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Overlooked casual Steam PC games you need to play
By Sam Jones - 6th Mar 2018Games
Our pick of casual genre Steam games we think you should check out
There are so many games which fall under the 'casual' category of gaming, it doesn't take a lot to be honest!
Casual games on Steam PC, console and mobile give players a simple concept, with easy to understand commands, and the freedom to experience a game for as little or as long as they want. While some are committed to competitive, pro-esque gaming, others find comfort in picking up a game with a slightly more laid-back approach - yet still get the same buzz from it.
If you're looking for some more fun casual games to add to your Steam library, we've rounded up a few that we think that you should play next.
It's time to be the hunter and not the hunted in simulation strategy The Dweller. Taking the form of a powerful and ancient entity, your objective is to hunt down a team of archaeologists exploring an underground city, where your monster has been residing for many years.
As you complete levels, you'll unlock notes that help reveal the game's story - discover the archaeologists' fate, learn of a mysterious clandestine organization, heck you might even find out your own origins. With over 50 levels including non-linear maps, guide your monster through the cave rock to scare, crush, and devour your prey.
Not Dying Today
Grab a weapon and get zombie-bashing in the 2D side-scrolling game Not Dying Today. The year is 2030 and earth has been overrun by zombie hordes - it's up to you to stop them.
Unlike most zombie-hacking games, there's a twist to the tale as you have the zombie virus in your DNA, allowing you to temporarily transform into an undead warrior. With up to 4-player co-op, you'll need to fight your way through the infected streets - leveling up your characters as you go - and come up against big bad bosses (not always one at a time).
A supernatural experience awaits you in Ghostdream, a retro-style point and click adventure featuring puzzles, exploration and a compelling, eerie story. Join Reader, and his 'natural companion' Writer, as they embark on a journey to the other side to meet various ghosts, demons, holy spirits and gods.
With eight major puzzles to crack, your trip to the ghostly realm with be dark and intriguing.
Mastema: Out of Hell
Trapped in hell, no recollection of your past and unable to escape, Mastema: Out of Hell is a platformer game in pure pixel art, 16-bit old style sprites and backgrounds. Wielding a flaming weapon, players must venture deeper into the pits of hell with the hope of defeating Mastema, and potentially discovering the reason for your death.
There are hundreds of ways to die, however, so watch your step!
Seven Boys 2
A rich story with many secrets for you to discover, Seven Boys 2 follows the journey of a young girl trapped on a mysterious island, encountering seven orphaned boys. Your interaction with these boys will help uncover the dark secret surrounding the island, inhabited only by kids, as you seek to find your way back home.
As the story progresses, illusion and reality begin to gradually overlap. Each character's storyline ending will give you more information about the world and the people that live in it - helping you understand their motives.
All five Steam PC games are available in the Hellstorm Bundle - exclusively at fanatical.com