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Super Crush KO review

Building on Solid Foundations Looks can be deceiving. With its stout player-controlled ship, low-poly enemies, and abstract backdrops, 2017’s Graceful Explosion Machine gave an unassuming first impression. But players who took a chance on the ...

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Baldr Sky review

The Pathos of a Mecha Pilot Most mecha games only do a serviceable job of conveying what it’s like to pilot a hulking robot. Sure, the expensive hardware setups of Virtual On: Cyber Troopers and ...

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Riverbond review

Not Just a Chip Off the Old Block With vibrant visuals built with voxel technology, Riverbond could be mistaken for yet another Minecraft clone. But developer Cococucumber isn’t interested in subjecting players to another derivative ...

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Black Future ’88 review

Time limits are quite common in games. But when Black Future ’88 provides you with a scant eighteen minutes to scale up its procedurally generated tower and exterminate its architect, you’ll undoubtedly feel an upwelling ...

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Sparklite review

Indie developers have learned that layering roguelike elements into gameplay modeled after the classics can yield remarkable results. 20XX’s injection of procedurally generated stages separated the title from a crowd of more straightforward Mega Man ...

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Xeno Crisis review

Bitmap Bureau’s Xeno Crisis is available on PC and Switch, but more remarkably, the title is also releasing on long-dormant consoles like the Genesis/Mega Drive, Dreamcast and Neo Geo. The unusual undertaking undoubtedly helped draw ...

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Door Kickers: Action Squad review

2014’s Door Kickers offered an intriguing take on SWAT-style tactics. Using a top-down, two-dimensional perspective, the title pushed players through a succession of close quarters battle (or CQB) challenges, which blended real-time strategy with the ...

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The Outer Worlds review

Western role-playing series like Mass Effect and Fallout strive to convey autonomy. In many aspects, they extend a praiseworthy amount of freedom. Components allow for detailed customization of your character alongside the cultivation of skills ...

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Rabi-Ribi (Switch) review

What is the concept? For those bored by the melodrama faced by Castlevania’s dour Belmont clan, Rabi-Ribi offers a refreshingly cheery alternative. In this PC port, players assume the role of Erina, who was once a cuddly bunny- ...

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PC) review

If there’s a certainty across game narrative, it’s that the end of the world is imminent. The sole divergence is how the apocalypse will occur, whether it’s Left 4 Dead’s and The Last of Us’ pathogens or Fallout and Metro’s nuclear ...

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