Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader artwork for the Dark Eldar companion Marazhai

As I've detailed throughout my review, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an incredibly deep and complex cRPG that gives you the freedom to make some truly wild and creative builds. This sort of freedom come at a cost, however, and that cost is accessibility.

Unless you're a veteran of the genre, figuring out what to do and how to do it can be quite a daunting task. So in an effort to help you get started off on the right foot, allow me to share with you some of the key tricks and strategies I uncovered throughout my lengthy playthrough. Without further ado, let us begin!

Project Zomboid Beginner's Guide artwork and logo

Project Zomboid's world is riddled with danger, and it only takes one minor mental misstep to start a chain of events that will end with you becoming the newest member of the local zombie horde. However, with a bit of careful preparation and ingenuity it's entirely possible to not only survive the zombie apocalypse all on your own, but also thrive in it!

So in an effort to get you started on the right foot with Project Zomboid, as well as to help you make it through that hellish first week that has claimed the lives of countless beginners, allow me to share with you some handy tips and advice that I learned over the course of hundreds of hours. Without further ado, let us begin!

World of Horror screenshot of the flaming idol rising

While the screenshots and the gorgeously grotesque artwork might make you think that World of Horror is some sort of visual novel, in reality it's a surprisingly intense roguelike. As I've mentioned throughout my review, it's very easy to make a series of mistakes that will absolutely cripple your character, both in combat and during regular investigations. However, once you get past the difficulty curve and figure out what World of Horror wants from you, there it a lot to enjoy as well. After all, the greater the challenge, the better it feels to trounce all over it and rise triumphant!

So if you're thinking about diving in yourself, allow me to give you some handy tips and advice to help you avoid being devoured by a spider god or just set ablaze for all eternity. Without further ado, let us begin!

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide official artwork showing a Veteran and Zealot alongside the logo

[Update]: My review for Darktide is now live and, long story short, it's as rough and fascinating as the world it takes place in!

Much like its predecessor Vermintide 2, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a remarkably challenging co-op game. Getting good at it requires deftly switching between both melee and ranged combat, calmly prioritizing dangerous enemies in huge crowds and tense situations, as well as quickly adjusting to whatever curveball the AI director decides to send your way. And all of this only gets more and more complicated the higher you ramp up the difficulty setting.

Yet despite how hard things can get, Darktide is also a remarkably enjoyable game to mess around with, and one that I've already spent 50 hours on. So if you're thinking about diving in yourself, allow me to give you some handy tips and advice to help avoid the inquisitor's wrath and make those first few missions go by as smoothly as possible. Without further ado, let us begin!

There Is No Light dark indie action-RPG official key art and logo

There Is No Light is a brutally fast paced action-RPG that rewards you for taking risks and playing aggressive. Combine that with the simple fact that both you and your enemies are glass cannons that hit hard and fall apart even harder, and it's very easy to see how one can find themselves in a bit of a rut at some point in their journey.

So if you're new to the more challenging side of the action-RPG genre, or if you're simply looking to make your first run through There Is No Light as smooth as possible, allow me to share with you some handy tips and advice to help you get started. Without wasting any more time, let us begin!

Turbo Overkill artwork for the beginner's guide

Turbo Overkill is a fast paced and explosion fueled shooter with quite a large arsenal of weapons and abilities to toy around with. However, in order to counterbalance that, the enemies come in hordes and can deal a hefty chunk of damage if you're not careful.

So if you're new to the whole 'boomer shooter' genre, or simply curious about what to watch out for in your first run through Turbo Overkill, allow me to share with you some handy tips and advice to help you get started. Without further ado, let us begin!

Total War: Warhammer 2 artwork of Karl Franz on his gryphon

With a myriad of unique races, factions, units and playstyles, the Total War: Warhammer series represents some of the finest strategy games released in the past decade. However, everything that makes these games so incredibly fun to play is also something that makes them incredibly tricky to get into for beginners.

So if you would like your first experience with either of the three games to be a smooth and enjoyable one, allow me to give you some simple tips and advice to help set you on the right path. I'll be using screenshots from Total War: Warhammer 2 here since that's the game I'd recommend you begin your journey with, but all of this is generally useful information that applies to all three games. Without wasting any more time, let us begin!

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands official artwork and logo

Inspired by Borderlands 2's highly popular DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is an explosively ridiculous homage to the RPG genre. And much like its predecessor, Wonderlands brings with it a whole bunch of stats, weapons, locations and tricky enemies to contend with.

So if you would like your first experience with Wonderlands to be a nice and pleasant one, allow me to give you some simple tips and advice to help you get started. Without further ado, here's the brief list:

Tunic Beginner's Guide artwork with logo

Tunic is a highly enjoyable and Zelda inspired action-adventure with a heavy focus on exploration. While the difficulty curve might not be all that extreme, Tunic can still be quite tricky to get into, especially if you miss some of the cryptic clues and end up becoming underpowered or simply stuck.

So if you want your first experience with Tunic to be as smooth as possible, allow me to give you some spoiler-free tips and advice to get you started. Without further ado, here's the brief list: