Laura Cress

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Draugen review Article

Draugen review

Red Thread's "fjord noir" adventure is a gorgeous yet haunting exploratory mystery that's undermined by disappointingly few answers.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Jun 7, 2019
Heaven’s Vault review Article

Heaven’s Vault review

The only translation issues will be your own in inkle's substantial, beautifully written archeological adventure with its own ancient language to decipher.

Review score - 4 Read the review » May 3, 2019
Dave Gilbert - EGX Rezzed 2019 interview Article

Dave Gilbert – Wadjet Eye Games interview

Fresh off his biggest success, we caught up with the acclaimed indie designer to talk Unavowed, Technobabylon 2 and the move to 3D.

Read interview Apr 17, 2019
EGX Rezzed 2019 round-up Article

EGX Rezzed 2019 round-up

There was adventure aplenty at London's biggest games event, and we journeyed far and wide to be close to the action.

Read more Apr 15, 2019
The Occupation review Article

The Occupation review

This real-time spy thriller will keep you busy sneaking and snooping around an hour at a time, but is tripped up by some troublesome mechanical and narrative issues.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Apr 10, 2019
Lucas Pope at the BAFTA Game Awards Article

Lucas Pope at the BAFTA Games Awards – Return of the Obra Dinn interview

With a pair of British Academy awards to match his earlier Aggies, we caught up with the acclaimed designer backstage to discuss his impressive achievement.

Read interview Apr 8, 2019
Trüberbrook review Article

Trüberbrook review

This stunning German adventure made with real miniature sets is bubbling with charm, even if its ambitious narrative rushes a bit too rapidly to its conclusion.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Mar 13, 2019
Rainswept review Article

Rainswept review

What it lacks in gameplay, this stylish small town murder mystery largely makes up in a steady stream of rich character interaction.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Feb 25, 2019
Lovecraft Quest – A Comix Game Article

Lovecraft Quest – A Comix Game review

More style than substance, this short interactive graphic novel-styled horror is fun in short bursts before falling into the trap of repetitive gameplay.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Dec 5, 2018
AdventureX 2018 round-up: Part 2 Article

AdventureX 2018 round-up: Part 2

Adventures overtook the British Library earlier this month, and our coverage continues with another half-dozen games grabbing the headlines.

Read more Nov 22, 2018
Detective Case and Clown Bot: The Express Killer review Article

Detective Case and Clown Bot in The Express Killer review

The comic cartoon mystery sequel gets off to a crowd-pleasing start, though a few notable issues prevent it from ever reaching top speed.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Nov 6, 2018