Official artwork and logo for the game Overcooked

If you're looking for a charming and somewhat challenging game to play with your friends, you might be interested to hear that the chaotic cooking game Overcooked is free until July 11th! Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, grab yourself a copy, and you'll be good to go in no time.

You can get a pretty good idea of Overcooked is all about, as well as what sort of experience you can expect to see in co-op, through one of the original trailers down below. Have a gander, it's certainly an interesting one:

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord official artwork and logo

As the legends have foretold many, many eons ago, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord has now entered the Closed Beta stage! And yes, this does mean that the general public will now finally have a chance to see just what Mount & Blade 2 has to offer after its extremely long and fairly secretive development.

Do temper your expectations, however, as the initial Closed Beta will be fairly small in scope. The plan is to directly engage the current testers and quickly release patches in order to refine the multiplayer experience, after which Mount & Blade 2 will move into a significantly larger Open Beta.

The Sinking City screenshot of an ominous boat ride

The Sinking City is a newly released and Lovecraft inspired adventure-investigation hybrid. As you might imagine from that brief description alone, The Sinking City is all about trying to figure out what sort of unearthly horrors have descended upon the world, all the while doing your very best to avoid going completely and utterly insane.

You can get a pretty good idea of the sort of atmosphere The Sinking City is going for through the recently posted cinematic trailer. Have a gander, it's certainly an interesting one, to say the least:

Prison Architect screenshot of a well-developed map

Despite the 'totally final update' releasing quite a while ago, Prison Architect is still receiving a steady stream of updates. However, this new update has not been developed by the original Prison Architect team, but rather by Double Eleven who are responsible for the console version. So while the original team may have moved onto other projects, Prison Architect will continue onward!

As far as the new content is concerned, "The Clink" update is mostly centered around small improvements and quality-of-life changes. The list of new features isn't exactly long, so here it is in full:

Risk of Rain 2 official artwork and logo

For those of you looking for an excuse to take Risk of Rain 2 for another spin, you might be glad to hear that the very first major content update has now arrived! The aptly named Scorched Acres update brings with it a brand new stage to explore, a nasty new boss to fight against, and perhaps most importantly of all, a brand new Survivor by the name of REX!

There's also a new monster, the Clay Templar, as well as a new and highly dangerous elite to contend with - Malachite. These Malachites are so strong that they will only spawn late in a playthrough and come with a unique effect to help differentiate them from the rest. And a good thing too because the Malachites posses a variety of unique abilities they'll constantly pelt you with, including one that disables your healing!

Risk of Rain 2 official artwork and logo

[Update]: The Scorched Acres patch has now arrived, and as expected, it's a pretty good one!

Risk of Rain 2 released on Steam a little while ago, and much to my delight, ended up being a massive improvement over the original. Such an improvement, in fact, that Risk of Rain 2 ended up selling more than a million copies in a single month!

In order to celebrate this momentous achievement, as well as give players something to look forward to, the developers released a roadmap filled with new content. Very little was said about it since then, but you might be glad to hear that the very first of these major content updates will be coming this June 25th!

Slime Rancher screenshot of the new Glitch Slimes

Slime Rancher is a charming, first-person exploration-adventure that will have you wonder across the world in order to capture and take care of a whole host of adorable little slimes. It is a simple yet compelling formula, which combined with the frequent free updates, has rightly earned Slime Rancher an overwhelmingly positive rating on Steam!

As such, it shouldn't come as too much of a shock to hear that Slime Rancher has now once again received a rather hefty free update - Viktor's Experimental Update. Once you've constructed the Lab Ranch expansion and completed a couple of additional objectives, you'll be able to travel to Viktor's Workshop and explore a simulated world in a bit of an action-packed adventure. Collect as many glitched slimes as you can, avoid the constantly spreading corruption, and make your way to the exit before the entire simulation falls breaks at the seams.

UnderRail official artwork for the Expedition expansion

[Update]: The Expedition expansion has now finally arrived, and it's actually quite good!

UnderRail is an oldschool, isometric turn-based CRPG that's heavily inspired by the Fallout series. As I've mentioned in my review, UnderRail is a bit clunky and often brutally difficult, but once you manage to get past that initial hurdle, it quickly becomes a genuinely captivating experience!

With that in mind, I am very happy to say that UnderRail's very first expansion will be arriving in the near future. While originally scheduled for early 2017, UnderRail's now greatly lengthened Exploration expansion will be coming this July 22nd.

Amid Evil screenshot of the player using an axe in a very purple room

If you've got an itch that can only be scratched by hyper-aggressive oldschool FPS games, you might want to check out the newly released Amid Evil. It's being published by the same team that created the truly excellent Dusk, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that Amid Evil is just as action-packed and unrelenting as its predecessor, or that it has just as kick-ass of a soundtrack!

However, while Dusk mostly used traditional FPS weapons with a couple of twists here and there, Amid Evil's arsenal is more reminiscent of Hexen's than Doom's. What I mean by this is that you'll be using all sorts of magic-spewing devices to bring down the pain upon your enemies, including one that seems to shoot out miniature suns!

Insurgency: Sandstorm screenshot of a gigantic explosion

If you're looking for a tactical, team-based shooter where bullets are about as deadly as you would expect, you might be interested to hear that Insurgency: Sandstorm is currently having a free weekend. Simply head on over to Steam, download yourself a copy, and you'll be huddling behind a rock for safety in no time! The only catch is that the free weekend will end on Monday, so do make sure to jump in as soon as possible.

For those of you curious about what exactly Insurgency: Sandstorm has to offer, as well as what the gameplay even looks like, allow me to share with you one of the original overview trailers. Have a look, it's quite an informative one: