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Richard Hoover

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Mørkredd review Article

Mørkredd review

Though this atmospheric physics puzzler centered around light and shadow can be enjoyed solo, it shines brightest when played with a partner in two-player co-op.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Apr 12, 2021
Alien Function review Article

Alien Function review

The Sir Typhil fantasy series goes to space, where it works surprisingly well in this enjoyable point-and-click romp that's suitable for newcomers and existing fans alike.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Mar 29, 2021
Dragon Audit review Article

Dragon Audit review

Added all up, this character- and relationship-driven fantasy adventure more than accounts for a few rough edges along the way.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Mar 2, 2021
Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy review Article

Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy review

This stylish point-and-click adventure delivers just the right elements for many hours of intergalactic puzzling fun.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Feb 22, 2021
An Interesting Journey of Monsieur PAF review Article

An Interesting Journey of Monsieur PAF review

This isometric puzzler provides plenty of time-wasting fun, but only if you're able to power through its poorly implemented controls.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Jan 6, 2021
Sam & Max Save the World – Remastered review Article

Sam & Max Save the World – Remastered review

It doesn't reproduce the same culture shock of the original, but the Freelance Police look, sound, and play better than ever in this modern makeover of their first episodic season.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Dec 23, 2020
Biped review Article

Biped review

Though far from a traditional puzzle game, multiplayer fans in particular will get a kick out of the co-op mode in this cute little robot action-adventure.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Dec 14, 2020
Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story review Article

Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story review

It doesn't look or sound much like sci-fi or feel very scary, but this slow-starting side-scroller does offer a taste of paranormal drama that builds towards a satisfying conclusion.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Dec 10, 2020
Solas and the White Winter review Article

Solas and the White Winter review

This serene Celtic-themed puzzler is pleasant while it lasts, so long as you can weather the needlessly extended treks through the snow to get to the good parts.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 10, 2020
The Signifier review Article

The Signifier review

This surreal first-person mystery adventure might leave your head spinning, but it conveys a cleverly layered sci-fi story through a distinctive visual style and unusual gameplay mechanics.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Oct 16, 2020
Syberia: The World Before first look preview Article

Syberia: The World Before first look preview

A surprise early prologue of Benoît Sokal's new adventure provides a promising glimpse of what comes next for Kate Walker and friends.

Read preview Oct 14, 2020
Relicta review Article

Relicta review

Those who enjoy Portal-style environmental puzzlers will be irresistibly drawn to this lengthy, challenging, highly polished sci-fi adventure.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Sep 28, 2020
Tales of the Neon Sea Article

Tales of the Neon Sea review

This pixel art side-scroller hints at an intriguing noir-tinged sci-fi detective mystery but unfortunately displays only intermittent flickers of potential.

Review score - 2 Read the review » Sep 23, 2020
Return of the Phantom review Article

Return of the Phantom flashback review

With MicroProse revived, the time is right to delve deep into the largely unheralded 1993 adventure and give it the high score it richly deserves.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Aug 21, 2020
Someday You’ll Return Article

Someday You’ll Return review

The creators of J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars are back with a well-crafted, substantial first-person psychological thriller.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jul 3, 2020

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