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Devil's Third: The Kotaku Review

Probably the only thing that most people know about Devil’s Third is that it’s been in development for an unusually long time. Valhalla Game Studios’ debut started life as an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game, announced in late 2011 by publisher THQ, which has since folded.

Satellite Reign: The Kotaku Review

I’d been led to believe that Satellite Reign was a modern-day Syndicate. Turns out it isn’t. Phew.

Toy Soldiers War Chest: The Kotaku Review

Two of us at Kotaku — Luke and Brian — really dug the first Toy Soldiers game when it came out. And now, years later, they’re going to review the latest entry, Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

Volume: The Kotaku Review

Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell’s charming 2010 platformer about the inner lives of hopping geometric shapes, was an experiment in the power of storytelling to triumph over abstraction. Volume, Bithell’s new game, is also a successful experiment in abstraction, although the narrative is realistic, or realistic science fiction. This time, it’s the interactions that are stripped to their essences.

Galak-Z: The Kotaku Review

One of the tool tips in Galak-Z says, “Death is just part of the circle of life.” That’s true. But, also: screw you, Galak-Z.

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture: The Kotaku Review

The insult of “walking simulator,” lobbed at video games whose strongest elements are exploration, discovery, and story, misses its intended target. It conjures something more like Bennett Foddy’s QWOP. Then again, we all know what the term means by now: something like Gone Home that removes the elements of puzzling and physical challenge from an interactive space.

Yoshi's Woolly World: The Kotaku Review

Yoshi’s Woolly World has three big things in its favour: it feels fabulous to play, it looks sumptuous and it sometimes makes you feel like a genius.

The Attack On Titan Movie: The Kotaku Review

Attack on Titan, of course, is a massively successful — and popular — manga and anime series. This live-action entry is the Japanese film industry’s latest attempt to parlay manga and anime into cinema. Parlay? Sorry, plunder would be more fitting here.

Rocket League: The Kotaku Review

Luke and Patrick have been playing a lot of Rocket League, one of the surprise hits of the year so far. Rather than have them fight it out to review the game, we figured it was best to just let them both do it.

Rare Replay: The Kotaku Review

Rare games meant a lot to the people who played them, so a collection of 30 of (most) of their best works should mean a lot to children of the Spectrum ZX, the Nintendo 64 and even the Xbox 360. Combined, they’re part of a new collection on the Xbox One that is one of the most extraordinary bundles to ever hit consoles a great meeting place for Nintendo and Xbox loyalists. The collection is full of games that are at times gorgeous and difficult, nearly always weird. It’d probably first help if I explained what in the world Rare Replay contains.

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