Animal Crossing, Watch Dogs Legion and Link’s Awakening are just some of our stand-outs.
Hundreds of games are now released every month, while ‘games as a service’ ask ever more commitment from players. Surely something has to give?
And from TV programmes, too, not to mention a sort of proto-Internet run by the Post Office. The 80s were crazy times. I wrote about it all in a feature for Wireframe magazine.
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.
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.
This remake of the excellent 2009 visual novel is essentially a playable version of the 2011 anime series.
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.
Well, 31 really. I mean Cyberpunk 2077 definitely isn’t going to come out this year, is it? Or is it? OR IS IT?
Fallout 76, eh? Didn’t see that one coming.
Yoku’s Island Express! Tomb Raider! Inside! Firewatch! Batman: Enemy Within! And more! I certainly got through a lot of games this Christmas.
Have a very Happy Holidays, see you in the New Year!
One thing that helps to thin out the backlog is sticking to just the genres you enjoy.
We have gathered together in The Manor’s Drawing Room to pick our personal highlights from 2018. And it makes for an interesting list.
It’s a brutally hard XCOM-style game with mutant ducks and pigs! Just like you always wanted!
2018 was an amazing year for games, but there’s only so much time to play them all. Here are the ones I wish I’d had a chance to try.
This acclaimed visual novel from the makers of the Zero Escape series received a perfect score from Famitsu magazine back in 2008 – and now it’s finally available in English.
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.
PlayStation VR has entered The Manor, and it’s flippin’ amazing.
Twisted Pixel’s Xbox Live Arcade classic gets a new lease of life on Nintendo Switch.
Call of Cthulhu is a pleasingly atmospheric take on Lovecraft’s creations – as long as you’re willing to overlook some of the rough edges.
A celebration of the Game Boy in glorious monochrome.
A masterful return to form for a series that had lost its way.
To celebrate the company’s birthday, here’s a classy collection of SNK classics with beautifully polished presentation.
I loved seeing all the historic arcade cabinets and retro consoles at Play Expo Blackpool – but sometimes old games are best left in the past.
The long-awaited Steel Rats is finally here, chainsaw wheels and vertical driving fully intact. But does it live up to its promise?
Starfox, Mario Kart and Pokemon like you’ve never seen them before.
The NES Encyclopaedia and Japansoft: An Oral History are both set for release next year.
My feature on one of the oldest online multiplayer games is in issue 323 of PC Gamer!
Hmmm, interesting list.
A stunning Zelda-like top-down RPG is storming its Kickstarter goals.