Five New Steam Games You Probably Missed (September 5, 2022)

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On average, a dozen new games are released on Steam every day. And while we think that’s a good thing, it can be hard to keep up. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge of new things to play, unless you sort through every game released on Steam. So that’s exactly what we did. If nothing appeals to you this week, we’ve rounded up the best PC games (opens in a new tab) you can play right now and a running list of 2022 games (opens in a new tab) which start this year.

Who is who?

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Released:‌ August 29
Developer:‌ G1 Playground
Introductory Price:‌‌$5 |‌‌‌£4‌|‌‌AU$7.50

Here’s a cheerful looking online board game with a few of us on it, albeit a bit less complex. In Who’s Who? you have to figure out who’s real and who’s an AI character, while simultaneously trying to impersonate an AI character. This means you’ll need to get really good at behaving like an NPC, while honing your instincts to notice signs of “real person” behavior. If you think one of the wandering Funko Pop-like characters is real, you have to attack them (what else?), but if you attack a fake character, it’s game over for you. This central premise is spread across a handful of game modes, and you’ll also be able to customize your character, though you’ll probably want to avoid standing out too much.

orx

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Released:‌ August 31
Developer:‌ johnbell
Introductory price:‌ ‌$18 |‌ ‌£12.59 ‌|‌ ‌AU$26.05

Jonathan Bolding describes (opens in a new tab) Orx as “Carcassonne crossed with They Are Billions”, which seems rather profitable to me. Launched in early access last week, it combines tower defense with deck building in a lengthy rogue-lite campaign featuring over 300 cards, all of which should help decimate “orx” as they make their way to your base. This Early Access launch features two factions, over 30 enemies, and multiple ways to optimize difficulty. The early access period is expected to last “about a year from now,” and during that time it’ll get a total of four factions, a “meta-progression” system, and a few other unspecified items. The art has a really inviting pixel-comic style to it that should also please your eyes when killing orcs.

World Combat Football 22

World Combat Football 22

(Image credit: Melko Game Club)

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Released:‌ August 31
Developer:‌ Melko Game Club
Introductory price:‌ ‌$6 |‌ ‌£4.34 ‌|‌ ‌AU$8.62

Here is a pleasantly simple and retro version of football. Played from a lateral perspective, World Fighting Soccer 22 follows the general rules of football – kick the ball into the goal to score – but is presented in a way that almost resembles Smash Bros. or MultiVersus. Oh, and the soccer ball is on fire, for some reason (I guess the reason is that it looks cool). This one looks great for playing with friends on the couch, but there’s also a single-player campaign and practice mode, if you want to make sure your friends never get the better of you.

Until the end

Until the end

(Image credit: Red Sorel Games)

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Release:‌ ‌September 1
Developer:‌ Red Sorel Games
Introductory price:‌ ‌$5 |‌ ‌£4.22 |‌ ‌AU$7

This is a fascinating game about working in a palliative care unit. Recently graduated Zoe has just started her first job as a nurse, so she’s a little green, but that’s okay because you, the player and therefore the expert, are there to advise her on the best ways. to take care of his patients. It’s a narrative adventure game at heart, so your choices will matter, and it’s been written with input from a real palliative care nurse, so it’s probably the most authentic game about caring nurses on Steam (perhaps the only one?). There are eight patients under your care, and how you interact with and treat them will determine which of the “several endings” you see.

Origins of Kraino

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Released:‌ September 3
Developer:‌ GameAtomic
Introductory Price:‌ ‌$10 |‌ ‌£7.19 |‌ ‌AU$14.50

Kraino Origins is essentially a Ghosts ‘n Goblins clone, with an art style closer to the original than the recent (and rather good) reboot of the Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection series. (opens in a new tab). Through eight levels, you’ll be subjected to razor-sharp platforming, enemies with predictable yet infuriating moves, and bosses that will leave you puzzled for days. Yes, it will probably be incredibly painful to play, but the art is beautiful and the satisfaction of beating it is immense. As old school as it gets.

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