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Jack Allin

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DARQ review Article

DARQ review

It's short in length and narratively incoherent, but this atmospheric side-scroller is a dream come true for fans of surreal environmental puzzlers.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Sep 13, 2019
Sea of Solitude review Article

Sea of Solitude review

Beneath the shallow gameplay of this gorgeous EA Original is a captivating metaphorical tale of struggling with personal demons.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Aug 2, 2019
Close to the Sun review Article

Close to the Sun review

An otherwise decent Tesla-inspired thriller is held back somewhat by watered-down gameplay and horror elements.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jun 3, 2019
103 review Article

103 review

It’s not too long and its focus is very narrow, but you can count on this surreal little corridor adventure to deliver a unique exploratory experience.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Apr 24, 2019
Illusion: A Tale of the Mind review Article

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind review

Believe it or not, this charmingly surreal platforming adventure is one of the more enjoyable games you’ve probably never heard of.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Feb 13, 2019
My Brother Rabbit review Article

My Brother Rabbit review

Bucking the usual casual trend, this beautiful, puzzle-filled scavenger hunt is a short but charming little family-friendly adventure.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Dec 6, 2018
STARSHIP COMMANDER: Arcade preview Article

STARSHIP COMMANDER: Arcade archived preview

The future is nearly here, in the form of this upcoming cinematic VR space opera controlled by voice recognition technology.

Another Sight Article

Another Sight review

Its slick production values are the cat’s meow, but this ambitious puzzle-platformer ends up biting off more than it can chew.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Nov 7, 2018
FAR: Lone Sails review Article

FAR: Lone Sails review

This unique vehicular side-scroller may look like a platformer, but under the hood it’s all adventure that shouldn’t be missed.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jul 27, 2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit review Article

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit review

It's the indomitable human spirit of a child that's best captured in this charming FREE spin-off family drama set in the Life Is Strange universe.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Jul 4, 2018
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry announcement Article

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry announcement game announcement

Larry is back, arousing renewed interest in the classic Sierra series with a brand new adventure coming later this year.

Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two review Article

Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two review

The second season stays true to the source material, but isn’t likely to build much interest outside of diehard series fans.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jan 26, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy complete review Article

Guardians of the Galaxy review

The Telltale-Marvel team-up has decidedly mixed results, unable to forge the proper relationships between its lead characters.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 15, 2017
Hiveswap: Act 1 review Article

Hiveswap: Act 1 review

Though not everything’s the bee’s knees, the Homestuck web comic adaptation gets off to a promising, gorgeous episodic debut.

Review score - 0 Read the review » Nov 3, 2017
LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy review Article

LAYTON’S MYSTERY JOURNEY: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy review

The next generation of Layton adventures inherits many of the same good qualities, though it’s still dogged by poor integration.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Sep 18, 2017

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