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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Review – The Only Good Bug? A Dead Bug

April 15, 2019 by Kyle Johnson

Earth is in shambles. Giant mutated ants, scorpions, and spiders wander the countryside, terrorizing humanity’s remnants. In the few remaining urban centers, gargantuan robots stalk between high-rises, smashing skyscrapers like…

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Anno 1800 Review – A Return To Form

April 15, 2019 by Dan Hodges

After a couple of trips to the future, Ubisoft Blue Byte’s city-building series finally returns to its historical roots. Set at the beginning of a radical industrial age full of…

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Yoshi’s Crafted World Review – Glossed Sequins and Scrambled Eggs

April 12, 2019 by Alex Santa Maria

For some reason that no one can seem to understand, Nintendo has had trouble following up Yoshi’s Island. The last game in the original 2D Mario lineage, most (but not all)…

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Zanki Zero Review – Clones and Mystery at the End of the World

April 11, 2019 by Andrew Stretch

Nowadays it’s more and more difficult to make a unique game. Games come out in such a rapid rate that it’s easy to lose some to the wayside. So many…

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Unheard Review – Sound Design

April 11, 2019 by Ron Welch

Have you ever noticed that NPCs usually don’t interact with each other? You might spill someone’s deep dark secret, but no consequence ever comes of it. If it does, it…

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Weedcraft Inc Review – Mr. Nice Guy

April 11, 2019 by Robert N. Adams

Weedcraft Inc is a game that begins with a fairly straightforward premise: what if someone made a tycoon game about the cannabis business? Sure, there have been classic simple games…

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Pathway Review – Basically Indiana Jones

April 10, 2019 by Austin Suther

Captain Luiz ‘Piranha’ Pereira and Miguel Ignacio Caballero are as tough and experienced as they come. They’ve raided tombs, discovered priceless treasures, and killed countless Nazis. In proper “Indiana Jones”…

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Falcon Age Review – I Forgot the Word

April 9, 2019 by Samuel Guglielmo

Birds are okay. I mean they scream at obscenely early hours and poop on my car, but otherwise, they’re pretty cool. The best birds are those big ol’ falcons that…

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Blaster Master Zero 2 Review – Nostalgia Done Right

April 8, 2019 by Robert Grosso

Some of the hardest games to judge are retro titles. My reviews of Mega Man 11, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and ToeJam & Earl show how easily nostalgia can have…

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Dangerous Driving Review – Bump In The Road

April 8, 2019 by Dan Hodges

With Danger Zone, Three Fields Entertainment – a group of ex-Criterion developers seeking to rekindle the arcade racer genre – tried to recapture the chaos and excitement of Burnout’s Crash…