10 Steam Games that are barely PC Games
Some titles barely qualify as a PC game, they either are clearly mobile ports or are little more than menus and data, these “games” are not bad, simply contain next to no game-play beyond menus and simple mechanics.
1) Tap heroes
A game where you basically click, while the “game” isn’t bad, it’s not really a game at all, and is more akin to the flash games and mobile games of yesteryear, you basically click to earn points, to upgrade your heroes to click some more, it’s a grindy time wasting game that while not bad, barely qualifies as a game, a very decent retro art style however, reminiscent of the early 90s pc titles.
A choice based game with very little in the way of actual game-play beyond choices and menus, however the charming art style and quirky writing make this game a good play for those who want to try something different, it’s barely a game, but still worth a play.
3) Crusaders of the Lost Idols.
Basically same as Tap Heroes, except with more modern graphics and slightly more complex party management, a very solid title, but its more of a phone app than a full game, its impressive (for the genre) CCU however proves that there is a market for such “games” on PC.
4) Age of Gladiators
Basically Football Manager for Gladiators, a selection of menus and forms, on a scale of rip-roaring excitement to a mix of Microsoft excel and emails forwarded from your grandmother, it’s closer to the latter, however that being said i found it really “fun”, If you enjoy manger type games you will enjoy this menu heavy simulator, and find yourself playing “just one more turn”.
Basically a walking simulator with awful ambient sound, while not a bad game, compared to titles like “The Long Dark” Arctico leaves you feeling more bored than anything else, only buy if you like a walking simulator, that being said i did really enjoy the sled dog aspect, i just wish the “game” had a little more in the way of actual game-play!.
6) Western Press
While it’s a fun concept, it’s basically a typing speed test, like those seen on dozens of websites in the early 00’s, the retro graphics are cute, that being said it’s not a game for everyone, and is mostly for those who want to improve their typing speed.
7) Hidden Folks
Basically a digital version of Wheres Wally(Waldo, personally i love those books so find Hidden Folks a lot of fun my whole family intend to play together at our next gathering on our widescreen tv, its good clean fun and something people of all ages can enjoy together as a family or alone,that being said if you are not a fan of Hidden Image/Wheres Waldo books, you wont like this.
8) Divide by sheep
This Reminded me very much of school “games/software”, it’s basically a fun way to do simple math and while it’s a solid title, it’s very much a mobile title, not to say its bad (it’s actually excellent), but don’t go into this expecting some massively in-depth Pc title, as feels more like running an android app on Pc.
9) AdVenture Capitalist
While the Mobile version is a good time passer when on the bus, both versions suffer from being little more than idle clickers, far from awful, in fact the game is disturbingly addictive, the amount of real world money however required to speed up the games grind could be a problem for those with weak wills or addictive personalities.
10) AdVenture Communist
Basically same as its Capitalist’s cousin!
“While the Mobile version is a good time passer when on the bus, both versions suffer from being little more than idle clickers, far from awful, in fact the game is disturbingly addictive, the amount of real world money however required to speed up the games grind could be a problem for those with weak wills or addictive personalities.”
AdVenture Communist adds a few twists on like having to purchase higher tier products with lower tier ones, which in turn generate the lower tier resource in larger quantities
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