Rebel Inc: Escalation (Early Access) Review

Rebel Inc: Escalation Ndemic Creations I’ve never played Ndemic Creations’ previous game, Plague Inc., which was about crafting deadly pathogens and then releasing them upon the world. It did look interesting though. It sure became a cult hit and lingered at the top of several charts for lengthy periods of time. But that game came…

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Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Shadow & The Blade – Demons and Assassins Galore

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Shadow & The Blade Creative Assembly / SEGA Ahhhh…the holidays bring with them gentle thoughts of joyousness, merriment, and sharing. However, it can also be a time of strife, death, and wanton destruction if Creative Assembly has anything to do with it. They’ve just released a new Lord Pack,…

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations Review – A Masterful DLC Worth Playing

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Revelations Triumph Studios / Paradox Interactive Having played all of the Age of Wonders games, I was really cautiously optimistic about how the latest game—called Age of Wonders: Planetfall—would fare. Luckily, it was a critical success. Its new science fiction setting was something that I felt probably had to happen…

Stellaris: Lithoids Species Pack Review – Stony Cold Killers

Stellaris: Lithoids Species Pack Paradox Interactive Being a fan of science fiction as well as an author of the genre, Stellaris has been a source of constant joy for me. Not only is this game ripe with a multitude of geeky role-playing opportunities, but it also feeds another addiction that I’ve developed over the course…

Total War: Warhammer 2: The Hunter and the Beast DLC – The Hunt Begins!

Total War: Warhammer 2: The Hunter and the Beast DLC Creative Assembly / Sega Total War: Warhammer 2 is definitely a fantasy geek’s dream come true. I know that for me that’s true. And like many gamers out there, I just love playing the game as both the Empire as well as their cold-blooded Lustrian…

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review – An Epic Science Fiction Experience of Danger & Exploration

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Triumph Studios/Paradox Interactive I’ve tried out all of the Age of Wonders games at one point or another, culminating with Age of Wonders III back in 2014. The franchise’s high fantasy setting and fun, turn-based tactical combat always appealed to me, as did its intuitive city management and beautifully rendered strategic…

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Chaos Space Marines DLC Review – Unleash the Real Bad Guys

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Chaos Space Marines DLC Slitherine Warhammer 40,000: Gladius originally debuted almost a year (to the day ago) and delighted many a strategy fan. Its emphasis on resource management, strategy and combat tactics, and a de-emphasis on fussy diplomacy and trade (I can always go play Europa Universalis IV for those), made…

Conan Unconquered Review – A New Addition to the Survival RTS Mix

Conan Unconquered Petroglyph/Funcom                       Back in December of 2017, a little game by the name of They Are Billions debuted. Created by indie game developer, Numantian Games, They Are Billions singlehandedly created a new strategy subgenre dubbed “survival RTS,” or survival real-time strategy. By most accounts, this new experiment in genre-mixing has been a rip-roaring success;…