Guardians of Lumen

Guardians of Lumen

The land of Lumen is hostile. Monsters, both the Horrors and the Daemons, force the residences to live in 9 strongholds while they prowl the wastelands.

Against the beasts of shadows, two forces strive to keep the people safe:

The Deciphers study and worship the past in hopes of carving a path to the future.

The Guardians fight and serve, ever ready to help even the smallest of citizens.

With the help of ancient spirits, they stand ready against the darkness.

Will you aid them?

Key Features:

  • Classic, turn-based combat with modern twists.

  • 26 Unique Ay, each with their own Ability Tree, Quest and play style

  • 6 Playable characters each with history, emotions and a story of their own

  • An interactive world where your actions are remembered and honoured.

  • A unique progression system, unrelated to experience points or skill point grinding

  • 180 Mini-dungeons

  • A story that moulds to your actions.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Guardians of Lumen on Steam



Enjoyable and interesting game that´s still getting updates frecuendly! Really worth it!

Real player with 1.3 hrs in game

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Nice game, even thought its in early development. Gives off a really cool vibe and a lot of Potential!

Real player with 0.8 hrs in game


M.A.X. 2: Mechanized Assault & Exploration

M.A.X. 2: Mechanized Assault & Exploration

I’e always liked this game. I’ve played it +1000 hours on a different account.

It’s very simple, easy to learn, a lifetime to master.

5 different types of humans, plus a pod species much like Alien(s). You can choose or do it random. Six different maps. 1-on-1 up to 5-on-1. You can call it a city builder, but then again, you could call Napoleon an adventurer.

Never plays the same way twice.

Real player with 322.3 hrs in game

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DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. Having played the original M.A.X., which was brilliant, I thought that I would try M.A.X. 2. Game loaded OK and it took a little time to work out what the differences from the original game were. This resulted in me taking about 1 1/2 hours to get to turn number 36 when the game crashed. It had done an automatic save at turn 35 so started the game again and again it crashed. I then checked that my system was compatible with the program, loaded it up again and tried a different scenario. It crashed again around turn 30. After two more scenarios and crashes I had spent 4hours trying to get it to work and thought that a refund was in order. Of course steams rules say so refund after 2 hours. How on earth do they expect people to test a game, that always crashes, in two hours. The game should be taken off their site until the software anomalies have been rectified.

Real player with 143.6 hrs in game

M.A.X. 2: Mechanized Assault & Exploration on Steam

Probability Race

Probability Race

Probability Race is a futuristic racing game. You must use logic, math, probability and luck to win the championship. Play a great variety of minigames and compete in turn based races every day. Unlock abilities and race your way to victory in this platform/stragegy/turnbased game.

Probability Race on Steam

Invaders from Dimension X

Invaders from Dimension X

Simple, but surprisingly fun board game. Lots of random results. Graphics could be better, but serviceable. Needs a skirmish mode or a way to generate random scenarios, as there are only several pre-made scenarios to choose from.

Other features I’d like to see: map board zoom in/out and co-op multiplayer mode

Real player with 4.2 hrs in game

After some research about solo board games (Spring 2020, confinement time), I discovered Tiny Battle Publishing and was pleasantly surprised to discover this digital adaption of one of their titles. This is a fun light solo wargame, with some original ideas (the way the aliens activate is interesting). The gameplay presents an interesting mix of randomness (the dice combat, the order of Alien Activation Events) and strategy (example: you have a little bit of control on events with scouting). I had to play some times before winning my first victory on normal (and I appreciate that). Only two maps (with two levels of difficulty), but the various random factors give the game more replayability. There is no tutorial (some help accessible inside the game), it’s really useful to read the short manual. The interface is a little basic (not much options), but functional. The art on the cards is very nice, better than the illustrations of the original board game. The full price on Steam is maybe a little high (from a Canadian perspective) but there are sales (I bought it in an other store). I like the sci-fi b-movie theme and would like to see more games like this one.

Real player with 3.7 hrs in game

Invaders from Dimension X on Steam

Sid Meier’s Civilization®: Beyond Earth™

Sid Meier’s Civilization®: Beyond Earth™

Alright, here is the lowdown.

I had been anticipating this game since it had been announced. I also had played a bit of alpha centauri, so I was interested to see where this game would go.

The Good:

  • Some of the issues with 1UPT have been solved. I am still not a fan, but floating units helps you siege cities easier, which as somebody who has 500+ hours in civ (playing emperor/immortal) I appreciate this greatly. This effect comes in more late game.

  • Cities don’t get built instantly, which is great. I think we can all agree that it is annoying when you are 1 tile away from a settler who makes a city right before you get to him, and now suddenly, you have to come back with an army. Instead, they have an outpost, which is far easier to assault. This prevents the computer and other players from making low-risk, high reward cities all the time. They have to actually consider where they are building this outpost and defending it.

Real player with 214.2 hrs in game

Writing this review to give my take on the “mixed” state of the current reviews.

tldr; If you’re a die-hard Civ fan like myself, then heck yeah. If you’re uncertain, just get it on sale because it brings alot of new stuff to the table. And also, space.

I’d like to adress one point first of all, which is a reoccuring thing I notice in the review; I see people saying it should be a mod for Civ V rather than a full game which is something I strongly disagree with. I’d even go as far as to say Civ 6 is more similar to V than BE is to V.

Real player with 78.6 hrs in game

Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ on Steam

Synth War Tactics

Synth War Tactics

very fun game, reminds me of Fallout: Tactics. The different build combinations are insane, really lets you build your team and play how you want.

Real player with 13.9 hrs in game

If you like turn-based tactic games you should check this out! The melee is really fun and I really like the music.

Real player with 2.2 hrs in game

Synth War Tactics on Steam

XCOM®: Chimera Squad

XCOM®: Chimera Squad

Very enjoyable fun, especially if you’re a fan of X-Com, with some new and different mechanics and management system, and some excellent combat fun. Playing is a Viper is so rad.

Pretty good replay-ability (I’m on my second play-through now, and quite like the little differences in the way the story unfolds depending on which factions and missions you choose to pursue. I love the breach mechanic - both how it looks and how it unfolds, and really like the animation style, cut scenes, etc which have a real graphic novel feel. Would definitely recommend, and I hope there’s further DLC planned for this game!

Real player with 99.3 hrs in game

While I appreciate the diverse cast, and the game mechanics, the game has you playing jack booted thugs killing people, “criminals” with impunity. Instead of fighting terror from previous games, you are fighting anarchy. The fascist message is disturbing. Also, sometimes after you reboot, the game stops opening, and instead of the “play” button, there is only a “buy” button. I’ve already bought the game, I want to play it, not buy it. Lastly, the game offers to let you pick which of the 3 factions to play first, and if you pick the right most faction, the boss is impossible. The internet tells you that you need to pick them from left to right, though nothing in the game lets you know you need to do this.

Real player with 43.2 hrs in game

XCOM®: Chimera Squad on Steam

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

This game is easily one of the best newer strategy games (i.e. 4X style game) currently available for single player in my opinion, period. I’ve had a lot of time to try several of these sorts of games that are considered the top games in the category lately. Civ, Total War games, Stellaris, Endless Legend, the list goes on, but I always come back to this one.

NOTE: Many of the reviews for this game were from when the game was released, since then they did a massive update that re-balanced the game and overhauled several mechanics. A lot of the comments in negative reviews were from a year+ ago using the old mechanics. This game is being actively improved / patched as of Oct 2020 from what I’ve seen and they’re still releasing an expansion.

Real player with 1901.7 hrs in game

As the game is now, I do not recommend it.

I played the entire series extensively, over 4.000 hours over all titles of the series, for me personally, they changed things that were good about the game, and kept things that were bad about it.

City Siege

The first thing that is really noticeable and changes the dynamic of sieges entirely, they removed gates from city walls, those were replaced by militias and defensive towers, however these militias don’t have mods, and you can’t aim the towers, so any other troop that attacks the city will be stronger.

Real player with 1383.1 hrs in game

Age of Wonders: Planetfall on Steam

Augmented Future

Augmented Future

The concept was intriguing, but I didn’t like the pseudo real-time combat. The timers are way too fast: there’s almost no time to click (much less think).

The interface is clunky: lots of waiting for text or buttons to load, for instance. I did play around with the settings and improved the speed as best I could, but waiting for components to load in such a minimalistic interface just feels bad.

There were also some basic bugs, like superimposed buttons.

Bottom line for me: if I’m going to play a game that ditches graphics for the sake of gameplay, I want the interface to be very good, and not something I feel like I’m fighting.

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

Augmented Future on Steam