Oxygen Not Included Review – A Unique Take on the Ever-Popular Colony Management Genre

Oxygen Not Included Klei Entertainment Oxygen Not Included is a stressful, yet very fun space survival simulator. Each time you begin a new game, you’ll have only a few colonists who function as your crew on-board a big asteroid. They must contend with mysterious alien life forms, develop different types of scientific knowledge, and eventually…

DayZ Review – A Serviceable, Sometimes Great, Zombie-pocalypse Title

DayZ Bohemia Interactive There are so many genres that have risen and fallen within the gaming world. For instance, fighting games became formulaic and stopped evolving a long time ago. Whereas classic real-time strategy games (the ones with actual base building) tapered off and then disappeared altogether. Survival games are another matter entirely. Although we’re…

A Plague Tale: Innocence Review – A Drearily Beautiful Alt-History Take on Medieval France

A Plague Tale: Innocence Asobo Studio/Focus Home Interactive One of the first things I did when researching the new stealth-survival title, A Plague Tale: Innocence, was check out the development team that made it. Asobo Studio is an indie French group of developers who in the past, mainly stuck to developing other company’s IPs (mainly…

Osiris: New Dawn (Early Access) Review – A Diamond in the Very Rough

Osiris: New Dawn Fenix Fire Entertainment/Reverb Triple XP Back in September of 2016, indie game developer Fenix Fire Entertainment released their new open-world, space survival game titled Osiris: New Dawn. When I first saw the game’s trailer—which involved a band of interstellar colonists being ambushed by some creepy looking aliens in a sandstorm—I was instantly…

The Long Dark Review – A Decent, if Unremarkable Survival Title

The Long Dark Hinterland Studio There seems to be two separate types of survival games on the market these days—survival horror games which feature crafting, such as 7 Days to Die, The Forest, and Miscreated, and the more “pure survival” type of games, such as Green Hell and The Long Dark. By “pure survival” I…

Miscreated Review – Miscreated’s 1.0 Update Finally Creeps onto Steam

Miscreated Endnight Games I began as everyone does on Miscreated’s fictional Orca Island—with nothing except for the clothes on my back and a flashlight. As I wound my way through a dense forest, I foraged for some supplies and fashioned a make-shift backpack so that I could store more items within my rather limited starting…

Remothered: Tormented Fathers Review – One of the Scarier Horror Experiences of 2018

Remothered: Tormented Fathers Stormind Games/Darril Arts Many people assume that just because the original Resident Evil game was the first video game that was called a “survival horror” game that it was also the first horror experience as well. But looking back in time, one can see that there were other games in the genre…