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Shadow Tactics on consoles is a nice surprise

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is perhaps the coolest stealth game I'm not currently playing. It's a real-time tactical game set during Japan's Edo period in which you manage a five-person team, figuring out when and where to best mak...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Tropico 5

City and civilization games on consoles are a rare thing. I'm not exactly sure why that is, but my guess would be that traditionally, these games only enjoy their moderate success on PC. Whether it be the limitations of consoles themselves ...

 
 
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Tropico 5 is like crack for your PS4

I'm a sucker for city-building and Civ-like games. Since the very early days of SimCity and SimTower, I've poured countless hours into building my virtual communities and empires. With Tropico 5 now ported over to the PlayStation 4, that si...

 
 
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Dungeons II takes a humorous approach to being the bad guy

Being the bad guy has its perks. With an entire force of orcs, goblins, and other nasty creatures at your bidding, more gold you can count, and a near infinite supply of dark magic at your disposal -- it seems like you've got things pretty ...

 
 
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Crookz brings 1970s style and swagger to heist gameplay

What happened to the style and cleverness that came from heist thrillers? I remember watching films like Ocean's Eleven and Thief, that had little to no action or shooting. But now, these high-pressure and tense moments just seem like over ...

 
 
 
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Tropico 5 can't be released in Thailand, deemed inappropriate

The last two installments of the humorous Tropico simulation series made it to Thailand but this year's game, Tropico 5, will not see release in the country -- it's been banned. Following a coup in May, Thailand's government is currently un...

 
 
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Destroy cities and friendships in Tropico 5's multiplayer

One of the bigger selling points of Tropico 5 is its multiplayer and while I'm sure your imaginations are perfectly capable of visualizing what that might look like, here's a trailer all the same. There's support for up to four players in ...

 
 
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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 which are set to a...

 
 
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Tropico 5 is also coming to PlayStation 4 this year

Joining the previously-announced Windows, Mac, Linux, and Xbox 360 releases of Haemimont Studios' Tropico 5 is a PlayStation 4 version of the simulation game. Kalypso still won't give us a release date, but the publisher did say the PS4 por...

 
 
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Tropico 5 is aiming for world domination in 2014

Kalypso Media has just announced the existence of Tropico 5, a follow-up to the insanely successful simulation series. Penultimo the Presidente will return, as he embarks upon yet another authoritarian term on the island of Tropico. The se...

 
 
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DARK trailer showcases confusion and blood drinkies

Here's a new trailer for DARK, a vampiric stealth game that you may or may not have heard about. Protagonist Eric Bane can sneak about and use his magic powers to confuse or brutalize his enemies. You can see him doing just that in a new t...

 
 
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GDC trailer for vampire stealth game Dark has a dull bite

Talk about getting on the vampire hype train too late. I forgot Dark even existed, but it's coming out this summer. I think this trailer has enough oomph to keep the game in my mind for at least the duration of this post (hopefully), but ot...

 
 
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Omerta: City of Gangsters 360 demo now live

If you're curious about Omerta: City of Gangsters on the Xbox 360, a demo is now live. The game itself is basically a bare-bones simulation similar to the Tropico series mixed with portions of gameplay similar to XCOM. There's also an updat...

 
 
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Mix Deus Ex, Hitman with vampires and you get Dark

We may not get a sequel to cult-classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, but upcoming PC/Xbox 360 title Dark may fill that niche. Dark is a third-person stealth-action game in which the player takes on the role of Eric Bane, a n...

 
 
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Be your own Don in Omerta - City of Gangsters

Organised crime sim Omerta - City of Gangsters is giving you the chance to be the Don of Atlantic City, complete with your own crew of gangsters and on-the-nose nicknames. I like the look of this character creator, specifically the option ...

 
 
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An offer you can't refuse: Omerta: City of Gangsters demo

What a better way to start the weekend with than with some good old-fashioned 1920's gangster thumb-breaking! Only a week away from its release, Kalypso has decided to share a slice of its version of Atlantic City with a PC demo for Omerta:...

 
 
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New distribution deal for Atlus and Kalypso Media

Atlus and Kalypso Media have announced a distribution deal that will have Tropico 4 Gold, Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants, Omerta - City of Gangsters and DARK coming to consoles and Windows PC in North Americ...

 
 
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Review: Tropico 4: Modern Times

After Haemimont rejuvenated the Tropico series with Tropico 3 and its Absolute Power expansion, Tropico 4 ended up being another great city builder, if not a huge leap forward for the series. While the changes to gameplay and UI streamlinin...

 
 
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Review: Jagged Alliance: Back in Action

Ask any old-school PC gamer about his favorite tactical games, and more often than not you'll find a Jagged Alliance title near the top of the list. It's a name held in nearly as high regard as X-COM or Syndicate, and for good reason. ...

 
 
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Tropico 4 expansion blasts off on Xbox 360 & PC in March

Ola El Presidente! There is more Tropico 4 goodness on the way, as Kalypso has announced an expansion to the popular banana republic sim: Modern Times. The new expansion will focus on taking your economy to the 21st century of global finan...

 
 
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Live show: Mash Tactics dictates in Tropico 4

Today, Mash Tactics is taking up the reigns of government in Tropico 4. This society simulator tasks the player with managing the resources and infrastructure of an entire nation. Do Carnage and Wesley have what it takes to create and lead ...

 
 




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