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Betrayer Review

Genre | First Person Shooter, Stealth, Adventure, Horror
Developer | Blackpowder Games
Platforms | PC
Websitehttp://www.blackpowdergames.com/about/

Betrayer is a first person shooter stealth horror adventure game in which the player controls a character who washes up on the shore of an English colony in America in 1604. The player soon encounters clues, which hint at what occurred before the player arrived, and ghosts, which are what remain of the inhabitants of the colony and others, including eponymous betrayers. The player must explore the colony and the wilderness around it to discover what has happened, while also sneaking by and engaging in combat with some of the ghosts.

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Tower of Guns Review

Genre | First Person Shooter with Roguelike Elements
Developer | Terrible Posture Games
Platforms | PC
Website | http://www.towerofguns.com/

Tower of Guns is a first person shooter with roguelike elements in which the player battles their way through the eponymous tower of guns in an attempt to defeat the bosses of six stages. The kinds of enemies the player faces, the order of the levels, and the items and powerups the player finds are randomized on each playthrough.

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Broken Age Review

Genre | Adventure
Developer | Double Fine Productions
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX, iOS, Android, Ouya
Website | http://www.brokenagegame.com/

Broken Age is a point and click adventure game in which the player takes control of two characters, Vella and Shay, and guides them through two separate adventures. The player interacts with other characters by clicking on them and solves puzzles by using items on objects, themselves, and other objects, and by carrying out various acts in a certain order.

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Thunder Wolves Review

Genre | Action Flight Sim
Developer | Most Wanted Entertainment
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | http://www.bit-composer.com/www_en/game.aspx?gameid=21644742-dd8d-424c-a6b8-9038ba65522b

Thunder Wolves is a third person action flight sim in which the player controls a helicopter, which itself is controlled by a pilot and a gunner working for the eponymous Thunder Wolves, an organization that kills terrorists. The player is tasked with destroying enemy infantry, vehicles, helicopters, and buildings, and with accomplishing other objectives. Most things in the game explode, yell, or explode and yell at some point.

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Company of Heroes 2 Review

Genre | Real Time Strategy
Developer | Relic Entertainment
Platforms | PC
Website | http://www.companyofheroes.com/

Company of Heroes 2 is a real time strategy game set in World War II. Players take control of the German or Russian armies and attempt to defeat their opponents by reducing the enemy’s victory points to zero or destroying the enemy’s base. Company of Heroes 2 features ColdTech™, which causes units to move slower in snow and die during blizzards after a certain amount of time spent away from a heat, and TrueSight™, which prevents units from seeing through walls, certain trees, and buildings, including buildings with windows in them.

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InFlux Review

Genre | Puzzle Platformer
Developer | Impromptu Games
Platforms | PC
Website | http://www.someindiebullshit.com

InFlux is a puzzle platformer in which the player controls a metal sphere as it rolls around an island, solving puzzles. The player must collect glowing blue points of light to unlock puzzle rooms, and then solve each of the puzzle rooms to progress. A whale is featured.

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RAGE Review

Genre | First Person Shooter
Developer | id Software
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3
Website | http://rage.com

RAGE is a game in which the player takes control of Nicholas Raine, a marine who emerges from an underground hibernation vault into a post-apocalyptic Earth. Nicholas then aids a rebellion against the ruling authority, which is known as “the Authority,” by shooting Authority soldiers and doing whatever else the leaders of the rebellion ask of him. Throughout this process the player engages in car races and can play a card game and pick flowers.

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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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Brütal Legend Review

Genre | Action, Strategy
Developer | Double Fine Productions
Platforms |  PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Linux, and OSX.

In Brütal Legend, the player controls Eddie Riggs, a roadie who dies at a heavy metal concert and is transported to a fantasy realm inspired by metal music where he leads the humans in revolt against the evil demons controlling the land.

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