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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Game Poster Image
age 16+
Dismal noir horror with equally dismal gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Contra Rogue Corps Game Poster Image
age 16+
Bloody twin-stick shooter appeals only to franchise fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Northgard Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Let loose your inner Viking in this fantasy strategy game.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Merge Magic App Poster Image
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age 9+
Initially clever but ultimately boring puzzle-ish game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II Game Poster Image
age 13+
Short but action-packed new chapter in the Dark Side tale.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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The Surge 2 Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Sci-fi sequel improves on original but still falls short.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Grindstone Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Wonderfully entertaining, visceral match-three game.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wry story of foster kids looks at tough and tender truths.
By Bridget Farr
(2019)
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Card of Darkness Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun card game starts to become bland over time.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Game Poster Image
age 8+
Great action remake will appeal to multiple generations.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Rayman Mini Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful runner challenges players to perfect each stage.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Hot Lava Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative parkour adventure with mild violence.
Platforms: Apple Arcade, Windows
(2019)
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Shinsekai: Into the Depths Game Poster Image
age 10+
Underwater apocalypse adventure has a resourceful hero.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Untitled Goose Game Game Poster Image
age 8+
Don't let your goose get cooked in feathered fun puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mobile tale with mild fantasy violence, simple morality.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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Hunt: Showdown Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Play hunter & hunted in violent, bloody survival horror.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Unpregnant Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Road-trip-to-abortion tale is touching comedy of errors.
By Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
(2019)
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Mythgard Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Gorgeous fantasy game is loads of fun but needs patience.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns Game Poster Image
age 10+
Amusing tactical puzzle game with implied fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Frogger in Toy Town Game Poster Image
age 5+
Visually updated arcade classic stumbles with poor controls.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2019)
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