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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.

Read the review » Dec 4, 2018
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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.

Read the review » Nov 27, 2018

TSIOQUE review

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

Read the review » Nov 12, 2018

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.

Read the review » Nov 5, 2018
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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.

Read the review » Oct 16, 2018

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.

Read the review » Oct 10, 2018

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.

Read the review » Sep 14, 2018

The Birdwatcher review

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

Read the review » Aug 13, 2018

Unavowed review

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

Read the review » Aug 8, 2018

State of Mind hands-on archived preview

The future is now as we get a first look the upcoming transhumanist sci-fi adventure from Daedalic and Martin Ganteföhr.

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The Search review

Those looking for a short but sweet and easy exploration of personal creativity will find it in this pleasant slideshow-style adventure.

Read the review » Jul 25, 2018

Lisssn review

An audio-based puzzler might sound tempting, but its reliance on trial-and-error and repetition won't strike a chord with many adventure fans.

Read the review » Jul 16, 2018

Lamplight City hands-on preview

Our advance press demo put the promising alternate Victorian era investigative mystery from Grundislav Games under the early spotlight.

Read preview Jul 13, 2018

Forgotton Anne review

It may look like a platformer, but this beautiful side-scroller remembers to be an adventure in all the right ways.

Read the review » Jul 9, 2018
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Devil in the Capital review

While a pleasant enough 1950s Iranian murder mystery, the devil is in the details of this rather forgettable adventure.

Read the review » Jun 18, 2018

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