Hidden gems of games that would be "must buys"?
Hi there!

I just finished building what I consider to be a really rad PC! I also got my Steam account back after it had been locked for quite a bit of time.

I have a few games already but I thought I would ask you guys what games I should buy for my collection! I know you all probably have some great suggestions, and there really aren't any genres that I dislike (besides MMORPGs, too much grinding!) So I would love some input and suggestions, especially stuff to keep an eye on for the Summer Sale.

Also, I've been so curious about this Day Z game. I read about game development on a regular basis, so I understand that it is in Early Alpha phase and would have bugs and other issues. However, it still looks like a lot of fun! Can anyone vouch for this title?

Thanks in advance!
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Platformers/Action Platformers:
Volgarr the Viking, Bit.trip runner, Limbo, Braid, Electronic Super Joy, Rogue Legacy.
Limbo/Braid are must own for sure, the rest are preference.

Crimzon Clover, Jamestown, Ikaruga, Beat Hazzard Ultra.

Any Total War game.

Hotline Miami, The Stanley Parable, Papers Please, Antichamber, Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, Kerbal Space Program, Speedrunners.

As far as Dayz just depends who you ask. I have a few friends that love it but say that there is allot of downtime that can get boring, and some people think it's a buggy mess. Look up some gameplay and see if it looks fun to you, that's really the best way to decide.
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Rai de Oul Jun 18, 2014 @ 11:43pm 
-Roguelike / Dual Joystick Action
Full Mojo Rampage, it's real fun, a bit easier than The Binding of Isaac, includes a leveling system, nice graphics and music.

Beat Hazard, its a space shoot'em'up that plays similar to asteroids, but generates enemies according to the music. Enemies and your lasers shoot also following the rythm. Real fun, supports almost any kind of music files mp3, ogg, wav, whatever.

Kickbeat is a beat'em'up, better played with a controller. I enjoy this one a lot, but it's more limited if you want to use your own music.

-Platforms / Action
Super House of Dead Ninjas, man if this one came at the 16 bit era it sure would be known as a classic. Random generated levels, a ton of unlockables, challenging but not too much.

They Bleed Pixels is a very much harder game, demanding very precise jumps mixed with hand-to-hand combat. Still i like this one a lot!

-Action RPG
Torchlight 1 and 2 are great, the first one feels a lot like the original Diablo (many of the creators of Diablo worked on this 2, including music composer). There are lots of mods for both, the 2nd has Steam Workshop so it's very easy to install them. Graphics are nice but don't expect Diablo 3 level. I like Character development on the 2nd one a lot, there are many posibilities.

-Oldschool FPS
Serious Sam 3 and Painkiller HD: Hordes and Hordes and Hordes of enemies! just like the original Doom!

-Modern FPS
Shadow Warrior combines a leveling system, sword combat done right and interesting level design. Plus, Lo Wang ( not as funny as the original).

Take a look at those and if you don't like them, let me know and i'll try some more recomendations.
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addic7eD Jun 19, 2014 @ 12:03am 
One word : Psychonauts.-one of the most underrated games ever.
UberFiend Jun 19, 2014 @ 1:43am 
"Hidden gems", so the less obvious ones I suppose, some smaller titles like Bastion; Fez; FTL; even Terraria are great to have in the library.
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MWink64 Jun 19, 2014 @ 4:07am 
Strategy - Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece

Stealth - Sir, You Are Being Hunted

Exploration/platformer - Unepic

Action RPG - Torchlight 2

Action + strategy - Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves
Jamelgo Jun 19, 2014 @ 8:19am 
Giana Sisters
The Cave
Adventures of Shuggy
Satoru (Banned) Jun 19, 2014 @ 8:21am 
The Classic Fallout Collection is back on steam! Definitely worth a buy!

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Husk3y3 Jun 19, 2014 @ 9:08am 
Jagged Alliance 2
X3: Terran Conflict
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (Heroes sequels sadly aren't on steam, only on gog.com)
Fallout New Vegas (not really secret)
Game Developer Tycoon
Bridge Constructor
The Stanley Parable
(Euro Truck Simulator, somehat relaxing)

Early Access:
Wasteland 2 (!!!)
The Stomping Land
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KuRtt Jun 19, 2014 @ 11:51am 
Try Original War you can thank me later :D (Its RTS)
Jamelgo Jun 26, 2014 @ 7:37am 
Add on: UnEpic
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