EGX Rezzed 20198 is fast approaching and honestly, we can’t wait to get there and try out some new and exciting games. We’re lucky enough to be going for the whole three days, which means we will have ample time to get around and play everything we want – that’s the great thing about EGX Rezzed, it’s small enough that you can easily see what you want and you don’t have to queue for hours to play one game.
But, maybe you’re going and you only have a limited amount of time. Or maybe you’re just interested in what’s looking like the best games to try out. Well, we are here to help you out with some recommendations for games we think you should really check out. We’re going to split this list in to games that have already released vs games that are still to come out.
WE WILL UPDATE THIS AS MORE GAMES GET ANNOUNCED!
Some of the games on this list might only be playable in the over 18’s areas though, so just be aware of that if you have any little ones attending!
First up let’s take a look at the gems still to release
UPDATE – MORE GAMES ADDED
It has resurface and it’s playable!
Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island.
It looks beautiful!
Frostpunk is the first game of society survival. In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastructure the citizens live in.
It’s ready released, but if you haven’t seen it, now is your time to check it out.
Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory, grow crops, raise animals, befriend the towns quirky inhabitants and uncover the mysteries this charming post-apocalyptic land has forgotten!
You were never going to get far in this list before Far: Lone Sails was mentioned.
Far: Lone Sails is a vehicle adventure game where you will need to maintain and upgrade your land ship looking thing in order to explore a dried out sea. Boasting some beautiful visuals and interesting looking gameplay mechanics this game is a must for anyone to check out.
Formally known as No Truce with the Furies, Disco Elysium is a ‘groundbreaking’ blend of isometric RPG and hardboiled cop show. Solve a massive, open ended case in a unique urban fantasy setting. Kick in doors, interrogate suspects, or just get lost exploring the gorgeously rendered city of Revachol and unraveling its mysteries. Tough choices need to be made. What kind of cop you are — is up to you.
We think it looks super interesting and we will definitely be getting some good hands on time!
When small-town handyman Harper Pendrell meets a dying woman in the street, he unwittingly stumbles into a diabolical conspiracy – a mystery only he can solve. An unknown disease is spreading across the country, and between them a scientist, a reporter and a reclusive artist hold the key to stopping it.
Honestly, the art style for this mystery adventure game alone has me wanting to play it, it looks fantastic.
The Peterson Case is an exciting horror game which will keep you on the edge of your seat – Play as Detective Franklin Reinhardt as you explore a deserted house; unravelling the spine-tingling tale of what has happened to its missing residents.
It looks weird and wonderful, but also pretty scary.
Steel Rats is a 2d motorbike combat game that fuses destructive, octane-fuelled motorbike combat with death-defying stunt gameplay, set in a visually stylised diesel punk world.
Could be pretty good fun right!
This game looks silly, but fun!
The Hatching is a top-down action game where you play as a monster from a monster movie… a giant crocodile. In a twist of fate, you are set loose in the English countryside. Driven by your survival instincts and a never-ending hunger you will go on a rampage of blood and mayhem, fighting off anything you consider a threat or food. How do you survive in a strange land where everyone and everything wants to kill you? By killing them first!
There are remote corners of the British Empire where the shadows linger at their deepest. The servants of The Crown know about these places and the supernatural beings that sometimes lurk there.
Embark on an exotic safari into danger where few dare go and fewer return! Encounter fantastic and forgotten civilizations shrouded in mystery! Uncover treacherous tombs and unfathomable evil, never-before-seen by any human now living!
Starting work as an archaeologist at the abandoned plague village surrounding Winter Hall, you start to uncover the histories of the plague victims. Yet your own history is intimately entangled with that of the Hall and its landscape…
You’ll leap into the bodies of other people throughout history – a herbalist and a priest in 1348, a 16th Century Witch, an amateur detective in 1918 – and your own past self. Each time you leap back you’ll solve puzzles to change the past and unlock new stories and new lives.
The Sinking City is a game of investigation and mystery taking place in a fictional open world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
The player steps into the shoes of a 1920s private investigator who finds himself in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts, New England. A city suffering from unprecedented floods of clearly supernatural origins. A city trembling on the brink of madness.
The Sinking City has a really good look and feel to it and I’m really interested in trying it out.
Games that are already released
Maybe you’ve had your eye on a game for a while and want to check it out, or maybe you’re just in the mood for something new. Well, we’ve got some more recommendations for you and as soon as your done with the show, you can go and get them!
Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, Castlevania-inspired action-platformer, allowing you to explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle… assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers.
It’s already released to a hell of a load of positivity on PC, and is coming to consoles later this year, so worth taking a look at!
I’m putting this one here because it will be out by the time of the show.
From time immemorial, the world has been at war. For generations, humans have fought one another for land and riches while our true enemies have lurked in the distance: throngs of ravenous monsters standing 150 feet tall that aim to destroy our kind. Only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating these monstrosities, known colloquially as “ogres.” You are one of the world’s last defenders, a warrior named Avil equipped with the skill, speed and strength to oppose the endless wave of Ravenii and prevent a fate worse than death: Extinction.
It looks pretty good fun!
Inspired by the Rollcage games of 1999 and 2000, GRIP is a new IP for a new generation. A return to the hardcore combat racer, bristling with heavy weapons and packing ferocious speed, the game is an intense, sensory feast.
Harnessing the awesome potential of Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, GRIP will take you back to your nostalgic past, while simultaneously propelling you into a kick-ass future.
GRIP is out now in Early Access.
We’ve already covered Vermintide 2 a fair bit here because it’s an awesome game. But if you haven’t played it, now’s your chance.
From the developers of the award-winning Vermintide comes Vermintide 2, a visually stunning and action-intense first person co-op game pushing the boundaries of the genre.
You and your allies are the only force standing against the onslaught of the mighty warriors of Chaos and the hordes of Skaven. If you fall, so shall the Empire.
There are of course of a lot of other amazing looking playable games – over 120 in fact! These are just a few that initially caught our eye.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Leftfield Collection as there are always some really interesting projects there.