4X Strategy

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Impatient gamers looking for immediate gratification may have a struggle with Age of Wonders: Planetfall’s leisurely, semi-opaque early game and mildly vertiginous learning curve but the pace picks up and patience pays off as the game evolves into a challenging mixture of combat and civ-building.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Stellaris: Console Edition Review

"Civilization in Space" would definitely be my immediate summary of what Stellaris is, and hey, if that sounds like something you need in your life, this may very well be the shortest review you've ever read. "Civ in Space, 4X players are going to have a good time". Done.

Stellaris: Console Edition Review

Frostpunk Review

I love building sims. Games like Cities: Skylines allow me to craft a Utopian intersection of efficient commerce and transportation, and games like Tropico let me indulge in the fantasy of becoming the ultimate despot. Then there's Frostpunk, which blends the bleakest possible alternative history with a scaled-back city builder, all in service of an exploration of humanity, morality and the choices made in the name of survival.

Frostpunk Review

Salvation Prophecy

It takes a little too long to get to the end once the strategy portion of the game starts, but the game otherwise hits its mark. So, while the game’s rough edges may be off putting, you should still check out Salvation Prophecy if you are looking for a change of pace, or if you are starving for a space combat game, of which there have been very few lately.

Salvation Prophecy