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…

Red Dead Redemption 2 Review – Was the Hype Well-Deserved?

Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games Around this time a year ago, Red Dead Redemption 2 debuted to much fanfare on consoles and it was all well deserved. People were practically doing back-flips in their gushy admiration for this title, which snagged all sorts of awards up—both big and small and everything in-between. On one…

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…

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Review – A Meticulously-Crafted, Open-World Delight

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2         Ubisoft As you probably already know, Ubisoft is back at it with their own version of the open-world, looter-shooter: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Don’t get me wrong, their first iteration of the series, Tom Clancy’s The Division, was a fun game, but after a great debut it suffered from…

Desolate Review – A Hidden Horror Gem Emerges

Desolate HypeTrain Digital My friend and I began our journey unceremoniously dropped off on the eastern side of Granichny Island. The entire island had been an experimental locale utilized by the mysterious “The New Light” conglomerate, where they conducted their nefarious research unimpeded. But it had recently become the epicenter of a catastrophic event of…

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Fallen Ghosts DLC Review  –  Worth the Wait?

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Fallen Ghosts DLC Ubisoft The shooter genre (first and third person) is going stronger than ever right now, and its popularity shows no signs of abating. The genre as a whole can basically be broken down into two subgenres. Firstly, you have the uber-popular run-and-gun types of shooters such…

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Review – A Sniper’s Paradise

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 CI Games Stealth-based games are going through somewhat of a difficult time right now, particularly ones featuring any sort of tactical elements. Take for instance one of main flag bearers of the tactical stealth-action genre, Ubisoft’s various Splinter Cells games. These games were the epitome of putting the player into situations…

Ghost Recon Wildlands Review – A Wide Open Bullet Ballet

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Ubisoft I can only imagine what perhaps went down during a Ubisoft development meeting. Developer A: “Well, we’ve been trying to make the perfect open-world shooter for a while now.” Developer B: “Yeah, we have.” Developer A: “But then Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain happened.” Developer B: “Yup” [sigh].…

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (Beta) Review – A Stealth Lover’s Paradise

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 CI Games Tactical shooters and stealth action games have a long and storied past within the video gaming realm. I remember playing a vast multitude of the arcade-y types of pixilated Japanese shooting games, in local arcades back in the day, and lost many a quarter to them. Although I did…