How about preparing for when you are old enough and have some money? No legal requirement says you cant paper trade.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alifesoftware.stocktrainer&hl=en_US&gl=US
You can simulate trading or investing on the actual market in real time.
Mini Metro is worth a look, i don't generally play mobile games but I find myself opening this one up occasionally when i've got time to kill.
The Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic port is brilliant too, first time i've ever completed a mobile game, shame they haven't ported KOTOR2 yet!
In a completely different vein of thought, long train commutes go fantastic with audiobooks.
XCOM: EU or XCOM 2
Race The Sun
Most roguelikes would be good too, like The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Dungeons of Dredmor, Nuclear Throne, Spelunky, etc. Spelunky has a free version you could try out.
Stellaris. Best 4X space game I've played in decades (nearly 700 hours logged on Steam so far), using the same engine as Crusader Kings / Europa Universalis. Ship designer is pretty decent and properly balanced fleets can be a big factor in battles.
Designer interface screenshot
Some great suggestions with Dishonored, Hitman and Assassin's Creed.
I'd like to throw Mark of the Ninja into the ring as well.
And in case you haven't played it yet, Oblivion's Dark Brotherhood Questline is pretty damn fun.
I don't have an exact match for you, but a few suggestions:
In Eternal Darkness [Game Cube], your character has a sanity meter (alongside hp and mp). When your sanity is depleted, you are affected by things like hallucinations. The plot is not medical in any way though, and sanity is meant in the sense of H.P. Lovecraft.
In Baroque [Wii] your player starts with some sort of amnesia. As you dungeon crawl to further and further levels of the dungeon, you gradually remember stuff (IIRC).
In Deja Vu [NES], you start with amnesia and have a point and click adventure where you must solve a murder mystery while also trying to figure out what's going on and what happened to you.
5 Days a Stranger [PC, free download] is an excellent point and click adventure that involves mental illness, if I recall correctly. It involves being trapped in a house with a murderer.
"I Wanna Be The Guy" is exactly this.
It's free, but it's not a small or low quality game. It's a classic and it's loved by a lot of people. I'd really recommend downloading it and giving it a chance. It is played with the keyboard. (although joy2key works if you'd rather use a gamepad)
I'd say Betrayer captures that feeling you're looking for pretty well. It's an open world fantasy/horror game taking place in 17th Century America. It focuses heavily on stealth, archery, and finding your way around the wilderness.
Just delete the game now if you know you're not having fun, especially if you're spending real money in it.
You might like something like War for the Overworld or Dungeons 2, and if you don't mind older games, there's Dungeon Keeper, which is currently free on Origin.
wireless usb adapter. or Wireless card. Maybe you can get one cheap, like: https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Wireless-Network-External-OS10-6-10-13/dp/B019SRBUNG
Also, you can setup your phone as a wireless card:
I'd say it depends on what you liked about Harvest Moon the most.
If it was the farm management and economics, then by all means, get it. That aspect of the game is fantastic and allows you a lot of freedom in the way of earning money.
However, if it was the writing, social interactions, and overall atmosphere, then avoid Stardew Valley like the plague. While its gameplay is definitely very well thought-out and polished, the same can't really be said about its writing, unfortunately.
I found the characters' personalities very flat and uninteresting, the artstyle very uneven (both in terms of graphical fidelity and theme consistency), and the overall atmosphere very bland. On top of everything, throw some out of place memes and nerdy references and you've got yourself a recipe for a disaster.
Also, a bonus game recommendation: If you want a Harvest Moon-inspired game that maybe doesn't have the best gameplay mechanics in the world, but compensates for that with stellar writing, fantastic atmosphere, and memorable characters, I recommend World's Dawn.
HOLY SHIT I just purchased Frostpunk a second ago and clicked on this post to suggest that!! ^^
Battletech also just came out.
This War of Mine is exactly what you're looking for. It's a game where you and your group have to survive in a dilapidated building by foraging a war-ravaged town for supplies and food. There are a few abandoned places you can safely loot at first, but it won't be long before you have to start snatching supplies from other NPC survivors.
ARMA 3 and Natural Selection 2 would be your best choices. If you're going to play them then it's highly recommended that you use a mic to communicate with your team members.
It's also possible to join some serious clans in ARMA 2 or 3 which focus on realistic and serious communication, combat and tactics in the game.
If you don't mind playing visual stories then you got a lot to choose from. There are many well written games in the genre and if you want a game to introduce you to the genre then check out Katawa Shoujo. It's free and it has a dangerously high feel count.
Sauerbraten. I'm a FPS enthusiast who has started with Wolfenstein 3D and played every subgenre under the sun, but this free, not-widely-known game is where I have spent the most hours. It's a fast arena shooter with an incredibly fun insta-ctf mode. It's not populated like commercial games, but you will always find a insta-ctf server with 20-30 people on it.
Once I played it for whole days, joined clans, participated in competition etc. Nowadays I just fire it up for a match or two when I want to unwind, and it is just as fun and satisfying.
Another very nice game I've just discovered and no one seems to know is Showtime 2073. It's a FPS where you must run in labyrinths collecting pills (like pacman) with robots running after you and trying to beat the shit out of you.
It's in its infancy, but the developer is super nice and responsive, and is trying to implement all the community suggestions (a big update is due soon).
I see you didn't mention Dragon Age Inquisition. Fans of the series will tell you it's not the best in the franchise, but it has a pretty robust and high quality character creator that I spent way too long in.
Favorite? Probably Ultima IV, it's legally free at GOG
Though for a while I was into Dwarf Fortress (also free)
Since you don't care about genre, I won't tell you that U4 is an RPG and DF is a sandbox/simulation
What you want to look/search for is Otome (= means that it is targeted at girls).
There's also visual novel database but it also lists tons and tons of games that are only available in Japanese.
I recommend using howlongtobeat to see what's under 9 hours. I had a good time playing Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (on easy) in a single day playthrough.
You really need to get familiar with MAME.
It gives you access to virtually every arcade game ever made, including all the shmups you could ever dream of.
Once you discover the epic awesomness of the Metal Slug series, you'll cry of happiness.
Factorio! The trailer and gameplay trailer on the main site do a better job of explaining it than I could.
It can be as chill or frantic as you want, depending on the world you choose to build on. With custom world generation, you can make enemies as meek or punishing as you want (or turn them off entirely, for a chill sandbox).
If you like the farming/management aspect of Stardew Valley, you will love Factorio. There's a free demo; give it a try.
Well, there is Factorio where you land on a planet full of resources and aliens and your goal is to automate the processes that you can do by hand, albeit only one at a time.
Brawlhalla is a F2P Smash Bros alternative.
If you don't have a Steam account, that'd be step one for PC gaming.
You can check out these sites to get started:
www.enhancedsteam.com (puts ITAD data on your Steam store in your browser)
https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/free-games/on-the-house (Origin is another client like Steam and you can get those games free, and the games rotate every few weeks)
Also go to your Steam store home page and run through the Discovery Queue and build up a wishlist, which you can import into ITAD.
If you want a home console option, I'd get either a 2DS (cheapest option), a New 2DS XL (best 3DS option imo), or a Switch. If you have no TVs then I think that'd be the way to go.
Also that Mario soccer game was probably Super Mario Strikers on the Gamecube.
metacritic PS2 Highscore List
I know, that metacritic is sometimes frowned upon, but the list should still help. Also most of the time highly rated games of reviewing sites are also highly rated by players.
or if you trust /v/ more, here is their list (/v/'s Recommended Wiki is shown on the sidebar of this subreddit)
/v/'s Recommended List for PS2
Disgaea, 5 comes out on steam in 9 days. The game was made from the ground up for grinding and becoming powerful complete with post game super bosses to test your mettle. The grind is fair and rewarding too, you don't put in 5 hours and get nothing in return like an MMO.
Disgaea offers hundreds of hours of level grinding to make that perfect super unit or team. Plus the game can be very fast paced with quick enemy turns, tile movement, and attack animations (by turning them off lol). So its all meat and no filler.
I'll never not take the opportunity to plug Disgaea.
Dwarf Fortress is a game where you manage a fortress of dwarves that is attacked by monsters and all sorts of creatures that go bump in the night that intend to kill your dwarves. To counteract this you can build traps (rather complicated traps can be built) and train your dwarves to fight.
There used to be a game up called Nation States that I was hooked on for about a month where you are the leader of your own country and make decisions that heavily impact it.
I ended up losing my internet for a while and when I came back to it, my country had been destroyed by a giant tsunami or something because of inactivity lol
Edit: here's a link
If you want purely economics and no city building you can try democracy 2 or democracy 3. However if you change things very quickly you will get assassinated.
If you want to rule unopposed and run North Korea-esque state (which is not socialist or "socialistic") you could play the browser game Nation States. In the game you get to pass legislation (up to a maximum of two per day) which take effect the following day.
Cities skyline barely has any economic decisions and you can't oppress society (at least in vanilla).
This game is called A Dark Room. It's a game you can play on your browser.
A Dark Room is text based game that starts with you collecting resources and leads to you exploring the land around you and using your resources to upgrade your gear allowing to explore even further. This game also has a prequel called The Ensign
Brogue - While I'm not a huge fan, it's one of /r/roguelikes' most recommended game for a lightweight roguelike. You can save with a simple Ctrl-S and it takes seconds to load up, if that. All movement and combat is turn-based, so there will never be a spot where you'll "fuck I just gotta wait thirty more seconds to kill this thing before I can go"
It's relatively in depth, and very difficult to win, requiring you to adapt to what items you find throughout the dungeon similar to Slay the Spire requiring you to adapt to what cards you're provided.
It's not out yet, but Natural Selection 2 developer Unknown Worlds is working on a game called Subnautica.
I think the alpha/beta should be out later this year.
>I'm looking for a game where you start with pretty much nothing, and then you have to gather resources and build things to develop. I know there are games like Stranded deep, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for. What I want is that as you develop, your population will grow. Like if you go into the forest and stumble upon a few people wandering around, they join you and start building their own huts, then reproduce and so on.
I think Banished matches yous description. You don't compete against others, though. It's more of a City building game
>"This outstanding simulation is free to download and runs on Windows PCs. It uses real astronomical data to recreate the universe, from planet Earth to distant galaxies. In patches where data is lacking, the program generates star systems and planets procedurally."
For games that are not about space but do take place in space with heavy sci-fi themes, I recommend:
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Reccomending Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Got a few days ago because it's on sale for $5 on steam right now. It's incredible. Has that Fallout level of replayability. Highly reccomend playing as the "Malkavian" race, who are mentally insane because they see the future and present at the same time. The dialogue options are bonkers for that race.
Also there is a ton of humor even in item descriptions. If you look at the description for birth control it says something like "Warning, inconsistent use can cause 18 years of responsibility."
There is a fan patch that is a MUST download because the game is glitchy as hell without it and the company that made it went out of business. But you can get the patch legally from pirate bay in like 4 minutes.
>Rise of the Gladihoppers
Haven't played it myself, but might check it out. Here's the link for anyone else interested, because it's not the same name as suggested here: Gladihoppers - Gladiator Battle Simulator
Real time strategy isn't really that great of a concept on a touch screen. You just don't have the precision of a mouse and the speed of keyboard shortcuts.
Turn-based makes more sense. Age of Empires was quite heavily inspired by Civilization, so take a look at FreeCiv and Polytopia.
Freeciv is an open source clone of Civilization II, very in-depth and complex. Controls can be a bit tricky on a smaller screen. It's available for all sorts of platforms, not just Android, and has been in continuous development since 1996.
Polytopia on the other hand simplifies the concept as much as possible, while maintaining the 4X core principle (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate). It's just perfect for a mobile game. The base game is free and the only microtransactions are additional tribes, most playing differently only in the beginning of the round, except for two special tribes. Having more tribes unlocks more map sizes and difficulties. You have to buy at least one tribe to get access to online multiplayer. Graphics and sound design are absolutely stellar, the UI is one of the best and most intuitive I've ever seen.
You "just got hooked on it"? According to your last post you made it:
> I made a number puzzle game and released it 5 days ago. I'm sure if she likes sudoku she will like my game. It surely deserves more love then it gets now. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buckriderstudio.mathemechanic
This may or may not be what you're thinking, but there's a piece of software out there called "f.lux" that adjusts the colour profile of your monitor gradually to mimic lower/alerted light levels at sunset, and thus make it easier to switch off your brain and sleep.
That's the theory anyway. But it seamlessly works with whatever is on your screen, games etc.
Did you look at Games Finder's list (http://gameslikefinder.com/games-like-diablo/) from the results you linked? They have most of the ones I would recommend being:
The Adventures of Van Helsing
It depends on your type of humor but here are games that I have enjoyed because they have humor elements:
Most of these ideas come from the various lists on GF: http://gameslikefinder.com/games-like-directory/
Plenty of good suggestions here, I'm going to throw in a few more obscure/less known ones that people might be interested in (see here for more: http://gameslikefinder.com/games-like-diablo/):
Drakensang Online (good free option)
The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot (interesting game where you create dungeons and fight through those designed by other players, has some Diablo style elements but also very different)
Hammerwatch (casual sort of Realm of Mad the God with more depth)
Throne of Darkness (Japanese setting makes for an interesting change)
Solomon's Keep (really simple casual dungeon game, good to kill some time).
Dark Eden (hard to explain, it's just different).
A few suggestions that might float your boat:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Darkness II
Dead Rising series
Some other games that may or may not be what you want:
Boiling Point: Road To Hell
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Beyond that you've covered nearly all this genre has to offer in terms of powerful games if you ask me.
As per here: http://gameslikefinder.com/games-like-prototype/
Life Is Strange
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Talos Principle
>I should probably look into adventure games then?
Some traditional point and click adventures that came out in recent years are The Whispered World, The Book of Unwritten Tales and The Dark Eye Chains of Satinav.
If you hurry, there are 16 hours left on this adventure game bundle which has a bunch of traditional point and click adventures that are slightly older (like early 2000s). Syberia I and II is probably the most well known among them.
Try Nitronic Rush
Steam not required. Free. It is developed by students at DigiPen. Pretty cool & satisfying driving visuals.
GiantBomb 2011 review & system requirements
Escape Velocity is a top-down 2D Privateer clone, and it's OSX compatible. It's a little long in the tooth, but it's a classic and well worth your time.
Space Rangers is similar, but it's turn-based and a little newer. It has a load of cool features and optional goodies. You can run around trading. You can get involved in optional planetary battles. There are choose your own adventure style minigames where you're presented with challenges like running an intergalactic hotel. Loads to do. I really love it.
Unfortunately, both games have you controlling a single ship with optional wingmen. I haven't found a good game that simulates operating a vast trade fleet in space yet. Which is a shame, because I'd be all over that. Closest thing I've found is the X series, which is 3D, and hugely complex. That said, if you can bring yourself to bite the bullet and learn the game, it's enormously rewarding (steer clear of X: Rebirth, 3 and below are great). You can avoid/flee most combat situations, or hire a fleet of capital ships and fighters to do the fighting for you. You can even buy space stations and produce the goods yourself, and set up vast chains of manufacturing labs that produce each component leading up to a finished product which you may then sell for maximum profit, or keep for your own use.
Grim Fandango is now available on PS4. It's got about the same level of violence as the King's Quest series and some of the best humor for the adventure genre. It just happens to be one of my favorite games, so it has that going for it too.
Have you checked out Banished?. It isn't a 4x, but it may still scratch your itch. I was looking similar a while ago this seemed to be the answer for me. The best part is it comes out tomorrow!
Cave Story. It's a side-scrolling shooter with metroid-like elements.
It's free here: http://www.cavestory.org/
Or there's an "enhanced" version on steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/200900/
Cave story was a labor of love by one guy, (and another guy for the music), so don't let the aesthetic turn you off, it's an amazing game with very fun gameplay, likeable characters, and multiple endings.
Though do note, that some of the endings require you to do some bizarre things to get them, so after your first playthrough I would recommend looking up how to get the rest of the endings.
I will say, the one and only time I beat it, I got the "bad" ending and missed like 30% of the game. I think I'll replay it soon.
OpenTTD (Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe) is about creating your own transportation tycoon, including freight trucks, trains, passenger and freight ships and airplanes.
It still has awesome community, and the game itself is awesome!
For the PS2 There is Dot.Hack games
Basically, Your the only guy trapped in a game because of some mysterious glitch in the system, That system glitch is causing problems all over the world and you are finding out why.
You meet NPC's in game, and just like in MMO's you can invite them to parties Via private message, whenever you want. You play as a dual wielding blademaster (Kind of like a mix between assassin/warrior ) Honestly, These game feels like a MMO even though its single player.
I made a game called Warp Drifter that tries to accomplish this on android if you want to check it out. It's completely free I just take donations.
Underhand (app) is really fun!
I'm also going to suggest Ascension, a deckbuilding game. It doesn't have a single player campaign really, but it's a great game, and I've spent many hours playing against bots. Local multiplayer is really fun if you have friends into it. The online play is a bit strange, but there's definitely no grinding or lootboxes involved!
You are making sense. The whole "idle" game scene is very hit and miss. I wouldn't usually recommend any of them to anyone since in the end they are all very shallow. However, since you asked, check out CLICKPOCALYPSE II. A mobile, idle/incremental RPG. I've been having fun with it during work breaks.
Why not just play WoW to get a feel for it? It has a free trial on Battle.net and allows you to play up to level 20.
For a good option besides that there's Guild Wars 2, which is F2P.
I found Observer to be pretty unsettling. It really shows the dark side of human-machine interface and body modifications. It's psychologically heavy. I found it disturbing seeing how in this world people are using this technology to escape reality and lock themselves up in digital dream worlds in their old, rotting apartments or changing themselves far from being human, becoming borderline monsters/abomination that barely have any humanity left.
Right here, dude.
Ship Simulator Extreme
I have it in my Steam library thanks to a huge Paradox bundle I bought back in 2012. I loaded it up once, stared at it, said "Welp", and quit the game.
It is very definitely trying to be for ships what Flight Simulator is for aircraft.
I massively agree with SWAT 4. Probably the closest you'll get to a fully fledged tactical FPS nowadays. I'd also recommend downloading the Elite Force mod, which overhauls the entire game with new gear, maps and mechanics:
One you might want to keep your eye on is Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Think skyrim minus all the magic and creatures and stuff.
There have been some really good efficiency-focused and multi-solution puzzle games released by Zachtronics. Probably my favorite of the bunch (and most accessible) is Opus Magnum.
Also, if you want something really hard, try Stephens sausage roll. No joke, many people say it's the best puzzler ever, but it's graphics make it a bit unapproachable at first.
Keep an eye out for Graveyard Keeper which is by the creators of Punch Club!
Reccetear might also be a good idea
Company of Heroes has this really well done WW1 mod that has a lot of emphasis on building trenches and fortifications. It's called The Great War 1918, here's the Moddb link:
Mount & Blade. It's a first person game with swords, axes, and shields. You also have spears and bows and can ride on a horse. It's completely open world with freedom of exploration like Skyrim. You can also lead an army of a ton of AI. I recommend Mount & Blade: Warband which was released in 2010. It's a stand-alone expansion that adds lots of new features. You won't be missing anything by skipping the original.
It's currently 50% off on Steam for another 2hrs 30min from the time I write this post, but it has gone much cheaper before.
Shadow Complex. This ends the thread.
I hear Shadow Planet on XBLA is very good as well.
This is really an underrated game, but to anyone playing it, disabling chromatic aberration is mandatory.
In the game lore your character suffers from headaches, so the devs figured they'd litterally induce headaches and nausea in anyone playing with heavy chromatic aberration and blur. It's a great looking game too once you can see two feet in front of you.
You need to also uncap the framerate, and raise the FOV from 50 to 90.
PC wiki page: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Observer
Dude the Humble Bundle Weekly Roguelike Sale is going on right now. I'd say every game is worth the 6$ and all aren't too high-end graphics-wise.
Edit: Adding on some more games, which are:
Rogue Legacy which is for 15$ right now but I would say a very fun experience, constantly going through a randomized castle down your lineage in a 2D castlevania esque quest to get more gold to upgrade your descendants or to slay the enemies and bosses within.
Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel may be worth a look. They may not be the most recent or good-looking games but they have a great story, very in-depth turn-based combat mechanics and equipment/customization, and change a lot based on your decisions.
The STALKER series really did it for me, there are interesting twists everywhere if you're willing to listen to the story and put the pieces together about how the game world has come to be and how your character got there.
See here for more: http://gameslikefinder.com/games-like-bioshock/
I haven't played Rimworld or Clockwork Empires, but I do own Stonehearth (was a KS backer).
The Stonehearth devs are very hardworking and very close to us in the community and listen to our feedback. They give updates on development every Tuesday and Thursday with live streaming, and each Alpha update brings at least one major new feature with it. They're nearly about to release Alpha 10.
That said, it is not complete but there is still a lot to enjoy so far - I think that when all is said and done, it's going to be very successful. If you're at all interested in watching a game get made, Stonehearth is a great way to do that simply because the devs are so transparent and dedicated. If you haven't looked too heard into it, I suggest you go to their website and watch some of the development/feature videos (they're not long) to get an idea of what the gameplay has to offer so far :)
Now having said all that, when I first read the post title, I was going to suggest Cities: Skylines. But the gameplay it seems you're looking for may not jive with what Cities: Skylines offers. Regardless, it's a fantastic game and if you enjoy city building/management without fantasy flair, you really need to check it out. The modding community is one of the best in any game I've ever played, and the game itself is a ton of fun!
Progress Quest is the best example of a "game" playing itself I can think of.
Unlike other suggestions so far, your only interaction is making a character and starting the game. I think it even lets you autostart it with your computer to keep your quest as smoothly automated as possible.
Final Fantasy Online
I haven't played it for very long because I'm not that much into MMORPGs but the community and the mentor system seemed very newbie friendly to me. The "newbie" chat is always active, I never had a question left unanswered there. And also, if a mentor and a new player form a team, they get extra XP from killing monsters.
I also used to play Escape Velocity and it's sequel a lot. I spent a lot of time playing the original with the Star Wars plug in for it.
I haven't gotten a chance to play it yet so it might not be the same but you might want to check out Space Pirates and Zombies (S.P.A.Z). It's top down, and has numerous galaxies to explore.
You can also get it, along with at least 4 other games in the Humblie Indie Bundle for whatever price you're willing to pay.
The last EV game to be released was EV Nova which was also released for Windows, but I dont know much about it.
I wholeheartedly endorse the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. It's as fast or slow paced as you make it, and it saves your progress as you go.
I also second Super Meat Boy and 10 Second Ninja.
Factorio! The devs are super active and responsive (the have a blog update every Friday)
I usually play in peaceful mode, but you're trying to create larger and more efficient factories while fending off Biter attacks when you pollute too much and they come running.
If you don't mind straying from the puzzle aspect, definitely check out Factorio. It is like Infinifactory, but you automate the assembly line process of creating materials needed to build a base and items you can use to defend yourselves from attacking aliens. Check out the trailer video on the website (that was what got me hooked).
Lately a friend of mine and I have been playing a lot of Factorio. It's still in alpha, but it's already amazing. It's roughly a Minecraft sort of game, but 2D from a top-down perspective.
Except crafting stuff by hand is for chumps. The point of Factorio is to design and build giant factories for crafting whatever you want in as much quantity as you want with as little human intervention as possible. All while fending off indigenous animals that don't particularly like how much pollution you're pumping into the air.
I picked up Hatoful Boyfriend a few weeks ago, and it was my first experience with VN and Otome genre. Bought it for the lolz, but I finally understand the appeal of the genre.
The next VN on my wishlist is Dandelion - Wishes brought to you. Anthropomorphism, story rich, and the art style looks great. Too bad the price is kind of high; Hopefully it'll get cheaper during Steam Summer sale :/
You can get a docking bay for external hard drives and it'll treat them just like a USB external drive. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-External-3-5-inch-Duplicator-Function/dp/B0151BDW9S/
Would that be useful for your situation?
Whats that space team one...
edit: oh haha, its just Spaceteam
There's also stuff like Castle Crashers. Maybe this list? http://store.steampowered.com/tag/en/4%20Player%20Local/#p=0&tab=TopSellers
The dev recently came out with an Android version of it too, and it's slightly updated. There should be a link to it in the sidebar of the subreddit here /r/Clickpocalypse
Edit: I went and found the link to the Android game, here it is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.minmaxia.c2
First and foremost, Epic Games gives free games every Thursday. Make sure to claim those every week. Some of them top tier games like GTA 5.
Ark Survival is on sale right now for $10. Even for $50, it's worth it. I wanted to try this for years, and hesitated about it. I ended up getting free. I would pay full price for it.
The Outer Worlds is also currently half off. I cannot recommend this game enough. It would even be a great comedy movie. It takes place in a universe run by communist capitalists. Basically governments are large corporations. And citizens are employees. It's hilarious all through the game, and really fun gameplay.
State of Decay 2. Also currently on sale $22.50 for base games and all expansions. It came out two years ago, but a few months ago, they did a free expansion update that pretty much overhauled the game. Tons of content lots of fun.
All those games are made out of Unreal Engine 4. All extremely worth it. But the one I recommend most is Starcraft 2. Best spectator esport on the planet. This is a bit more hard core if you want really fast paced gameplay. Free.
This may be one of my favorite TD games I have played, you'll have to find a balance of doing damage, and building warrior posts to slow down enemies.
EDIT: oh, didn't realize you were asking about games to purchase... but still, this is a really fun FLASH game (FREE!).
DF is and always will be a free game. There is an upgraded version with a modern UI in the works that will be on Steam and have a price tag, eventually. I've been playing the free DF for almost a decade.
That said, without the UI upgrade, it has a steep learning curve.
Ive enjoyed DmC, Tomb Raider, SC2: HoS, and Brutal Legend on PC
Salt and Sanctuary has a big skill tree
Bumping doesn't work on Reddit like it does in forums, so it won't push your post to the top.
That said, why haven't you played Mass Effect yet? It's a more enjoyable series and the choices carrying over between each game is fun to play with as it feels you're just playing one big story.
I have heard rumors of Mass Effect getting a remastered re-release which could possibly have all of the DLC included, so if that happens, definitely pick that up.
What you can do is get a month of Origin Access for $5 and play ME1-3 and Dragon Age: Inquisition in that time, along with any other games in the vault you want. Even getting two or three months could be good.
Sounds like a job for Co-op, an underrated co-op indie space ship game where you and a friend team up to fight some aliens. The twist? You don't have any guns and will need to clothesline enemy ships with a wire that runs between you two. Hilarity ensues.
Oh and its free too.
Mount and Blade: Warband sounds exactly like what you're looking for. You start off as a nobody in a Medieval era world and work your way up the social and economical ladder.
When you start nobody will know your name and nobody will care what you have to say, but as you build your renown through winning battles and tournaments your name will spread and people will know you and listen to you. You can sign on as a vassal to one of the Kings who fight for land or, in certain mods, declare yourself to be the rightful ruler of the land and blaze a trail through the lands owned by the other factions and take their castles and cities.
Warband is the ultimate sandbox as throughout all of that you only control the character you create in the beginning, and while you can recruit companions and groups of soldiers you'll never have 100% control over them.
word, i don't think mobygames used to be this useful. it also has a good "game browser" section that indexes games by genre, rating, year, system, and "themes": http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games
and i will never forgive chris roper.
I know it's not quite what you're looking for but FNC releases for FNV in 6 days. I'll just copy paste what I put in my group chat a minute ago because it has the info link: After 7 years of development and 58 monthly updates, Fallout New California releases in 6 days. With multiple branching story paths and over 40 quests, I'm more hyped for this mod than most games. https://www.moddb.com/mods/falloutprojectbrazil/news/fallout-new-california-state-of-the-mod-october-2018-22
Battle Brothers. You're constantly progressing but the game remains challenging and fun. It's very harsh and I like it, gives me sense of constantly improving.
Factorio. Potential for improving your skill is limitless.
Dark Souls (at least 1 and 2, haven't played the third one) has a very good progression system where you get "stronger" as a player and equipment plays a relatively minor role.
If you're a fan of old Might & Magic games, Legends of Amberland seems like something that might be up your alley (I haven't played it yet, but I'm of a similar mind and I certainly intend to).
Also check out Wizardry 8 if you haven't -- it's a classic in a similar vein, although I got tired of the constant battles that scale with your party, so you can't really grind through and escape it, it just gets more tiresome. (That said, this is widely considered a huge classic so don't let that dissuade you.)
Also take a look at Legend of Grimrock, maybe Fall of the Dungeon Lords. If you never played Stonekeep back in the day (it's available on GOG.com), that might be your style, but I imagine it's dated and probably clunky by now).
Since you mentioned the Fallout franchise, check out Wasteland 2 (Wasteland 3 just release but I haven't played it yet), as well as Underrail.
Hope you find something you like!
A bunch of the early Command and Conquer games, up until Tiberian Sun I think, are now freeware.
System Shock 1 is also freely available, and a classic.
Alpha protocol, it's a spy rpg by obsidian, it has so many different branching story lines and endings it's insane, the story is pretty good, it has a great implementation of the dialogue wheel, and an amazing reputation system, basically every character you meet has a reputation, depending how you talk to them gains or removes reputation points, the great thing about it, its not always the best way to have someone like you, sometimes making someone hate your guts is better. It's a dollar on https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly , you won't regret it's a criminally underrated game.
I enjoyed Scarface but I think given its age you have to have an appreciation for older games (ie; can accept less polish/graphics, etc.) as I feel most of that enjoyment is more nostalgia than anything. As someone else as mentioned its like Vice City level of GTA
Some other ideas for you:
Some others with different settings to GTA but still great open world games: Far Cry, Just Cause, Red Dead, Bully, The Saboteur, Infamous, Prototype, Crackdown.
You may also find this link helpful: http://gameslikefinder.com/games-like-gta/
I'm not sure if this is up your alley but you could go for some rather different choices.
Team Fortress 2 is a rather infamous FPS with one of the highest regards towards multiplayer. With Team Fortress 2, you could find countless variations of this type of gameplay. Some are better than others but there are loads of FPS' that are a bit off from the grit that is Arma or Battlefield and yet are still fun, casual and tactical.
A game that I've found particular enjoyment in lately is *Gotham City Imposter*s. It's player base is strong. It's gameplay is solid and it works quite well both in a casual and tactical sense.
There are a plethora of options if you are willing to open your horizons a bit. You could stick to some mainstream names like Halo, Medal of Honor, and/or even Titanfall, if you'd like. Planetside 2 is often a popular choice as well. Crysis 3 offers a unique multiplayer experience, as well as many others. I mean, hell, it all depends on what you're looking for.
If you find yourself in a rut, you could always check out gameslikefinder. It may not have the reality of players telling you about games they've played or if the games are up your alley but it's certainly a good directory for you to waltz through and poke around a bit.
My advice would be to take a dabble in Team Fortress 2 and see if it fulfills your needs. It's free and will only cost you your time. Planetside 2 is in the same scenario and it may be something more up your alley (judging from your games list).
Instead of trying to aim down your scopes, try taking a shot in the dark. Who knows? You might just hit something.
Definitely look towards the latest Tropico (any of the games will serve you well really) and Banished.
Some other ideas:
If BroForce is on your radar, check out the free spin-off ExpendaBros.
Check out AirConsole , some gems on there.
If Smash Bros is one you like and you don't want to emulate it, check out BrawlHalla.
SpeedRunners is amazing for local play.
For a Mario Bros alternative, (assuming you mean general platformer) then Battleblock Theatre might be up your alley.
You can still download the beta here:
Perfect for a LAN party, even though it isn't the final release version with rocket launchers and everything else. If I remember right the weapons in the beta are rifle, shotgun, and SMG.
If you like towns there is also the similar Gnomoria http://gnomoria.com/ which is self described as "inspired by Dwarf Fortress" except much more player friendly (there is a "peaceful mode" where no enemies spawn) and a much better interface. Currently in Alpha still but I feel like i've already gotten more than my monies worth from it. There is a demo on Desura and it is in the process of being green lighted on Steam.