Latest Reviews

  • Hand of Fate Review

    ‘Hand of Fate’ Review: A Genre-Bending, Deck-Building RPG Adventure Game

    The ‘Hand of Fate’ game from Defiant Development blends roguelike, deck-building, hack-and-slash, and tabletop elements for an extraordinarily unique journey.

    by Melissa Loomis | 6 days ago  |  No Comments

  • Project Cars Review

    Project Cars Review: The Next Generation of Racing Sim

    ‘Project Cars’ provides one of the most realistic and addicting racing simulations that we’ve ever played, but may lose many gamers due to its lack of tutorials and basic training.

    by Denny Connolly | 7 days ago  |  2 Comments

  • Nero Review

    ‘Nero’ Review: A First Person Puzzle Adventure with a Moving Story

    ‘Nero’ may have some rough edges and frame rate problems, but the brief experience offers a genuinely affecting story that lives up to the ‘interactive novel’ billing.

    by Anthony Taormina | 1 week ago  |  No Comments

  • Not A Hero Review

    ‘Not A Hero’ Review

    Roll7’s 2D shooter ‘Not A Hero’ may occasionally frustrate, but nonetheless offers a fantastic, fluid and vibrant indie challenge full of bizarre humor.

    by Rob Gordon | 1 week ago  |  No Comments

  • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Review

    ‘Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition’ Review

    Nintendo and GungHo’s crossover bundle ‘Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition’ offers fans two of the most engaging puzzle games found anywhere.

    by Riley Little | 1 week ago  |  No Comments

  • Color Guardians Review

    ‘Color Guardians’ Review

    ‘Color Guardians’ may lack a compelling story and world, but the game’s unique and challenging spin on the endless runner make it worth checking out for gamers of any age.

    by Denny Connolly | 2 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Lifeless Planet Xbox One Review

    ‘Lifeless Planet’ Xbox One Review

    ‘Lifeless Planet’ seems to have the necessary ingredients for a successful indie exploration and discovery game, but ultimately falls short of its potential.

    by Boston Blake | 2 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Invisible, Inc. Review

    ‘Invisible, Inc.’ Review

    Klei Entertainment’s tactical stealth game ‘Invisible, Inc.’ is a daunting and punishing experience that’s just as fun as it is hard – and it is very, very hard.

    by Christopher Gates | 2 weeks ago  |  1 Comment

  • Toren Review

    ‘Toren’ Review

    ‘Toren’s artistic approach is marred by finicky controls, a troublesome camera, and gameplay that feels more like small proofs of concept than a cohesive product.

    by Anthony Taormina | 2 weeks ago  |  1 Comment

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Review

    ‘Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Review’

    ‘Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’ succeeds at delivering more of ‘The New Order’s excellent gunplay, but derivative enemy encounters and the lack of compelling narrative weight it down.

    by Anthony Taormina | 2 weeks ago  |  5 Comments

  • Last Word Review

    ‘Last Word’ Review

    In a game about skilled conversation, players expect great dialogue. Though ‘Last Word’ has a very creative and involved battle system, the clunky discourse just doesn’t cut it.

    by Miranda Holtreman | 2 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Lost Orbit Review

    ‘Lost Orbit’ Review

    Indie speed-runner ‘Lost Orbit’ provides players with a fast-paced space adventure that manages to toe the marginal line between challenge and frustration.

    by Rob Gordon | 2 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Sym Review

    ‘Sym’ Review

    ‘Sym’ is a challenging puzzle platformer that successfully navigates the topic of social anxiety disorder in way that is still enjoyable for any player.

    by Miranda Holtreman | 3 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Why Am I Dead at Sea Review

    ‘Why Am I Dead At Sea’ Review

    While ‘Why Am I Dead At Sea’ has top notch character development, a pumping synth soundtrack, and a gloomy, intriguing atmosphere, the gameplay itself falls short.

    by Miranda Holtreman | 3 weeks ago  |  1 Comment

  • BOXBOY! Review

    ‘BOXBOY!’ Review

    ‘BOXBOY! ‘is Nintendo’s latest unmissable eShop exclusive, mixing puzzles and platforming to produce a wholly original and entirely compelling experience.

    by Brad Jones | 3 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • The Deer God Review

    Review: ‘The Deer God’ Elegantly Stumbles Through Procedurally Generated World

    The beautiful and mystical world of ‘The Deer God’ is unfortunately not without problems, including inescapable pits and problematic procedural generation.

    by Melissa Loomis | 3 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Infinity Runner Review

    ‘Infinity Runner’ Review

    ‘Infinity Runner’ is a valiant attempt to bring endless runner gameplay to consoles, including a unique werewolves-in-space storyline, but it’s gameplay is hit-or-miss.

    by Brad Jones | 3 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Lakeview Cabin Collection Review

    ‘Lakeview Cabin Collection’ Review

    ‘The Lakeview Cabin Collection’ offers a comedic B-movie horror experience, but surviving the night is far from easy in this gory, pixelated sidescroller.

    by Miranda Holtreman | 4 weeks ago  |  1 Comment

  • Shovel Knight (PS4)

    ‘Shovel Knight’ PS4 Review

    ‘Shovel Knight’ makes the jump to PS4 and although it doesn’t bring much new to the table, it’s still the 2D 8-bit throwback that gamers know and love.

    by Denny Connolly | 4 weeks ago  |  1 Comment

  • Tormentum - Dark Sorrow Review

    Review: ‘Tormentum – Dark Sorrow’ is a Darkly Beautiful Adventure Game

    Though some adventure game tropes serve as an irritant in this game, the gorgeous artwork and dark story of Tormentum – Dark Sorrow more than make up for it.

    by Melissa Loomis | 4 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Review

    ‘Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today’ Review

    While ‘Dead Synchronicity: Tommorow Comes Today’ has a unique, award-winning art style, the depressing plot, disappointing ending, and poor voice acting make for a less than enjoyable game.

    by Miranda Holtreman | 4 weeks ago  |  1 Comment

  • The Weaponographist Review

    ‘The Weaponographist’ Review

    A witch’s curse, charming graphics, and chaotic gameplay save this fast-paced but repetitive dungeon crawler ‘The Weaponographist’ from mediocrity. Just don’t call it a roguelike.

    by Christopher Gates | 4 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Underground Review

    ‘Underground’ Review

    ‘Underground’ manages to overcome its niche edutainment roots with a taxing and unique puzzler, in spite of fairly clunky controls and a difficult camera.

    by Rob Gordon | 4 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Three Fourths Home Review

    Review: ‘Three Fourths Home’ is Almost There

    While ‘Three Fourths Home’ asks more questions than it answers, its tense and dramatic story offer players enough information to draw their own conclusions.

    by Melissa Loomis | 4 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • Broken Age Review

    ‘Broken Age’ Review

    Do you like stories? Play ‘Broken Age.’ Do you like solid humor, beautiful graphics, interesting characters, or old school adventure games? Play ‘Broken Age.’

    by Christopher Gates | 4 weeks ago  |  No Comments

  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review

    ‘State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition’ Review

    We take a look at ‘State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition’ on Xbox One, a ported Xbox 360 title that throws players into an unforgiving zombie apocalypse.

    by John Jacques | 1 month ago  |  2 Comments

  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Review

    ‘Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China’ Review

    ‘Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China’ features a unique art style and fun level design, but the stealth-focused gameplay starts to wear thin after a while.

    by Anthony Taormina | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Crypt of the NecroDancer Review

    ‘Crypt of the NecroDancer’ Review

    ‘Crypt of the NecroDancer’ more than lives up to its early access promise, providing players with an excellent hybrid of dungeon crawling and rhythm-based gameplay.

    by Rob Gordon | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Review

    ‘Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars’ Review

    ‘Tipping Stars’, Nintendo’s latest installment in the ‘Mario vs. Donkey Kong’ series, offers up tons of content and compelling central mechanic, but struggles to justify its price point.

    by Brad Jones | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Titan Souls Review

    ‘Titan Souls’ Review

    ‘Titan Souls’ offers an enjoyable torture as players take a series of incredibly difficult Titan boss fights with limited mechanics and only a single arrow.

    by Denny Connolly | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Review

    ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 3D’ Review

    ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 3D’ manages to provide JRPG fans with one of the best ports in recent memory, making the once Wii-exclusive a must-have on the New Nintendo 3DS.

    by Riley Little | 1 month ago  |  1 Comment

  • Sunless Sea Review

    Review: ‘Sunless Sea’ Sends Players Happily to Hellish Depths

    A blend of horror, humor, and deep-sea exploration, Sunless Sea surpasses a few shortcomings to deliver an engaging, inventive, and challenging indie experience.

    by Melissa Loomis | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Hero Generations Review

    ‘Hero Generations’ Review

    ‘Hero Generations’ is a surprisingly easy to learn game that puts a new spin on the strategy genre, with a unique concept and difficult, addicting gameplay.

    by Miranda Holtreman | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Convoy Review

    ‘Convoy’ Review

    ‘Convoy’ may stick a little too closely to the roguelikes it aims to emulate, but it is nonetheless an enthralling and addictive indie title with plenty of challenge.

    by Rob Gordon | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Sun Blast Review

    Review: Space Shooter ‘Sun Blast’ Brings Fast-Paced Action Arcade Fun

    ‘Sun Blast,’ Obline Software’s Sci-Fi space shooter has such an arcade game feel that you might reach for quarters once your ship is taken out by evil alien invaders.

    by Thor Weston | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Mortal Kombat X Review

    ‘Mortal Kombat X’ Review

    ‘Mortal Kombat X’ offers fans a diverse roster and tons of variety, but it’s the game’s ever-changing gameplay modes that are sure to keep players coming back.

    by Anthony Taormina | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • I Am Bread Review

    ‘I Am Bread’ Review

    ‘I Am Bread’ packs a surprising amount of entertainment, and those who find themselves curious about the game won’t be disappointed with its value if they take the plunge.

    by John Jacques | 1 month ago  |  2 Comments

  • Telepath Tactics Review

    ‘Telepath Tactics’ Review

    ‘Telepath Tactics’ may be slow to get going, but the turn-based RPG overcomes some clunky story elements with a nuanced ruleset and an easy-to-use map editor.

    by Rob Gordon | 1 month ago  |  1 Comment

  • Life Is Strange Episode 2 Review

    Review: ‘Life Is Strange’ Episode 2 Cranks Up the Tension

    ‘Life Is Strange Episode 2′ continues its intriguing foray into the dark and troubling side of adolescent life, increasing the drama but still tripping over speech and mechanics.

    by Melissa Loomis | 1 month ago  |  4 Comments

  • Unium Review

    Review: ‘Unium’ is a Chill Puzzle Game to Twist Your Brain

    Puzzle game ‘Unium’ by Kittehface Studios provides a polished and relaxing experience for a simple but increasingly complex series of line-drawing puzzles.

    by Thor Weston | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Review

    ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ Review

    ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ manages to make for an entertaining stopgap between core ‘Resident Evil’ entries by offering a fun-filled co-op, but lackluster graphics.

    by Riley Little | 1 month ago  |  7 Comments

  • Toukiden: Kiwami Review

    ‘Toukiden: Kiwami’ Review

    For players just getting started with hunting games, Toukiden Kiwami delivers hours of monster-bashing fun, but it won’t unseat the reigning king of the genre any time soon.

    by Christopher Gates | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • VoidExpanse Review

    ‘VoidExpanse’ Review

    ‘VoidExpanse’ may not be the finished article, with a few frustrating flaws and stability issues, but is nonetheless an addictive and fun space-based sandbox RPG.

    by Rob Gordon | 1 month ago  |  No Comments

  • MLB 15: The Show Review

    ‘MLB 15: The Show’ Review

    With its stunning graphics and pitch-perfect gameplay, ‘MLB 15: The Show’ is one of the best baseball games ever made. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it better than last year’s edition.

    by Christopher Gates | 1 month ago  |  1 Comment

  • Tower of Guns Review

    ‘Tower of Guns’ Review

    ‘Tower of Guns’s randomized levels and enemies offers players a frenzied challenge, but ultimately fails to keep players engaged for longer than a few minutes at a time

    by Boston Blake | 1 month ago  |  2 Comments

  • The Detail Game Review

    Review: Episode One of ‘The Detail’ Game Sets Stage For Gritty Crime Story

    ‘The Detail’ game is a point-and-click mystery, recently released by Rival Games. It channels The Wire and film noir in its intriguing first episode: ‘Where the Dead Lie’.

    by Melissa Loomis | 2 months ago  |  No Comments

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones Review

    ‘Stealth Inc 2′ Review

    ‘Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones’ makes the leap to cross-platform and delivers some incredibly challenging platforming puzzles along with a great sense of humor.

    by Denny Connolly | 2 months ago  |  No Comments

  • Dreaming Sarah Review

    Review: ‘Dreaming Sarah’ Evokes ‘Yume Nikki’ And Trippy Nostalgia

    Inspired by the RPG ‘Yume Nikki,’ Asteristic’s ‘Dreaming Sarah’ features nice 16-bit graphics, a challenging game world, and an incredible soundtrack.

    by Thor Weston | 2 months ago  |  No Comments

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

    ‘Borderlands: The Handsome Collection’ Review

    ‘Borderlands: The Handsome Collection’ packages the best and worst entry of the franchise together, making it a difficult proposition for casual fans.

    by Anthony Taormina | 2 months ago  |  2 Comments

  • Neverwinter Review

    ‘Neverwinter’ Xbox One Review

    ‘Neverwinter’ is the first true MMO to hit Xbox One, and does a good job bringing the adventures and challenges of an MMORPG to the Microsoft console.

    by Boston Blake | 2 months ago  |  8 Comments