Where is our review for The Surge?

Where is our review for The Surge?

We were never going to have a review for The Surge ready on embargo. While all of us here at Steam Shovelers do our best to tell you about as many great (and not so great) games as possible, we are still a small site with limited resources. Even in the best of times,...
Flinthook Review

Flinthook Review

Couldn’t Get Hooked If you still haven’t gotten around to watching Flinthook’s intro, I highly recommend you do so now. It’s a beautiful piece of sprite art, a cinematic that will remind the older among you of some of the best 90s cartoons, and which perfectly sets...
GRIDD: Retroenhanced Review

GRIDD: Retroenhanced Review

GOODD: Jizz In My Pants At one point in my last run of GRIDD: Retroenhanced before starting work on this review, I was on top of the world. My weapons were fully upgraded, my shields were up, and my score was rocketing sky-high. I was on a roll. Then a meteor shower...
Lament Review

Lament Review

Radical Upgrades Generally, when a game promises to be “NES Hard”, it’s not a good sign. The action-platformers of the NES era were  hard not so much because of good design or genuine challenge, but more due to cheap kills and frustrating platforming, mostly...
Crisis In the Kremlin Review

Crisis In the Kremlin Review

Counter-Revolutionary A spectre is haunting Steam – the spectre of communism. Well, not so much a spectre. Just the one game. No old powers have an entered an alliance to exorcise it, and no game has reproached either its more advanced or its reactionary...