When it comes to board games, few titles got geeks as excited in the past decade as Gloomhaven. A Kickstarter-funded cooperative players vs. environment game, Gloomhaven’s development history is almost as interesting as the game itself and has the distinction of being one of the few games to have two Kickstarter campaigns, which raised a total of $4.5 million dollars to create one of 2017’s greatest board game hits.
One of the more psychedelic, eccentric titles on the mobile market has finally received a proper PC release. Muse Dash is now available on Steam, to the joy of many and head scratching of others: Just what is this game? The game is definitely not for those gamers who prefer their games realistically colored (i.e. brown with a shade of khaki) or who can't stand C-Pop, J-Pop and other kinds of music this side of dirges.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has just been released (Steam and GOG for PC users), following one of the most successful funding campaigns on Kickstarter. Bloodstained managed to raise over 5.5 million USD on the platforms, displacing Torment: Tides of Numenera as the most-funded game on the platform by a good 1.5 million. Although its reign as champion lasted only a brief two months, until Shenmue III was announced, Bloodstained remains a monument to the popularity of the Metroidvania genre.
Despite a rocky start and growing pains, The Elder Scrolls Online - ESO - is in its sixth year already, with a dozen DLCs, three expansions (one of which, Morrowind, is now included in ESO+ by default), and enough changes to make it an almost entirely different game. If you're returning to the game after an extended break or simply want to smooth out the learning curve, this guide is for you.
Warhammer: Chaosbane, the latest title in the expansive Warhammer franchise, has just launched (unless you have the top two editions, then it launched for you on May 31st already), allowing players to jump headfirst and gaze into the horror that spreads through the underbelly of the empire. In between trying to stop themselves from clawing their eyes out, the would-be heroes will be delighted to know that it isn't the end of their arduous road to glory (or violent death at the hands of Chaos monsters that enjoy a bit of hero tartare).
With the launch of PixARK, the already impressive ARK universe expands to include a game that's as complex as it is colorful. The Minecraft-style graphics represent a distinctly ARK-like experience, where survival is very much not assured and figuring out how to survive into the late game requires a good amount of skill and effort. We've put this little guy to try and smooth out the learning curve.
To say that violence in video games is popular would be both an euphemism and a tautology. Some of the most wildly popular games on the market, both present and past, focus on creatively disassembling your foes and splattering every possible surface in fluids generally considered essential to survival. Games where you focus on the opposite, putting people together and filling them back up with the aforementioned fluids are far more rare, and all the more precious... Rescue HQ - The Tycoon, from the German studio Aerosoft, is one of those games.
When it comes to medieval times, there's no shortage of titles on the market, whether they're fantasy loosely based on the period or more historically authentic. It seems that there's something about the odor of unwashed bodies, abject poverty, and brutal disembowelment that attracts people.
However, while most games put you in the sweaty leather boots of a warrior swinging various implements about, A Plague Tale puts you in the somewhat less sweaty and decidedly less enviable position of a teenage girl having to take care of her little brother and make it through France in one of its many darkest hours.
Mushroom 11, a puzzle platformer from Untame, is now available on Steam, GOG, and Humble. The game has received countless awards and has been praised for its unique gameplay, beautiful atmosphere, and fantastic soundtrack from The Future Sound of London. To learn more about the game, visit the Official Mushroom 11 Wiki.
Surviving a zombie apocalypse is more than hacking and slashing your way to victory. You need to create alliances, build a shelter, and gather supplies. Dead State, which released today from DoubleBear Productions, is a turn-based RPG that effectively captures the perils you’ll face in a zombie takeover. The game is available today on Steam for $30. Gamepedia has partnered with DoubleBear to present the Official Dead State Wiki.
Ubisoft's highly anticipated title, which was announced at last year's E-3, launches today for a wide range of platforms. Set in Chicago, Watch Dogs is a first person action adventure game where you star as Aiden Pearce, talented hacker and former thug. You're out on a mission to right wrongs suffered to your family and the city is your weapon. Hacking into the Central Operating System (ctOS), you'll have access to all of the information that flows through an alternative version Chicago, where technology has linked all of the city into one massive digital playground. Did you know that one of the hottest wikis at Gamepedia currently is the Watch Dogs Wiki?