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Unknown Pleasures: 5 of the best new Steam releases

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures. Each week, we wade through the chin-deep river of new Steam releases to find five hidden gems that otherwise would have passed most of us by.

This week: Hadoukens & cherry blossoms, a The Flash game without The Flash, sinister bureaucracy and extremely charming elephants. Read the rest of this entry »

Unknown Pleasures: our favourite new Steam releases

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of the most excellent hidden gems we dug up from the past week of new releases on Steam.

This week: botany simulation, electro-tanks, skeletal Wolverine and automatic Starship Troopers.
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Unknown Pleasures: the best new little-known Steam games this week

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of the most excellent hidden gems we dug up from the past week of new releases on Steam.

This week: endless runners remixed, spaceship life simulation and Dark Souls vs Ico.
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Unknown Pleasures: our favourite new Steam games

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of the best overlooked new releases on Steam.

This week: choose your own trousers, Devil Daggers on a motorbike, forgotten rally classics and No Meow’s Sky.
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Unknown Pleasures: the best new Steam games you might have missed this week

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly digest of our favourite new games released on Steam over the past few days that we’ve not already covered in detail.

This week, John and Adam take the reigns and bring you destructive but lovable robots, golf gone wrong and a bloody good pub.

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Unknown Pleasures: Steam’s latest diamonds in the rough

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly deep dive into the deep, dark waters of Steam new releases. These are the games that we most liked from the past seven days (with the exclusion of those we’ve already wittered about in detail).

This week, we have Inner Space: The FPS, globular cats, rollerskate simulation, platforming goldfish and a spiritual Myth sequel.
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Unknown Pleasures: the best Steam games you might have missed

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly digest of our favourite new games released on Steam over the past few days that we’ve not already covered in detail.

This week: roguelite flight sims, The Thing as survival-strategy game, tank racing and cowboy commandos. Read the rest of this entry »

Unknown Pleasures: this week’s Steam new release highlights

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of the best new but under-reported games released on Steam over the past seven days.

This week: SF startup simulation, nihilistic Tetris, toilet humour and fantasy RPG Tinder.
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Unknown Pleasures: 10 of the best new Steam games this week

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly digest of the best new games released on Steam over the past seven days, but which most probably flew under your radar.

This time: Pong with 500 balls, XCOM meets SUPERHOT, house-trashing wizards, the not quite so fantastical Mr Fox and feline Zelda.
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Unknown Pleasures: the best overlooked Steam games of the past week

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly selection of the best lesser-hyped games on Steam that you’ve almost certainly missed.

This week: walking simulation, horse simulation, hang-gliding simulation, Aztec combat simulation, dog-in-a-dungeon simulation and Portal recreation.
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Unknown Pleasures: 10 of the best new Steam games

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Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round up of ten of the best (or thereabouts) new games released on Steam that have not, as yet, enjoyed the fifteen minutes of fame that they deserve.

This week: I’m actually covering two weeks’ worth of games rather than the usual seven-day crop, as I was away for a bunch of last week. The larger pool means more strong options than usual, including: high-speed 4X, FMV anxiety attacks, minimalist Shadow of the Colossus and the singular nightmare that is Hand Simulator. Read the rest of this entry »

Unknown Pleasures: new Steam releases you might have missed

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly selection of the best new releases on Steam that you (probably) haven’t heard about before.

This week: timelords, broken America, fat suits, Gauntlet vs Smash TV and cyberdog cowboys.
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Unknown Pleasures: the best overlooked new Steam games

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly compendium of the 8-10 best new games released on Steam over the past week that haven’t already been covered to death here and elsewhere.

This week: match-3 XCOM, Nuclear Throne homage, Homeworld-styled shmup, barista simulation and books not judged by programmer art covers. Read the rest of this entry »

Unknown Pleasures: Steam’s latest hidden delights

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly wade through Steam’s ever-deepening sewers to find ten sparkling new releases that perhaps have not enjoyed the attention they deserve.

This week: absurdist sports medicine, roguelike vs poker vs match-3, bumblebee simulation and chimp-powered internet. Read the rest of this entry »

Unknown Pleasures: 10 hidden gems on Steam this week

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, wherein we pick 10 of the best lower-profile new videogames released on Steam over the past seven days. Can’t decide what to play next? Unknown Pleasures is there for you, through thick and thin, through good times and bad, through weeks when only hidden object games are released and weeks like this, where there’s a wild variety of new delights.

This time: refugee simulation, drowned cyberpunk, hyper-Breakout and being stalked by Henry VIII. Read the rest of this entry »

Unknown Pleasures: the best of Steam’s rest this week

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly selection of the 10 best under-reported new games on Steam – all of which have been released within the past seven days. If you find yourself paralysed by choice about what to buy or play, please allow me to be your unparalyser.

This week: Lovecraft on wheels, Life Is Strange, Inside and Superhot homages and the bizarre world of achievement farming.
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Unknown Pleasures: 10 of the best new Steam games

Welcome back to Unknown Pleasures, our weekly round-up of ten promising but under-reported games from the torrent of new releases on Steam over the past seven days. I play a glut of titles for ten minutes each, discard any rotten ones, then choose which ten make the weekly round-up, as well as picking one stand-out favourite.

This week: myriad monochrome, haunted ice stations, smart shump remixes and the singular glory of painted lines.
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Unknown Pleasures: 10 lower-profile new Steam games

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New feature! There are more new PC games released each week than any one human could realistically play, and while we try to zero in on the most interesting, many lovely things inevitably fall through the cracks. So here’s the deal: each week, I browse the teeming ranks of Steam (we’ll also be including itch.io a little later, incidentally) for ten likely prospects released within the past seven days. I play each for ten minutes, then decide whether or not I’d like to keep playing them. It’s not a review, but it is, but it isn’t, but maybe? In any case: new games for good people. That’s you, that is.

Update: this piece now includes (as it will every time henceforth) my Pick Of The Week from the ten games included.
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