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Alaska Review

From top to bottom, Alaska fails to inspire any sense of wonder, mystery, or excitement. That last one might sound strange - how can life in the Alaskan wilderness be “fun?” It kind of isn't and instead of trying to find your own fun out of the mundane, the developers at Wreck Tangle Games trap you inside a fiercely linear story punctuated by the most oddly designed mini-games I have ever experienced.

Alaska Review

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

Wildly ambitious in everything it does, you’ve got to have the patience and willingness to put in the time to learn a myriad of untraditional gameplay systems and buy into the realism it wants to establish. Do so, and I think you’ll find this to be one of the most enriching experiences of the year.  

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

Hello Neighbor Review

Hello Neighbor taps into a childhood moment one or more of us might have experienced while living in the suburbs. There was always at least one house that for some inexplicable reason emanated a mysterious and creepy vibe that led the neighborhood kids to come up with all sorts of wild, baseless stories: “That’s Old Man Smithers’ place where they say he killed his wife.”

Hello Neighbor 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

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Review

Although well written and acted, its story is still too binary and lacks the subtlety of real-life geopolitical conflict. Amazing, its short campaign can feel too long in places, and its stop-and-start pace suffers in comparison to its shooter peers. Multiplayer and Zombie modes fare better, and for many players, that will be good enough. 

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Review

Syndrome

Perhaps this game will find an audience with a crowd that loves how punishing it is and doesn't really care what else Syndrome has to offer. If you don't think that you would be part of that audience, however, then Syndrome is a game that you should probably avoid.

Syndrome

Infinity Runner

You could start a stamp collection, go get a coffee, donate to charity, a few value meals from Jack in the Box, or pick up one of those weird LEGO knockoffs that licensed Halo and Call of Duty. Anything is better than Infinity Runner.

Infinity Runner