I date this, because plenty of gaming magazines have a top X list of games you’ve never played/heard of.Ã‚Â Beyond Good and Evil was on a number of such lists a few years back.Ã‚Â I’ve heard of some of these games, and even played a few.Ã‚Â But I’ve never heard of some of them.Ã‚Â Game Informer is a great magazine.Ã‚Â Generally, their recommendations are on the mark.Ã‚Â Check these out.
- SoldatÃ‚Â – A little hard to describe.Ã‚Â A platform-view shooter.Ã‚Â Verrrrry popular.
- FAÃƒâ€¡ADE – Described as “interactive drama” in the magazine.Ã‚Â You guide the interactions between the primary characters and determine the story’s outcome.
- Ocular Ink – Play out the story of a detached eyeball armed with a paintbrush.Ã‚Â Bizarre sounding, but it looks really good.
- Runescape – A Java-based MMORPG.Ã‚Â You play this in your browser.Ã‚Â This game is closing in on 200,000 players.
- Narbacular Drop – An action/puzzle game from Nuclear Monkey Software.Ã‚Â Navigate the main character through a series of increasingly complex 3D levels using unique transport capabilities.Ã‚Â Just check it out.
- Cloud – This is described as a calming, dreamlike game with an ecological consciousness.Ã‚Â It’s also described as Zen-like, but I hate to use the term, given how often that’s used.
- N – Something likeÃ‚Â a combination of Lode Runner and Pac Man.Ã‚Â Nagivate levels collection pellets while moving through labyrinthine layouts, switches, and jump pads.
- Street Bike Fury – Think Excitebike with guns, no hills,Ã‚Â and massive explosions.Ã‚Â How could you possibly pass this up?
- Epoch Star – A top-down space shooter (a la asteroids or Star Control) with upgradesÃ‚Â and an economics system
- Stinkoman 20×6 – An old school, side-scrolling platformer.
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