Indie

Nairi: Tower of Shirin Review

While I think Nairi: Tower of Shirin had a potential to be a perfectly-scored game, I have to dock enough points to keep it just below it. Subject yourself to the setback of an unsatisfactory ending but experience an otherwise extraordinary graphic adventure. I highly recommend you to join Nairi and Rex on their journey, and hope that I get to join them on a sequel very soon!

Nairi: Tower of Shirin 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

Flood of Light Review

Set in the lonely and abandoned metropolis of Hope City, Irisloft’s Flood of Light is a 2D-puzzle game all about uncovering the mysteries of where you came from, and where everyone else has gone. Accompanied by some friendly robots and a beautiful score, you set out to reduce the flood that has swallowed the city thus far, all the while piecing together the history of Hope City and its downfall.

Flood of Light Review

60 Parsecs! Review

When it comes to the basic formula, 60 Parsecs! appears to have the parts that it needs to succeed. However, when compared to its brethren in the “average guy unfairly thrust into an impossible situation” genre, 60 Parsecs! comes up short in some critical ways.

60 Parsecs! Review

39 Days to Mars Review

Imagine how exciting space travel must have sounded back in the days of Jules Verne. Those were the days when a few brilliant and daring scientists could rig up a clever contraption and venture to the moon - without fear of decompression, radiation, the prolonged effects of zero gravity, and all of the other boring and annoying consequences of the laws of physics. There were no government bureaucrats debating the merit of the billions of dollars of funding the space program. All that existed was the excitement and the mystery of the unknown.

39 Days to Mars Review

Rise of Insanity Review

There is no shortage of indie, first person, low budget horror titles available on Steam. It’s tough for a game to come into this environment and find a way to stand out from its peers. Rise of Insanity manages to do just that though, thanks to some clever story twists and the handful of new ideas that it brings to the table

Rise of Insanity Review

Auto Age: Standoff Review

When I discovered the existence of Phantom Compass’s Auto Age: Standoff, I was nothing short of excited. Once I started the game, however, I was met with disappointment. The grounds for a great game are here, but it just doesn’t go far enough with its concept.

Auto Age: Standoff Review

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder Review

Rock of Ages 2 is a fun and madcap adventure, giving you the ability to desecrate art and history, but the game has a habit of taking a little too long with each match. The humor and character carry it a long way and the battles can come to very tense nail-biting finishes, but a better balance on the damage and more interesting map designs would do a lot to help give it more legs.

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder Review

Eliosi's Hunt Review

Eliosi’s Hunt is only $5. At such a cheap price, it’s worth picking up if you’re a hardcore fan of top-down shooters, you’re into speedrunning, or you just want a difficult game to play. But between mediocre shooting, mediocre platforming, and occasionally frustrating level design, there are certainly better options out there.

Eliosi's Hunt Review

Wrongworld Review

There are more than enough indie games that involve survival and crafting. That Wrongworld can enter into this crowded genre and still provide an experience that is unique enough to be worth playing says a great deal. Despite containing many of the conventional trappings of a survival game and some significant flaws, it still feels fresh for at least a dozen or two hours.

Wrongworld Review

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Review

Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is a seriously fun game bogged down by a couple of serious problems. If you’re a big Serious Sam fan, have online friends to play with, or you’re just looking for a challenging twin stick shooter, then this game is worth its $15 price tag.

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Review

Skylar and Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review

The game may be guilty of relying on that sense too much, forcing you to look the other way at everything that it is missing or does wrong.  Gamers who require more robust gameplay mechanics or more collectibles may find themselves underwhelmed by Skylar and Plux.  They should still be able to appreciate the effort though, if not the result.

Skylar and Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review

Flywrench Review

But after a few too many deaths and dumb luck wins I felt put-off. There’s definitely a lot to like with Flywrench for fans of the insanely difficult, rapid-spawning games but for the more casual it will only offer a brief run through 170+ levels that will end in glorious victory, endless deaths, or sheer, dumb luck.

Flywrench Review

Uncanny Valley Review

It's a crying shame that Uncanny Valley spends so much of its time crippling your play time with contrivances and strict time limits. Once you learn how to make progress, you'll enjoy a second half akin to what the entire game should have been, but then its endings get less memorable. Uncanny Valley wants to be an engaging survival horror romp, and sometimes it gets to be, but it's ultimately an experience that can be best described as mediocre. 

Uncanny Valley Review

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castlla EX) Review

I guess if you really want to play a true to source retro game that does nothing to stand out, then I guess you will be just fine, you will most likely have fun and remember all the fun you used to have when you were a child. But for those who want games to evolve, to get better as time goes on, well, Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is just too lukewarm to really recommend.

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castlla EX) Review

Don't Chat with Strangers Review

While the idea of a vengeful ghost terrorizing you through a computer chat window is an intriguing one, the game fails to deliver on that premise in any way that would make it a satisfying game. It is a poorly designed experience – one that you are better off seeing in a youtube video for free instead of paying five dollars for.

Don't Chat with Strangers Review