Mulaka is a solid, fun entry into the action-adventure genre. But the greatest and most enduring feature that Mexico-based developer Lienzo treats its players to is a well-researched and deep cultural history of the Tarahumara region, history and peoples.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux is a mystery game that got great accolades when it was originally released, and now is breaking more ground with an enhanced Xbox One X version, plus a new free roam mode that lets you just wander around and admire the views.
Epic is too tiny a word to describe the new Monster Hunter World game, now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There are at least 80 hours of tracking, hunting and fighting monsters ready for players, spread across a massive world that is as deadly as it is beautiful.
The time waster this week is all about a 2D adventure game named Iconoclasts that’s heavy on the story, but really shouldn’t be.
Distrust is inspired by the classic horror movie, The Thing, where people trapped at an Arctic research lab don’t know who is actually a camouflaged, murderous alien. Here, everyone is slowly going insane, with basically the same deadly effect.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War picks up where Shadow of Mordor left off, yet offers a bevy of improvements in everything from graphics to gameplay. Even the much-loved nemesis system is vastly improved, allowing full control over your own Uruk armies.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice uses stunning audio visual elements to represent Senua’s psychosis, as players follow her into Hel, but the experience could be a little thin for some.
Gorogoa is a beautiful, hand-drawn puzzle game that is like stepping into the pages of a picture book and then stepping into the pages of another picture. It’s a gorgeous Celtic knot of a game that delivers on the promises it made when it was revealed six years ago.
Although little changed from the 2011 version of the game, tackling the gritty world of LA Noire on the Switch is just as interesting as before, with a few extras like using the touchscreen to investigate crime scenes and playing on the go.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is a game where high school kids are trapped inside their school by evil forces. But, armed with the right combination of obscure factoids and puzzle solving skills, escape is possible.