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Make cats have sex in the name of natural selection in Mew-Genics

This Holmes interview with Mew-Genics' Tommy Refenes at its first public showing explains every reason I badly want this game. Cat animations based on personality sound great. I am already laughing at the mental image of, "d...   more

Make cats have sex in the name of natural selection in Mew-Genics photo

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is exactly what we feared it would be

Have we all seen those images detailing what the original Super Mario Bros. would be like if it were made today? Those were humorous when they first made the rounds. This, however -- a real game called RollerCoaster Tycoon 4...   more

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile is exactly what we feared it would be photo

Goat Simulator devs: Relationship with players is the best investment

Coffee Stain Studios, the developer behind Goat Simulator, has had all sorts of experiences when it comes to downloadable content. It released DLC for Sanctum in tiny chunks, add-ons for Sanctum 2 were bundled with ...   more

Goat Simulator devs: Relationship with players is the best investment photo

Another map, local multiplayer planned for Goat Simulator

Fans have been asking Coffee Stain Studios for Goat Simulator DLC and I can see why: what's there is tremendously funny, goofy stuff but there isn't a ton of it. We're in luck. The studio doesn't want to "charge for new conte...   more

Another map, local multiplayer planned for Goat Simulator photo

Don't Starve's Reign of Giants DLC out on Steam

For those of you who have experienced countless deaths in Don't Starve, countless more await with the addition of the Reign of Giants DLC, which debuted on Steam today. After you download the add-on you can basically toggle i...   more

Don't Starve's Reign of Giants DLC out on Steam photo

Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow

Kalypso Media has nailed down a May 23, 2014 release date for the PC launch of its latest city-builder, Tropico 5, and launched a new website. Go on, El Presidente. Take a look. Next up, it's the Mac and Xbox 360 versions whi...   more

Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo


Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo
Tropico 5 hits PC in May with other versions to follow photo



Micromanage space poop schedules in Cosmonautica

When we think about interstellar travel, our minds often go straight to intense battles with alien warships, exploration of hostile worlds, or cunning diplomacy. We often forget that between all of the action, our heroes sti...   more

Micromanage space poop schedules in Cosmonautica photo

Goat Simulator pulls a Dead Island for its emotional launch trailer

Two seconds. Two seconds into this launch trailer for Goat Simulator and I was already laughing. It's coming to Steam on April 1, 2014 because that's only fitting. To be clear, yes, Goat Simulator is an actual, real game eve...   more

Goat Simulator pulls a Dead Island for its emotional launch trailer photo

Listen to 25 minutes of Goat Simulator music insanity

So when I watched the Goat Simulator trailer I was so focused on the actual gameplay that I glazed over the soundtrack. Thankfully I came across the extended version of the trailer song and I haven't been able to stop replaying it. Yes, I know. I'm not right in the head.   more

Listen to 25 minutes of Goat Simulator music insanity photo

Atari: RollerCoaster Tycoon on PC 'completely different' than mobile game

It's crummy that our gut reaction to a new RollerCoaster Tycoon happening was that of concern instead of sheer joy. After RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile was announced for iOS, we learned that Atari has plans for a "PC experien...   more

Atari: RollerCoaster Tycoon on PC 'completely different' than mobile game photo

Bear Simulator is a game where you live the life of a bear

It's very hard for me to pay attention to all the Kickstarter pitches we get. There's dozens a day that fill up our inbox. You need to have an interesting hook for me to click the link, and developers Farjay Studios have succ...   more

Bear Simulator is a game where you live the life of a bear photo

Sentai studio sim Chroma Squad could be my XCOM replacement

I played a lot of XCOM last year, between running through Enemy Unknown late and Enemy Within. The blend of on the ground, turn-based combat and back home base management simulation hooked me. Chroma Squad is basically that. Except you're directing a Sentai with actors in colorful spandex dancing around lots of explosions and turtle and plant monsters. It's pretty great.   more

Sentai studio sim Chroma Squad could be my XCOM replacement photo

Atari says a new RollerCoaster Tycoon in the works for PC

RollerCoaster Tycoon was announced for iOS this past week. The response was as expected, and our own Jordan Devore in particular was pretty bummed out that it was coming just for mobile devices. Well turn that frown upside do...   more

Atari says a new RollerCoaster Tycoon in the works for PC photo

SimCity can finally be played offline

Update 10 is available today for SimCity, meaning you can finally play the game offline. Without an Internet connection. By yourself. Like every single past Sim City game ever. EA has an FAQ on what you can expect, such as ho...   more

SimCity can finally be played offline photo

Predictable: New RollerCoaster Tycoon announced for iOS

The 60 thumbs up and over 2,300 thumbs down the announcement trailer for RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile has received on YouTube truly says it all. But let's continue anyway: this will be a $2.99 download for iPhone, iPad, and...   more

Predictable: New RollerCoaster Tycoon announced for iOS photo

Giant mecha battle! Japanese Chroma Squad trailer is great

We heard about Chroma Squad last year and it looks great. It's one half Sentai studio management sim, one half tactical, turn-based battler. You buy better actors, special effects, answer fan mail and fight people. I like it...   more

Giant mecha battle! Japanese Chroma Squad trailer is great photo

SimCity's offline mode is in final testing now

Update 10 for SimCity is the one that'll finally, finally add the option to play the game offline and according to Maxis, it's in "final testing. Almost there Mayors." This functionality was previously deemed impossible given...   more

SimCity's offline mode is in final testing now photo

Coffee Stain Studios talks Goat Simulator's origin, release date

Sanctum developer Coffee Stain Studios has written about the birth of Goat Simulator, a hilarious thing that at one point wasn't going to be a real game until enough of us demanded it. We needed this. "After a day or two we ...   more

Coffee Stain Studios talks Goat Simulator's origin, release date photo

Warehouse and Logistics Simulator gets zombie DLC

When I saw that a game called Warehouse and Logistics Simulator had been released, I thought "Yeah, makes sense the way the Simulator franchise has been heading." Really, I've just been holding out for Car Park Attendant Simu...   more

Warehouse and Logistics Simulator gets zombie DLC photo

T-wrecked: Arma 3 getting a dinosaur mod

Arma always seems like the reasonable next step for people who like Battlefield for its tactical or somewhat sim-like elements. Apparently it's the next destination for those who enjoy Battlefield's dinosaur Easter eggs as well, because someone is making a full dinosaur mod for Arma 3. I am excited for it. Dinosaurs should be the next zombie. Throw 'em in everything.   more

T-wrecked: Arma 3 getting a dinosaur mod photo

Hack the planet: Disrupt is up on Steam Greenlight

Despite all of the art and design that goes into creating expansive worlds in an effort to create immersion, few games make the player actually feel like he is doing the things on screen quite like Uplink once did. Certainly...   more

Hack the planet: Disrupt is up on Steam Greenlight photo

Surgeon Simulator for iPad features flailing eyeballs

Bossa Studios has another quick clip from the upcoming mobile version of Surgeon Simulator following that teaser for dental operations. Apparently people have also been asking for eye surgeries, the maniacs. I love me some g...   more

Surgeon Simulator for iPad features flailing eyeballs photo

Week made: Goat Simulator will become a real game

The thing many of us desperately wanted to happen is going to: Coffee Stain Studios has relented and will turn its humorous Goat Simulator concept into a real game. Or was this -- putting the idea out there and seeing if peo...   more

Week made: Goat Simulator will become a real game photo

Dawn of the Plow is a cute little snowplowing game

Dawn of the Plow is an adorable little snowplowing game for PC and mobile. The game sees you as a snowplower, and your goal is to simple clean up snow off the streets. You have to keep your approval rating up, and screwing a...   more

Dawn of the Plow is a cute little snowplowing game photo

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a real game that exists

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is game that actually exists now. It has all the exciting features you'd expect in a car mechanic simulator, from unscrewing screws to using a laptop computer to check the tuning. What the hell di...   more

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a real game that exists photo

Become a dentist in Surgeon Simulator for iPad

I love and hate Surgeon Simulator 2013, but mostly, I love it. Losing is hilarious at first, don't get me wrong. Then that humor begins to fade away as you repeatedly fail to complete the same objective over and over again b...   more

Become a dentist in Surgeon Simulator for iPad photo

You can now mod SimCity but only so far

We've said it plenty of times before but mods for PC games are great. Mod support is something I look for in games but it was no surprise that SimCity didn't allow mods. With the game being online all the time I assumed that ...   more

You can now mod SimCity but only so far photo

Review: X Rebirth

The X series is known for being a little rough out of the gate, so when X Rebirth came out with some major bugs, no one was really surprised. Egosoft has been releasing a lot of patches, but the game is still borderline unpla...   more

Review: X Rebirth photo

Post Master will put you in control of the mail

Excalibur Publishing, the publisher behind popular PC simulation titles such as Euro Truck Simulator and Chemical Spillage Simulation, has revealed yet another management game, Post Master. With a visual design which ca...   more

Post Master will put you in control of the mail photo

Train Simulator creator branching out with new sim games

The company behind Train Simulator, Railsimulator.com, has rebranded itself as Dovetail Games. The name change represents a shift in focus to that of simulation beyond merely trains. CEO Paul Jackson says the team is "still c...   more

Train Simulator creator branching out with new sim games photo

Review: Assassin's Creed: Pirates

When Black Flag was first announced, it never really hit me at how great an open-world pirate game could really be. Since so many past iterations were comfortable with walling off players in mini-sandboxes rather than le...   more

Review: Assassin's Creed: Pirates photo

Space colony sim Maia is now on Steam's Early Access

Typical, you wait an age for a management sim set in space, then two come along at the same time. I literally only bought Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 about 24 hours ago and now up pops Maia. Just like Double Fine's effort, ...   more

Space colony sim Maia is now on Steam's Early Access photo

Review: Zoo Tycoon

Not all simulators are created equal. While some let you dabble into the tiniest microcosmic detail like individual wages of specific levels of society, others are content to let you roam free in a zen garden-like state. The ...   more

Review: Zoo Tycoon photo

Pope-ular: Football Manager 2013 was pirated 10.1M times

Football Manager 2013 -- you can read our review of the 2014 edition here -- was cracked in May of 2013. A flub in the crack allowed series head Miles Jacobson and company to track the IP addresses of all the people that down...   more

Pope-ular: Football Manager 2013 was pirated 10.1M times photo

PC Port Report: State of Decay

Every time I play a new zombie game, I think it'll be the last one I'll ever enjoy. And then, inevitably, I get invested in certain aspects enough to overlook the same old tropes that have given me such a hyperbolic outlook o...   more

PC Port Report: State of Decay photo

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile

Seeing familiar Star Wars characters in this cutesy pixelated style from NimbleBit is enough to cut down any cynicism I might've had going into Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. We've enjoyed the studio's sim games for a while now...   more

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile photo


Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile photo
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile photo
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile photo
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile photo
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile photo
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is out now for mobile photo



SimCity going futuristic in Cities of Tomorrow expansion

SimCity is due to receive its first major content expansion next week with the release of Cities of Tomorrow, which introduces a host of new building types like drone factories and air scrubbers. Check out the latest tr...   more

SimCity going futuristic in Cities of Tomorrow expansion photo

Backgammon Blitz headed to PS4 this winter

When a new console comes out and there's nothing left to play, we sometimes resort to buying games we'd otherwise never get. Thinking back to some of the utter garbage I bought on Xbox Live Arcade in the Xbox 360's first year...   more

Backgammon Blitz headed to PS4 this winter photo

Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires

Gaslamp Games is following up on the success of roguelike Dungeons of Dredmor with a steampunk colony-building sandbox game called Clockwork Empires. Life in the colonies, as you're about to be reminded by this trailer, is u...   more

Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo


Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo
Dungeons of Dredmor team's latest is Clockwork Empires photo



Arma 3 releases first chapter of campaign as free DLC

Arma 3 came out a while ago, but without any single-player campaign. Bohemia Interactive decided to release the campaign after launch as free downloadable content. The first of the three planned campaign DLCs is out now...   more

Arma 3 releases first chapter of campaign as free DLC photo

Probably Archery realistically simulates archery

Sure, William Tell could fire an arrow through an apple sitting on top of his son's head, but could he do it in a videogame? What if his son's head were entirely replaced with an enormous apple? Would that make it easier, co...   more

Probably Archery realistically simulates archery photo

City-builder Banished sets up shop on Steam

On the surface, Banished looks like a rather quaint city-building game. Dig a little deeper, however, and you come to find out it's centered around an exiled group of people who aren't going to survive long without your inte...   more

City-builder Banished sets up shop on Steam photo

Oculus Rift support for Euro Truck Simulator 2 in beta

The killer app for Oculus Rift is finally here, as the inconceivably popular Euro Truck Simulator 2 now features support for the virtual reality headset. As you can see from the lengthy demonstration above, it allows th...   more

Oculus Rift support for Euro Truck Simulator 2 in beta photo

Kerbal Space Program finally gets Career Mode

A substantial update has come out for Kerbal Space Program this week, adding Career Mode for those of us wanting more structure to go with the existing sandbox option. Too much freedom can be overwhelming, especially in a ga...   more

Kerbal Space Program finally gets Career Mode photo

Hey look, SimCity is getting future cities

Are you still playing SimCity?! Anyone? Uhhh, well hey if you somehow still are there's going to be new content launching on November 12 in the form of Cities of Tomorrow. As you can guess by that name, you're going to get buildings that are going to look all future like. Sigh. This game had such potential. Maybe I'll give it another shot when this update is released. Maybe.   more

Hey look, SimCity is getting future cities photo

Spacebase DF-9 is a space-station sim from Double Fine

Double Fine has a space-themed sim game in the works, and its origin can be traced back to the studio's Amnesia Fortnight game jam last year. While the concept of running a space station is still in tact, Spacebase DF-9 has ...   more

Spacebase DF-9 is a space-station sim from Double Fine photo

PULSAR: Lost Colony Kickstarter reaches funding goal

We've previously seen a fan mod that puts players into the shoes of a crew member on an FTL-esque spaceship, but now a different team is using similar ideas to turn into a full-fledged game. PULSAR: Lost Colony looks like eq...   more

PULSAR: Lost Colony Kickstarter reaches funding goal photo

State of Decay hits one million in sales

Undead Labs, developer of State of Decay has announced that they've hit the one million player mark, including Xbox Live and the Steam Early Access program. The first DLC, titled "Breakdown," has been teased, and it's already...   more

State of Decay hits one million in sales photo

SimCity team looking into offline mode

An offline mode for SimCity isn't outside the realm of possibility. Especially not in a world where Blizzard plans to take out its auction houses in Diablo III. (I'm still shocked that's going through.) "Right now we have a t...   more

SimCity team looking into offline mode photo

Cookie Clicker - Now Bloody Playing

People keep talking about Cookie Clicker like it's the most amazing game yet, but don't get it. I don't get it. I don't get it. I don't get it. Click.   more

Cookie Clicker - Now Bloody Playing photo