Simon Parkin


136 games reviewed
80.8 average score
80 median score
64.4% of games recommended
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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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Mar 6, 2021

This simple girl-meets-boy story plays out in a series of abstract dioramas, each one bigger than the next

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Dec 5, 2020

You're a DJ splicing the drums, bass, melody and vocals of your favourite tracks in dizzy new ways in this latest from the makers of Guitar Hero

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Oct 3, 2020

There’s nothing so gauche or straightforward as a Miss Marple denouement reveal, where you discover whether or not your conclusions were correct. In Paradise Killer the truth is more complicated and, counterintuitively, all the more satisfying for it.

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This extraordinary game tests you to the limit – even as it insists that it absolutely does not exist

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Aug 15, 2020

While the game’s style is like a Homeric epic seen through the panel of a comic book, the soundtrack of melancholic twanging guitar complicates the theme to something new and unexpected, a kind of undead western. It’s slickly compelling stuff, if repetitive after a few hours and, invariably, punitive.

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Aug 7, 2020

Unleash your inner warrior and wreak havoc in this deck-building game's series of exhilarating face-offs, now available for Apple devices

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