Hard West II is a turn-based strategy game where your band of western heroes and outlaws are almost always outnumbered by bad guys, undead, demons, and everything else. And yet, Hard West II rewards those who forgo cover for run and gun battling.
Over the past two weekends, Activision opened up a Call of Duty Modern Warfare II beta to the press and other invited guests. GiN had a handful of reviewers, columnists, and podcasters in the thick of the action. This is what three of them found in this thoroughly modern take on shooters.
With stunning visuals, a soundtrack that practically oozes tranquility, complex controls, and well-developed fish artificial intelligence, Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 is about as close to a real fishing experience as we can currently get in a video game. If you enjoy sports sims, you should definitely check this one out.
This has been a very good year for role-playing games, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 helps to further that trend. Right from the start with its wildly interesting premise to the final climatic battle, role-players will find a lot to enjoy with this adventure.
Cult of the Lamb is a unique game that combines elements of village-building, community management, role-playing, and combat. As the newly resurrected lamb cult leader, the player is tasked with going into the various regions to build a community of followers, and then lead the flock while keeping them in order, content, and safe.
South of the Circle is an interactive novel type of game set during the Cold War in a place that is even more frigid, Antarctica. This carefully crafted adventure is a cinematic experience with top notch storytelling.
Stray is one of the most unique games to come out in a long time. It offers players an open cyberpunk world to explore, and places them into the paws of a cat as the main character. And experiencing this brilliant sci-fi world through the eyes of a clever cat is absolute purr-fection.
The pre-October festival of horror games continues this week with the review of Ikai, a game that adds Japanese folklore and culture to a somewhat traditional ghost story. Be ready for some serious jump scares if you journey into Ikai’s dark world.
Mixing elements of traditional golf games with horror, miniature golf, rogue-likes and even a bit of Dark Souls, Cursed to Golf may be one of the strangest and most difficult golf titles to master. But it’s very fun to try.
If you are looking for one of the most terrifying gaming experiences available right now, look no further than The Mortuary Assistant. It’s destined to become an instant classic in horror gaming even though many players will rightfully be too grossed out or even afraid to fully enjoy all that it has to offer.