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Free Key Giveaway For Premium Subs: Crackpet Show: Happy Tree Friends Edition +DLC Pack
The Crackpet Show, the adored chaos-filled game, is excited to reveal a special anniversary update dedicated to its Happy Tree Friends Edition. Now available, this complimentary update introduces the much-anticipated character, Flippy, along with his alter ego Fliqpy, injecting an exhilarating new element into the gameplay.
Flippy, the endearing green bear, and his infamous alter ego Fliqpy, add a distinctive flair to The Crackpet Show. Celebrating the iconic Happy Tree Friends characters and their enduring popularity, Flippy's inclusion in the game pays tribute to their unpredictable nature. Players can now revel in the mayhem and laughter of The Crackpet Show alongside these beloved personalities.
Crackpet Show: Happy Tree Friends Edition is available on Steam
Free 10K coins for premium subscribers: Jump Hero
Embark on the exhilarating journey of becoming a Jump Hero in this hyper-addictive arcade game! The objective is straightforward: endure for as long as you can, surpass your highest score, and claim the top spot on the leaderboard.
Featured Game Released Last Week: Railbreak
Railbreak thrusts you into the zombie-infested streets of a post-apocalyptic metropolis—a world where the undead outnumber the living, and the last remnants of humanity rely on high-powered assault rifles and projectiles. The primary objective is simple: survive these dire conditions and navigate through the masses while spouting cringe-worthy one-liners and other questionably poor monologues.
Let's be clear, Railbreak isn't a serious game. On the contrary, it pays homage to the genre's key elements, including terribly short-handed jokes and a trove of relatable memoirs voiced by the protagonist. For instance, the opening sections of the campaign resonate with our hero comparing the undead outbreak to an office Christmas party he once attended. It may not be award-winning comedy gold, but it does inject a bit of humor into an otherwise terrifying calamity, attempting to lighten the mood with occasional tongue-in-cheek remarks, reminiscent of titles like Arizona Sunshine.
There's an old saying: if you've experienced one zombie outbreak, you've essentially experienced them all. Well, to not burst anyone's bubble, Railbreak isn't all that different. It creates an identical post-apocalyptic atmosphere, instantly recognizable and akin to most ex-gen corridor shooters. And that's perfectly fine.
I won't claim that Railbreak has the power to revolutionize the on-rails gaming world. However, I will acknowledge this: amid the millions of poorly written love letters to the nineties period, Railbreak stands out as not one of them. Despite a few mechanical and audiovisual hiccups, the majority of the journey boasts genuinely impressive design and enough stages to make the price of admission seem reasonable and worthwhile.
While I won't recite the hero's gory endeavors, I oddly agree that Railbreak is the right setting for such remarks. It may be a bit cheesy, but that's precisely what Dead Drop Studios aimed for, and I wholeheartedly support that decision. It's like Arizona Sunshine had a baby with The House of the Dead, inheriting the love of bloodshed from the latter and humor from the former. The combination works incredibly well.
To answer the question, is Railbreak worth playing in 2023? Absolutely. Not just for the nostalgia trip, but for the additional content nestled in its gore-soaked world. If you seek a wild shoot 'em up experience with all the elements of a traditional arcade classic, you're bound to find something to love in this gore-infused carnival of apocalyptic horrors.
Game released on December 22nd on all platforms. Currently (as of today) it is $19.99 on Steam.
Historically Low Deals Right Now
This section of VGKami tracks historical discounts right now on Steam games and other gaming platforms. These are games that we respect and love. Most importantly, we have never seen them this cheap. We do not use affiliate links, and we have no incentive other than that these are insanely good deals.
Good Company is a comprehensive management simulation that revolves around constructing a thriving tech corporation in a world influenced by the pioneering ethos of Silicon Valley.
Construct intricate production lines, oversee employee logistics, and market high-quality products to ascend as the premier company in the entire county!
Available on Steam for $̶24.9̶̶9̶̶ $11.22. View on Epic Store
Beyond Two Souls
This is an action game that follows the journey of Jodie Holmes and her unseen companion "Aiden" over fifteen years of her life. Presented from a third-person perspective, players navigate Jodie through fully interactive environments, making choices from a range of action, dialogue, and decision paths prompted on-screen. Some decisions may result in depictions of violence, such as Jodie using punches, kicks, and various objects (like tree branches and knives) to fend off attackers or impaling enemies with a pipe. As the character Aiden, players engage in solving puzzles, manipulating objects, and attacking (e.g., strangulation) Jodie's adversaries.
Available on Steam for $̶13.9̶9̶ $4.13. View on Driffle
Building upon the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that garnered the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and cultivated a devoted following, Portal 2 takes the experience to new heights.
In the single-player segment, Portal 2 introduces a vibrant cast of new characters, an array of fresh puzzle elements, and an expansive collection of cunning test chambers. Players will venture into unexplored regions of the Aperture Science Labs and encounter GLaDOS, the intermittently homicidal computer companion from the original game.
The game's two-player cooperative mode presents an entirely distinct campaign with its own narrative, test chambers, and two additional player characters. This innovative mode challenges players to reassess everything they thought they knew about portals. Success demands not just cooperation in action but cooperative thinking as well.
Available on Steam for $̶̶9.9̶9̶ $0.99. View on Steam
World War One now extends its reach to the treacherous mountains of the Italian Front – a landscape that is both stunning and perilous. Drawing inspiration from the two-year-long battle for dominance over the Isonzo river valley and the Alps during World War One, Isonzo raises the bar for the WW1 Games Series, both metaphorically and literally.
Available on Steam for $̶̶29̶.9̶̶9̶̶ $9.89. View on Steam
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Upcoming Game Review - The Gecko Gods
The phrase "Climb everything" is essentially my go-to requirement for a video game summary. The appeal is further enhanced by the impeccably animated gecko, with its adorable little arms tirelessly at work and its tail gracefully trailing behind. I'm convinced this gecko has boat-controlling capabilities.
Despite the glimpses of swift and dynamic combat in the trailer, The Gecko Gods' Steam page emphasizes a "combat-light" approach, positioning it as a "chill" experience focused on puzzle-solving and exploration within the remnants of a lost civilization. The game promises a guided narrative, yet it also presents an "open" island with optional secrets and collectibles for those inclined.
While the prospect of sparingly battling ancient robots is appealing, the charming dash-and-grab action during bug-eating caught my eye. I appreciate it when animals in video games exhibit their natural behaviors.
Check out Gecco Gods on Steam and Switch later this month.
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