A spread-shot cover of Dungeons of Hinterberg, showcasing the protagonist Luisa poised for battle against a backdrop of Hinterberg's citizens and Hinterberg's monsters.

Dungeons of Hinterberg Review - Airbrushed Brochure

Let me preface this review by stating that it was a weird experience. It’s been a while since I’ve been a spectator of so many peaks, valleys, troughs to trawl through, and clarity to connect the…

July 18, 2024 | 06:06 EDT

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Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Review - An Inconsistent Vacation

From its its initial reveal, the latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion Dawntrail has had some lofty expectations to live up to. It’s the follow-up to a decade-long story arc, which ended strong with…

July 10, 2024 | 03:49 EDT

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Dice & Fold Review - An Excellent Dice-Filled Dungeon Delve

The roguelike genre is one that’s exploded in recent years, with numerous fantastic roguelikes like Balatro and Hades II releasing for fans of the genre. Dice & Fold is a newcomer, and its debut…

July 8, 2024 | 07:08 EDT

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SunnySide Review - Buggy but Absolutely Worth It

If you thought you were done with cozy farming sims, think again – SunnySide takes everything people thought they knew and loved about the cozy farming genre and flips it on its head. Gone are the…

July 2, 2024 | 09:30 EDT

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Riven Review - Islands of Adventure

With the success of 2020’s Myst remake, it was only a matter of time before its sequel, Riven, saw a similar treatment. Thus, we have four years later, the newly updated version of Riven that…

June 24, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Review - Best of the Bosses

Our Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree review is here and it’s been one hell of an undertaking. Read on to discover our thoughts on what must be the most highly-anticipated DLC release of this year…

June 18, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Survival: Fountain of Youth Review — A Journey Through a Timeless Legend

The tale of the fountain of youth is one passed down through the generations. Magical water that can stop and even reverse aging, allowing one to live forever. This is the foundational narrative for …

June 14, 2024 | 03:42 EDT

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Splodey Review - A Precision Platformer Based On Explosive Momentum

Platformers are where many gamers got their start - Mario, Crash Bandicoot, LittleBigPlanet, Lucky - the list goes on. Graduating from that to the precision platformers like Super Meat Boy is the…

June 4, 2024 | 04:05 EDT

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game Review - Pratfall Inc.

Well, you can’t say that this one was coming. Whenever a horror icon jumps back into the spotlight, it’s for a crossover in Dead by Daylight, like Chucky from Child’s Play or Ghostface from Scream,…

May 27, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Review – Binaural Bedlam

From the first couple of minutes, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II overwhelms the senses. Crashing waves, thunderous rain, whimpering pleas for mercy; Ninja Theory’s got it all. And that’s all on top of…

May 21, 2024 | 04:00 EDT

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Po'ed: Definitive Edition Review - More Like Poo'ed

In all likelihood, you saw the headline of this review or scrolled down to check out the score before coming to read this here introduction. If that's the case, let me tell you: yes, Po'ed:…

May 16, 2024 | 08:00 EDT

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Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER Review - Monolithium

There’s been an uptick to the brightside lately, and that’s excluding the deluge of wholesome games that have become part and parcel of the indie scene as of late. Pessimism is no longer at the…

May 15, 2024 | 07:11 EDT

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Mullet MadJack Review - Nostalgia-fueled Frenzy

The amount of quality indie titles that have launched in May is already overwhelmingly large, so I'm here to urge you to add another game to that list: Mullet MadJack. With a name as awesome as "…

May 14, 2024 | 04:00 EDT

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Robobeat Review - Robot Rock

In retrospect, the emergence of the rhythm shooter as a genre, along with its kissing cousin the rhythm character action game, should have been obvious. Combining high-octane, fast-paced combat with…

May 13, 2024 | 09:30 EDT

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Animal Well Review - An Iceberg's Worth Of Puzzles Deep Below The Surface

Since its announcement, Animal Well has been one of my most anticipated games. Detailed pixel graphics, platforming, and enough confidence in their puzzles to hide one in the announcement trailer. It…

May 9, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Indika Review - Nun More Strange

There's a moment fairly early on in narrative adventure Indika in which our titular heroine, a nun, is tasked with filling a barrel with water. To do so, she must painstakingly fill a bucket five…

May 1, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Another Crab's Treasure Review - Crab Battle

I'd like to start this Another Crab's Treasure review with an admission: I didn't know things were so brutal under the sea. Did you know crabs are literally killing each other down there with…

April 24, 2024 | 12:00 EDT

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Phantom Fury Review - Bowling Bombs Away

Ah, Ion Fury. It's a game I remember as fondly as my time with Dusk, Amid Evil, and other modern-day boomer shooters. Certainly, if there was a hall of fame for such games, Ion Fury's Shelly Harrison…

April 22, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - Short Expectations And Mismanaged Scope

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a new title from Rabbit and Bear Studio, a studio formed by game developers and artists who worked on the original Suikoden titles. Hundred Heroes itself is a…

April 21, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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The Planet Crafter Review - Building a Better World

The subject of terraforming — transforming a planet to be more Earthlike — has been addressed in a handful of games over the years, but few titles are truly dedicated to exploring the concept. The…

April 10, 2024 | 10:24 EDT

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Children of the Sun Review - Left Wanting For More

It's not uncommon to see games about revenge-driven protagonists, murderous psychic cults, and stories where you leave a trail of bodies in your wake. What makes Children of the Sun's approach to…

April 9, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Botany Manor Review - More Than Chemical

If you could pigeonhole any publisher, it would be Whitethorn Games. A catalog composed of cottage-core and kitschy chronicles of ordinary people doing (extra)ordinary things, whether it’s the…

April 8, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Runescape Kingdoms Shadow of Elvarg Review – Hail Brassica Prime!

In my earliest gaming days, I loved playing Runescape. Jagex's long-running fantasy MMO, while not as high profile as its peers, maintained a strong grip on me thanks to its mix of grand fantasy…

March 29, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Pepper Grinder Review - I Dig It

I love me a good platformer, whether is be a AAA title like the excellent Super Mario Bros. Wonder, or smaller projects like 2022's Shovel Knight Dig. Every good game in the genre needs a hook to it…

March 28, 2024 | 12:00 EDT

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Open Roads Review - Driving Motivation

Appropriately enough, Open Roads has traveled a long and winding path to launch. Revealed in 2020, the road trip adventure was originally being worked on under the Fullbright name, but then…

March 27, 2024 | 12:00 EDT

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Call of Cthulhu: Arkham Review - Supplemental Strangeness

A long-time favorite of tabletop RPG players, Call of Cthulhu brings the cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft (and his successor storytellers) home. First released in 1981, and currently on its 7th…

March 21, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Review - Arisen Once More

The original Dragon’s Dogma was always such an elusive game to me. I never had the chance to play it when it came out back in 2012, but I always held a sort of peripheral awareness that it was…

March 20, 2024 | 11:00 EDT

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Alone in the Dark Review – Southern Gothic Hospitality

Discerning horror fans are aware of Alone in the Dark's legacy. The original 1992 release was a pioneer of survival horror, introducing many ideas, tropes, and gameplay elements that would be refined…

March 19, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Outcast: A New Beginning Review - A Social Outcast

While you may be forgiven for thinking that the days of the white-as-the-driven-snow pulp action protagonist are over, our Outcast: A New Beginning Review might make you think twice.  If you're in…

March 17, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection Review - You Can Kill Gungans

Ah, Pandemic Studios. Playing Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection reminds me of its original development studio, and how much I adored both this team's work. Known for games such as Destroy All…

March 13, 2024 | 09:00 EDT

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The Thaumaturge Review - Isometric Adventures

Our The Thaumaturge Review will tell you what we thought about the latest dark isometric RPG from Seven Developer Fools' Theory. If you enjoy this review, you might also want to see our recent…

March 6, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley - Keeping Cozy Games Fresh

As an enthusiast of cozy games, let’s face it, it’s been a while since we’ve had anything innovative come out. Sure, there’s a new farming sim coming out basically every month, but there’s only so…

March 5, 2024 | 01:52 EST

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Pacific Drive Review - Beep Beep

This Pacific Drive review will tell you how we get on during our West Coast adventure in this atom-flavored, mad-science romp.  If you enjoy this review, you might want to check out our other…

March 5, 2024 | 01:30 EST

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WWE 2k24 Review - Hollywood Apologetics

Personally, I’m glad wrestling isn’t a tired punchline of “fake-ry" anymore. In the beginning stretches of WWE 2k24, wrestling commentator Corey Graves defines wrestling as an art form, and I very…

March 4, 2024 | 06:00 EST

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Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster Review - Return of the KEX

Without Nightdive Studios, it's a fact I wouldn't be as big of a boomer shooter fan as I am today. The work they do to make the inaccessible, well, accessible is an insane feat of game development.…

February 28, 2024 | 08:00 EST

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Wrath: Aeon of Ruin Review - Brutal, Yet Underwhelming

Plenty of boomer shooters launch first in Steam's Early Access, but rarely do they spend as long a time in development as Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. Still, a long development isn't necessarily a bad thing…

February 26, 2024 | 10:00 EST

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Skull and Bones Review - Dead and Buried Already

As I set sail in Skull and Bones I am reminded of many experiences. There is a vague glimmer of the remnants of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag here occasionally, but most of the time I recall a lot…

February 21, 2024 | 10:05 EST

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Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story Review

Take a breath and imagine you’re sitting in a whimsical forest with spring-time trees, purple crystal stalagmites, and butterflies flitting through the air. In the background, you hear gears grinding…

February 19, 2024 | 10:34 EST

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Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden Review – Frontier Spirits

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden continues developer Don't Nod's history of ambitious interactive narratives. It is a refinement of the team's character-driven thematic storytelling while still…

February 12, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior Review – Time After Time

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? We’ve all been there—and Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior cranks that idea up to 11, literally. This debut title from Sand Door Studio combines…

February 5, 2024 | 10:00 EST

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Granblue Fantasy: Relink Review - A Grand Adventure

If you asked me what Granblue Fantasy was before December of last year, I wouldn't be able to tell you anything. It was after the release of the stellar Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising that I…

January 31, 2024 | 10:00 EST

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Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Review - Top Tier Questing

It gets to a certain point in a long-running series where the latest entries stop resembling the originals. Luckily, that’s not an issue Like a Dragon has to contend with because it would be…

January 23, 2024 | 07:51 EST

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Review – It's About Time! (and Space)

Prince of Persia hasn’t been in the limelight for years, with its last mainline entries barely making a splash (Forgotten Sands, indeed). Thankfully, The Lost Crown brings it back to the forefront…

January 11, 2024 | 12:00 EST

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Warhammer Underworlds Daggok's Stab-Ladz Review - Schemes Let You Plan Ahead, But Make Pivoting Harder

As the exploration of the Deathgorge continues in the latest Season of Warhammer Underworlds a new warband has been released. Daggok's Stab-Ladz are a new Orruk Warband with a new plot related to…

December 23, 2023 | 05:05 EST

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Kingpin: Reloaded Review - Out of Ammo

The thing I love about remasters for old-school shooters like Quake II and Rise of the Triad: Ludicrous Edition is that I'm able to play these titles without having to jump through hoops for them to…

December 13, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Pinball M Review - Tilted Terrors

There’s a certain novelty to pinball tables that always outweighs the potential of pinball itself. Quick tie-ins to popular IPs, voice clips from said IPs characters that are semi-relevant to the…

December 13, 2023 | 10:00 EST

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House Flipper 2 Review - Electric Flipperoo

With the outstanding success of Frozen District’s 2018 game House Flipper, it seemed almost inevitable in this era of HGTV and makeover mania that a sequel would get developed, after a gratuitous…

December 12, 2023 | 02:36 EST

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Review - Opening Pandora's Box

The world of Pandora has been a place people have yearned to visit for a decade and a half. While gamers got a chance to visit it in 2009s video game movie tie-in it's only this year that the world…

December 6, 2023 | 06:05 EST