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Unknown Fate review Article

Unknown Fate review

Look before you leap into this surreal 3D puzzle-platformer, as its suffers a few misfires in its Portal-like approach.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Mar 18, 2019
Tick Tock: A Tale for Two review Article

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two review

This two-player co-op adventure provides some lite puzzling fun while it lasts, but time is up just when it should really be getting started.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Mar 11, 2019
She and the Light Bearer review Article

She and the Light Bearer review

Primarily for children, the appeal of this charming little storybook tale threatens to be devoured by repetitive dialogue.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Feb 18, 2019
Moon Castle review Article

Moon Castle review

This Myst-style adventure offers a serious challenge, though it'll leave even the most ardent puzzle fan howling at the many technical issues.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jan 16, 2019
Nelson and the Magic Cauldron review Article

Nelson and the Magic Cauldron review

Though it could use more seasoning, this traditional indie adventure brews up a pleasant little inventory-laden, point-and-click experience.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 11, 2019
Beyond the Sky review Article

Beyond the Sky review

This delightful fairy tale adventure will win you over with its storybook-style charm and help overcome any fear of challenging logic puzzles.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jan 4, 2019
Abha: Light on the Path review Article

Abha: Light on the Path review

This easygoing adventure provides a short but pleasant time, but could use more illumination of its fantasy/sci-fi world with touches of magical realism.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Dec 4, 2018
The Way of Love: Sub Zero review Article

The Way of Love: Sub Zero review

This Iranian rescue mission is a lukewarm experience after weighing bugs and ease against an intriguing setting and premise.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 27, 2018
TSIOQUE review Article

TSIOQUE review

It's easy to get caught up in this short but charmingly beautiful fairy tale adventure of a princess saving her castle.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Nov 12, 2018
39 Days to Mars review Article

39 Days to Mars review

This stylish steampunk co-op adventure serves up plenty of whimsical charm for one or two players, but sputters from clunky controls and repetitive tasks.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 5, 2018
TARTARUS review Article

TARTARUS review

Judgment is delivered: This sci-fi adventure in space cooks up a tedious overload of anachronistic DOS-style command line puzzles and very little else.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Oct 16, 2018
The Spectrum Retreat review Article

The Spectrum Retreat review

Alternating story-driven exploration with colour-based puzzling is an intriguing concept that comes with some notable reservations in this surreal sci-fi adventure.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Oct 10, 2018
Lamplight City preview Article

Lamplight City review

The rich steampunk world is a definite highlight of Grundislav's new retro-styled mystery, but there's surprisingly little to do throughout its five distinct investigations.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Sep 14, 2018
The Birdwatcher review Article

The Birdwatcher review

The 13th Carol Reed adventure provides another scenic Swedish tour, but a compelling investigative mystery is largely missing along the way.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Aug 13, 2018
Unavowed review Article

Unavowed review

We swear, this superb dark urban fantasy possesses so many fine qualities that it may be Wadjet Eye's best adventure yet.

Review score - 5 Read the review » Aug 8, 2018

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