Killing time rather than targets in HITMAN
AXIOM VERGE 2 is less Metroid, more ’vania
KING’S BOUNTY II does both tactics and RPG, but neither very well
ALIENS: FIRETEAM ELITE isn’t the perfect organism, but it’s decent co-op fun.
POST NO BILLS
Having a jolly holiday with parcels in POSTBIRD IN PROVENCE
Tales From The Crypto
Environmentally-friendly power for CRYPTO MINING is becoming a big issue
12 MINUTES squanders its time loop on dull repetition and the year’s worst twist ending.
Full Steam Ahead
Hands-on with the STEAM DECK, Valve’s attempt to make your Steam library portable.
Tie Fighter: Total Conversion
A brilliant port of the classic dogfighting sim.
East Moves West In Total War: Warhammer II Part 1
Can stubborn dwarfs colonise the far side of the world?
For hundreds of days, Brian Hicks battled to finish DAYZ – and didn’t quite get there.
CHERNOBYLITE is a rare game that makes you feel the weight of your decisions
Four Londoners are about to have a very bad day in narrative adventure LAST STOP
THE ASCENT is a quality action-RPG set in a mind-blowing cyberpunk city
We All Play Games
From indies to blockbusters, developers are striving to include disabled players now more than ever
BOOMERANG X brings gamepad control closer to mouse-aim than ever
Meet TRENT OSTER, the bloke who launched Neverwinter Nights twice
Lovecraftian fishing game puts squid back on the menu
A dating sim where you romance deadly weapons
A new perspective on immersive sims
The grandma gamers of the GRAND DAMES
SCARLET NEXUS’ excellent combat system buffers a classically unhinged anime story
Mixed signals and missing punchlines in the otherwise brilliant THIMBLEWEED PARK
“Thousands of people helped me and they never even knew it”
FINAL FANTASY XIV versus maternity
FUN WITH PORTALS
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: THE BURNING CRUSADE CLASSIC is still great, but the grind is real
POD: PLANET OF DEATH
Ubisoft’s racer faces a second apocalypse.
FOR THE ORDER
Go out without a limb in CHIVALRY II’s glorious medieval battles
SHOCK & AWE
COMPANY OF HEROES 3 is coming to wake up the RTS genre.
LEGO BUILDER’S JOURNEY captures the joy of those little plastic bricks
CRUSADER KINKS PART 1
Spreading the love throughout Paradox’s medieval soap opera, Crusader Kings III