Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Reviewed On: PC Developer: Dambuster Studios Publisher: Deep Silver Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: Co-op Review code provided free of charge by the publisher. The Homefront license isn’t one I saw coming back, despite the fact that it seemed to have some potential. The first […]
Right now the human race is pondering ways of achieving ways to leave our solar system and colonize other planets. Theories on how to terraform Mars or to set up a base on the moon are thrown around constantly. Despite the fact that we’ve yet to sort out our own planet, we already want to travel through space and seek out new planets and life. Stellaris, the new strategy game from genre veteran Paradox, lets you take control of humans or an alien race who embarking on their first forays into the universe, guiding them through the process of setting up a galactic empire, building a military, colonizing new planets, researching powerful technology, handling diplomacy and declaring way. It’s big and flawed and sometimes ugly, but at its core Stellaris is a compelling experience.
Offworld Trading Company is the very first game from Mohawk Games. A company’s first attempt is always interesting because you’re seeing the birth of a potential new giant in the land of videogame development, or the inevitable sinking of yet another company doomed to fail. But of course many first attempts tend to be rough around the edges, perhaps showing signs of what the team is capable of years down the road but ultimately lacking in the here and now. Offworld Trading Company, though, is brilliant.
Platforms: PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Tindalos Interactive Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: Yes Review code provided free of charge by the publisher. The Warhammer 40K universe is one of perpetual war, a never-ending dance of destruction as every race has become consumed with nothing more […]
Platforms: PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Sunglight Games Publisher: KISS ltd Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Review code provided free of charge by the publisher. If there’s one thing that you should know about videogame development it’s that you should never annoy a programmer. They are a nervous species […]
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Ubisoft Publisher: Ubisoft Singleplayer: Yes (online connection required) Multiplayer: Yes The Division arrived with a huge amount of hype generated by Ubisoft thanks to years of footage, and has frequently been portrayed by the media as the company’s […]
Platforms: PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Double Fine Publisher: Double Fine Singleplayer: yes Multiplayer: No Review code provided free of charge by the publisher. I grew up playing point and click titles, and watching my mum play them, too. From the Monkey Island games to Discworld and Discworld […]
Agent 47 returns in controversial fashion as Square Enix implement a bold episodic plan for one of their biggest licenses, something which we’ll discuss later in this review. But for now we have a taster of what is to come, enough to get a handle on whether IO have managed to bring their iconic character back into the favor of gamers after Absolution, a title that I personally really enjoyed but is often cited as being much weaker than fan-favorite Blood Money. Simply titled Hitman this fresh approach to selling a triple A game could be seen as a soft reboot of sorts, one that could potentially be the herald of big changes within the industry if its business model succeeds. There’s a lot riding on this, then, so is it any good?
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Reviewed On: PC Developer: Maximum Games Publisher: Kiss Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Review code supplied free of charge by the publisher for review. The Cold War was a tense time for the world, one full of political intrigue, secrecy, backdoor politics, the […]
Having been suddenly revealed by Daedalic and arriving less than a week after they confirmed its existence my reaction to Deponia Doomsday was a confusing one. My initial feeling was one of joy. The Deponia games are arguably my favorite modern point and click titles, packing in a beautiful art style with a great sense of humor and fun story that centres around the biggest douchbag in history, a character who somehow manages to keep you playing through his adventures despite how big of a prat he is. However, once my initial reaction had subsided doubt creeped into my mind; while the ending of Goodbye Deponia caused some controversy it was supposed to be very final, and now after three years is another game needed? The answer, as it transpires, is no.