Articles by Nathaniel Berens:
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.
The Stanley Parable's Davey Wreden leads a thought-provoking, experimental reflection of games-as-interactive-art.
Be on the lookout for this rich character-driven journey, even if some of its smouldering promise is snuffed out along the way.
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.
The teen slasher formula is brought to life (and grisly death) in this gripping choice-driven, multi-path PS4 exclusive.
Post-apocalyptic Mongolia never looked so beautiful, but this exploration-based adventure babies players a bit too much on the gameplay front.
Croteam's excellent puzzler paved the way for a funny, challenging, and highly rewarding downloadable expansion.
More murder sim than adventure, the sequel is condemned by shoddy programming and hellish design decisions.
The Talos Principle review
Croteam gets serious with an inspired, Portal-styled sci-fi puzzler that will challenge you both intellectually and emotionally.
Submerged beneath the gorgeous visuals of this surreal exploration is an abstract story that never really grips.
There's mature psychological trauma at the heart of this indie horror adventure, but shoddy design will scare most players away.
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.
Moebius: Empire Rising review
History doesn't repeat itself, as the mildly entertaining Moebius falls well short of Jane Jensen's best efforts from the past.
This completely offbeat comedy adventure scores big with the laughs, though its story is a bit of a blank slate.