Once upon a time, a small British game development studio called Size Five Games burst onto the scene with an innovative and hilariously twisted little adventure game title known as The Strange Place. This week, we’re taking a look at some of their greatest hits! From dark and witty point-and-click adventures to furious top-down arcade shooters, these are the five best games from Size Five!
The 5 best games from Size Five Games, according to critics:
When it comes to video games, everyone has different opinions. Some people like games that are story-driven while others prefer action-packed gameplay. Size Five Games is a development studio that specializes in creating unique and innovative video games. While some of their titles have been met with mixed reviews, there are five particular games that critics can’t seem to get enough of. Here is a list of the five best Size Five Games according to critics:
Time Gentlemen, Please!
At the top of our list is Time Gentlemen, Please! (2009). This is the game that the studio is most well-known for, and it’s easy to see why. It has a wonderful story and cast of characters, as well as an excellent and unique art style. You play Dave Lister from the cult TV show Red Dwarf as he goes on an adventure in the past to find a time machine and save his best friend from being killed. The game has a great balance of humour, with many pop culture references thrown in for good measure.
Lair of the Clockwork God
Following up their greatest hit comes the third game in the series: Lair of the Clockwork God. This time, you play as a policeman in the Victorian era, who gets his brain swapped with a cat and travels to the Middle Ages to retrieve it. The game has a very different atmosphere than the first one, being a little darker, although still being genuinely funny. The only real problem with this game is that it’s quite short, but then again so is the original.
The plot is more fleshed out and there is more of a range of abilities, but otherwise, if you’ve played the first game you should be able to play this one without much trouble.
Ben There, Dan That!
Size Five Games is best known for its point-and-click adventure games. It was originally released in 2008 and was later remastered and re-released in 2016 on Steam. The game follows the adventures of Ben and Dan, two British friends who happen upon a mystical portal to the weird world of Malum. In Malum, they must save their friend Alice from the evil alien Pladrim by solving puzzles and getting past obstacles, while also getting chased by weird creatures and alien beings.
The game features some very odd dialogue, (which has been criticised by some), but it’s still fun to play. The puzzles are well constructed and will keep you busy for quite a while. The Steam version also had a few puzzles that were too easy, which is disappointing for a puzzle game. The graphics are pretty simplistic, but I can’t fault them for it. It’s a puzzle game, not a first-person shooter.
“Stacking” is a quirky puzzle game that was developed by Size Five – formerly Zombie Cow. The objective of the game is to stack objects on top of each other and create the tallest structure possible. The catch is that you can only stack objects that are smaller than the one below them. This creates a unique challenge as you must carefully consider which object to place where to create a stable structure. The gameplay is surprisingly addictive and there is a good amount of variety in terms of the different objects that you can stack.
As you progress further into the game, you will unlock different types of objects to stack. Each object can be upgraded in terms of its “stickiness” and the rate at which new objects fall down the stack. This creates a good balance between having to carefully plan each move while also taking into account the time that you have left on the clock. While we enjoyed my time with “Stacking”, we feel that it could have benefited from a few more modes and leaderboards.
“Gun Monkeys may not be the most popular game out there, but it’s one of the best. It’s a unique and challenging experience that will keep you coming back for more. The controls are easy to learn but difficult to master, and the gameplay is both strategic and fast-paced. There’s a reason this game is considered one of the best. This is a game that I have logged well over 100 hours of gameplay on and I still love it.”
“Gun Monkeys is a fast, arcade-action game that requires quick reflexes, a good memory and a bit of brain power. It’s the kind of game that’s easy to learn but hard to master, which is why it’s one of the highest-rated shooters on Steam. Grab up to seven friends, get some snacks and prepare for some seriously addictive fun.