Back 4 Blood – Left 3 Dead

Back 4 Blood – Left 3 Dead

Visual learner? Check out our entire playthrough of Back 4 Blood here If the Left 4 Dead series is Train to Busan – a tight and frenetic escape from an unfolding apocalypse – then Back 4 Blood is the later seasons of The Walking Dead. The worst has already happened,...
Starlight: Defence Command – top-down Tron turrets

Starlight: Defence Command – top-down Tron turrets

If an RTS had a drunken one-night stand with a tower defence game in a seedy neon-lit motel, the lovechild would be Starlight: Defence Command. But that kid turned out good. Planet Defence Simulator Nanite Games Ltd’s debut game puts you in the hotseat of a Unified...
Stellaris – friendly neighbourhood xenophiles

Stellaris – friendly neighbourhood xenophiles

Ever want to out-fight, out-explore, or out-love the galaxy into submission? Then have I got the only game for you, until Gene Roddenberry’s estate release Kirk’s Interstellar Bangathon. DO IT YOU COWARDS. But before you boldly go where Starfleet’s finest...
Earthlock – store-brand JRPG

Earthlock – store-brand JRPG

Story centred around an ancient, powerful, but long-vanished civilisation? Prominent mechanised and militaristic city-state with airships – one of which crashes in the first 5 minutes? Pastoral-coded rogue with a heart of gold and a strong familial bond? Sheeeeit son…...
Frostpunk – fascism and chill

Frostpunk – fascism and chill

Can you ever justify throwing orphans into a coal generator just to keep the heat on for a few more hours? Frostpunk says yes… but you’re still a monster. Chuck another worker on the fire… Set in 1886 AD but in an alternate universe with two key differences: Charles...
Stardew Valley – farming but fun

Stardew Valley – farming but fun

Stardew Valley is somehow the chillest game around, while being mostly deadlines, unfinished tasks and unexplored possibilities. Imagine the raw nostalgia of Harvest Moon with the rough husks milled off and packaged with fresh new ideas, and you’re close to what...