Games

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Pushing Buttons: Horror game Crow’s Country lets you switch off the scary stuff – and that’s fine with me
Phobia toggles turn off scary elements like enemies, combat and spiders – but far from being too ‘cosy’, they help make gaming more accessible for even the most squeamish

Keza MacDonald

22, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Return to Senua: Hellblade’s Melina Juergens on reprising a role she never thought she’d play
Juergens had never acted before she played the fearsome but troubled Senua in Ninja Theory’s game – and won a Bafta for it. Now she’s back to battle the character’s demons in a sequel

Matt Poskitt

20, May, 2024 @2:40 PM

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Lorelei and the Laser Eyes review – eerie visuals and a thrilling story
This compulsive atavistic mystery is told through bewildering yet tantalising non-linear narrative strands that the player must tease apart

Keith Stuart

16, May, 2024 @8:30 AM

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Pushing Buttons: Big studios are making big cuts – but indie gems like Animal Well are still out there
A wave of innovative indie games bring a sense of optimism to an industry in urgent need of a confidence boost

Keza MacDonald

15, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Hades II’s audacious, invigorating spin on Greek myth makes it worth playing right now
Developer Supergiant Games has released its hotly anticipated sequel to 2020’s Hades in an early-access, unfinished state – but its powers are already godlike

Patricia Hernandez

13, May, 2024 @12:45 PM

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes review – rip-roaring adventure from the late Yoshitaka Murayama
Head into battle with your own turbo-charged squadron in this crowd-funded Pokémonesque sequel to the the Japanese designer’s classic Suikoden series

Simon Parkin

11, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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The 15 (ish) greatest UK video game magazines of all time
Part newspapers, part fanzines, these titles were a lifeline to information-starved gamers and generated a sense of community to rival any YouTube streamer

Keith Stuart

10, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Pushing Buttons: With creative developers shutting everywhere, the future of games looks bleaker and more boring
UK indie outfit Roll7 is reportedly facing closure, along with Bethesda’s Tango Gameworks and Arkane Austin – but if making award-running, profitable games doesn’t guarantee safety, what will?

Keza MacDonald

08, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Crow Country review – breathtaking survival horror game that harks back to Silent Hill
This lushly detailed game with a chunkily retro polygonal protagonist is a gorgeous homage to landmark titles of the past

Sarah Maria Griffin

08, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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What is Manor Lords? The medieval city-building game that sold a million copies in a single day
Developer Slavic Magic’s feudal simulator is Steam’s latest early access sensation, but there’s a seven-year story behind its overnight success

Rick Lane

07, May, 2024 @11:30 AM

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Another Crab’s Treasure: this indie hit has clawed its way into my subconscious
Seattle studio Aggro Crab has a hit on its hands – and behind all its jokes and excellent crustacean combat lies an uncomfortable truth about our world

Sarah Maria Griffin

06, May, 2024 @2:15 PM

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Stop trying to turn Dungeons & Dragons into a Marvel-esque cash cow – it won’t work
The way that Wizards of the Coast is treating this venerable game is totally at odds with how its players see it

Ed Power

03, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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