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  • Evolution of Pokémon over the years

    Pokémon has come a long, long way. What started out as a small troubled production of an innovative, bold idea that had no guarantee of success is now a worldwide brand and a household name so strong your mom calls any monster-looking thing Pikachu.

  • The best Far Cry game in a while

    When we think about Ubisoft titles, a few preconceived notions pop up. Some people refer to them as “tower climbing simulators.” Some people think the vast open worlds are just filled up with mundane activities. Well, suffice to say, Far Cry 5 not only puts those concerns to rest, but it also serves up some of the most organic emergent gameplay ever found in a sandbox shooter.

  • Are you not entertained?

    Domina is a gladiatorial management sim where you train and house a bunch of gladiators to fight for you in The Pits or the Colosseum. That's pretty much it. Oh and your gladiators have permadeath of course, so don't get attached to the 650HP Thraex that's going to die to a 400HP Murillo.

  • Siege and zombies Does it make sense?

    March 6, 2018 saw the release of Operation Chimera, the latest expansion of the popular online tactical shooter, Rainbow Six: Siege. Along with a whole new game mode, the expansion brought with it two new Attacker operators that are immensely meta-breaking. So how does Chimera fit into the established formula of Siege?

  • Why you should play Monster Hunter: World

    If you're looking for some of the best emergent gameplay to be experienced on home consoles (as of writing this article), then look no further than Monster Hunter: World (MH:W). Still not convinced?

  • A few steps forward, a hundred backward

    Even though Don Bradman Cricket 17 was a major disappointment, I was willing to give Big Ant cricket games another chance when Ashes Cricket was announced with fully licensed Australia and England teams.

  • Total Carnage

    There is a famous story behind the making of Robotron 2084, the infamous arcade game which provides the clear inspiration for Nex Machina.

  • Motorcycle combat done (almost) right

    The motorcycle combat genre was first popularised by the Road Rash franchise in the 90s. However, no game could do justice to the genre after the discontinuation of the franchise.

  • A game about hacking and punching

    A game about hacking and punching

    Gunpoint is one of those titles indie gaming fans live for. It's a short stealth-puzzler that oozes charm. Made singlehandedly by Tom Francis, this 2D side-scroller came out in 2013 but most people don't keep up with indie releases so it fell through the cracks.

  • The dying franchise comes back to life

    The franchise Assassin's Creed, with its then-fresh premise, revolutionary gameplay and intriguing storyline, had found its place in gamers' hearts (and hoodies, backpacks, and just about any merchandise imaginable!).

  • Great game, not so great sequel


    The Wolfenstein franchise has been around since the '80s and is renowned for its unique blend of gore and alternate history. 2014's The New Order took things up a few notches by packaging all of that in a more cinematic

  • A Potential Masterpiece

    Piranha Bytes' new release, Elex, manages to disappoint but at the same time engross the players over an unforgettable experience. In spite of all the shortcomings, it manages to be one of the most immersive experiences one can ask for.

  • A Unique MOBA Experience

    Even though it's no secret that the MOBA scene is currently oversaturated with uninspired and corny Dota 2 and League of Legends clones, there are still many viable alternatives to those who don't want to spend an entire hour for one match filled with flaming and toxicity.

  • More of the same - But that's not a bad thing

    When Shadow of Mordor launched, everyone expected it to be one of those bad spin-off video games of a popular franchise. But everyone, including myself, was pleasantly surprised as it turned out to be one the best games of 2014.

  • Stop making these Overwatch mistakes

    Overwatch draws heavily from arena shooters, coming from a background of Quake III, Unreal Tournament and AssaultCube, I slid right into the metagame.

  • The attacking player's FIFA 18

    The attacking player's FIFA

    With a new season, comes the next installment of the iconic EA Sports franchise, FIFA. The hype surrounding FIFA 18 has been massive! A viral marketing campaign along with a couple of eye-catching features helped promote the game well and generated a significant pre-release expectation.

  • Get your rank up in Rainbow Six: Siege

    Sticking to Casual Mode because you get #rekt in Ranked? Tired of seeing your friends rake in the points while your rank dwindles? Follow these tips and you'll become a ranked pro in no time.

  • A slow but promising start

    Shortly after a concept art leak, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm was announced in E3 2017 as a spin-off of Life Is Strange. The heavy critical acclaim of the original series meant the spin-off had pretty big shoes to fill.

  • The franchise soars without iconic hero

    The Lost Legacy is set after the events of Uncharted 4. Chloe Frazer is looking for an ancient Indian artifact known as Ganesh's Tusk which her father had spent a significant time of his life pursuing.

  • Botanicula: An Unforgettable Journey

    As a child, I was never that much into video games. Instead, I found my solace in books. Besides, I used to think videogames were just another form of mindless entertainment.

  • Battle Royale Done Right

    It's no secret that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has achieved mass popularity in a very short span of time.

  • A punch-up brawler for the fans

    The Tekken series has never been afraid to be a little bonkers, even in a world where every little disagreement can be solved with a few rib jabs and kicks to the face.

  • A Therapeutic Beauty

    When I finished Firewatch last year, I was left with feelings of despair and regret.


    Codemasters' latest edition of the acclaimed F1 series, F1 2016 has been a giant leap forward compared to the previous installments.

  • NFS: Payback Wish List

    The reveal trailer for Need for Speed: Payback dropped about two weeks ago and honestly, I am not impressed.

  • Stronger Than Ever

    Superman and Batman once again duke it out. This time, it doesn't matter what their moms' names were. If DC Comics' movie-makers

  • A Deceptively Challenging Experience

    In Bangladesh, we don’t have many game developers who are adamant on pushing the boundaries of what a video game can actually be. This can be attributed to a myriad of factors such as lack

  • Time to try Heroes of the Storm

    Despite having provided the medium for the classic MOBA model as codified in DotA, Blizzard has elected to shy away from imitating this template.

  • Godfather II

    EA's second installment in the Godfather franchise is quite memorable for the hype it received during release time and the polarised reviews it accumulated as some found the gameplay fun while others considered it bland.

  • A Video Game in Words

    I got my hands on the first Assassin's Creed video game tie-in novel by Oliver Bowden almost a year ago, and being a fan of the video game, I decided to give the series a read. Even though there are eight of them, I will be reviewing the first three.