Steam – Hidden Gems 1

Here are some games which flew under the radar and did not get the love they deserved.

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Azure Striker Gunvolt

Disappointed by Mighty No. 9? Azure Striker Gunvolt is the true spiritual successor to Mega Man.
A 2D action game featuring a young man with the power of lightning who stands for freedom against the evil ambitions of a massive organization. When lightning strikes, a new legend is born.

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death

No-nonsense hero Marlow never shied away from danger or trouble. After crash-landing in Central America, he has an industrial evil to defeat whilst bound to an ancient Mayan Death Mask who’s had no-one to talk to for 2000 years.

This is a well-done and entertaining Game in the likes of God of War or Dante’s Inferno.

Noitu Love 2: Devolution

Loved Gunstar Heroes or other Games from Treasure? This one is as close as it gets to the superb Gunstar Heroes !

Fight your way through seven different stages and unlock more, different ways to play them again. Every stage features new tactics and several boss battles. The game is made to appeal to old fans and also new players in the genre as it offers challenges for all levels. Free Demo available.

Maldita Castilla EX

A great 2D Action-Platformer inspired by Ghost ‘n Goblins, by spanish Indie-Developer Locomalito. Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances.

Pix the Cat

Pix the Cat is a critically acclaimed intense arcade game that will challenge your reflexes and your wits, pitting you against your friends and the world in a race to the highest score!

Assault Android Cactus

Assault Android Cactus is an intense arcade style twin stick shooter – pick from one of nine unique synthetic heroines and blast your way through overwhelming robots hordes to save the ship from its own workforce. Supports single player and local co-op game modes. Free Demo available.

Super House of Dead Ninjas

Descend a seemingly-endless tower, wielding an arsenal of deadly ninja weapons and attacks, as the fearsome Crimson Ninja. This 2D action-platformer uses ninja magic to generate every tower randomly, so no two adventures are the same!

Mad Max

Become Mad Max, the lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. In this action-packed, open world, third person action game, you must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular against vicious gangs of bandits. A reluctant hero with an instinct for survival, Max wants nothing more than to leave the madness behind and find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence.” Players are challenged with treacherous missions as they scavenge the dangerous landscape for supplies to build the ultimate combat vehicle.

Pharaoh Rebirth +

My favourite Genre has always been 2D Action-Platformers. It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a 2D Action-Platformer like Pharao Rebirth+. Great Gameplay, great Leveldesign, great Soundtrack, everything about this Game is just….great !


Oniken is an action platform game highly inspired by Ninja Gaiden and Power Blade. You can see this not only in the graphics and sound design, but also in Oniken’s story and difficulty. Free Demo available.


Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony is a neo-classical top-down shooter for up to 4 players, set on 17th-century British Colonial Mars. It features all the intensity, depth, and lovingly handcrafted pixels of a classic arcade shooter, with a modern twist: deeply-integrated cooperative gameplay.

Bit Blaster XL

A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80’s. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot ’em up!

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser

70s giant robot anime-inspired side-scrolling shmup. If Goldorak had it’s Video Game, this would be it! Free Demo available.

The Deadly Tower of Monsters

Fire up your ray guns, crystal swords, and laser whips, and get ready for thrills and chills! With three incredible movie stars playing out decidedly B-level sci-fi exploits, Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot will have you ready to jump off the side of the tower—right into adventure!

Redout: Enhanced Edition

Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre. Free Demo available.

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