It’s time to complete your SteamWorld collection
We’re nearing a new month, and that means it’s time to hear about some free games on the horizon across multiple platforms and subscriptions. In the case of Prime Gaming, Amazon Prime members can claim seven PC games in March, a few of which stand out.
These games will be free with Prime Gaming on March 1:
- Madden NFL 22
- SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
- Surviving Mars
- Crypto Against All Odds
- looK INside
- The Stillness of the Wind
Those first three are the big boys, so let’s run through ’em.
Madden NFL 22 might be worth a look if you’re able to push through ongoing issues and do your thing in Franchise mode, although there is always that lingering sense that there’s clear room for improvement, and that can be distracting. I mean, you know the drill. That’s the annual sports game life. It’s worth noting that if PC isn’t your preferred platform for Madden, the Xbox version is currently a part of EA Play / Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
I’m sure plenty of us who loved SteamWorld Dig and even SteamWorld Heist have not taken the time to check out SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech. It’s a turn-based RPG with card battling, which is not everyone’s cup of tea, myself included. That said, I feel like the SteamWorld charm can do some heavy lifting here, and I think a decent chunk of players have gotten more comfortable with card mechanics from games like Slay the Spire.
As for Surviving Mars, it’s a chance to build the (probably) ill-advised colony of your dreams. One of my favorite facets of management/builder sims is the ever-present threat of shit going real bad, real fast, and the need to adapt to situations on the fly.
What about the other four games?
Crypto is a tower defense game with “hackers and other blockchain threats,” while Pesterquest is a visual novel for Homestuck fans, and looK INside is a point-and-click adventure that’s a family affair. Of the lesser-knowns, I’m most curious about The Stillness of the Wind — that palette is such a mood, and the solitary homestead premise is unique.
That’s it for March, but it’s not too late to grab Stellaris if you missed it earlier this month.