Conan from Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game that expects of you to carve your own little piece of heaven in a land that would love nothing more than to devour you whole. As you might expect given its genre, Conan Exiles features plenty of rock and tree smashing, crafting, and trying to survive in a server full of extremely bloodthirsty madmen that will kill you on sight for a pair of flip-flops.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like in action, wonder no more as I've created a ~20 minute video showcasing both character creation and general gameplay... as well as a miserable death at the hands of a hyena. Have a look:

The Changing God and The Sorrow from Torment: Tides of Numenera

Torment: Tides of Numenera is an isometric story-focused RPG and a spiritual successor to one of the best games that have ever graced the genre - Planescape: Torment. Much like its predecessor Tides of Numenera features a vast amount of interesting characters, tough decisions, compelling stories, enough lore to fill out at least a couple of books, and as is tradition, completely unremarkable combat.

If you're interested in seeing what all of this looks like in action, here's a commentary free gameplay video showcasing the first ~30 minutes of the intro, as well as the full character creation process. Have a look:

Northgard gameplay screenshot showing snow and a giant sword

Northgard is a viking themed real-time strategy game from the makers of Evoland, and if I had to do a needlessly specific comparison I would also say that Northgard is a simpler, but more action orientated take on the Civilization formula. What I mean by this is that Northgard shares a similar focus on city-building, resource micromanagement, and open-ended playstyles that allow you to take your frontier settlement in whatever direction you might prefer.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like in action, here's a brief gameplay video showcasing the first 15 minutes of a game against three hard AI:

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 player deploying a drone

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is an upcoming open-world tactical shooter with a heavy focus on player choice. Its going to be up to you to decide how you'll complete each mission, whether this be through pure stealth, over-the-top aggression, a couple dozen well-placed sniper shots, or some sort of combination of those.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like in action, here's a brief gameplay video showcasing the first mission (Blockout) done through pure stealth:

Magilou from Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria is the seventeenth iteration of the Tales series and a prequel to Tales of Zestiria, though set in the distant past. It brings with it a cast of surprisingly lovable misfits, an exciting combo-based combat system, and the same sort of narrative focus as its predecessors. The one big difference is that Berseria's storyline is far darker, with characters often acting out of self-interest, which is a fairly rare and rather intriguing take on the RPG genre.

If you're wondering what all of this might look like in action I've prepared a decently lengthy gameplay video going over both the story and combat. And don't worry about spoilers as I've chosen a mission that mostly revolves around obvious goals and plot-irrelevant character interactions. With that said, here's the video:

Shadow Tactics screenshot showcasing the lovely visuals

Shadow Tactics, in the most basic terms, is a Commandos inspired strategy game that's all about sneaking around, taking out enemies with carefully concocted plans, and then desperately trying to fix the resulting mess once those plans inevitably fail.

And since that description doesn't really do it justice, allow me to show you a rather lengthy gameplay video featuring the very first level from Shadow Tactics. So if you're interested in seeing what Shadow Tactics is really all about, have a look:

Killing Floor 2's flamethrower is a devastating weapon in action

In the most basic terms, Killing Floor 2 is a co-op shooter that pits you against ever-increasing waves of mutants, monsters, and other such nasties. While that alone might not sound like much, Killing Floor 2 distinguishes itself from the rest by having an extremely satisfying arsenal of weaponry... of which my favorite is the good ol' flamethrower.

So if you're interested in seeing what Killing Floor 2 is all about, and more importantly how awesome the flamethrower looks, I've prepared a brief gameplay video showcasing just that. Have a look: