Nathaniel Berens

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The Talos Principle review Article

The Talos Principle review

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

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jan 6, 2015
The Old City: Leviathan Article

The Old City: Leviathan review

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

Review score - 3 Read the review » Dec 3, 2014
Enola review Article

Enola review

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

Review score - 2 Read the review » Nov 14, 2014
Gods Will Be Watching Article

Gods Will Be Watching review

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

Review score - 2 Read the review » Aug 26, 2014
Kentucky Route Zero: Act III review Article

Kentucky Route Zero: Act III review

The magical surrealist adventure rolls brilliantly along, delivering its first glimpse of a coherent story arc.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jun 9, 2014
Moebius review Article

Moebius: Empire Rising review

History doesn't repeat itself, as the mildly entertaining Moebius falls well short of Jane Jensen's best efforts from the past.

Review score - 2.5 Read the review » Apr 17, 2014
Jazzpunk review Article

Jazzpunk review

This completely offbeat comedy adventure scores big with the laughs, though its story is a bit of a blank slate.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Mar 24, 2014
Guise of the Wolf review Article

Guise of the Wolf review

There's no two ways about it: this shoddy werewolf adventure bites, in all the wrong ways.

Review score - 1 Read the review » Feb 14, 2014
Oknytt review Article

Oknytt review

Like its nameless protagonist, this is an unassuming little adventure that provides a charming romp through Scandinavian-inspired folklore.

Review score - 3 Read the review » Nov 11, 2013
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review Article

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review

The spin-off sequel is another deliciously disturbing horror adventure, though it can't hold a candle to the panic-inducing fear factor of the original.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Sep 16, 2013
Kentucky Route Zero: Act 2 Article

Kentucky Route Zero: Act II review

The second act of this magical realist adventure is even more surreal than the first, though it takes a shortcut through its latest detours.

Review score - 3.5 Read the review » Jul 10, 2013
Journey Article

Journey review

This superb PS3 exclusive is a soaring triumph of wonder and discovery, either alone or with an anonymous partner.

Review score - 5 Read the review » Mar 22, 2013
Kentucky Route Zero: Act 1 Article

Kentucky Route Zero: Act I review

Though light on gameplay, this surreal, melancholy journey through the American South leaves virtually nothing to be desired... except for more.

Review score - 4.5 Read the review » Jan 28, 2013
Miasmata Article

Miasmata review

This unique synthesis of jungle island simulator and survival horror adventure is tense and deeply immersive, though it's stalked by a variety of glitches.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Jan 7, 2013
Primordia review Article

Primordia review

This post-apocalyptic sci-fi indie proves its mettle in a robot adventure that's bursting with personality.

Review score - 4 Read the review » Dec 10, 2012

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