2019 Best New Releases on Steam
There is no better time to become a gamer than today. In fact, the market size is increasing from year to year and is expected to reach 33.6bn by 2020. Moreover, gaming is transforming from a form of just home entertainment to the real business. For example, do you know that in 2017 DOTA 2 has attracted a prize pool of $38 million? Can you imagine it?
So, our post is for both, those who just want to start playing games and those who are an experienced gamer and are interested in new releases on Steam. Let’s begin!
What is Steam
Every day almost 4 million gamers play online on the most popular video games platform - Steam. The marketplace was launched more than 25 years ago, and today is an undisputed leader among other gaming communities and online marketplaces for the PC games. Hence, if you want to be up to date on all new release, it is essential to follow Steam. And our team continues to keep an eye on the newest and top-selling PC games, that have already gained the most love from the platform’s users. And today we want to share our TOP-5 of the new releases in 2019:
- Slay the Spire;
- Resident Evil 2;
- Risk of rain 2;
- Touhou Luna Nights ;
- Baba is you.
Ready? Read on.
The most popular new games on Steam
Slay the Spire
Release date: 23 Jan
Developer: Mega Crit Games
If you like games like Dungeons of Dredmor or Shadowverse, then, Slay the Spare - is exactly what you need to try! It’s a combination of roguelike and deck-building card genres, that forces to keep attention from the first minutes. Players can choose one of the three available characters, and embark on the journey to find the treasure and unique items. Of course, there is no simple task, because it’s all happening in dungeons, full of monsters.
Resident Evil 2
Release date: 25 Jan
Developer: CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
This game is a must-have for all fans of the survival horror genre. Protagonists, the rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and the college student Claire Redfield, are trying to escape from the Raccoon City, where the vast majority of people became zombies affected by the T-Virus. It is a secret biological weapon developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella. So, download the game, choose your character and immerse yourself in the unpredictable plot of the game.
Risk of rain 2
Release date: 28 Mar
Developer: Hopoo Games
Here is the second rougelike-game in our rank. Risk of Rain 2 is a sequel of the famous classic game, but with new dimensions, characters, improved graphics, and exciting new challenges. You can play solo or with friends (up to three), fight with monsters and, finally, find the way out of the planet. What do you think? Can you cope with this task?
Touhou Luna Nights
Release date: 26 Feb
Developer: Vaka Game Magazine, Team Ladybug
Touhou Luna Nights was designed for those, who like well-animated characters and surroundings, smooth battles and unique puzzles. A new game from the popular developer Team Ladybug is an excellent project in the Metroidvania style. Sakuya, the main character, is a fighting maid in the vampires’ house. She can throw knives and stop time. To end the game, you have to descend into the dungeons and to spar with different dangerous creatures.
Baba is you
Release date: 13 Mar
Developer: Hempuli Oy
This game was one of the discovered stars during the IGF 2018, the festival of independent games. Baba is you received awards as the best student project and best game design. And now it is available on Steam. So, what makes it so special? The game refers to the logic puzzle genre, where you have to manipulate with blocks to solve the tasks, rules, and goals. By blocks, we mean specific types of objects or obstacles, like words, walls, different creatures, etc. We know, sounds like something confused. But let us explain on the example.
At the beginning of the game, you will see the following expressions:
- Baba is you;
- Flag is win;
- Wall is stop;
- Rock is push.
All these word tiles are movable, so you can change their order. For example, by pushing “Stop” out of the sentence “Wall is stop”, Baba (who is you, remember?) now is free to walk through the walls and take a flag to win the game.
There were TOP-5 games that attracted the most of Steam’s users. And what is your favorite? Which game you have already played? Share your impressions in the comment section below