Stronghold: Warlords Review

Stronghold: WarlordsFirefly Studios The original Stronghold game was something special. It debuted back in 2001 and there hadn’t ever been anything like it before—you build up a well…stronghold, in Medieval Britain and although there was conquest and expansion through military pursuits, there were also prominent economic and infrastructure development elements. One thing is for sure—the…

SpellForce 3: Fallen God Review

SpellForce 3: Fallen GodGrimlore Games / THQ Nordic Before stumbling across Spellforce 3 randomly, I’d never heard of the Spellforce series before. Being a real-time strategy geek, this third offering really caught my eye—with its gorgeous graphics and interesting lore. It has been almost 3 years since SpellForce 3 debuted back in December of 2017…

Steel Division 2 – Death on the Vistula DLC Review – A Great Addition to an Already Fantastic Game

Steel Division 2 – Death on the Vistula DLC Eugen Systems Many real-time strategy fans were filled with anticipation when Steel Division 2 was announced over a year ago. The follow up to 2017’s excellent World War 2 RTS, Steel Division: Normandy 44, made gamers who had fallen in love with Eugen System’s new RTS…

Sudden Strike 4 Review – An Interesting Take on the WW2 RTS Genre

Sudden Strike 4 Kite Games/Kalypso Media Digital World War 2 and real-time strategy seem to have been made for each other. Being able to manage your little digital soldier men (and all of their assorted vehicles) on the fly can really create some visceral, cinematic moments. It all started with Relic Entertainment’s 2006 iconic title,…

Lornsword Winter Chronicle Review – An Unusual Take on Multiple Genres

Lornsword Winter Chronicle Review Tower 5 When I first set my eyes on video footage from Tower 5’s new game, Lornsword Winter Chronicle, I couldn’t exactly decide what it was. Its Steam profile has this blurb on it: “Lornsword Winter Chronicle is a story-driven action strategy game. Be the general on the battlefield and take…

SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest Review – Does This Experimental Hybrid Have What it Takes to Shine?

SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest Grimlore Games/THQ Nordic                      2017’s hybrid role-playing/real-time strategy experiment titled SpellForce 3 was met with pretty favorable reviews. People cited the game’s deep character customization system, outstanding art, and compelling storyline as major factors in its success. They also praised the fact that developers Grimlore Games didn’t infuse their little gem with…

Re-Legion Review – A Neo Noir Offering That Punches Higher Than its Weight

Re-Legion Ice Code Games/1C Entertainment I’ve been a lifelong science fiction nerd who actually grew up to write my own near-future dystopian series. So, when I first laid eyes on video footage from indie developer, Ice Code Games’, cyberpunk effort, Re-Legion, I was smitten. I also liked the title’s clever play on words. Re-Legion just…

Judgement: Apocalypse Survival Simulation Review – A Decent Survival Romp

Judgement: Apocalypse Survival Simulation Suncrash I first heard about indie developer Suncrash’s apocalyptic survival game, Judgement: Apocalypse Survival Simulation, a couple of years ago when it first appeared on Steam’s Early Access. I played it a few times and thought that the art style was a little lackluster but the concept was pretty interesting. Judgment…