Ninja Theory’s latest hack and slash action game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is not your usual brawler, as it successfully melds brutal melee combat with a compelling story of a young, Celtic woman suffering from damaging psychosis.
When you play a shmup, you’d expect yourself to be shooting tons of bullets, leveling up like a madman as you continue improving your weapon as you take on hundreds of foes that swarm your position.
With Sundered, Thunder Lotus Games (the developers behind action-adventure game Jotun) tries something new, offering players a 2D action-adventure Metroidvania title that brings their signature flare for epic, hand-drawn animation and challenging combat to the mix.
Sometimes the simplest games can be loads of fun. Spellspire by 10tons is a light but entertaining spelling game where players guide a mage through a tower, slaying enemies with letters and magic.
Retro shooters are the best. No one can deny the timelessness of quick-paced, run and gun first-person blood-fests where you madly dash through rooms collecting powerups and blow through hundreds of enemies with enough bullets to start a war.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a good arcade basketball experience. The last NBA Street game (NBA Street Homecourt) came out back in 2007 and NBA Jam briefly was revived in 2010, and since then there’s been a lack of high quality arcade hoops action.
I’m a big fan of the first Outlast. In my opinion, it was the first game to perfectly emulate the found footage horror genre and make for a compelling game experience, and it truly terrified me from start to finish as I carefully explored a psychiatric hospital full of deranged lunatics that hunted me down and wanted to murder me in all sorts of gory ways.
Tarsier Studios’ Little Nightmares is a beautifully designed horror game in which players take on the role of a small, raincoated girl named Six as she seeks to escape an underwater prison known as the Maw.
Who knew that combining two classic puzzle games could be so fun? With Puyo Puyo Tetris, Sonic Team and Sega mix block puzzler Tetris with the gelatin-matching Puyo Puyo for an excellent puzzle game that surprises with its deep gameplay and excellent multiplayer modes, making it an entertaining experience for all ages.
When Bulletstorm first released back in 2011, it was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise familiar first-person shooter genre.