Fed up of forking out pocketfulls of cash for the latest must-have games? Then check out our list of the top 11 downloadable games - much kinder to your wallet.
When it comes to gaming, zipping down to the shops to pick up the latest must-have game certainly eats into the time you be playing, and completing the game. So what better way to save your precious gaming minutes by buying, downloading, and playing a full-feature video game from the comfort of your own home? We've rounded up the 11 best forthcoming releases when it comes to downloadable games that you'll just have to get your hands on.
By far the most unique game to come out of this year's Independent Games Festival, Fez changes the rules on perspective in a classic way. Every level can be rotated on the fly, featuring a fresh take on 2D-in-3D perspective. As you try to get little protagonist Gomez to the end of each level, you'll be forced to tilt your brain and work through tons of twisted levels. With retro-style graphics and catchy chiptune music, Fez should appeal to old gamers and casual players alike. We can't wait to put on our thinking caps.
Format: Playstation Network (PSN)
Simple PSN games that use the SIXAXIS have proven to be quite addictive, and Flower looks like it'll be another charmer. In this spiritual successor to flow, you control a single petal, using the wind to awake life in barren, colourless landscapes. Bound for PSN this year, Flower will use bright graphics, soothing music, and simple gameplay for what looks to be another enthralling experience.
9. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars
Developer: Psyonix Studios
The guys at Psyonix Studios are crazy geniuses. Who else would think of combining soccer, beach volleyball, and RC racing into a single game? The crazy thing is, it actually works! Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars (or SARP Battle-Cars) puts you and your friends in an enclosed arena with nothing but two goals, an explosive ball, and tons of mayhem. This game particularly shines when you've got four players ramming, racing, and flying around a field all at once. Don't dare miss this one when it launches!
8. The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
Developer: Ska Studios
Format: Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA)
Good 'beat 'em up' action is hard to get for less than £30 these days, but Dead Samurai should be worth whatever the price may be. This brainchild of designer James Silva pairs wickedly fast, gruesome action with insanely complex-yet-easy-to-pull-off combos that get your blood pumping. Besides, how badass is a kitchen worker that uses meat cleavers like katanas?
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