Graham, Tom F and Chris aim their laser-like takes to dismantle the zen pleasures of Hardspace: Shipbreaker, the tawdry traumas of The Last of Us Part II, the chaotic bird-butt coop of KeyWe and the narrative clunk of Cloudpunk.
- Do a physics on men, shelves and concrete, in this throwback shooter: Trepang2.
- Do a physics on spaceships and sometimes, accidentally, yourself, in fab extraterrestrial scrapyard game Hardspace: Shipbreaker.
Do a psychology on dogs in finger-wagging misery-box
The Last of Us Part II.
- Chaotic co-operative post-office management game: KeyWe.
- A Monster’s Expedition is a lovely puzzle game what our Pip done wrote for.
- Dystopian delivery driver game with disappointing dialogue: Cloudpunk
Other games of the delivery driver genre:
Eurotruck Simulator 2, Bus Simulator 18 and Elite Dangerous.
- And the burgeoning delivery-driver-with-narrative genre: Jalopy, Wheels of Aurelia and the really excellent Driver: San Francisco.
- A successful vertigo inducer: Against the Wall.
- Nu-Swede-o prog: Anekdoten and Gösta Berlings Saga.
- Recommended reading: Magic for Beginners and Wild Wood.
- Pulping vivisectionists is videogame jazz in Ape Out.
- Tom F didn’t fall in love with The Witcher 3.
- Graham seeks not the time-sink treadmill of Factorio.
- Was XCOM: Chimera Squad actually enjoyable?
- The original Mafia definitely wasn’t. And yet, beloved.
- A special kind of swearing is also reserved for the original Mirror’s Edge.
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