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Games on Steam is a weekly installment that tackles this popular platform’s latest and greatest Indie games. Today, we’ll explore mysterious caverns, face off bloodthirsty monsters, and challenge a legendary 8-headed dragon.

Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread

First, we have a challenging and charming 2D Metroidvania. B.B.E.L.C. took inspiration from ’80s action movies, and as such is geared toward the older generation. In it, you follow 4 characters with unique abilities on their quest to reclaim the island from evil forces. Smooth gameplay is combined with hectic combat and a funny story that will keep you engaged. Add to this an attractive visual style, and B.B.E.L.C. comes out miles ahead of similar Metroidvania adventures that came out in 2022.

Blast Brigade gameplay

Fast-paced and challenging Metroidvania Steam

Sephonie

Next, we have a story-driven platformer in which you explore a mysterious island called Sephonie. On it, you will encounter many new species, as well as dreams and old memories that you somehow forgot. The gameplay mixes parkour and puzzle elements, which are backed by a relaxing ambient soundtrack. Sephonie gives you the freedom to choose how you wish to explore intricate cave systems, which keeps things fresh. All in all, this is a heartfelt platformer with pretty unique mechanics that will appeal to the fans of the Anodyne series.

Samurai Bringer

Samurai Bringer is an addictive roguelite action game that oozes character. In it, you play as Sussano, a warrior who’s on a quest to kill Yamata-no-Orochi, a legendary 8-headed dragon. To do this, you’ll have to slice through waves of demons and collect Combat Scrolls, which’ll let you develop your unique combat style. In total, Samurai Bringer has 140+ classes and a very deep and unique customization system. All of this adds up to one of the more surprising and addictive Indies that came out in 2022.

Samurai Bringer gameplay

A surprisingly great action roguelite Steam

Warstride Challenges

If bloody and relentless combat is what you are looking for, Warstride Challenges got you covered. Here every second counts, so you will have to master your movements and headshots to perfect every run. Aside from your firepower, there are also some abilities that’ll help you squish demonic forces with ease. Warstride Challenges feels like speedrunning through Doom, and it hit all the right spots.

Warpips

Lastly, we have a fresh mix of tower defense and RTS. Warpips gives you a ton of diverse infantry and lets you take a back seat, instead of micromanaging units on the chaotic battlefield. This actually works pretty well, and the game still gives you a ton of strategies and combinations to employ. In short, Warpips is a well-polished, challenging, and, most of all, entertaining addition to a stale genre.

Games on Steam: Warpips

Chaotic tug-of-war RTS Steam

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When he is not climbing ranks in League of Legends or battling the Nameless King in Dark Souls 3, Marko writes about everything gaming related. He lives in Zagreb and is an ambitious Netflix addict.