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Stories Untold review

This four-part anthology of horror vignettes blending '80s-era environments and text is one of the stranger things in the genre these days.

Read review Jul 17, 2017

Event[0] review

The abundant potential of this atmospheric sci-fi adventure just doesn't fully compute due to its abbreviated story and limited gameplay.

Read review Nov 4, 2016

Kentucky Route Zero: Act IV review

The magical realist journey continues to drift along in a meandering, melancholy way in the long-awaited penultimate episode.

Read review Aug 29, 2016

Layers of Fear review

Although slick-looking on the surface, this psychological horror adventure paints itself into a corner by slathering on the shallow jump scares.

Read review Jul 22, 2016

The Beginner’s Guide review

The Stanley Parable's Davey Wreden leads a thought-provoking, experimental reflection of games-as-interactive-art.

Read review May 18, 2016
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Firewatch review

Be on the lookout for this rich character-driven journey, even if some of its smouldering promise is snuffed out along the way.

Read review Feb 10, 2016

SOMA review

Delving deep into complex ethical issues at the bottom of the ocean, the creators of Amnesia have brilliantly fused sci-fi and horror together in one.

Read review Oct 19, 2015
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Until Dawn review

The teen slasher formula is brought to life (and grisly death) in this gripping choice-driven, multi-path PS4 exclusive.

Read review Oct 2, 2015
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Cradle review

Post-apocalyptic Mongolia never looked so beautiful, but this exploration-based adventure babies players a bit too much on the gameplay front.

Read review Sep 21, 2015

The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna review

Croteam's excellent puzzler paved the way for a funny, challenging, and highly rewarding downloadable expansion.

Read review Aug 14, 2015
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Lucius II: The Prophecy review

More murder sim than adventure, the sequel is condemned by shoddy programming and hellish design decisions.

Read review Jul 7, 2015

The Talos Principle review

Croteam gets serious with an inspired, Portal-styled sci-fi puzzler that will challenge you both intellectually and emotionally.

Read review Jan 6, 2015
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The Old City: Leviathan review

Submerged beneath the gorgeous visuals of this surreal exploration is an abstract story that never really grips.

Read review Dec 3, 2014
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Enola review

There's mature psychological trauma at the heart of this indie horror adventure, but shoddy design will scare most players away.

Read review Nov 14, 2014

Gods Will Be Watching review

Prepare to meet your maker time and time again in this brutally and often unfairly challenging resource management simulator.

Read review Aug 26, 2014

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