Console Gaming Reviews
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is certainly not bad and has some genuine charm but the incessant need to add jokes to everything leaves the experience feeling a little taxing.
As you look across cityscapes, do you ever wonder what each structure is thinking about? Wonder no more with this puzzling-management game, Buildings Have Feelings Too!
Deiland: Pocket Planet edition looks to the cosmos but gets pulled in by the inexorable pull of planets - leaving you to crash land after just a few hours. While the rebuild can be fun, the waiting often isn’t worth it
Rain On Your Parade is a clever little puzzle game that references and spoofs dozens of popular video games.
Cozy Grove is a life-sim game that takes a few pages from Animal Crossing while encouraging you to take some time to log off from the game. While the controls are finicky at best, it still provides for a comfortable experience.
Outriders is one of those rare games where it not only lives up to expectations, but completely surpasses them.
It's no wonder that Monster Hunter Rise's sales are through the roof worldwide. The series became mainstream with World, and many gamers are realizing just how addicting the formula for this series is. Monster Hunter Rise does a wonderful job of introducing new mechanics while feeling similar to past entries, and it even looks damn good too. I truly fear for society's free time, as I am sure it has diminished greatly for those who picked up Rise.
Say NO! More is game about saying "No" in order to climb the corporate ladder. Is it as empowering and satisfying as it sounds? Read and find out.
We take a look at Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins, a new found phone game from the team behind Simulacra.
This could be to Immortals what Spider-Man: Miles Morales is to Spider-Man — A fresh, tight, bite-sized piece of what makes the base game so likeable.
We take a look at PolyAmorous' narrative adventure game Paradise Lost. It's not a John Milton adaptation, but an alternate-history game about Nazis. Kinda.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is a worthy successor to the original and something that both veterans and newcomers alike are sure to find entertainment with, even if it’s not as fresh as before.
Sanity of Morris wants to invoke paranoia and investigative skepticism, but instead elicits frustration and unintentional hilarity.
Mundaun feels like the labor of love sole developer Michel Ziegler describes it as. Its lack of polish contributes to a palpable atmosphere--one whose cultural touchstones are rarely seen in gaming. It's a worthwhile four to seven hour adventure.
Can’t Drive This takes the typical driving game and twists it into this insane, chaotic, ultra-fun couch co-op that honestly makes me wonder where this game has been all my life. The gameplay is simple—one player builds the road while the other drives—but it’s guaranteed to demand all of your time and effort, so be prepared to laugh (or fight) with your family and friends for hours on end.
Neurodeck is a truly fascinating game. Playing against your own fears, it attempts to offer quite a lot. Does it pay off or does it fail to scare?
In Rays of the Light is a really good, if brief, atmospheric adventure that will provide players at least some moments of introspection.
The pulp, retro aesthetic and themes of The Outer Worlds is a prime setting for a good ol' murder mystery, and what do you know? The second and final DLC for Obsidian's RPG, Murder on Eridanos, provides just that. While the previous DLC, Peril on Gorgon, featured a heavier emphasis on combat, reading through notes and terminals, and listening to audio logs, Murder on Eridanos is a conversation-heavy, slower adventure that takes advantage of The Outer Worlds' stellar dialogue system.
We take a look at Soulslike Pascal's Wager, which is making the jump from mobile to PC. It has nothing to do with the 17th-century philosophical quandary.
Gnosia is a unique new entry into the "social deduction" genre in which the player must identify which crew members have become shapeshifting aliens - and then go through it again in a series of time loops until the true mystery can be solved at last.
Dexterity and careful planning collide in the world's first "flick and write" board game.
My opinion from 2013 remains relatively unchanged—Super Mario 3D World is a fun and buttery smooth, if a bit generic experience as far as Mario games go. Bowser's Fury, on the other hand, makes up for this experience by offering a fresh, challenging and frantic experience featuring a beefed up and very angry version of Bowser.
Yupitergrad is a great addition to the roster of Oculus Quest games, despite its issues
The Pusheen The Cat: Purrfect Pick Card Game brings very light strategic thinking to this family-weight game full of beautiful visuals and high production quality.
Nioh 2 doesn't dramatically alter what came before, but wisely updates the first game to create a stunning sequel and absolute must-play for fans.
We take a look at Clever Beans' open-world Soulslike Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King. Will it bring something new to the genre?
We sit down and take a look at Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing, a tale of love in the time of quarantines and lockdowns, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Playing Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is like curling up in front of a fire with a good book: you give yourself to the story. Bugs and obtuse puzzles aren't enough to detract from what's a unique and thoroughly entertaining experience.
ERA: Survival brings gritty realism to the table with its low-powered approach to horror gaming.
Destruction AllStars is a fantastic PlayStation Plus offering with a ton of fun to be had. Two of its game modes are fantastic fun, and it's characters are vibrant and full of life. The microtransactions and lack of content make it a hard sell if it weren't for it being free right now, but it'll hopefully be adjusted in the future.