London is remarkably different now, one of many sweeping changes to Failbetter’s game.
Perhaps there’s a reason why Intelligent Systems stopped making Advance Wars in favour of Fire Emblem?
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.
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.
Forget bridge-building games – ski-gondola construction is far more fun. And hilarious.
The follow-up to Sunless Sea is much bigger, prettier and more forgiving than its illustrious forebear.
James Keen, Esq. has been trawling Steam’s new releases in search of fresh delights – but mostly turns up rotten stinkers.
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.
The wholesome story of three friends deciding to get together and make their dream game: a multiplayer competitive RPG.
It’s a brutally hard XCOM-style game with mutant ducks and pigs! Just like you always wanted!
On the eve of the FA Cup second round, one man looks deep inside himself and wonders why on earth he is so addicted to an ageing parade of spreadsheets.
I previewed the latest game from the makers of The Signal of Tolva for Kotaku UK. Let’s see how that went.
It’s like Stardew Valley, but with more highly suspicious meat products of dubious provenance.
I got a new gaming PC. And now I want to DESTROY IT UTTERLY.
Who the hell launches a new game a week before Red Dead Redemption 2?
EVE Online has a reputation for being a scary place for newcomers. But what’s it actually like to play this venerable MMORPG for the first time?
After years of avoiding the faff of building your own PC, I’ve had a Road to Damascus moment.
Ahead of the release of Life is Strange 2 this week, James Keen Esq. revisits the original.
Boundless is a pretty cool looking Minecraft style MMOG. And frankly I’m never going to have the time to play it.
Set in the Cold War, this XCOM-a-like strategy game spins a complicated, sometimes bewildering web of espionage, intrigue and layers of game systems.
My preview feature on Night Call is in issue 322 – and I’m very excited to see my words in print.
Funny, clever and utterly gorgeous, Unforeseen Incidents has quickly risen to become my favourite ever point and click adventure.
I spoke to the modder who discovered this tiny, catastrophic bug in Aliens: Colonial Marines as part of his three-year overhaul of the game.
An intriguing, narrative-driven puzzler, Lake Ridden harks back to the heyday of Myst as protagonist Marie searches for her lost sister.
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.
State of Mind is a promising techno-thriller from point and click experts Daedalic Entertainment, with a distinctive low-poly look.
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.
A beautiful aquatic adventure freshly released from Early Access – and all the better for years of improvements.