Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror

Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror

For some challenging puzzle based gameplay with a spooky twist look no further than Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror. The game features charming visuals, an appropriately spooky soundtrack and plenty of puzzles that will have you racking your brain for the solution. The pixelated visuals are not exactly cutting edge, but the addictive gameplay makes the game hard to put down. Overall, it is quite an impressive offering from a very small studio and is definitely worth checking out.

Gameplay: Use your puzzle solving skills and supernatural powers to scare some pesky people out of your haunted house.

Graphics: Features an interesting blend of 2D sprites and 3D objects, all with a pixel art twist.

Gameplay: Spooky tunes and plenty of screams

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Ask fans of the genre to name some of their favorite classic point & click adventure titles from the nineties and you can be sure that the name Gabriel Knight will crop up. Thanks to the dark and mature nature of the game it is perhaps not as well-known as the family friendly Lucasarts titles, but offered an experience that was memorable to say the least. From the voodoo steeped setting of New Orleans to the cast of memorable characters and enthralling storyline, Gabriel Knight was, no make that IS, a bona fide classic.

Gameplay: A great version of a classic game.

Graphics: Not perfect, especially the animations, but very good overall.

Sound: The new voices take a while to get used to, but the soundtrack is superlative

The FPS Redux Bundle by Bundle Stars

The FPS Redux Bundle by Bundle Stars

Fans of the first person shooter games will have a lot to like about this action packed bundle. It features ten titles that serves as a good example of how diverse the genre can be and also packs quite a few games that have never been bundled before. With a saving of 96% off the normal retail price for these titles this is a great way to build up an instant first person shooter collection for your Steam library

MangaGamer announces Limited Edition hardcopies of ef – the fairy tale of the two

MangaGamer announces Limited Edition hardcopies of ef – the fairy tale of the two

Fans of the visual novel genre should be familiar with ef – the first tale and ef – the latter tale by minori. These two titles are already available in digital format from MangaGamer, but they have something special up their sleeve this winter with the recently announced Limited Edition of ef – the fairy tale of the two

Ef: The First Tale

Ef: The First Tale

As far as visual novels go, Ef: The First Tale is one of the best that I have played to date. There isn’t much in the way of choices but the story is engrossing and kept me hooked until the end. Ef is also one of the longer titles I have played in the genre but remains polished and charming throughout. For a feel-good story with likeable characters and some great dialogue you can do far worse than Ef.

Gameplay: A visual novel with very little choices but a touching story.

Graphics: Beautiful artwork and plenty of scenes.

Sound: Original Japanese voice acting and an amazing soundtrack

Ten Questions With… The Team (Demon Wagon Studios)

Ten Questions With… The Team (Demon Wagon Studios)

Demon Wagon Studios recently unleashed their horror opus, Kraven Manor, on Steam. We were fortunate to catch up with the team to find out more about the inspiration for this spooky title and to gain some insights about its memorable antagonist

Rebel Galaxy

Rebel Galaxy

Fans of adventure, exploration and combat should take note of the upcoming Double Damage Games space epic, Rebel Galaxy. It is the debut title for the studio and gives players command of a powerful star cruiser. Players are then let loose upon a massive, randomly generated galaxy to explore. Of course, there will be plenty of danger and mystery to be found in order to keep things interesting

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky

Clear Sky is definitely a love/hate game and the larger emphasis on all out action might even alienate fans of the first game. While I missed the lonely atmosphere that the first game had in droves this one still kept me hooked right to the end. It still has its fair share of annoyances but overall is a good game.

Gameplay: A lot more action oriented than the first game.

Graphics: Some very nice new effects bring the zone to life.

Sound: Good ambiance and decent voice overs

Tetris® Ultimate Heading For Nintendo 3DS In Digital & Boxed Retail Form

Tetris® Ultimate Heading For Nintendo 3DS In Digital & Boxed Retail Form

If you are the owner of a Nintendo 3DS and love messing around with geometric shapes then you might want to mark November 11, 2014 on your calendar. This is the day that Ubisoft is releasing the latest version of Tetris, titled Tetris Ultimate, through the Nintendo 3Shop. Players who prefer their games boxed will [...]
Second Season Of The Last Door Kicks Off With Beta Version Of “The Playwright”

Second Season Of The Last Door Kicks Off With Beta Version Of “The Playwright”

A while back we took a look at the low resolution horror adventure, The Last Door, from Spanish studio The Game Kitchen. The first four chapters of the game, which make up season one of the story, was released on Steam as a collector’s edition. Now The Game Kitchen has announced that the season two premier, titled “The Playwright” will be released on the 31st of October 2014