Blair Witch Review – Captures the Essence of the Films Relatively Well

Blair Witch  Bloober Team 1999’s Blair Witch Project was somewhat of an anomalous movie in a couple of ways. Not only was it one of the rare American horror films which incorporated subtlety (as opposed to showing you the antagonists up front), it also kick-started the whole found footage/shaky cam craze that legions of filmmakers…

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Winds of Magic Review – Here Come the Stompy Cowmen!

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Winds of Magic Fatshark Games Indie game developers, Fatshark, debuted Warhammer: Vermintide 2 back in March of 2018. Just like its predecessor, Warhammer: Vermintide, it reminded me of a first-person version of the classic hack-n-slash game called Gauntlet, even down to the various character architypes (i.e. tank, ranged specialist, etc.). Vermintide…

Layers of Fear 2 Review – A Decent Sequel that struggles to find its Own Identity

Layers of Fear 2 Bloober Team/Gun Media 2016’s Layers of Fear was a masterclass in how to make a super-creepy psychological horror game. It was about an eccentric painter who was in the process of finishing his magnum opus. Unfortunately, he was also in the process of losing his mind. Sure, it contained many of…

Desolate Review – A Carefully Crafted & Unique Horror Gem

Desolate              Nearga/HyTrain Digital Yeah, we all know that survival games are a dime-a-dozen these days. Survival (and survival horror) fans are pretty much being spoiled right now with all of the options on the video gaming market. We’ve got everything from straight survival titles, such as The Long Dark, to more PvP-oriented fare like the…

Generation Zero Review – A Sadly Misunderstood, Modern Classic

Generation Zero              Avalanche Studios Retro-futurism is something that is really tricky to convey—whether through art or the written word. Creating a world, or even a single work, that embraces both the past as well as the future is no easy task to accomplish. Video games are a form of art combined with narrative, and so…

Visage Review – Could This Be the Next Psychological Horror Masterpiece?

Visage SadSquare Studios If you’re any sort of horror fan worth your salt, you’ve most likely seen the Kojima Production’s PT (playable teaser) horror extravaganza. PT functioned as a short demo for the now-cancelled Silent Hills game that horror junkies around the world had been desperately anticipating (including me). After that game was cancelled, I,…

The Blackout Club Review – More Than Meets the Eyes

The Blackout Club Question Many gamers still consider Left 4 Dead 2 to be the absolute pinnacle of team-based, multiplayer, survival horror games. Not surprisingly, Valve’s 2009 hit is still being played today, in no small part due to the modding community that has fully embraced all of its bloody goodness. But while the Left…

Ground Branch (Early Access) Review – One of the Most Promising Shooters Available

Ground Branch Blackfoot Studios It’s hard to believe that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six debuted twenty years ago (1998). It set the bar pretty darn high as far as tactical shooters were concerned. Just as with many genres, tactical shooters have become rather dumbed down as they became more and more commercialized in order to attract…

Green Hell (Early Access) Review – A Frightfully Good Survival Experience

Green Hell Creepy Jar The survival game genre is one of my favorites, right up there with role-playing games and military shooters. While survival horror is another spin-off of the genre, much of the time you don’t have to be facing monsters or evil spirits to experience scares. I’ve been in dedicated Rust games before…