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Quiet Stories’ Book Club: September 2018

These are our game recommendations for the month of September 2018.

This is the Quiet Stories’ Book Club, a monthly series where we challenge you to beat at least one of the games on our list. We’ll have expansive and time consuming games, for gamers on a limited budget. We’ll have smaller, more digestible titles, for gamers with little spare time. We’ll showcase a variety of genres and platforms. We’ll recommend the newest, most talked about games, and some older titles that you probably heard about but didn’t give the time of day to. The point is, we’ll have something to cater to everyone’s needs. Hopefully you’ll end up trying something new or discover a hidden gem.

 

Mega Man: Legacy Collection

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

Estimated Time to Finish: 22 Hours

How often do you get the chance to go back and play not one, but 6 classic titles. As someone who didn’t play these games in their prime, they’re a little stiff as far as platformers go, but more than anything, this collection is worth a buy, just so you can experience a piece of history.

 

Old Man’s Journey

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC and Mobile

Estimated Time to Finish: 1.5 Hours

A strange 2D puzzle adventure where you must manipulate the very terrain you walk on just to proceed. Old Man’s Journey is the heartfelt and moving story of the mistakes we make in life, and is told without a single word.

 

Everspace

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

Estimated Time to Finish: 15 Hours

If you’re still yet to fulfil your Star Trek fantasy of endlessly exploring the stars, give Everspace a try. This Rogue-like space exploration game is visually stunning, implements satisfying dog fight scenarios, and provides countless customisation options as you discover the universe.

 

Hungry Shark: World

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and Mobile

Estimated Time to Finish: 2 Hours

A good time waster, Hungry Sharks lets you play as just about any breed of shark you could imagine. Great White, Hammerhead… Megladon, they’re all here. Then it’s simple, devour as much marine wildlife as humanly possible.

 

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Estimated Time to Finish: 20 Hours

I tried to get into Darksiders 2 back when it released on 360 in 2012, however I was distracted by other things just a few hours in. Six years later I went back and thoroughly enjoyed by time with its remastered version. A mix between old school God of War and The Legend of Zelda, an abundance of loot and the ability to command the powers of one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse? Need I say more?

 

Matterfall

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Estimated Time to Finish: 3.5 Hours

Housemarque’s titles seem to unfairly go under the radar too often. Resogun was a great PlayStation 4 launch title and Alienation is one of my favourite co-op experiences of the last decade. Matterfall is no different when it comes to quality. Think Vanquish meets Mega Man. Matterfall is one of the most enjoyable 2D games I’ve played in years, and also one of the most visually impressive.

 

Downwell

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC and Mobile

Estimated Time to Finish: 8 Hours

Downwell is simple in appearance and approach. Jump down into a well and survive for as long as possible. White is safe and red means danger. It’s the perfect time waster, and provides a surprising amount of depth in its random ability offerings to keep you coming back regularly.

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