Ellipsis was quite a delightful surprise for me. I recieved it as part of a Humble Freedom Bundle (Feb 2017) and having played it I can say it is definately worth purchasing on it’s own. It’s an arcade style game that has over 150ish levels where you collect five orbs while avoiding traps and enemies. Blue good, red bad. The universe which you play through is interesting throughout, and the difficulty slowly increases always keeping you on your toes, but never making you want to bang your head on your desk.

Real player with 23.4 hrs in game

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Ellipsis is a game where you collect 5 bubbles before flying through a goal at the end. Enemies try to kill you before that happens.

Do I recommend this game? Yes! After getting 100% on the game, I think you can overlook the issues I list down below and have a great time! It’s worth the price and even more so on sale!

The levels are well-made and you want to keep trying them over and over to get those ellusive 5 stars. The controls are tight (mostly) and the enemies are really diverse, so it doesn’t get boring. I love the aesthetic (many have said it reminds them of Geometry Wars, which I like as well). Also as you complete levels, it creates a giant picture made up of the lines from level to level and little representations of the enemies. I love this idea and I enjoy zooming out and seeing all the progress you’ve made!

Real player with 16.6 hrs in game

Ellipsis on Steam

Flight Control HD

Flight Control HD

Flight Control HD is a game that is so incredibly simplistic that it might have come out back in the days of Pong. It’s a game where you guide airplanes and helicopters to color coded landing pads and that’s about it. Landing your very first plane and your very last one will be exactly the same. The game never changes in any meaningful way and it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes to realize that it’s nothing but the same simple grind from start to finish.

The controls are made for a touchscreen but shouldn’t frustrate you too much, the graphics are the classic mobile ones, not exactly ugly but very unfulfilled on a PC monitor.

Real player with 31.3 hrs in game

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Despite being an 11 year old port of a 12 year old game, Flight Control HD continues to be a fun time-waster to keep your hands and mind busy.

Using your mouse or touch-screen you guide the various aircraft to their respective runways and landing pads. the difficulty comes from the difference in speed each plane/helicopter moves at, forcing you to carefully estimate where every plane will be in several seconds time, especially as the screen fills up with more planes.

The “play 200 games” Veteran achievement took me the longest time and required about 20 hours of play to reach legitimately and that might put some off looking to achievement hunt with this game but if you go into it looking for a casual time-waster you won’t be disappointed.

Real player with 21.1 hrs in game

Flight Control HD on Steam



Warning: This game is seriously addictive.

The puzzle system isn’t the easiest thing to understand, but once you get the hang of it, watch the hours fly by. Choose your favourite weapon types and how you want to use them, mixing and matching in any way you like, whilst hunting down those addictive little objectives and blasting through each day.

The art style is bright, vibrant and interesting if not a little crazy and whilst I can’t say I’m a fan of all of the music tracks, I do find myself humming along with a few of them. The bosses and enemy types are interesting with little changes to their overall themeing as you get further into the game.

Real player with 14.0 hrs in game

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This game is underappreciated in my opinion. It’s a cool mix of tower defense and puzzler that pushes the boundaries of tower defense by reducing the scale. There are so many mechanics and details that encourage tactics instead of the usual strategy. There are some quality of life issues, but it’s nothing too bad. I’d recommend watching my full review on youtube to get longer analysis.


Real player with 9.9 hrs in game

Gunhouse on Steam

Zombie Bloxx

Zombie Bloxx

Sitting itself apart from the horde of other zombie games, Zombie Bloxx does what it intended, brings together the minecraft inspired characters with 3d scrolling games of yesteryear to combine into a fun little diddy of a game. Hours of entertainment to be sure as you try to remember what worked and what did not, as the enemy gets more numerous and more hungry.

I could play this one for hours…as addictive as Sid Meirs, one more turn, Civilization

Real player with 8.8 hrs in game

Fun little game that’s kinda like an 8bit twin stick shooter

Going back and forth with my friend setting a stupid high score was what made it fun

Liked seeing what the powerup did for each character..that being said the nun seemed op

Real player with 4.6 hrs in game

Zombie Bloxx on Steam

BR Logic Pack

BR Logic Pack

BR Logic Pack offers a lot of bang for your buck.

There are six different logic puzzles with variations.

Each one has randomly-generated puzzles for infinite replay.

Real player with 5.5 hrs in game

june 2020 edit: v1.4 added a 9th game and new game modes to tetriles and colorful ribbons, so edited relevant parts of the review.

the br logic pack features 9 popular puzzle types with various game modes and lots of customizability for endless random levels, a few hand-made ones, local highscores, and the occasional online highscore and multiplayer action. rules are explained for most game modes.

Real player with 4.7 hrs in game

BR Logic Pack on Steam

Jack Lumber

Jack Lumber

Fun little game to pass the time. Definitely a touch screen tablet game, but still transitions well with mouse movement. You are Jack, your nanny was killed by a tree and you must chop down trees until you avenge her death.

Each level throws you tree limbs to chop up. Some are easy and straight some harder and U-shaped. It gets harder as you progress. Some require you chop them a specific direction while others need to be chopped multiple times. It continues to add a variety of increased difficulty to accomplish the chopping of wood before you run out of time.

Real player with 26.9 hrs in game

♥ Silly story.

I found it amusing, the story of the passing of his granny and need to be the best lumberjack, without finding it vulgar or overdone. It’s silly, it’s fun, and it ended up drawing me in! A very well done story, I appreciate the fact that it seems like it was crafted with care.

♥ Adorable graphics.

I love being able to decorate my cabin, click the animals, and dress up Jack. The game is really cute without being filled with neon colors or over the top designs. I think it fits with the game well!

Real player with 13.8 hrs in game

Jack Lumber on Steam

 Fieldrunners 2

Fieldrunners 2

Personally, I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t enjoy this game. I was impressed with the original Fieldrunners and when Fieldrunners 2 came out, I was blown away. They took a great game and made it 1000% better and more enjoyable, which I didn’t think was even possible. Once you get into this game you may very easily be hooked, as I am. The Heroic difficulty is challenging, but after gaining some experience (and unlocking more towers), you’ll find they’re not nearly as insurmountable as they seem at first.

Real player with 451.9 hrs in game


Overview: Traditional Tower Defense

The Good:

  • Bright colorful graphics. Towers, enemies and special effects are unique, vibrant and can be easily distinguished from one another especially when a lot is happening on screen.

  • 25 levels spread across different game modes and 3 difficulty levels. Each map provides a different entry/exit points along with different obstacles/hazards that you can use to your advantage.

  • Multiple game modes: Survival is your traditional tower defense game. Time attack has you killing a certain amount of enemies before time runs out. Sudden Death pits you against a never ending massive wave of enemies, forcing you to kill a certain amount. Puzzle mode is a twist on the standard tower defense formula by changing some of the rules forcing you to think very carefully where you place towers on the map.

Real player with 28.7 hrs in game

Fieldrunners 2 on Steam

Finger Jets

Finger Jets

This game is a lot of fun. As someone who really enjoyed playing the oldschool moonlander / jetpack games, Finger Jets brings back a lot of nostalgia in all the right ways.

The movement physics have a really good combination of being easy to understand, while at the same time being really difficult to master. The level difficulty ramps up quickly across the 3 phases, but if you are up for the challenge each completion feels very rewarding.

The level timers and global leaderboards give the game a lot of replay value. Trying to optimize your movement through each level offers surprising depth.

Real player with 29.4 hrs in game

Great concept of a game and minimalistic layout - easy to get in to, hard to master!

I would really wish for more levels - 3x6 is a bit short, but on the other side, the price tag is very low! Hoping for more updates and content in the future!

Leaderboards adds lots of replay value!

Real player with 8.9 hrs in game

Finger Jets on Steam

Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo: Spartan Assault

I’d say that this was a good run. It really made me spend some hours into this game, especially as a Halo fan.

Halo: Spartan Assault is a Top-Down Shooter that is a “prequel?” to Halo: Spartan Strike, and as noticed by the gameplay, it is significantly different from all the other Halo First Person Shooters you all know in love. But it is still considered a Halo game in my standards and it definitely deserves some recognition.

As with the story, you play as the characters that are seen in Halo 4, Spartan Palmer and Spartan Davis. As it takes place before the events of Halo 4, you’re met with a series of missions in each specific Operation. There are 5 missions in each Operation and there are a total of 6 Operations altogether. Depending on your pacing of the game, it may take you less than a day up to a couple of days at the most to complete this game, depending if you’re getting the achievements or not.

Real player with 70.7 hrs in game

Tl’dr version:

**A fun and responsive top down shooter. Bizarre design choices and a weak story does not stop me whole heartedly recommending this game to anyone who likes this kind of thing. If you’re a Halo fan you probably already own this. I would however advise buying this on a sale if you can help it as the games replay value is limited.

Now if MS would hurry up and get Halo over here on pc, that would be nice.**

Elaborated version:

Halo Spartan Assault is a isometric top down shooter brought to you by ‘Vanguard games’, who holds reasonable pedigree, as they made the well received title ‘Gattling Gears’, another top down shooter.

Real player with 37.7 hrs in game

Halo: Spartan Assault on Steam



Now don’t mistake my vote for a No as a recommendation speak for the game, I actually personally liked it but there is some problems to me that it got my vote and reasons for it which I’ll mention.

First off I’m gonna point out this game is as you can tell by clips on youtube or even trailer on steam that it’s a 2D side scroller runner, that’s good no problem. But the thing it doesn’t point out in trailer or store description that it’s an entire set route for each level. I unknowingly bought this game thinking I go through each level any direction I want to go to get to end, but for the most points and even money to buy tricks you have to always take the route that follows the points basically leaving me with idea it’s just a memorize learn it by heart to do it right kind of game instead of idea I had when I bought it. Enemy chaser is quite a skilled runner himself and he takes same path himself so if you diverge to explore the map that has more obstacles and that actually peaks your interest he will quickly catch up or even get ahead of you giving you game over and having to restart ALL way to the beginning which removes your intention of exploring the level and it gets repetetive and honetsly quite boring from going the same route over and over just to get all points and cash and to always keep ahead of guard just to even beat the level.

Real player with 19.8 hrs in game

Teal Deer

  • Developers: Nekki GmbH

  • Publishers: Nekki GmbH

  • Initial release: Dec 2013

  • Genre: Runner, Action, Puzzle, Casual, Palette Cleanser

  • #Worth/NotWorth: #Worth

Exposition, Concurrence and Summation

Vector is a runner. It’s more puzzle and timing based than reaction speed. After the initial run that is; the opening cut-scene informs you of a world not dissimilar to a cyberpunk style “1984”. It’s essentially a 2D Mirror’s Edge.

Real player with 15.6 hrs in game

Vector on Steam