high frequency A low-budget sci-fi game with smarts, The Signal From Tölva is a cerebral treat.
Ascendant Stellaris' first expansion makes a few of the same mistakes, but adds weird, wonderful directions to take your alien race.
dueling banjo A spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie that inherits both its successes and its flaws.
apocalypse now One of the best series of the last decade goes quietly into the night.
Beating down You'd be forgiven for giving up after an hour, but for those who persist, Rain World is a singular experience.
Robot wars An action RPG that takes you to a ruined Earth ruled by robots, then asks you to fight them all.
Lots in space The road is rocky in places, but Mass Effect: Andromeda takes BioWare's beloved space adventure to a new frontier.
Feline fine A college dropout returns to her hometown and discovers that life has moved on without her.
Consolation Halo Wars 2's console focus is a little too strong on the PC, but there's some fun if lightweight strategy nonetheless.