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Here They Lie review

This PlayStation horror exclusive is rich in disturbing atmosphere, but honestly there's very little gameplay or comprehensible story resting deep within it.

Read the review » Jan 14, 2019

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk review

The visual novel series from Japan is back with a new mystery anthology, but even the pretense of gameplay is found lacking this time around.

Read the review » Jan 9, 2019

OneShot review

This modestly designed, experimental persistent world adventure will blow you away in breaking the barrier between player and protagonist.

Read the review » Nov 29, 2018

Without Escape review

This short room-escape adventure rarely gets past its uninspired find-the-key formula that ultimately leads nowhere in particular.

Read the review » Nov 1, 2018

Shiver review

It's far from cozy, but this ultra-short slideshow horror adventure delivers disappointingly few chills.

Read the review » Oct 22, 2018

The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana review

This unapologetically old-school puzzler is stuffed full of familiar challenges and gothic atmosphere, but very little creativity manages to spill out.

Read the review » Oct 18, 2018

Blind review

Its haunting atmosphere and echolocation-based mechanics make it worth seeing this VR exclusive through its few missteps in the dark.

Read the review » Oct 4, 2018

The Gardens Between review

This short but lovely time-bending puzzler celebrates the friendship of children as it spirals ever onwards and upwards to a touching finish.

Read the review » Sep 21, 2018

State of Mind review

We're left feeling ambivalent about the transhumanist sci-fi adventure that hinders fascinating themes with an unfocused story, and a unique presentation with underwhelming gameplay.

Read the review » Aug 15, 2018

The Initiate review

A promising new puzzle series gets started by substantially expanding the Escape Room formula to an entire suburban home.

Read the review » Aug 6, 2018

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption review

The Quest for Glory creators are back, showing they're still at the head of the class for classic-styled adventure-RPG hybrids.

Read the review » Jul 20, 2018

The Invisible Hours review

Gameplay is nowhere to be seen, but this voyeuristic whodunit provides a compelling murder mystery in the style of immersive theater.

Read the review » Jun 27, 2018
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E3 2018 round-up

The adventure spirit was alive and well in Los Angeles, and here is the story of this year's convention.

Read more Jun 20, 2018
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Stonewall Penitentiary review

Although trapped inside a dated presentation, this prison-based whodunit provides a compelling psychological mystery.

Read the review » Jun 1, 2018

STAY review

Come for the thrilling remote-access mystery, stick around for the challenging puzzles and thought-provoking story that plays out in real time.

Read the review » May 18, 2018

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