Rimworld screenshot of a colony under a mechanoid attack

While the vanilla version of RimWorld is really fun to mess around with, it is the mods that provide some of the much-needed longevity and challenge after you've already mastered the basic mechanics. I mean, if you can't make a cybernetic attack wolf that's hocked up on so many drugs it moves faster than a train, then what's the point of even playing RimWorld?

However, while going completely over-the-top with mods can create some truly enjoyable gameplay, it can also result in some ridiculously long load times. The longest I've seen personally was around 10 minutes while I was experimenting with dozens of new factions, but even that pales in comparison to some of the setups I've seen online.

Layers of Fear 2 screenshot of a hallway filled with grasping arms

Much like the original, Layers of Fear 2 is a psychological horror game with the focus mostly being on the storytelling and exploration. What this means in gameplay terms is that you'll spend the vast majority of your time traversing some rather beautiful locations, rummaging through everything you can get your hands on in search of story clues, and naturally, running into a whole bunch of messed up imagery along the way!

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in action, as well as what sort of atmosphere Layers of Fear 2 cloaks itself with, through one of the developer previews down below. Have a peek:

Warhammer: Chaosbane screenshot of a Sigmar temple

After quite a few previews and teasers, the Diablo inspired ARPG Warhammer: Chaosbane has now finally arrived in full. As you would expect from that brief description alone, Warhammer: Chaosbane is a fantasy hack and slash that that's all about annihilating untold hordes of monsters with a variety of unique characters, all in search of ever-increasing quantities of randomized loot.

If you're wondering how all of this translates into actual gameplay, allow me to share with you one of the recent trailers featuring the Wood Elf Scout. Have a gander, it's a fairly informative one:

Void Bastards screenshot of an evil robot attack

Void Bastards is a newly released roguelike FPS with a focus on dark humor, close quarters combat, as well as collecting everything that isn't nailed down in order to keep yourself alive for just a little bit longer. If you've played System Shock, chances are Void Bastards will feel instantly familiar as you'll spend most of your time creeping across derelict hallways, slowly carving your way through hordes of mutants and deranged robots.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all this looks like in gameplay terms, as well as what sort of atmosphere Void Bastards is going for, through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a look:

SteamWorld Quest official artwork without the logo

After spending a fair bit of time being a Nintendo Switch exclusive, the steampunk card-based RPG SteamWorld Quest has now finally made its way to PC as well. It brings with it a whole bunch of charming characters and hand-drawn locations, a whole host of cards which you can use to customize your playstyle, and naturally, a world filled with steampunk monsters to slay as you search for treasure and glory.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in-game, as well as what the card-based combat is all about, through the launch trailer below. Have a peek:

Pathfinder: Kingmaker RPG artwork without logo

Pathfinder: Kingmaker released back in 2018 alongside some fairly mixed reviews. While the core idea behind its gameplay and storytelling was solid, the actual execution was riddled with bugs, mechanical problems, as well as a variety of annoying design choices.

It would appear that most of these problems will soon be going away, however, as the developers have just put the free Enhanced Edition update onto the test servers. While the list of new features is still incomplete, you can expect to see new content, a new playable class, more items and weapons, as well as a whole host of balance changes, improvements and bug fixes.

Worlds Adrift official screenshot showing a floating island

Creating and supporting an MMO is a challenge that many companies have attempted to tackle, yet very few of them have ever managed to succeed at doing so. The competition is incredibly tough, the fast pace of content releases difficult to follow, and the playerbase harder and harder to keep engaged for months on end.

Unfortunately, it would appear that the "community crafted MMO" Worlds Adrift will be yet another MMO that has not made the cut as the developers have just announced they are closing down its doors. The reason, as you might imagine, is that it simply hasn't reached the level of popularity needed to keep it properly funded and supplied with content.