Simulator fans who have been counting down the days until the June 13 2018 release of Bus Simulator 18 has been treated to a new multiplayer trailer. While there is obviously still a lot to keep solo players happy, it is the ability to drive around the 5.8mi² of routes with up to three friends that has piqued our interest
Prototype is one of those games where you can have hours of fun just messing around with the gameworld. Add in a bunch of gruesome and over the top moves and you have yourself quite an adventure. It is not without its flaws, but overall it is a very enjoyable game.
Gameplay: Lots of fun to be had.
Graphics: Quite gruesome.
Sound: Good voice acting and sound effects
Playing Portal is a awesome experience and while the earlier levels might feature a bit too much hand holding you’ll really be proving your skills towards the end. With only its length really counting against it, this is a great game that should be experienced by all gamers. Portal 2 can’t come soon enough.
Gameplay: A refreshingly different take on the genre and an absolute brain scrambler. You’ll love every second of it though.
Graphics: Minimal but stylish..
Sound: Outstanding voice-overs
Dead Space 2 is a thrill a minute rollercoaster ride through an infected space station and while some people might be put off by all the action it does make for a very gripping game. The frights are less this time round, but the tension is still high and as far as sequels go this one is good.
Gameplay: The same core gameplay as the first game just way more action packed.
Graphics: While not the best I’ve seen the art style is good and the locations way more varied and interesting.
The series is moving away even further from its creepy horror roots and starting to feel a bit like a typical “Call of Duty” style shooter. There’s still a few nice ideas, but the scares are thin on the ground and the story isn’t exactly gripping. The co-op seems to have been the main focus of the game and works well.
Gameplay: The shooting mechanics are solid but it loses that spooky “F.E.A.R” feeling along the way.
Graphics: Looks good and the environments are a bit more varied than before.
Sound: Nothing but silence from the lead character, but overall the voices and music is decent
Crayon Physics Deluxe is a charming little indie game that will suck in anybody that gives it a fair try. It’s loads of fun to just mess around and draw different things to see what contraptions you can come up with. With 70 levels and different challenges you’ll be playing this one far longer than you might think.
Gameplay: Extremely simple, but very impressive at the same time.
Graphics: Intentional crayon scribbles.
Sound: Not outstanding, but not annoying either
Morph Girl combines nineties style FMV and Japanese horror in an interesting visual novel. The game deals with a woman who is mourning the death of her wife, so the story might be a bit too somber for anyone looking for a lighthearted visual novel. It is also rather short and the acting could have been better, but even with all its flaws Morph Girl still offers a unique and compelling experience.
Gameplay: Passive for the most part, but there are some choices to be made.
Graphics: Morph Girl makes use of FMV to convey its storyline.
Sound: No voice acting and a haunting soundtrack keeps things interesting
Play as a descendant of Ariadne and prevent the return of the Minotaur in this hidden object puzzle adventure from Sunward Games. The Greek mythology storyline offers a perfect excuse for visiting some exotic locations and while the game is quite easy, it still offers plenty of entertainment. It shares a lot of similarities with the Secret Order series from the same developer, but overall it still has plenty to offer fans. As long as you don’t expect anything groundbreaking from this title, it will provide you with a couple of hours of relaxing entertainment.
Gameplay: A solid, Greek mythology themed hidden object puzzle adventure.
Graphics: Varied locations featuring detailed visuals.
Sound: Good, but not great
A robotic cop that acts as judge, jury and executioner? It might not be the most original idea, but JYDGE from 10tons Ltd certainly offers a lot of fun. It is a top down shooter with tons of customization options for your character as well as weapon. This means that it caters to a variety of playing styles and offers a lot of replay value, despite the relatively small number of levels. If you are a fan of the genre or simply enjoy games that allow you to experiment with how you approach objectives you’ll have a blast with JYDGE.
Gamepaly: Action packed and lots of fun.
Graphics: Perhaps a little too similar to Neon Chrome, but it still looks good.
Sound: The soundtrack is great and the sound effects very impressive
Join Narumi Kouki, a hardworking manga author who is still a student as he tries to juggle work and studies. To complicate matters for Kouki, he is pressured into joining the student council where he finds himself with more responsibilities as well as the only guy among a group of beautiful girls. Wagamama High Spec is a typical slice of life visual novel with a school setting, but the charming characters, humor and different routes make it stand it from the competition. There’s nothing really new here for people who are tired of the setting or tropes, but the writing is good and the visuals very polished.
Gameplay: Not a lot of choices, but they do lead to four very different story paths.
Graphics: Beautiful illustrations, tons of CGs and some nice backgrounds.
Sound: Full Japanese voice acting along with plenty of great tunes