Flying Wild Hog have taken big risks to radically streamline the Shadow Warrior formula, and the result is a blast – while it lasts.
Combining a spectacular fighting system, a clever ageing mechanic and a boatload of style, Sloclap’s second game is a challenging triumph.
Once again, videogames have served as a welcome retreat from reality in another grim year. The pandemic has maintained its grip not only over our lives, but also over the industry – which has continued to wrestle, quite justifiably, with delays. Games have been pushed back, but supply problems have meant that it has remained…
Review: Our favourite assassins make a welcome return in Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice
This surprising, belated expansion to the real-time stealth tactics classic is a document of a developer at the top of their game.
Spectacular visuals and addictive multiplayer will mostly satisfy series fans, but the short and extremely linear campaign won’t win over new recruits.
Perfectly timed for Halloween, this game from the developer of Pony Island also mixes roguelike and escape room elements into its heady combination.
Putting a modern twist on retro mechanics, Eastward has superlative pixel art and music but will be excessively talkative for some players
While its mundane combat lets it down, Foreclosed is an intriguing – if brief – cyberpunk adventure
Following a port to the Nintendo Switch in 2020, SUDA51’s cult hack-and-slash No More Heroes games receive a surprising but welcome PC release.
This new colony sim genre is in early access and a long way from completion, but displays enough potential to bring a lot of fans of the genre on board – newcomers, not so much.