Desolate Review – A Carefully Crafted & Unique Horror Gem

Desolate              Nearga/HyTrain Digital Yeah, we all know that survival games are a dime-a-dozen these days. Survival (and survival horror) fans are pretty much being spoiled right now with all of the options on the video gaming market. We’ve got everything from straight survival titles, such as The Long Dark, to more PvP-oriented fare like the…

Visage Review – Could This Be the Next Psychological Horror Masterpiece?

Visage SadSquare Studios If you’re any sort of horror fan worth your salt, you’ve most likely seen the Kojima Production’s PT (playable teaser) horror extravaganza. PT functioned as a short demo for the now-cancelled Silent Hills game that horror junkies around the world had been desperately anticipating (including me). After that game was cancelled, I,…

The Blackout Club Review – More Than Meets the Eyes

The Blackout Club Question Many gamers still consider Left 4 Dead 2 to be the absolute pinnacle of team-based, multiplayer, survival horror games. Not surprisingly, Valve’s 2009 hit is still being played today, in no small part due to the modding community that has fully embraced all of its bloody goodness. But while the Left…

Hunt: Showdown (Early Access) Review – Creepy, Atmospheric, and Absolutely Addictive

Hunt: Showdown Crytek I remember watching videos of Crytek’s first-person, survival horror hunting game, Hunt: Showdown, back in 2017. Even the pre-alpha footage intrigued me. It had quite a unique set-up and diverged from pretty much any other survival horror and battle royale game out there. In Hunt: Showdown, you enter a dark and savage…

Dead by Daylight – Curtain Call Chapter Review – Coulrophobists Need Not Apply

Dead by Daylight – Curtain Call Chapter Behavior Digital/Starbreeze Publishing Dead by Daylight has been out for just over two years now. I still remember its rather rickety launch—there were so many bugs and glitches that needed to be ironed out that it didn’t look good. But the real turn off for most gamers was…

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…

Miscreated (Alpha) Review – The State of the Game

Miscreated Entrada Interactive Although indie game developer Entrada Interactive’s post-apocalyptic, survival game, Miscreated, has been in development for just over 3 years now, I actually didn’t heard about it until 2016. A friend and I, looking for a reprieve from the toxic nature of the Rust community as well as a fill-in for the failed…

Deceit Review – Expect the Unexpected & Then Some

Deceit Automoton In a reductive sense, indie game developer Automoton’s Deceit, is game which is all about deception and trust. It has a pretty simple concept as well, one that I’m surprised nobody else has developed until now. Six pre-designed characters (think: Left 4 Dead) wake up trapped in one of three gloomy environments, and…

The Forest (Early Access) Review – A Truly Unique & Frightening Gaming Experience

The Forest Endnight Games Ltd My friend and I had taken our first foray into a cave tunnel, which was located not too far from our starter base. Our torches cast eerie shadows against the damp, lichen-covered cave walls as we edged further on. Both of us agreed that if, at any point, we heard…