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Sniper Elite III is a Bloody Good Time

Sniper Elite III Review

Sniper Elite III, the newest effort from Rebellion Oxford and 505 Games, revels in the macabre horrors of war and, like its predecessor, makes an art form of the grisly effects a bullet can have on the human body.

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Shenandoah’s Desert Fox Perfects Wargaming on iOS

Desert Fox

Shenandoah Studios specializes in creating deep, engaging wargaming experiences for smartphones and tablets.  By focusing entirely on classic-style wargames, the studio is able to continually build on its strengths and fine-tune each release into a tight, thrilling experience for fans of the genre.  Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein, their third title, is now available for iOS devices and may be their most robust offering yet.

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Powerpuff Girls: DoT Does Fans a Disservice

PPG:DoTRecently released through Steam and newly available on iOS, Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville is an action/adventure-shooter which lets fans step into the shoes of their favorite trio made up of sugar, spice, and everything nice (and also a healthy amount of Chemical X).

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Game Korner: Constant C Review

Constant C Review

Available on Steam and XBLA, International Games System takes players on a brain-burning, twisted sci-fi romp inConstant C – a puzzle-platformer filled with physics-based challenges that are as clever as they are punishing.

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Bring a Smartphone to a Gunfight in Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

After numerous delays, Watch Dogs has finally landed, bolstered by the hype machine and promising a thoroughly original experience.  While there are often moments of brilliance, however, the game ultimately struggles to live up to the lofty expectations that it set.

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Bethesda Announces New Free-To-Play Brawler, Battlecry

Battlecry

Publisher Bethesda has just announced an upcoming title, Battlecry, developed by their Austin-based studio of the same name.  A class-based, team versus team, 32-player action title, Battlecry’s aesthetic and design make it comparable to a third-person Team Fortress 2…only without the guns.

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Game Korner: The Last Door – Collector’s Edition

last-door-featWhile pixelation takes away from the serious nature of the game, exceptional storytelling still makes The Last Door a deliciously creepy play.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Exceeds All Expectations

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Set in an alternate-history timeline in which Germany not only wins World War II, but goes on to systematically conquer the entire world, longtime series protagonist BJ Blaskowicz has his work cut out for him in Wolfenstein: The New Order.  Far outshining previous attempts to modernize the franchise, developer MachineGames absolutely knocked it out of the park here, delivering a campy and wildly entertaining love letter to the classic that started it all. 

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Unearth the Mysteries of “Lost Civilization” on iOS

Lost Civilization Review

Phoenix Online Publishing has just released their new archaeological thriller, Lost Civilization, for iOS devices, challenging players of all skill levels to set off on an adventure that takes them to all corners of the globe, solving interactive puzzles and searching for clues that will lead to the discovery of a lifetime.

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TownCraft Hits iDevices and Will Own Your Free Time

TownCraft Review

Newly updated as a universal app on iOS, TownCraft is the first effort from Australian developer Flat Earth Games.  Taking cues from titles such as Animal Crossing and MineCraft, it drops players into an expansive landscape with their only guides being a simple objective and a lot of creativity. 

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The Marvel Heroes Enter Infinity

Disney Infinity 2This week the full trailer for Disney’s Infinity 2.0 was released, showing not only Avengers characters in the game but some other Marvel characters.

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PAX East 2014: On the Floor with 2K’s Evolve

Evolve

The booth that 2K had set up for their AAA title, Evolve, at PAX East may have commanded the most attention and attracted the longest lines at the convention.  Whether it was to get a bit of play time in at their thoroughly well-designed gaming stations or simply for a photo opportunity with their enormous monster statue, fans swarmed to the booth non-stop the entire weekend.

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PAX East 2014: We Take Ubisoft’s The Crew for a Spin

The Crew

One of several playable titles being shown off by Ubisoft at PAX East was The Crew, an open-world racing title which combines arcade-style driving action with large-scale multiplayer and role-playing elements.  After spending a bit of time with the current build of the game though, I left with mixed feelings.

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PAX East 2014: 2K Shows Off Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Officially announced only days prior to the convention, 2K hosted a 20-minute long gameplay demo ofBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel at PAX East 2014 and fans lined up for hours to catch a glimpse of what the next entry has in store.

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PAX East 2014: Square Enix Preps Hitman GO for Release

Hitman GO

Developed by Square Enix Montreal, Hitman GO was likely the biggest surprise on the floor at this year’s PAX East.  When a Hitman mobile game was first announced, many were likely a bit apprehensive that the medium simply couldn’t properly capture the nuance of the beloved franchise.  The playable build on the convention floor shattered all expectations however, delivering an elegant, unique take on Hitman that fans can truly appreciate.

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