Bertil Hörberg offers a wildly imaginative take on Super Mario Bros. 2.
I reviewed this unexpectedly brilliant Indonesian high-school adventure for The Guardian.
At the very end of the year, Matt finds his favourite game of 2022.
Atomic Heart! Zelda! Snufkin! Here are a few of the spangly new video games we’re looking forward to in the coming year.
Citizen Sleeper! Silt! Rollerdrome! Join us as we look back at our favourite games of 2022.
After two turbulent years, 2022 felt like a fresh start.
Finally we’re treated to second helpings of this charming Zelda homage.
Live. Get whacked by an oar. Repeat.
I found out in a feature for Time Extension.
A look at one of the biggest and most complex articles I’ve ever written.
It turns out the plague really IS all that bad.
Featuring John Romero!
For a health worker in German-occupied Denmark, doing the right thing isn’t as simple as it might seem.
Dome Keeper! Ninja or Die! Planet of Lana! More!
As the venerable machine turns 50 this month.
Tony Hawk meets James Caan in a fast and thoroughly enjoyable hybrid.
Punishingly hard but eminently satisfying.
In which I bring exciting news, and wax lyrical about the wonderful Spiritfarer.
Jaleco’s 1991 arcade game gets a long-awaited re-release.
Because Streets of Final Double Dragon Rage Fight would be too long a name.
What a stunning bunch.
A no-frills reissue of some classic platformers.
Twitch-perfect controls and a sublime learning curve result in a game that’s consistently fun yet challenging.
Ocean’s Heart borrows liberally from the Zelda playbook, but with some varied locales and fun swashbuckling gameplay.
Three issues in, this beautiful, high-quality gaming journal is getting better and better.
Swinging through the trees is a sheer joy, and a wonderful way to highlight the game’s environmental message.
A few highlights from the excellent crop of indie games at London’s newest game show.
A satirical road trip across a dysfunctional, divided country.
Treat yourself for World Book Day.
Let’s go round again. And again. And again.
Have staff, will travel.