SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising Review

SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising Fire Flow Games Created by the AI servants of the gigantic Kaida Corporation, the global leader in robotics technology, the Machine Legion has one goal—the total annihilation of humankind. Manifesting the human consciousness of an ancient android prototype, you have awakened within the Kaida Corporation’s Headquarters. You must ascend through the headquarters,…

Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare Review – A Brilliant Combination of Genres

Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare KK Game Studio KK Game Studio’s Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare game had an interesting concept when I first spied it back in early 2018. Although it was still in Steam’s Early Access program, you could not only manage modern-day mercenaries from a top-down strategic point-of-view, when things went hot you could zoom down…

Squad (Alpha 15) Review – The Best Military-themed Shooter Gets Even Better

Squad (Alpha 15) Offworld Industries As some who logged thousands of hours on what I consider to be the best military-themed video game (and favorite game of all times to boot) I’ve ever played—Project Reality—I was sad to see it eventually die off. PR was actually a Battlefield 2 mod (the last great Battlefield game)…

Deathgarden: Blood Harvest (Early Access) Review – A Fast Twitcher’s Paradise

Deathgarden: Blood Harvest Behavior Digital Asymmetrical multiplayer games are hard to pull off, at least that’s the way it seems. Having a lone killer go up against multiple weaker enemies is a cool concept, but many folks don’t know how to mix the right ingredients in order to achieve that special thing called balance.  Many…

Squad (Alpha Update 12) Review – A Massive Update to an Already Epic Shooter

Squad (Alpha Update 12) Offworld Industries As far as military-themed shooters go, a Battlefield 2 mod called Project Reality is the greatest of all of them, in my opinion. It featured huge maps, vehicle-based, combined arms warfare, and a strong emphasis on communication and teamwork. After a full ten years of development, PR’s player base…

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…

Ground Branch Review – Possibly the Next Big Thing for the Tactical Shooter Genre

Ground Branch Blackfoot Studios Over the last couple of decades or so, tactical shooters have generally gone from being tactical to what I call “tac lite.” It’s hard to believe that the original Rainbow Six game came out twenty years ago, spawned from the popularity of Tom Clancy’s long-running series of the same name. By…

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam (Campaign Update) Review – Campaign Mode is a Major Game Changer!

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Tripwire Interactive My squad mates and I were running through some trenches which snaked their way from the lower areas below Hill 937 to the foot of the hills themselves. We were playing as the United States Army and were going up against the full force of the People’s Army of…

Squad (Alpha Update 11) Review – The Ultimate Combo Between Arcade & MilSim Shooters

Squad Offworld Industries   There are basically two different types of military shooters out there on the market these days. We have the super-arcadey types, such as the Battlefield, Counter-Strike, and Call of Duty franchises, and on the other side you have the more milsim-like titles, such as the Arma series and Escape From Tarkov.…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 1.0 Launch Review – Breaking Loose and Breaking New Records

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 1.0 PUBG Corporation I think this Steam review by a random gamer sums it up quite succinctly: “One, if not THE, most thrilling gaming experience I’ve ever had. Used to take a shower and then do some relaxed gaming after work? With PUBG, game first and then shower – the sweat is real.”…