Borderlands

Borderlands

Borderlands is a unique first person shooter with some nifty RPG elements making it very action packed and addictive to play. For the best results the game should be played in co-op as the story is rather thin and the game has a very MMO feel to it. The unique art style and abundance of weapons makes this game a great time waster.

Gameplay: Thin on story but lots of action and loot hunting.

Graphics: The visual style sets it apart from other first person shooters.

Sound: A good soundtrack and decent voice acting

Defragmented

Defragmented

Defragmented makes the most of its Cyberpunk setting and while the visuals are not exactly cutting edge the gameplay is very addictive. It is a game that is not afraid to challenge players, but prevailing against the overwhelming odds is extremely satisfying. The game also features a synthwave soundtrack so good it is almost worth the price of admission on its own.

Gameplay: Fast paced and very challenging, but also very addictive and rewarding.

Graphics: Simple, but fitting and the destructible environments are a great touch.

Sound: The soundtrack is pure synthwave epicness

Fallout 3 – Operation Anchorage

Fallout 3 – Operation Anchorage

Operation: Anchorage takes place inside a military simulator and offers a unique look at one of the “historical” battles in the Fallout universe. The feel of the DLC is quite different from the main campaign and almost feels like an old Call of Duty title at times. With the RPG elements removed and the linear shooting sections taking the place of meaningful quests this DLC falls a bit short but still offers a pleasant enough diversion.

Gameplay: Makes for an interesting departure from the main game.

Graphics: Some snowy new environments and Chinese enemies.

Sound: Fitting

Sunless Sea Free Weekend On Steam

Sunless Sea Free Weekend On Steam

Players yet to experience the perils of losing their minds and eating their crew can now do so for free thanks to the Sunless Sea Free Weekend. Next week marks the first year since its release and in celebration players can try it out for free until 1pm PST on 31st January. Those who enjoy the game and want to add it to their library permanently can grab it at a 40% discount until 10am on 1st February

Planescape: Torment

Planescape: Torment

You just don’t get games like this anymore and it is with good reason that Planescape Torment is constantly rated amongst the best games of all time. It is a nice departure from similar games in the genre but you are going to need patience and perseverance to stick with it. Once you get caught up in the fate of the nameless one however there’s no turning back until you have seen all that this game has to offer.

Gameplay: Planescape Torment is a solid RPG experience that should please all fans of the genre.

Graphics: Showing their age but the story makes up for the lack in visuals.

Sound: Excellent voice work and great sound effects not to mention stirring music

Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas

Obsidian has clearly spent all their time and energy on the story and characters instead of on the game engine, but it is a trade off that long time Fallout fans might appreciate. While this game could have been awesome as a full blown sequel on a new engine, it still works great and comes highly recommended to all Fallout fans.

Gameplay: Despite some annoying bugs the gameplay still shines.

Graphics: The Gamebryo engine still has its moments but is really starting to show its age.

Sound: Good stuff

Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion

Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion

Legacy of Dorn is a thrilling chapter in the Warhammer 4000 saga and packs a very engrossing story. The game also makes the most of the license by packing the space hulk with all the major foes. Space Marines are designed for combat and Legacy of Dorn certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard either. It is still a gamebook though, so if you don’t like reading or expect cutting edge visuals it is better to steer clear. Everyone else should definitely let their imagination run wild with this title.

Gameplay: The story is fast paced and thrilling although a little jargon heavy at times.

Graphics: Atmospheric, but mostly text and not that easy on the eyes due to the color scheme.

Sound: The game features no speech, but the ambient soundtrack is fitting and unobtrusive

Bombshell Teaser Trailer Showcases Mighty Punch Ability

Bombshell Teaser Trailer Showcases Mighty Punch Ability

With just under two months until the release of Bombshell, 3D Realms have unveiled another short teaser trailer of Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison in action. The short trailer showcases one of her most devastating abilities, the Might Punch, in action. In total Bombshell has four abilities, each of which can be upgraded throughout the campaign

Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

Ni No Kuni is one of those Japanese Role Playing Games that can make you fall in love with the genre all over again. A beautiful gameworld filled with imaginative creatures and the stellar animation of Studio Ghibli makes this a PS3 exclusive worth having. If you are not a fan of the genre this might just be the game that can draw you in.

Gameplay: Japanese role playing at its finest.

Graphics: Thoroughly great.

Sound: A beautiful soundtrack and very good voice acting