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valheim

Valheim Defies Odds as a Bug-Free Early Access Survival Game

It has vikings, Norse mythology, low-poly graphics, and fantasy elements. Still, Valheim hasn't quite captivated me yet, but it is easily one of the most polished, competent titles in Early Access to date.
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Evil Genius 2 is a Promising Revival of a Classic Strategy Game

We explore how to be the world's greatest criminal mastermind in Evil Genius 2, a highly-anticipated sequel to the classic strategy game from 2004.
Lab Rat Preview Feature

Lab Rat Puts You To The Test

Chump Team's new narrative puzzler shines due to its central AI character whose approach to "machine learning" is like nothing you've seen before
Freedom Five

Freedom Five Preview

Defenders of the Realm gets a superhero twist with Freedom Five.
Dystopian Wars: Hunt for the Prometheus

Dystopian Wars: Hunt for the Prometheus Preview

We preview the new nautical wargame Dystopian Wars: Hunt for the Prometheus 2-player starter set.
Blue Fire

Blue Fire is a Beautiful but Buggy Union of Zelda and Dark Souls

Zelda Souls is finally real, and the marriage of the two formulas is seamless. But constant crashes and bugged boss fights make Blue Fire impossible to fully experience.
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Hauma Offers a Taste of Sweet Revenge

Attacked and left for dead, an ex-detective tries to get her revenge on the people who wronged her. She quickly finds herself in over her head with a vast conspiracy.
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Get a Running Start on Lunark

Run and tumble through the future in Lunark, an upcoming indie 2D sci-fi platformer with gorgeous retro graphics.
Roguebook

The Roguebook Demo is Interesting, but Needs to go Off Book

Roguelike deck-builder, Roguebook, offers and interesting Slay the Spire like experience that could do with a little bit more
HROT

HROT is a Feverish Slavic Shooter

If there's one thing I've learned from HROT, it's that Czechoslovakia was a weird place in the late 80s. In my time with the first episode of this Early Access shooter, I came across floating, projectile-shooting heads, teleporting, gas mask-clad soldiers, and a rocket-shooting gymnastics pommel horse out for blood. That's just some of the horrors you'll come across in this trip of a retro FPS.
A long Journey to an Uncertain End

A Long Journey to an Uncertain End Offers an Uncertain Start

LGBTQ+ Space Opera, A Long Journey to an Uncertain End, offers an enticing, yet fairly stripped back demo
Kings of War War In the Holds

Kings of War War In The Holds Preview

We take a look at the latest Kings of War starter set and the 2 forces of Goblins and Ratkin it contains.
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Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is Both Bleak and Beautiful

The Upcoming Soulsborne Metroidvania is a Pretty Romp in a Dark World
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Is Everspace 2 the Beautifully Designed Spaceship Sim You've Been Waiting For?

Everspace 2 is a fast-paced, action-packed spaceship RPG that allows you to explore a vast galaxy while customizing your ship. This Everspace sequel is gorgeously designed and offers plenty for you to explore and do as you battle outlaw spacecraft and mine distant asteroids. The Everspace 2 release date will be available soon, in the meantime take a look at our thoughts on the Everspace 2 gameplay and customization options.
Bushido Open Rebellion and The Brotherhood Themed Warbands.

Bushido Open Rebellion and The Brotherhood Preview

We take a look at the latest themed warband packs for Bushido Risen Sun in our Open Rebellion and The Brotherhood preview.
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Persona 5 Strikers Adds Omega Force Flair In All The Right Places

Coming up on almost a year since the Japanese release of Persona 5 Scramble we're now a month away from Persona 5 Strikers gettin
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Loop Hero brings Groundhog Day Fun to Roguelikes

As simple as it looks on the surface, Loop Hero is the kind of experience that grows on you. It's a game that isn't so much about playing out the hero winning so much as you making it possible for them to win in the first place. As for whether or not that idea can fully sustain this game until the credits roll, that remains to be seen.
ASoIaF TMG Baratheon Starter Set.

A Song of Ice and Fire TMG Baratheon Starter Set Preview

A Song of Ice and Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game (ASoIaF TMG) by CMON, is a super punchy rank and flank tabletop wargame based on
Carnevale Escape From San Canciano

Carnevale Escape From San Canciano Preview

Carnevale is a fantasy skirmish wargame from TTCombat, set in the canals and alleyways of Venice.
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Olija Is An Epic Storybook Adventure

Bleak-core should probably be its own genre at this point.
Key art from Gods Will Fall

Kill Your Gods in Gods Will Fall

Deicide is a surprisingly common event in video games.
Marvel Crisis Protocol X-Men

Marvel Crisis Protocol X-Men Preview

The X-Men have arrived for Marvel Crisis Protocol.
King's Bounty 2

King's Bounty 2 Promises An Interesting New Look at the Franchise

If you’re anything like me, the King’s Bounty series has been known as a fun romp through a series of games that were highly inspired by t
LimboDivision209 MissWarmJ

LimboDivision209 MissWarmJ Preview

LimboDivision209 creates sci-fi miniatures in both 75mm and 35mm scale.