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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

Kentucky Route Zero: Act III review

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

Read 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 review Dec 10, 2012

Lucius review

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

Read review Oct 26, 2012

Papo & Yo review

This courageous PS3 blend of platforming adventure and allegorical child abuse story is both moving and monstrous at times.

Read review Sep 17, 2012

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