Five New Steam Games You Probably Missed (May 9, 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.

Best month ever!

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Released:‌ May 6
Developer: ‌ Warsaw Film School Video Game and Film Production Studio
Introductory Price:‌ ‌$17 |‌ ‌£14.01 ‌|‌ ‌AU$24.60

Best month ever! is a narrative adventure game set in 1960s United States. It follows the journey of single mother Louise and her son Mitch, and highlights the best month ever! shapes the way Mitch experiences the world, in order “to influence what kind of person Mitch turns out to be and what values ​​will guide him once he becomes his own man”. As a result, it’s an adventure heavily driven by harrowing decision-making, each with monumental consequences for both Mitch and how the narrative unfolds. There are nine endings to achieve and the graphics are delightfully cinematic.

Yaengard

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Released:‌ May 5
Developer:‌ Planeshift Interactive
Introductory price:‌ ‌$22.49 |‌ ‌£17.54 ‌|‌ ‌AU$32.35

Yaengard is a turn-based RPG that emphasizes the qualities of your party members. Sure, it’s probably not that unusual, but in Yaengard, it’s not just the stats and classes of your party members that matter: their personalities are just as important. These personalities are shaped by narrative decisions made throughout, but each is also customizable with special combos and more. Heavily inspired by D&D, studio Planeshift notes Yaengard’s “classic tabletop RPG-style gameplay”, and there are roguelite elements too, in the way each party member is different for each campaign.

Tile cities

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Released:‌ May 5
Developer:‌ yevhen8
Introductory price:‌ ‌$3 |‌ ‌£2.09 ‌|‌ ‌AU$4.50

Tile Cities is a “relaxing puzzle game” that taps into the fun of watching a city grow, except unlike conventional city builders, you don’t have to worry about plumbing, electricity, and whether you have too many roads. As seen in the trailer above, you’ll place city block tiles together, taking care to match the shapes correctly. To complicate things slightly, some tiles are better matched than others, so you’ll have to think a bit about, for example, the tram lines connecting the depots. There’s also an ultra-relaxing creative mode, if you don’t want to think at all. Frankly, that sounds good.

Crowns and Pawns: Realm of Deception

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Released:‌ ‌May 7
Developer:‌ Tag of Joy
Introductory Price:‌ ‌$18 |‌ ‌£15.29 |‌ ‌AU$26.05

Launched as part of LudoNarraCon last week, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is a point-and-click adventure set in modern-day Europe. It follows the story of Milda, a Chicagoan who travels to Lithuania to receive an inheritance. But asserting it is complicated by the fact that a mysterious man also wants the spoils of this inheritance. This conflict triggers a grand mystery-solving adventure that involves an ancient relic, a dilapidated house, and family secrets that date back to the 15th century. It’s a beautiful, voice-heavy adventure with lots of exploration and puzzle-solving.

The cleaner

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Released:‌ May 6
Developer:‌ Dystopia Corp
Introductory Price:‌ ‌$12 |‌ ‌£9.11 |‌ ‌AU$17.20

Heavily inspired by Hotline Miami and SuperHot, The Cleaner is a lightning-fast first-person shooter that prioritizes flawless execution and style. Luckily, perhaps, there’s “no cliche storyline” and “no cutscenes,” so it’s very much a set puzzle sequence. A single bullet can kill you, which means you’ll need to make the most of your ability to slow down time, all the better for some Matrix-style bullet dodging.

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