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,...
Outlast 2 Review

Outlast 2 Review

Slow-Simmered Horror Perfection The first Outlast was something of a critical darling. Many viewed it as a revolutionary horror game with a unique setting and novel premise. As a lifelong survival horror nut, though, I walked away from it with a feeling of...
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...
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Review

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Review

Happiness Is Always Just Out Of Reach Psycho-Pass is an anime that tried to be a callback to the vital sci-fi franchises of yesteryear, but fell flat on its face somewhere along the way. There was a lot to love, sure, but what was there to love was stuff that had been...
Desync Review

Desync Review

Tron and Bulletstorm’s Steamy Lovechild Desync is, first and foremost, a supremely awesome looking and sounding game. Heavy synths and neon colours are the order of the day here, and I am totally into it. Think 1980s/ early 1990s condensed into a single art...
Ruin of the Reckless Review

Ruin of the Reckless Review

Emphasis on the “Ruin” On paper, Ruin of the Reckless has a lot to offer. Take Binding of Isaac, add in a pixel-art style instead of the grotesque, and make the game a brawler. But, to use an old cliche, the devil is in the details. While a game like Ruin...