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Enemy Mind

Enemy Mind breathes new life into the shoot-em-up genre with a clever twist to the formula. In the midst of an intergalactic war between humans and squid-like aliens, you play a formless psychic entity capable of taking over ships from either side. In battle, you jump constantly between enemies, adapting quickly to the distinct weaponry and abilities of each vessel and then abandoning them as their health and ammo run out.

Gameplay is at once frantic and strategic – staying with any one ship More >

The Room Two

The Room Two is a beautifully crafted 3D game with a relatively simple premise: solve the puzzles to escape the room. The story continues on from its predecessor (aptly named The Room), where you are tracking down the discoverer of the “Null” element. However, The Room Two is considerably larger than the original: the puzzles are trickier and require more parts; you can move between sections of a room and each level is in a different location, with an ancient temple, a ship’s cabin and an More >

Tearaway

It’s difficult not to be immediately charmed by Tearaway. It’s colourful, vibrant visuals and pleasing, tuneful soundtrack is enough to appeal to the child in all of us. It reminds you of a time when gaming was a simpler joy, before achievements and trophies and the annualised generic FPS, there existed the humble platformer that gave us happiness from simply completing the journey from A to B, defeating obstacles along the way.

Not only does Tearaway therefore appeal to our inner child, but it More >

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Well, what can I say about the much-needed breath of fresh air that is Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag? Finally, Ubisoft has released the next installment that gives the series a fresh new feel. Black Flag sees new protagonist Edward Kenway on a journey to become the most feared pirate on the Caribbean seas in this highly entertaining adventure.

You will see Captain Kenway accepted into the Assassins Guild, and trained along the way by the likes of the feisty, yet mysterious James Kidd, AKA More >

A Walk in the Dark

A game that could be described as Limbo and Super Meat Boy’s lovechild, it is all at once very hard and visually stunning. A Walk in the Dark has you playing mostly as Bast, a cat, who for reasons not quite explained must run through stages of increasing difficulty avoiding spikes, traps and the myriad of creatures seeking to do him harm, Bast’s gameplay is that of a pretty standard platformer, you can run left or right, jump and even perform a wall to wall jump. You know the drill.

However as More >

The Wolf Among Us (Episode One)

Once upon a time, there was a studio called TellTale that made great games.  They had received accolades in the past for an adaptation of a popular zombie story, but this new adventure that they were tackling was much different. The concept is easy: all of the fairy-tale creatures and people that you grew up reading about as a child were exiled from their homelands, and now reside in upstate New York, getting by day to day in our mostly mundane world.

You take on the role of Bigby Wolf, (The More >

The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable tells us the story of a man of no importance. He is the typical office worker no one notices, pushing buttons randomly on a computer in his office. However, one day Stanley realizes something is not right. He isn’t getting any orders from his superiors and his co-workers have mysteriously vanished. This is where you take control in this strange FPS-adventure game.

Released as a Half Life 2 mod at first, it has become a game on its own by now. There’s no shooting bad guys or More >

Outlast

Let’s cut to the chase. Outlast is the scariest game I have ever played. While something like Silent Hill or Amnesia tries to scare you with paranormal occurrences, Outlast knows the more realistic, the more human, the enemy is, the more we’ll be scared. And does this masterfully.

You play as Miles Upshur, a journalist investigating the Mount Massive Asylum in Colorado. There he enters the building and finds himself locked in. The only way out is in. It doesn’t take long for Miles to realize More >

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