The N64 game, despite its crude polygons, holds up surprisingly well in this Switch port from Nightdive Studios.
Sure, streaming games might be unfeasible if your internet is slow, but it could be great for kids who can’t afford a new console.
I did a feature on the Amiga CD32 for the latest issue of the magazine.
Review is this. Puzzler is good. Confused is reader. Game is genius. Baba is brilliant.
Think of that bit in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, except with rats that can strip a man to the bone in 30 seconds.
A puzzler with hidden depths – but perhaps an offputting level of initial complexity.
This is it, old friend.
This is a game you watch, rather than play. And that’s fine if you’ve never seen the anime it’s based on – but if you have, get ready for some deja vu.
James once again bravely plunges into the Steam new-release list, and resurfaces clutching an excellent horror point-and-click adventure. He is also covered in anime girls.
This remake of the excellent 2009 visual novel is essentially a playable version of the 2011 anime series.
A short but charming suburban adventure based on New Zealand folklore.
The fourth in the underrated Momodora series from Brazilian developer Bombservice is packed with satisfying exploration.
Forget bridge-building games – ski-gondola construction is far more fun. And hilarious.
The adventures of a bumbling assassin.
It’s XCOM crossed with Lovecraft! But great fundamentals can’t make up for a lack of content.
The follow-up to Sunless Sea is much bigger, prettier and more forgiving than its illustrious forebear.
Vampyr is an awkward case where your actions don’t match up with the story of the game.
This is it. I’m doing this. Within the next few months, the slate is being wiped clean.
James Keen, Esq. has been trawling Steam’s new releases in search of fresh delights – but mostly turns up rotten stinkers.
Have a listen to this podcast from back in 2011, in which we discuss what made Resident Evil 2 so damn good.