Cult of the Fiver Archives


Cult of the Fiver | April 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Valiant Hearts - The Great War

Did you notice we skipped a month there? Instead of Cult of the Fiver, I was swamped with game demos and impressions from SxSW. Now that THAT backlog has been cleared, let’s dig into some new cheap games! This month’s inductees into the cult are Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Road Not Taken, Vertical Drop Heroes HD, Wrack and The Weaponographist.

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Cult of the Fiver | February 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

It’s February, and love is in the air! Let’s celebrate human/octopus relations with Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the love between a narrator and a silent protagonist in The Stanley Parable, the forbidden loves of Satan’s daughter in Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, and the tragic love of Red’s life in Transistor.

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Cult of the Fiver | January 2015

Cult of the Fiver: Assassin's Creed 4

The new year means new games! I’ll dig myself out of post-winter-sale hibernation to check out Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Age of Wonders 3, and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

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Cult of the Fiver | December 2014

Cult of the Fiver: GTA San Andreas HD

The holidays are in full effect, so let’s honor a dying man’s last wish with To The Moon, buy a bunch of cheap foreign goods from Tropico 4, spend time with our Grove Street family in GTA: San Andreas, get really drunk and punchy in Pixel Piracy, and magically teleport from rooftop to rooftop, delivering… “presents” in Dishonored.

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Best of the Fiver | Winter 2014


With the Steam winter sale right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the back half of 2014 and I’ll pick the 5 best $5 games I played during that period!

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Cult of the Fiver | November 2014

Cult of the Fiver: OlliOlli

Thanksgiving 2014 is upon us! Let’s show everyone our l33t moves in OlliOlli, head home for the holidays with Gone Home, reclaim the homelands with Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, escape in-laws… err.. zombies in Teleglitch, and stuff ourselves with bullets in Tower of Guns.

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Cult of the Fiver | October 2014

Cult of the Fiver: Luftrausers

It’s Halloween, so let’s dress up! We’ll pretend to be robotic in Steamworld Dig, a fighter ace in Luftrausers, put underpants on our head with Tiny and Big, wear sheep’s clothing for The Wolf Among Us, and cover all the superhero bases with Lego Marvel Superheroes.

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Cult of the Fiver | September 2014

Cult of the Fiver: Shadowrun Returns

Things get magically weird in September with our lineup of Ys Origin, State of Decay, Shadowrun Returns, Dragon’s Crown, and Weird Worlds.

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Cult of the Fiver | August 2014


It’s the end of the world as we know it, so let’s explore nuclear winter Russia with Metro 2033, adapt to a post global warming Earth in Anno 2070, deal with soul-crushing debt in Recettear, outmaneuver the darkness in One Way Heroics, and then escape from the mad prison island of the cat overlords in Battleblock Theater.

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Cult of the Fiver | July 2014

Goat Simulator

This month is equal parts wacky, gory, and beautiful with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Sniper Elite V2, Papers, Please, Goat Simulator, Dead Rising 2, and Dust: An Elysian Tail.

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