First-person exploration games
Explore an alien planet
September 25, 2017 - First-person exploration games have to do a lot to break out of the typical boring walking sim formula. The Solus Project features a large and diverse planet for you to explore so check your oxygen levels and get ready to land.
Read more: The Solus Project Review
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.
Read more: Observer Review
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?
Read more: Leaving Lyndow Review
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
A slow descent into madness
June 6, 2017 - The Town of Light has an intriguing premise that blends a real-life setting with a fictitious personal story. However, do the two combine to create a compelling gameplay experience?
Read more: The Town of Light Review
And you thought your family had problems...
April 28, 2017 - Giant Sparrow (developer of The Unfinished Swan) is back with another game that also has a bird in its title. However, will What Remains of Edith Finch be as much beloved as their debut offering?
Read more: What Remains of Edith Finch Review
So, how are the kids?
April 13, 2017 - First-person games where you walk around slowly and not do much else are a growing trend. In strolls Blackwood Crossing, an emotional tale involving siblings and their journey to find peace. However, is it a tale worth telling?
Read more: Blackwood Crossing Review
The original walking sim returns
September 20, 2016 - Originally released on PC in 2012, Dear Esther was the first game to earn the rather unflattering moniker of walking simulator. Love them or hate them, walking sims are now a burgeoning genre. But how does the original hold up today?
Read more: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Review
Watching a fire might even be more interesting
February 15, 2016 - Firewatch prides itself as a game with a unique setting and story. It follows the life of a lookout in a dry forest landscape that is perpetually at the risk of wildfires, but does it do enough with this premise to make it a worthwhile experience?
Read more: Firewatch Review
The game that quietly defies what it means to be a game
September 7, 2014 - As time goes on, more games try to break out of the video game mold. Proteus attempts to do this by stripping out most components that make up the basic video game formula.
Read more: Proteus Review