Best Steam Games to Try This 2018

There are lots of reasons why many gamers are loyal to Steam. In the age where smartphones can do a lot of things, especially running online games, gamers aren’t using disc to play games. So meaning, why you need desktop or buy disc to play on your desktop? Well, the enjoyment of playing online games on desktop offers different experience.

 

Popular Must-have Games

 

DOTA 2

 

DOTA 2 (Defense of the Ancients) is one of the biggest game on Steam. Every year, Valve Corporation hosts an annual Dota 2 eSports tournament, and its prizes get higher. One of the popular gamers in this age is Danylo Ishutin, a.k.a. Dendi. He is known for being a mid-lane player for Natus Vincere. He is the 44th highest earning professional gamer in the world. He won approximately $732,549.40 USD in prize money from tournaments.

 

Before MOBA games become available on your smartphones and IOS, DOTA is among gamers favorite online game.

 

How to play DOTA?

 

DOTA is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and it is a map in the game Warcraft 3. The game requires strategy, skill, teamwork, and a little luck. You can play with your friends or play with random strangers (as a team). The objectives of this game are kill AI minions, gain power, push down lanes into your enemies, destroy your opponent’s outer defenses, and siege their base.

It looks bad ass to watch a game because it is challenging. If you make a mistake, it may lead to your team’s downfall. That’s why you keep on playing. For newbies, there’s a tutorial feature so new players can explore the skills of the characters. Warning, you need to invest a lot more patience while playing this game.

 

Final Fantasy XV

 

Final Fantasy franchise is one of the favorite multiplayer online role-playing games of most millenials. The latest franchise Final Fantasy XV was launched on November 29, 2016. Later on, it was ported to PC, and became available on Steam in March 2018.

 

What are the differences of Final Fantasy XV (PC version) among other franchises?

 

Players travel around an open world packed with Americana-style buildings. You will meet other players (they’re human) and the combat plays out in real time.

 

Aura Kingdom

This game has different names in different countries. It is known as Fantasy Frontier Online (Chinese: 幻想神域) in Taiwan and Hong Kong, while in Japan, it is dubbed as Innocent World.

This is an RPG game that begins by villagers asking the player to help around with tasks around the village. Expect you will play the role of Envoy, where you are assigned to the mission to save Azuria, the fantasy world of Aura Kingdom, from Darkness. 

There are fifteen classes to choose from including, Guardian, Ravager, Duelist, Gunslinger, Grenadier, Bard, Wizard, Sorcerer, Brawler, Ranger, Ronin, Necromancer, Holy Sword, Shinobi, or Lancer. Players will be accompanied by a pet (you can choose one of the four Eidolons) and has an opportunity of recruiting more as the game progresses.

You can add more pets as companions. They can grow and evolve with them. ‘Eidolons’ retain memories of players past accomplishments such as boss kills and will converse it with the players.

Closers

 

The free-to-play 3D action MMORPG developed by Naddic Games and published by Nexon in Korea, Closers was released on December 30, 2014.

 

It was released in South Korea on December 2014. One year later, it was released in Japan on August 18, 2015. In 2017, En Masse Entertainment announced it is launching the game in North America and Europe. Closed alpha tests began in September. Later on, closed beta launched in November.

 

Gameplay

 

The gameplay revolves on usage of skills, which are so basic like dash, jump, dash jump combos. The skills are usually used for the purpose of resource regeneration.

 

Players, playing as their chosen character, will travel around New Seoul defeating Dimensionals and fulfilling missions assigned by various NPCs. They need to fulfill the tasks so they level up. Every time they win a level, they will earn points and get some items.

 

All Player vs. Environment mode

 

All Player vs. Environment or PvE is where players team up to compete with AI. In Closers, it is performed in instanced dungeons. Players may enter by speaking to a certain NPC in each of the towns.

 

Dimensional War mode

 

It is a Player vs. Player mode similar to MOBA where you may play as a Dimensional or a Closer, and attempt to destroy the other team’s main tower before they do.

 

ArcheAge

 

It is an MMORPG developed by Korean developer Jake Song (former developer of Lineage) and his development company, XL Games. It was first released in South Korea on January 15, 2013.

The free-to-play MMO begins in traditional tasks such as, quests, crafting, and has fantasy adventures.

 

You need to get past that though, and the game quickly makes way for high seas escapades as you and some friends or team mates set off on your very own ship, become wealthy traders or you can become unfriendly pirates, preying on other players.

 

Gameplay

 

Naval Combat

This game offers naval combat where players should secure trade routes or engage in sea-land battles. In order to survived, ships need to be built and equipped with weaponry and manpower. The battle can be between players or against sea monsters.

 

Player vs player (PvP)

 

It has PvP mode where you can freely attack other players who are members of the other factions (East, West or Pirate).

 

Upcoming in 2018 – Games To Look Forward

 

Europa

It is a third-person shooter and a battle royale game developed by Tencent, an internet service/tech giant with one of the largest video game divisions in the world. The company is famous in Western markets for publishing PUBG Mobile.

Just recently, it released a trailer of its upcoming own PUBG competitor game on its Steam page. In the video, players are crumbling cement blockades under a flurry of bullets, bursting through brick walls in a humvee, blowing out lights, and even shooting loose a bundle of steel pipes to rain down on another player.

 

Unfortunately, there is no confirmation when it will be released outside China.

 

Maelstrom (PC)

Recently, Gunpowder Games, developer of Maelstrom, released its Steam Early Access Trailer on YouTube in March 2018, The game is described as “the weirdest battle royale game” by IGN.

The game is a last “ship” standing-style with the goal plundering more golds while defeating all others and be the last ship sailing.

Maelstrom is expected to be available in 2018.

Egress (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

 

The game is described as a role-playing battle royale ”with an “intense hardcore Souls-like combat system.” The game is set in the city with houses, streets, and sewer tunnels. Overall, the universe is combined with the “Victorian era, Lovecraft’s mythology, and Retrowave.”

 

There are 12 characters to choose from on Egress. Currently, there are three of them have been announced, which include Vampire, Guardian, and Hunter.

 

Its developer Fazan Games (developer of Beastiarium as well) released an announcement trailer. As you can see in the video, it is set to release for Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018.

Radical Heights

 

If you are craving for a nostalgia, you may enjoy Radical Heights. Boss Key announced an Early Access of this game on Steam and It’s free-to-play. The theme is ‘80s game show battle royale shooter. It is a bright, colorful, and humorous take on the genre.

So that’s it. There will more games that will arrive this year. For more updates, and learn more about computer service that we provide, feel free to visit our website, www.horizontechcs.com.au

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