if you’re into computer gaming (whether it is with PC, Mac or Linux), you might want to head to the Steam store… the annual Summer Sale is on, and you can get some good AAA games for a good bargain.
While I’m at the topic of (video) games, let me mention a few science fiction games that I personally are worth investing your time on:
a turn-based strategy game where you manage a population of human settlers in an alien planet. A sensible sequel to the ever popular Sid Meier’s Civilization series, Beyond Earth is built on the Civilization v game engine and given a sci-fi story twist.
The beginning of a grand science fiction Action RPG series. As an interstellar soldier for the Systems Alliance, you have the chance to represent the best or worst of humanity among the galactic civilization while dealing an ancient threat from millennia ago.
Again, about the human race surviving in another planet. Run a company that can save humanity while making a profit at the same time. Unlike most RTS games, you don’t need to build huge armies or war factories. Instead, you faced cutthroat competition against other corporations utilizing savvy business skills and the occasional business engineering (read:industrial espionage and sabotage).
A real First Person Action biopunk thriller. What’s biopunk? Biopunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that focuses on biotechnology. BioShock is a story of survival in an utopian city that was built to escape the social disappointments of mainstream culture. In this utopia, the inhabitants were free to pursue their scientific dreams free from government oversight or religious dogma. The result of course, doesn’t go as well as the utopian dream because people with power… get corrupted easily. The game has a very retro-futuristic design (it is set in the 1950s or 1960s), and the environment wondrous and scary at the same time. Perfect for those who love horror movies and want to experience it first hand!
Of course, there are many good sci-fi titles out there in Steam, I just haven’t had the time to summarize them one by one. While you’re at it, tell me. Do you have any favorite science fiction video game?