Wild Guns Reloaded Review
Arcade shooters were a gaming staple in the 90s; everywhere you looked and every game you played featured some kind of heavy bullet action with detailed sprites that were unthinkable before the 16-bit era. Wild Guns is a true product of the ever-popular genre that was seemingly synonymous with video games at the time. It was what every kid wanted; a space-western with the goal to shoot all bad guys that crossed your way.
Immortal Redneck Review
There are a lot of smart, complicated action games and shooters on the market, and let's be glad for that. But there is plenty room for a pure old-school shooter like Immortal Redneck, where speed, adrenaline and lack of pretense are supported by a colorful presentation and well-designed levels and gameplay.
Senko no Ronde 2 Review
Honestly, I'm not sure where to even begin here. Senko no Ronde 2 is an arcade shoot-em-up and fighting game put into one small package. I thought that it sounded pretty neat in theory, but ultimately the game felt just a bit too sloppy and poorly executed in order to really soothe my palate. The gameplay is rather simplistic, the visuals are a mess, and it is just not something I could really see myself spending more than a couple of hours on.
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.
High Noon Revolver Review
It’s a high-octane reflex romp that makes short work of inattentive players, and once you’ve won, it coyly tempts you to do it again with a handicap. Better balancing and a tighter aesthetic focus would’ve resulted in something great, but what we’re left with is still pretty good.
Let It Die Review
Coming at the end of a very impressive gaming year, Let It Die can't help but suffer in comparison to a whole bunch of other, more burnished titles. Still, the game's excellent action combat, weirdness, and variety of weapons give it just enough character to stand out and make it worthy of attention. The pay-to-win aspect is a bummer, and there is overall a sense of things being not quite solid, but anyone who's enjoyed other Grasshopper Manufacture games will enjoy this one as well.
Even though it is only a spin-off title, hopefully Capcom can use Umbrella Corps as learning material in order to make Resident Evil 7 and all future titles much better. It is uncertain what influence this game will have on the future of the series, but what we do know is that this competitive multiplayer shooter is a colossal waste of time, and a total failure.
Assault Android Cactus
Assault Android Cactus is a great dual-joystick shooter for those looking for a new one. It makes some smart changes to the well-known formula and takes the genre to places it’s never been. Trying to add a story and characters on top of that doesn’t pan out for the best and the action can get a bit too chaotic to feel like you really stand a chance but those don’t take away from the overall experience too much.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is truly a phenomenal game from top to bottom and it has some of the best visuals around. But graphics alone do not make a game great and Rise does not rely on them. Even on the Xbox 360, Rise is great but on the PC it’s better than ever. Rise of the Tomb Raider is the rare sequel that builds not only on its immediate predecessor but improves on all the games in its franchise. Like the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall, Rise of the Tomb Raider succeeds at bringing these two versions of a franchise together in an incredibly satisfying way. Whether this is your 1st Tomb Raider or your 11th, you owe it to yourself to play it. It really is the best Tomb Raider yet.
The Bug Butcher
The Bug Butcher takes an old, proven formula and brings it into the modern era. Many games have taken the Galaga style and slapped a fresh coat of paint on it, but The Bug Butcher does more than that. The game takes the formula we all know so well and adds a great look, some fun power-ups, and interesting enemies that keep the game fresh for its short duration. While The Bug Butcher won’t be amazing gamers with its unique premise anytime soon, it’s a game that is well worth playing for a handful of hours.
The Deadly Tower of Monsters
Chilean developer ACE Team has released several quirky and well-received games, including Zeno Clash and Abyss Odyssey. They seem to specialize in Something Different, and The Deadly Tower of Monsters falls squarely in that camp. As an action game, it’s streamlined and not terribly deep, but the labyrinthine tower itself is an inspired setting and the premise of the game and its excellent execution are fresh enough to fill in the gaps when the combat starts to disappoint.