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Defense Task Force review

Distressingly, tower defense games seem to be experiencing stagnation. Arguably, the genre’s last requisite effort was 2014’s Defense Grid 2. While the title didn’t deliver much in the way of innovation, it did give players ...

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PixelJunk Monsters 2 review

Beyond the ubiquity of annual sequels, the industry has weakness for rebooting and remastering games that are only a few years old. As such, the arrival of PixelJunk Monsters 2 feels like an anomaly, with ...

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Gunhouse review

Occasionally, game designer can mimic bartenders, blending a few fundamental ingredients, and creating something quite exhilarating and exotic in the process. That’s certainly the case with Gunhouse, a quirky title that began as a PS ...

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Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder review

Few developers have a body of work that demonstrates as much creativity as Santiago-based ACE Team. From surreal first-person fighter Zeno Clash, the integration of Chilean folklore and art nouveau into platformer Abyss Odyssey, to ...

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HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed preview

Last year’s release of New Retro Arcade: Neon permitted players to organize their own virtual arcades, setting up emulation across rows of simulated cabinets. The problem was setting up these environments could be challenging- goading ...

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Lock’s Quest review

The game industry’s fondness for remasters and reissues likely leaves gamers with an unshakable sense of déjà vu. Selections for reinvigoration are typically drawn from the lucrative, intended for a large audience who is well-acquainted ...

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Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault review

Protecting the planet from marauding monsters is a mainstay of gaming. Ever since Tomohiro Nishikado’s Space Invaders besieged arcades on both sides of the Pacific, gamers have been tasked with the role of protector, across ...

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Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc review

Much like a respectable bottle of riesling, or Guile’s Theme from Street Fighter II, role-playing mechanics can complement almost everything. A good example of this axiom was found in Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten. ...

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Anomaly 2 review

2011’s Anomaly: Warzone Earth turned the tower defense genre on its head, tasking players with snaking their way around a procession of alien turrets. Unsurprisingly, the mechanic struck a chord with both critics and consumers, ...

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