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Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance Review

In the months and years following the German occupation of France during World War II, the people of France found it troubling dealing with the oppressive regime placed upon them. French communists,…

March 6, 2020 | 11:00 EST

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Stellaris: Ancient Relics Review - That Belongs in a Space Museum!

One of the most ubiquitous themes in sci-fi media is the existence of ancient and incomprehensibly powerful, but extinct alien civilizations. The names may change, but the story is almost always the…

June 4, 2019 | 10:00 EDT

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Stellaris: Distant Stars Review- How I Wonder What You Are

A fascinating question that almost every developer has to answer at one point or another is "What do we do with all this empty space?" After all, you can't just cram all of your game's content into…

May 23, 2018 | 01:00 EDT

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Stellaris: Apocalypse Review - One World Ends, That Another May Begin

Of all the games that let you pretend to be a god-emperor among the stars, Stellaris is certainly among the more comprehensive. In the span of several hours, you can claim solar systems for your…

March 6, 2018 | 09:00 EST

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Hearts of Iron IV Review

Some believe that to understand the inner workings of warfare requires a heart of iron. That should one fail to do other than curse and shun its existence, one is somehow lauding the violence, death…

June 7, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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Stellaris Review - Reaching for the Stars

I've never really played a 4X game before. I don’t really even know why. To my credit, I've tried the base version Civilization V, Crusader Kings II, and Europa Universalis IV. Each time I would put…

May 27, 2016 | 11:00 EDT