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.
There is a surprising amount of depth hiding below the surface of Land Above Sea Below’s minimalist interface. In this charming puzzler game, players will need to keep building upwards before rising seas wash away their beautiful home.
Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill continues her exploration of spooky titles for the Halloween season. This week she investigates a spooky sci-fi mystery as two detectives with a unique bond in Twin Mind: Nobody’s Here, which is out now for Steam and the Nintendo Switch.
Piggy Gambit is an adorable chess-themed puzzle adventure that includes 50 levels that merge chess, box puzzles and flow control elements. It seems simple, but also has a surprising amount of depth.
My Friendly Neighborhood is kind of like a wonderfully odd mashup of Five Nights at Freddy’s and Call of Duty. The title has players exploring a closed television studio for a children’s show where all of the formerly family friendly puppets have come to life and gone completely mad.
Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill hits the mean streets of Rough Justice 84, a title that challenges players to run a rough and tumble detective agency in the 1980s. There is big hair, shoulder pads, IBM PC computers, flashy cars, neon lights and more crime than you can shake a cassette tape at this week.
DARQ has received a huge collection of awards since its original release several years ago. Now, the puzzle horror title is available in an ultimate edition for all platforms that includes every single DLC.
In Terra Nil, players are tasked with bringing life to a diverse series of environments that were turned into wastelands by pollution. In addition to using technology to build sustainable ecosystems, players also eventually need to recycle everything they’ve built and leave the environments pristine for their new animal inhabitants.
This week Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill constructs a review on TerraScape, a deck based city builder and puzzle title that allows players to build their own impressive cities. It’s currently available in Early Access for Steam and GoG.
Tunic is an isometric action-adventure title with several gorgeous environments that at first glance brings to mind whimsical, Zelda-like gameplay. But beneath that exterior hides a truly hardcore title where everything in its mysterious and challenging world from its various environments, missions, and puzzles must be explored, uncovered, and solved.