2012

Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown Should Be Game Of The Year

Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown Should Be Game Of The Year

This mission, which comes from a template of regular assignments, delivered my most profound gaming experience of 2012, one I’ll remember for the rest of my days. Games that take hold on your mind well after you power down the console or put the PC to sleep deserve to be…

Why Crusader Kings II Should Be Game Of The Year

Why Crusader Kings II Should Be Game Of The Year

It’s easy. Because it’s the only game on this list that’s about sex and politics. Most others are about killing. And don’t get me wrong, as head of a medieval dynasty, there will be the blood of thousands on your hands when your game is done.

Why Spelunky Should Be Game Of The Year

Why Spelunky Should Be Game Of The Year

On the surface, Spelunky is a rogue-like platformer where you become like Indiana Jones, going farther and farther inside ancient caves holding untold riches and perhaps even lost civilisations. You have some rope, some bombs, a whip and whatever else you find along the way. It’s a difficult game, and…