Posts Tagged ‘Indie games’

Review: Frozen Synapse 2

by Mazen Abdallahon October 5, 2018
Frozen Synapse was a title that was pretty successful in its right, but I feel flew under the radar for a lot of people. That’s a damn shame, too, because it was a great title. The idea was that you’d guide squads of soldiers though tactical situations and give them sets of instructions. After giving […]

Review: The Escapists: Complete Edition

by Mazen Abdallahon October 5, 2018
You know, you’d think criminals would have the good sense to stay locked up after they’re thrown in prison, but the pesky buggers are always trying to break out. No matter how hard we try and make it for them, they keep trying. I think it’s because they’re so persistent. That’s what you need to […]

Review: The Fall Part 2: Unbound

by Nazih Fareson May 23, 2018
Around four years after the original game, The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a direct sequel that will delight the players who have put their hands on the excellent title from Over the Moon. This second part resumes the adventure where its predecessor had left us, and after my recent review of the original The […]


Review: The Fall

by Nazih Fareson May 11, 2018
Taken by a surge of nostalgia, indies have for years delivered productions bringing so many glorious references of the 1980s or even 1990s. The Fall is part of this trend, putting you in the shoes of an AI sentient being known as A.R.I.D., in charge of protecting his assigned human being at all cost. Following a […]

Review: Into the Breach

by Mazen Abdallahon March 22, 2018
I’m not generally up for turn-based games, and I’m not much for strategy, but when I saw Subset Games’ new title Into the Breach, I decided to step out of my comfort zone. For those of you that don’t know Subset games, they’re the smart fellas who put together the incredible FTL (Faster than Light). […]

Review: The Sexy Brutale Full House Edition

by Nazih Fareson May 4, 2017
When I heard about The Sexy Brutale (and recently The Sexy Brutale Full House Edition), I automatically though about a long list of games that have nothing to do with their names. Yet, The Sexy Brutale is one hell of a fun game, as if Tim Burton decided to create his own version of Cluedo. […]


Review: INSIDE

by Nazih Fareson July 5, 2016
Presented at E3 2016, INSIDE is Playdead’s latest, the Danish development studio that released the impressive Limbo back on the Xbox 360, and wishes to reiterate the same great content with this new adventure on Xbox One and PC. INSIDE narrates the adventures of a boy escaping a group of men armed to the teeth. The player will need to show […]

Review: The Magic Circle: Gold Edition

by Nazih Fareson June 30, 2016
When you think about Independent games, you think about little original titles full of imagination, and we are sometimes are left with gems of creativity, or extraterrestrial mutants that nobody understands where they came from (like Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf). The Magic Circle bet on the same concept of originality, but is it good, or just plain […]

Review: Party Hard

by Nazih Fareson April 27, 2016
Who hasn’t had the guilty crazy dream of killing his noisy neighbors? It might sound harsh, but I’ve been into that situation where after a rough day of work, a big house party prevented me from sleeping. So what’s the answer according to studio Pinokl Games? Well a bloody killing spree, with a hint of stealth and some 8-bit graphics. Party […]


Review: Samorost 3

by Mazen Abdallahon April 25, 2016
If you don’t know Amanita Software, you don’t know indie games that well. They’re one of the hardest-working studios in indie games. And they’ve made some remarkable point-and-click adventure games. Their trademark is adorable, hand-crafted worlds with plucky protagonists and no dialogue whatsoever. The thing about Amanita’s games is, despite being really cutesy and placid, […]