Gamers are always looking for something new and exciting to play. Thankfully, portals like Steam give us access to just about every title imaginable. So, if you are looking for something different to try on Steam this month, why not take a look at these titles?
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
If you’ve got a computer set up to cope with the massive resource demands, then Microsoft Flight Simulator should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list.
You don’t need to be a fan of aviation or have a desire to gain a pilot license to appreciate this iconic release.
The depth of MSFS 2020 is extraordinary, with incredibly detailed real-life scenery using satellite imagery; it’s the most realistic flight sim ever, and it will take your breath away.
But at £59.99 for the base game on Steam, make sure your rig is capable of running the game. There have been many reports of slow-running and crashing. But once you get sorted, it’s worth the aggravation.
If you don’t like the idea of your computer crashing, you’ll love crashing cars in this demolition derby meets road race release.
Strap in tight and outmuscle other drivers in this thrills and spills £26.74 game that has a “very positive” community response on Steam. And it’s no surprise – some of the smashes and wrecks are spectacular.
No real drivers were harmed in the making of this title.
Steam is not just for high-tech new thrill titles. You can also find board games in digital format. Try Game of Thrones, the Board Game. Can you claim the Iron Throne by bringing all seven kingdoms to heel?
And while you can play more traditional games like chess with Chess Ultra or Pure Chess, you can also try your hand at card games like poker with Prominence Poker. While a diverting take on the Texas Hold’em poker card game, you might be better off learning poker for free first at a play money online site like Replay Poker.
Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up
And now for something completely different. Have you ever been caught up in the rush-hour madness of commuting and thought: there must be a better way to travel around?
Well, now you can put your money where your mouth is – £10.49 of it, in fact – and design and build your very own metro station. Yes, excavate, build, hire staff, and generally make life as easy as possible for the population, which is itching to get to work on time and find commuting more bearable.
The scope is enormous in this management-meets-tycoon-meets-simulator game. It might look basic, but underneath the hood is an in-depth program that will keep you playing for hours.
Red Dead Redemption II
If you’ve been living under a rock this year, you might not have played Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption II on your console. Well, now is the time to take on the role of outlaw Arthur Morgan in this version for PC.
Set in the wild west of 1899, enjoy dangerous escapades while robbing, stealing, and fighting your way across America’s heartland in the hope that ultimately you can settle down in your own ranch with a lovely lady.
But really, all the fun is in blasting other baddies on horseback, robbing banks, and avoiding your own sticky end. RDR2 is not cheap, but if you’re lucky, you might find it on offer on Steam for £36.84 (down from £54.99).
Not recommended if you don’t like guns. Or skinning animals, for that matter.
Baldur’s Gate 3
One of the benefits of Steam is being granted early access to games in development. You can do just that with Baldur’s Gate 3, a huge RPG featuring fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival – and the promise of absolute power. Sounds like a good night out.
By joining the early access, you can help shape the development of this potential blockbuster of a dungeons and dragons’ style game. Warning: there is some mature content, and it might include nudity and sexual content.
Early reviews on Steam are “very positive”, so this looks like one to get involved with.
Take your pick
With so many games on offer at any time, it can be hard to choose what to play next. At least Steam helps in that regard: use the search box to find specific titles, or filter by the type of game you prefer, be it shoot ‘em ups, sports simulations, strategy games, or massive multiplayer games.