Dave Lambden


31 games reviewed
75.0 average score
75 median score
77.4% of games recommended
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6.5 / 10.0 - Backbone
Jun 7, 2021

The game feels provocative in its first few hours, but this isn't enough for a solid recommendation outside of die-hard fans of the point-and-click genre.

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7.5 / 10.0 - DiRT 5
Nov 2, 2020

All in all, Dirt 5 is a quality racing game.

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Oct 15, 2020

9 Monkeys of Shaolin shines through its strengths of variety, a surprising amount of combat depth, and the accessibility of quick jump and out gameplay. The package is both complimented and enhanced by its coop multiplayer and intriguing story. While its performance and design oddities are enough to raise an eye brow, we don’t think it’s enough to nix the fun that the game offers. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin comes easy to recommend for fans of the genre and worth a look for anyone who likes some mindless fun.

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9 / 10.0 - Star Renegades
Sep 7, 2020

Simply put, Star Renegades is an indie masterpiece. The depth of its gameplay and tactics make it one of the most creative and rewarding turn based experiences available today. Couple that with captivating visuals and an endearing story and cast of characters make this one that you cannot miss. As one of our most anticipated indie releases from the last two years, Star Renegades was more than worth the wait.

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7 / 10.0 - Relicta
Aug 3, 2020

Relicta's expert use of magnetism, physics, and momentum coupled with its complex design are what make it easy to recommend for fans of the genre.

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8.5 / 10.0 - CARRION
Jul 22, 2020

Carrion is often obscure, uncomfortable, unsettling, and distressing. And this is why we loved it.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Radical Rabbit Stew
Jul 16, 2020

Do you [email protected]#$%^&* hate rabbits? Boy do we have a game for you.

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8 / 10.0 - CrossCode
Jul 3, 2020

Despite some monotonous grinding and areas that can be a bit overburdened with lore, CrossCode (from @RadicalFishGame) should not be missed by those who haven't had the pleasure of experiencing it before.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Liberated
Jun 1, 2020

Even with gameplay that, on occasion, left something to be desired as well as a slightly crowded cast of characters, Liberated comes easy to recommend with sincere hopes for a sequel.

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May 21, 2020

There is no doubt that this is a visually impressive game with a healthy amount of replay value. It’s also easy to pick up and play either alone or with a friend. But the core gameplay gets stale way too quickly and won’t be able to keep your attention for long.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Neversong
May 20, 2020

The game perfectly balances its emotional undertones with excellent pacing, a vastly interesting world, and clever puzzle design.

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8 / 10.0 - A Fold Apart
Apr 17, 2020

Minor technical and control issues aside, A Fold Apart is a game we won't soon forget and comes easy to recommend.

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8 / 10.0 - Iron Danger
Mar 24, 2020

Fans of both action and turn based strategy games should not miss Iron Danger when it releases on Steam on March 25th.

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Dec 10, 2019

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries offers a surprisingly accessible action packed experience with an impressive amount of depth. The managing of resources and expenses creates an intricate and rewarding metagame that expertly complements the intensity of the game's battles. Despite some shortcomings in cumbersome menu design and lacking mission variety, MechWarrior 5 is easy to recommend for both series veterans and newcomers.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Superliminal
Nov 21, 2019

Despite Superliminal‘s sometimes less than comfortable gameplay mechanics, it provides an extremely unique take on the genre. Coupling that with a minimalistic but impactful narrative on how we can chose to live our own lives make it a memorable experience, even if not always that fun as a game.

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Oct 7, 2019

Trine 4’s varied and accessible approach to puzzle solving help it to stand out as a somewhat memorable and amusing experience. A charming world with an endearing cast of characters ensure that this lighthearted adventure remains enjoyable and never too trying. While there are some tedious combat sequences and balancing issues with your three characters, these never get in the way of what Trine 4 has to offer. At a budget price, Trine 4 is as easy to recommend as it is to pick up and play.

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8 / 10.0 - The Sojourn
Sep 19, 2019

For fans of intricate and challenging puzzle games, The Sojourn is a no brainer.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Children of Morta
Sep 2, 2019

Despite some repetition, uneven visuals, and derivative mechanics, Children of Morta is an absolute joy to play from start to finish. A smooth progression system, randomly generated elements, and a ton of different abilities to play with were more than enough for us to look past some of the game’s shortcomings. We highly recommend this one whether you’re a seasoned vet of the dungeon crawler genre, or just looking for a new and charming rouge-like experience.

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8 / 10.0 - Blazing Chrome
Jul 11, 2019

Boasting challenging run and gun gameplay, an impressive amount of replayability, and an unmatched level of nostalgia, Blazing Chrome is a must have.

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6 / 10.0 - Katana Zero
Apr 18, 2019

Katana ZERO is a game that has a lot going for it. The visual style, music, branching dialogue options, and unique time bending abilities certainly separate it from the crowded pack of 2D side scrolling indie action games. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to save it from repetitive and aggravating game play.

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