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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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Gone Home Review

Genre | Adventure, Interactive Fiction, Art
Developer | The Fullbright Company
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX

In Gone Home, the player controls Katie Greenbriar, who has returned from a trip in Europe to her family’s new home only to find her family missing. The player enters the family’s house and looks for clues to explain where everyone is. Interacting with a papier-mâché duck is necessary in order to gain entrance to the house.

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Mass Effect 3 Review

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

Mass Effect 3 is the third game in the Mass Effect series. It is a science fiction third person shooter game. The player can enable or disable RPG elements in the menu. The game concludes the story of Commander Shepard, the player’s character, who fights against an invasion of Reapers, robotic invaders that wish to destroy all intelligent life in the galaxy by shooting them with lasers or turning them into robotic zombies or soup.

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Natural Selection 2 Review

Genre | Hybrid Shooter + Real Time Strategy game
Developer | Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Platforms | PC, Linux

Natural Selection 2 is a multiplayer game that is a mixed first person shooter and strategy game. Aliens and marines fight over various locations in a first person shooter, while a commander on each team researches upgrades, builds buildings, and issues orders. Aliens can chuckle at their enemies while marines can dispense a variety of taunts, including one that goes “now there’s something you don’t see every day… thank God.”

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The Stanley Parable Review

Genre |  First Person Adventure/Interactive Fiction game, and Art 
Developer | Galactic Cafe
Platforms | PC, OSX

The Stanley Parable is a game where the player moves through an environment that largely consists of an office building while a narrator speaks to the player about what the player and what the player’s character are doing.

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Teleglitch: Die More Edition Review

Genre | Top-Down Shooter with Roguelike elements
Developer | Test3 Projects
Platforms | PC, Linux, OSX

Teleglitch is a top down shooter with randomly generated levels. It places an emphasis on scavenging, crafting, and ammunition preservation. The game contains biomechanical androids and explosives.

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