The 5 Best Team 17 Published Games That Aren't Yooka-Laylee

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Since its release, Yooka-Laylee has been hit or miss among gamers -- giving a great sense of nostalgia as a true Banjo-Kazooie successor to some, while being an unimproved and outdated mess to others.

But even though it's probably the most hyped game that publisher Team17 has worked on in a long time, it's not the only game it has under its belt. Team17 has been involved with a number of games since its founding in 1990, many of which you probably haven't heard of. Let's take a look at the other awesome projects this studio has gotten its hands on!

Overcooked!

PC & Current-Gen Consoles
  • Check It Out If: You enjoy crazy co-op cooking with your friends

Players in Overcooked! play as chefs in a kitchen and have to do all of a chef's usual work -- taking orders, cooking, and cleaning -- under a time limit. Each order players make correctly earns them coins. The objective in each level of Overcooked!  is to earn as many coins as possible within the time limit.

The level layout changes as the players progress, with additional challenges on some levels.

Overcooked! has single player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer modes. It's available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version of the game is planned to be released sometime later this year.

The Escapists

PC, Mobile, & Current-Gen Consoles
  • Check It Out If: You feel the need to experience breaking out of prison

The Escapists is a top-down view strategy game where you play as an inmate trying to escape through different prisons, with the difficulty increasing after each escape.

Through several different methods, players can obtain a variety of tools to help them escape, which must be hidden at certain times so the guards don't see them. The player also needs to make sure to follow the prison's daily routine, so the guards don't catch wind of their escape plan. If the player is caught by the guards, then the progress made in a level is reset.  

In addition to tools, the player also needs weapons to fight against guards or other inmates. Players can also complete tasks for other inmates to improve their status. There are also ways for the player to level up their character and improve their abilities, such as exercising and studying.

With a variety of different escape methods, a Walking Dead spin-off game, and a sequel coming some time later this year, The Escapists is sure to remind us how much we enjoy watching different characters break out of prison.

The Escapists is available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Android devices.

Alien Breed Series

Multiple consoles
  • Check It Out If: You enjoy retro games and haven't been fond of more recent Alien games.

If you're a fan of the Alien franchise but felt burned by Aliens: Colonial Marines and weren't a fan of Alien: Isolation, then Alien Breed is a series you should give a chance.

Alien Breed is a top-down shoot-em up originally released for the Commodore Amiga in 1991 and heavily inspired by the Alien films. In this game, the goal is for one or more players to find the lift down to the next level while fighting against plenty of enemies along the way.

The Alien Breed series has had nine more games on several different systems since its first entry, with a few later games being first person shooters. Some of the older Alien Breed games are available on iOS and Android, while the newer games -- commonly referred to as the "second era" -- are available on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Worms: Armageddon

Windows & Old-School Consoles
  • Check It Out If: You Like Weird strategic artillery multiplayer fun playing against your friends.

Not to be confused with the later game, Worms 2: Armageddon.

In Worms: Armageddon,  players take turns moving their teams of worms in a randomly determined sequence on a two-dimensional map. Each team can only move one of their worms each turn, unless they obtain an item which gives them the ability to change that. The objective is to kill all the worms on the other teams -- although in the single player campaign mode some missions have alternate or additional goals.

Worms: Armageddon is available on Microsoft Windows, Sega Dreamcast, Original PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Color.

Lemmings (2006)

PSP
  • Check It Out If: You enjoy unique puzzle games but prefer handhelds

This edition of Lemmings is a remake of the 1991 original, and commonly referred to as the best version of the game.

The goal in every level of Lemmings is to guide your group of oddly human-looking rodents through different obstacles and to the exit. Each level has a required amount of lemmings that must make their way to the exit before progressing to the next. Lemmings can be given one of eight different skills which can help clear obstacles, change the landscape, or alter lemming behavior.

This PSP remake contains all 120 levels from the original, plus 36 brand new levels and a level creator in which levels can be constructed from in-game objects. 

Some gamers may be disappointed by Yooka-Laylee, but not all hope is lost. Team17 has published plenty of other games spanning across several different genres that can still leave players satisfied -- just like the ones we've listed here!

Are their any Team 17 published games that should be on this list that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Published Apr. 13th 2017

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