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Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter

Release date: 2016 (03/31/2016)

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: Escapist

Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D action role-playing game developed by Heart Machine. The game pays homage to 8-bit and 16-bit games, and is considered by its lead developer Alx Preston as a combination of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo. Preston originally launched Kickstarter funding for the title for approximately US$27,000 to develop the title for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux computers, but ended up with more than US$600,000, allowing him to hire more programmers and arti…

Half-Life

Half-Life

Release date: 1998 (11/07/1998)

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 2, Apple OSX

Publishers: Sierra Entertainment, Valve Corporation

Half-Life is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and published by Sierra Studios for Microsoft Windows in 1998. It was Valve's debut product and the first game in the Half-Life series. Players assume the role of Gordon Freeman, a scientist who must escape the Black Mesa Research Facility after it is invaded by aliens. The core gameplay consists of fighting alien and human enemies with a variety of weapons and solving puzzles. Unlike many other games at the time, the player has …

HuniePop

HuniePop

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adult, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: HuniePot

HuniePop is a tile-matching and dating sim adult video game created by American game designer Ryan Koons, under the alias of HuniePot. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux-based personal computers in January 2015, after being funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign. HuniePop is available in two different versions, an uncensored version available via Humble Bundle and MangaGamer, and a censored version via Steam. The game follows the dating adventures of the main cha…

Half-Life: Blue Shift

Half-Life: Blue Shift

Release date: 2001

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Sierra On-Line, |Valve

Half-Life: Blue Shift is an expansion pack for the first-person shooter video game Half-Life (1998). It was developed by Gearbox Software with Valve and published by Sierra On-Line. Blue Shift was the second expansion for Half-Life, originally intended as part of a Dreamcast port of Half-Life. Although the Dreamcast port was cancelled, the Windows version was released as a standalone product on June 12, 2001 for Windows. It was released on Steam on August 24, 2005. As with Gearbox's previous exp…

HyperRogue

HyperRogue

Release date: 2011

Genres: Multiplayer

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

HyperRogue is an independent video game developed by Zeno Rogue. It is a roguelike inspired by the puzzle game Deadly Rooms of Death and the art of M. C. Escher, taking place in the hyperbolic plane.

Heavy Bullets

Heavy Bullets

Release date: 2014

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Devolver Digital

Heavy Bullets is a roguelike first-person shooter video game developed by Brazil-based indie developer Terri Vellmann and published by Devolver Digital. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on 18 September 2014.

Hex: Shards of Fate

Hex: Shards of Fate

Release date: 2016

Genres: Card, Management, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers:

HEX: Shards of Fate (Hex, Hex TCG or Hex: Card Clash) is a massively multiplayer online trading card game (MMOTCG) by Cryptozoic Entertainment. It is the first game in the MMOTCG genre. It was funded via Kickstarter, and raised US$2,278,255 while its campaign was active. As of October 28, 2013, Hex was the 11th most-funded video game on Kickstarter. The game was officially released on January 26, 2016 and was playable on Windows, OS X and iOS. Hex: Shards of Fate started Closed Alpha testing on …

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Release date: 2016

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Gearbox Software

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a real-time strategy video game developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Gearbox Software. The game was released on January 20, 2016, and is a prequel to the 1999 space-based real-time strategy video game Homeworld.

Heretic II

Heretic II

Release date: 1998

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Heretic II is a dark fantasy action-adventure game developed by Raven Software and published by Activision in 1998 continuing the story of Corvus, the main character from its predecessor, Heretic. It is the fourth game in the Hexen: Beyond Heretic series and comes after the "Serpent Rider" trilogy. Using a modified Quake II engine, the game features a mix of a third-person camera with a first-person shooter's action, making for a new gaming experience at the time. While progressive, this was a c…

Hero of Many

Hero of Many

Release date: 2013

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Trickster Arts

Hero of Many is an independent video game developed by Trickster Arts. It is an Action-adventure game for Android, iOS, Ouya and Windows. The Windows version was released on Steam on 15 September 2014. The game contains no dialogues and uses black silhouette graphics similar to Limbo. Hero of Many is inspired by the games Another World, Heart of Darkness and Abe's Oddysee.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, XBox One, Android

Publishers: Devolver Digital

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a top-down shooter video game co-developed by Dennaton Games and Abstraction Games, and published by Devolver Digital. It takes place before and after the events of its predecessor, Hotline Miami, as it focuses on the backstory and aftermath of the previous protagonist, Jacket, slaying parts of the Russian mafia at the behest of anonymous voices leaving mysterious messages on his answering machine.The game was first released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, OS X,…

Halcyon 6

Halcyon 6

Release date: 2016

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Apple IOS

Publishers: Massive Damage, Inc.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is an indie strategy video game and turn-based tactical RPG hybrid developed and published by Massive Damage, Inc.. It was released on September 8, 2016 for Windows, OS X and Linux, and October 19, 2017 for iOS. Taking place in a science fiction setting, the player must reclaim and rebuild the derelict ancient space station Halcyon 6 in order to stop an impending alien invasion of Earth. The game received mixed reviews from critics, praising the game's concept but c…

Hearts of Iron III

Hearts of Iron III

Release date: 2009

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Paradox Interactive

Hearts of Iron III is a grand strategy video game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. The Microsoft Windows version of the game was released on August 7, 2009, while the Mac OS X version was released on December 7, 2009. A grand strategy wargame that focuses on World War II, it is the sequel to 2005's Hearts of Iron II and the third main installment in the Hearts of Iron series. Initially, the game received a mixed reception, largely because of the large…

Heroes of Might and Magic V

Heroes of Might and Magic V

Release date: 2006

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Ubisoft

Heroes of Might and Magic V is the fifth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic fantasy turn-based strategy video game series. The game was released by Ubisoft in Europe on May 16, and then in the United States and Canada on May 24, 2006, with the publisher guiding Russian studio Nival Interactive in its development. Following the closure of The 3DO Company, Ubisoft bought the rights to the Might and Magic franchise, and used Heroes V as a means to reboot the series with a brand-new settin…

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora

Release date: 2015

Genres: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Glass Bottom Games

Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora is a 2015 action-adventure platform game created by American indie studio Glass Bottom Games.

Hack 'n' Slash

Hack 'n' Slash

Release date: 2014

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Double Fine Productions

Hack 'n' Slash is a video game developed by Double Fine Productions. Prototyped during Double Fine's open Amnesia Fortnight 2012, Hack 'n' Slash is a top-down action-adventure game similar to The Legend of Zelda, though with in-game weapons and objects that allow the player to hack the game's world to achieve victory. The game was released to Steam's Early Access on May 6, 2014 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux computers. It left early access status and became a full release on September 9,…

Haunt the House: Terrortown

Haunt the House: Terrortown

Release date: 2013

Genres: Action, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, PS Vita, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: SFB Games

Haunt the House: Terrortown is a side-scrolling action puzzle video game developed by SFB Games. The game was released for PlayStation Vita on 9 January 2013, for Microsoft Windows and OS X on 6 June 2014, and for Android and iOS on 30 October 2014.

Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Valve

Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is an additional level for the 2004 first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2. Developed by Valve, it was released on October 27, 2005, through the Steam content delivery service as a free download to owners of the Microsoft Windows version of Half-Life 2. Lost Coast serves as a technology demonstration, specifically showcasing the high-dynamic-range rendering implemented in the Source engine. The level was designed with a variety of appropriate environments to emphasiz…

Hammerwatch

Hammerwatch

Release date: 2013

Genres: Action, Adventure, Hack'n'slash

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, XBox One

Publishers: Crackshell

Hammerwatch is a 2013 hack and slash and action-adventure game developed and published by Swedish studio Crackshell. It was released for Linux, Microsoft Windows and OS X in August 2013, followed by released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in December 2017.

Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Apple OSX, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, XBox One, Android

Publishers: Devolver Digital

Hotline Miami is a top-down shooter video game by Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin, collectively known as Dennaton Games. The game was published by Devolver Digital and released on 23 October 2012 for Microsoft Windows.Set in 1989 Miami, the game revolves primarily around an unnamed silent protagonist—dubbed "Jacket" by fans—who has been receiving coded messages on his answering machine instructing him to commit massacres against the local Russian mafia. The game blends top-down perspective w…