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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.

Read the review » Jan 16, 2019

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.

Read the review » Jan 11, 2019

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.

Read the review » Jan 4, 2019
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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

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