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Infected Shelter Preview

Currently Available In Early Access For PC

Zombies and side-scrolling brawlers seem like a perfect match, and Infected Shelter combines them into a gory, goofy roguelike. Players punch, throw, slash, and shoot their way through ruined city streets. Along the way they find assorted limited-use weapons to demolish the undead horde.


PAX West 2019: Nine Games

PAX West once again visited the Emerald City, and with it came a tsunami of games both indie and triple-A upon its show floor. I was there for three days and played too many games to count. Instead of doing a typical Best Games of PAX West! list, I wanted to take a closer look at the ones that I kept thinking about after I left the show floor, and the ones that I wanted to keep playing after the demos ended.


Hell Let Loose Preview

My first foray into first-person shooters with a heavy focus on strategy and mechanics began with the closed beta of Hell Let Loose, a World War II-era shooter developed by Black Matter and published by Team 17. Their project focuses more on the tactical and realistic aspects of firing a gun, more similar in scope to ARMA 3 and America’s Army than to something like Call of Duty.


A Plague Tale: Innocence Preview

A new entry in the ‘dour and grave’ subgenre of action/adventure games, A Plague Tale: Innocence takes players back to medieval France, when everything was filthy, war was an ever-present threat (and perhaps not coincidentally) a horrific disease was killing people by the millions. Whatever else can be said about the game, it comes by its ominous tone honestly — the setting doesn’t really allow for anything else.


The Division 2 Preview

GameCritics was recently invited to a preview event offering roughly 5 hours of The Division 2, and it’s shaping up well. Based on what I played, it addresses many of the issues I had with the previous title while also seemingly focusing upon the endgame — something that was sorely lacking before.


Far Cry: New Dawn Preview

Earlier this month, GameCritics was invited to a preview event featuring Far Cry: New Dawn, and the first thing I noticed about it was how colorful it was. Not that its predecessor Far Cry 5 was a bland game — far from it. It’s just that in New Dawn, nature seems to have taken on a more […]

Anthem Preview

The Heart of Rage. Embers. Scars. The Monitor. Javelins. Anthem is the new online third-person shooter-slash-Iron Man simulator from Bioware due out next month, and the opening hours are a deluge of proper nouns. It sometimes feels like these early scenes were written by a sentient word processor with unlimited […]

Demon’s Tilt Preview

Last November, my son and I attended a pinball convention. I’ve been hooked ever since, so was extremely happy to get to the opportunity to look at the retro-inspired pinball game Demon’s Tilt.