Shenzhen I/O

I have been a massive fan of Zachtronics’ games since they released SpaceChem back in 2011. Their unique puzzle games have always been able to suck me into hours upon hours of seemingly endless frustration and pondering. Their latest release, Shenzhen I/O, uses their usual […]

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Farming Simulator 17

Have you ever stopped to smell the pigs? I have. For 15 hours, I sat right in front of those beady-eyed monstrosities and questioned what it was to be a man. We are not born of any unique substance to separate us from the chaff, […]

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Civilization VI

Glory to Nippon, most risen of the sunrise lands. Radiant are her borders, majestic are her fields, timeless is her charming attitude towards censorship, and her dedication to the true arts of war are legendary. Who knew that samurai were so good against artillery? Good […]

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Mafia III

Mafia III is a unique and ambitious title that breaks away from the norm of its previous entries and opts for a new setting and era. After the well-written but basic sandbox shooter Mafia II, the developers at Hangar 13 have taken a chance by […]

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Aragami

I really wanted to like Aragami. Created by Lince Works with a soundtrack from Two Feathers, Aragami was the game I was most looking forward to from E3 this year. My favourite game ever is Mark of the Ninja, so that may not be entirely […]

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

My introduction to Deus Ex began with a trailer back in 2010—yeah, you know the one. With its iconic black and gold aesthetic, cyberpunk themes, references to Greek mythology, and one of the most famous one-liners in gaming today: “I never asked for this…” Deus […]

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Mother Russia Bleeds

Beat ‘em ups were once arcade staples (when arcades were the staple) that started to go out of fashion as home consoles became more powerful and the genre itself became stale. When your 20-40 cent coin/s were at stake, each play basically amounted to a […]

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Obduction

I’m stuck. I’ve been walking around these same areas for a solid half-hour now without a damn clue as to where to go next. I can feel the end is near, the sweet, tantalising nectar of conclusion beckoning at my footsteps, but how the hell […]

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Bear With Me – Episode One

When I first stumbled across Bear With Me, I’m not sure what struck me first: the fact it’s a point ‘n’ click adventure or that it’s a noir-inspired tale starring a teddy bear detective. I’m a massive fan of crime and mystery thrillers from the […]

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Offworld Trading Company

Offworld Trading Company (OTC) is the RTS game that I never knew I wanted. Nuanced unit control and micro-management are my favourite parts of RTS games, so I was rather unenthused when I heard about an RTS game lacking any form of combat or unit […]

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