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master-of-magic

Master of Magic

Master of Magic is one of the older turn based strategy games with 4X elements being released in 1994. The game features a fantasy theme with the player taking control of a wizard as he attempts to take over two worlds that are linked together by special portals (Towers of Wizadry). These two w... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(15 votes)
wasteland

Wasteland

Wasteland is the original post-apocalyptic experience and was released in 1988 for the Commodore 64. These days you can grab a copy from GOG and play the game without issue on newer systems and is a great way to return to the very early inspiration for Fallout. Wasteland takes you to the future... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(9 votes)
dragons-and-titans

Dragons and Titans

Dragons and Titans started its life on Facebook as a free to play MOBA adventure you could play in your browser. Eventually making it to Windows and Mac this simple MOBA aims to create an experience for newcomers to the genre. Taking control of your own Dragon Lord and mixing in RPG elements yo... Read More »

User Score
5.7
(18 votes)
spec-ops-the-line

Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line combines third person shooting with a war like setting as players get a taste of the psychological impact that drawn out engagements have on those in them. The story follows the battles of Captain Martin Walker who explores a Dubai in ruin with his team of elite Delta Force. ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(8 votes)
ten-million

10000000 (Ten Million)

10000000 (Ten Million) is one of the few games that combines puzzle and role playing elements together. Originally released on the iOS platform the game is now also available through Steam and on Android. Your goal in the game (which is kind of implied in the name) is to amass a score of 10 mil... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(6 votes)
life-in-bunker

Life in Bunker

With the world deemed uninhabitable Life in Bunker challenges players to keep your small pocket of human civilisation alive in the underground caverns that you’ll dig out. Managing the resources of minerals, food, water, air and your population the randomised sandbox style levels of Life ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(5 votes)
tomb-raider

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action focused adventure that will have you playing Lara Croft as she attempts to survive the harsh wilderness she finds herself stranded in. Players join Lara as she becomes shipwrecked on Yamatai, a remote island near Japan. The game is intended to be portrayed as Lara’s fir... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(32 votes)
x3-terran-conflict

X3: Terran Conflict

X3: Terran Conflict is part of the X series of video games. Just like its predecessors the game is about trading and combat in a space environment. The game is set far into the future (2938) and takes place after Earth has been reconnected with the larger system of jumpgates in the X universe. ... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(13 votes)
x3-reunion

X3: Reunion

X3: Reunion continues the series of X adventure games with the third game in the franchise. Just like the games before it the game is a single player space experience involving trading, combat and plenty of galaxy exploration. The story of X3: Reunion continues from where X2 ended with players ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(9 votes)
left-4-dead-2

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 continues the co-operative zombie adventure with all new characters, locations, enemies and weapons to change up the popular gameplay introduced in the original Left 4 Dead. The popular AI director also makes a return with plenty of tweaks to ensure players are always challenged. ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(10 votes)
outlast

Outlast

Outlast offers a terrifying experience that is very similar in design to the popular horror game, Amnesia. The game follows your journey as Miles Upshur, a freelance journalist who receives a tip about the psychiatric hospital Mount Massive Asylum. Once you arrive at the hospital you find that ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(9 votes)
nihilumbra

Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra blends puzzles and platforming gameplay to deliver a very interesting and dark game for PC and iOS devices. The games plot is a very simply one and has players entering the game world as Born, a creature that comes from the nothingness that is the Void. The Void wants you back though... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(9 votes)
another-world

Another World

Another World (or Out of This World in North America) was originally released in 1991 and is considered a classic in the platform and adventure genre providing lots of innovation in cinematic effects. Since this original release the game has been brought to countless other platforms as annivers... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(10 votes)
world-of-goo

World of Goo

World of Goo relies on physics based puzzles to deliver an impressive and addicting puzzle experience. The game is available on a wide range of platforms including Windows, Mac, Nintendo Wii, iOS and Android. The story behind World of Goo is explored through a number of cut scenes in the game a... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(6 votes)
cities-in-motion-2

Cities In Motion 2

Cities in Motion 2 offers similar gameplay to the original but with plenty of improvements that enhance gameplay. The game released in early 2013 for both Windows and Mac. New features in the sequel include new multiplayer game modes, a larger variety of transport options, day and night cycles,... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(9 votes)
the-bards-tale

The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale is a unique and quirky action role playing game that pokes fun at most of the stereotypes in fantasy RPGs. The game was originally released in 2004 on consoles (PlayStation 2 and Xbox) but eventually found its way to Windows and Mac (2009) with iOS and Android releases in 2012. ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(13 votes)
the-witcher-2

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the sequel to the popular action role playing game and is available on Windows, Mac and the Xbox 360. An Enhanced Edition was released in the following year which added tonnes of new content along with a number of important bug fixes and tweaks. The game is ... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(41 votes)
lucky-rabbit-reflex

Lucky Rabbit Reflex

Lucky Rabbit Reflex follows a standard otome flow and has you chasing a number of boys while also building a life for yourself and mixing in some life simulation features. Lucky Rabbit Reflex takes you to Northmain College and puts you into the shoes of a young 17 year old girl who is spending ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(12 votes)
frozen-essence

Frozen Essence

Frozen Essence is a free to play otome game with an impressive fantasy theme. With over a dozen endings there is plenty of gameplay to enjoy. In Frozen Essence players will play as Mina who has just woken up from her crystal prison. With no memory of her past it is up to the player to discover ... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(18 votes)
katawa-shoujo

Katawa Shoujo

Katawa Shoujo is a visual novel set in a unique setting. The game takes place in the fictional Yamaku High School which is specifically designed for the disabled. Note the game is mature in nature and recommended for older audiences (18+), an option to disable sexual themes is included. This co... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(32 votes)
nicole

Nicole

Nicole is one of the newer releases to come from Winter Wolves who are well known for their impressive otome games. The game comes with a free demo and is available on Windows and Mac. The game has otome style features but is very much a life simulation game at its core with players controlling... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(17 votes)
x-note

X-note

X-note is an interesting blend of mystery, visual adventure and dating simulation game. The game was released in Mar 2011 and includes a playable demo on the official website. The game follows Essi as she attempts to discover the truth to her past. The game is set 10 years after the death of he... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(9 votes)
spirited-heart

Spirited Heart

Spirited Heart is one of the many impressive games to come from Winter Wolves Game Studio. The game blends simulation with otome and visual novel elements while wrapping it in a nice fantasy package. At the start of the game you’ll get to choose from three different fantasy style characters tha... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(7 votes)
love-and-order

Love and Order

Love and Order mixes dating and mystery into an enjoyable visual novel meets dating simulation developed by Winter Wolves. The game was released in 2011 and just like their other games there is a playable demo available to players. The game takes place in a small district of Montreal and follow... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(16 votes)
magical-diary

Magical Diary

Magical Diary is a visual novel that takes place in a magical school and almost feels like something out of Harry Potter (although with much more opportunity for romance). The game also has enemies to battle, spells to learn and plenty of character customisation. The game was developed by Hanak... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(8 votes)
the-royal-trap

The Royal Trap

The Royal Trap is another popular visual novel experience developed by Hanako Games. The game features the same high level of polish of their other games and includes a playable demo on their official website that lets you play through the prologue and first chapter (out of 16 chapters). The Ro... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(13 votes)
a-valley-without-wind-2

A Valley Without Wind 2

A Valley Without Wind 2 builds on the original game and offers plenty of new exploration and action orientated gameplay. In the second instalment of the series players take on the role of a mage who has been able to infiltrate the inner circle of the Demonaica. This position has unlocked the po... Read More »

User Score
6.6
(12 votes)
a-valley-without-wind

A Valley Without Wind

A Valley Without Wind is a unique mix of several gaming genres with a focus on action adventure. In the game you’ll attempt to restore order to the world and save it from itself. The game plays out as a 2D sidescroller and gives players a huge amount of freedom in how they approach the ga... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(9 votes)
botanicula

Botanicula

From the same studio that brought you Machinarium comes Botanicula, a point-and-click game that boasts intricate, captivating graphics and calming background music. Botanicula is centred on five adorable “tree creatures” that resemble a big walnut, an onion, a lanky mushroom, a twig... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(9 votes)
puzzle-pirates

Puzzle Pirates

Puzzle Pirates has been a popular MMO since 2003 and combines pirates and puzzles (in case the name hadn’t given it away already). The game can be downloaded, played directly in your browser or installed on your iPad (released Aug 2013). There aren’t many MMOs with a pirate theme out there whic... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(10 votes)
stendhal

Stendhal

Ever wanted to contribute to your own online role playing game? Stendhal is a free to play open source project that is very reminiscent of early RuneScape in design and will have you exploring the game world as you battle in PvE and PvP combat while trading and completing quests. On the surface... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(18 votes)
baldurs-gate-2

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a sequel that is closely tied to the events of the original Baldur’s Gate with similar gameplay mechanics also present. Like the original, the game was given a rebirth through an Enhanced Edition (released in 2013). The game takes players south of your origin... Read More »

User Score
9.3
(4 votes)
anna

Anna

Anna is an interesting horror game that has received lots of love from the gaming community and critics. Anna offers an adventure experience with horror themes that is sure to delight the senses. After some criticism on the original release the developer went back to the drawing board to improv... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(8 votes)
vendetta-online

Vendetta Online

Vendetta Online takes place in a science fiction game world and offers an MMORPG experience for PC, Mac and your smart phone (iOS and Android). The game went commercial in 2004 and uses a cheap subscription model charging players only a single dollar every month across all platforms. This uniqu... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(10 votes)
inworldz

InWorldz

InWorldz is often considered to be one of the best Second Life alternatives and offers everything that you’ve come to enjoy from other games in the genre. The virtual world was founded by John Amolde, Beth Reischl and David Daeschler who each have their own alter ego in the virtual environment.... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(37 votes)
trine-2

Trine 2

Trine 2 is a side scrolling adventure that uses platform and puzzle elements to create an addictive mixture of genres. The game is available on numerous platforms including Windows, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox with a release in December of 2011. The game is very similar to the original game exp... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(8 votes)
dwarf-fortress

Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is a unique city building experience that has players control their own group of dwarves in what is a very unique city building like experience that also incorporates some strategy/rogue-like elements. The game won’t appeal to everyone and has one of the steepest learning curves ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(29 votes)
baldurs-gate

Baldur’s Gate

Baldur’s Gate takes place in a fantasy setting and is one of the many role playing games developed by BioWare. Released back in 1998 the game saw new life in 2012 when an Enhanced Edition of the game was released. In the game players will explore a world of cities, ruins, forests, mountains and... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(5 votes)
winter-in-fairbrook

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook is the second game in a series of visual novels developed by Winter Wolves. It has a free demo available from the official game website and was released in 2011. While the game ties in with the original game (The Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook) you do not ... Read More »

User Score
9.6
(15 votes)
re-alistair

Re: Alistair++

Re: Alistair++ is a free game like My Candy Love. The game is one of the few English romance and dating (otome) games available and paired with the free price tag its a winning formula for sucess. Re: Alistair++ is published by SakeVisual and since its release in 2010 the game has been translat... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(30 votes)
always-remember-me

Always Remember Me

Always Remember Me is a dating simulation game available on multiple platforms and was released by Winter Wolves in May 2011. The game is available for $20 but there is a free demo available on the official website to help make your decision easier. Winter Wolves is well known in the dating sim... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(20 votes)
minecraft

Minecraft

Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox adventure and has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the biggest and most loved games of all time. Not only has it seen great success but it’s also inspired countless games like it. Minecraft was primarily developed by Notch Persson during the ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(83 votes)
manic-digger

Manic Digger

Manic Digger is another one of the open source games that is built around block building. The game is completely free to play  and originally offered an experience similar to Minecraft creative but has since slowly expanded with some survival aspects and various modifications. As of this review... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(95 votes)
8bitmmo

8BitMMO

8BitMMO connects you with hundreds of players and lets you build the world around you, one block at a time. The game is basically one huge construction sandbox that lets you run wild with other players for free. On top of the sandbox gameplay players will also have plenty of quests and combat t... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(14 votes)
ravensword

Ravensword: Shadowlands

Ravensword: Shadowlands brings a high quality RPG experience similar to Skyrim or Fable to your smart phone device (iOS and Android). The game is also available on Windows and Mac. The game offers both very impressive gameplay and visuals that is well above what you would expect from a mobile g... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(22 votes)
clonk

Clonk (Series)

Clonk is a series of video games that mix action, strategy and platform gameplay. Some of the games are available for free while some must be purchased. While the games are very enjoyable as a single player experience, they are even more fun with friends and thanks to the large number of multip... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(19 votes)
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