Mystery

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

The Raven Remastered Review

If you're anything like me, it's hard to say no to a good old-fashioned mystery, so there's a good chance that The Raven: Remastered (based on the 2013 game The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief) may have caught your eye. And for good reason!

The Raven Remastered Review

The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones Review

I've always been a sucker for a good mystery story, no matter what type of media it comes in. Trying to figure out the various players and "whodunit" ahead of time is a thrill, and I always enjoy seeing a good mystery come together. That's why I took an interest in The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones, a new episodic story-based game from freshman developer Big Bad Wolf.

The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones Review

Code 7 Review

Before adventure games got graphics, everything that was presented in them was written. They were also played by typing in words to communicate with the game world. How would this kind of text adventure work in these days, with games pushing the boundaries of photorealistic graphics for ever more authentic immersion? Pretty damn well, as cyber thriller Code 7 proves.

Code 7 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

Firewatch

Eventually, they come to realize -- perhaps suggested in Firewatch -- the ultimate futility of trying to escape that which they carry with them all the time and they begin to accept and understand themselves a little more clearly.

Firewatch

Blues and Bullets: Episode I -- The End of Peace

It has too many bland elements in common with lots of other titles, and what it does uniquely doesn’t excel enough to make the game easy to recommend. Still, since it is a mystery series, it could pay off down the road if its “whodunit” aspect is satisfying. It is a series that you will want to follow though to see if the mystery that it offers turns out to be a good one.

Blues and Bullets: Episode I -- The End of Peace

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey

Cognition: an Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey is a solid step forward for this promising mystery series, even though the technical issues on the iPad are a bit of a drag. The point-and-click gameplay does feel somewhat outdated, but it is devoid of the pixel hunts and illogical hilarity that has ruined past games of the genre. The unpredictable story is very good, and the writing is solid, albeit not perfect. This episode is a quality experience, and since Episode 3 is also out on the PC, the story is worth investing yourself in.

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 2: The Wise Monkey

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman

Despite its problems, Cognition succeeds at immersing you in its emotionally charged, supernatural mystery. If you are fond of mysteries and adventures, you won’t regret the time that you spend with the first episode of this promising series. While it shares lots of flaws with its brethren of the genre, this point-and-click adventure game has enough going for it with its story and cognition mechanics to make it worth playing.

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 1: The Hangman