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Toy-Tastic Adventure Tin Hearts Delayed, But Not For Switch

Wired Productions and Rogue Sun have announced that Tin Hearts has been pushed back on most platforms. The game will now launch on May 16th for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, but if you're a Nintendo…

April 6, 2023 | 09:38 EDT

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Terra Nil Review

There’s a vast sea of city-building games out there on Steam. There are several cozy ones that you can just turn your brain off and play, and there are strategic ones that can take up hours in one…

March 27, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Process of Elimination

Process of Elimination Gets Demo for PS4 & Nintendo Switch

Today NIS America released a playable demo for Nippon Ichi Software's investigation mystery game Process of Elimination, which is coming west soon.  The demo is available on the PlayStation Store…

March 13, 2023 | 02:54 EDT

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Terra Nil Gets A Beginner's Guide Trailer To Show You How To Thrive

Devolver Digital has released a Beginner's Guide trailer showcasing what players can expect from the upcoming relaxing city-building title, Terra Nil. This gives us a first look at how not only to…

March 10, 2023 | 02:27 EST

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Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam Gets New Trailer And More Info

If you've been waiting for more info about the upcoming Professor Layton and the New World of Steam, you're in luck. Today's Level-5 showcase gave us a new trailer showing off the puzzle adventure's…

March 9, 2023 | 06:46 EST

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The Last Clockwinder Review

Few games are able to evoke powerful senses of wonder and pure joy, and those that do are often considered some of the best of all time. The last game I remember being just pure delight for its…

March 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Sherlock Holmes The Awakened Gets Release Date & Goes Gold

Get your magnifying glass out and ready, as the Sherlock Holmes The Awakened release date has finally been revealed alongside the announcement that the game has officially gone gold. Now, what does…

March 6, 2023 | 02:07 EST

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Every Professor Layton Game Ranked

Widely acclaimed as one of the best puzzle game series of all time, Level-5’s Professor Layton stars the eponymous professor and his apprentice, Luke, following them as they travel around a bizarre…

March 7, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Terra Nil

Terra Nil is a relaxing strategy game with city-building elements that allows players to turn a barren wasteland into a lavish and beautiful oasis. Players will be able to use high-tech eco-…

March 2, 2023 | 02:58 EST

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Terra Nil Paints a Hopeful Picture for the Future

 Development studio Free Lives doesn't shy away from the fact that its upcoming title, Terra Nil, is a "reverse city builder." While that is an interesting concept for a game to explore, it's the…

February 23, 2023 | 11:00 EST

Tin soldiers marching forward on a table in the puzzle adventure game Tin Hearts

Tin Hearts Release Date And Beta Confirmed With Heartwarming New Trailer

Wired Productions and Rogue Sun have released a new Tin Hearts trailer, which confirms the game's upcoming April release date. It's a suitably cute teaser for the game proper, which will offer more…

January 19, 2023 | 09:54 EST

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Energy Cycle

Energy Cycle is a puzzle game developed and published by Sometimes You. Originally released for the PC in 2016, it would eventually come to the PSVita, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch…

January 8, 2023 | 04:58 EST

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Energy Cycle Edge

Energy Cycle Edge is a puzzle game developed and published by Sometimes You. It was originally released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and even the PlayStation Vita in 2018, before coming…

January 8, 2023 | 04:37 EST

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Summertime Madness

Summertime Madness is a first person puzzle game developed and published by DP Games. Players control a nameless painter, who is sent inside one of his painting by a mysterious figure. While this…

January 6, 2023 | 01:47 EST

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Strange Horticulture

Strange Horticulture is a puzzle game developed by Bad Viking and published by Iceberg Interactive. You take the role of "the Horticulturist", the owner of local plant store Strange Horticulture in…

January 6, 2023 | 01:10 EST

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Eternal Threads

Eternal Threads is a time manipulating puzzle game where you're tasked with saving six people from a house fire in 2015. However, instead of directly stopping the fire, you must instead manipulate…

December 30, 2022 | 10:13 EST

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Card Shark

Card Shark is a game full of cheating, gambling, and cheating while gambling. You must learn how to play against many different types of opponents, as you cheat your way to the top of French society…

December 29, 2022 | 06:19 EST

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System Of Souls

System of Souls is a first person puzzle game set in the year 2155, where life on Earth has become unsustainable. To survive, humans are forced to transfer their souls into robotic bodies. However,…

December 29, 2022 | 05:48 EST

Shots of the Xbox Games with Gold January 2023 games, Iris Fall and Autonauts, side by side

Xbox Games With Gold January 2023 Games Offer Puzzles Galore

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Games with Gold January 2023 lineup. As ever, there are two games up for grabs next month, and they're both visually appealing puzzlers, so I hope you've got your…

December 29, 2022 | 11:41 EST

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A Little to the Left

A Little to the Left is a puzzle game where you're tasked with arranging various sets of household objects into the correct locations. This could be as simple as arranging objects by size, but many…

December 26, 2022 | 05:45 EST

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Escape Academy

Escape Academy sees you enrolling in the titular place of study, where you'll train to become the ultimate Escapist. During your time at the academy, you'll meet a wide variety of characters —…

December 26, 2022 | 05:15 EST

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Quirky Penguin Brawling Indie Game The Punchuin Available Now

The holiday season is nearly over, and with that comes the five-day Switch holiday indie game event. Today, as a part of the event, The Punchuin has been released by Shinen Games and features a nifty…

December 20, 2022 | 03:20 EST

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Portal With RTX Release Date Set For Next Week

The Portal with RTX release date has been set for next week. Chell's journey through the Aperture Science Enrichment Center is getting all-new sparkly lighting and visuals on December 8th, so get…

November 29, 2022 | 10:07 EST

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Escape Academy: Escape from Anti-Escape Island Review

Escape Academy's base game was one of the unexpected gems I originally found in the Steam Next Fest earlier this year, and I went on to thoroughly love the full game when it was released in July.…

November 11, 2022 | 01:00 EST

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Unpacking Sales Move Across The Million Mark

Unpacking sales have crossed the one million mark, according to developer Witch Beam. The studio also shared some interesting statistics about the game, including how many players flushed every…

November 4, 2022 | 09:28 EDT

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A Little to the Left Review

I'm always interested in a bit of wholesome zen comforting puzzles. Additionally, something about putting things in order just feels right. So I was intrigued when I first heard of A Little to the…

November 7, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad first debuted in Super Mario Galaxy and then became the star of his own set of minigames in Super Mario 3D World. Nintendo thought those were a good enough idea that they made them into…

October 28, 2022 | 11:31 EDT

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Lonesome Village Is A Cozy Coyote Puzzler Coming In November

Are you tired of blasting demons with your super shotgun? Looking for something a little more peaceful? Lonesome Village, a cute combat-free coyote puzzler in which you must rebuild the titular town…

October 4, 2022 | 11:41 EDT

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Lego Bricktales Release Date Will Have You Building Worlds

If you're on the market for a good puzzle-solver, Lego Bricktales may just be what the doctor ordered when it launches October 12th for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and…

September 15, 2022 | 09:27 EDT

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Toem New Island DLC Filled with Spooky and Puzzling Content on PlayStation Plus

It has been announced via the Sony blog that the Toem New Island DLC will include some spooky areas, new puzzles, minigames, and a vast amount of treasure to find. This will be the largest island…

September 12, 2022 | 03:08 EDT

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Hardcore Horror's at the Heart of My Friendly Neighborhood

It seems my fellow writers at TechRaptor love to scare me with the things I fear, so I'm sure this is going to add more fuel to the fire: Puppets are freaky as hell. But, just like how we watch…

September 9, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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The Outbound Ghost PC Release Date Announced

The Outbound Ghost PC release date has finally been announced, and just 3 short weeks away at that. The adorably spoopy RPG will release via Steam on September 21, 2022, and personally, we couldn't…

January 18, 2038 | 10:14 EST

A car from Need for Speed Heat, a hand-drawn scene from Toem, and an anime character from Granblue Fantasy: Versus, meant to represent the PlayStation Plus Essential September 2022 leak

PlayStation Plus Essential September 2022 Lineup Leaked

The PlayStation Plus Essential September 2022 lineup appears to have leaked, if a reliable source is to be believed. The games on offer next month will apparently include a neon-soaked racer, an…

August 31, 2022 | 08:38 EDT


Stray Review

Like any cat owner, Stray should perk up your ears, just as it did mine. My own cat -- who is appropriately named Kitten -- is perfect in every way, minus the fact that she always has a scowl like…

July 18, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Escape Academy Review

Escape Room games have been a hot trend for a while now, with entire franchises like Rusty Lake and mc2games being built upon the principle that you need to solve the puzzles and get out of the room/…

July 13, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Pokémon Puzzle League

Nintendo Switch Online Adds Pokemon Puzzle League Soon

Pokemon Puzzle League will arrive for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members on July 15th, with the 1-2 player puzzler giving more analytically minded Pokemon fans out there something new to…

July 8, 2022 | 09:25 EDT


Inscryption Console Release Leaked by Australian Rating Board

An Inscryption console release is finally coming, with the Australian Rating Board leaking the game's PS4 release. While it's just the PS4 release for now, a wider Inscryption console release…

July 5, 2022 | 11:06 EDT

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Xbox Games With Gold July 2022 Lineup Features Thrills, Kills And More

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup. There's a relaxing photography game, a first-person physics puzzler, a theme park sim, and a beloved ARPG to sink your teeth into,…

June 28, 2022 | 12:02 EDT

A puzzle in progress in Puzzle Quest 3, developed by D3 Go and published by 505 Games

505 Games Snaps Up Puzzle Quest Publisher D3 Go

Italian publisher 505 Games has snapped up Puzzle Quest studio D3 Go. 505 says the new acquisition will enable it to expand its free-to-play business, and the publisher intends to continue supporting…

June 27, 2022 | 10:49 EDT

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System Of Souls Review

There is a lot of debate surrounding the distinctions between consciousness and AI which many scientists and creatives try to address. There are plenty of stories about machines developing a way of…

June 29, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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Escape Academy Breaks Out

Way back in 2020, just before the plague started, we got my mother tickets to an escape room for her birthday. Of course, then the plague came and the escape room shut down and we weren't allowed a…

June 22, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Zachtronics Announces Its Final Game Last Call BBS

Indie studio Zachtronics has announced its latest game. Last Call BBS is a collection of puzzle games with a retro gaming computer framing device, and it's coming to Steam and PC Game Pass next month…

June 20, 2022 | 08:31 EDT

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The Legend Of Bum-bo Console Release Date Announced

The well-known roguelike The Binding Of Isaac has created a universe that also hosts The Legend Of Bum-bo, which will soon be available beyond PC. Another Edmund McMillen title, it's now scheduled…

June 15, 2022 | 02:50 EDT

The game's title painted like an oil brush in front of an 1700s French city.

Card Shark Review

Card Shark has all of the elements for a delightful quasi-historical romp through eighteenth-century France. Going from table to table, fleecing the aristocracy with sly tricks and aces up the sleeve…

June 1, 2022 | 04:29 EDT

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Eternal Threads Review

Narrative-focused games can be a bit of an acquired taste. After all, video games are primarily an interactive medium, so there’s no shame in not being into games that treat interactivity as a…

May 18, 2022 | 10:30 EDT

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Card Shark Tests Your Nerves

Cheating at cards is one of the quickest ways to identify a scoundrel and a conman. It is used as visual shorthand in every single creative medium. The people doing it range from the charismatic to…

May 10, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Charming Puzzle Game 'Please Fix the Road' Arrives June 2022

The charming and colorful puzzle game Please Fix the Road will be arriving on Steam and GOG in June 2022 -- and strangely, a special edition is being created for the naughty people who pirate the…

May 6, 2022 | 04:04 EDT

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Loot River: Basic Enemy Guide

Like many roguelikes, Loot River is very unforgiving. Every time you die, you get kicked back to the very start at the hub area of Sanctuary. When that happens, you lose everything that you've…

January 18, 2038 | 10:14 EST