10. Nidhogg 2
Price: £10.99 from Steam (tinyurl.com/ycn5juz4)
The original Nidhogg was beloved for its fastpaced, gruesome sword-fighting duels, albeit with an ultra lo-fi aesthetic that looked Atari-esque in origin. Now Nidhogg 2 is here, keeping the same kind of one-on-one premise while swapping in a grotesque, Claymation-esque look that’s equally unsettling and hilarious at the same time.
Yet the action remains fast and fun. You’ll start at opposite sides of a 2D plain and try to get to the other end by any means possible, whether it’s slashing your opponent with a sword, filling your foe with arrows, or stomping his head in the ground. And you can battle either locally or online, with an eight-player tournament mode added as well.