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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LEGO and Star Wars: these are just two of my favourite things. I have to be honest, though, as this is somehow the first LEGO Star Wars game I’ve played despite the fact the first game in the series launched on more than a decade […]

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Mighty No. 9

Disclaimer: The author of this review received a key for the game because he backed the game on Kickstarter when this all began. He spent actual, real currency on this and was part of the many thousands of people who helped conjure it into reality. […]

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Hearts of Iron IV

It’s a given that strategy games are more complicated than other genres. They’re more demanding on a player to know what’s going on and how to respond, and their unforgiving nature doesn’t help the accessibility. But, hey, to hell with casuals, am I right? We’ve […]

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Total War: WARHAMMER

Okay, look. We all knew that Total War needed to make a Warhammer game a decade ago. Now that Games Workshop has stopped being complete dicks about their IP (utter, but not complete dicks), the fantasy of a million inner 15-year olds has finally come […]

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Stellaris

4X games are one of those things that you either sink your life into or brush aside. There’s rarely a grand strategy game you can come in and out of, probably because grand strategy doesn’t lend itself to a time-poor lifestyle. Unfortunately, time-poor is the […]

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