Stadia Announces Five New Games to Keep Your Attention (And Your Subscription)

If you jumped on Stadia early enough, your three-month trial is likely about to end. You may be wondering whether to stick around or not, especially since Stadia hasn’t announced any new games since last November. To help answer that question, the service just announced five new games, including three timed exclusives.

First up on the list is a game you may have heard of, but never played: Panzer Dragoon: Remake. If you were lucky (or unfortunate depending on how you view it) enough to own a Sega Saturn like me, you might remember this as a rail shooter game with dragon riding. It was beautiful, fun, and somewhat challenging to play. The remake will keep most of the gameplay the same while updating the graphics to look better than ever. The game isn’t a real surprise, as we’ve already seen a trailer for the upcoming Switch version.

Next up is Serious Sam Collection, a package of Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, and Serious Sam 3: BFE. Not exactly new games, but if you’re ever in the mood to just shoot and destroy things, this collection is for you.

The next three games are timed exclusives, while they’ll hit other platforms you get to play them first on Stadia.

First up is Lost Words: Beyond the Page, a beautiful looking story about a young girl chasing after a dragon who destroyed her village. While that might not sound new, the frame of the story centers on a young author, and you’re helping her write the tale in her diary.

If you’re more into building games, you may want to check out Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks). It plays like Jenga but looks like a kid’s show.

Finally, rounding out the timed exclusive list is Spitlings, a multiplayer game that we can’t begin to explain. You should just watch the video.

Stadia promised that it would add 120 games to the service this year, and these five entries are a start. But only time will tell if it’s enough to keep paying subscribers…well paying.

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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