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Subdivision Infinity DX Review

Subdivision Infinity DX provides the feeling of truly being a pilot in the vast, breathtaking scope of outer space and offers a fun, albeit short and simple experience. 

Metal Wolf Chaos XD Review

Despite its brutal third act, Metal Wolf Chaos XD is big, loud, and silly in all the best ways.

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Stranger Things 3: The Game Review

Stranger Things 3: The Video Game is a lot like cereal from the ’80s. It’s old and stale and surpassed by more modern offerings. While it draws upon influences of games long past, it ultimately fails to incorporate more recent innovations in it’s genre.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Despite issues with AI and a level of complexity that will likely frustrate new players, Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a well-rounded experience with stunning visuals and extensive replay value. 

Risk of Rain 2 Early Access Review

If you’re into roguelikes, bullet-hell, or third-person shooter games, this is a can’t-miss title. Risk of Rain 2 has just as much style as it does mechanical polish.

Observation Review

Challenging puzzles and a thrilling story makes Observation truly fantastic — but launch prices paired with the brevity of the experience and its lack of replay value make it hard to recommend.

Xenon Racer Review

Ideal for casual players or arcade racing fans not looking for too much of a challenge, Xenon Racer has pretty environments, futuristic cars, and varied tracks.

Generation Zero Review

An interesting take on the post-apocalyptic genre, full of beautiful vistas and a streamlined interface. Moments of awe are punctuated with run-ins with the buggy and inconsistent AI.

Element: Space Early Access Review

Element: Space, developed by Sixth Vowel and published by Inca Games, is a turn-based strategy RPG that sees you fill the shoes of Captain Christopher Pietham, tactician and leader. You will guide Captain Chris through the galaxy on a mission to stop the evil organization Tempest who are bent on inciting war between the many factions in the galaxy despite it being on the verge of peace. Many challenges await on your path to peace, and only Captain Pietham and his crew will be able to walk it.

Desert Child Review

Desert Child attempts to capitalize on nostalgia with a mish-mash of references from different decades. There are some mildly funny moments, but other than that it’s a side-scrolling shooter dressed up in a cyberpunk motif.

STARDROP Early Access Review

STARDROP is a lovingly crafted, first-person exploration title. If you enjoy a bit of mystery and like the idea of discovering the unknown in the depths of space then this is definitely the title for you.

INSOMNIA: The Ark Review

Too buggy to currently be considered playable, INSOMNIA: The Ark could eventually be an enjoyable experience in a cool, dieselpunk-futuristic world.

Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor Early Access Review

Building, creating, destroying, self-detonating, designing, and restarting. Nimbatus is an Early Access space-drone design simulator that’s fulfilling to anyone who has a brain for engineering or adventurous curiosity. To put it lightly, my experience with Nimbatus has been one for the books of failure, and has required me to watch countless tutorial videos on how to make a drone that can even be stable enough to maneuver a planet surface. Having said that, my enjoyment in watching my failed little creations of destruction is great enough that I won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna Review

Deliver us the Moon: Fortuna is a story-driven exploration puzzler just released by KeokeN Interactive. Explore space, uncover the history of a lunar base, and restore power to Earth. Mankind has once again gotten itself into a bit of trouble, and it’s up to you to save it!

Destination Primus Vita - Episode 1: Austin Review

This puzzler (with good-but-not-great puzzles) has a storyline that will make you curious about what the future holds for the crew aboard the Beaufort, as it heads ever closer toward a dangerous, albeit necessary destination.

State of Mind Review

More visual novel than action adventure, State of Mind inserts you into a dystopian technological universe and encourages you, often forcefully, to think seriously about the future of transhumanism.

Cefore Early Access Review

Cefore is an early access, physics-based puzzler with great potential and a comprehensive level editor to round out the experience after the completion of the main campaign. Fans of the genre should give this title at least a passing glance.

Robothorium: Sci-fi Dungeon Crawler Early Access Review

Robothorium has an interesting plot and a fabulous soundtrack, but it falls short in fundamental areas, such as leveling, loot, customization of characters, and variation in dungeons.

Downward Spiral: Horus Stations Launch Date Announced

Independent game and technology studio, 3rd Eye Studios is releasing its zero-gravity space adventure, Downward Spiral: Horus Station onMay 31st for PC, with optional, Oculus Rift with Touch, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality support for £14.99, €14.99 & $19.99.

Starship Corporation Out of Early Access May 3

Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Coronado Games announced that their spaceship-building game Starship Corporation is releasing out of Steam’s Early Access Program on May 3, 2018.

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