Geneshift

Geneshift represents 8 years of work by Nik Nak Studios’ founder and lead designer Ben Johnson. It is a top-down shooter in the vein of the original Grand Theft Auto games but with an added layer of depth in the form of active and passive skills, character progression, and a simple but solid stealth system.…

Starhawk

I will admit, Warhawk was fun when it came out but it had its problems. HUGE problems. It was buggy, it was only multiplayer (with a single player small tutorial) and it seemed to be missing something. That something was the pace of the game. It was slow. The matches were agonizingly slow. So how…

Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2 is a marvelous game from top to bottom, so long as you’re prepared to invest many hours into understanding the game’s rich backstory and lore, search each area thoroughly for quests that often to do not provide map markers, and grind for certain items. If that first sentence sounded off-putting to you,…

Dead Nation

There are zombie books, zombie television shows, zombie costumes, zombie comics, zombie films and lately there has been an overflow of zombie video games. Let me be the first to tell you that this zombie craze is not about to go away. Left 4 Dead may have started the zombie video game craze but nobody…

Top 5 Skylanders

There are a lot of Skylanders. In 2011 the original game came out with 32 characters (36 if you count recolours) and the number has only grown from there. Now there is somewhere around 200 figures and the cool often quirky character design probably has a lot to do with the series still going strong…

Top 5 Halo Multiplayer Maps

Starting with the Wolfenstein and Doom games of the world, then moving on to the likes of Half-life and Team Fortress, the FPS genre was primarily played with a keyboard and mouse. Until one title sought to end that stigma, that title was Halo. Halo made the genre more accessible to players outside of the…

Top 5 Telltale Games

At one time, point and click adventure games were all the crazy. However, somewhere along the way they just seemed to take a backseat to more action heavy titles before fading out of the limelight all together. That is until a resurgence, frontlined by Telltales catalogue of almost 30 titles, came rushing back to claim…

Top 5 ‘From Software’ Bosses

Boss battles are often the most exciting part of playing video games. From Software is one of the few developers that excels at keeping the player’s eyes riveted to the screen during their challenging, imposing and remarkably designed confrontations. To keep this list from getting too obscure, I narrowed it down to the games that…