Rakuen Laura Shigara’s labor of love is a storybook for all ages. Clad in familiar pixel visuals, Rakuen follows the story of a hospitalized boy, navigating through unerringly mature themes in his colorful imagination. A bittersweet tale that’s worth a bit of heartache, it has a PlayScore of 8.77 24. Doki Doki Literature Club! If you’re coming into this with the expectation of some lovely waifu time, think again. This free to play title from Team Salvato is not your ordinary visual novel. Waifu-filled as this this game’s literature club is, you probably shouldn’t expect to spend too much time with them. Acclaimed for its viciously traumatizing themes, it has a PlayScore of 8.77 23. Owlboy A platform adventure 10 years in the making.
Meticulously poring over every single pixel, DPad Studios’ attention to detail brough Owlboy the attention it deserved. It’s a breathtaking masterclass in pixel visuals, bringing awe with each frame of Ghibli like paraddise. Fly around in Owlboy’s floating islands, with a PlayScore of 8.79 22. Night in the Woods An eye opening experience awaits us in Infinite Falls’ narrative adventure told through the eyes of anthropomorphic animals. Despite their choice of characters, Mae’s night in the woods is every bit a human story. Uncover the secrets behind the recent phenomena and pick up a few life lessons along the way. It has a PlayScore of 8.8 21. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun The spirit of Commandos lives on in this hardcore tactical stealth game set in the height of Japan’s Edo period. Lurk in the shadows and practice the way of the ninja as you navigate through hundreds of expertly designed levels. Solve the puzzles of each stage as five different characters, with varying skills and personalities.
Plan ahead, and master the art of execution. It has a PlayScore of 8.8 20. Forza Horizon 3 Only the third title in their recent racing series, Horizon has no shortage of promise. Combining two highly marketable genres into one, Forza Horizon has become a pure open world haven for racing enthusiasts across the globe. Cruise through the vast Australian landscapes and discover a world that’s twice bigger than the last. It has a PlayScore of 8.8 19. Rise of the Tomb Raider She may have left the Dragon’s Triangle, but it’s nothing close to smooth sailing for the sterling spelunker. Back with a new adventure, Lara takes the action to the dry Siberian tundra in a race against time. Praised its gorgeous graphics, rich character design, and tense action sequences, it has a PlayScore of 8.81 18. Into the Breach From the creators of Faster Than Light, Subset Games gets another success on their hands with this tactical RPG. Take the side of humanity and defend the colonies against a gigantic offense. Suit up in their powerful mechs, and fight your way to victory in their turn-based battles and procedurally generated challenges. It has a PlayScore of 8.83