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Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror

More fun times from Double Fine's Devs Play series. This episode, if you've seen the exceptional Lion King and Doom videos already, is centered on the studio's own baby, Psychonauts. Double Fine founder Tim Schafer and co. f...   more

Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror photo

Silence is coming to PS4...an adventure game, not the lack of sound

Adventure game developer Daedalic's latest effort is getting all gussied up and 3D looking. Silence: The Whispered World 2, sequel to 2010's The Whispered World is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux early 2015 and was re...   more

Silence is coming to PS4...an adventure game, not the lack of sound photo

Give me Shelter (and all its cute animals, too)

Shelter 2 is putting you higher up on its gorgeous food chain. The first game had you playing as a badger and it seems like no one wants to be a badger. So for the sequel you are a lynx, just trying to raise your family--something we can all relate to.  Oh, and it's out in February. Hooray.    more

Give me Shelter (and all its cute animals, too) photo

The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire

You ever wonder what it's like to be a character in a videogame? Most people would think of something pleasant like Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, not someone from Resident Evil or Silent Hill. But what would it be like to be i...   more

The Magic Circle tackles game development with clever satire photo

Witcher 3 may have 'Insanity' mode, deletes your save upon death

I've always been fascinated with permadeath options in games. Witcher 3 might have a doozy. Witcher 3 senior game designer Damien Monnier and level designer Miles Tost recently streamed the game on Twitch and hosted...   more

Witcher 3 may have 'Insanity' mode, deletes your save upon death photo

Scythe of relief: Grim Fandango's great, celebrate with a trailer

Día de Muertos typically comes around at the end of October, but it's a semi-annual event in 2015. That's because adventure classic Grim Fandango releases today, ensuring that you'll pay your respects to both the...   more

Scythe of relief: Grim Fandango's great, celebrate with a trailer photo

Life is Strange episodes will release every six weeks

Life is Strange comes out this week (January 30) on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC ($5 per episode, $20 for a season pass). Recent episodic adventure games have seen unclear stretches of empty time ...   more

Life is Strange episodes will release every six weeks photo

Review: Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango didn't need a remaster as much as it needed a re-release. Many, myself included, have found it difficult to track down a copy to play. We've had an entire digital catalog--GOG.com--devoted to getting good, old g...   more

Review: Grim Fandango photo

Point-and-click shoot 'em up Starr Mazer now on Kickstarter

A couple days ago Steven told us that Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae would be contributing to Starr Mazer, and that she would not be alone in that endeavor. Indeed, the huge list of composers on the Starr Mazer Kickstarte...   more

Point-and-click shoot 'em up Starr Mazer now on Kickstarter photo

Trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 2 threatens open war

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series kicked off in December with Episode One: Iron from Ice. In preparation for the release of Episode Two: The Lost Lords, Telltale released the preview trailer seen above. The first half ...   more

Trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones Episode 2 threatens open war photo

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recap explains what the hell a witcher is

With the May 19 release date, everything's sort of filler from here on out for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, be it eye-boring crows or a straight half hour of gameplay. This animated video offers a bit of background on magi...   more

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recap explains what the hell a witcher is photo

Grim Fandango Remastered will be $15

Grim Fandango Remastered is available for pre-order on a few digital storefronts ahead of its January 27 release. With that comes pricing, hitherto unknown. The remaster of the classic adventure game will be $15. You ca...   more

Grim Fandango Remastered will be $15 photo

Telltale is working on an original property and unannounced partnerships

In sharing that Telltale Games president and co-founder Kevin Bruner will become the new CEO while Dan Connors shifts to an advisory role, the company hinted at what's in store for us: lots of games, including one not based o...   more

Telltale is working on an original property and unannounced partnerships photo

Clam chowder: The moment I fell in love with D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

Keep an eye on David Young (the guy who doesn't look like Philip Seymour Hoffman). He's the time-traveling protagonist of D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, an Xbox One adventure game from Deadly Premonition director Swery, and oh m...   more

Clam chowder: The moment I fell in love with D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die photo

Publishers wanted to change Life is Strange leads into men

In the first developer diary for the upcoming Life is Strange, Dontnod (Remember Me) creative director Jean-Maxime Moris explained how difficult it was shopping the game to publishers, most of whom urged the company to turns...   more

Publishers wanted to change Life is Strange leads into men photo

First screens of Tales of Tales' Sunset look groovy

When we last talked about Sunset, it was just beginning its Kickstarter campaign and its fate was unclear. It ended up gathering more than twice its base goal, and developer Tales of Tales started work on it, releasing a tea...   more

First screens of Tales of Tales' Sunset look groovy photo

Broken Age to get retail release in Spring 2015

Today, Double Fine and Nordic Games announced a retail version of Broken Age, the Tim Schafer-led adventure game funded through Kickstarter. The boxed copy will launch alongside Broken Age: Act 2 in Spring 2015 for PC, Mac, a...   more

Broken Age to get retail release in Spring 2015 photo

Mike and Will deliver some medieval haircuts in Game of Thrones

As Ol' Westwater and I continued our dangerous journey through Westeros, we came across a Barbershop Emergency™ in progress. Now, we couldn't just pass by and leave that poor man with that haircut, so we thought it'd b...   more

Mike and Will deliver some medieval haircuts in Game of Thrones photo

Outcast returns with an enhanced release on Steam and GOG.com

Earlier this year, Fresh3D tried and failed to fund a high-definition remake of the 1999 action-adventure title Outcast on Kickstarter. Fans showed their support, but there simply weren't enough of them. The company is back w...   more

Outcast returns with an enhanced release on Steam and GOG.com photo

Life is Strange releases its pent up teenage angst next month

The introductory episode of Dontnod's Life is Strange is scheduled to bend time and break the rules on January 30. The indie-tinged five-part adventure game about all the mixed emotions of being a teen is coming to PC, ...   more

Life is Strange releases its pent up teenage angst next month photo

Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access

Underwater games. I need more underwater games. Natural Selection 2 maker Unknown Worlds is doing its part with Subnautica, an open-ended exploration title that's been in development for around a year. It's now playable throu...   more

Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access photo


Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access photo
Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access photo
Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access photo
Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access photo
Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access photo
Natural Selection 2 creator's underwater adventure Subnautica hits Steam Early Access photo



Crossing Souls Kickstarter down to the wire, may come to PS4 and Vita

From the first time I saw footage of Fourattic's nostalgia-bomb of an adventure game Crossing Souls on Kickstarter, I knew something special was going on. Apparently, so did Devolver Digital, as the publisher ...   more

Crossing Souls Kickstarter down to the wire, may come to PS4 and Vita photo

Broken Age coming to PS4, Vita alongside Act 2 PC release

Rounding out the trend of Double Fine games coming to Sony's consoles just short of Massive Chalice, which you should all be playing, is Broken Age. It began as the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter that exploded, the first ...   more

Broken Age coming to PS4, Vita alongside Act 2 PC release photo

Remastered Grim Fandango looks great, out next month

I know a skeleton of people are waiting to play this, what with it being a chore to track down a playable copy of the classic adventure game. And now we get an even more playable, modernized version with nicer textures and s...   more

Remastered Grim Fandango looks great, out next month photo

Bonus mission for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ties into Tales

[Update]: In an email to Destructoid, 2K has confirmed that the Handsome AI bonus mission will be included for free as part of the update adding Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, not part of the Holodome Onslaught DLC pack that ret...   more

Bonus mission for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ties into Tales photo

Sierra and Odd Gentlemen show off new King's Quest at The Game Awards

At the Game Awards tonight, the founders of Sierra Ken and Roberta Williams were honored with the Industry Icon Award for their work in the early days of videogame development. After Ken demonstrated his inability to adjust ...   more

Sierra and Odd Gentlemen show off new King's Quest at The Game Awards photo

Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality

Adam Orth is a recognizable figure in the videogame industry, but not necessarily for the reasons he should be. He played a creative role in several renowned triple-A titles -- God of War, Medal of Honor, and Twisted Met...   more

Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality photo


Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality photo
Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality photo
Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality photo
Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality photo
Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality photo
Adr1ft is a stunning VR space exploration, and it came from a 'f*ck it' mentality photo



Love You to Bits is a sci-fi spiritual successor to Tiny Thief

Oh, this is cute. Some of the people behind the acclaimed mobile point-and-click adventure Tiny Thief are back with a "spiritual successor" about a human explorer scouring the universe for his robot girlfriend. It's called L...   more

Love You to Bits is a sci-fi spiritual successor to Tiny Thief photo

Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots

Another Telltale game, another set of screenshots. I'm still ambivalent about the oil paint aesthetic used in Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series. Some shots look fantastic, and others are blurry messes with weird kaleido...   more

Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots photo


Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots photo
Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots photo
Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots photo
Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots photo
Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots photo
Here are nearly 80 Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice screenshots photo



Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: Iron From Ice

The War of the Five Kings might be one of the bleakest collections of events in A Song of Ice and Fire, the series on which HBO's and Telltale's Game of Thrones is based. The entire continent of Westeros is at war, heroe...   more

Review: Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series: Iron From Ice photo

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series out tomorrow, watch the trailer

We first heard that Telltale would be working on a Game of Thrones adventure game almost a year ago at VGX, and now the wait to see how it turned out is almost over. This launch trailer shows a bit more than the teaser we sa...   more

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series out tomorrow, watch the trailer photo

This Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is disappointing

The first Ace Chemicals Infiltration video for Batman: Arkham Knight rekindled my excitement and, looking over your comments, I was far from alone in that regard. But this? Come on now. It's almost entirely scripted footage ...   more

This Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is disappointing photo

SSX, Worms Battlegrounds free with Xbox Live Gold in December

November is almost over, which means more free-with-Xbox-Live-Gold games to look at and hopefully remember to download once they're actually available. Throughout December, Xbox One users with a paid subscription can nab Worm...   more

SSX, Worms Battlegrounds free with Xbox Live Gold in December photo

Solve your own murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

You have been murdered, and you are now a ghost. It is up to you to solve the mystery of your own death. No, not like that. No, not like that either. Okay actually, it is sort of like Ghost Trick. It looks like the spirit in...   more

Solve your own murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea photo

Catch a jaunty tune (and an elbow to the grill) in this Tales from the Borderlands trailer

Telltale titles and Borderlands are almost polar opposites. One has you constantly making tough, game-altering decisions. The other only asks that you decide between shooting everything and dying. (Hint: you defini...   more

Catch a jaunty tune (and an elbow to the grill) in this Tales from the Borderlands trailer photo

Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots

I take lots of screenshots. It's just something I do. The signature cel-shaded art style of the Borderlands series lends itself to grabbing sharp, colorful screens of crazy weapons, breathtaking vistas, and intense cutsc...   more

Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots photo


Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots photo
Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots photo
Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots photo
Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots photo
Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots photo
Here are more than 100 Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum screenshots photo



Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

[Disclosure: Anthony Burch, who consulted on the story for Tales from the Borderlands, was previously employed at Destructoid. As always, no relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the review.] When Tales ...   more

Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum photo

Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal

It's happening: the creators of Maniac Mansion are making another 2D point-and-click adventure together. Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick launched a Kickstarter for Thimbleweed Park just last week and with more than $375,000 rais...   more

Maniac Mansion spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park meets Kickstarter goal photo

Want to see new footage of Batman: Arkham Knight?

After news of the delay back in September, the folks at WB Games and Rocksteady have kept all things Batman: Arkham Knight close to the vest. Thankfully, they figured we could use another appetizer after their showing at E3, ...   more

Want to see new footage of Batman: Arkham Knight? photo

Tales from the Borderlands behind the scenes video vaguely answers a question about Handsome Jack

Back when Tales from the Borderlands was first announced at last year's VGX, one of the questions that came up was, "Wait, why is Handsome Jack in the trailer if this occurs after the events of Borderlands 2? Shouldn't he be...   more

Tales from the Borderlands behind the scenes video vaguely answers a question about Handsome Jack photo

Marvelous-looking metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest pushed to 2015

Delays aren't usually all that interesting as a topic of discussion, but in the case of Ori and the Blind Forest, a revised release date is an excuse to further cement its name in your mind. Ori is a tough platform adventure ...   more

Marvelous-looking metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest pushed to 2015 photo

First look at Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series

Every time Telltale's Game of Thrones comes up, the prevailing comments are always the same: "When will we see what it looks like?" The answer to that question is "now," and the answer to the followup question is, "eh, it lo...   more

First look at Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series photo

First video lands from Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands

Maybe Activision's new Tony Hawk game should be called Boarder Lands. A little bit of piggybacking, like when they named the newest Call of Duty after the Nintendo handheld classic Advanced Wars.  Taking a break fr...   more

First video lands from Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands photo

Telltale's Game of Thrones is all about the trees, man

Telltale's outlined the plot for the SIX episodes of its take on Game of Thrones, and wow, it sounds like the best lumberjack simulator in years. There are a whole bunch of trees (motherf*cking IRONTREES), and you have to dec...   more

Telltale's Game of Thrones is all about the trees, man photo

Telltale's Game of Thrones will be six episodes, coming soon

Six episodes? Six? What the hell is this?! We've known for a while that Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us) was making a game based on the hit Lord of the Rings spin off Game of Thrones (pictur...   more

Telltale's Game of Thrones will be six episodes, coming soon photo

Witcher FreeLC: Wild Hunt has 16 free pieces of DLC

I am so stoked for The Witcher 3. Eye-boring crow!  Following up on last year's announcement that Wild Hunt's DLC would be free on PC, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that it will feature 16 pieces of DLC, all given out for...   more

Witcher FreeLC: Wild Hunt has 16 free pieces of DLC photo

GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds

I don't know when I'll be in a state of mind to play another "sandbox survival experience," but I do like the look of GRAV and its vibrant alien worlds. The dancing is a nice touch, too. This is a PC game in development at B...   more

GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds photo


GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds photo
GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds photo
GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds photo
GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds photo
GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds photo
GRAV is a survival sandbox set on alien worlds photo



Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which Alasdair quite liked in his review, has sold 60,000 units in its first month. Not a lot compared to usual sales stories that make headlines, like, "Rust sells a million in its first month...   more

Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home photo

Costume Quest 2 knocks on Xbox's door today

As it turns out, the duration of that Costume Quest 2 timed-exclusive on PlayStation wasn't all that long. Like, one day. But, that's okay because it means that everyone will have it in time for Halloween. That's s...   more

Costume Quest 2 knocks on Xbox's door today photo

Review: Dreamfall Chapters Book One

It wasn't surprising to hear that the long-awaited Dreamfall Chapters would be split into separate episodes -- it's in the name, really. Episodic adventure games are well established now, so in my mind, separating a new Dream...   more

Review: Dreamfall Chapters Book One photo