Daily 20-40 shovelware releases on steam. Waste of time to check upcoming games? This is why I decided to start a topic and share a list of notable upcoming games. This topic has 3 tables, promising upcoming games with "fix" release datums, very promising games without any datum and enjoyable games was released in last 1 month and had at least 60%+ review score.

Missing anything from the list? Contribute to it:-)

Last updates/added games: 15th July
New games added to 1st table: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl / Battlefield™ 2042 / Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy /
The following games now has release datum so moved from 2nd to 1st table:
Games added to 3rd table (interesting game releases in last 1 month): Minute of Islands (was on 2nd table, but got release date in last 6 days, when i last time went through 2nd table games and they ninjareleased fast) /
New games added to 2nd table: Elex 2 / Paralives / IXION / Loopmancer /

Promising upcoming games with exact release datum, ordered based on their closest release datum:

Game Release Time and Genre Steam Price
LEGO® Builder's Journey 22th June, Puzzle ?
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance 22th June, RPG 39.99$ / 39.99€
SCARLET NEXUS 25th June, JRPG 59.99$ / 49.99€
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox 6th July, JRPG pc port 59.99$ / 59.99€
Nemezis: Mysterious Journey III 8th July, Puzzle ~20$ based on their FAQ
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin 9th July, JRPG 59.99$ / 59.99€
F1® 2021 16th July, yearly milking remake sim 59.99$ / 59.99€ or more for various editions
The Ascent 29th July, Top-down Cyberpunk Action RPG 29.99$ / 29.99€ -10% during prepurchase
Make Your Kingdom 29th July, City Builder ?
Starbase 29th July, MMO 30-40$
HUMANKIND 17th August 2021, Strategy 59.99$ / 59.99€ -17% during prepurchase
Monster Harvest 19th August, Farming Sim + Creature Collector ?
King's Bounty II 24th August, Turn Based Strategy RPG ?
New World 31th August 2021, MMO 39.99$ / 39.99EUR
Gamedec 16th September, Cyberpunk Story Rich Isometric RPG "indie premium price range" is that 29.99$?
Aragami 2 17th September, Stealth 34.99$ / 34.99€ -15% during prepurchase
Back 4 Blood 12th October 2021, Coop FPS 59.99€ / 59.99$
Battlefield™ 2042 23th October 2021, MP only shooter 59.99€ / 59.99$ or more for various editions
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 26th October 2021, Comedy Cinematic FPS 59.99€ / 59.99$
Dying Light 2 7th December, Open World, SP-Coop Parkour-FPS 59.99$ / 59.99€ or more for various editions
Divisadero 14th February 2022, Crime-detective, narrative point and click? ?
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl 28th April 2022, FPS RPG 59.99€ / 59.99$ or more for various editions
Wonder Cat 1st Nov 2022 Difficult? Platformer ?

Promising upcoming games without exact release datum, in alphabetical order:

Game Release Time Steam Price
3 Minutes to Midnight™ - A Comedy Graphic Adventure 2021, Comedy Point and click ?
A Space For The Unbound 202?, Pixel Point & Click ?
A Tale of Paper 2021, puzzle platformer) ?
Afterlight 2021, puzzle adventure(platformer?) ?
AIDA 202?, Interactive Movie) ?
Airhead 2021, puzzle platformer) ?
Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms 2021, CRPG ?
Alaskan Truck Simulator 2021, Driving Sim ?
ANNO: Mutationem 2021, Cyberpunk 2D platformer ?
Atomic Heart 202?, Horror FPS ?
The Artful Escape 2021, Story Rich Psychedelic Exploration ?
ASYLUM 20??, Horror ?
A.V.A 202X, MP FPS F2P
Black Book 2021, RPG with card based battles ?
Black Skylands 202X, Top-down shooter ?
Brassheart 2021, Point and click ?
Bum Simulator 2021, SIM ?
Carnival Hunt 2021, MP Survival Horror ?
Century: Age of Ashes 2021, Online PVP while flying Dragons F2P
Chinatown Detective Agency Early 2021, Cybernoir detective point and click ?
City Eye 2021, Monitoring Sim ?
Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit 2021, Puzzle Point&Click ?
Coffee Noir - Business Detective Game 2021, Detective VN + Business simulator ?
Conan Chop Chop 202X, Rogueelite Hack and Slash ?
Contraband Police Q1 2021, Automobile Sim ?
Coral Island 2021, Agricultur-Life Sim ?
CountryBalls Heroes 202X, City Builder Turn Based Strategy ?
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients TBA, Horror ?
Cyberpunk Bar Sim 202X, Sim ?
Dark Envoy 2021, Steampunk CRPG ?
The Darkest Tales 2021, Platformer ?
Dead Static Drive 202X, Grand Theft Cthulhu ?
Death Trash 2021, CRPG ?
Death's Door 202X, ARPG ?
DEATHLOOP September 2021, FPS 59.99$ / 59.99€
Dice Legacy 2021, Dice Based City Survival-Builder ?
The Drifter 202X, Point&Click Thriller ?
Dolmen 2021, Soulslike ?
Dream Engines: Nomad Cities 2021, City Builder Automaton Tower Defense ?
Duel Arms ????, Platformer, 2D Fighting ?
Dustborn 202X, Comcbookstyle Story driven action game ?
Eastward 202X, Pixel RPG ?
Eldest Souls 2021, Soulslike, Hack and Slash ?
Elex 2 2022+, janky european RPG(best genre:-D) 49.99$ / 49.99€
Evil West 2021, Story Rich Action Game 39.99$ / 39.99€
Exodus: Rising 2021, Older graphic style RPG ?
Exo One 2021, Exploration ?
FAR: Changing Tides 202X, Puzzle Platformer ?
Farthest Frontier 202X, City Building ?
fault - SILENCE THE PEDANT 202X, Visual Novel ?
Figment: Creed Valley 2021, Surreal Puzzle ?
Giants Uprising 2021, Hack and Slash ?
Gladiator Guild Manager 2021, Strategy-Managment, free prologue available on steam with 750+ 95% reviews ?
Gravewood High 2021, "infinitely replayable stealth horror" ?
Halo Infinite 2021, Open World FPS ?
Hazel Sky 202?, Steampunk Story Rich Exploration ?
Hell Architect 2020, "city" builder ?
Hermodr 202X, Old School FPS ?
Hollow Knight: Silksong 2021, ?
House Flipper City 2020, "Base Building" Simulation ?
Hush Hush 2020, Visual Novel ?
Impostor Factory 2020, Story Rich Emotional RPG ?
Inkulinati 2021, Medieval Strategy ?
IXION 2022, Spacebase City Builder ?
Junkyard Simulator 2020Q4, Sim/Management 19.99$ (just a guess based on the price of other similar sims published by same publisher)
Jupiter Moons: Mecha 202X, Sci-fi Roguelike Card Battler ?
Kerbal Space Program 2 202X, Space program Sim ?
KROTRUVINK 2020, Surreal Puzzle ?
Lake 2021, Story Rich Comedy Walking Simulator ?
The Last Campfire 2021, Story rich Puzzle ?
The Last Crown: Blackenrock 202?, Point&Click Psychological Horror ?
Last Stop 2020, Supernatural Story Rich Exploration ?
Life on the hook 202X Story Rich Walking Simulator ?
Loopmancer 202X Cyberpunk Metoridvania-platformer ?
Lost in Sky: Violent Seed 2020, Sci-Fi 2D Action Platformer ?
Lunacy: Saint Rhodes 2020, Story Rich Mystery-Puzzle Horror ?
Manor Lords TBA, Medieval City Builder ?
Master of Magic 2022, 4X Fantasy Strategy ?, but please take my money because nostalgia
Metropolisim 202X, deep, modern age city building ?
Model Builder 202X, Model building sim ?
Mondo Museum 2021, Managment Sim ?
Monorail Stories 2021, Point and click ?
Moon Village 2020? Sim ?
Murder Mystery Machine 2020, Detective puzzle point&click ?
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020, Sim ?
N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action 202?, Visual Novel ?
Night Book 202?, FMV 12.99€ / 12.99$
Nivalis 202?, Cyberpunk Restaurant and night club management life sim ?
Occupy Mars: The Game 2021, Open world survival craft 29.99$ / 24.99EUR
Omno 2021 March/April, Puzzle Platformer ?
Once Upon A Time In Roswell 2021, Detective Horror ?
Open Roads 2021, Annapurna Exploration ?
ORX TBA Tower Defense Card Game combo ?
Out There: Oceans of Time 202X, Procedural generated roguelike strategy and managment ?
Palworld 2022 "pokemon with guns" MP open world survival craft ?
Paralives TBA Life Sim ?
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory 2020?, CRPG ?
Party Animals 2021-22, MP "mess with your friends' as Puppies ?
The Path of Calydra 2021, 3D adventure platformer ?
Pelagos: Rise of Greece 2021-22, City Builder ?
Potion Permit 2021, Farming Sim ?
Prehistoric Kingdom Q2 2021, Prehistoric Zoo Simulator ?
Priest Simulator 2021, Sim ?
Ragtag Crew 2021, Roguelite turn based strategy RPG ?
Regions of Ruin 2 2021, 2D Hack and Slash RPG ?
The Riftbreaker 2021, Base Building Survival Tower Defense ?
Road 96 2021, story rich procedurally generated road trip ?
Rogue Lords 202?, gothic, turn-based roguelike ?
Sable 202?, exploration-adventure ?
Sands of Aura 2021? Hack and Slash - ARPG - Soulslike ?
Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse Ep2: Caged 202? 4.99$ / 4.99€, just a guess, this is the price of first episode
Scorn 2021? FPS ?
Season 2021, Story Rich Exploration/walking sim ?
Serial Cleaners 202X, stealth ?
Shadow Warrior 3 2021, FPS 59.99$ / 59.99EUR
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One 202?, Detective Exploration ?
SILENT DOOM 202?, Exploration ?
Silent Night 202?, Puzzle-Mystery Horror ?
SMALLAND 2021, Open World Survival Craft ?
Song of Farca 2021, Story Rich Detective - Hacking ?
Source of Madness 202?, Roguelike Metroidvania, Procedural generated world ?
Spire of Sorcery 2021, Card Battler RPG ?
Starmancer 2021 Sci-fi Base Building ?
STASIS: BONE TOTEM 2022, survival Horror Point and Click ?
Stray 2021 Annapurna Cat adventure in a cyberpunk world ?
Syberia: The World Before 2021 Point and click Puzzle ?
Tales of Tomorrow: Experiment 2021 Puzzle ?
Terra Nil 202? City Builder ?
Tower Princess 202? 3D Platformer ?
Totemic 202? Pixel Art Hack and Slash ?
Trans-Siberian Railway Simulator 2021 Train Sim ?
Trash Sailors 2021 Coop survival comedy ?
Twelve Minutes 202? Story Rich Interactive Puzzle Thriller ?
Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 2021 Fishing Sim ?
Ultra Strangeness 202? Surreal Point&Click Puzzle ?
Undungeon 202? ARPG ?
Undying 2021 Post apocalyptic story rich top down survival ?
The Unliving 2021 rogue-lite action RPG dungeon crawler ?
UNSIGHTED 2021 Metroidvania top-down shooter ?
Uragun 2021, top-down shooter ?
Vampire: The Masquerade® - Bloodlines™ 2 2021, Vampire Horror RPG 59.99$ / 59.99€
Victoria 3 202X, Grand Strategy 49.99$ / 49.99€ or more for various editions
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide 2021, COOP Hack and Slash ?
Watch Over Christmas 2021 Q4, Cartoony Point and click ?
Whateverland 2021, Point&click ?
Where Cards Fall 2021, Puzzle ?
Within the Cosmos 2021, FPS RPG ?
Wytchwood 202X, crafting-exploration ?
Zoria: Age of Shattering 2021, CRPG ?

Already released in past 1 month and have at least 60%+ review score, ordered from oldest to the newest release:

Game Release Time Steam Price
Lacuna – A Sci-Fi Noir Adventure 20th May, dialog-driven sci-fi noir adventure 15.99$ / 15.99€ -15% during first week
Of Bird and Cage 20th May, music-based action adventure 14.99$ / 13.49€ -10% during first week
The Wild at Heart 20th May, Story Rich Cute Puzzle 24.99$ / 24.99€
Just Die Already 20th May, MP old people mayhem sandox 13.99$ / 13.99€ -20% during prepurchase
Frozenheim 20th May, Viking City Builder RTS $16.99 / €13.99 -10% during first week (price will go up during Early Access)
Mind Scanners 20th May, dystopian retro-futuristic psychiatry simulation 16.99$ / 15.99€ -10% during first week
Mayhem in Single Valley 20th May, Puzzle Platformer 14.99$ / 12.49€
Strategic Mind: Fight for Freedom 21th May, WW2 Turn Based Strategy 29.99$ / 24.99€
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster 21th May, JRPG 49.99€ / 49.99$
BIOMUTANT 25th May, RPG 59.99€ / 59.99$
King of Seas 25th May, Naval Combat Action Roguelike 24.99 €/ 24.99$
Strangeland 25th May, Surreal Story Rich Point and Click 12.49 €/ 14.99$
Erica 25th May, FMV Interactive Thriller 9.99 €/ 12.99$
Maneater 25th May steam release, Underwater Survival 39.99$ / 35.99€ laughable -15% only for first week on steam after 2 years of bribed monopoly
The Longest Road on Earth 27th May, Noir, song based interactive fiction point and click game 9.99$ / 9.99€ -10% during first week
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 27th May, Turn Based Strategy 39.99$ / 39.99€ -15% during prepurchase
Necromunda: Hired Gun 1st June, W40K FPS 39.99$ / 39.99€ -15% during prepurchase and first week
Ultreïa 1st June, Point and click 11.59€ / 13.99$
Going Medieval 1st June, City Builder - Colony Sim €22.99 / $24.99
Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection 1st June, Side Scroller €29.99 / $29.99
Operation: Tango 1st June, Coop Spy adventure 16.99€ / 19.99$
Hokko Life 2nd June, Community Sim $19.99/£15.99/€19.99
Until We Die 3rd June, Side Scroller 16.99$ / 13.99€ -10% during first week
The Last Spell 3rd June, Turn-base combat with city defense and building $19.99 -10% during first week
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 4th June, Stealth FPS 39.99$ / 39.99€
Backbone 8th June, Detective Noir Point and click 24.99$ / 24.99€ -10% during first week
Chicory: A Colorful Tale 10th June, Coloring book puzzle adventure 16.79€ / 19.99$
One Hand Clapping 10th June, Voice controlled? Rythm adventure 9.99$ / 9.99€
GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- 11th June, JRPG 59.99$ / 59.99€
Minute of Islands 13th June, Surreal puzzle platformer 19.99$ / 19.99€
The Red Solstice 2: Survivors 17th June, RTS- TopDown Shooter 29.99$ / 29.99€ -10% during first week
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Thanks, added to the list with steam store page and as it is currently under monopoly added the epix link too

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Yaga 12th January 2021, Hack and Slash RPG 19.99-24.99€/$ (epic store exclusive)

Shouldn't this link to Epic Store since it's exclusive?

Edit: Seems like game was released year ago and seems like I just missed that, it's coming to Steam now.

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More than a year ago, added epix link too.

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Yaga arrived to steam too, small update on topic, few games has now release datums.
Fallout New Vegas fans could get an interesting mod soon.

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added, thanks

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HuniePop 2: Double Date will be available on February 8th, 2021 for PC & Mac on Steam, Humble, GOG, MangaGamer, Nutaku and Fakku!

View attached image.
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thanks for the release date update, moved the game to first table.

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Gamedec looks really interesting !

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It is, indeed:-)

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Dyson Sphere Program went into Early Access on 21th January 2021.

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After the early January silence gaming get always, yesterday there were some interesting release.
I played one of it, so you can check a fast, ~3h Encodya walkthrough to see the game and check, so you decide about the purchase/wishlist or use it for hints if you got stuck:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OOB5IpG7YU
But i made a step by step written walkthrough too on steam:-)

On 28th again few more interesting game releses, and again sooo many on same day while there are many-many days without ok game release, that title wasnt enough to add all:-(

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Journey To The Savage Planet released on 28th January 2021. It looks very promising.

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NIMBY Rails released on 26th January 2021. I like management games.

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Wobbledogs released on 28th January 2021. It's cute, I guess?

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Added all 3, Journey to the savage planet looks promising indeed, wobbledogs cute:-)

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After yesterdays 3 indie release today is a probably more mainstream / hyped game. Now the only question is: how bad will the be PC port:-)

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Huniepop2 and Becastled released yesterday. Yay. But looks like i accidently humilated second game with a negative review yesterday, but I lost my mind when enemies walked through my castle walls:-D The game concept is still nice, but the price should be the price of the final product and they should increase to current one slowly after content patches.

Little Nightmares 2 release next. Ill probably play only Nebuchadnezzar from next releases and Room 4 once it is on sale.

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Nice thread, I really appreciate this level of organization!

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Thanks for the feedback:-)

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Coral Island looks so sweet 😍

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It is indeed, ill update topic during the weekend.

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Everhood, which released on 4th March 2021, looks kinda nice.

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Stronghold: Warlords is going to cost $59.99? I can already smell the negative reviews...

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It had many previous release date and i swear there was once prepurchase available, but i cant find proof for that on archieved store pages, so perhaps i am wrong and added some known AAA price to the wrong line:-(
The boxed version available in my country for around 39.99$ but boxed versions usually reflect a bit to salary differences and those not on the overpriced EUR region level, unlike the digital versions. So it might be on that price or 49.99$.

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well, looks like it got even cheaper, 36$/€, the pricing disappointment of the day award went to Microsoft instead:-)

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Dandy Ace released on 25th March.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life released on 25th March.
The Bus went into Early Access on 25th March.
The Tenants went into Early Access on 25th March.

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Dandy Ace looks really charming

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Thanks, yesterday was, and today is busy with releases, missed many as was very busy during last weeks.

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I don't think It Takes Two is a "Pron Mass Effect" XD

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It's kinda fitting that "It Takes Two" is actually listed two times. ;)

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it is not, and was twice on list with one wrong description. fixed

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It's not a new game at all but OpenTTD releases on Steam on April 1st. Good opportunity to get back to it once again.:)

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I added it when you commented, but forgot to answer:-) Thanks.

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But but where is Resident Evil Village??

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It is now there, i was quite busy during last 2 months so lot of updates missing still:-)

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Oh woah I didn't realise darkside detective 2 was released. Took a quick look at guides and the case names sound interest
Oh vampire masquerade is still being worked on too

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First Darkside detective was great, probably worth the asking price but I have some other things to play right now so will wait for a sale:-)

Hopefully Vampire Masquerade wont be cancelled, there are quite lot of problems around it, dev studio changes, but better keep delaying it and release once a proper game than release something bad.

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yeah thats how I feel I don't see myself playing it just yet so I'll stick to summer sale where I will be buying that and many other sequels.
As soon as I played the 1st I've been waiting

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small update today, will have much more during next week as ill have significantly more time

Last updates/added games: 7th May
New games added to 1st table: Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition / GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon / Before We Leave / Before We Leave / Base One /
The following games now has release datum so moved from 2nd to 1st table: The Hand of Merlin / Nemezis: Mysterious Journey III / Just Die Already / Retro Machina / Starbase /
Games added to 3rd table (interesting game releases in last 1 month):
Games added to 2nd table:

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now this will be a wishlist for me and will add to this group too tomorrow. Busy with garden jobs and painting still today, more free time tomorrow when it will rain:-)

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When I saw this I immediately wishlisted it! It looks great and is from a great studio who made Grim Dawn (Crate Entertainment). They are working on Grim Dawn for more than 5 years and it makes me think that they really care about the games they create. So fingers crossed, hopefully this will be an amazing game! 🤞🏼

Take it easy with the works! I should do some gardening and painting too but it's getting very hot during the day so I'm just playing games 😅

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Yes, Grim Dawn is a great game but never played, not my type, but city building games are now for me and from a good studio so yes, fingers crossed:-) Added now to the tables, will work on updated today:-)

25-26C not too hot, that was on the day when I did, better than on 35C:-)

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But where is Necromunda: Hired Gun? Add please

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done:-)

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Force of Nature 2: Ghost Keeper
Release date 05/27
I played the first part and it was a pleasure.
But it can be said that this was a rather quiet game, no big challenges but extremely relaxing and ideal for turning off your brain.
I hope FoN2 is relaxing in the same way.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1316230/Force_of_Nature_2_Ghost_Keeper/

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Hmm. It looks so that game was ok in 2016 but Iam not 100% sure i could say the same about the second one while we are in 2021. It is something I would ignore instantly, but will try to find some more trailer or info about the game. It not looks so to me, that the 2 is much more than the first was.

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