Flying Wild Hogs

Hard Reset: Redux

The developer’s desire to recapture the magic of a previous age clouded their vision of what constitutes good design, and created an experience fraught with antithetical decisions.  As a result, Hard Reset offers an average game which becomes particularly tedious long before it ends.

Hard Reset: Redux

Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior won't win any awards for complexity. It's a shamelessly self-confident return to the whiplash, blood'n'guts symphony of 90s-era shooters, but it salvages the low concept, and it's own checkered legacy, with ironclad mechanics and the likable, if oafish, story it tells. Players eager to treat themselves to some meaty nostalgia will find Shadow Warrior '13 just as nutritive as Shadow Warrior '97 was unhealthy. It's a refashioning that even Ebert would have a hard time disparaging.

Shadow Warrior