As the AllGames.com resident wrestling fanatic, which includes video games, and seeing as it's WrestleMania season, I've been tasked with reviewing the new indie game that dropped on the PlayStation Network exclusively for PS3, 5 Star Wrestling. First, to understand the title of the game, you need to know that a 5 Star match in wrestling is the highest ranking you can receive in wrestling. Though, this ranking system was started by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer newsletter, it... Read more
Developer / Publisher: Telltale Games
Tales from Borderlands is rich with wonder and mystery, but the most nagging question you'll be asking throughout this point-and-click version of Pandora is, what's the point?
There's the obvious answer, of course: this is a Telltale game; and after knocking it out of the park with The Walking Dead (and to a lesser extent The Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones), the studio has earned a reputation for spinning pop culture franchises into point-and-click gold... Read more
Here's another installment of "Hollywood Actresses Reading Pretentious Game Reviews"! Watch actress Clarissa Thibeaux (www.clarissathibeaux.com) perform a reading of AllGames' award winning Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions review. This acclaimed actress transforms a game review into a thought provoking monologue juxtaposing gameplay and the human form.
Ms. Thibeaux has appeared in a number of theatrical productions and stars in the short films 'Dana's Dilemma' and 'Solitary Son' . She is also featured in the indie hit Bruno and Earlene go to Vegas. You can... Read more
It’s a common theme, the world is in danger of being overrun by mindless zombies. The outbreak is held at bay by a quarantine trapping both “biters” and survivors alike. The survivors band together into two groups, Runners and Bandits. And so it goes, the conflict between the living and dead as well as between the living and the living.
You play as Crane, an agent of the Global Relief Effort (GRE) dropped into to the writhing hell hole that is... Read more
The fun thing about indie developers is that you never know when they are going to come up with something unique. Take for example Rollers of the Realm, by developer Phantom Compass; it combines video game pinball with a role-playing game (RPG).
Since a majority of your gameplay will be playing pinball the story is kept light, but engaging. You start as the Rogue. She has come to town with her dog looking for some easy targets. Eventually her dog gets... Read more
In our new video series, we sought out Hollywood actresses to read our game reviews as dramatic monologues. Watch as AllGames' unique critiques of videogames are brought to life by trained professionals. In our first episode, Adina Abrahami reads DerrickH's review of Retro City Rampage by VBlank Entertainment.
Ms. Abrahami is a renown stage actor who has appeared in productions in New York, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles. He roles include the iconic Ophelia in StaightUpTheater's production of Hamlet: A... Read more
The naked body is one of the most beautiful objects in the world. There’s a reason why the Greeks used it as an analog for the gods in their sculpture and why art students around the world study each muscle and intonation of nude models. It’s because the simple lines and curves that shape the human body conspire together to create the perfect melding of form and function. Here’s an exercise. Imagine the most attractive person you can. It doesnt... Read more
The first ever Review-Off is underway! Competitive video game reviewing has arrived with a match up between famed freelance writer, Robert 'TheDCD' Workman and Derrick (DerrickH) Hopkins from the Dead Pixel Live podcast. The game being reviewed is Geometry Wars 3 dimensions and the rules are simple. The best 800 word, written review wins. The good people at Lucid LTD (the developers of Geometry Wars 3) have agreed to be the judges for this competition. The trash talking has already... Read more
In this day and age with people shouting from every mountain top and soapbox available, it should come as no surprise that a game like Never Alone exists,a game based on and around another culture and its mythology where you play as a young girl on top of everything else. It’s something that we're probably going to be seeing a lot more of and I'm all for it. I just hope those other games don't skimp out on the "game... Read more
The PS4 has distinguished itself as one of all time most friendly platforms for independent developers to release their games. There are some really brilliant indie games showing great creativity that you’ll never find from a mainstream game. There are others that are as amateurish as it gets that probably shouldn’t have seen the light of day. We look at the latest independent game to come out on Sony’s PlayStation 4, In Space We Brawl.
In Space We Brawl has to... Read more
Call of Duty. The game people love to hate. The Michael Bay movie of the gaming world, everyone will complain about it but everyone will play. This year’s addition to the franchise Advanced Warfare is brought to us by COD new comers (not including their help on MW3) Sledgehammer games. In this COD Sledgehammer have brought the franchise to the future. Exo skeletons and Minority Report stylisation galore.
From the offset you can be sure…this ain’t your daddy’s COD. The introduction... Read more
The Evil Within is the stuff nightmares are made of. I'm not being dramatic, almost everything in this game will cater to the popular nightmares that plague humanity - in my case that happens to be clowns - and throws them right in your face. That's not to say it is a scary game, because unlike other contemporaries the goal of The Evil Within is to disturb you and create tension rather than grab you with a quick jump scare (although it can't... Read more
Remakes can be a funny thing. They skate that malleable and dangerous line that embraces works of the past while also attempting to enhance for contemporary audiences. In the world of video games this has been met with a great deal of contempt due mostly to nostalgia blinding gamers to what a work originally looked like in addition to the stubborn view that a game was fine the way it was. Whenever you even remotely touch a work, there will... Read more
When I was younger, I put a pair of house speakers in my used 1979 Mustang . I did that because I was a kid and kids like loud cars. Plus I liked telling people that I have house speakers in the back of my car. A couple of years later, I spent way more money than I should have installing a full blown audio system in my Audi 5000. I did this even though there was a flashing red... Read more
Please Note: This review does not contain any spoilers.
Lately there has been this push in game development to move beyond the formulaic nature of what big name publishers think works in video games. It doesn't take too long to see the slew of complaints coming out of major titles these days: the explanation of game mechanics is too long, pacing is terrible, show don't tell, cutscenes are not a great method of storytelling. From the presence of these forumlas and subsequent... Read more
It’s been at least 15 years since I last picked up Jane Jensen’s point-and-click adventure classic Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father. Some revere the title as the best Sierra game of all time, which is quite a bold claim, and although I can’t say I appreciate it that much there’s no doubt it’s a special game. Now, nearly 20 years after the game’s 1993 release an updated 20th Anniversary version is upon us complete with new graphics, a new... Read more
Now that the Summer is over and the school year has begun young minds all over the world are hunkering down to learn the building blocks for future success. Ensuring that they master certain skills is critical and requires practice. With that being said, the current curriculum in schools is much more diverse than it once was. As a result of that diversity comes less time to practice any particular skill during the school day. That practice needs to take place at home... Read more
BlazBlue is a 2D fighting series known for it’s ridiculously overdrawn combos and chaotic twitchy gameplay, much in the vein of Arc System Works’ previous work in the Guilty Gear series. Interestingly enough, it’s also received plenty of praise for its story, a rarity for the genre. Because of this, it’s only logical that their latest 3DS release, BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, would continue to appeal to its hardcore constituency by building on those solid principles, right? Wrong.
Clone Phantasma upends everything... Read more
Interstellar Marines can be best summed up in one word: potential. These days terms like “alpha” and “beta” have been so overrun by marketing speak and promotion that they don’t have much of a meaning anymore. That’s not the state that this game is in, it’s what we would have considered “pre-alpha” and in truth I don’t think it’s anywhere near complete. That’s not to say that Interstellar Marines doesn’t have something to offer at this early stage, just that... Read more