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Scary in all the wrong ways
October 15, 2017 - Ever wanted to play a really bad first-person rip-off of Dead Space? No? Then you'll probably want to give Syndrome a pass.
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Some puzzles aren't worth solving
October 3, 2017 - 1993's Myst was a hugely successful adventure puzzler that helped redefine the genre. Now its developer Cyan Inc. is back with a spiritual successor but does Obduction live up to expectations?
Read more: Obduction Review
The original disc thrower whizzes onto PlayStation
September 10, 2017 - Ever since releasing on NeoGeo in 1994, Windjammers has been something of a cult classic among retro gamers. Over twenty years later, it finally has a modern home console release so let's find out if it lives up to its reputation.
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Staring into the abyss
August 20, 2017 - Observer has an original premise: a first-person cyberpunk detective experience with a side of psychological horror. It sounds like an intriguing combination but how well does it all come together? Let's take a look.
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Monotonous twin-stick mayhem
July 30, 2017 - Twin-stick shooters are ten a penny these days. Circuit Breakers tries to stand out from the crowd with its retro looks and a unique ammunition mechanic but is that enough?
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July 29, 2017 - Leaving Lyndow is a very short first-person adventure experience that serves as a prelude to its upcoming, larger companion piece called Eastshade. Does it give players enough of a taste to get them interested?
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A new home in the stars
July 25, 2017 - Strategy titles on console are generally few and far between. Can sci-fi city-builder Aven Colony bravely go where few games have gone before and bring the genre to a new audience?
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Save the last humans (again)
June 24, 2017 - Nex Machina is the latest offering of twin-stick shooting mayhem from genre masters Housemarque. Are you fast enough to take on one of their toughest games to date?
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Knock-knock. Who's there?
June 19, 2017 - Survival horror games are ten a penny these days but Perception attempts to freshen things up with a novel premise and some unique gameplay mechanics. However, is that enough to help it stand out from the crowd?
Read more: Perception Review
The return of a fan-favourite location
June 17, 2017 - Two years after coming to consoles, The Elder Scrolls Online just got its largest expansion yet. Will a return to one of the series' most beloved locations be enough to lure players back to Tamriel?
Read more: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Review
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