The best video games that came out while I was too busy playing ‘Elden Ring’

elden ring Join the very limited video game club that has been able to grab all the attention of critics and audiences for months. as such GTA V (2013), Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) or Read Dead Redemption 2 (2018) Prior to it, FromSoftware’s latest creation was upgraded to Masterpiece status once it was released on February 25th on consoles and PC. However, it’s beyond new features that are also worth highlighting: here’s our pick.

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“Sleeping Citizen”

Mix interactive novel and puzzle, sleeping citizen It puts us in the shoes of a robot injected with human consciousness who must try to survive in a space station where factions and bandits of all kinds collide. very talkative but well written, sleeping citizen He builds a successful portrait gallery and can captivate his short story with multiple endings. However, it is reserved for English speakers, in the absence of (for the time being) a French translation.

Available for €17 on PC (Steam), €20 on Switch and Xbox. Available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

“Rogue Legacy 2”

You are an albino dwarf knight. Your task: explore a labyrinthine dungeon and defeat six giant monsters, before opening the golden doors that separate you from the final challenge. On the road, millions of reasons to die. And besides, you will die – that’s for sure! Surely like your descendant, for example, a color-blind and a Valkyrie, he will take over. Who will succeed him as a clumsy ninja or a peaceful boxer skilled in gambling? in Rogue Legacy 2We die in a loop and start over, but it’s better to take on an ever-renewing challenge.

Available for €22 on PC and €25 on Xbox One and Xbox Series.

“tunic”

An adventure with a capital “A” and a gravity with a capital “M”. This is a suggestion Jacket, where it is about the embodiment of a fox dressed in green in search of a great treasure. We find the same form of nostalgia as in death door (2021): Strong tribute to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991) embellished with the fight claim in Evil spirits (2011). But, with its levels full of secrets and being unforgettable, it is clear that we are facing video games with their greatest y » and capital “V” “.

Available for €28 on PC and Mac. Available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga »

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga He reviews (and grinds) three trios star Wars in one address. Alone or in a duo, we alternately find ourselves embodying most of the franchise’s heroes, from the original George Lucas episode (No. IV of course) to the ninth episode of JJ Abrams. Solve puzzles, explore scenes that have become cult and above all fight the great characters of the empire… TT Games revisited with joy and good humor, a somewhat tried but very effective formula.

Available between 50 and 60 euros on Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch and PC.

“Norco”

At night, the bright lights of a giant refinery prevent the residents of Norco from seeing the stars. Thus begins the creation of game developer Geography of Robots for the first time, a dystopian work inspired by the city of the same name, located in the suburbs of New Orleans. After years of absence and the death of her mother, Kai returns to her hometown and discovers the disappearance of her brother. The atmosphere evokes road trip depression Kentucky Road Zero And the new Neuer atmosphere blade runner. Using a very modest device – pixel art and polls in a . format Point and click – This narrative experience enchanted us with its poetic and political brilliance.

Available for 15 euros on PC.

“shift shaft”

We thought we were definitively vaccinated against match-3, these interchangeable-style puzzles candy crush. However, the alternative Shift Shaft We succeeded in overcoming our immune defenses by introducing an unprecedented mechanism: the possibility of tilting the grid by 90° or 180° to double the combinations. Sober graphics and unstoppable mechanics, this title—without turnkey purchases or explosions of color supposed to hypnotize us—reintroduces a good dose of strategy into a genre that we thought was tacky.

Available for €3 on iOS and Android.

Running: The World in the Middle

Terrifying difficulty, spooky soundtrack, simple controls and an original concept, there is everything you could wish for in a platform game with Run: the world in between. The title from Team Run studio shines with its highly precise movements, frenetic pace, and constant tension that it imposes on the player. in BeingYou have to pass very short levels that consist of obstacles that are repetitive but change the order of appearance with each test. This originality makes all the difficulty of the game: it is impossible to rely entirely on muscle memory, as one might do in a heavenly. Devilish but effective.

Available for €10 on Nintendo Switch and PC.

“Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe”

Stanley is back with this polished version of the inimitable Stanley proverb (2013). Despite adding about thirty minutes of additional content, Employee 427’s trajectory is (almost) unchanged: This typical employee sees his routine disrupted by the disappearance of his colleagues. He sets out in search of her, following the instructions of the invisible narrator who will gradually lose control… Newcomers will delight in the narrative and reflexive spin on the medium who made all the salt of the original. Nothing revolutionary, though, for those who own the title released nine years ago.

Available for €22 on PC and Nintendo Switch.

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