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Eye For An Eye Last year’s release of Dishonored 2 left something to be desired. A slew of technical issues and an unfocused story with a rushed opening chapter hampered a game that otherwise made some great improvements on the Dishonored formula. Death of the...
Move Over, Dark Souls! There's A New Meme In Town I've written and re-written this review several times since I started playing Cuphead. I had been immediately charmed by the fantastic, hand-drawn animation and vintage jazz soundtrack; it was like watching all of my...
One Foot In Hell, The Other On A Harley Quinn Rollerskate The first Telltale Batman series was a bit of a let down. The dialogue was wooden and stunted; the writing fell rather short of the usually superb narratives Telltale produces. And it felt more like yet another...
A great first game for Silver Spook Studios
This rough-around-the-edges game has a lot of potential.
Love her or hate her, Chloe Price returns.
An outside place with beautiful sights to savor, and calming activities to take on, and it provides endless joy
I need a drink.
Another roguelike dungeon crawler that has you slinging balls
Pong is back… only now in VR and with landmines.
A proof-of-concept of a Hearthstone clone in VR, but does it work?
Death comes to all of us in the end but, if Bearslayer is anything to go by, it comes crazy frequently to the heroes of Latvian folk tales.
One part party game + one part MOBA = Party MOBA
A man with a mustache, waging war against a race of Eyeliens who want nothing more than to steal every man’s facial hair.
Do you like things? Are you an enjoyer of stuff? Best avoid this, then.
One of the most laughably bad Steam Pile games so far this year dares to offer microtransactions.
I was never planning to become a drug dealer, but High Profits has turned me off the idea for good.
More like car crash simulator
All the tackiness of Robot Wars, with none of the entertainment value.
Sayaka’s moves only work in the dojo.
Another day, another generic and tacky horror title featuring a torch with terrible battery life.
What words will you kill? Why are you killing them? How do you kill a word?
What’s your favorite kind of garbage horror game?
Pure poison for the soul