State of Decay 2

Hoo-boy, things just aren’t going well for Microsoft at the moment. State of Decay 2 follows so closely on the heels of its predecessor that you’d swear it was an expansion, if not the same game. While promising a new focus on building a community […]

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Extinction

Full disclosure, Extinction is the kind of game that makes me want to write snarky, despicable things about it. After the last two weeks, however, I’ve read some reminders about the chronically unfair and unhealthy strain game development has on the people who make them. […]

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Warframe (2018)

I remember letting out a frustrated groan when my partner said he had a new game for us to play: Warframe. We couldn’t afford a new game at the time, and he knew what I was thinking. “It’s free,” he quickly chirped, as his eyes […]

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Sea of Thieves

In what surely won’t be the last time in my illustrious pirate career, I once again find myself governor of a random little spit of sand and palms as my sad ship tips and slips beneath the waves. It’s in these moments of quiet contemplation […]

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Far Cry 5

Far Cry games have long followed an established formula: throw the player into a distinct setting, include a charismatic antagonist, and populate the area with lots of fun activities to do. This has served the series well so far, with previous the games having been […]

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Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive was a game sent wandering into a minefield. It could’ve been anywhere from horrendous to wonderful and still been received as a vile perversion either way. And that’s exactly what’s happened. I won’t argue that Konami doesn’t deserve to be vilified as […]

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A Way Out

When Josef Fares gave his legendary rant at last year’s Game Awards, I knew I had to play A Way Out. I was already interested to see what the guy behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons did next, but Josef’s raw passion for his […]

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Devil May Cry HD Collection

Preying on nostalgia continues to be a depressingly cynical cash cow for publishers in the off-months of the year as an increasing number of older games are being palmed off under the banner of “HD Remaster.” Few releases actually earn this title, though, and with […]

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance

The open-world RPG is by no means a neglected genre – the last decade has seen major titles arrive at a steady pace from developers in the US, Europe and Japan, ranging from high fantasy to sci-fi, to post-apocalyptic and all things in-between. It’s a […]

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Attack on Titan 2

In theory, an Attack on Titan game sounds like a great idea. The exhilarating speed of hunting 50-foot tall titans is unquestionably excellent in theory, and when the first game, Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, released in 2016, it presented a flawed formula that […]

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