The congresses are back!
EGX is the largest gaming convention in the UK. As of 2008, the show has grown from a small independent exhibition at Old Truman Brewery to a full-scale event at the ExCeL center in London. After the 2020 online conference, the convention is back, opening the doors to players from across the country. With a ton of indie games and a bunch of AAA games packed in the ExCeL hub, I’m taking on the colossal task of compiling a list of the best games at EGX 2021.
Back 4 Blood
Left 4 Dead was a cult hit that perfectly captured anxiety-filled action in a zombie setting. After a 12-year hiatus, the original developers returned to the genre with the spiritual sequel Back 4 Blood. Much like the originals, you’ll be in a team of four and have to fight your way through hordes of the living dead. With a bunch of disfigured enemy types, teamwork is key. Due to its October 12 release, this game is an absolute blast.
Independent developers try weird and wonderful things, but few are really this weird. In Morse code, you must defend your base against oncoming battleships. As they progress through a grid-based environment, you have to physically type the code on a real Morse machine! Creative and clever, this little gem is definitely worth a visit.
Best month ever
As a huge fan of adventure games, I was immediately drawn to Best Month Ever. With its beautiful art style and identifiable characters, the game is thrilling. In the wake of a terminally ill mother struggling to care for her child, this heartbreaking story, told in flashbacks, is sure to keep you hooked.
Die by the blade
Precision, timing and skill are the key to success in Die By The Blade. This arena-based 3D fighter features a one-shot kill system that’s sure to keep encounters tense. Sword in hand, you will have to read your opponent, simulate, parry and dodge your way to victory. Will you become a master swordsman? Find out when it will be released in 2022.
Batora: the lost paradise
Part hack and slash and twin-stick shooter, Batora: Lost Heaven is an action-packed, dimension-shifting RPG that promises. With a story in horror titles, Stormind Games seeks to tell a deep and interesting story in a wide world. Boasting non-linear gameplay, Batora looks quite special, so keep an eye out for this gem when it drops next year.
Squishy Sports puts fun and competitive action at the forefront. With around five sports to choose from, you can battle your opponent in soccer, basketball, table tennis, and more. Everyone feels different but the same philosophy applies, just to mark more than the opposition. Accessible and adorable, I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it hits PC and Nintendo Switch next year.
Bursting with atmosphere, Silt is a dark and demented puzzle platformer. With a stunning underwater view, the game will immerse you in its weird and surreal world. Unique in principle, you must possess underwater life forms to solve puzzles in order to escape precarious situations. Limbo and Abzu fans should definitely check this out when it drops in early 2022.
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