Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter with optional RPG elements
Developer | BioWare
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U

The Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC is downloadable content for the third game in the Mass Effect series.  It allows the player to visit the eponymous Omega, a space station that has been taken over by Cerberus. While on the space station, the player can engage in conversations, shoot enemies, and locate a couch.

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Portal Review

Genre | Puzzle, Platformer
Developer | Valve Corporation
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, PS3, XBOX 360

In Portal, the player controls a character in a testing facility made up of a series of test chambers. The player uses a device that creates the eponymous portals on flat surfaces. The player can enter one portal and exit the other so as to traverse through the world in contradiction to the rules of Euclidean geometrical space. This device allows the player to solve puzzle in each test chamber and progress to the end of the game. 

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The Swapper Review

Genre | Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle
Developer | Facepalm Games
Platforms | PC

The Swapper is a sidescrolling puzzle platformer game where the player takes control of a character in a space suit equipped with the eponymous Swapper, a device that allows the character to clone themselves multiple times. The player uses this device to solve puzzles and progress though a space station in order to beat the game.

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Proteus Review

Genre | Adventure, Art
Developer |  Ed Key and David Kanaga
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, PS3, Vita

In Proteus the player explores an island. The island is uniquely generated each time the player plays the game. The player is able to interact with things on the island, including its flora and fauna, by walking near these things. During the player’s playthrough, the island can change.

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BioShock Review

Genre | Shooter
Developer | Irrational Games
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, OSX

BioShock is a first person shooter in which the player controls Jack, who must explore an underwater city full of enemies after his plane crashes in the middle of the ocean. The player progresses through the city to discover why it is full of people trying to kill Jack and each other, and eventually the player fights a final boss.

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Actual Sunlight Review

Genre |  Adventure, Interactive Fiction, Art
Developer | Will O’Neill
Platforms | PC

In Actual Sunlight, the player controls Evan Winter, a man who lives in Toronto. The player moves through the world by controlling Evan with the arrow keys. The player can interact with objects in order to trigger various screens with text, and the player can also engage in conversation with other characters.

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Syndicate Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | Starbreeze Studios
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360

Syndicate is a first person shooter set in the future where the player plays as an agent of one of the eponymous syndicates. The agent’s name is Miles Kilo, a combination of two words that describe distances. Kilo is tasked with shooting a number of employees of the other syndicates, including boss enemies, one whom can jump high. Kilo has a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to manipulate the environment and enemies. The game also has cooperative multiplayer.

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Syndicate Review

Genre | Action, Strategy
Developer | Bullfrog Productions
Platforms | PC, SNES, Acorn Archimedes, Atari Jaguar

In Syndicate the player takes control of an eponymous syndicate and battles against rival syndicates in an effort to gain territory and ultimately profit. The player must manage the strategic side by choosing which missions to go on and which technology to upgrade while also managing the tactical combat in the missions they send their agents on.

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Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter with optional RPG elements
Developer | BioWare
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U

Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC is downloadable content for the third game in the Mass Effect series. The DLC allows the player to investigate the Leviathan, an alien that can potentially be used int he fight against the Reapers, who are killing everybody in the universe during the events of the game.

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