We are currently amidst a great resurgence of PC RPGs that borrow from the greats of ages past while taking advantage of modern quality of life improvements, graphics and sound.
Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight not only looks and feels like a lost gem from gaming’s past, it hybridizes classic gameplay mechanics from Capcom hits while injecting a modern risk/reward system.
As the savior from a prophecy, Lightning has awoken to save the souls of the remaining humans before the world is destroyed.
It’s clear that EA’s “UFC” team bleeds martial arts. Everything about its new title — from the integration of UFC-branded videos to a roster including everyone from Jon “Bones” Jones to Ronda Rousey — has been painstakingly shaped into one of the most realistic depictions of the sport to date.
Stoic’s “The Banner Saga” is a turn-based tactical role-playing game rooted in choice and consequence. The Kickstarter title from ex-BioWare developers blends beautiful graphics and a haunting score by Austin Wintory.
Gamers were dumbfounded when PopCap announced it was transplanting the “Plants vs. Zombies” series from the back yard to the battlefield.
After a decade away, the “Thief” series’ hero Garrett has returned to steal from a sickly city.
Ubisoft introduced players to “Watch Dogs” with an exciting gameplay demo that stole the show at E3 in 2012. Since then, a six-month delay and rumors of a visual downgrade have caused fans’ faith in the promising new IP to waver.
Twenty-two years after its smashing debut, and the godfather of first-person shooters is still piling up Nazi corpses. Over this impressive span, the “Wolfenstein” franchise has experienced highs — namely “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” and “Enemy Territory”
“Super Time Force” isn’t the game I thought it was. A quick glance at its insane onscreen action calls to mind classic bullet-hell shooters like “Contra” or “Metal Slug,” but spend more than five minutes playing it and a different picture emerges.