Game Reviews

Rive Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Hard, fast-paced space shooter both tests, mocks skills.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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ReCore Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi action has strong female lead, loads of tech issues.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Shiny Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Nonviolent rescue game lacks polish, responsive controls.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Livelock Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Arcade game with lots of fast-paced robot destruction.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent, mature sci-fi sequel raises big moral dilemmas.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Monsters and Monocles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Victorian-themed twin-stick shooter feels way too difficult.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Starbound Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Sandbox adventure is fun, gratifying, but has odd controls.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Boid Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, fast, easy-to-play strategy requires fast thinking.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Poster Image
age 10+
A fun, fun romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Hard Reset Redux Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school bot shooter updated, but play still feels rusty.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Breached Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cool but confusing trial-and-error adventure on alien world.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Mighty No. 9 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Robot action game has challenging but monotonous play.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Space Run Galaxy Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Repetitive space strategy shackled by shallow gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Lumo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Overwatch Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Fallout 4: Far Harbor Game Poster Image
age 18+
First-person RPG add-on is bloody, brutal, full of choices.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Battleborn Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cartoon shooter is less graphic than most others in genre.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Stellaris Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deep, engaging space strategy has big challenge for players.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Offworld Trading Company Game Poster Image
age 12+
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Kill to Collect Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Mild violence, repetitive action best in short sessions.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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