David Wildgoose

David Wildgoose is a freelance video games critic. In a bygone age he was editor of legendary Australian games magazines HYPER and PC PowerPlay, as well as the Australian edition of international games blog Kotaku. He hopes to one day play a sequel to Far Cry 2. Twitter: @davidwildgoose

David's Latest Articles

Jagged Alliance 3 Review

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 remake review

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

Miasma Chronicles Review - Troublesome Tactics

Tightly-constructed turn-based tactical combat encounters are held back by clumsy character work and world-building.

Lunark game review Canari Games Wayforward

Lunark Review

Lunark is a pleasing flashback to the cinematic platformer, where lifelike animation takes priority, and each step needs to be…

Colossal Cave Roberta Williams Key Art

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 Best of 2022 Elden Ring

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 game review xbox pc

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 1992 30th anniversary retrospective

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 PC Game Review Key Art

Signalis review – 1990s survival horror resurrected

Signalis modernises traditional survival horror ideas, and crafts a pleasingly mysterious and aesthetic journey.

Gloomwood Steam Early Access Review Key Art

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…

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