Total War: Warhammer Review – A Grim Universe Comes to Life at Last

Total War: Warhammer Creative Assembly I admired the sprawling lush green foothills in the distance which were engraved by shadows cast by a ever-dimming sun on the horizon. “Make a run for that hilltop to the right!” my gaming friend urged, obviously excited about the unfolding battle at hand. I snapped myself out of my…

Stellaris Review – A Grand Affair

Stellaris Paradox Interactive Stellaris, Stellaris, Stellaris…where have you been all of these years? I almost feel like calling out, just as Marlon Brando once did: “Stellaaaaa…ris!” In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Stellaris is Paradox Interactive’s new grand strategy game with a science fiction twist, and boy, does…

Rainbow Six: Siege Dust Line DLC Review – Does it Add Enough?

Rainbow Six: Siege Dust Line Ubisoft When Rainbow Six: Siege was released last year it really changed the way the gaming PC world looked at modern first-person shooters. It brought us more compact arenas with plenty of crevices and cubbyholes to hide in and peep out from. It also introduced a whole level of environmental…

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Review – Fire All Broadsides!

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Tindalos Interactive I recently fired up Tindalos Interactive’s new Warhammer 40K space game, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, after a gaming friend had been ranting and raving about it. Well, he didn’t exactly have to twist my arm—I’ve long been interested in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40K IPs and so playing it was only…

Offworld Trading Company Review – The Wolf of…Mars Street

Offworld Trading Company Stardock I just love me space-based strategy games. There’s nothing like a good ol’ space 4X title that lets you e(x)plore your surrounding areas and scout out new territories and star systems, e(x)pand your fledging empire—usually by sending out colony ships and populating new planets and planetoids, e(x)ploiting the resources of your…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Review – The Last Gasp of a Dying Breed

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Beamdog I must admit that I’m a proud undercover role-playing geek. “How can you be proud of something that makes you want to be undercover about it, Ian?”—I can hear you all collectively asking right now in your noggins. Well, what I mean by that is that I’m proud, in…

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Review – Hong Kong Action Delivered in Spades

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Square Enix I’ll be the first to admit that when I was growing up, I fed myself a steady diet of kung-fu movies. Well, samurai films and kung-fu flicks actually, but for the sake of this review we’ll focus on Chinese culture. I was so blown away by the cool moves…