On this spicy new episode of The GI Show, we go over some of the best-overlooked games from 2020 and discuss our hands-on impressions of Back 4 Blood, the zombie co-op shooter from the studio behind Left 4 Dead!
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way.
Official Site: UnderMine - Action-Adventure Roguelike
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.
Official Site: Gears Tactics | Xbox
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox (Game Pass)Monster taming meets metroidvania. Collect, train and battle monsters in a lovely side-view pixel world.
Official Site: Monster Sanctuary | Monster Sanctuary Online | Team17
Platforms: PCIn a back-alley cafe, the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living. Necrobarista follows a dynamic and diverse cast of characters as they navigate Melbourne's hipstery coffee culture, the questionable ethics of necromancy, and the process of letting go.
Official Site: Necrobarista
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple ArcadeRediscover gravity and explore a beautiful Escher-esque world of impossible architecture.
Official Site: Manifold Garden
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
Platforms: PC, Apple ArcadeEven the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.
Official Site: Alba: a wildlife adventure by ustwo games
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, XboxIn the mayhem-filled streets of the future where criminal gangs rule and cops fear to tread, only the bounty hunters can free the city from the corrupt fist of felony. Lay waste to the criminal underworld and make a killing in this hard boiled action comedy arcade shooter.
Official Site: Huntdown – Official Website
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, XboxMorbid: The Seven Acolytes is a Horrorpunk Action RPG filled with Lovecraftian horrors and Cronenbergian gore, making it the most gruesome take on the isometric Souls-like genre yet!
Official Site: Morbid: The Seven Acolytes — Merge Games
Platforms: PlayStationThe Imperial Combat Revue takes the stage as Tokyo’s defense force against a demon threat in this extravagant adventure.
Official Site: Sakura Wars
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple ArcadeThe ground starts shaking, light bulbs are breaking - and something rather unusual is happening right behind the walls of your very room. Equipped with nothing but wit and courage, you slowly descend into a world inhabited by avian folk and seemingly deadly furniture monsters.
Official Site: Creaks – Amanita Design
Call of the Sea
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)Call of the Sea is an otherworldly tale of mystery and love set in the 1930s South Pacific. Explore a lush island paradise, solve puzzles and unlock secrets in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition.
Official Site: Call of the Sea
The Last Campfire
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple ArcadeThe Last Campfire is an adventure game from Hello Games (No Man's Sky), a story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home.
Official Site: The Last Campfire
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.
Official Site: Monster Train | Out now on Steam!
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox (Game Pass)A turn-based tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Official Site: Ikenfell - Humble Games | Turn-based magical RPG
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, XboxChicken Police - Paint it RED! is a narrative-driven noir adventure with a complex interrogation system and mystery-solving detective gameplay.
Official Site: Chicken Police | Noir Detective Story with Animal Heads | HandyGames™