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Lil’ Guardsman review

Lil’ Guardsman is a silly, high-fantasy take on Papers, Please that mixes deductive gameplay with goblins and wizards – what more could you want? Well, a tighter story with more consistent quality would have been great, but the end result is still very much worth playing for comedy fans... Read more

Lil’ Guardsman review

Dead Drop review

Dead Drop review

Delivering everything series fans should expect by this point, Dead Drop is another soothing romp with Carol Reed through Swedish countrysides and dilapidated buildings, elevated by a fun hook and some decades-old KGB intrigue that helps to make up for the more humdrum moments... Read more

Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire review

Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire review

Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire serves up a fitting conclusion to the elaborate and electrifying mystery started in The Spider of Lanka, making that game's satisfying story feel even more complete. Rarely do mystery games make observational deduction this much fun... Read more

The Talos Principle 2 review

The Talos Principle 2 review

A rare sequel that fully capitalizes on the potential of where its predecessor left off, The Talos Principle 2 elegantly makes space for genius puzzle design and captivating characterization to tell an extraordinarily unique, gripping, moving, and surprisingly funny story. A masterpiece for the ages... Read more

Golden Idol Mysteries: The Spider of Lanka review

Golden Idol Mysteries: The Spider of Lanka review

This expansion to our 2022 Game of the Year proves that The Case of the Golden Idol was no fluke, making an undeniable argument for even further explorations into its addicting, vocabulary-themed approach to detective gameplay... Read more

Firmament review

Firmament review

With a gorgeous setting full of incredible architecture and well-varied puzzles, Firmament is another confident and cerebral showcase from the legendary artists at Cyan... Read more

The Forest Quartet review

The Forest Quartet review

Full of gorgeous art, delightful jazz, and a very light amount of challenge, The Forest Quartet turns a story about death and grief into a fun, lively, cathartic memorial romp... Read more

The Whispering Valley review

The Whispering Valley review

With its ominous mood and fascinating setting, The Whispering Valley manages to rise a bit above its sparse narrative and ho-hum puzzle design... Read more

Colossal Cave – Reimagined by Roberta Williams review

Colossal Cave – Reimagined by Roberta Williams review

It’s brutal and baffling, but unmistakably Colossal Cave. It may not have wide appeal for today’s audiences, but this charming reimagining by Roberta and Ken Williams pays tribute to a classic piece of gaming history with the added bells and whistles of modern magic... Read more

The Case of the Golden Idol review

The Case of the Golden Idol review

A rip-roaring mystery epic that lingers with you long after it’s over, The Case of the Golden Idol is probably the best combination of murder mysteries and Mad Libs one could ever hope for... Read more

Voodoo Detective review

Voodoo Detective review

It may not quite reach the heights of its forebears, but like a lost gem from a bygone era, Voodoo Detective confidently carves out a niche for its cheeky brand of mystery satire... Read more