The Adventures of Elena Temple painstakingly recreates the feel of playing a game from the 1980s on a Game Boy or Apple II – complete with blurry bedroom backgrounds. Welcome to the new nostalgia.
You’ve got a bike with a chainsaw wheel and a city full of robots to mow down. Steel Rats is stupid and wonderful, and it’s coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4 later this year.
It’s repetitive, admin-heavy and ridiculously sexualised, but for a small niche of players, The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 could be a lot of fun.
Cloud saves, a few NES games and some smartphone app features are the sweeteners you’ll get when Nintendo starts charging you to play Switch games online – in other words, the bare minimum.
As temperatures plummet in the middle of the Victorian age, you’ll need a heart of ice to decide who lives and who dies.
It’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The Video Game, but without the bats. Disco Elysium is shaping up to be a cracking isometric RPG with superb dialogue.
The latest in the Total War line is a wonderful retelling of the story of Alfred the Great. Although if you’re feeling unpatriotic, you can smite Britons by playing the Vikings as well.
Terraforming Mars is coming to a PC near you in 2018, with all of its shonky public-domain artwork intact. Depending on your perspective, this is either a very good thing or a very bad thing.
This beautiful ‘micro-RPG’ from One Bit Beyond may look cute, but it holds a fearsome challenge. If your character dies, they’re gone for forever – and you lose almost everything.
State of Mind is a promising techno-thriller from point and click experts Daedalic Entertainment, with a distinctive low-poly look.
Tom Clancy died in 2013, but his brand lives on. In fact, Ubisoft has the right to use his name on video games in perpetuity. I wrote a feature on this unusual situation for PCGamesN.
Phogs! Smoke and Sacrifice! Unforeseen Incidents! Dead Cells! Regular Human Basketball! Metamorphosis! Hipster Cafe Simulator! Hyper Sentinel! Roll up, roll up to see the best indie games on offer at Rezzed 2018!
They say never meet your heroes. Just stand a few feet away from them instead and stare with your mouth open.
It’s halfway through day one, and the coffee has stopped working.
I”ll be at EGX Rezzed for the whole weekend – but I’m already worrying how I’m going to fit everything in. If you’re going to be at the show, come say hi!
It feels like I only just got my PS4. I’m in no rush to splash out on a brand new console.
Who can resist the allure of becoming a gun-toting, hookshot-wielding space pirate? The Switch port of Flinthook might be the best yet, simply because you can take it with you everywhere.
Skating horses in Second Life, an unstoppable virus in World of Warcraft and the one-letter mistake that stuffed the AI in Aliens: Colonial Marines – I sought out some funny bug stories for a feature in PCGamesN.
Three brothers set off in a boat to find adventure – and every 30-minute playthrough is entirely different. Yep, it’s a charming Choose Your Own Folk-Tale Adventure.
This golf-like puzzler for PS4, Switch and Vita is entertaining, but it feels out of place on the big screen.