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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

I'm happy a game like Shelter 2 can exist

Badgers were cute in Shelter, but I prefer the lynxes of Shelter 2 -- still adorable and higher up on the food chain. This is a survival game in which you begin as a pregnant lynx, a first for the medium, I'm sure. You'll ma...   more

I'm happy a game like Shelter 2 can exist photo

Treat for Sony fans: PlayStation gets temporary Costume Quest 2 exclusivity

This ain't no trick -- things are lookin' pretty sweet for PlayStation owners that want to do battle with some Grubbins just in time for Halloween. Sony's announced that it has a temporary console exclusive for Costume ...   more

Treat for Sony fans: PlayStation gets temporary Costume Quest 2 exclusivity photo

The Witcher 3 intro cinematic: Yep, still want this

Eye-boring crow! Eye-boring crow!  Gameplay, of course.   more

The Witcher 3 intro cinematic: Yep, still want this photo

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 still needs some work

We've talked before which games use Steam Early Access best. Titles like Prison Architect and Sunless Sea are two that come to mind for me; these are games that have a perfectly playable and enjoyable core game that has been ...   more

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 still needs some work photo

Leave 'em Laughing attempts to make a game out of comedy

Comedy ain't easy, especially in this medium, so a title that tries to game-ify creating a stand-up comedy routine sound a tad ambitious. Leave 'em Laughing from Australian developer Oscar Brittain is a mashup of adventure g...   more

Leave 'em Laughing attempts to make a game out of comedy photo

Tales of Cosmos is a point-and-click starring a space corgi

Sure, there is also a chimpanzee named Professor Gagayev, but we all know that Perseus the Dog is the star here. He's got valor! He reminds me of Missile from Ghost Trick, except I'm pretty sure Perseus is a corgi rather tha...   more

Tales of Cosmos is a point-and-click starring a space corgi photo

Review: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's weighty novel Crime and Punishment, the central character robs and murders a loan shark and pawn broker but justifies the act in his own mind because he will use the money for good. Doestoyevsky's anti...   more

Review: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments photo

They're making a Myst TV show

Myst, basically the only PC game I played until Portal, is continuing on. It's not just developer Cyan's recently Kickstarted adventure game Obduction. Legendary is working on a television adaptation of the game, according to...   more

They're making a Myst TV show photo

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Perhaps the biggest surprise about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is that the developers behind the game were members of People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Bulletstorm; the idea that some of the people who came up with...   more

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter photo

The first part of Dreamfall Chapters arrives on October 21

We've known for a while that the upcoming Dreamfall game from Red Thread would be split into five chapters but now we have word that the first one, entitled Reborn, will arrive on October 21. I'm hoping that the studio will ...   more

The first part of Dreamfall Chapters arrives on October 21 photo

Vane looks like it belongs next to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus

Hearing that Friend & Foe was made up of some former The Last Guardian developers got me to take a look at Vane, but I stayed for the .gifs and never wanted to leave -- they're mesmerizing! Here's some Tokyo Game Show f...   more

Vane looks like it belongs next to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus photo

Kentucky Route Zero is half off (and you should buy it)

Kentucky Route Zero fought hard in a number of categories in our 2013 game of the year awards despite only the first two of five episodes having been released. It is very good. Even if Act IV isn't out yet. You can get the season pass (Acts I-III now, IV and V whenever they come out) on Steam for $12.50 at the moment, half of the usual $25 asking price. Well worth it.    more

Kentucky Route Zero is half off (and you should buy it) photo

Console owners should keep an eye on Nova-111

Funktronic Labs' cool turn-based/real-time hybrid adventure game Nova-111 was originally slated for PC/Mac/Linux first, followed by consoles at a later date, but that's no longer the case. The studio is partnering with Curve ...   more

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Bad dog! Outpost 13 basically lets you play as The Thing

This is why you name a dog Fluffy or Fido or Spot. When you go and give it a name like Fenrir, after a mythological wolf monster, it gets taken over by an alien being and wants nothing more than to devour your flesh and bone...   more

Bad dog! Outpost 13 basically lets you play as The Thing photo

I've discovered a new go-to game for relaxing

I play videogames for many reasons. Sometimes, I play for the story -- the chance to visit new worlds and live out someone else's life. Other times, it's the sense of competition I find most alluring, or the chance to master ...   more

I've discovered a new go-to game for relaxing photo

Titan Souls is my PAX Prime 2014 game of show

Confession time: I'm pretty out of the loop when it comes to the indie game scene. I love me some Nidhogg, Samurai Gunn, and Crawl, but it's not uncommon for me to have only heard about these games just before release or late...   more

Titan Souls is my PAX Prime 2014 game of show photo

Paradigm is a point-'n'-click game starring sloths and mutants

While adventure games are doing as well as ever, there's still not too many that hark back to the classic era games like Day of the Tentacle. They used to be really weird! Jacob Janerka's Paradigm seems to emulate that style...   more

Paradigm is a point-'n'-click game starring sloths and mutants photo

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 hits Steam Early Access today

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is hitting Steam Early Access today. The sequel to the 2009 point-and-click adventure game was successfully funded via Kickstarter and looks just as charming as the original. I'm a huge fan of...   more

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 hits Steam Early Access today  photo

X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom

The idea of replicating human consciousness within a computer program has fascinated me since I was first introduced to the concept. Living on, existing only in cyberspace without the need for a meat body seems lik...   more

X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom photo


X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom photo
X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom photo
X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom photo
X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom photo
X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom photo
X-ray hands and digital immortality in Soul Axiom photo