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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 the review » Dec 3, 2014

Enola review

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

Read the 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 the review » Aug 26, 2014

Kentucky Route Zero: Act III review

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

Read the review » Jun 9, 2014

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.

Read the review » Apr 17, 2014

Jazzpunk review

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

Read the review » Mar 24, 2014

Guise of the Wolf review

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

Read the review » Feb 14, 2014

Oknytt review

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

Read the review » Nov 11, 2013

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.

Read the review » Sep 16, 2013

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.

Read the review » Jul 10, 2013

Journey review

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

Read the review » Mar 22, 2013

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.

Read the review » Jan 28, 2013

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.

Read the review » Jan 7, 2013

Primordia review

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

Read the review » Dec 10, 2012

Lucius review

This diabolical assassination adventure alternates between a bloody good time and a helluva lot of frustration.

Read the review » Oct 26, 2012

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