There was a time when platformers were so simple and plain that the characters looked like they had moustaches, but those ended up just being their mouths.
It's not every day that a licensed game is booted out of a developer's doors to glowing praise. And for good reason — often times, they'll be a bit naff.
Ah, Russia. Land of dashboard cameras, snow, Putin riding horseback on polar bears and people who just do not give a hoot. I won’t lie to you; I really want to visit Russia one day, as my Uncle tells me it’s a really cool place to visit.
Fable Anniversary is the definitive iteration of the Marmite-like original Fable game, developer
While the Fallout community seem to regard Fallout: New Vegas as an excellent game, some criticised it for being essentially the same excellent game they’d already played with Fallout 3.
It feels like it’s been a long, long time since The Binding of Isaac released in 2011. Even 2012’s Wrath of the Lamb expansion could only hold us over for so long, and hundreds of hours in Isaac’s basement have begun to feel their age ever since The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth first made its…
There are many unique video games out there: Japan exists after all (we all need a pigeon dating sim every now and again, okay?). And why not?
It's that time of year that a new Pokemon game is about to grace our handheld consoles, and the 3DS is about to receive it's second Pokemon game with
Do you like floating around and acting all whimsical? I know I sure do. But how does one find an outlet for the desire to float around whimsically?
Is there anything better than being a god? Like, a literal, controlling the world, above-human-beings-type entity?
It's doubtful, to say the least.
An experiment is an experiment is an experiment.
Yes, somehow I've managed to pull myself away from my 3DS (which is not the new Smash Bros 3DS, unfortunately) to write this review. Why and how? I don't know.
Before I get started, I think it’s worth noting that I haven’t managed to finish the game just yet. In the rogue-like/rogue-lite tradition, Heavy Bullets is rather difficult.
What do you get when you combine mobsters, zombies and a truckload of firepower? Crazy Monkey Studios have provided an answer to that question with their 2D side-scrolling splatterfest, Guns, Gore and Cannoli.
It once was that when we said to our significant other, “Honey, let’s just stay in and do something tonight,” we generally meant watch a cute movie and cuddle. Well, it’s the 21st century now, and sometimes neither of the two people in a couple feels like watching a chick flick.
If you’re looking for an obscure indie game to sink your teeth into, look no further than Tri: of Friendship and Madness. The game was created by the extremely-unknown-but-potentially-awesome studio Rat King Entertainment, and you can buy it on Steam for a good price right now.
There are few games as instantly memorable as Supergiant Games' mature isometric adventure, Transistor. Its striking setting and characters, haunting soundscape and ever-present narration--echoing Supergiant's previous hit, Bastion--all contribute to a game quite unlike any other.
Bleak but beautiful survival game This War of Mine makes no illusions about its content. The opening screens feature the famous Hemingway quote, "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason" and the experience certainly reflects that.
There aren't many games that allow players to bond with characters as effortlessly and as wordlessly as the Shelter series.
It's dark. In the distance, you hear a wolf howl. The wind whips around you, pulling at your clothes and chilling you to the bone. You're already drenched from trekking through the snow, and your stomach is empty -- you haven't found any real food to eat in days.
Sometimes games homage cultures well. Sometimes they don't. How can the developers of a game make sure they do a culture justice? Lots of research, ambition, and caring. Hiring people from that culture, and getting them to actually tell their stories helps a lot, too.
Dragon Age: Inquisition exploded onto our screens in November amid tears of joy from both series veterans and newcomers alike. For many, it was the game that Dragon Age II should have been, and easily the highlight of the series.
When I first picked up Hand of Fate, I figured I'd play for an hour or so and then move on to something else. The next thing I knew, I'd sunk thirty hours into the game, with no intention of stopping.
When you make a video game that's based on a TV show that's based on a comic book that's been around for a decade or more, you have a lot of awesome possibilities for a really cool story.
There are few games as bizarre and badass as Hotline Miami. It's a very sleek game, with a dark, bloody story, fun retro graphics, and personality to boot. This game will leave you feeling haunted, and you will be thankful for it.
This really was a triumph!
Generally speaking, you either love JRPG's, or you hate them. It's tough to live with a foot in both worlds. Every now and again though, a game comes along that's so amazingly, awesomely perfect, you can love it no matter how much you hate its genre.
This game is so zeta rad! If you haven't already played the bizarre and fascinating The World Ends With You, you should definitely pick up your DS and get on it.
A cursory glance at my Steam library recently informed me that I have almost reached four hundred hours in Payday 2.
Do you only play games with a good story?
Not to worry - Tim Schafer has returned!
Can't get enough of Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2? You're not alone.
The Souls series bludgeoned its way to critical acclaim back in 2009 with its Playstation 3 exclusive Demon’s Souls.
Now let me start off by saying that when Titanfall was announced I wasn’t impressed and I’ll tell you why. When it was announced, Titanfall looked to me like just another Call of Duty but with mechs.
There’s something profoundly enjoyable about brutally difficult simulation games.
Watch Dogs is an open world game, and like most open world games, it's not all aout the story.
Die, die and die again. This is the world of Spelunky where death waits for you behind every cubic corner.
So another Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, has come and gone. Dozens of new games were announced with new gameplay and trailers abound and the gaming landscape looks better than ever before.
I love old-school RPGs. Give me a Dragon Warrior, a Final Fantasy or even a Fire Emblem and I am the sheer definition of joy. This sort of turn-based RPG has come upon tough times, though, since the RPG genre as a whole is trying to shift away from my favorite feature.
The wonderful thing about today's connected world is information is readily available at our fingertips whenever we have the inclination to look for it. We have smart phones, smart cars, smart TV's and smart watches.
As a Warcraft fanboy and a fanatic of Pokémon Cards as a child, I approached Hearthstone with a degree of skepticism.
Decisions, decisions, decisions…