Posts Tagged ‘Sami Maaranen’

UnReal World Arrives On Steam With Added Price Tag

The RPS Hivemind has elaborated all data, simulated all scenarios, accounted for every variation, and the result is clear: your best next move is to play UnReal World [official site]. At first the Hivemind was gentle and subtle in its recommendation. Back in 2013, Alec let you know when it became free, hoping you’d catch the drift. Then Adam was more explicit in┬áhis “Have You Played.” But even that wasn’t enough, so the hivemind used numbers. Surely you’d bow to numbers. UnReal World is objectively the 26th best free game on PC, and also the 26th best RPG on PC. Do you see a pattern here?

But you still didn’t listen. Yes, you. You who said you’d only play UnReal World if it were on Steam. Now it is, but your Steamy demands will cost you.

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Have You Played… UnReal World?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

This has nothing to do with the popular FPS series, Unreal. It’s much more interesting. UnReal World has been a mainstay on various hard drives that I’ve owned since I first discovered it at some point in the mid-nineties. The first release was in 1992 and to describe the game as being ‘a bit ahead of its time’ would be like describing Usain Bolt as ‘quite fast’. Unfamiliar at the time, the elements of play are now a genre in and of themselves. It’s an RPG about wilderness survival, with borrowings from the roguelike ocean, and an enormous amount of things to craft.

It’s also, quite possibly, the best example of its type.

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