PC Adventure

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

In many ways, the game was an eye-opening experience. It sets the bar high what comes to meaningful content and depicting an atmospheric game world and also reminds of what is still possible to achieve in its well-worn genre when given enough effort, heart and thought.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I Review

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I is a fun ad stylistic – and unexpected – bullseye that really makes you want to see what’s next in store for Laura and Cooper and their new acquaintance Uri.

Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I Review

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love Review

Hats off to Artifex Mundi for having guts to make a diversion into point-and-click adventures. Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love could easily have been a leftover turkey that wasn’t tasty even the first time it was roasted, but it sticks its landing right through to the very last scene.

Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love Review

Whispers of a Machine Review

Mundane wisdom and a Nordic cool ambience raise the game above the average crop that nowadays litters the once-flourished genre. It successfully does its bidding in showing why point-and-click adventures are so rewarding.

Whispers of a Machine Review

Trüberbrook Review

Trüberbrook has a lot going for it: a unique artistic approach, an interesting setting and story, and an evergreen genre that never feels oversaturated. Although it never quite lives up to its potential, Trüberbrook in its best moments at least reminds jaded players that creative developers can surprise them.

Trüberbrook 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

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

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

The Red Strings Club Review

The Red Stings Club may look like a point-and-click adventure with its beautiful retro pixel art, but it’s not exactly that. Although the game is story-driven, it’s not a narrative experience either. It nests somewhere in-between. The game is a mix of an interactive cyberpunk thriller and detective story told in three acts.

The Red Strings Club Review

Figment Review

Figment is not a point and click adventure game, but it certainly eschews a lot of the same sensibilities and gameplay concepts. You do not actually point and click, but the gameplay style is very reminiscent of old-school adventure-styled games like Sam and Max and Broken Age.

Figment Review

Tokyo Dark Review

A female detective investigating a mysterious case with supernatural overtones in a modern-day Japan. How could I pass a game which such a premise? Tokyo Dark is a neon noir bastard child of a visual novel and graphic adventure that takes an obscure peek at the dark underbelly of Tokyo.

Tokyo Dark 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

SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

SteamWorld Dig 2 is a sequel that does more than simply update the original. It creates a larger world structured like a Metroidvania by adding more mazelike corridors and open rooms. On the flip side, the digging segments feel more tedious this time around, especially when compared to the excellently designed challenge caverns and environmental puzzles.

SteamWorld Dig 2 Review

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2: Episode 3 - Jailhouse Block Review

Damn, Minecraft: Story Mode goes places. Not satisfied with just opening flaming holes in the ground and attacking small towns with giant, possessed stone statues, Episode 3, perfectly titled “Jailhouse Block,” takes us all the way down to the bedrock, essentially the bottom of the Minecraft world, and then we go lower.

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2: Episode 3 - Jailhouse Block Review

>observer_ Review

>observer_ is one of the most immersive games I have had a privilege to play in recent memory. It grabs you by the collar and pulls deep into its twisted cyber mystery.

>observer_ Review

Shuyan Saga Review

Even as it is though, Shuyan Saga somewhat fills the gaping shortage of wuxia games. Come to think of it, has there even been a wuxia game since BioWare’s excellent but widely unappreciated Jade Empire? The lack of better examples in the genre is the only reason I can hesitatingly recommend Shuyan Saga to the fans of Chinese kung fu movies.

Shuyan Saga Review

Tacoma Review

Continuing to tell solid stories seems to be Fullbright’s deal. Tacoma may only be about 3 hours long, but it fills that time beautifully, telling a thoughtful, poignant tale told through the magic of science fiction. Come for the space, stay for the heart. And the space basketball.

Tacoma Review