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3651 Published Reviews

The Game of Life 2

iOSAndroid
6.00
Jupiter HadleyApr 21, 2021
The Game of Life 2 is a fun version of the board game, with the addition of different maps, but ultimately it's still a lot of waiting around if you don't have friends.

Cyberika: Action Adventure RPG

iOSAndroid
6.00
Bryan TaylorApr 20, 2021
Cyberika is a decent cyberpunk fantasy RPG, but it has some design flaws that keep it from greatness. While it’s amazing to have an experience like this on the go, you won’t find a sprawling MMO here, with very limited interactions between players. Gameplay can be engaging and fun, but most of what you’ll spend your time doing is driving back and forth between locations and clicking through seemingly endless dialogue boxes. It’ll provide you with an intriguing adventure if you’re a fan of the genre, but there’s not much here to convince you otherwise.

Sheep Squad

AndroidiOS
4.00
Jupiter HadleyApr 20, 2021
Overall, Sheep Squad isn’t a game for me. It’s possible but those that play a lot of the game Worm might really enjoy it - especially with the adorable range of animals to play with and their cool weapons, however the UI being the way it is makes the game just too challenging and hard to understand for me. Also there are a lot of pop-ups.

Northgard

iOS
9.00
Sergio VelasquezApr 19, 2021
Northgard brings all the action from real-time strategy games into Norse mythology. It's your time to explore new lands, fight ungodly beasts, and avenge your father!

Robotics!

iOS
6.00
Sergio VelasquezApr 19, 2021
Zeptolab, a company known for the addictive and fun game Cut the Rope, has released a new game about battling robots: Robotics! Can this game be as good as their other games, or is it just going to malfunction?

ANOTHER EDEN The Cat Beyond Time and Space

AndroidiOSPC
10.0
Catherine Ng DellosaMar 22, 2021
Another Eden is everything I love in a classic old-school JRPG packed nicely in a mobile form. It focuses on story and character development rather than on tiring gachas and repetitive dailies, but it’s NOT a casual game.

Blind Drive

AndroidiOS
7.00
Stephen Gregson-WoodMar 19, 2021
Blind Drive is a fairly unique game that makes wonderful use of audio-driven gameplay, with only a couple of minor hiccups along the way. Its ludicrous B movie narrative won't be too everyone's tastes but for those who enjoy it, there's a great experience to be had.

Unruly Heroes

iOSAndroidPC
9.00
Catherine Ng DellosaMar 17, 2021
Unruly Heroes is an absolute gem of a 2D platformer that plays as well as it looks. The action-packed levels will keep you entertained for hours on end, but if you do need to take a breather, there’s a screenshot feature where you can apply filters and embellish a scene before saving it or sharing it with your friends - and you really will want to, because each scene is an absolute visual treat.

Five Dates

iOS
7.00
Catherine Ng DellosaFeb 24, 2021
Five Dates is a charming FMV dating sim that thrusts you into the unpredictable world of online dating during the lockdown. While the choices you make don’t make too much of an impact on the agency of the main character, it’s highly entertaining just to watch all the scenes play out.

Night of the Full Moon

AndroidiOS
9.00
Sergio VelasquezFeb 23, 2021
Night of the Full Moon is a new way to look at an old story. Even if the grind can get tedious, the game itself is a joy to play and you should do yourself a favor and play it now.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Switch
9.00
Jon MundyFeb 11, 2021
A deeply traditional Mario adventure paired with a thoroughly bizarre open world experiment, with added multiplayer charm.

The Captain is Dead

iOSAndroid
8.00
Sergio VelasquezFeb 09, 2021
The Captain is Dead might not be for everyone, but it's still a great board game that feels so rewarding when finally figure out what you're supposed to be doing.

Dadish 2

iOSAndroid
7.00
Jupiter HadleyJan 26, 2021
Despite the game not having any new mechanics, the levels are polished, there is a good amount of challenge in each level, and the characters are just really fun to interact with. It’s a well-made platformer with some new characters that I just can’t get enough of.

The Pillar

iOS
6.00
Catherine Ng DellosaJan 21, 2021
The Pillar does its best to offer a different take on puzzle games through a beautiful element of exploration in a chilled out vibe. It’s a great concept all in all and I really like how it’s totally pressure-free, but I suppose I wish there was something more to it since the whole thing has so much potential.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

iOS
9.00
Jupiter HadleyDec 22, 2020
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is a wonderful game that showcases how everyone can make an impact on the world and everyone can fight capitalism, even with little actions.

Forager

Android
8.00
Jon BitnerDec 21, 2020
Forager suffers from awkward – and uncustomizable – touchscreen controls, but the core gameplay remains intact on Android. From a massive skill tree to the adorable graphics, Humble Bundle's iconic survival game is just as fun as it was in 2019.

The Complex

iOSAndroid
7.00
Jon BitnerDec 08, 2020
The Complex suffers from some awkward acting and jarring scene transitions but tells an intriguing story with several shocking twists. Multiple endings give the game a high replay value, and the ability to skip previously unlocked scenes makes it easy to test out choices you otherwise wouldn't have picked.

Startup Panic

AndroidiOS
8.00
Jupiter HadleyDec 07, 2020
Startup Panic is an interesting take on management simulators, with required holiday time (to prevent crunch) and a bunch of different endings depending on your success. It feels like quite the upgrade on previous management games.

Slay the Beat

iOSAndroid
4.00
Jon BitnerNov 30, 2020
Slay the Beat has an interesting concept but doesn't offer enough content to keep you interested beyond a single playthrough. The soundtrack is limited to just a few songs, only a few types of enemies appear over the course of the game, and several recurring bugs make it hard to think of this as anything other than an extended tech demo.

Ministry of Broadcast

PC
6.00
Catherine Ng DellosaOct 06, 2020
Ministry of Broadcast, despite the gloom and doom, is fun for a few laughs every now and then, and the levels can be challenging enough to keep you going. Eventually, the whole thing becomes a tad too repetitive, and it’s a little like, “Yes, I know, society is horrible, life is terrible, we’re all nihilists here.” And then you just want to move on.

Genshin Impact

PCiOSAndroid
9.00
Dave AubreyOct 05, 2020
Genshin Impact offers more value in this free to play gacha title than any other gacha game, and many premium titles available on mobile. You owe it to yourself to give it a try, even if it does borrow a bit too much from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Poor Thief!

iOS
7.00
Jon BitnerOct 01, 2020
Poor Thief has a great concept on paper, but it's execution leaves much to be desired. The quality across its 50+ levels isn't consistent, and it doesn't introduce enough new content to keep your interest during the last half of the game. Still, there are some great 'Aha!' moments to be had, and the wonderful music is second to none.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition

Switch
7.00
Dave AubreySep 04, 2020
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition clearly drops the ball on some key aspects of the multiplayer experience, but I can't deny my nostalgia, nor the urge I have to keep playing more. Even with FFXIV, this is still one of the best multiplayer Final Fantasy games.

Civilization VI

Android
8.00
Jon BitnerAug 17, 2020
Although it suffers from a few porting issues, the heart of Civilization VI remains intact. Fans of the franchise will be thrilled to discover that this is the exact same experience offered on other platforms, and one that holds up after all these years.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Switch
8.00
Jon MundyAug 10, 2020
Paper Mario: The Origami King's overwhelming strengths make it more than worthy of your time, and there are systems in place that minimise its weaknesses. It's good to see that Nintendo still understands the heart of its oddball spin-off series, even if it still suffers from the odd inexplicable brain fade.