PopMuse: Computer Games http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ExpressVPN Review https://www.ign.com/articles/expressvpn-review-2 https://www.ign.com/articles/expressvpn-review-2 Fri, 29 May 2020 22:10:04 UTC John Patrick Pullen at IGN PC Reviews ExpressVPN protects with one click, but is it enough to keep all your data covered? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Those Who Remain Review https://www.ign.com/articles/those-who-remain-review https://www.ign.com/articles/those-who-remain-review Thu, 28 May 2020 13:00:59 UTC Tristan Ogilvie at IGN PC Reviews This psychological horror game features jump scares with a few too many jagged edges. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Those Who Remain https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/those-who-remain https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/those-who-remain Thu, 28 May 2020 07:00:00 UTC Latest PC Game Metascores on Metacritic As the lights go out, the embers of darkness are stoked in the sleepy town of Dormont. Confront uncomfortable horrors, keep your sanity in check and survive the night in this story-driven first-person psychological-thriller.Publisher: Camel 101Release Date: May 28, 2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Review https://www.ign.com/articles/mortal-kombat-11-aftermath-review https://www.ign.com/articles/mortal-kombat-11-aftermath-review Thu, 28 May 2020 00:08:51 UTC Mitchell Saltzman at IGN PC Reviews Your Soul is Mine! http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Crucible Review https://www.ign.com/articles/crucible-review https://www.ign.com/articles/crucible-review Wed, 27 May 2020 22:14:40 UTC Kyle Campbell at IGN PC Reviews Combat in Amazon's sluggish team-based shooter doesn't reward teamwork and its pace is unbearably slow. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ IDrive Cloud Backup Review https://www.ign.com/articles/idrive-cloud-backup-2020-review https://www.ign.com/articles/idrive-cloud-backup-2020-review Tue, 26 May 2020 23:04:12 UTC Whitson Gordon at IGN PC Reviews IDrive cloud backup has a few quirks, but it offers great value for the price. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Minecraft Dungeons https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/minecraft-dungeons https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/minecraft-dungeons Tue, 26 May 2020 15:10:45 UTC Latest PC Game Metascores on Metacritic What exactly is Minecraft: Dungeons? It's an all-new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where you'll constantly discover new weapons and items that will help you defeat a ruthless swarm of new-and-nasty mobs. You'll fight or flee through canyons, swamps and of course mines. You can brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends. Up to four players can battle together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil Arch-Illager.Publisher: Mojang ABRelease Date: May 26, 2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Minecraft Dungeons review – hours of fun for locked-down families https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/may/26/minecraft-dungeons-review-hours-of-fun-for-locked-down-families https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/may/26/minecraft-dungeons-review-hours-of-fun-for-locked-down-families Tue, 26 May 2020 12:05:39 UTC Keith Stuart at PC | The Guardian Mojang Studios; Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One (version tested)This retro-tinged hack-and-slash spinoff has plenty of Mojang character and humour – not to mention baby zombies and charming references to the original MinecraftWhen the idea to make a Minecraft spinoff was first batted around at Mojang Studios, a dungeon crawler game must have been one of the first suggestions. From Gauntlet to Diablo, this genre has always featured dank subterranean lairs, treasure chests and warrior skeletons – all beloved Minecraft components. The signature blocky visuals also work well, ensuring that Minecraft Dungeons will look familiar to fans as they hurtle through dioramas of hack-and-slash fun that rearrange themselves each time you play.The plot is paper thin: a vengeful loner discovers a treasure that turns him into a powerful mage and duly begins a reign of terror over the Minecraft kingdom. The game can be played alone, but it is most enjoyable to play its co-op mode, which can be enjoyed on a console or online. In this mode players work together to bring down waves of skeletons, slime monsters, and giant spiders, reviving fallen allies as they go. With four players taking part, each equipped with magical weapons, the screen is soon awash with arrows, explosions, lightning bolts and freeze rays in a confusing but exciting light show. As Gauntlet veterans will recall, it’s the hidden rhythms of this genre that are really delightful; the anticipation of the next wave of enemies, the anarchy of battle, then the delicious gluttony of loot collection. Related: Minecraft at 10: a decade of building things and changing lives Minecraft Dungeons is out now; �16.74, or included with Xbox Game Pass. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Transcendentally boring': the joy of job simulation games https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/may/25/job-simulation-games-farming-trucking-bus-driving https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/may/25/job-simulation-games-farming-trucking-bus-driving Mon, 25 May 2020 07:00:44 UTC Keith Stuart at PC | The Guardian From farming to trucking to bus driving, why do millions play games that replicate regular jobs in forensic detail?There is no escape for me this time. The rear axle of my pick-up truck is wedged on a boulder protruding from the mud in the middle of a deserted backwater road in Michigan. I’ve tried to attach a winch to a nearby tree to pull myself out, but it’s not working. I will have to abandon the vehicle, fit up another and try again. This load of timber is not going to deliver itself.I am playing Snowrunner, the latest in a series of painstakingly authentic offroad delivery simulator games in which players have to haul goods through a variety of unforgiving landscapes at speeds that would shame a garden snail. Before each trip you have to select exactly the right vehicle for the job, fit the correct tyres and work out your likely fuel consumption to the nearest millilitre. On the frozen roads of northern Alaska, there is no room for shoddy planning.In an unpredictable world, it is calming to open the doors of a bus at the right time, to give the correct change Related: Meet the real-life farmers who play Farming Simulator Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Wildfire https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/wildfire https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/wildfire Mon, 25 May 2020 07:00:00 UTC Latest PC Game Metascores on Metacritic Master the elements in this stealth game where everything burns. Start fires, freeze water, and move earth itself to outsmart superstitious enemies who fear your power. Rescue captive villagers and reclaim your home by turning the environment against the army sent to hunt you down.Publisher: Sneaky BastardsRelease Date: May 25, 2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/