5 Steam Games That Deserve Console Versions

There are many advantages to being a PC gamer; cheaper games and better graphics to name a couple. One of the biggest advantages is the amount of great games that are available on Steam that, unfortunately, have no plans to be ported over to consoles. There are quite a few games that look like they would be a perfect fit for console gamers but who knows if and when these games may arrive for Xbox and Playstation. See my most wanted Steam games below:

1. Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts looks like a highly amusing online multiplayer brawler with similar gameplay to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. This game could be Microsoft and Sony’s answer to the popular Nintendo brawler as there is nothing else that shares such similar qualities on current gen consoles. Having watched many videos on Youtube including the video above from Jacksepticeye, I’m certain Gang Beasts would do very well on console! There are a decent number of arena levels to choose from in the current version which all have their own unique, environmental ways of dying. It would be great to see more content added to really fill out this game, like additional game modes, but it is worth bearing in mind this is an early access game. As a result, it looks unlikely to be coming to console until the developers finish the game but here’s hoping this game will get the support it deserves to bring it to my living room!

2. Slayaway Camp

Sometimes the simple games are the best games. Slayaway Camp is a gory puzzle game that looks like great fun! In its simplest form, the game requires you to reach your unsuspecting victim or victims so you can brutally murder them. The animations to make success even more satisfying as you control how much blood and gore is part of each kill. The game looks to get progressively more challenging but as you advance through the levels you can add more murder animations to your repertoire. My personal favourite is the homage to Nicolas Cage’s ‘The Bees, Not The Bees!’ scene from The Wicker Man. Halloween may be over but that does not mean that console gamers should be deprived of this great looking game. There’s no news about if this will happen but it would definitely be a great addition to the indie game selection for either Xbox or Playstation!

3. Dead By Daylight

Dead By Daylight is a 4v1 multiplayer game whereby one player is the overpowered murderer and the other players are normal humans trying to evade the clutches of the crazed killer. The concept is simple and really stays true to the horror formula that most horror movies stick to. You may think this sounds a lot like Evolve which was probably one of the most overhyped 4v1 games of all time but Dead By Daylight has received some great reviews and has remained a popular game on Steam since its launch. It is yet to be seen if this game will make its way to console but the signs look positive as it was successful on PC. If you like the look of this game too then keep your fingers crossed!

4. Hello Neighbor

I stumbled across Hello Neighbor by mistake but after watching the video from Hellolabgroup, I was intrigued. The alpha was released earlier this year and the signs are looking good for the game. There is a genuine sense of danger in this game as you try to sneak past your neighbour to find out what he is harbouring in his basement. This mystery provides enough encouragement keep returning to build on your previous progress but be warned, if you get caught then the Neighbor will start to learn from your sneaky tactics. This mean you cannot simply sneak in through the same window each time you go back to his house and you are forced to rethink your strategy! The concept is great and this is definitely a game I would like to try. There are no plans to bring it to console. However, I get the impression that sentence will be followed by ‘yet’ after the devs release the final version of the game via Steam. If they do, I’ll be straight on it!

5. What The Box?

The first person shooter genre has become saturated with generic war stories, whether it be in historic war environments or in futuristic, fictional battles. There is nothing wrong with doing this but it has made the yearly game releases seem very contrived. What The Box completely shakes up the first person shooter genre. The concept is simple. You are a box in an environment of boxes and you must take down the opposing team who are also boxes. Markiplier’s video perfectly demonstrates how chaotic this game can be and this is something that is sorely missed from the latest AAA shooter titles. It would be nice to see some more game modes added to this game but regardless, I want to play this game on my home console and take the box fight online! It may be wishful thinking to see this game on a console but I don’t doubt its appeal to the console gaming community. Maybe it would become a possibility if the devs were to get more support. If you’re like me and want to play on a console, spread the word, think outside the box and make our dream a reality!

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