 12h29m Winter Sale 2012 Completed
Cobi Treasure Deluxe No achievements 2h04m Tropical Unfinished/Abandoned
Total: 64/64 54h20m 5 Completed, 1 Unfinished/Abandoned  

FYI, you can check this SteamDB link for Steam sale history.


Forgot about this I can put down some games

101 Cats Hidden in Dub 100 0.2 Sale
A Tower Full of Cats 70 2.2 Sale
Cats and Seek : at Dino Park 22 0.7 Sale
Cats Hidden in China 100 0.2 Sale
3 Cats of history 300 1.8 Sale
Chains of Judgment 12 1.7 Sale
Echo Tokyo: Reaper 19 0.8 Sale
9 Femboys   1.4 Sale
4 FIND ALL 286 7 Sale
2 Find Cats 63 0.6 Sale
3 Futas   0.3 Sale
Ghost in the pool 8 2.1 Sale
Heart of the Woods 12 2 2023 Sale
Mirror Mysteries 2: Forgotten Kingdoms   1.5 2023 Sale
7 Search all 70 0.9 Sale
Vampires’ Melody 2 20 2.3 Sale
What Comes After 11 1.1 Sale
Where Ferrets 10 0.1 Sale
XBlaze Lost: Memories 40 7.2 2019 Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month Sale
total: 1,143 34.1 41

I have a bit of a break time from uni right now; I’m excited to make progress on my backlog. I tried to pick a couple of tropical games and a game from each summer sale too. Thankfully from 2019-2021 i actually finished all that i bought during those sales! :D

Game Category Achievements obtained Status Notes
Tropico 4 Tropical 46/70, 0 this month unfinished haven’t played this since 2018. what a nostalgia trip this will be!
Placid Plastic Duck Simulator Tropical 12/36, 0 this month unfinished -
Polyville Canyon Steam Summer Sale 2023 0/73 not started -
Lemon Cake Steam Summer Sale 2022 8/17, 0 this month unfinished -
LOGistICAL Steam Summer Sale 2018 518/1123, 62 this month unfinished working on base game (australia)
TOTAL: - - - -