Who needs official teams when you have such abundant charm?
Monkey Magic. Mostly.
Travels with my talking book.
Contra III reborn.
Forty slays and forty fights.
Oh, what a feline!
What is a Metroidvania? [flings his wine glass aside] A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk! Have at you!
Oh my god, I feel SO ninja right now.
Open the pod bay doors, S.A.M.
And now I want to move to Norway.
Image & Form have done it again.
Forget the Final Fantasy VII remake, let’s keep it old school.
This WiiWare classic is back and better than ever on Switch.
Hold on, haven’t I played this before?
Feather may very well be the ultimate chillout game.
Although not without its flaws, Heaven’s Vault proves that archaeology and video games make a compelling mix.
It’s a mix of genetic implant pottery, psychological bartending and a great big dollop of conspiracy theory. Lovely.
Perhaps there’s a reason why Intelligent Systems stopped making Advance Wars in favour of Fire Emblem?
The N64 game, despite its crude polygons, holds up surprisingly well in this Switch port from Nightdive Studios.
Review is this. Puzzler is good. Confused is reader. Game is genius. Baba is brilliant.
A puzzler with hidden depths – but perhaps an offputting level of initial complexity.
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.
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.
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.
The latest game from the lead designer of Civilisation V takes things down to a more human level – but it’s… very… S-L-O-W.
A compelling Metroidvania that’s also a love letter to the NES games of yore.
We have gathered together in The Manor’s Drawing Room to pick our personal highlights from 2018. And it makes for an interesting list.