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Twilight Oracle review

Twilight Oracle is a nostalgic ride through a zany fantasy world, though even its witty banter can’t hide the fact it’s a short story with a simple plot only good for a single afternoon’s fun... Read more

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Enypnion ReDreamed review – Surreal hand-drawn journey through the subconscious recurs in enhanced form

Enypnion ReDreamed review – Surreal hand-drawn journey through the subconscious recurs in enhanced form teaser image

Experienced adventurers can probably cruise through Enypnion ReDreamed in their sleep, though some of the logic puzzles might be responsible for a few nightmares. Overall, though, it’s a short but charming little journey through the subconscious that may just remind you of your own childhood nighttime fantasies... Read more

The Night Is Grey review – Beautiful cinematic side-scroller provides plenty of challenge and biting psychological thrills

The Night Is Grey review – Beautiful cinematic side-scroller provides plenty of challenge and biting psychological thrills teaser image

With its beautiful scenery, heartfelt characters, and the weirdest wolves you’ve ever seen, The Night Is Grey is as close to a psychological thriller as an adventure game can get, worthy to be called an interactive cinematic experience... Read more

This Bed We Made review – Only a few minor reservations about this suspenseful Hitchcockian 1950s hotel mystery

This Bed We Made review – Only a few minor reservations about this suspenseful Hitchcockian 1950s hotel mystery teaser image

This Bed We Made sacrifices some snooping freedom and player challenge for a more linear narrative, but there are plenty of thrilling discoveries to unpack in this compelling Hitchcockian mystery... Read more

Vlad Circus: Descend into Madness review – Pixel art survival horror/adventure hybrid puts on a bloody good show

Vlad Circus: Descend into Madness review – Pixel art survival horror/adventure hybrid puts on a bloody good show teaser image

Vlad Circus is fun and scary in all the right ways. With locked doors, monsters, a mysterious circus director and a hallucinating main character, it may not be the greatest show on earth but has plenty to entertain unsuspecting visitors... Read more

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express review – Fresh take on a classic whodunit makes for a breezy, enjoyable ride

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express review – Fresh take on a classic whodunit makes for a breezy, enjoyable ride teaser image

It certainly doesn’t take a great detective to solve this rather easy adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, but there’s just something about stepping into the shoes of Hercule Poirot to snoop around the most beautiful and famous train in history in an intricately plotted whodunit that makes it immensely satisfying. If you like playing detective, this interactive version of the most famous case in literary fiction will certainly tickle your own little grey cells... Read more

Mythargia review – Eerie dimension-crossing investigative pixel art thriller proves to be the genuine article

Mythargia review – Eerie dimension-crossing investigative pixel art thriller proves to be the genuine article teaser image

You can’t help but feel like a true conspiracy theorist exploring the beautifully eerie pixel art world of Mythargia with all its mysterious supernatural elements. As a journalist in search of clues about secret human experiments, a bit more control over how to compile the evidence into your article would’ve been welcome, but collecting it all feels very rewarding along the way... Read more

Blue Wednesday review – Score reflects charming presentation with uneven minigames and surprisingly downbeat story

Blue Wednesday review – Score reflects charming presentation with uneven minigames and surprisingly downbeat story teaser image

In celebrating a love of music, Blue Wednesday is less a full-fledged adventure than a casual version of “Piano Hero” with some dialogue, exploration and other mini-games mixed in, all wrapped in a cutesy-looking but uncomfortable story about whether it’s worthwhile chasing your dreams... Read more

Torn Away review – The tears may come in this emotionally powerful, wonderfully varied WWII child escape adventure

Torn Away review – The tears may come in this emotionally powerful, wonderfully varied WWII child escape adventure teaser image

Torn Away is a beautifully produced narrative adventure with various gameplay elements that hits you hard in the feels as you guide a ten-year-old child back home to her family across a continent ravaged by war... Read more

Incubus: A ghost-hunters tale review – The devil is the highly realistic details of this compelling haunted house procedural

Incubus: A ghost-hunters tale review – The devil is the highly realistic details of this compelling haunted house procedural teaser image

Perhaps the next closest thing to a real-world ghost-hunting expedition, Incubus offers plenty of paranormal phenomena to keep you busy and satisfy your fears and fantasies... Read more

Dreams in the Witch House review – Spellbinding concoction of RPG, resource management and retro adventure ingredients

Dreams in the Witch House review – Spellbinding concoction of RPG, resource management and retro adventure ingredients teaser image

Live the life of a starving student or investigate dark occult secrets. It’s your choice in Dreams in the Witch House, a roleplaying/resource management/point-and-click adventure hybrid that makes for a very challenging, occasionally frustrating but often fun balancing act... Read more

Killer Frequency review – Choice-driven thriller slickly executes a remote survival horror experience anyone can enjoy

Killer Frequency review – Choice-driven thriller slickly executes a remote survival horror experience anyone can enjoy teaser image

Killer Frequency is a compelling choice-driven, non-action-oriented survival horror game that demands you keep your wits about you. If you really want to become the hero, you’ll enjoy every tense minute of it. Fail or consciously turn to the dark side, however, and you’re awarded with funny deaths and dark humor. Either way, it’s well worth giving it a spin... Read more

Verne: The Shape of Fantasy review – Entertaining, shipshape side-scrolling adventure worthy of its namesake author

Verne: The Shape of Fantasy review – Entertaining, shipshape side-scrolling adventure worthy of its namesake author teaser image

The steampunk-styled world of Verne: The Shape of Fantasy provides a fun way to ease lovers of written fiction into interactive storytelling. It could have been written by Jules Verne himself, and although never very challenging, it is intriguing enough to keep more experienced gamers glued to the screen as well... Read more

The Safe Place review – No escaping the unapologetically bleak atmosphere of this gritty urban adventure

The Safe Place review – No escaping the unapologetically bleak atmosphere of this gritty urban adventure teaser image

The gritty, realistic urban setting is stunning, but the story of The Safe Place is so drearily centered on poverty, crime and abuse that succeeding in cracking the more difficult inventory puzzles becomes more of a struggle than a pleasure just to progress and see more misery unfold... Read more

Cats and the Other Lives review – Blend of feline playfulness and compellingly dark human drama purrs right along

Cats and the Other Lives review – Blend of feline playfulness and compellingly dark human drama purrs right along teaser image

Being a feline makes Cats and the Other Lives a fun and playful game for the most part, though the storyline you uncover along the way gets darker and darker, and all the more compelling because of it... Read more

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