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My Time at Portia Review

In a gaming landscape littered with building/farming/life sims like Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon or Minecraft, is there a spot for another game eager to suck endless hours of grindy time from your life? Of course, that’s a matter of choice, but My Time at Portia would like it to be your time sink of choice.

My Time at Portia Review

Jon Shafer's At the Gates Review

Jon Shafer’s At the Gates is not a mass-market game. It decries the populist and dumbed down direction in which the Civilization franchise has moved, replacing it with a strategy title for the patient player that tolerates a measured pace, likes the challenge of long-range planning, can overlook some bugs, and finds satisfaction in a cerebral, hard-fought victory.

Jon Shafer's At the Gates Review

Medieval Kingdom Wars Review

Games that hybridize several genres often suffer from a confused identity, but Medieval Kingdom Wars succeeds in fusing the grand and real-time strategy genres in a way that makes sense. The problem is, both modes lack the kind of sophistication that a single genre game might be expected to have.

Medieval Kingdom Wars Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Nightmare Review

Challenge is once again nice and the visuals are consistently sumptuous with a bright sunlight highlighting magnificent features of the valley of the Monkey Gods. It’s a shame that for such an endearing endeavor the tomb is, it takes only some 1,5 hours to see the whole DLC through.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Nightmare Review

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Review

In many ways, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal presents a win-win situation; it’s undoubtedly the best game in the franchise and as it happens, also an excellent introduction to the wacky world of sexy shinobi girls.

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Review

The Eternal Castle Review

Indie games come in all forms. Some try new and innovative ideas, some refine established formulas, and some call back to the past. The Eternal Castle is a bit different; it calls back to a past that actually never was. It’s a remaster of a game that only exists in the imaginations of its developers.

The Eternal Castle Review

Super X Chess Review

Still, there is an intimidation factor and a perception that beyond the basics, winning requires a lot of memorization and the ability to think many moves ahead. Super X Chess removes that particular barrier and although the Super X rules are not going to permanently revolutionize the game, they do serve to sweep the cobwebs off the dusty shelf of rote, memorized and uninspired play.

Super X Chess Review

DUSK Review

For an old nostalgic soul like myself, Dusk is great. It’s simple, elegant, and succeeds exactly in what it sets out to do. Gamers who grew up in the HD era with an entirely different set of mechanics and gaming conventions will likely find it archaic, perhaps excruciatingly so. However, for those yearning for their glory days, or those who want to see what gaming used to be like in the early 1990’s, Dusk is certainly for you.

DUSK Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Pillar Review

I can’t get enough of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I really can’t, and it couldn’t make me any happier that with The Forge and now The Pillar, the quality curve of the DLC is pointing in a good direction, promising a lot for the five remaining challenge tombs to come!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Pillar Review

Planet Coaster World's Fair DLC Review

World’s Fair is probably a must-have for Planet Coaster aficionados and for anyone who eventually wants to access creations made with it in the Workshop. Like Cities: Skylines, with each new expansion Planet Coaster just establishes itself that much more firmly as the game to beat in its niche.

Planet Coaster World's Fair DLC Review

Don't Starve: Hamlet Review

Don’t Starve: Hamlet is a no-brainer recommendation for Don’t Starve fans. It likely won’t win over anyone who previously rejected this series, but this refreshing combination of humor, creativity, and challenge is sure to delight the long time fans who are hungry for more. 

Don't Starve: Hamlet Review

Killer7 Review

Killer7 is a work of art that surprised many in the past. Now that it’s been remastered for the PC, a lot of new players and old fans alike can finally experience the game in gorgeous high definition. Personally, the game has always been a landmark title to me that set a creative standard that has yet to be topped.

Killer7 Review

Rage in Peace Review

Rage in Peace will primarily appeal to a very specific subset of action fans less concerned with strategy or character and more focused on achieving a fast and flawless command of the game’s patterns and obstacles. The game doesn’t aspire beyond that narrow goal, but it does its rage-inducing thing rather well.

Rage in Peace Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Forge Review

The Forge is a great opening shot for the rest of six DLC adventures to follow, not to mention that it alone is better than the dreary 20th anniversary content released for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Forge Review

Battlefield V Review

Not quite sound and fury signifying and not quite the reinvention that fans hoped (or feared) it would be, Battlefield V rumbles and churns onto our PCs and consoles, leaving the smell of cordite in its wake. Although it will probably satisfy devotees of the series, Battlefield V is also curiously incomplete, like a painting not quite filled in, and the coming months may ultimately determine if the game is a must-play classic.

Battlefield V Review

Lucid Dream Review

Point-and-click adventures are great for presenting unique stories in video games. If you enjoy such an experience, then you may wish to dive into Lucid Dream, a surreal point-and-click adventure from the appropriately named Polish developer Dali Games.

Lucid Dream Review

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review

It is rare that a multi-genre game can be successful in more than one of its mechanics, but Thronebreaker is simultaneously an excellently written story, an entertaining isometric RPG, and an addictive and engaging card game.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review