Tag: Casual Games

Ready, Steady, Ship! – PC Review
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Ready, Steady, Ship! – PC Review

Have you ever received a parcel and thought you could give that a go? Well now you can, with Ready, Steady, Ship! From Solo developer Jollybits Games and published by Untold Tales. This parcel packing puzzler will bring you perilously to... prustration* Yeah I know, the alliteration kind of lost me there. Pop the right word down in the comments if you fancy a suggestion Evri Time, Always on Time! Releasing on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 as well as Nintendo Switch and Xbox. Ready, Steady, Ship! brings a puzzler for you and a couch coop buddy to get your brains around. So sit down relax and get ready to see whether you should answer the door when the delivery man comes. Gameplay At its core, Ready, Steady, Ship! is a straightforward puzzler. You are tasked with sending specifica...
SokoFrog – Nintendo Switch Review
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SokoFrog – Nintendo Switch Review

Developed by EastAsiaSoft and Solluco, SokoFrog is a pushing-puzzle game that was originally released on Steam in December 2022. However, it has recently become available on more platforms on April 10, 2024. It currently retails for £4.49 and is available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Hopping to Freedom in SokoFrog Have you tried this frog-tastic pushing-puzzle game? and how many frog puns can you find in this review? Gameplay SokoFrog is a colorful top-down puzzle-pushing pixel art adventure. You play as a cute frog, trying to navigate and hop through the levels by unlocking the gates. It's a take on the Sokoban puzzle games released in Japan in 1982. There are five different themes with different gameplay mechanics to increase the difficulty as you go...
House Flipper 2 – PS5 Review
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House Flipper 2 – PS5 Review

Building on solid foundations from the first game that was released in 2018, the development team at Frozen District have brought us a new addition to the House Flipper series. House Flipper 2 is available to buy now on Xbox and PlayStation for an average £34.99.  Of course, it can be brought on PC, however, this version was released in December 2023. Will you become a property brother? Since House Flipper 2 was announced, I have been incredibly excited to play. This has been highly anticipated by the House Flipper community. It's great to see the best parts of the original game taken and improved. Let me know in the comments if you are enjoying the new game! Gameplay Moving back into your parent's house isn't everyone's dream, but the sleepy town of Pinnacove is your new home. The res...
Omega Crafter – PC Review
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Omega Crafter – PC Review

Get ready to chop trees, mine ore and… program robots to help you build your city in the middle of a wilderness?  Omega Crafter is the first Steam release by developer and producer Preferred Networks, which mixes elements of Minecraft, Portal Knights and other survival RPGs and teaches players the basics of programming. Program, build and explore a vast open world... Single player and multiplayer are available as you learn how to program your Grammies and fight bugs in an open world filled with different biomes, enemies and bosses. Omega Crafter is set to release on Steam on March 29th! Want to find some more games? Check out our PC reviews here. Gameplay With an interesting twist on the usual survival game genre, Omega Crafter launches you into a brand new world with the aim...
Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator – PC Review
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Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator – PC Review

Taxi Life: A City Driving Simulator is the newest addition to the simulation genre. Developed by Simteract who pride themselves on premium simulation games, and published by Nacon. The game is an introduction to the highs and lows of being a taxi driver in the bustling city of Barcelona. Launched on the 7th of March 2024, this game is available on PC via Steam, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Realistic? This game revolves around, you guessed it, being a Taxi driver. You climb into the driver's seat of your car and the start of your business. Will you create a Taxi empire? Let me know below how you got on with the game! Gameplay As simple as the game may seem, it does have a lot to offer. You begin your journey with a driving test. In no way similar to those that we are used to, i...
Melatonin – PS5 Review
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Melatonin – PS5 Review

When I type up a review for video games, I try to write with a level head. While I'll attempt objectivity, it's hard not to gush about Melatonin; it's just that good. This was one of those games that I’d heard of, and seen gameplay of, but regrettably overlooked until now. I don't intend to repeat that mistake and neither should anyone interested! Now sit back, relax and enjoy my review. Tired, in a good way A celestial gift lowered down from the skies and placed in our hands by developer and publisher Half Asleep, Melatonin finally graces us on PS5. Having previously released on PC and Switch in December 2022, it launched on PlayStation on March 12th 2024. What rhythm games do you love and why? Let us know in the comments below! Gameplay Here’s a comparison from my partner who play...
SUMMERHOUSE – PC Review
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SUMMERHOUSE – PC Review

Published by Future Friends Games, SUMMERHOUSE is the latest release from Friedemann Allmenröder. Previously having worked on titles such as ISLANDERS and Superflight, this is their first solo effort, and what a delightful game it is. Building Buildings For this review, the game was played via Steam and worked brilliantly, as it's not a demanding game. The fact that it costs just £3.99 makes it very accessible to gamers and a perfect gift to friends as a tiny gesture of appreciation. If you want to add more cozy games to your library, feel free to check out Mike's review of Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator. Gameplay The best way to describe SUMMERHOUSE is that it's exactly what it says on the tin, "A tiny building game about beautiful lived-in houses. No rules or restrictions, just pu...
Please, Touch the Artwork 2 – PC Review
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Please, Touch the Artwork 2 – PC Review

Please, Touch the Artwork 2 is a point-and-click puzzle game from Belgian solo game developer Thomas Waterzooi. He has been involved in past game projects such as Divinity Original Sin and Hitman. Made in only six months, the game follows on from its predecessor with graphical improvements throughout. The game released on 19th February 2024 on PC and mobile. Tactile Tactics and Painty Pointers The game revolves around paintings, namely paintings of iconic Belgian painter James Ensor whose works featured expressionism and surrealism. It is a way for us to interact with his paintings, giving a more comprehensive look at them and discovering his creative works.  Gameplay What better way to appreciate art than to be inside art. From the off, I noted the pointer has become a long sk...
Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator – PC Review
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Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator – PC Review

Garden Life is a first-person narrative & life-sim where you manage the community garden of a small, sleepy village. While the garden grows you also contribute to the village and its residents and quickly find your place here. Thankfully for someone like me who doesn't have a green thumb, Garden Life was easy to get into. At its root, Garden Life is a narrative game but gardening is the main gameplay mechanic with tasks and quests. However, if that's not what you're looking for there is creative mode, a sandbox version of the game. Gardening here is a simplified version of the task similar to Stardew Valley or home improvement in House Flipper but still simulates realistic responsibilities and obstacles. The game is the latest release from developers Still Alive Games (Bus Simula...
3 MUST PLAY Steam Next Fest Demos – February 2024
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3 MUST PLAY Steam Next Fest Demos – February 2024

There were endless game demos in the Steam Next Fest all vying for your attention. After hours of scrolling, and even more hours playing, I've found three demos I think everyone, regardless of what games you usually play, should check out. Don't forget to wishlist the games you like. It really helps the developers get eyes on their game! Finally, don't forget to share your favourite Next Fest demos in the comments. Analysis Paralysis - AWAY! These three demos featured in February 2024's Steam Next Fest, are games that I believe transcend genre. Hauntii Hauntii is the one demo this Next Fest that I suggest to everyone. Developed by Moon Loop LLC and published by Firestoke Games; it is a thoughtful, exploration game with puzzle elements. The game will be launching on Xbox game pass upon ...