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Jazzpunk Review

Genre | First Person Adventure Game
Developer | Necrophone Games
Platforms | PC, Mac, Linux
Website | http://necrophonegames.com/jazzpunk/

Jazzpunk is a first person adventure game in which the player is tasked with undertaking a series of missions given to them by The Director, a man in charge of the organization the player works for. To accomplish these missions, the player visits a variety of locations around the globe and interacts with the people and objects there by collecting items, using them on things, and exploring. Jokes often occur throughout the game.

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Slave of God Review

Genre | Art Adventure
Developer | Increpare Games
Platforms | PC, OSX
Website | http://www.increpare.com/2012/12/slave-of-god/

Slave of God is a first person adventure game in which the player explores a night club and interacts with the people in the club and with other things in the club, like drinks acquired from the bartender. The player can accomplish various tasks which subsequently cause the game to end.

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Alpha Protocol Review

Genre | RPG, Third Person Shooter, Action, and Interactive Fiction
Developer | Obsidian Entertainment
Platforms | PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360
Website | None

Alpha Protocol is a third person RPG in which the player controls Mike Thorton, a secret agent recruited into the eponymous Alpha Protocol, an intelligence agency. Mike is tasked with assassinating a terrorist responsible for an attack on an aircraft. After reaching the end of that mission, the player is then given a series of missions that they can go on, some of which are optional and all of which involve conversations and choices. Between missions, the player can answer emails, purchase weapons, and grow a beard. With the correct skills, Mike can slow down time and fire multiple pistol shots, sense enemies through walls, and punch harder.

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Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter with optional RPG elements
Developer | BioWare
Platforms | PC, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U
Website | https://masseffect.bioware.com/downloads/

In Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC, the player controls Commander Shepard, who attempts to discover the force behind a plot against Shepard’s life. The player also throws a party, talks with squad mates and other characters, and purchases furniture if they so desire. Eavesdropping on conversations is possible.

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

Genre | Third Person Shooter
Developer | Yager Development
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, OSX
Website | http://www.specopstheline.com

Spec Ops: The Line is a third person shooter in which the player takes control of Martin Walker, the leader of a three-person Delta Force team sent into a ruined Dubai in order to determine what occurred there. Walker and his squad become involved in the conflict that is taking place in the city, and the player must engage in combat with a series of individuals in order to progress to the end of the game.

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Dear Esther Review

Genre | First Person Adventure, Art
Developer | The Chinese Room
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX
Website | http://dear-esther.com/

In Dear Esther, the player explores an island in the Hebrides while listening to narration detailing letters written to the eponymous Esther about various topics. Various locations on the island trigger various items of narration, and certain aspects of the island are randomized. Which items of narration are triggered is also randomized to a degree.

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Bubsy 3d: Bubsy visits the James Turrell Retrospective Review

Genre | Platformer, Art
Developer | Arcade Kids
Platforms | PC, OSX

Bubsy 3d: Bubsy visits the James Turrell Retrospective is a third person platformer game in which the player controls Bubsy, an anthropomorphic cat, in his journey to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which contains a James Turrell Retrospective exhibit. Throughout the game the player collects orbs and hearts and reads dialog spoken by Bubsy and other characters.

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Bastion Review

Genre | Action RPG
Developer | Supergiant Games
Platforms | PC, XBOX 360, Linux, iOS, OSX

Bastion is an isometric action RPG in which the player controls a character named the Kid as he progresses through the remnants of a ruined world and attempts to rebuild it. The Kid is able to equip different weapons and abilities that allow him to attack in various ways, like smashing things with a large hammer. Narration by one of the game’s characters accompanies the player’s actions and alters based on what the player chooses to do.

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