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5 new Steam gems that shine in obscurity

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We show you five secret treasures on Steam that are very well received, even though hardly anyone knows about them. These are our insider tips for the weekend

Outcast: A New Beginning

(Genre: Action-Adventure – Steam-Release: March 15, 2024 – Price60 Euro)

Explore a pretty open world, follow the nice storyline, shoot up heaps of robots: Chances are Outcast 2 hasn’t passed you by at all if you’re into such aspects of the game.

For average Steam players, Outcast: A New Beginning but often falls under the radar. A peak of just 1,100 users is measured SteamDB

However, those who dare to try out the single-player game largely draw a positive conclusion. This also applies to our tester Christian Schwarz, who rated Outcast: A New Beginning as a good sequel to a classic but still criticizes that some of the virtues of its predecessor come up short.


(Genre: Tactical-Roguelike – Steam-Release: April 9, 2024 – Price29 Euro)

Crackling colors and imaginative designs can hide the hard core at Inkbound the hard core. Because behind the colorful façade, which is visually reminiscent of League of Legends is a tactically demanding, turn-based strategy game in a roguelike guise.

You put together powerful builds and fight your way through ever stronger hordes of monsters, either as lone wolves or cooperatively with buddies and strangers. If you die, you start all over again, but keep your progress – typical Roguelike. And you’ll die a lot, that’s pretty certain

Did you know? One of the most unusual roguelikes ever is called Balatro and would make a great poker simulator if cheating were allowed in poker.

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions

(Genre: Productivity Passive Game – Steam Release: April 8, 2024 – Price12 Euro)

Do you know the Lofi-Girl videos on YouTube? A comic person sits in a cozy room and studies while calm, instrumental hip-hop sounds drone in the background. This can help you concentrate on your work

Spirit City: Lofi Sessions&nbspnow transforms the successful principle into a Steam game. In addition to the music, you can customize the calming and charming environment according to your preferences. You can also collect cute ghosts

And productivity tools such as an alarm clock and checklist help you stay focused on your work. A game for the background alongside your homework, dissertation or for working from home.

Find more relaxing games? We have put together ten more Cozy Games for you here.

Crime Scene Cleaner: Prologue

(Genre: Crime-Simulation – Steam-Release: April 4, 2024 – Pricefree)


Petting the dog in the video above is just a side job in Crime Scene Cleaner  You mainly clean up after the local mafia and it’s a dirty job. You remove bodies, traces of blood and the like from crime scenes before the police can arrive and collect evidence.

You can already try out the game as a demo version on Steam – the developers call it a prologue. And with 96 percent positive reviews, this has generated an extremely positive response. The full version is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2024

Minishoot Adventures

(Genre: Twin-Stick-Shooter – Steam-Release: April 2, 2024 – Price15 Euro)

Ka is a wheel, Roland Deschain was right. And so old trends inevitably come back to us. Retro games, for example, which include the fan-favorite Minishoot Adventures game. As in the arcade game hell, you steer a small spaceship through the area and shoot fireball-spitting enemies to pixel pulp.

In Minishoot Adventures, exploration is also on the agenda, as you travel through a rather open game world instead of tube levels. You can also try out a free demo of the game on Steam to find out if it’s right for you.

Have we struck a chord with you this week? Which game do you want to take a closer look at? Are you currently playing a gray wall game that you absolutely have to recommend to other readers? Just write it in the comments below! We always love to read your suggestions, views and opinions.


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