Simulation

911 Operator Review

911 Operator is about as solid as it could be. It’s a simulation game doing its best to depict a real job, and at the end of the day could only get so close to what a real life 911 Operator does on a daily basis.

911 Operator Review

The Escapists: Complete Edition (Switch) Review

Overall, The Escapists is not a game that I particularly enjoyed, but at the same time I didn’t dislike it either. It was a decent time, but that fun was rather short-lived. The game suffers from a lack of explanation and there's no real indication on what you can actually do. The depth is there, but only if you're willing to do and try every combination of actions and items over and over.

The Escapists: Complete Edition (Switch) Review

Detached Review

I couldn’t be more disappointed with Detached if I tried. For the first forty minutes or so, I thought it had nowhere to go but up. I even put together a Spotify playlist from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey for background music to maximize the effect being a lonely astronaut charged with getting things back in working order. Then to spend the next half hour flying around in search of batteries to turn on computers made me think that the developers ran out of ideas.

Detached Review

Castaway Paradise Review

Castaway Village’s successes and unique twists aren’t enough to make it a title that’s going to stick around for a long time.

Castaway Paradise Review

House Party Review

Whether you fall into the target demographic for House Party can be determined by answering a couple of simple questions: 1) Are you a horny dude and 2) do you have a high tolerance for poorly made puzzle games with terrible writing, ugly graphics and more game-breaking bugs than a frat boy's kitchen? If the answer is yes, then do we have a game for you!

House Party Review

Surviving Mars Review

Our planet is far from perfect. It’s polluted and overstressed, filled with war, and pushed to the brink of total ecological disaster. But worst of all, it isn’t red. You see where I’m going with this? If you aren’t sold on leaving Earth just yet, you still might want to sit down with Haemimont Games’ newest building simulator, Surviving Mars.

Surviving Mars Review

Beast Battle Simulator Review

Like games such as Goat Simulator - which marries wonky physics to an absurd premise and the promise of mayhem - Beast Battle Simulator is 75% concept and 25% actual game. Here, the idea is to answer the question "who would win if you pitted 20 gorillas against 10 triceratops?". Or 100 penguins against a fire mage? Or 10 sharks against a tank?

Beast Battle Simulator Review

The Escapists 2 (Switch) Review

The Escapists 2, developed and published by Team17, offers the ability for players to orchestrate their own fantastical escape plans. Rooted firmly in the realm of fiction (because let's face it, no sane person would actually dream of going to prison), The Escapists 2 provides a novel and surprisingly cathartic "prison-simulation" experience.

The Escapists 2 (Switch) Review

Megaton Rainfall Review

A giant flying saucer hellbent on destroying every trace of humanity in sight? Good thing there’s a superhero swooping in to exact justice upon our faceless invaders, and that hero is you. Yes, with Megaton Rainfall, Pentadimensional Games has produced a VR-friendly title that puts you in the role of an invincible superhuman. And like the altitudes you can fly at, the fun is full of peaks and valleys.

Megaton Rainfall Review

Farming Simulator Review

Farming Simulator on the Switch doesn't add any new content or special modes or new machines that aren't included in versions on other systems, but it does competently bring a well-liked sim to the new generation of Nintendo handhelds and gives Switch owners another decent, full-featured game in the sim genre.

Farming Simulator Review

Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters Review

Far from being a tangential add-on, it adds more to the game than you would dare to assume. Though slightly marred by visual inconsistencies and conditional performance wobbles, Natural Disasters is a thoroughly essential addition to the Cities: Skylines experience. 

Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters Review

This is the Police

You may, on the other hand, find it to be oddly compelling. You almost certainly will not find it to be a predictable, by-the-numbers affair.

This is the Police