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Top 6 Games With An Interactive Story

Games with strong focus on story and less focus on gameplay mechanics usually leave a strong impression despite the lack of action. Cutting back on action sequences leaves space for dialogue, exploration and emotional experience. Listed below are six games in this style that we enjoyed, in no particular order.

Extinction Hands on at PC Gamer Weekender

I had the chance to play Extinction at PC Gamer Weekender, and all I felt was impressed. Having seen the trailer just before E3 last year, I knew I was going to like this game. A high action, fast paced game with a deep story was right up my ally.

Empires Apart Hands on at PC Gamer Weekender

Sometimes you can just look at a game, and know that it’s going to be something special. I had that feeling when I passed by the Empires Apart booth at the PC Gamer Weekender. From a far it looks like a basic RTS game, but after sitting down and playing

BIOMUTANT Hands on at PC Gamer Weekender 2018

Having been revealed back at Gamescom 2017, things have been a bit quiet on the news front for BIOMUTANT, but seeing the game at the PC Gamer Weekender was quite possibly the highlight of the show. BIOMUTANT is a post-apocalyptic universe where the main protagonist is a humanoid animal creature.

PC Gamer Weekender Roundup 2018

Every year, the great team at PC Gamer put on a weekend long event at the centre of London, showcasing the newest AAA, and indie games, all there for people to jump on and play. Here we’ll give you our PC Gamer Weekender Roundup. We attended this years event, and

Top 5 Things I Want to See in Far Cry 5

The Far Cry series has seen dramatic shifts in gameplay design and tone, ranging from a goofy linear action shooter, to a desperate struggle for survival, to open world playgrounds with a freedom to experiment and explore at one’s own pace. Far Cry 5 is the hotly anticipated newest game

Top 5 Walking Simulators Of All Time

The phrase ‘walking simulator’ is often used in a negative way to describe games lacking in action sequences. While hardcore gamers may consider any title that doesn’t involve swinging swords or shooting bad guys to be boring, over the years many developers have taken a simpler approach to video game

Top 10 Best RPGs

There are roughly two types of RPGs: the ones where players can create their own characters and personalise them in many possible ways; and the ones where players are given one or more established characters that can be chosen and/or personalised in limited ways. One is not necessarily better than

Why Valve Will Never Sell Out To Microsoft

According to some yet unfounded rumours, Microsoft is considering an acquisition of EA, PUBG Corp, and Valve. One of our colleagues here at Backlog Critic has written a feature on why Microsoft buying Valve would make perfect sense. It would make perfect sense for Microsoft, no doubt about it. Microsoft

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