Resident Evil 2 screenshot of a massive zombie attack

While the Resident Evil 2 remake is not exactly a faithful recreation of the original horror classic, it is without a doubt a Resident Evil game, and a pretty darn good one at that! With no hand-holding and a surprisingly balanced difficulty, the Resident Evil 2 remake manages to stay tense and interesting from the very beginning to the very end, even through multiple playthroughs!

So if you're wondering what exactly all of this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what sort of atmosphere Resident Evil 2 cloaks itself with, allow me to share with you a spoiler-free gameplay preview showcasing the first 20 minutes of Leon's campaign. Have a gander:

Aporia: Beyond the Valley screenshot of some runstones

Aporia: Beyond the Valley is a relaxing first-person puzzle-adventure set in a world full of ancient technology and long-overgrown ruins. It is going to be up to you to discover what caused the downfall of the once great civilization, what exactly the miraculous and life-giving amber fluid truly is, and most importantly of all, who in the world are you?

If you're wondering what all of this might look like in gameplay terms, wonder no more as I've prepared a commentary-free gameplay video showcasing pretty much everything Aporia has to offer. Have a look:

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 screenshot of our character overlooking the radar array

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is a bit of a curious game. It doesn't do anything special with its gameplay or story, and its open world content is some of the most generic I've seen in quite a while, yet despite all of this I found myself having a surprising amount of fun. As it turns out, being a super sneaky sniper is a strong enough premise on its own to not require anything truly revolutionary to make it enjoyable.

If you're wondering what all of this looks like in gameplay terms, allow me to show you a brief, commentary-free gameplay video showcasing two missions from early on in the campaign. There's plenty of sniping, sneaking, and shooting to be found, so it should definitely give you a good idea of what Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is all about. Have a look:

Snake Pass official artwork showing Noodle and Doodle

Snake Pass is a colorful and charming 3D platformer with a bit of a unique twist. Instead of constantly jumping around and stomping on enemies with your butt you play as an adorable 'little' snake called Noodle, with all of the advantages and disadvantages that form brings. You can slither alongside walls, extend your body in order to reach far away places, coil around bamboo in order to easily climb large surfaces, and also slide straight into a bottomless pit because getting used to realistic 'snaking around' takes a bit of time.

If you're wondering whether this is a platformer you might enjoy, and whether the whole 'being a snake' thing is anything more than a simple gimmick, allow me to show you some commentary-free gameplay from the first two levels and you can hopefully decide from there. Have a look:

Yooka-Laylee official artwork

Yooka-Laylee is the long-awaited spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, but is it an enjoyable game in its own right or a mere copycat trying to coast along on nostalgia alone? Well, that's not exactly an easy question to answer.

While Yooka-Laylee might not be as bad as some reviews would lead you to believe, it does suffer from a significant number of problems that will impact your enjoyment the further along you go. So before you crack open your wallet I would recommend checking out my brief gameplay video covering the introduction and first 20 minutes. Its not much, but it should give you an idea of what Yooka-Laylee is all about. Have a look:

P.A.M.E.L.A. official artwork and logo

P.A.M.E.L.A. is an open-world survival-horror game set in the once utopian city of Eden, now nothing more than a breeding ground for otherworldly monstrosities. As you might expect given its genre P.A.M.E.L.A. features plenty of exploration and passive storytelling, resource management, and tense situations where combat might not always be the best option.

If you're wondering what this might look like in gameplay terms, wonder no more as I've created a brief gameplay video going over pretty much everything P.A.M.E.L.A. has to offer: stealth, exploration, combat, and good ol' fashioned looting. Anyway, here's the video:

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: