Simon Parkin


142 games reviewed
81.5 average score
80 median score
65.9% of games recommended
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Dec 3, 2022

Plants can cure or kill in this atmospheric puzzle game.

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A treasure inspires murder, and your job as detective is to piece together the crime in this addictive 18th-century whodunnit

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Recommended - Saturnalia
Oct 27, 2022

A pretty Sardinian village merges with all kinds of hellish influence in this nightmarish, claustrophic horror from arthouse developer Santa Ragione.

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Oct 8, 2022

This award-winning single-person adventure, set in a run-down refinery town, is full of compelling mysteries

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Jul 2, 2022

Timing is all as you wake from the dead and race towards a heavenly finish line, slaying demons en route, in this chaotic yet ingenious anime-inspired game

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Jun 5, 2022

Your job is to manage a digital influencing agency with commercial and political clients – and ethical challenges

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May 6, 2022

Presenting a series of impossible choices, this darkly comedic game stretches the player's moral scaffolding to its limits

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Apr 9, 2022

An Olympic swimmer explores the roots of her compulsion to succeed in this dreamlike 'interactive poem'

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Mar 12, 2022

With sumptuous attention to detail, the series' 25th anniversary edition is its most reverent and irresistible yet.

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Feb 23, 2022

This is a massive world, astonishingly rendered and seemingly limitless in its creative diversity

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Jan 8, 2022

The quick, free online word-guessing game designed as a present for one is proving a daily gift for all.

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Dec 11, 2021

Soar across alien vistas powered only by kinetic energy in this interplanetary search for the mysterious, life-giving monolith

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Nov 6, 2021

You play a girl on the cusp of adulthood, trying out different vocations, in this exquisitely rendered 'open world' journey

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Oct 2, 2021

You play a young guitarist exploring your prog-rock ambitions to the full in this richly enjoyable psychedelic journey

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This expansion of last year's hit offers a wider range of missions and side quests to its samurai warfare

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Jul 31, 2021

As a single-celled animal, your options are limited – and yet this gem of a game is a masterclass in minimalism.

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Jul 3, 2021

A compelling mission to locate and photograph a series of images in a Māori-influenced world under occupation

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Jun 5, 2021

There's sublime fun in jet-cleaning a town, and a dodgeball-themed knockout contest has one eye on the Olympics

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May 1, 2021

Part town-planning exercise, part board game, this thoughtful debut gives plenty of scope for strategy and idealism

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Apr 3, 2021

The big bang meets the whodunnit in this dazzlingly inventive point-and-click adventure spanning time and space

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