Runers

Runers is a roguelike dungeon shooter utilizing many familiar elements of such games. At the start of a new adventure you may select a character class (defining your appearance and special skill) as well as an additional passive ability and a spell. A wide range of choices is available, though it somewhat mixes up fantasy and horror elements.

There’s some sort of story to the game but it is surely much more exciting to guess what dangers and treasures lie ahead in the random generated rooms of More >

Hack ‘n’ Slash

Hack ‘n’ Slash starts with a brilliant premise, but quickly overwhelms the player with its erratic difficulty curve. You play an adventurer very much in the mould of Legend of Zelda’s Link. The twist is that instead of a sword, you have a USB stick, allowing you to plug in to enemies and objects to hack their code.

Connect to something and you are presented with a series of variables to alter to your whim. To open a locked door, you set ‘opendoor’ from ‘false’ to ‘true’; to defeat an enemy, you More >

Toast Time

Rarely has a single input control (of a single click) conjured up so much complexity, chaos and calories as Toast Time. Released first in 2013 for mobile, this level based tower-defensey shmup featuring a Toaster named Terry bakes its way to Steam. Terry is tasked to defend an alarm clock from inter-dimensional beasts and do so for a set number of seconds in each level.

At his disposal are a variety of unlockable weapons from the bread family ranging from baguettes to bagels to breadcrumbs.  More >

Boo Bunny Plague

There are games we expect, like Call of Duty. There are games like Psychonauts which come completely out of left-field. Then there are insane games like Boo Bunny Plague, which come so far left of left-field that that they make Psychonauts look like straight-laced affairs.

At first glance, it may not seem particularly out of the ordinary; it’s an indie action-adventure game with a few levels at a reasonable price. However, its main character is an android robot, whose main weapon of choice is a More >

Super Time Force Ultra

Somewhere between Braid and Super Meat Boy lies the epileptic-fit-waiting-to-happen that is Super Time Force Ultra. As various members of the Super Time Force, lead by Commander Repeatski, you’re tasked with saving Earth from the evil Dr Infinity while occasionally popping back in time to change the past in order to ‘improve’ present-day Earth.

STFU’s key selling-point is its Braid-like re-wind feature; if (when) you die you can go back in time to a previous point in the level. Your other More >

Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville (Early Access)

Note: This game is in Early Access. This review may be revised to reflect changes to game content.

If you’ve played the previous Rebuild games, you’re in for a treat with Gangs of Deadsville. If you haven’t, this is a fantastic place to start. Described as “Sim City meets the Walking Dead”, you must lead your group of survivors to reclaim the city, all the while fending off starvation, zombies, uprisings and attacks from other factions, including cannibals and crazy priests.

Deadsville shares More >

Starion Tactics

Starion Tactics offers an experience that strips out most of the tedium found in the 4X strategy formula. Unfortunately this may be a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. While faster paced and more combat oriented than a standard Civilization title, Starion Tactics doesn’t bring enough to the table to draw you in.

Tactics plays out like a checkers match, except before much of the fun begins the pieces must be bought and built. In a turn by turn fashion each of the participants in More >

The Last of Us: Left Behind

I don’t buy much DLC, so when I say that this is the best DLC I’ve ever bought the statement might not carry much weight for people that buy them regularly. That being said, the quality of this add-on for PS3’s greatest game is absolutely superb. The content is fairly short for this price: I managed to finish it in one sitting of around two and a half hours. But this is all that costs the DLC a perfect ten out of ten score. Once you can get past the cost, it’s a breathtakingly wonderful couple More >

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