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EGX Rezzed 2018: Managing a Bomber Crew Isn't Easy

The "strategic survival sim" puts players in charge of a single bomber crew as they take to the skies and carry out a range of missions.

Posted yesterday by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Minit First Impressions

Are you ready to explore 60 seconds at a time? This unique twist is featured in new indie game, Minit. Rhys is here to give you the 411 in his latest first impressions video.

Posted 2 days ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

EGX Rezzed 2018: State of Mind Explores a Dystopian Future

In the world created by Daedalic Entertainment in their latest adventure title, technology has gotten out of hand, humanity is being pushed to the brink, and players will have many mysteries to solve.

Posted 3 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

EGX Rezzed 2018: ONRUSH Debuts New Gameplay Footage

Whether you're concerned about finding the perfect racing line, taking down other players in spectacular fashion, or performing insane stunts, there's something here for everyone from experienced racers to casual players.

Posted 9 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

One Eyed Kutkh First Impressions

Are you a fan of easy completions? Enjoy simplistic point and click titles? Perhaps One Eyed Kutkh is worth your time. Check out THEpaynexkiller's latest first impression video.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Little Triangle First Impressions

Triangles surviving an alien invasion? What will they think of next? Developer Cotton Games’ latest release contains not only an interesting title but also tackles a familiar genre on the indie scene.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Way of the Passive Fist First Impressions

It's time to parry, dodge, counter and block your way to victory in Household Games' latest side-scrolling beat ‘em up. Check out my first impressions.

Posted 1 month ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX First Impressions

Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX is a mix between the tower defense and RPG genres. Your goal in the game is to defend your Librarian as she destroys the zombie-like Revenants.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 1 comment

Bleed 2 First Impressions

Bleed 2 is an action-packed twin-stick shooter that wants you to defeat tons of enemies in style. You play through the game as Wryn, The Greatest Hero of All Time, as she fights off a villain invasion.

Posted 1 month ago by Ethan Anderson, 0 comments

Hands On with Lost Wing at Play Blackpool 2018

This fast-paced, procedurally structured, endless title comes with a "neon sci-fi aesthetic", and aims to be quick and easy to learn but tough-as-nails to master. I strapped on my flying gear and got hands on with Lost Wing.

Posted 1 month ago by Ashley Woodcock, 0 comments

Assassin's Creed Origins The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC Gameplay

The Curse of the Pharaohs is the second story-driven expansion for Assassin's Creed Origins, and we were fortunate enough to be invited by Ubisoft to get some hands-on time with the DLC prior to its release.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 0 comments

Hands-On With Positron at Play Blackpool 2018

At this year's Play Blackpool event, I got the chance to get hands on with Positron and try out what looked to be a modern-day 3D version of Snake. Even with a simple premise, I certainly got a bit more than I'd bargained for.

Posted 2 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 0 comments

Pinstripe First Impressions

What would you do if your child was kidnapped by a mysterious all-knowing figure? Whatever it takes. I tackled this challenge via my first impressions of Pinstripe.

Posted 2 months ago by Will Cruz, 2 comments

Dandara First Impressions

Dandara is a unique 2D metroidvania platformer that uses movement in a way that I haven't really experienced before. You play as the heroine Dandara, who is tasked with saving the world of Salt.

Posted 2 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 0 comments

911 Operator First Impressions

When an emergency breaks out, what’s the first thing you’re told to do? Contact emergency services immediately. Jutsu Games now allows gamers to experience the feeling of being an operator in their latest title.

Posted 4 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

The Mummy Demastered First Impressions

Do you remember one of this summer's greatest blockbusters, The Mummy? The Mummy Demastered is actually completely different. It's a Metroidvania title and it doesn't star Tom Cruise.

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 1 comment

Grow a Variety of Crops With Pure Farming 2018

Early next year, Pure Farming 2018 will be joining the fray. If this title is to stand out from the crowd, it needs to offer something different and developer Ice Flames is looking to do exactly that.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Create Your Own Platforms to the Beat in Octahedron

Demimonde's upcoming title adds a bit of a twist to the platformer genre. While the levels do indeed contain all of the expected traps and enemies, it's up to you to place the platforms that will get you to the end.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Yoku's Island Express Uses Pinball Mechanics in a Different Way

Pinball games are becoming more popular but they offer the more traditional pinball experience. Villa Gorilla's upcoming title is aiming to be different.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Pankapu First Impressions

Pankapu is a narrative action-platformer that feels retro yet new at the same time. The game feels like the present-day version of a platformer that would have released in the '90s.

Posted 5 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 2 comments

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 First Impressions

Party games seem a bit scarce nowadays. If you're in dire need to have a good time with friends, look no further than The Jackbox Party Pack 4. Check out my first impressions of the title.

Posted 5 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Q.U.B.E. 2 Improves Upon Its Block Extrusion Gameplay

The original Q.U.B.E. was released on PC in 2012 before arriving on other platforms. Now a sequel, Q.U.B.E. 2, is on its way to Playstation 4 and it seeks to improve upon the first title in every way.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Fear Effect Sedna Brings A Long Lost Franchise Back to Life

When the Square Enix Collective was formed, one of the aims of the initiative was to relaunch some of the long lost IPs through smaller studios. This is where we are today with Sushee Games and Fear Effect Sedna.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

Ninja Shodown First Impression

Indie arena brawler. This is a genre that's had a bit of a renaissance in recent years and many of the games feature ninjas. This is ok, because everyone likes ninjas.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments

RAID: World War II First Impression

There are few things in this world that everyone can get behind, but killing Nazis is probably as close as anyone can get. Unfortunately, RAID misses the mark in just about every other way.

Posted 6 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments

WWE 2K18 First Impressions

WWE 2K18 is here! Wrestling fans have been waiting for this new release with updated superstars, graphics and move-sets. If you're interested, check out my first impressions.

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017: A Classic Returns With Tempest 4000

While retro may well be the main focus of the PLAY Expo events, modern gaming isn't left out completely. It was rather fitting to find that one of the latter titles was Llamasoft's upcoming Tempest reboot.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

Lost Words Brings a Story to Life

To a lot of people, their journal is the most private possession that they own. Despite this, we're going to commit that ultimate sin and invade the privacy of a young girl in Lost Words.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

theHunter: Call of the Wild First Impressions

To hunt or not to hunt, that is the question. If you’re interested in becoming a digital hunter but are unsure of the investment, perhaps my first impressions will help out.

Posted 6 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Transcripted First Impressions Video

Especially as the fall release season approaches, tons of games are launching every week. It's hard to know what's worth a play. But have no fear, Renn is here to tell you all about Transcripted.

Posted 6 months ago by Kelly Packard, 0 comments

EGX 2017: Relax and Explore With Skye

Abertay University runs a game development competition called Dare to be Digital. In 2016, the team now known as Puny Astronaut won the competition with a relaxing exploration title called Skye.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

EGX 2017: You Decide the Fate of the Country in The Occupation

White Paper Games is a developer that won't shy away from discomforting topics. For their second title, The Occupation, players are put in the role of a whistleblowing journalist in 1980's north-west England.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

EGX 2017: Figment Makes Nightmares Look Endearing

Figment is a title whose charm and personality should endear it to both children and adults alike as they fight fears and nightmares that are often pushed to the dark recesses of the human mind.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 0 comments

Lightfield First Impressions

Traditional racers tend to fall into categories – Simulation or Arcade. Oh, how I wish there was a game that blended these two subgenres together. Well, I’ve been fortunate enough to test drive Lightfield.

Posted 7 months ago by Will Cruz, 1 comment

Time Recoil First Impressions

It's the latest top down shooter, a game we've seen time and time again. Pun intended. Dean's here to let us know whether it's time to invest in this title.

Posted 7 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments

Maize First Impressions

Maize is probably one of the weirdest games I have played in a while. Two scientists make a mistake and create sentient corn, and it only gets progressively weirder from there.

Posted 7 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 1 comment

Assassin's Creed Origins Hands-on Gameplay Footage from Gamescom 2017

At this year's Gamescom, I was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the latest iteration of Ubisoft's long-running Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed Origins.

Posted 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 0 comments

PAX West: The Church in the Darkness Offers Gameplay Both Technical and Emergent

The studio behind The Church in the Darkness, Paranoid Productions, brought their latest demo to PAX West and we got to go hands-on trying to infiltrate the dynamic cult town. The infiltrate/exfiltrate mission is not easy.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

PAX West: Wreckfest Allows Racers To Swap Much More Than Paint

If tight corners and shaving milliseconds off lap times isn't the racing for you, perhaps Wreckfest is. This long in development crash-heavy racer is nearing release after being picked up for publishing by THQ Nordic.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

PAX West: Black Mirror Is a Gothic Horror with Mysteries Abound

Black Mirror was announced a few weeks ago and we got to go hands-on with it at PAX West in Seattle this past weekend. The adventure game reboot drops its former style in favor of the cinematic flair of a Telltale game.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

PAX West: Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Tells a Sorrowful American Folktale

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine is an adventure game, although it plays differently than anything else I've seen. It's a somber, hard to swallow examination of the uneven footing upon which the American Dream is built.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 1 comment

PAX West: Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics Aims To Reinvent the CCG

It seems everyone is aiming to get in on the CCG trend as of late. Hand of the Gods is Hi-Rez's unique response to that trend, building on the collectible card game with serious attention to turn-based strategy.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

PAX West: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Diversifies Its Open World

Mark was able to sit down for over an hour with Middle-earth: Shadow of War. He came away bloodied and beaten across an array of open world missions.

Posted 7 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

The Crew 2 Hands-on Gameplay Footage from Gamescom 2017

At this year's Gamescom, Rich and I attended a developer session for Ivory Tower's upcoming open-world racer, The Crew 2, where we able to capture footage of our hands-on time with the game.

Posted 7 months ago by Dave Horobin, 0 comments

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm First Impressions

Life is Strange: Before the Storm has launched just in time since the first game was one of June's PS+ choices. No prior knowledge of the series is needed to understand this story, though.

Posted 7 months ago by Ethan Anderson, 0 comments

Sonic Mania First Impressions

Everyone knows who Sonic is and what he's all about. You go really fast and you get confused about what's going on until you hit an enemy or some spikes and stop dead in your tracks and that is just a wonderful experience.

Posted 8 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments

Strange Brigade is a Quest for Ancient Treasure

Set during the 1930s in the darkest corners of the British Empire, the Strange Brigade is a group of explorers searching for ancient treasures while facing hordes of mythological monstrosities.

Posted 8 months ago by Marc Caccamise, 2 comments

Conga Master First Impressions

Whether you can dance or not, you're not going to want to miss my first impressions of Conga Master. Check out what I think about the title.

Posted 9 months ago by Will Cruz, 0 comments

Fortnite Preview

This tower defense, horde mode, third person shooter-RPG, crossed with Minecraft and free to play elements actually works really well. Yeah, it's a mouthful but is it ever delicious.

Posted 9 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 0 comments

Hunt: Showdown is Survival of the Fittest Against Both Man and Beast

Hunt: Showdown is the revitalization of Crytek's Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age from several years ago and pits five teams of two against each other to hunt monsters and collect bounties.

Posted 9 months ago by Marc Caccamise, 0 comments