Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
In focusing on the cerebral side of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments manages to rise above its adventure game roots, presenting an excellent take on a classic character that, while propped on a foundation of less then interesting tropes, manages to feel fresh and captivating. While the physical act of moving around the environment left a lot to be desired, especially when a good portion of the game is spent looking for clues, it shouldn't be a deterrent to any fan of the great detective or adventure game fans in general. Trust when I say that missing this game would be drawing the wrong conclusion indeed.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse
Above niggles aside, this is a game definitely worth adding to your collection. Combining elements of 3D physics-based puzzle solving with a well-established gothic horror narrative, Magrunner presents unique and addictive challenges. As a crowd funded, budget title, this is a genuine contender for Indie Game of The Year; it really is that good.