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Good Old Reviews – Sacrifice

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Editor’s Note: This review was originally published at The Escapist. Sacrifice is an interesting game. And I don’t mean that…

Gods Will Be Watching Review: Forever Fighting Failure

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You could lump several games of the last few years together into a new genre that might be called “Worst-Case…

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 4 Review: Hero’s Fall

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Telltale’s bleak post-apocalypse gets a little bleaker, but continues to march toward fascinating challenges for its characters and players.

Good Old Reviews – Postal 2

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Editors Note: This was originally published at The Escapist. (Note: This review doesn’t cover the Apocalypse Weekend expansion.) I’d be…

MouseCraft Review: Classic Puzzle Elements, Smartly Combined

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Puzzler MouseCraft combines Lemmings and Tetris with smartly built puzzles that will make you feel dumb, until you figure them out.

Murdered: Soul Suspect Review: Collectibles — The Game

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Games work at creating fantasy worlds in which players can do things they otherwise can’t in the real world. Some…

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review: Wars Not Make One Great

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is at its best when it’s providing an emotional, deep take on World War I, and at its worst when it shoehorns in video game conventions like boss fights — but overall, it’s a beautiful, resonant experience.

Sniper Elite 3 Review: Not Quite on Target

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Sniper Elite 3 gets its sniping pretty right, but all the things it gets wrong keep it from reaching its…

Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies Review: Old Meets New

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The Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies DLC expands the offerings of Company of Heroes 2 without losing the…

Good Old Reviews – Wing Commander: Privateer

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Editor’s Note: This article also appears on The Escapist. I don’t like Wing Commander: Privateer as much as I did…

Shovel Knight Review – An Ace of Spades

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Mega Man meets Ducktales, meets Super Mario Brothers 3, meets Castlevania, meets Kirby’s Adventure, meets Zelda 2, meets Ninja Gaiden? I can dig that.

Among The Sleep Review: Childhood Nightmares

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Among The Sleep’s premise, presentation and art style create a memorable world and deliver a story in an intriguing way, although the game fails to fully explore its scary possibilities.

Monochroma Review – What’s Black, White and Red All Over?

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Monochroma is a puzzle platformer that struggles with the two most important aspects of a puzzle platformer: The puzzles and the platforming

Watch Dogs Review: Press Q to Hack Planet

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Watch Dogs shows flashes of brilliance, but underneath them, it’s mostly a decently functional open world game with gimmicks thrown in.

Tropico 5 Review: El Presidente’s Triumphant Return

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Tropico 5 is the best installment in the Caribbean strategy-sim series so far, but its rush to simplify things may…

The Last Door Review: Point, Click, Scare

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Lovecraft and Poe inform an eerie point-and-click in The Last Door, and it does a great job of bringing scares as well as dread to players.

Transistor Review: Delayed Gratification

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Transistor’s minimal story and early gameplay make it hard to want to continue, but if you’re willing to put in the time, there’s some deep customization and story to be had.

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review: The Best of the Old Order

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The latest entry in the Wolfenstein series combines the best mechanics from the last generation’s shooters into something that offers players tons of versatility in how they play.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 3 Review: Show of Strength

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Telltale continues firing with both barrels in the third episode of The Walking Dead Season 2, and Clementine continues to evolve into a strong, though young, leader.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset Review: Great Sound, Poor Mic

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Kingston’s latest entry into the headset market, the HyperX Cloud, is a great choice for gaming, but not so much…

Outlast: The Whistleblower DLC Review: Leaner, More Disturbing

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The prequel/sequel DLC to last year’s first-person horror title Outlast is a leaner take on the original’s scares, and can get pretty disturbing.

Daylight Review: Once More Into the Dark

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Providing procedurally generated mazes filled with ghosts, Daylight delivers lots of scares and tension, even if it’s fairly similar to many other games in the current horror crop.

Child of Light Review: A Beautiful, Somewhat Empty World

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Ubisoft Montreal’s downloadable title delivers a nostalgic JRPG journey with a beautiful presentation — but it feels thin throughout.

Deus Ex: The Fall Review: Mobile Mishap

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Deus Ex: The Fall might be an impressive offering on mobile, but its PC port is buggy. That’s especially disappointing because there’s a decent game underneath the problems.

Dark Souls 2 Review – Praise the Sun

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Dark Souls 2 matches and in some cases surpasses its stellar predecessors in nearly every meaningful way

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2 Review – Revising History

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With its final piece of BioShock Infinite content, Irrational Games wraps up BioShock and BioShock Infinite into a single continuity and retcons a lot of other stuff for some reason.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Review – Fun, But Not That Different

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Diablo 3’s Reaper of Souls expansion adds a lot to the game, but it actually changes very little. Despite its…

Hearthstone Review: Dealing a Winning Hand

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Collectible card games aren’t a new genre, but Blizzard is revolutionizing the way they’re played digitally with Hearthstone. Most CCGs…

Infamous: Second Son Review – Unfortunate Son

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Second Son sure looks the part of a next gen Infamous, but does the gameplay match up to the visual spectacle?

Luftrausers Review: Fast-Paced Arcade Piloting is Fun, But Thin

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If there’s a key to an effective arcade shooter, it’s having responsive, intuitive mobility at the player’s control. Vlambeer’s Luftrausers…

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