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.
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.
When Bulletstorm first released back in 2011, it was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise familiar first-person shooter genre.
After the original Halo Wars successfully mixed the popular first-person sci-fi shooter series with the real-time strategy genre, Captain Cutter and the Spirit of Fire are back to face a new threat in Halo Wars 2.
After two brief beta periods, Ubisoft’s medieval multiplayer brawler For Honor is finally available on consoles and the PC, promising players a competitive and strategic good time.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard is the reinvention that the long-running series needed. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy Resident Evil 4’s move into action horror territory, with players blasting away at fast moving enemies with tons of ammo, but in transitioning into that gameplay focus, it also lost the original sense of lurking fear, vulnerability and impending doom that made it original so long ago.
Christmas has come early this year. Frank West, the protagonist of Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, is back for another zombie-slaying adventure in Capcom’s Dead Rising 4, returning to the town that started it all in order to expose a new conspiracy.
Final Fantasy XV is a bold game. It’s a drastic new direction, one that feels so alien in comparison to what’s been experienced in Square Enix’s long-running JRPG franchise.