No plans this weekend? We’ve got the perfect cure – a selection of hand-picked games ranging from explosive action to intense bar chart shenanigans (yes, really).
Halo Wars 2: Open Beta
The real-time strategy (RTS) game that needs no introduction. Halo Wars 2 will finally hit shelves on February 21, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait another month. From today, you’ll be able to download the Halo Wars 2 beta and get a sneak peek at the all-new card-based Blitz mode, which combines tactical combat with card game strategy.
Ever wanted to create the ultimate fortress and wreak havoc, raining destruction on your enemies with catapult-flinging mayhem? You’re in luck. Siegecraft Commander offers RTS single-player campaigns, while providing both turn-based and RTS options for high-stakes multiplayer matches. Both offer easy-to-learn strategic elements combined in subtle ways to yield a rich tactical experience.
RWBY: Grimm Eclipse
This four-player online co-op, hack-and-slash title is based on Rooster Teeth’s international hit series RWBY. It features intense combat action across familiar locations, including new areas never before seen in the show. Play as Team RWBY – Ruby, Weiss, Blake, or Yang, each with their own unlockable abilities and upgrades, with an all-new storyline.
I Am Bread
From the creators of Surgeon Simulator comes an adventure with a hero like no other. ‘I am Bread’ is the epic story of a slice of bread’s journey to become toast. Take the intrepid adventurer on a journey from his natural confines of the kitchen, through the home of an unsuspecting owner and into the outside world. This bread will be boldly going where no other bread has gone before. Filed in the ‘this doesn’t need to exist, but we’re glad it does’ category.
Metrico+ is an input-driven game in a world of infographics (but don’t let that put you off). All the bar charts, line diagrams and pie charts react to your movements. One bar diagram might grow for every step you walk to the left, while another could decline with every jump you make. This “Input Morphing” mechanic makes you think about each step you make, making you a master of thinking outside of the box.