We should talk is an adventure game where the player must construct texts in order to build love or lies with their girlfriend, and other folks lurking in a neon-drenched bar. The range of good and bad choices is pretty amusing, and the game features nine possible endings.
Make War is a wargame that takes most of the planning elements and presents them almost like a logic puzzle. It makes for a nice twist on the Epic Battle Simulator genre. It’s lack of polish is forgivable given the very low cost of entry and many hours of fun gameplay.
Thief Simulator is, not surprisingly, a game that simulates small heist-like break-ins and other trials in the life of a professional thief. A conversion from virtual reality, it has an interesting concept but quite a few problems with gameplay and execution.
Hot off the asphalt for the Nintendo Switch, we take the new TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 motorcycle racer for a spin. While it’s not quite as visually impressive on the Switch as other platforms, its still a pretty wild ride.
Help Will Come Tomorrow is a strategy against all odds kind of simulation, in the vein of This War of Mine. Caught in a mysterious train wreck during pre-revolution Russia, your closest companions will be a train of strangers, starvation, wolves, marauders and the ever present cold.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a perfect and relaxing game for our troubled times. It’s also one of those titles that makes it worth owning a Nintendo Switch just to play. It should be held up in the same way as Mario, Zelda and Super Smash Bros as a true classic that is accessible to everyone.
As a new feature for GiN, we will occasionally be taking a look back at games from simpler times that were published many years ago. This week we spotlight Start-up, a game about building a business empire during the roaring 2000s.
GiN is looking waaaay back as a fun feature during these trying times. We will occasionally be taking a look at games from simpler days that were published many years ago. Up first, The Sims from February 2000, a title that many of us lost a lot of hours exploring.
Frostpunk: The Last Autumn takes us to a time in the award-winning game when the frost has not yet killed the entire world. But we know what is coming, which makes your building and people-managing skills all the more critical.
Tank Mechanic Simulator takes the popular mechanic simulator series and turns it towards a mission of finding and fixing up historic tanks that served in World War II. Some of these wrecks are in terrible shape, but your tools, skills and elbow grease can make them ready to roll again.