Notable Steam Releases of May 2017

May 14, 2017

With the countless games that are released on Steam every month, its hard to pick out the ones that are most interesting. That’s why I did it for you, and shared some awesome looking games you may not have heard of.

Rakuen

The description on Steam of Rakuen is as follows:

A hospitalized Boy comes to terms with his own story by traveling with his Mom to a beautiful fantasy world; ultimately helping his fellow patients find closure by walking a mile in their shoes

Rakuen is a game that pulls from the older Pokemon games with the style of play, and the artwork is strange and beautiful. While a more relaxing game, it seems to be the type of game you get the most out of the story, with fun puzzles, adventuring, and mystery. 

The game is available May 10. 

Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Manage your colonists and help them dig, build and maintain a subterranean asteroid base.

Oxygen Not Included is a game that looks and plays a bit like Terraria, but with the lack of guidance of Don’t Starve. You start with three “Duplicants” and have to find a way to survive on a strange planet, and that includes making your own oxygen. While the Alpha release was supposedly planned for May 18th, the Alpha is now available for you to play for $20. I’ve spent some time with the game, and while I still have A LOT to learn about setting up a colony, I’m already having a good time with it. Not to mention, I love the art work. 

A Second Before Us

In A Second Before Us, you are one of the few survivors on a shattered Earth. Your job is to explore the last center of civilization to figure out just what happened. The thought of exploring this dystopian future as someone equipped only with a serial number, in order to uncover the mysteries of the world, I find extremely interesting. This game also comes available on May 10.

Cities Skylines Mass Transit

On May 18, Cities Skylines is releasing another DLC pack. This game series has been a hit as a city building simulator, cities skylinesand was considered a step up from the most recent in the SimCity series. This is the first DLC pack that has added substantial pieces to your game that will change your cities significantly. While many may not be interested, fans of the game series should be happy to hear there’s more for us to try.

 

Get Even

Get Even is the story of a mercenary who wakes up with no memory of his past. With only the help from his captor and a headset called “Pandora”, he tries to remember. The only memory he has, though, is of an assignment to save a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest. 

The appeal of this game, for me, is the question of what’s real, and what’s not. Since we’re exploring the mind of our main character essentially under the control of a captor, there’s no telling whats true and what’s not. Add the darkness and the interesting story, how can a girl resist?

This game releases May 25 at a price of $30.

Unlasting Horror

The description for Unlasting Horror speaks for itself. 

Unlasting Horror pits you and your friends against a bloodthirsty killer on the loose. In order to survive you must interact with the environment, think creatively and choose your friends wisely, they may be your best asset. You awaken to the sounds of the killer on the hunt for you and your allies as you endeavor to overcome the infection that has torn apart Bellport town.

You will have some objects that may help you in the dark, gameplay uses the first person perspective. You can interact and examine all objects. The game has a lot of puzzles that will make your journey never boring.

I love that this game is a co-op horror game, and actually offers multiple ways to play it. I’m intrigued about the killer and infection aspect, and am curious to learn the story of the game. 

This game releases on May 26. 

 

While many games come out this month on Steam, these are some of the ones I found most interesting, and hope you all will enjoy yourselves! Game on!