David's Latest Articles
Jagged Alliance 3 Review - (Un)Sure Shot
Jagged Alliance 3 and its obfuscation of combat information can be both triumphant and infuriating.
System Shock (2023) Review - Respecting a classic
The 2023 remake of System Shock rebuilds a defining game into something significantly better, and treats it with the utmost…
Miasma Chronicles Review - Troublesome Tactics
Tightly-constructed turn-based tactical combat encounters are held back by clumsy character work and world-building.
Lunark is a pleasing flashback to the cinematic platformer, where lifelike animation takes priority, and each step needs to be…
Colossal Cave Review
Colossal Cave sees famed game designer Roberta Williams bring a 1970s text adventure game to life. And it's a peculiar,…
David Wildgoose on his Game of the Year for 2022: Elden Ring
Longtime games critic and journalist David Wildgoose reflects on his 2022 in video games. Well, one video game, really.
Pentiment review - Making history
Pentiment is a sophisticated work of historical fiction, an adventure steeped in conscientious period detail, with a setting that feels…
Alone in the Dark turns 30: The history of the original survival horror game
Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and the horror games of today owe much to a game called Alone in the Dark.…
Signalis review – 1990s survival horror resurrected
Signalis modernises traditional survival horror ideas, and crafts a pleasingly mysterious and aesthetic journey.
Gloomwood understands its immersive sim lineage, but still stands in its shadow
Gloomwood melds plenty of great ideas from the PC immersive sims of old, but its Early Access phase doesn’t paint…