Review: Out There

Platform: Android, iOS Developer: Mi-Clos Studio Website: Australian classification: Unrated A game like FTL: Faster Than Light gives you basically the full Captain Kirk Star Trek fantasy. Your own spaceship, your own crew to boss around, and an endless supply of enemy craft to hail over the intercom and bargain with or blow out […]

Review: Shadowrun Returns – Dragonfall

Platform: PC, Mac, iPad, Android (tablet) Developer: Harebrained Schemes Website: Australian classification: Unrated Between missions my crew of data thieves and mercenaries stay in a hideout in Berlin’s Kreuzbasar. As well as hackers and killers, one of them’s a shaman – Shadowrun mixes magic with its near-future technology – and he used to front […]

Review: Thief

Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Developer: Eidos Montreal Website: Australian classification: MA15+ In a good stealth game a level ends in one of two ways: either you’re sneaking out, job complete, and nobody knows you were even there, or you’re piss-bolting for the exit while the alarm rings, chased by every […]

Review: Freedom Fall

Platform: Android, iOS, PC, Mac (via Steam and Desura but since Desura doesn’t have a Mac client yet expect hassle there) Developer: Stirfire Studios Website: Australian classification: Unrated Most 2D platformers are about jumping across the screen from left to right; falling down a hole is a Very Bad Thing. In Freedom Fall you’re […]

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Preview

Last week, Mindscape Asia Pacific and Red Cross Australia teamed up to promote Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and educate gamers on the importance of donating blood. The first 3 hours of the game were playable, but gamers still managed to donate enough blood to save 30 lives throughout the course of the evening. The […]

Review: The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home

Platform: PC Developer: T-Probe Productions Website: (free download) Australian classification: Unrated “Why would you play a game where the world ends no matter what you do?” Candi asks. “It’s like building a sandcastle on the beach,” I try to explain. “You know the tide’s going to come and wash it away but it’s still […]

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 1 Review

Set in rapture, BioShock Infinite’s Burial At Sea DLC (Part 1) is absolutely beautiful. The underwater setting is complimented by enormous glass windows, showing off the glowing city that spans across the depths of the sea. The interior is set prior to the fall of Rapture, which is seen in BioShock 1 and 2, and […]

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

If there’s anything that’s immediately obvious about Batman: Arkham Origins, it’s that it’s definitely a Batman game. Batman perches atop conveniently placed gargoyles in ‘predator’ rooms, scanning the surroundings with his detective vision to find the next nervous victim to swoop down on. He grapples between buildings in the city of Gotham, floating between towers […]

Review: Space Hulk

Platform: PC, Mac (iOS due soon) Developer: Full Control Website: Australian classification: Unrated The original Space Hulk was a board game about hordes of aliens fighting stoic Space Marines, but not the regular kind of Space Marines we’re used to seeing – those boring thick-necked heroes of every second video game ever made. Space […]

Review: Papers, Please

Platform: PC, Mac Developer: Lucas Pope Website: Australian classification: Unrated Papers, Please is a video game about paperwork. A gripping and intense video game about paperwork.