Every once in a while you try out a new game and it doesn’t quite work out well. Case in point I tried Killer is Dead for the first time recently and found it a complete mess. The story felt like it started in the middle and portrayed women in one of the most annoying ways possible. I’m not kidding, the kid that lives with the main character has such an annoying voice it rivals Ashley from Resident Evil 4 as the most annoying sidekick ever. The only redeeming quality being she’s never present during fights or following you around. Not to mention, the dull and misogynistic gigolo missions.  In an attempt to purge one of the worst games I’ve played from my memory I tried out the games below and I hope they help you get some better gaming experiences.

Subnautica (Xbox One, PC, Mac, PS4)

Having a fear of large bodies of water, you might be surprised to hear that there were parts of Subnautica I rather enjoyed. Well, when I wasn’t spinning in circles looking for the giant snake creature I just saw but has now mysteriously vanished. I ended up playing Subnautica as a stretch goal for a recent charity event on one of my streams and was surprised to find there was way more to the game then just surviving as a human in the middle of the ocean. At one point I was tasked with getting to what was built up as an extraction, knowing nothing is ever that simple sounding in a video game, I started swimming. While I was pondering just how this was going to go south I reached my destination.

For the first time in the game, I was actually able to run up on land. Until then I had been swimming around hoping nothing would try to bite me on the bum as I panicked racing around to each objective. So you can only imagine my surprise when I came across this weird alien structure.  Out of natural curiosity, I decided to explore the structure while I waited for my alleged extraction. What I found inside was full of mystery and wonder, it was a fully functional alien base. I made it to a massive chamber with a locked door. According to the machine, I stuck my character’s hand on, we were dubbed as “Infected” and had launched a full planetary lockdown. The only way to lift it was to somehow make myself appear as uninfected to the system.

Not really sure how to do it, I decided to head to the extraction point. At long last, the aircraft started approaching the island. It was then that I noticed the building I had been messing around in was literally transforming into a giant gun. Have to give the developers credit on that one, making me the own object of my demise. I can’t wait to see what the story brings next after now being locked on this island. If you want to dive deep into this amazing story and see how it ends grab the game now for about twenty-five dollars.

Ravva and The Cyclops Curse (PC)

Platformers and I get along like laxatives and coffee. Alone we do our jobs and can coincide in the same domicile when we get together though no one involved typically walks away clean. Meaning the floor of whatever universe I am playing in, gets a fresh coat of blood-red paint as well as a stack of my corpses, whilst I walk away with a burning rage at ledges that makes a Boomer’s hatred of a Millennial seem childish.

Oh, wait it already is since that alleged ‘greatest generation’ has set up the framework for the dystopian future we are currently sprinting to if we can’t turn this around. It actually makes most of the apocalyptic narratives that are around seem like some sort of weird attempt at a prophetic foretelling of possible events to come.

Elongated existential crisis aside, Ravva and The Cyclops Curse follows Ravva as they try to find their mom that was taken as part of a curse thrown at them by, you guessed it, a cyclops. Each level is set up in a classic fashion with a limited number of lives and health as players fight to memorize enemy patterns and utilize their various colored attacks to either solve some sort of a puzzle or take out tougher enemies. There is actually a pretty solid amount of content here for the price tag, for just three dollars you can grab the newest game made by the creator of The Void Reigns Upon Her Heart.

Gears of War 4 (PC, Xbox One)

With Gears 5 on the horizon now is a great time to revisit or take on for the first time Gears of War 4. This time around the reigns have been handed over to J.D. Fenix, son of franchise protagonist Marcus Fenix. He and his friends have been wrongly accused of killing of COG soldiers and raiding settlements. Through a series of events, there is a new threat similar to The Locust. The Swarm as they are called also have ties to Kait, J.D.’s love interest and a kickass heroine. It’s a fantastic addition to one of my favorite series and revisiting it has been as rewarding as the first time I played it.

For those looking for their next huge achievement list sink their teeth into look no further. Gears of War 4 has 4,000 gamerscore to grab. The list is spread across all the modes in the game, the wonderful horde mode, the campaign, and multiplayer which is great because games nowadays tend to focus a little heavily on one mode as opposed to the others. You can grab the game now for as low as ten dollars which is an excellent price for what you are getting.

“Gears of War 4” is passing of the torch from one generation of heroes to another as the series focuses on J.D. Fenix, right, instead of his father, Marcus.

Pick of The Month: Battalion 1944 (PC, consoles coming soon)

While it is still in early access Battalion 1944 for is great for fans of old school Call of Duty. Taking place in World War 2, the game features a competitive mode, currently a limited time rifles only mode, and an arcade mode that has all the regular modes fans of shooters know and love. It rotates between them randomly,  capture the flag, domination and good old TDM are all present. Overall the game isn’t horrible, with some fine tuning it could even rival Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the competitive market.

The most glaring error in the stitching of Battalion 1944 comes with the spawn system. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, in any multiplayer game there is no reason players should ever. EVER. Spawn around the corner from the individual who just killed them, or any member of the enemy team for that matter. It was so frustrating on certain maps when I would get one tapped by a sniper, spawn around the corner from him and get tapped again as soon as I take a step forward.

Pretty much everything else was enjoyable about the game, minus the players who run around with a sniper quick scoping like some little goblin hopped up on Mountain Dew. Despite that the leveling was well balanced, the gameplay itself was enjoyable, it was especially satisfying to hit a killstreak on unsuspecting players. Grab the game now for twenty dollars. Keep in mind the game is ever evolving and will change over time. I am excited to see what the future holds for the game.

At the end of the day liking a game is subjective. No matter how much you dislike a game it is bound to be the favorite of someone in the world. I really hope that isn’t true for Killer is Dead but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was. I hope you try out some of the games talked about above. If you happen to try it out, please let us know in the comments below and let us know what else you’re playing.

About The Author

Allen S
Editorial/Reviews Team, Manager

I started gaming when I was seven years old. I started my own game studio when I was twelve, went to school for game design. Now I work here and also on my own YouTube channel