A short hike becomes an at-your-own-pace adventure.
Game: The Outer WorldsMade by: Obsidian EntertainmentPublished by: Private DivisionAvailable on: Playstation 4, Windows, Xbox One A limited-length RPG set in the caustically-corporate Halcyon system, The Outer Worlds aims to be Obsidian’s spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas.
Game: Overcooked! Made by: Ghost Town Games, Ltd. Published by: Team17 Digital Ltd. Available on: PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One An exercise in high-stakes teamwork masquerading as an arcadey cooking game, Overcooked! is couch co-op in its most chaotic form.
Game: Mini Metro Made by: Dino Polo Club Published by: Dinosaur Polo Club Available for: PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android This simple, minimalist puzzle game isn’t an in-depth mass transit simulator, but it’s an easy-to-learn, tough-to-master distraction perfect for limited-time play sessions.
Game: Far Cry 5 Made by: Ubisoft Montreal Published by: Ubisoft Available for: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One Far Cry 5 applies Ubisoft’s familiar Far Cry formula to a cult-run corner of America, and while the game retains its entertaining gunplay and atmosphere, its unpolished story and overreliance on unnecessary narrative elements bog down the […]
Game: Civilization VI Made by: Firaxis Published by: 2K Available on: PC, Mac, iPad A step forward for the series with a compelling (though divisive) art-style and a number of new gameplay features; buyer beware, the AI leaves something to be desired.
Game: Jackbox Party Pack 3 Developed by: Jackbox Games Published by: Jackbox Games Available for: PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, NVidia Shield For years, when I’ve gathered to play games with friends, the Jackbox Party Pack has been a staple, and though the Jackbox Party […]
Game: Fallout 4 Made by: Bethesda Softworks Published by: Bethesda Softworks Available on: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One Fallout 4 was the game I was most excited for in 2015, and it wouldn’t be incorrect to suggest it was the game I was most excited for for several years leading up to that point. Fallout […]
Game: Fallout: New Vegas Made by: Obsidian Published by: Bethesda Softworks Available on: PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Fallout: New Vegas is one of my favorite RPGs of all time. A follow-up to Bethesda’s Fallout 3, New Vegas brings back a number of writers and developers from the original Fallout games and offers them […]
Game: Stardew Valley Made by: Concerned Ape Published by: Chucklefish Available for: PC, Mac, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Switch Stardew Valley may be the most relaxing game I’ve ever played. A spiritual successor to the Harvest Moon series, Stardew Valley opens by taking you away from crowded and chaotic city life and carries you […]