Phoenix Point Review – Improves Upon the X-COM Formula

Phoenix Point Snapshot Games When I giddily sat down for my first game of Phoenix Point, I immediately noticed the game’s tutorial. Each step of the tutorial missions is well thought out and teach you progressively more complex game mechanics that I soaked up like a dry sponge. It gave me a great first impression…

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CryoFall (Early Access) Review – More, Please

AtomicTorch Studio Daedalic Entertainment Survival games seem to be a dime a dozen these days and frankly, most of them are merely slightly different takes of already established titles. For instance, having played the likes of Miscreated, DayZ, Scum, Survive the Nights, etc., even though each of these games features slighting different variations of what…

Survive the Nights (Early Access) Review – A Zombie Game with Unique Features

Survive the Nights a2z Interactive Survive the Nights has been in development for several years now. It’s a zombie-pocalypse style game in a similar vein to 7 Days to Die, where the undead are more docile during the daytime hours and deadlier at night. My first game involved choosing a server and then spawning into…

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Shadow & The Blade – Demons and Assassins Galore

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Shadow & The Blade Creative Assembly / SEGA Ahhhh…the holidays bring with them gentle thoughts of joyousness, merriment, and sharing. However, it can also be a time of strife, death, and wanton destruction if Creative Assembly has anything to do with it. They’ve just released a new Lord Pack,…

American Truck Simulator – Utah Review – Bring on Canyon Country

American Truck Simulator – Utah Nils Jakrins / Excalibur Games American Truck Simulator has really carved out its very own unique niche within the gaming industry. Just as game developers SCS software has illuminated many places we’ve never seen with Euro Truck Simulator, so have they allowed us to travel to some of the many…

Flashing Lights (Early Access) Review – A Promising, Unique Indie Game

Flashing Lights Nils Jakrins / Excalibur Games When I’d first heard about the game, Flashing Lights, I thought that it had a brilliant concept. After all, there aren’t many games out there that set out to give players the chance to step into the important roles of law enforcement, EMS, and fire department personnel, in…

The Pit: Infinity Review – A Decent Budget Shooter

The Pit: Infinity Kerberos Productions There is an emerging subgenre of first-person shooters called looter-shooters that is becoming quite popular since one of the biggest ones, Tom Clancy’s The Division, debuted a few years ago. In The Division and other similar games such as Remnant: From the Ashes, you take control of a character and…

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Review – Good Concept, Bad Execution

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Kuju There have been many, many TV shows that have been adapted for the silver screen. Take the original Star Trek TV show (the one from the 60s), which although was pretty hokey, had some really interesting characters and storylines that had an undeniable charm. TV shows that have been…

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations Review – A Masterful DLC Worth Playing

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations Triumph Studios / Paradox Interactive Having played all of the Age of Wonders games, I was really cautiously optimistic about how the latest game—called Age of Wonders: Planetfall—would fare. Luckily, it was a critical success. Its new science fiction setting was something that I felt probably had to happen…