Wow. Was going through my steam discovery queue and saw this odd title that didn’t have a lot of players but had 100% positive reviews. I had to try it and boy oh boy I do not regret it. I couldn’t put it down until I did everything I could thing of to get a different ending. This game is so unique with the way you get to play as the antagonist while the antagonist itself is a separate being from you. This entity gifts you with abilities that I don’t want to spoil but I think I can say that you will be able to influence what people on the ship are thinking and talking about in a way that selfishly benefits you. It’s a bit of a puzzle that involves starting with no memory of your past and trying to piece together information in a way that allows you to at least convincingly pretend to be the crew member who everybody remembers/suspects. Otherwise, you’ll get ejected out of the airlock!

Real player with 5.4 hrs in game

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5/5. What an amazing game. Vessels is one of those games that comes along every now-and-then, and just knocks it out of the park. I played the game through from beginning to end in one run. Admittedly, it is a short game. You can complete a play-through of this in roughly three to four hours. I was completely engaged from beginning to end, and I would have stuck with it for another four hours. The choices in the game gave me the impression that there are different endings and scenarios to experience, but I do not know this for sure.

Real player with 5.3 hrs in game

Vessels on Steam

A Day In Space

A Day In Space

A Day In Space takes you on a one-day immersive trip into space.

You find yourself in space, with 3 of your fellow crewmates killed by strange circumstances. Talk to crewmates to investigate, whilst finding hidden collectables and playing mini games.

I was able to have the chance to playtest this game and am grateful for it.

Real player with 4.9 hrs in game

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This game is a quick little puzzle like game where you take on the role of a crew-member trying to solve the deaths of three other crew.

This game will not blow you away with its graphics or story and while the Humour may be a little crude at times it is a decently fun little game and I would say worth a pickup, the plant water task is much better then it was a treasure hunting all the stickers was a nice little adventure.

Real player with 4.4 hrs in game

A Day In Space on Steam

Heaven’s Vault

Heaven’s Vault

Imaginative, innovative, and very immersive

Heaven’s Vault is a narrative game with meaningful choices that lets you explore a fascinating and beautiful original world and its history. One of its main mechanics involves deciphering words and sentences in a foreign script, which is implemented in the best way I’ve ever encountered in 35 years of gaming - find details below.

Let’s first talk about the setting though. The game takes place in a unique world where humans live on a couple of small “moons”, which are connected by “rivers” that defy our laws of physics, but can be sailed nonetheless. You play as Aliya, a young archaeologist who has found a working age-old ship and explores this strange universe, trying to uncover its forgotten history.

Real player with 115.2 hrs in game

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I love Heaven’s Vault. I love this game so much that I replayed the game in the New Game+ mode, which I rarely do. Playing the game brought back memories of my days studying the Classics – translating text, learning word etymology, reading Roman and Ancient Greek mythology and history, and so on. Given that, I was easily convinced to play Heaven’s Vault again, just so that I could learn more about the in-game history, further explore the game’s world, and solve its central mystery by approaching it from different angles.

Real player with 59.3 hrs in game

Heaven's Vault on Steam

Saturated Outer Space

Saturated Outer Space

_“The future has a habit to unpleasantly surprise everyone who makes plans for it.”

  • Alastair Reynolds “Redemption Ark”_

Whenever a threat emerges in outer space, a squad is coming to the rescue.

You are the Commander of a squad working for the S.O.S. Your primary task is to rescue civilians across the galaxy and to eliminate all emerging threats, ranging from raiders and ruffians to unidentified forms of being never encountered before. It’s up to you to go for a stealth run or to turn things into a bloodbath. But there’s yet another decision to take, the crucial one: when you finally make it to the civilians, you won’t be able to help everyone.

Choose who will live and who will be left abandoned - build yourself a name and get the privileges of a revered rescuer or make a fortune by saving those who pay and enjoy the power that money can give.

No matter what you choose, remember: SPACE NEEDS YOU!


  • Experience a captivating storyline inspired by sci-fi classics

  • Sneak past your enemies or kill them all in a tactical turn-based combat

  • Team up with various allies to make the most of their distinctive traits

  • Build your own strategies to make it through boss fights

  • Protect civilians, keep them safe and escort them to EVAC-zones

  • Your decisions matter - it’s up to you to decide who is to be rescued or left behind

  • Complete the story in your own way - 3 different endings based on your choices and playstyle along with an extra one

Saturated Outer Space on Steam



When Game Informer magazine came out in August 2015 - two years ago - it had a compelling cover for a game which had yet to be released. I read the entire article, and realized I had to play this game. There was just enough detail balanced with mystery, especially as it relates to the story and the game mechanics, that it drew me in. I wanted this game.

This isn’t a first-person shooter (although, thankfully, it is first-person). You won’t be shooting bullets, or slicing and dicing with a sword. If you’ve played the game Gone Home, and liked it, you’ll like this game even more. If you’re not a fan of Gone Home, especially because of the “shortness” of the original game, Tacoma has a lot more story, depth, and a slightly more complicated game mechanic.

Real player with 10.8 hrs in game

This way to the TACOMA DOME!!!!


Tacoma is a narrative focused game, a “walking simulator” developed by Fullbright, the creators of the lauded Gone Home . The game involves exploring a space station, uncovering information about its former inhabitants (as well as the future of year 2088) through recorded scenes and a detailed environment.

Everything that Gone Home got right, the deeply meaningful topics of the narrative, the empathy for the every-day average person, the sonder-ful and wonderful environmental storytelling - this game does it better. The studio’s sophomore game definitely shows off everything they’ve learned from Gone Home - and their mastery of narrative places this game at the peak of the “Walking Simulator” genre. The only problem with this game is that it didn’t last longer (about 2 hours, for me)

Real player with 10.3 hrs in game

Tacoma on Steam

Alien Extraction

Alien Extraction

There’s a big alien mess and somebody’s gotta clean it up…

Control the alien infested space station from the safety of your security desk in this funny, brain bending strategy game. Guide the station janitor, Lenny, through dangerous winding levels and solve the station’s mysteries along the way.

Use every tool at your disposal

  • Control doors, weapons systems and airlocks from the comfort of your security desk

  • Scour the video feeds for alien movement or for lost clues

  • Pilot drones to explore the station, distract aliens and lead Lenny to safety

  • Traverse the facility minimap; just don’t always trust it to always be accurate

  • Attempt to mute the station AI when it starts insulting you…

Outsmart the aliens…

…or just burn them to a crisp! Aliens can hear, see and smell Lenny; it’s your job to make sure these wily beasts don’t get too close. Outsmart them with trickery and distraction, outrun them with quick reactions and tactics or out…burn them with flamethrowers; it’s really up to you.

Defeat the baddie

Some smart guy thought it would be a good idea to upload Terminator 2 to the station’s media database. Unfortunately, the facility AI enjoyed the movie a bit too much and went rogue, releasing all of the alien specimens and generally causing a big mess. Luckily for you, Lenny the janitor is here and big messes are his speciality. Alien Extraction contains a fully voice acted, lighthearted narrative to take back the station and reboot the evil AI.

Alien Extraction on Steam

pleXus VR

pleXus VR

Had a chance to play this in beta. Great game very enjoyable experience amazing graphics.

Real player with 1.1 hrs in game

There isn’t much here. A couple of puzzles with an extremely bland narration. It’s like a Speak and Spell talking you thru the whole thing. Definitely not worth the price. I don’t recommend this title at all.

Real player with 0.9 hrs in game

pleXus VR on Steam

Citizen Sleeper

Citizen Sleeper

From the developer of In Other Waters, and featuring the stunning character art of Guillaume Singelin, Citizen Sleeper is a narrative RPG set on Erlin’s Eye, a ruined space station that is home to thousands of people trying to survive on the edges of an interstellar capitalist society.

You are a sleeper, a digitised human consciousness in an artificial body, owned by a corporation that wants you back. Thrust amongst the unfamiliar and colourful inhabitants of the Eye, you need to build friendships, earn your keep, and navigate the factions of this strange metropolis, if you hope to survive to see the next cycle.

An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control.

Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time.

The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future.

Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks.

Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.

Each cycle you roll your dice. Assign them to vast range of actions available on the station. With every action, choose what, and who, matters to you, shaping the lives of those around you, and ultimately the future of the station.

Clocks track both your actions and the actions of others across the station. From becoming a local at the Overlook Bar to protecting a friend from Yatagan enforcers, clocks allow you to track your own progress and the influence you have on the world around you.

Follow drives not quests, allowing you to pick and choose the stories and activities that matter to you. As you do, you will shape your character’s five skills (Engineer, Interface, Endure, Intuit and Engage), unlocking perks and bonuses that reflect and change how you choose to live in this world.

Citizen Sleeper on Steam

Green Phoenix

Green Phoenix

  • Informational review

On rails shooter + good graphics - a bit slow = Narrative experience in futuristic world. Avoid obstacles and collect crystals. Could use more enemies or obstacles to shoot.

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Real player with 1.1 hrs in game

Green Phoenix on Steam