puzzle

The Spectrum Retreat review

Dan Smith was the winner of the 2016 YGD BAFTA award for his prototype puzzle game which has evolved into The Spectrum Retreat, which has now had it’s full release onto Xbox One, PS4, Steam and ...[Read More]

Shift Quantum review

I always believe that a really great puzzle game is the type that slowly reels you in, gently teaching you the mechanics whilst making you believe that you’re actually quite clever. Then, before you k...[Read More]

Prey: Mooncrash review

Prey: Mooncrash is a very clever and highly enjoyable melding of first-person shooting and exploration with Rogue-like death and replay. It manages to create an entirely fresh experience in the Prey u...[Read More]

Samsara review

Samsara’s simple concepts and small scale hides surprisingly devious puzzles. It’s a puzzler that encourages you to think differently, and when it all clicks in your mind you can find yourself complet...[Read More]

Broken Age review

Broken Age, a point and click adventure game from Double Fine Productions, has finally come to the Xbox One. Originally announced over five years ago via a famous Kickstarter campaign, the game is a l...[Read More]

Chime Sharp review

The original Chime made the art of creation a simple and serene matter. The music puzzle game was a wonderful source of distraction and ultimately proved to be a lot of fun despite limited content. Ch...[Read More]

Doodle God: Ultimate Edition review

Whilst Doodle God may have started out as a mobile title focused around combining elements to create something new, this Ultimate Edition on Xbox One fleshes out the content to an impressive bounty of...[Read More]

Kill the Bad Guy review

Kill the Bad Guy is a great physics based puzzler which sees you laying waste to the criminal scum of the world. To do this you’ll set up traps before watching your plan come together in a spect...[Read More]

Energy Cycle review

Energy Cycle challenges you to achieve a very simply objective: turn all balls of energy on-screen to the same colour, but this proves to be a far more difficult and cerebral task than it first seems....[Read More]

Metrico+ review

Metrico+ is devilishly clever and difficult. It’s remarkable how much the simple mechanics can be worked into such mind boggling platforming puzzles. Which is brilliant. It’s a testament to its design...[Read More]

The Sexy Brutale gets a new trailer and release date

Tequila Works and Cavalier Game Studios have released the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming murder mystery, puzzle game The Sexy Brutale. We also have a release date for this co-production bet...[Read More]

Nearly time to Rise and Shine

Developers Adult Swim Games and Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team have released a launch trailer for their new title Rise and Shine. Adult Swim Games have been known to release little quirky g...[Read More]

Death Squared announced for early 2017

Death squared is a cooperative puzzle game from SMG Studio where defenseless robots must navigate a maze filled with deadly traps and ally-killing hazards, will feature Xbox One-exclusive levels when ...[Read More]

Manual Samuel review

Although it’s brevity and depth makes it little more than a proof of concept with experimental mechanics, Manual Samuel still manages to put a smile on your face and challenges you to approach everyda...[Read More]

Claire: Extended Cut review

The horror genre. It’s not really my bag, films or games. I have a tendency to switch my emotions off or second-guess the scares. It was with some trepidation that Claire: Extended Cut from Hailstorm ...[Read More]

I, Zombie review

For too long zombies have been presented as the bad guy, and now it’s time for the zombies to get their own back. Awesome Games Studio has brought I, Zombie from the small screen of your iPhone,...[Read More]

Hue review

‘Charming Indie Puzzle-Platformer’ is a term that gets bounded about so often these days that it makes me a bit apathetic when a new one is announced for release. However, on watching the trailer for ...[Read More]

Akzend 2: The World Beneath review

Match three games are very common, however, the truly compelling ones have their own unique hooks that lure you in and keep you engaged. Azkend 2: The World Beneath attempts to do this with a story ac...[Read More]

G Prime: Into the Rain review

Usually when you start a new game, you have a bit of an idea on what it could be about and what type of experience you’ll have when you start playing it. With G Prime: Into the Rain, I was confused fr...[Read More]

Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster review

The Resident Evil series’ evolution towards action hasn’t gone down well with long-time fans who enjoyed the much slower pace and scarier atmosphere of the original titles. Fortunately, however, the N...[Read More]

Lovely Planet review

Lovely Planet from QuickTequila and TinyBuild Games can best be described as a twitch shooter, but to limit it to such is to do it an injustice.  With a somewhat minimalistic story, it falls on the ot...[Read More]

Puzzle Game of the Year

The year is coming to a close and so it’s time once again to take a look back at all the great games that have been released in 2015. Every day up until the end of the year we’ll be revealing our top ...[Read More]

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations review

When I heard that a brand new Adventure Time title was making its way to the Xbox One, I was beyond delighted and was even happier to hear that it was an adventure-puzzle game – one of my favour...[Read More]

Magnetic: Cage Closed review

In the future, where the world is on the verge of total nuclear war, victory at all costs is the buzz phrase for warden Keene, the man in charge of Facility 7. This complex houses the preeminent resea...[Read More]

Octodad Dadliest Catch Review

I was warned beforehand, but I failed to grasp how viral it truly was. Day and night it now dances around my subconscious like Bez at a Happy Monday’s reunion party. Of course, I’m referring to the fr...[Read More]

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians review

Threaks, the German Indie developer who unleashed Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardian to critical acclaim on PC back in 2013 have now re-imagined their initial release for the Xbox One. I got hands on to ...[Read More]