First Impressions

Only First Impressions articles are posted on this page. I don't write First Impressions or full reviews for every game - most only receive curation. Click the link to the right for more.

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Telepath Tactics Liberated

2022

Sinister Design

Telepath Tactics Liberated is a turn-based tactical game heavily inspired by Fire Emblem and the like.

Festival Tycoon

2021

Johannes Gabler

Festival Tycoon is exactly what it sounds like; a tycoon game where you get to plan and manage music festivals.

Shores Unknown

2021

Valynne

Shores Unknown is a roleplaying game featuring tactical turn-based combat.

Exo One

2021

Exbleative

Exo One is a relaxing game that lets you explore strange worlds.

Five Nations

2021

Silver Forge

Five Nations is an RTS heavily inspired by Star Craft.

Edge of Eternity

2021

Midgar Studio

Edge of Eternity is a shameless Final Fantasy clone.

Sunblaze

2021

Games from Earth

Sunblaze is a fast-paced platformer in which everything moves so you need to plan your moves ahead of time. Features some sweet pixel art and a sense of humour.

Mech Armada

2021

Lioncode Games

Mech Armada is a turn-based, tile-based tactical game that lets you customise and build an army of mechs. It's simple, fast-paced, and a lot of fun.

Broken Sky

2021

Addictive 247 Games


There’s no story, but it’s one of those games where that doesn’t matter. It’s a straight-up retro arcade shooter. Shoot the baddies, rack up some big scores, unlock some upgrades, then straight back into it again with a better ship and some new weapons.

Colony Ship

2021

IRON TOWER STUDIOS

Colony Ship is a gorgeous and well-written isometric RPG and the third release by indie developer Iron Tower Studios. It's in Early Access at the moment - only the first chapter is available, but you're still looking at 10 or more hours of gameplay.

Mage Drops

2021

Orchid of Redemption

Mage Drops is a magical minigolf game - an innovative take on the genre that feels like a minigolf game but plays more like a puzzle platformer. It's in Early Access at the moment - only the tutorial and first cups are available, but there's still a few hours of gameplay there.

Rogue Sentry

2021

Mapledev

The best way I can describe Rogue Sentry is as a "top-down Metroidvania" with bullet hell elements. The premise: Man built machine, machines took over the world, and you play as… a sentry bot, gone rogue after suddenly and inexplicably developing an empathy toward mankind.

Alpha Particle

2021

Function Unknown

I was still a little lost when I loaded into the first level but that’s okay; the particle (the protagonist of this strange adventure) was as puzzled as I was: This is a game that gives you all the tools you need but leaves you to explore and experiment and work things out as you go.

Tetris Effect: Connected

2018

Enhance

Tetris Effect: Connected is Tetris on steroids. Features a campaign, multiplayer, and new ways to play Tetris.

Fury Unleashed

2017

Awesome Games Studio

Fury Unleashed is a fast-paced comic-book based platformer/shooter.

Blub Emporium

2021

Riley Gray

Black Geyser

2021

GrapeOcean Technologies

Death Trash

2021

Crafting Legends

Pathfinder WOTR

2021

Owlcat Games

Chromosome Evil

2022

16 Bit Nights

Void Marauders

2022

Autarca

Void Marauders is an X-Com-style tactical turn-based game.

B.I.O.T.A

2022

Small Bros

B.i.O.T.A is an incredible retro 2D platform shooter.