Free Games

12.13.18

Nintendo Sues Californian for Selling Modded NES Classic and Switch Hacks

This week Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Mikel Euskaldunak, who allegedly offered tools to help people run pirated games on their Nintendo Switch, as well as sold NES Classic consoles preloaded with more games.

11.8.18

'Hot Pot Panic' Is a Charming Fake Friendship Simulator

Reflect on the horrors of socializing while cooking up some delicious video game food.

5.23.18

This Game Asks the Important Questions, Like What If Trump Met a Ghost

‘The White House at Night’ is a wonderfully off-the-rails adventure about Trump’s encounters with the dead.

3.5.18

Celebrating Five Years of Indie Games on Itch.io

A few of my favorite games from Itch.io, the five-year-old indie platform.

2.14.18

'Doki Doki Literature Club' Fits in a Tradition of Subversive Visual Novels

How 'Doki Doki Literature Club' fits into—and complicates—the visual novel genre.

2.13.18

Damn, I Really Like Pressing Buttons In Video Games

There’s a certain satisfaction in games that are all about turning knobs and hitting buttons. Not on a controller, on a screen.

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2.9.18

A Game That Uses PS1 Visuals to Tell a Story About Asian American Identity

'All Our Asias' is an expressive game about memory, identity, and the power of intelligent abstraction.

1.10.18
1.8.18

In This Cold, Your Only Hope Is Staying Close to the Fire

'A Very Warm Fire' speaks directly to the real-life survival instincts during the bomb cyclone.

12.18.17

This Planet Wants You To Improve It, but It Won't Like Anything You Do

Will 'This Little Planet' ever be perfect? It's a hard ask.

12.8.17

'World in Conflict' Is Unfairly Forgotten, Free Right Now, and Still Great

Massive Entertainment's gorgeous and innovative Cold War tactics game is worth revisiting as Ubisoft gives it away for free.

12.6.17

‘The Zium Museum’ is an Art Gallery You Can Download

Take that lunch hour museum visit you keep pretending you’re going to do.

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