Big Crafting and RPGing in Smalland: Survive the Wilds

Smalland: Survive the Wilds is an open-world RPG where players get to play as wingless pixie-like creatures trying to build a new home and survive on the big surface world where even other creatures like bugs, spiders and wasps can become deadly foes.

 
 
Mathematics Meets Animal Crossing in Tales of Mathasia

Parents looking for ways to make the sometimes-challenging subject of math fun for their kids should take a look at Tales of Mathasia. It’s a title that combines cute animals, puzzles and activities that will help make math more entertaining.

Palworld Bursts Onto Steam With an Intense Crafting and Combat Combo

Palworld took the world by storm, quickly becoming a best selling title on Steam the week it was released. Combining cute creatures, deep crafting, base building and lots of action-packed combat, it’s definitely an entertaining experience.

 
 
Enjoy Minimalist Base Building and Castle Defense in Thronefall

Thronefall is an innovative new title that combines the essence of tower defense, base building and real time strategy in a delightful and minimalist interface that is easy to learn and fun to play, yet still offers a good degree of tactical depth and challenge.

Folklore Based Howl Tackles Tactical and Puzzle Gaming

This week Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill delves into the world of Howl, a tactical strategy title with deep roots in ancient folklore. Part puzzle adventure and part turn-based strategy, Howl is certainly a unique experience.

 
 
Ellie And Abby Join New Rogue-like Mode in The Last of Us Part II Remastered

With an incredible story and amazing gameplay, it’s no wonder that The Last of Us series has spanned three console generations. Now, The Last of Us Part II Remastered for the PlayStation 5 brings upgraded 4K graphics and an entirely new rogue-like mode that is not to be missed.

Revisiting 1990’s Analog Horror in Home Safety Hotline

Travel back to the days when dialup modems were considered speedy, and CRT computer monitors sported four brilliant colors in Home Safety Hotline. Players take on the role of a help line operator, trying to assist callers dealing with everything from roaches to demonic infestations.

 
 
Slipping Into the Stone Age With Tribe: Primitive Builder

This week Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill tries out Tribe: Primitive Builder, which is one of the most relaxing building titles you will probably ever play. And despite being set during the Stone Age, it’s actually constructed using the Unreal Engine 5.1, so everything looks really good.

Cleaning Up the Town in RoboCop: Rogue City

RoboCop: Rogue City acts as an amazing sequel to the RoboCop movie from 1987, even featuring the voice of the original RoboCop actor Peter Weller. Beautifully built with Unreal Engine 5, this is one of the best-looking and surprisingly deep shooters to come out in a very long time.

 
 
Shuffle Your Adventure With The Deck of Many Things

The Deck of Many Things box set for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition centers around one of the most legendary magic items ever created for the game. One draw of the cards can change your character’s life forever, in both wonderous and horrifying ways.

Fate Samurai Remnant Is a Cut Above Most Action RPG Adventures

The action RPG Fate Samurai Remnant adds yet another amazing entry into the long running Fate series with many new places to explore. Players take on the role of Iori, a human who fights against both enemy humans and spirits in challenging but rewarding battles.

 
 
The Exit 8 Offers Light Liminal Horror

Liminal horror games and those where you need to spot anomalies are extremely popular right now. But for those who aren’t sure if they would enjoy those genres or not can try out The Exit 8, a title that blends both genres extremely well in a very compressed and easily accessible format.

Fresh Look Reacts to the New Borderlands Movie Trailer

This week Fresh Look columnist Neal Sayatovich celebrates and also breaks down the new Borderlands movie trailer. Yes, the trailer looks amazing, but he’s still just a little hesitant to think that the wackiness of the Borderlands game can translate to the big screen.

Celebrating All Things Gaming at PAX Unplugged

The PAX Unplugged show is dedicated to tabletop gaming in all its forms, including role-playing, boardgames, card games, cosplay and more. It’s also one of the best organized shows around, making sure that everyone has a fun time, even while waiting in line for other events.

Gary, a Thief and the Boat

Gary and the podcast crew discover who’s behind Gary’s dwindling trail mix supply.

Critical Hits with Roll20’s Corey Rosemond

Roll20 is one of the best platforms available for playing role-playing games remotely with friends. But it could always be better, and that is just what COO Corey Rosemond is working on right now. We find out what’s up on the platform, and what is coming soon.

 
Burning Bryte With A Brand New Game System

BurnBryte is the first roleplaying game made for the virtual tabletop world of Roll20. Just like how Amazon, Netflix and Apple TV went from streaming other peoples’ content to creating their own shows, this is Roll20s first original content. We chat with the show’s creators.

 

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