Matt’s Picks Of The Day (9/29/2017): Cuphead

Hey everyone. It is Friday, September 29th, which means that it is time for the last Picks of the Day of the week. Today, we’ve got one highly anticipated game and two smaller games. Let’s take a look.


Likely today’s biggest release, the highly anticipated run ‘n gun game Cuphead was finally released today. The game, which probably needs no introduction, is rendered entirely in a style that emulates that of old-school cartoons. It also boasts a high level of challenge, a significant number of boss fights, and even local co-op.

Cuphead has the honor of being the first game that I’ve purchased in quite some time. I’ve played about an hour of it so far and I am rather impressed. The game nearly immediately reminded me of games like Gunstar Heroes and Metal Slug, offering a similar level of challenge to those classic games. The art looks great in motion and I’m honestly stunned by how flawless it all is. As of right now, I very much recommend it for those who like this style of game. It should be noted, however, that, as with many other games of its kind, it is much more enjoyable when played with a co-op partner.

Cuphead is now available on Steam, GOG, and the Microsoft Store for $19.99.

Throne of Lies

I played quite a bit of Town of Salem back in the day, so I’ve had my eye on Imperium42’s social deduction game Throne of Lies for some time now. The game of deceit is much like its predecessors, only with a shiny new 3D coat of paint, a new medieval setting, more abilities, and the ability to keep a journal and draw your own death notes. It looks quite amusing, as Town of Salem was for a time.

Throne of Lies is now available on Steam for $8.99, temporarily discounted to $8.99 for the week of release.

Assassination Station

Fabio Biancarelli’s top-down stealth shooter Assassination Station looks to be a fairly small game in terms of scope, but it also looks quite fun. The game features procedurally generated levels, which you must fight your way through at a breakneck pace in hopes of attaining high scores. While it is a single-player game, online leaderboards and a “sky-high skill ceiling” make it sound as if it is quite competitive.

Assassination Station is now available on Steam for $4.99.

Matt Chelen

Matt has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He got into games journalism during college.

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