Monster Hunter: Ascension
One of the best things about the Monster Hunter series is that the name really tells you everything you need to know. You play as a nameless monster hunter who rides into town and is tasked with, you guessed it, killing monsters. To battle the gigantic elemental forces of nature, you’re armed with massive weapons, a helpful cat, and a dog to ride, and that’s basically it. It’s up to you to track down monsters, find them, kill them and use their body parts to upgrade your weapons and armor. What looks like standard RPG action actually hides a strategy underneath, as you’ll need to think carefully about how to defeat the monsters you face, with different weapons working better on some monsters than others.
A hand-drawn horror by Swiss one-man band Michel Ziegler, Mundaun sends you to the Alps to investigate your grandfather’s death in a barn fire. The art style catches the eye – the darkly drawn lines are both painterly and oppressive as you uncover the devilish goings on in the remote town – but its unsettling terror and earthy mysteries make for an unforgettable experience.
A bewildering, jazz-backed crime thriller that spans all of creation. As a trilby-wearing chewing gum you’re supposedly researching the shooting of a jazz singer, but Genesis Noir’s abstract investigation has you sweeping from the birth of the universe and through human history, tuning in to radio noise, building molecules and spinning planets. All the while, cymbals roll gently and saxophones hum over its surrealistic and unique milieu.
Ghosts n Goblins Resurrection
Sir Arthur and his stained boxers are brought back to life in this modern take on the 80’s side-scrolling classic. For all its spit and polish, your way through hordes of demons and dragons is as ruthlessly tough as ever. But a hearty challenge isn’t all Ghost n Goblins is good for, as your skeleton bashing partakes in some sneakily clever 2D environments.
The rise 2
The accessibility of the Oculus Quest 2 has brought virtual reality back into mainstream minds. Most importantly, the headset offers an excellent frequency of excellent games. Arguably the pick of 2021, The Climb 2 builds on the climbing heart of the original with a wide variety of different environments to scale. From crumbling mountains to towering office buildings. As you reach arm over arm and crane your neck for the optimal route, the holds fall and shift to create an exciting, strenuous and varied climbing simulation. The kind of stomach upset that can only happen in VR.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/features/best-video-games-2021-far-outriders-valheim/ from Resident Evil Village to Valheim