PREVIEWS 04 Sep 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

PAX West 2017: The Gardens Between

An unkempt island rises from the ocean, seemingly meaningless junk strewn about. An abandoned game console; malfunctioning CRT television; a crude boat now rotting in the water, the island has it all. Two friends navigate the jetsam, picking their way along slopes and across makeshift bridges, all while in the shadow of the oversized electronics.…
PREVIEWS 03 Sep 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

PAX West 2017: We. the Revolution

Paris, 1794: a time of political and societal upheaval marked by incredible violence and brutality. A time when making the wrong enemies could mean the blade of the guillotine on your neck. Far removed from the revolutionary actors on the streets, your own personal struggle plays out in the courtroom, as you sentence defendants to…
PREVIEWS 02 Sep 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

PAX West 2017: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

You know, for having little to no function in either of his legs, B.J. Blazkowicz certainly hasn’t lost a step in killing Nazis. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus opens with the same irreverence that made The New Order and The Old Blood outstanding and perpetuates it throughout the 15-minute demo. Picking up almost immediately after…
PREVIEWS 13 Aug 2017­ by L Coulsen

We Happy Few

We Happy Few is a curious entity. Comparisons to the works of Orwell and Vonnegut are unavoidable, and entirely correct. Set in a dystopian, alternate universe version of 1960s Southern England, it's the story of a society strictly regulated to ensure nobody ever feels any negative emotions. Every good, upstanding citizen of the country takes…
PREVIEWS 08 Aug 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Universe Sandbox ²

Astrophysics is an area of science, where it is impossible to set up experiments due to the enormous spatial and temporal scales involved. We can either try to observe what is already there or use our knowledge of physics to calculate how the heavens should behave. Programming computers to solve physical equations and giving it…
PREVIEWS 03 Aug 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

“Heads up, enemy mans ahead.” We scan the ridgeline for movement, focusing between tall evergreens and rock outcroppings. Then, we see shuffling. “150 degrees, probably 400 meters away. Go for it.” First one shot, then two more. All four of us are peering through our sights, trying to land a good hit. Suddenly, the wheat…
PREVIEWS 25 Apr 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 is the latest evolution of Relic’s sci-fi RTS series, based in the Games Workshop world of Warhammer 40K. During the recent closed and open beta weekends for the game, I was able to take part in a number of; 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 games, unfortunately none of the campaign…
PREVIEWS 17 Apr 2017­ by K-putt

Immortal Redneck

Immortal Redneck is a fast paced procedurally generated roguelike first person shooter set in Egypt. If that isn’t a mouthful already, then I don’t know what is. The pyramids have levels that take place on different floors where you need to make your way to the top. On your way, you’ll stumble across chest rooms…
PREVIEWS 05 Mar 2017­ by MrJenssen

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

If you’ve ever played one or more of the Arma games for any extended periods of time, you’ve likely developed a love-hate relationship with the series. On one hand, the attention to detail and authenticity is unmatched by any other military videogame out there. One the other hand, it’s an at times incredibly hostile game…
PREVIEWS 21 Feb 2017­ by Kyle Johnson

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

I am a terrible sniper, and an even worse ghost. As it would happen, I do alright as a warrior, though. Such was my discovery in the beta weekend for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. Developed by CI games, the developers of previous entries in the series, and also the action-fantasy tale Lords of the Fallen,…
PREVIEWS 27 Sep 2016­ by L Coulsen

For Honor

In an alternate universe, a three-way war has broken out between old English Knights, Samurai and Viking warriors. That's about all you really need to know. To put it bluntly, For Honor was the very best Alpha this humble reviewer has ever taken part in. A damn fine looking game that already ran at a…
PREVIEWS 08 Jun 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Space Run Galaxy

Space Run Galaxy is the sequel to the 2014 game Space Run, and a refreshing take on the tower defence genre. Do not mistake SRG for a “cheap casual game”; it may have familiar mechanics, bright colours and an almost childish innocence (there are some not so innocent jokes in there) about it, but the…
PREVIEWS 16 May 2016­ by Kyle Johnson

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Released back in 2008, the original Mirror’s Edge holds a special place in the hearts of many for attempting the then-unthinkable: a first-person parkour game. Since then, Dying Light, Outlast, and VR-exclusive Wildlands, among others, have all offered their own take on the genre, each with their own variations therein. DICE has undergone substantial changes…
PREVIEWS 13 Apr 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Blitzkrieg 3

Blitzkrieg 3 is a WWII RTS from Nival Interactive. The previous Blitzkrieg games were both well received WWII RTS’s that gained a strong fan base, but after a ten year gap since Blitzkrieg II, a third iteration of the series came as a surprise to all. The new Blitzkrieg is of course another WWII RTS…