An unapologetic story about death beneath a vibrant façade, Spiritfarer is one of the most impactful games I’ve played in years.
Overcooked! 2 is a worthy, fast-paced sequel despite its reliance on zany level mechanics.
The beautiful month I spent playing Creepy Mutant: Magic Detective.
Rapture’s collapsing ideological dystopia provides a consistently-engaging backbone for this narrative-focused first person shooter.
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.