There are several game releases on Steam on any given day, and while this is a good thing, it can be hard to keep up with all of these launches.
Potential gems are easy to miss among the heap of daily releases unless you’re willing to sort through every single game — so this is exactly what we did.
For your convenience, we’ve chosen the best-looking new releases on Steam for your consideration.
We used the title’s gameplay, description and player reviews as a guide to determine what might be fun to play.
The best five new steam releases to stave off boredom are listed below.
Redout 2 — R499
Release date: 16 June
Redout 2 is a tribute to classic arcade racing games and the sequel to the critically acclaimed Redout, where racing through the wastelands of a semi-abandoned Earth is one of the galaxy’s most popular sports.
Reach impossible speeds in exhilarating futuristic races across an extensive single-player campaign and competitive multiplayer.
Deep control systems, robust hovership customization and a killer soundtrack make Redout 2 the premier anti-gravity racer.
Raft — R186.15
Release date: 20 June
Choosing to play alone or with a friend, this game will have you wake up on a small raft with nothing but a hook made of old plastic and no hope of rescue.
Use your hook to catch valuable debris floating by and craft survival equipment, weapons, and crop plots on your raft to stay alive.
Players will also be able to expand their raft from a simple wreckage to a buoyant mansion using the materials you find while exploring the surrounding reefs – but watch out for deadly ocean creatures!
This open-world survival game is sure to keep you and your friends entertained for hours.
Final Vendetta — R127.50
Release date: 17 June
Final Vendetta is a hard-hitting action-packed beat ‘em up co-op game in true classic arcade-style.
Featuring stunning pixel art and a thumping soundtrack, brawl with bad dudes and tough chicks as you fight through dangerous environments.
Players will take control of retired pro-wrestler Miller T. Williams, bare-knuckle fighter Duke Sancho, or Claire as they battle their way through the mean streets of London to rescue Claire’s sister from the notorious “Syndic8” gang.
American Theft 80s — R117
Release date: 15 June
American Theft 80s is a single-player stealth action-adventure game that was developed by the creators of Thief Simulator, Noble Muffins.
It’s the 80s, so put on your nostalgia glasses – even if you weren’t alive yet – as every house, bank, shop and museum can be robbed with the right tools.
Earn your way up in a county full of corruption and crime while discovering what the residents are hiding.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge — R135
Release date: 16 June
Announced during this year’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is another tribute to the classic arcade beat ’em up genre.
This pixel art masterpiece reunites Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as you’ll be tasked with slaying tons of hellacious enemies with your favourite Turtle — each with his own skills and moves.
Choose a fighter, use radical combos to defeat your opponents and experience intense combat with awesome action and outrageous ninja abilities.
Choose to play alone or with up to six friends as you face off against Shredder and his faithful Foot Clan.