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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.

Perseverance: Part 1 Review

The graphics are great, but the story and the characters could use more development. The choices you make don’t feel like they matter to the outcome of this brief experience.

The Banner Saga 3 Review

The conclusion to a three-part Viking saga arrives in the form of The Banner Saga 3, a tactical RPG with resource management that rarely fails to enchant or delight.

Camp W Review

The cleverly lovely Camp W is a charming visual novel where you simply click your way through to the end — for better, or for worse.

The Free Ones

Grapple your way to freedom in The Free Ones, an indie platformer that falls short of its promising title.

Gray Dawn Review

Interactive Stone’s debut, Gray Dawn, is a beautifully designed horror title with broad appeal, a compelling atmosphere, and a few minor flaws.

Forgotton Anne Review

Be whisked away to the Forgotten Lands in Forgotton Anne, the cinematic side-scrolling platformer that wholly enchants with its outstanding art and captivating storytelling.

Omensight Review

Omensight is a unique murder mystery that excels in narrative but is hindered by elementary combat.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Review

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is an action RPG that features interesting characters and an intriguing story. You play as Adol, an adventurer who served as a temporary sailor on a boat before it sank. Your goal at the outset is to explore the mysterious Isle of Sieren, finding other castaways that were aboard.

Solo Review

Solve puzzles and be asked some of life's grandest relationship questions in Solo, a colorful and contemplative indie title.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Enjoy isometric computer roleplaying at its finest in The Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the latest title to deliver RPG players a wholly immersive and satisfying experience away from the tabletop.

The Endless Mission Gameplay Revealed

E-Line Media, creators of Never Alone, has announced its latest project - The Endless Mission. The Endless Mission is a sandbox-style creation game that takes players on a hero’s journey through a rich narrative world where they develop the power and opportunity to craft games and experiences of their own in the Unity engine - all while challenging forces larger than themselves.

Tempest Citadel Review

Tempest Citadel makes large promises and misses the mark on them all. While it’s certainly playable, it’s a frustrating experience that lacks player engagement. The most redeeming part of this title is the original artwork, which may entice the unsuspecting consumer into purchasing a lackluster entry into the already crowded strategy genre.

Far Cry 5 Review

If you’re terrified this will be the same experience as all the other entries in the Far Cry franchise, don’t be. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. While there isn’t revolutionary reinvention, Ubisoft Montreal has proven they’re listening to their fans. It’s everything you’d expect, with a ton of extras thrown on top. The destruction of stealth and the infuriatingly inconsistent AI are exceptions, but everything else that has done the series good in the past does it justice once again. The arcade mode alone shows enough potential to produce content far beyond the main campaign. This is a great game that shines a bright future on a once-declining franchise.

Apocalipsis Review

Apocalipsis’ art style complements its gloomy tale incredibly well. While the story is nothing to write home about and the puzzles range from boring and easy to interesting and difficult, the voice acting and visual aesthetic make this title stand out from other point-and-click games. If you’re a fan of games as visual art, check this one out.

Ni no Kun II: Revenant Kingdom Gets New Trailer

BANDAI NAMCO released a new trailer for Ni no Kuni II™: REVENANT KINGDOM, the upcoming RPG developed by famed Japanese game studio Level-5 Inc. with involvement from composer Joe Hisaishi and former Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose. 

A Plague Tale: Innocence: Screenshots Unveiled

A Plague Tale: Innocence, the upcoming adventure game developed by Asobo Studio, unleashes hordes of rats in a new series of images. Join orphan siblings, Amicia and young Hugo, as they struggle through the heart of a brutal and ruthless world in which millions of rats ravage the Kingdom of France - already beset by war and the Black Death.

The Blackout Club Announced

Question™, a team of industry veterans including the Creative Director and Lead Writer of BioShock 2, the Senior Gameplay Programmer of Dishonored, and the Lead Effects Artist for BioShock Infinite, has unveiled its next title. The Blackout Club, a cooperative paranormal horror mystery, steps into the light in Q1 2019 on PC.

Heaven's Vault Announced

The storytelling wizards at inkle revealed today that their archeological sci-fi adventure Heaven's Vault will release on Windows and Mac this year, along with the PlayStation 4. Heaven's Vault is the first graphic 3D adventure, and first console release, for the UK-based indie studio known for their award-winning titles 80 Days and Steve Jackson's Sorcery!

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