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For the Warp Review

There’s a Hall of Fame when it comes to deckbuilding roguelikes, and For the Warp visits the hall rather than cements its place.

Botany Manor Review

While it’s a smaller variety of plant, Botany Manor is inordinately pretty and comforting.

Ario Review

Ario is undeniably slapdash, but it’s capable of being fun.

Mystic Academy: Escape Room Review

While Mystic Academy: Escape Room may sound like a Harry Potter escape room...

The Ten Best Kids Games on Xbox

Let us be your guide as we take you through the ten best kids’ games on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S from 2021. Hopefully there’s a little nugget that’s more gold than chicken.

Guazu: The Rescue Review

Guazu: The Rescue is certainly cute. It might be enough for an undiscerning youngster, and it’s barely thirty minutes for some of the easiest Gamerscore around. But we are stretching ourselves here: make no mistake, this glorified student project is more guano than Guazu.

Castle on the Coast Review

Castle on the Coast is about the messiest, most uneven little 3D platformer that you could hope to encounter. But it is also generous, with plenty of collectibles and game genres packed into its five or six hours. When you factor in a charitable donation to Valley Children’s Hospital in California, the balance is in its favour.

Trash Quest Review

Trash Quest is a competent Metroidvania that has the chutzpah to try out a few design ideas. It does away with guidance, leaves you free to explore, and chucks in a Dark Souls-like approach to death. Two out of the three work well, but the last falters.

Dicey Dungeons Review

Your feelings on randomness will determine whether Dicey Dungeon is for you. You can plan for that RNG and occasionally even stop it, but the dice will occasionally look up at you with its piercing snake eyes, and you’ll just have to swallow the loss. If you can accept that brand of cruelty, Dicey Dungeon is cracking.

Grow: Song of the Evertree Review

Your enjoyment of Grow: Song of the Evertree will depend on whether you find that its brand of Stardew Valley-style nurturing to be a chore or a compulsion. Find its wavelength, dallying with its systems for short bursts each day, and we’re confident that you will find a tug to return.

Queen’s Quest 5: Symphony of Death Review

We rarely see an Artifex Mundi game reach the dizzy heights of a 4 out of 5. They’re too set in their ways, too janky to justify the loftier scores. But by toying with their payment model, Artifex have given us one of their best hidden object games in Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death, effectively for free.

Creepy Tale Review

Creepy Tale is effective, there is no doubting that. It is as insidious as they come, and that comes from its art, world and characters. We’re eager to play its sequel, in the hope that it expands on them more. But Creepy Tale fumbles whenever it asks you to do anything. Too often, it resorts to puzzles that are clumsy and illogical, with a parade of deaths as the punishment. 

SteamWorld developers Image & Form release The Gunk onto Xbox, Game Pass and PC

Have you ever had the urge to travel to new planets but, rather than obliterate alien life on them and harvest the topsoil for resources, you want to catalogue said planet and maybe even look after it in some way? Don’t worry, you’re not odd: you’re the kind of person who may well enjoy The Gunk. 

The Gunk Review

This is an astonishingly immersive and good-natured fable, and we relished returning to it whenever we were away. It may not be long, it may not do anything groundbreaking, but The Gunk radiated good feelings whenever we picked up the pad.

Our Game Pass stockings are full with TEN new games today, including The Gunk

Holy smokes, a whole host of games are dropping down the chimney today, ready to be played by anyone with a Game Pass subscription. 

Ninja Dash 3D Review

This is a video game experiment: what would happen if you stripped absolutely everything from an endless runner? Some questions weren’t meant to be answered, but Ninja Dash 3D answers it anyway, then charges the price of a Starbucks espresso to observe its findings. Step back, put the wallet back in the pocket, and drop a smoke bomb to make a speedy exit.

Magic Nations – Strategy Card Game Review

Even as a free-to-play game, Magic Nations would have stunk. It has a Scrooge-like approach to rewarding you: it’s a thin trail of breadcrumbs to some slightly larger breadcrumbs. But Magic Nations is £12.49, which gets you a mediocre card game strapped to a microtransaction system that EA would have dismissed.

Trust no one: Game Pass introduces Among Us and Aliens: Fireteam Elite today

If feeling unsafe and hunted in the quietus of space is your thing, then we have two offerings for you today. Arriving on Game Pass today is Among Us and Aliens: Fireteam Elite. 

Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders takes your deductive skills to Tang Dynasty China

You’ve solved a fair few crimes over the course of your gaming career, playing as Sherlock Holmes, Phoenix Wright and Judgment’s Takayuki Yagami. But have you unravelled crimes from 1400 years ago? Or have you done it as a real-life detective? The answers are likely no, which is why Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders are different from your average detective sim.

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Looking Back to 2012 and the super sexy combos of Devil May Cry HD Collection

For those of you who have been living under a rock or deep in the jungle for the last ten years, the Devil May Cry games feature a protagonist called Dante. And this is Dante when he was just effortlessly cool...

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 32 – Winter

Pull on your wooly pulleys as it is Winter in Mexico, and in the world of Forza Horizon 5 we all know what that means, right? Yep, more weekly Festival Playlist Weekly Challenge shenanigans to keep us entertained and racing hard through Series 32 Winter!

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Prypiat Review

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Prypiat is the best game in the Legends of the Zone Trilogy.

5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One

As I've played almost every fishing experience that you can find on the big black box, I thought I'd attempt to rank them, nailing a list consisting of 5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One, if you will.

Titan Books announce official companion book for indie horror, Sally Face

A fan of Sally Face? You’re going to want to get hands-on with Titan Books’ Sally Face: Art, Lore, and More when it releases this September. 

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For the Warp Review

There’s a Hall of Fame when it comes to deckbuilding roguelikes, and For the Warp visits the hall rather than cements its place.