15 of the Best Early Access Games to Jump Into Right Now
3Division recently released Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic in Steam Early Access. The developer’s goal is to make it “the ultimate real-time soviet-themed city builder tycoon game.” How close it gets to said goal is largely dependent on the feedback from droves of players who have already grown fascinated with the title. Thus far, the reviews have been very positive as players document how pleasing it is nurturing their own republic into an industrial superpower.
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is a game currently in early access that has shown a lot of promise. This physics-based tactics game was released in early access on the first of April and has since garnered thousands of reviews, the bulk of which have been very positive. The developer has employed top-notch physics-based simulation to provide players with an unprecedented insight into some of the greatest battles of history. Visit the game’s Steam page to be counted among the many TOBS addicts.
Squad has been the go-to tactical first-person-shooter for players that seek the most authentic combat experiences. Offworld Industries awards players these experiences by the sheer emphasis placed on teamwork and communication. Throughout Squad’s tenure as an early access title, it has amassed over 20,000 very positive reviews. The developer’s goal to combine arcade shooter mechanics with military simulation and accumulated adoration dictates that they have been successful in doing so.
The Fun Pimps has wonderfully amalgamated some of the gaming world’s most celebrated features in developing 7 Days to Die. This open-world first-person-shooter game includes RPG elements and also features tower defence objectives. Having these elements combined enables the developers to appeal to a much wider audience. This is reflected on the game’s Steam charts as it averages well over eleven thousand players daily. 7 Days to Die also has over 50,000 mostly positive reviews on Steam.
On March 12, 2019, Outlaws of the Old West graced Valve’s storefront with its presence. Since then, it has been a source of glee for the majority of the players that have given it a try. It appeals directly to fans of massively multiplayer survival games with its huge open world. The game features thousands of items and a modular building system that players enjoy. The developers are inviting you to journey into the Old West and indulge in all the exciting activities therein.
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is adored by players in search of a truly dynamic hack ’n’ slash game absent all the class restrictions that usually come with games of this genre. One thing that places this among the best early access games is the legislative freedom it awards its players. In Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, you may embark on any path of your choosing as you level-up and play your character to your heart’s desire. Worry not about diminishing content, as there are no shortages of mysteries to unravel.
The Isle is another game on this list with which players are very much wedded. Afterthought LLC has created a massive open world teeming with towering prehistoric beasts that are tamable, mortal, and can be lethal once perturbed. Said monstrous creatures are the lure for many players who are also dinosaur enthusiast. For others, it is the thrill of surviving on a vibrant landscape upon which they must gather resources or see their characters perish.
Polymorph Games extended an invitation to players to delve into Foundation, build a prosperous settlement and immerse themselves in a unique grid-less experience. The developer promises an amazing medieval city building game with a heavy focus on organic development and monument creation. This is a favourite and one of the best among the city-builder simulation community as represented in the very positive reviews on the game’s Steam Page.
Players delve into Raft for an epic oceanic adventure, so much so that it qualifies as one of the best early access games currently available. In Raft, players are at the mercy of the vast ocean across which they must do all that is required to survive a perilous voyage. The gameplay involves gathering debris, scavenging reefs, and building buoyant contraptions with the intent of floating home. In addition, the game offers multiplayer options so you may take on the deep blue with your friends.
WarpFrog has created a gore-intensive medieval game named Blade and Sorcery. As the name suggests, the game involves blades and sorcery which are two variables widely embraced by medieval enthusiasts. Players report the game to be extremely immersive which is accented by the virtual reality game features. The game has certainly secured some cool points for uniqueness. Its exaggerated physics-based combat and the ragdoll physics makes you feel extremely powerful.
With Subnautica: Below Zero, Unknown Worlds Entertainment set out to make the best alien subsurface and sub-zero worlds for players to embark on epic adventures. This game was guaranteed to be a subject of much attention because its predecessor had already garnered a strong following. As with all developers, the goal is to outdo works of old, and with Subnautica: Below Zero they did not disappoint. The game has an active community which is responsible for the very positive reviews on its Steam page.
Factorio is undoubtedly one of the most well-received of all the titles in early access as its reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Wube Software’s resource management game’s reception dictates that basically everyone likes it. Since release, players have been building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity. This 2D world game is deceptively deep and thousands of player have fallen prey to its captivating prowess.
Beat Saber has a star rating of 4.5 out of 5 and its active player-base can attest to it being deserving of that prestigious rating. Beat Saber garners much of its fan-base through its mass appeal — accessibility. The fun is not limited to any set group of people, irrespective their skill level. Beat Games delivers highly immersive experiences with the familiar catchy tracks and the virtual reality component. Grab your copy on Steam to slash and move to amazing handwritten tracks.
BeamNG.drive is a realistic, immersive driving game proposed to be a game of “near-limitless possibilities.” The developers have been successful in captivating its player base with the game’s soft-body physics engine that perfectly simulates every component of a vehicle in real time. In the game, the wheeled vessels display very realistic and dynamic behaviour. BeamNG.drive comes with a certain aura of realism that is refreshing to gamers of all walks of life.
Risk of Rain is a classic multiplayer and a title among the few to receive overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam. Hopoo Games’ roguelike returns and brings with it an extra dimension and more challenging action. In Risk of Rain, you can play by yourself or team up with up to three friends with whom you will fight your way through hordes of monsters. Acquire a copy of the game on Steam then begin your gruelling quest in hopes of escaping the planet.
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