Have You Played… Mysterium?

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Have You Played… Mysterium?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. The people who made Mysterium want you to play it wrong. That’s not a problem with the original board game, as long as you don’t play with people who insist on adhering to the designer’s vision […]

Druidstone is a tactical RPG from ex-Grimrock folk due early 2019

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Druidstone is a tactical RPG from ex-Grimrock folk due early 2019

Blimey, there’s lots of RPGs with turn-based tactical combat around lately, and Druidstone: The Secret Of The Menhir Forest (from Ctrl Alt Ninja, some of the folks behind Legend Of Grimrock) looks especially interesting. It’s a story driven, party-scale isometric RPG with a focus on grid based combat, minus the statistical bloat common in the genre. […]

Killer7 is out now on PC and as strange as ever

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Killer7 is out now on PC and as strange as ever

Killer7 is out now on PC, and one of the weirder things you can play this week. It’s a hallucinatory adventure-slash-first-person shooter hybrid about seven assassins (who may actually be one person) hunting ‘terrorists’ that are apparently howling, self-destructing demons. It’s bizarre, profane, allegorical, drenched in blood and a little bit punk. Originally launched in 2005 […]

Tactical dungeon-crawl Warhammmer 40,000: Mechanicus is out now

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Tactical dungeon-crawl Warhammmer 40,000: Mechanicus is out now

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, Bulwark Studios’s tactical dungeon crawler based on the Games Workshop mega-universe is out now. It pits the Adeptus Mechanicus (an especially barmy bunch of cyborg engineer-cultists) up against the Necron; what you’d get if you put Warhammer Fantasy’s Egyptian undead and The Terminator in a blender. Systems-wise, it’s a blend of FTL-like […]

Underworld Ascendant is out today

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Underworld Ascendant is out today

Underworld Ascendant is out now, OtherSide Entertainment’s crowdfunded spiritual sucessor to Ultima Underworld. For the younger among us, or those who had better things to do in the early 90s than trawl imaginary dungeons, that means it’s a first-person action RPG with a focus on puzzling out creative solutions to problems. There’s stealth, parkour and […]

Hunt Showdown adds second map

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Hunt Showdown adds second map

As Hunt Showdown continues its journey through early access, developers Crytek today launched a big update adding their PvPvE weird west FPS’s second map. Named Lawson Delta, it explores a less rugged corner of Louisiana with a prison, a fortress, and even a train station. Well lah-di-dah, aren’t these unholy hordes spoiled with modernity.

Podcast: The best post-apocalyptic games

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Podcast: The best post-apocalyptic games

 The world ended this week. We documented the whole thing. But the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, will not go quietly into the abyss of human history. It’s not going to be felled by the atomic blast of Fallout 76. It’s going down screaming. Screaming about the best post-apocalyptic games out there, that […]

Fallout 76 guide: tips and tricks, how to survive in Appalachia

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Fallout 76 guide: tips and tricks, how to survive in Appalachia

With Fallout 76 releasing much earlier than it was supposed to (thanks Bethesda), there’s no better time to emerge from Vault 76 and make your mark in the world of Appalachia. We have had the beta to get a head start, seeing explosions with Bethesda adding that all progress made will carry over to the […]