REVIEWS 26 May 2018­ by Jay Shaw

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo Tetris is the long-awaited mash-up of classic puzzle games Puyo Puyo and Tetris. Never could’ve guessed that from the title. For those not aware; Puyo Puyo is a colour-matching game where players attempt to build chains of four coloured blobs to make them disappear and drop junk blobs on the opponent’s side. Tetris…
REVIEWS 19 May 2018­ by Adison

MEANDERS

MEANDERS is a 3D platforming puzzle game produced and published by ATOMIC BREATH. The game features 40 puzzles of complex but supposedly funny natures. The game totes a very minimalistic graphic style and the puzzles are largely exploration coupled with small amounts of logic and observation involved. Going into the game, you might be wondering…
REVIEWS 02 May 2018­ by Stephen Haselden

Battletech

In a decade obscured by the mists of time and the glare of neon bangs; a board game was created that pitted giant mechanical war machines against each in a contest that would take hours to complete and days to plan. Battletech managed to combine the detail of RPG games with the precision of war…
REVIEWS 21 Apr 2018­ by Adison

The Adventure Pals

The Adventure Pals is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer with melee combat elements developed by Massive Monster. Armor Games Studios had a hand in the publishing, and I have to say that I find it mildly surprising. The game harkens back to the classic system of running around slapping stuff while gathering goodies so you can…
REVIEWS 07 Apr 2018­ by Sawyer Scherbenske

Into The Breach

Into the Breach has quite a legacy to live up to. Not only is it the younger brother of critically successful strategy roguelike FTL, but it’s also had a solid three year development and lots of inspiration from XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Pacific Rim. In summary, Into the Breach should be amazing, and it is!…
REVIEWS 19 Mar 2018­ by Stephen Haselden

Surviving Mars

The Planet Mars has been the centre of many fantastic stories. There is something about the planet that inspires our imagination and now Paradox, and Haemimont Games have been inspired to use Mars to capture our imaginations in their game Surviving Mars. But this raises the question: Will Surviving Mars inspire our imaginations as much…
REVIEWS 17 Mar 2018­ by Adison

Rad Rogers

Rad Rodgers is an action adventure side-scrolling platformer combined with shooter elements. This indie game was developed by Slipgate Studios and published by THQ Nordic, 3D Realms. Rad Rodgers is not only the name of the game but also the name of the child you play as through the majority of the game. The other…
REVIEWS 10 Mar 2018­ by L Coulsen

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

The Kickstarter darling has finally arrived, offering an “historically accurate” recreation of 1503 Bohemia. Brutal melee combat, people going about their daily lives irrespective of what you do yourself. Missions that can be failed if you wait too long. This is the world that Kingdom Come is boasting. Hype upon hype. So the ultimate question,…
REVIEWS 23 Feb 2018­ by Adison

Hacktag

Hacktag, a game produced and published by Piece of Cake studios, is a two player co-op asymmetric stealth game. The game takes place in a world of anthropomorphic animals who have a similar modernized life as our own. This game contains both a single player, or co-op play system that allows for a stealth player…
REVIEWS 19 Feb 2018­ by Jay Shaw

Wulverblade

Wulverblade is a belt-scrolling beat-em-up game from Fully Illustrated and Darkwind Media that features fictional Scots railing against the Roman Ninth Legion sometime around the first century AD. As Britannia is invaded and conquered by the Romans, your band of unhappy protectors will rise to the challenge and take the fight across our fair isle…
REVIEWS 05 Jan 2018­ by L Coulsen

ECHO

Steam Greenlight was not popular, clearly evidenced by the fact it no longer exists. Several games, having gone through the Greenlight process, promised the world, setting themselves up as the killer app to justify its existence. Some of them were even pretty darn good, but nothing ever really hit that “wow” factor that we’ve seen…
REVIEWS 14 Dec 2017­ by L Coulsen

ELEX

Piranha Bytes have been doing the rounds for a while now, never quite hitting the big time, but building up a solid following with their rather unbalanced approach to open-world RPG goodness. I absolutely guarantee, if the studio name doesn’t ring any bells, Gothic and/or Risen certainly will. Yeah, it’s those guys, and yep, ELEX…
REVIEWS 09 Dec 2017­ by Sawyer Scherbenske

RUINER

RUINER comes to us from Reikon Games and Devolver Digital, and is proof that hitting bad guys with pipes will still be a thing even in gritty, cyberpunk futures. No matter how satisfying whacking bad guys is though, can it last for the 6-8 hour gameplay time? And can a relatively simple and linear beat-em-up like RUINER really…
REVIEWS 01 Dec 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

Dungeons 3

In Dungeons 2, the dungeon management genre diverged a long way from its dark and sadistic beginnings in Dungeon Keeper. It’s almost as if fighting the good guys had begun to rub off on the Great Evil. The missions were far more clinical, all the creatures were far better behaved, and even the Snotlings kept…