Game Reviews

Bodycam pairs Unreal 5 with the movements we expect from camera video footage for an uncanny, realistic experience. It has a similar perspective as the single-player FPS game Unrecord, which is yet to be released. However, Bodycam is a multiplayer game and was recently released into Steam PC Early Access. While very promising, it needs some work but I found it to be very enjoyable as a unique experience. Created by 2 French teenagers, Bodycam feels a lot like a police video from LiveLeak, with the graphics, camera movements, sounds, and a lot more. Enemies will realistically rag-doll to death, and their faces are automatically covered with a digital blur that makes it feel like you’re watching an actual video of a firefight!

Adorable and full of heart-warming adventure, Little Kitty, Big City drops players into a small Japanese metropolitan sandbox as a short-haired black cat. Don't be concerned! No actual harm will come to the cat, so there are no hidden nasty animal abuse scenes tucked away for later. Instead, it's a beautiful adventure full of silly moments and puzzles. The campaign focuses on a black cat that falls from a window and becomes lost in the city. The cat aims to regain enough strength to climb home by eating fish. The campaign only spans part of the city; the map resembles a series of interconnected streets. However, it still offers a lot of space for a small cat to explore.

Manor Lords is not just another medieval strategy game. It's a meticulously crafted world that prioritizes historical accuracy, steering clear of the common medieval tropes that often misrepresent the era. This commitment to authenticity creates a gaming experience that feels more real and immersive than most other popular medieval strategy games, placing it in the same league as Banished in terms of realism.

Gray Zone Warfare might be the next Escape from Tarkov, but it has some glaring, albeit typical, Early Access problems dragging it down right now. It's an intense, realistic, tactical FPS with a vast open world where strategy is king. Set on the island of Lamang somewhere in Southeast Asia, the region has been ravaged by civil war, an oppressive dictator and now a sudden cataclysmic event. It's unclear what the event was, and players must uncover the truth for themselves. Gray Zone Warfare has a lot of content for an early-access game. At the foundation, it's a PvEvP MMO game where you're more likely to fight AI enemies than other players.

Scorched Earth was the first DLC expansion released for Ark: Survival Evolved in 2016. Unlike the original, Scorched Earth Ascended is a free DLC for those who own Ark: Survival Ascended. It brings a whole range of new features to the game for all players to enjoy without being locked behind a paywall. The main island of Ark is abundant in essential resources like water and food, but the harsh desert of Scorched Earth removes such luxuries, brings an unforgiving desert landscape to explore, with plenty of new dangers in terms of environment and dinosaurs, over 50 new items to craft, and a high-level boss fight against a manticore!

Become content creators with your friends by trying to make spooky videos to upload to the Internet for views. You have three days to record videos and get views by recording scary stuff to win. Getting views also means ad revenue to spend on upgrading gear to film higher-quality videos and a better chance of survival in the Old World.

Game Pass for PC and the Ultimate version comes with EA Play memberships, which is not included in the basic Game Pass for Xbox consoles. This means the core Game Pass has the smallest library overall, though it's still pretty substantial. If the number of games matters, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be your best bet on an Xbox console. Otherwise, the Game Pass for PC is still a great choice for PC gamers.

BattleBit Remastered was only released into Early Access in 2023, but this low-poly FPS offers that classic Battlefield vibe with pure, simple fun. Being a very visually simple game does work for it, though this style of graphics won't appeal to everyone. There's no real story to BattleBit Remastered, but it comes with quite a few game modes and an incredible player pool size of 127 vs 127 teams. The development team has revealed they plan to have at least 18 more game modes, which vary according to the selected server size during matchmaking. BattleBit Remastered can support up to 254 players per server and at the end of each map, top scoring players have their names listed and then players can choose to decide the next map and game mode.

Set in a Victorian-era world with Fae and their magic, Realmwalkers have learned to create portals to explore other lands. You’ve been cut off from home after the collapse of the arcane portal network and are lost in the Fae realms. Getting home is the end goal, but being able to navigate the transdimensional portals also means you must become a skilled Realmwaler. Nightingale only joined Steam Early Access on February 20th, so our comments today are likely to change in the future. At the moment, though, Nightingale is a flawed but fun PVE survival game that's easy to lose a few hours in. Content is currently a little on the limited side; crafting needs an overhaul, and combat scaling can be... not good.

Helldivers 2 has taken over the PC gaming and PS5 worlds by storm over the past few weeks, and for good reason. It’s a great third-person squad-based shooter, a rarity these days with the popularity of FPS titles. The launch was a little rocky with performance issues, bugs and matchmaking troubles, but the team has been hard at work releasing emergency fixes. Super Earth is under attack from the evil robotic Automatons and the Terminds. You’re dropped into basic training and then sent to the front lines to fight in the Galactic War with your friends.

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