Spotlight Sunday - Week 43 - 2015

Spotlight Sunday is a way for Choicest Games to feature PC games that are scheduled for release on the following week - games that we consider worthwhile checking out.

This week (19th October to the 25th October 2015) there's once again a huge number of games that I think are worth checking out (must be something to do with us leading up to the holiday season perhaps?); in this week's line-up we have a couple of "tycoon" games, as well as some fantasy and sci-fi games:

Empire TV Tycoon

  • Release Date: 20/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
I love tycoon games and when I first looked at this game, I thought it was actually a remake of SimTower. Sadly, it isn't but it is a game where you run a TV station which sounds pretty choice - so maybe like an indie version of The Movies, except with TV shows.

Rebel Galaxy

  • Release Date: 20/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order but has been announced to be $20 USD

When I first looked at this game, I thought it was another dime-a-dozen Homeworld clone that you get on Steam nowadays - well it might still turn out that way but the game has actually been developed by the Action RPG veterans behind the Torchlight series! When I heard that, it definitely caught my attention. The game seems to be a mixture of sci-fi/exploration/combat/RPG games like Star Control 2 and space trader games like Privateer or Freelancer. Sounds good!

Sword Coast Legends

  • Release Date: 20/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - $34.99 USD, Direct - $34.99 USD
My first impression of Sword Coast Legends is that it was a tribute to CRPGs of the 90s such as Baldur's Gate, a bit like Pillars of Eternity. There's a good reason for this as the game is actually a Dungeons & Dragons game set in, you guessed it, the Forgotten Realms. The game even has a Dungeon Master mode where where they can guide players on "unique customizable adventures".


  • Release Date: 21/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - $9.99 USD
A 2D side-scrolling strategy/resource management game where you get to play as a king or queen of a procedurally generated kingdom. Apparently you can play the Flash game for free, so worth trying that out if you're unsure whether to buy the Steam version (or if you can't be bothered paying the $10 :))


  • Release Date: 21/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
The last game by Peter Moorhead, Stranded, wasn't received well at all on Steam with a rating of 26% (Mostly Negative) from 276 reviews, despite being shed in a positive light by some critics. Will this game do any better? Well I'm optimistic as I'm a fan of the cyberpunk genre and point 'n' click games, even if this one may be a minimalist one like its predecessor. Is it going to be almost $20 USD like its predecessor though?

Message Quest

  • Release Date: 22/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Message Quest seems to be a game that pokes fun at gaming tropes by casting you as the herald that delivers messages to heroes of RPGs, except this particular herald is really lazy and doesn't want to do his job. You play the role of the herald's conscience as you lead him through the strange challenges he will encounter. The game is apparently very short (only a couple of hours) so I don't expect it to be too expensive despite its gorgeous stained-glass graphics.

Auto Dealership Tycoon

  • Release Date: 23/10/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
As mentioned already, I love tycoon games and apparently in this one you get to manage an auto dealership, selling things that look suspiciously like Audi R8s in some screenshots. Anyway the developer, Diggidy.NET apparently created a game called Lunch Truck Tycoon for only $0.99 USD (I'm guessing these games are actually meant to be targeted for mobiles) but the game was well received by Steam players with a 75% (Mostly Positive) rating from 129 reviews - so I'm expecting it to be as successful.

So are you interested or excited about any PC games being released next week? Which games are you looking forward to?