The Council is not your normal narrative-based game. It has an ingenious system in place to help build out your character while keeping the focus solidly on the fascinating, Lovecraftian story. Those who love deep narratives will want to check out this new episodic masterpiece.
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.
Attentat 1942 is a serious video game that explores the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia during World War II from the perspective of civilians who survived it. It’s a heart wrenching affair at times, but perfectly shows how videogames can tell masterful stories.
A Mortician’s Tale is a short, beautiful, and powerful game that will have you reassessing the way you think about death, and maybe even planning your funeral in the most death-positive way. This one is particularly poignant and enjoyable for thoughtful players.
Explore a dystopian world in which technology has advanced well-past our collective humanity in Observer, a clever cyberpunk and sci-fi adventure starring Blade Runner’s Rutger Hauer, and just about every human vice you can imagine.
The developers of Shuyan Saga aim to redefine and revolutionize the visual novel genre, adding fluid gameplay and action sequences over a compelling story filled with player choices. That’s a tall order. Is Shuyan Saga up for the challenge?
Telltale Games once again dives headlong into The Walking Dead universe with the third series of games in the franchise: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. Here’s how the new series goes down.
It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish. While The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has some lull in the mid-point of the Telltale Games series, the final two episodes more than make up for it.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs is an expanded port of Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters from 2015. Like before, the game plays like a visual novel with extremely fun gameplay elements added to the campy yet confident, enjoyable mix.
While The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is doing great overall, episode three, Above the Law, is a bit of low point in the series. It’s one of those transitional episodes where not much happens other than setting us up for future adventures.