PC Reviews

Valdis Story hurts so good

by 8 months ago

Bringing classic gameplay back to life is a double-edged sword. The “Metroidvania” platformer enjoyed its heyday some 15-20 years ago when Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ruled …

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Valhalla trail — The Banner Saga review

by 8 months ago

Every action has a consequence. In order to survive, we do what it takes -- even if that survival comes at a much larger cost. If we decide to steal …

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My lightning, my prayer — Continue?9876543210 review

by 8 months ago

What is the meaning of life? Or death, for that matter? It’s the ultimate philosophical cliche. We strive for greatness -- or just to exist -- and then, just as …

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We take to the skies with World of Warplanes

by 9 months ago

There are 75 million people registered in World of Tanks, with 1.1 million peak concurrent players. Let that number sink in - 75 million is more than any MMO on …

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Those Endearing Old Charms – Teslagrad

by 9 months ago

If there is one emotion that games can capture better than any other medium, it is wonder. What does that button do? Where do I go now? What happens if …

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Some Things are Better Left Behind — Blacksoul

by 9 months ago

In 2005, three games irrevocably altered the survival horror genre. Through the 90s and early 2000s, survival horror had essentially followed the template laid down by 1996’s Resident Evil--relying on …

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Roguelike platformer chaos done right – Risk of Rain review

by 10 months ago

Risk of Rain combines the perma-death challenge and randomized loot of a Roguelike game with old-school sidescroller platformer mechanics, all bound together with a sci-fi and pixel art presentation. The …

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Mectoids, Genetics, and new threats – a review of XCOM: Enemy Within

by 10 months ago

David Roberts did our original review of XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the PC, and I played it on the Xbox 360. I loved it so much that I picked it …

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Deadfall Adventures, dead boring

by 10 months ago

Once in a while, a game comes along that completely blows you off your lid. The credits roll, and your mouth still hangs open in awe. You can’t find anything …

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Beauty is the Beast–Blood of the Werewolf

by 10 months ago

I’ve restarted this review about three times now because I’ve yet to find an adequate way to compose the conflicting emotions and criticisms that Blood of the Werewolf set roiling …

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All bark and no fright — Slender: The Arrival Review

by 10 months ago

Although die-hard horror fans will argue that it never truly went away, the genre seems to have made a resurgence in recent years. Recent entries into the fray like Amnesia …

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Beautiful loser–Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition

by 11 months ago

There’s something special about a good B movie. You know the type--that kind of hugely ambitious movie that clearly escaped the director’s control. That brilliant flick where the budget clearly …

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