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Smoke and Sacrifice review

Stayin’ Alive The abundance of survival-themed games could be read as a harbinger. Titles like Minecraft, Crashlands, How to Survive, Oxygen Not Included, and a bevy of battle-royale games all toss players into desolate environments. ...

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Super Treasure Arena review

Recommended for Groups Like many games geared toward local, competitive play Super Treasure Arena is fun with small groups. There’s an absorbing sense of tension between the two dominant approaches to play. You can opt ...

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RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride review

Freed from the Financials Typically, games with ‘Tycoon’ in the title simulate management and economic policy. But that’s not the case with developer Nvizzio Creations RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride. This PlayStation 4 exclusive permits players to ...

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Earth Defense Force 5 review

A Cautious Step Forward for the Fifth Installment Sequels typically attempt to polish the rougher aspects of their predecessors. As such, Sandlot, the dominant developer behind the Earth Defense Force series has faced an atypical ...

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Gungrave VR review

Like many, I’m a marathon gamer. After finding a suitably comfortable place to sit, I can enjoy most console or portable games for half-day stretches. But VR titles are quite different. After about an hour ...

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Battle Princess Madelyn review

During the 1980s, Capcom was an industry titan. The company created a succession of seminal titles such as Mega Man, 1942, Bionic Commando, Gun.Smoke, and Final Fight. Each earned the admiration of players and spurred ...

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Killer7 (PC) review

The original 2005 release of Killer7 was Goichi Suda’s first game released outside of Japan. Many consider it to be the director and writer’s magnum opus. Delving into the title, you’ll soon understand why. Although ...

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Zarvot review

The limitations of early hardware meant gaming’s embryonic era was rendered in big, chunky blocks. From the square-shaped protagonist of Adventure for the Atari 2600 to the rudimentary alien creatures that assaulted earth in Space ...

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de Blob 2 (Switch) review

Last June, de Blob was ported to the Nintendo Switch, bringing one of the highlights of the Wii’s third-party library to a new audience. Challenging players to revitalize dreary, monochromic backdrops into vibrant cities, the ...

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