Let’s start with a couple of titles that cracked PCWorld’s top 10 games of 2017 list.
Stories Untold ($3.39, 66 percent off) is an ominous horror anthology that makes you feel things across its four vignettes thanks to an interface that draws you into its world. “It works because so much of its horror is understated, subtle,” my colleague Hayden Dingman says. “Much of it is couched in mundanity, like the twiddling of knobs on an X-Ray setup or entering code words into a workstation while it softly snows outside. There’s a focus on analog technology, the ways we interface with machines—and no surprise, once you find out one of the developers worked on the retrofuturistic tech in Alien: Isolation.”
We can’t say too much without spoiling things, but you haven’t played a game like this before.