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Everything about Deep Sky Derelict seems to have been done right, from the synthwave soundtrack to the lore to the unusual combat system.
An action-arena game based around spellcasting, Gift of Parthax has a simple but great premise. Unfortunately, it's just not magical enough to stand out from the crowd.
Stephen King once said ‘Story is king’. City of the Shroud epitomises this approach, putting narrative at the heart of what it does, and emerging triumphant as a result.
Trago is an intriguing and unique narrative-driven game about four nights in a bar, and one drunk loser’s dawning realisation about the true nature of his friends.
Since Marching Fire was announced at E3 2018, interest in For Honor has soared. And Season 7 is just around the corner, launching in August.
Season 6: Hero’s March looks to be the best update yet, taking For Honor to a new level.
Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulator is a very successful attempt to revitalise an exceedingly difficult genre.
3030 Deathwar Redux promises a lot, but it delivers on those promises. I can’t remember the last time I played an open world game that sucked me in so quickly.
Puppet Combo – or Ben – is bringing back retro PS1-era aesthetics and survival horror, but with a unique psycho-slasher twist.
Videogames don't have a great reputation for telling captivating stories, but there are plenty of games in the indie space alone that are challenging that notion head-on.
The three trailers we've seen so far of Death Stranding may seem confusing and incoherent, but paying attention to their ties to Japanese mythology reveals a lot about what Kojima is trying to say with the game.
We take a look at For Honor's unique player-led culture centred around honourable conduct and why this sets it up as a PvP benchmark.
I’ve now had a while to process my thoughts about Dark Souls III, to reflect on the ending of The Ringed City and what it means for the series as a whole, and in doing so, I've encountered a startling revelation.
Red Hook boasted some of the most "complex mechanics yet" in its announcement, and Crimson Court has certainly delivered.
When I was a teenager, I was a huge fan of the Metal Gear Solid series. I completed Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater about...
In Between is something rare indeed: a platformer with emotional storytelling that synthesises gameplay mechanics with its themes. Focusing on a dying man struggling to accept...
Bridge Constructor is a game in which, you guessed it: the player constructs bridges. That’s pretty much all there is to say on the matter. While...
The new trailer for Death Stranding has been unveiled by Hideo Kojima, and boy, is it spectacular. At five minutes long, it shows us...
Super Dungeon Bros is a dungeon-crawling brawler that claims rock influences. Whilst Super Dungeon Bros sports welcome design decisions which cause it to stand out from many...
Xanadu Next is a labyrinth of concealed treasures: its title is derived from Kubla Khan, a famous poem written in a dream state by...