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Event[0] review

The abundant potential of this atmospheric sci-fi adventure just doesn't fully compute due to its abbreviated story and limited gameplay.

PCMac Nov 4, 2016

Kentucky Route Zero: Act IV review

The magical realist journey continues to drift along in a meandering, melancholy way in the long-awaited penultimate episode.

PCMacLinux Aug 29, 2016

Layers of Fear review

Although slick-looking on the surface, this psychological horror adventure paints itself into a corner by slathering on the shallow jump scares.

Xbox OnePS4PCMacLinux Jul 22, 2016

The Beginner’s Guide

The Stanley Parable's Davey Wreden leads a thought-provoking, experimental reflection of games-as-interactive-art.

PCMac May 18, 2016

Firewatch

Be on the lookout for this rich character-driven journey, even if some of its smouldering promise is snuffed out along the way.

PS4PC Feb 10, 2016

SOMA review

Delving deep into complex ethical issues at the bottom of the ocean, the creators of Amnesia have brilliantly fused sci-fi and horror together in one.

PS4PCMacLinux Oct 19, 2015

Until Dawn

The teen slasher formula is brought to life (and grisly death) in this gripping choice-driven, multi-path PS4 exclusive.

PS4 Oct 2, 2015

Cradle review

Post-apocalyptic Mongolia never looked so beautiful, but this exploration-based adventure babies players a bit too much on the gameplay front.

PC Sep 21, 2015

The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna review

Croteam's excellent puzzler paved the way for a funny, challenging, and highly rewarding downloadable expansion.

PS4PCMacLinux Aug 14, 2015

Lucius II: The Prophecy

More murder sim than adventure, the sequel is condemned by shoddy programming and hellish design decisions.

PC Jul 7, 2015

The Talos Principle review

Croteam gets serious with an inspired, Portal-styled sci-fi puzzler that will challenge you both intellectually and emotionally.

PS4PCMacLinux Jan 6, 2015

The Old City: Leviathan

Submerged beneath the gorgeous visuals of this surreal exploration is an abstract story that never really grips.

PC Dec 3, 2014

Enola review

There's mature psychological trauma at the heart of this indie horror adventure, but shoddy design will scare most players away.

PC Nov 14, 2014

Gods Will Be Watching

Prepare to meet your maker time and time again in this brutally and often unfairly challenging resource management simulator.

Kentucky Route Zero: Act III review

The magical surrealist adventure rolls brilliantly along, delivering its first glimpse of a coherent story arc.

PCMacLinux Jun 9, 2014

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