Publisher: Built the Steam Platform
Released on Nov 16, 2004
Half-Life 2 is a sequel to the acclaimed Half-Life, the first FPS to employ plot-driven scripted events. It won the “Game of the Year” award in 2012, being developed next to Valve’s Source engine, spawning an endless supply of playable, fan-made mods and levels. Once again, Gordon Freeman, our brilliant Nuclear Physicist, is assigned to fight against the Combine forces by the mysterious G-Man.
Genre: A FPS with Tons of Action
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Developer: Alexander Bruce
Released on Jan 31, 2013
Antichamber is a 1st person puzzle game known for twisting the boundaries of reality using confined spaces and color-coded blocks, designed in a style similar to Escher’s. It’s one psychologically trippy game that makes the player doubt what they’re seeing. Branching paths and endless hallways are everywhere, creating a sense of disorientation for those who just want to reach the end.
Genre: An Indie Puzzle-Adventure Game
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The Stanley Parable
Developer: Galactic Cafe
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Oct 17, 2013
When the live demo of The Stanley Parable was released, it began as a game design test where the player was guided by an omnipresent narrator as he or she tours the inside of a corporate building, being lead into multiple rooms through a 1st person perspective. The narrator soon gains self-awareness of the fact that we are inside his game which is all about making “choices”.
Genre: An Adventure-Indie Game
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Left 4 Dead 2
Developer: Big Huge Games, 38 Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released on Feb 07, 2012
Left 4 Dead 2 is the second installment of a zombie-apocalypse shootout simulator. Join your friends in multiplayer (or lone-wolf it) across five campaigns as you rip apart zombies with your chainsaw, blast the infected undead with machine guns, and pray to God you don’t run out of ammo. If you want the full horror game experience, there are co-op and survival modes to take on.
Genre: FPS Action
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Borderlands 2 on Steam
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games, Aspyr
Released on Sep 18, 2012
Borderlands 2 is a first-person shooter set five years after the events of the first game when the main antagonist Handsome Jack took over Hyperion Corp. and exiled the “rebels and outlaws” from Pandora. At the start, a group of Vault Hunters is seen aboard a train, probably in search of the Vault, a place rumored to be loaded with priceless Iridium.
Genre: 1st Person Action-RPG
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