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Game previews published in 2016.

Realpolitiks Hands-on – a little grand strategy game inspired by games from Paradox

Realpolitiks Hands-on – a little grand strategy game inspired by games from Paradox

game preview29 June 2016

Realpolitiks is a rather plain strategy game, borrowing some concepts from the Swedes at Paradox. What sets it apart is the modern setting and simplified, more user-friendly mechanics.

Realpolitiks Hands-on – a little grand strategy game inspired by games from Paradox
Life is Feudal: Forest Village hands-on – serious survival Settlers

Life is Feudal: Forest Village hands-on – serious survival Settlers

game preview22 September 2016

Fans of survival economic strategies are a lucky bunch. Banished, a pretty solid title, came out two years ago, and its clone – Life is Feudal: Forrest Village – has recently hit Early Access. It’s similar, but is it any good?

Life is Feudal: Forest Village hands-on – serious survival Settlers
The Guild 3 first look – The Godfather meets Game of Thrones

The Guild 3 first look – The Godfather meets Game of Thrones

game preview11 September 2016

The third iteration of the medieval trade simulator is coming. Once again, we will get rich, expand our empire and take care of our family, but this time also compete with secret societies. It's time for a game of merchant thrones.

The Guild 3 first look – The Godfather meets Game of Thrones
Yandere Simulator hands-on – Hitman in a skirt or a rather disturbing high-school murder sim

Yandere Simulator hands-on – Hitman in a skirt or a rather disturbing high-school murder sim

game preview25 October 2016

Yandere Simulator may be one of the weirdest and most disturbing among the games which are currently developed. While it originated in the USA, it’s got a distinct, and intentional, vibe of a morbid Japanese curiosity.

Yandere Simulator hands-on – Hitman in a skirt or a rather disturbing high-school murder sim
Civilization VI hands-on – don’t judge a game by its promo screens

Civilization VI hands-on – don’t judge a game by its promo screens

game preview01 June 2016

Is it crazy to travel halfway across the world just to play a game that will be released this October for a mere hour? Perhaps. The question is: was it worth it?

Civilization VI hands-on – don’t judge a game by its promo screens
Osiris: New Dawn hands-on – unexpected survival phenomenon not unlike The Martian

Osiris: New Dawn hands-on – unexpected survival phenomenon not unlike The Martian

game preview12 October 2016

A failed colonization attempt sets off a survival adventure on an uncharted planet. No worries though – we have our wits, tools and… a potato?

Osiris: New Dawn hands-on – unexpected survival phenomenon not unlike The Martian
Ruiner Hands-on – the love child of Hotline Miami and Ghost in the Shell

Ruiner Hands-on – the love child of Hotline Miami and Ghost in the Shell

game preview09 June 2016

During our visit in Warsaw we had the opportunity to try out Ruiner, the debut project from Reikon Games. Their work features outstanding aesthetics as well as highly addictive, fast-paced and demanding gameplay. Hotline Miami fans, this one's for you.

Ruiner Hands-on – the love child of Hotline Miami and Ghost in the Shell
Tyranny Hands-on – new RPG from the creators of Pillars of Eternity

Tyranny Hands-on – new RPG from the creators of Pillars of Eternity

game preview24 June 2016

A new classic RPG is in development at Obsidian, and at first glance it looks like a cork that’s going to be plugged into the hole between the first and the second part of Pillars of Eternity. The devil, however, is in the detail.

Tyranny Hands-on – new RPG from the creators of Pillars of Eternity
Expeditions: Viking hands-on – hardcore mix of RPG and turn-based strategy

Expeditions: Viking hands-on – hardcore mix of RPG and turn-based strategy

game preview05 October 2016

Expeditions: Viking is a complex mix of RPG and turn-based strategy, where the fans of the previous installment in the franchise – Conquistador – will feel at home.

Expeditions: Viking hands-on – hardcore mix of RPG and turn-based strategy
Torment: Tides of Numenera impressions – will it be the best RPG game of all times?

Torment: Tides of Numenera impressions – will it be the best RPG game of all times?

game preview27 January 2016

After spending a dozen or so hours with the beta of Torment: Tides of Numenera, all I can say is that inXile Entertainment caused me a true torment. It is the torment of waiting for the release of the sequel to the cult Planescape: Torment.

Torment: Tides of Numenera impressions – will it be the best RPG game of all times?
IS Defense preview - the creators of Hatred go for war with the Islamic State

IS Defense preview - the creators of Hatred go for war with the Islamic State

game preview09 February 2016

The creators of Hatred are currently working on a new big project, but in the meantime they play to give us a much smaller game. IS Defense is a simple shooter in which you fight with the Islamic State, and we had a chance to play it.

IS Defense preview - the creators of Hatred go for war with the Islamic State
Elex Hands-on – the most ambitious game from creators of Gothic and Risen

Elex Hands-on – the most ambitious game from creators of Gothic and Risen

game preview13 June 2016

Elex, the new game from Piranha Bytes, combines elements of Gothic with a completely new universe. We’ve had the opportunity to see and try out the game for ourselves.

Elex Hands-on – the most ambitious game from creators of Gothic and Risen
Shadow Warrior 2 hands-on – it's not just the remake's sequel

Shadow Warrior 2 hands-on – it's not just the remake's sequel

game preview13 May 2016

Guts flying, blood spilled all over the place, and rather unsophisticated humor. Shadow Warrior 2 certainly isn’t a game to play with your little brother. But it is fun and, while being a remake, it manages to introduce something fresh.

Shadow Warrior 2 hands-on – it's not just the remake's sequel
Deliver Us the Moon hands-on - An astronaut saves the world

Deliver Us the Moon hands-on - An astronaut saves the world

game preview17 February 2016

There’s a good chance that many of you missed out on becoming an astronaut. Until now that is, because Deliver Us The Moon puts us in the shoes of an unusual astronaut, someone even beyond the most daring space explorers. It's time to save the human race.

Deliver Us the Moon hands-on - An astronaut saves the world
The Bunker hands-on – a cinematic apocalypse

The Bunker hands-on – a cinematic apocalypse

game preview30 August 2016

Post-apocalyptic settings are widely used in video games, but we’ve never seen one presented in such a form. The Bunker is not a game for everyone, and not everyone will consider it a game.

The Bunker hands-on – a cinematic apocalypse
SpellForce 3 hands-on – Company of Heroes with a fantasy vibe

SpellForce 3 hands-on – Company of Heroes with a fantasy vibe

game preview26 September 2016

After ten years of absence, the acclaimed mix of RPG and RTS makes a comeback, bringing many changes to the proven formula. Is the magic of Spellforce 3 going to be as powerful as it was a decade ago?

SpellForce 3 hands-on – Company of Heroes with a fantasy vibe
Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Hands-on – an interstellar journey into the past

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Hands-on – an interstellar journey into the past

game preview23 March 2016

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars takes us on a nostalgic journey through the '90s in an almost perfect homage to the spirit of the MicroProse's original installments.

Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Hands-on – an interstellar journey into the past
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hands-on – Adam Jensen is getting more upgrades

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hands-on – Adam Jensen is getting more upgrades

game preview18 July 2016

After spending six hours with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I was able to develop a preliminary opinion about the new part of the classic series. The sequel is immersive, visually amazing, and manages to mend the shortcomings of Human Revolution.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hands-on – Adam Jensen is getting more upgrades
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 hands-on – is the sniper Far Cry a good direction?

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 hands-on – is the sniper Far Cry a good direction?

game preview02 August 2016

After a year of silence, the devs from CI Games have reminded us that the third part of Sniper: Ghost Warrior is on its way. The corridor shooter that the game used to be is finally becoming a sandbox with total freedom in the way we approach missions.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 hands-on – is the sniper Far Cry a good direction?
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI announced – first look at the emperor of strategy games

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI announced – first look at the emperor of strategy games

game preview11 May 2016

The long-awaited new Civilization, the sixth installment in the series, will be released this fall. In order to learn more about the most important innovations in the gameplay, we’ve interviewed the developers from Firaxis.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI announced – first look at the emperor of strategy games
Gwent Hands-on – we've played it and we love it!

Gwent Hands-on – we've played it and we love it!

game preview16 June 2016

Somebody could say that the card game from The Witcher 3 is not suited for multiplayer, but that somebody would be a liar. The standalone Gwent is not only pretty, but also complex and fun. It can really stir the genre.

Gwent Hands-on – we've played it and we love it!
The Alphabet of Civilization VI, or 10 most interesting changes introduced by sixth installment

The Alphabet of Civilization VI, or 10 most interesting changes introduced by sixth installment

game preview07 October 2016

Having spent 25 hours with the alpha version of Civilization VI, we’ve decided to prepare a short summary of the most important changes in the latest part of the cult cycle.

The Alphabet of Civilization VI, or 10 most interesting changes introduced by sixth installment
Expeditions: Viking hands-on – blood and betrayal in Viking RPG

Expeditions: Viking hands-on – blood and betrayal in Viking RPG

game preview07 November 2016

A piece of solid RPG is coming from Denmark. Expeditions: Viking will not be a bestseller, but RPG aficionados should watch it closely, as things are looking rather interesting.

Expeditions: Viking hands-on – blood and betrayal in Viking RPG
Tom Clancy’s The Division hands-on – the apocalypse in New York is near

Tom Clancy’s The Division hands-on – the apocalypse in New York is near

game preview15 January 2016

It’s only a few weeks now until the release of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The game is almost in its final shape, and we attended a special event where we could see how much the game resembles what the creators promised us in the first place.

Tom Clancy’s The Division hands-on – the apocalypse in New York is near
Elex hands-on – science-fantasy for fans of Gothic

Elex hands-on – science-fantasy for fans of Gothic

game preview21 October 2016

After some time spent watching and then playing Elex, an RPG by the German studio Piranha Bytes, it’s hard to believe it will be on par with Gothic. Will a well-developed world make up for technical shortcomings?

Elex hands-on – science-fantasy for fans of Gothic
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders hands-on – Hercule Poirot takes on Sherlock Holmes

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders hands-on – Hercule Poirot takes on Sherlock Holmes

game preview11 January 2016

The game advertised with Agatha Christie’s name combines some mechanics from the Sherlock Holmes adventure game series with a more classic point-and-click approach, but if you want a good workout for your brain cells, you may find the production lacking.

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders hands-on – Hercule Poirot takes on Sherlock Holmes
Caravan Hands-on – Once upon a time in the Middle East

Caravan Hands-on – Once upon a time in the Middle East

game preview04 March 2016

Caravan wants us to take up a life of a merchant in the Arabian Peninsula, and this doesn't sound bad. However, after my time spent with the game itself, I can’t help but wonder if the developers unwillingly compromised their game with half-baked ideas.

Caravan Hands-on – Once upon a time in the Middle East
Factorio Hands-on – next-gen tycoon with a 90s look

Factorio Hands-on – next-gen tycoon with a 90s look

game preview08 April 2016

The Czech Factorio is one of the productions that prove you shouldn’t judge a game by its graphics. Behind the dirt-gray and brownish-green sprites straight from the 90s hides one of the most intricate tycoons of the recent years.

Factorio Hands-on – next-gen tycoon with a 90s look
Phantaruk Hands-on – Polish idea for Alien: Isolation

Phantaruk Hands-on – Polish idea for Alien: Isolation

game preview20 July 2016

In space no one can hear you scream. Phantaruk is an upcoming Polish survival horror set in space. We’ve had a chance to try it out and see whether it’s Amnesia in space, or Dead Space without combat.

Phantaruk Hands-on – Polish idea for Alien: Isolation
We're in space, CUPtain! – the new Prey may be one of the most intriguing FPSs in recent years

We're in space, CUPtain! – the new Prey may be one of the most intriguing FPSs in recent years

game preview22 August 2016

At gamescom Prey proved that it’s worth the wait. Good visuals, great atmosphere, brilliant enemies and weapons, as well as the ability to become a coffee mug. I feel like there's a breath of fresh air coming to modern FPSs.

We're in space, CUPtain! – the new Prey may be one of the most intriguing FPSs in recent years