Two Months After Controversy, One of 2019’s Best Games Is Still Unavailable
After being embroiled in a political controversy, 'Devotion' disappeared from Steam, and it's unclear when it's coming back.
'Clustertruck' Is a Physics Nightmare That’s Hilarious and Fun to Play
Jumping from one truck doesn't sound like a recipe for comedy, but 'Clustertruck' manages to be a smart, interesting platformer that'll have you laughing the whole time, too.
'Orwell' Is a Video Game About Surviellance That Misses the Details
Orwell wants to ask hard questions about the surveillance state, but it refuses to deal with the complex realities of our society.
A Terrible 'Super Mario Maker' Clone on Steam Actually Has a Few Good Ideas
If Nintendo won't release its games on PC, opportunistic developers are prepared to release basically the same thing.
Why We Returned ‘No Man’s Sky’
We asked five paying customers what made them return the not-so-infinite possibilities of the massively hyped video game.
Is There Room for Couch Co-Op in a World Obsessed with Online Multiplayer?
'Overcooked', an arcade-y restaurant sim, is one of the best co-op games in recent memory—but fans are upset that it doesn't offer online multiplayer.
‘Half-Life 2: Episode One’ and Its Decade-Long Struggle with Confidence and Identity
Now ten years old, Half-Life 2's first expansion shows us that by trying to be like films, games can only suffer.
NYC Manholes Just Got Way Cozier
Artist Mark Reigelman moves his sculpture when cops drive by.
‘Jalopy’ Examines the Fall of European Communism from a Uniquely Personal Perspective
A personal project from designer Greg Pryjmachuk, this is both a physical road trip and a journey into a painful past.
Green Screen + VR = Magic
This is as close to experiencing virtual reality without virtual reality goggles as possible.
I Don’t Want to Farm in ‘Stardew Valley’, So I Didn’t, and Still Had Fun
The Steam hit invites you to inherit a cottage and plough some fields. But balls to that – I'm playing as the most chilled person who's ever lived.
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‘The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human’ Is a Cool Game That Raises the Hot Topic of Climate Change
Swedish indie studio YCJY's new title is an underwater Metroidvania set long after the seas have consumed our way of living.