Our Top 8 Games for Build Your Own Play on the Go New Year Edition Bundle
We’re back with another selection of great games to play when you’re out of the house!
Whether you got a Steam Deck for Christmas or if you were lucky enough to grab one before then, we’ve got a new bundle for you! With 19 Steam Deck Verified games to choose from, there’s plenty here for everyone. To make the choice a little easier for you, we’ve selected our eight favourite games in the bundle!
8 - Neon Abyss
A frantic roguelite experience from Veewo Games, Neon Abyss thrives when played with a controller. As a member of the Hades’ Grim Squad, run and gun your way through the Abyss to face the New Gods. As with other roguelite games, with each death comes the opportunity to strengthen your build further. Enjoy the neon-drenched levels and weapon effects on the go with your Steam Deck!
7 - PAYDAY 2
Ever wanted to rob a bank? Well, we wouldn’t advise you to do that, but instead you can play PAYDAY 2! Team up with three other friends to do jobs for shady contacts and secure the metaphorical (and literal) bag, whilst making sure you can stave off the legions of enemies trying to stop you. PAYDAY 2 includes a wide variety of weapons, jobs, and locations to hit, meaning you’ll have plenty to keep you going… just be careful about making those callouts when you’re in line for the ATM!
6 - Everhood
A gorgeous retro-themed RPG which blends in elements of a rhythm game, Everhood will have you playing as a wooden doll trying to locate their stolen hand. Explore the trippy land on your quest, whilst talking to or fighting against the denizens, such as a frog, an ATM, or even a trash can. With a banging soundtrack to go along with the rhythm based fights, Everhood will keep your head bouncing as you play.
5 - Daymare: 1998
Daymare: 1998 is a survival-horror adventure inspired by ‘90s titles such as Resident Evil. Take control of three different characters as they attempt to survive a zombie outbreak in a sleepy town, working to uncover the source of the infection. With gorgeous visuals thanks to Unreal Engine 4, and controls that are reminiscent of its influences, Daymare: 1998 might be the perfect title for fans of the genre looking for a scare on the go. Just try not to yelp too loudly on the bus.
4 - Blacksad: Under the Skin
Blacksad: Under the Skin is a fresh new story from the comic world of Blacksad. You take control of a hard-boiled private investigator, John Blacksad, in his search to uncover clues and question suspects whilst investigating the disappearance of boxer Bobby Yale. With a branching storyline that is affected by your choices, a wealth of puzzles, and quick time events to keep the energy high, Blacksad: Under the Skin will have you immersed in its world. Make sure you don’t forget to get off at your stop!
3 - Lethal League Blaze
Lethal League Blaze sees up to four competitors contending in a dangerous, fast-paced ball game to take each other out. Lethal League Blaze has a deep combat system to learn, from bouncing the balls at your opponents, to throws and reversals. Boasting both single player and multiplayer modes, as well as a trove of unlockables, Lethal League Blaze is the right choice for a few hours of fun when you’re out and about.
2 - Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition
A stylistic roguelite title with retro drenched visuals, Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition flexes speedy gameplay across a huge variety of levels. With a perk system and a wide selection of weapons, as well as a collection of different equipment for varied builds, there’s plenty of action to keep you coming back for more. The addition of a combo metre to tally your kills will really have your adrenaline pumping whilst in the dentist’s waiting room.
1 - Lawn Mowing Simulator
Sometimes when you’re out and you’re stressed, you just need something to calm you down. Why not hit up a nice cafe and play some Lawn Mowing Simulator? Build up your own lawn mowing empire as you cut grass across a picturesque British countryside. With an abundance of attachments for your mower, and contracts to earn cash for your business, Lawn Mowing Simulator is the ideal game to play when you need some time away from the hustle and bustle of the world.
There’s plenty of choices with something for everyone, but these are our eight favourite games from the New Year Edition of our Build Your Own Play On The Go Bundle! Are there any that you’ve already picked up, or any that you’re looking forward to playing?