Recommended games in Simulation
Out Now: Cosmonautica, Quirky Space Sim from Chasing Carrots
It’s been described as The Sims meets Elite — this odd little gem is out now on iOS and Android.
Start by boarding a washed-up space cruiser and fulfill your destiny as an aspiring captain on the hunt for fame and fortune. Cosmonautica combines elements of space trading and crew simulation to create a unique experience. Only if you take good care of your crew you will be able to succeed.
Do you have what it takes to become the best trader, smuggler, pirate or even space taxi? It’s your choice!
Posted July 31, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: This War of Mine from 11 Bit Studios
One of my most anticipated games, This War of Mine is out now for iPad and Android tablets. It’s a very emotional game, be warned.
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
Posted July 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Goat Simulator - Goatz (the most fun you will have this week)
What if you took a Goat Simulator and crossed it with The Walking Dead? You’d end up with Goat Simulator – Goatz.
If you have an appreciation for mindless fun and outlandish humor, you are going to like this game. And if you also liked Goat Simulator, you are going to love this game. Grab it, relax, and have a good time. (and turn up the volume)
Posted May 6, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: MLB Perfect Inning 15
Celebrate Major League Baseball’s new season and throw your first pitch with MLB Perfect Inning 15! Warm up in the spring season with enhanced gameplay, improved graphics, and all new game modes. Play with all the players of MLB! It’s a whole new ball game. Bring the heat!
Worth downloading if for no other reason than Madison Bumgarner of the World Champion San Francisco Giants is on the icon. Way better than that weirdo that was on there for MLB Perfect Inning 14.
Posted April 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out There is something special.
Out There is a game about resource management. You start with a ship equipped with a handful of tools, plus a small stockpile of fuel, oxygen, and hull metal. As you hop from system to system, you can probe and drill planets to collect more resources.
If you’ve seen Gravity, Alien, Apollo 13, or any other movie set in space, then you know that a lot can go wrong. In that airless, uninhabitable environment, humans rely on tools to keep them alive. In Out There, you play as an astronaut who’s alone on a ship, far from home, and wants to get back safely. To put it bluntly, a lot goes wrong. (more…)
Posted March 6, 2014 by Chris Reed
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review
It’s a testament to the rapid rise of mobile gaming that last decade’s console blockbusters can now run entirely on your smartphone or tablet computer. In 2004, there was no bigger game than Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, an open-world crime saga that propelled a young gangster around a satirical replica of California. While the mobile platform has its unique limitations, San Andreas is still a masterpiece of modern gaming.
GTA: SA tells the story of Carl “CJ” Johnson, a member of the Grove Street gang who returns to San Andreas after the murder of his mother. He quickly falls into the local gang wars, pulling drive-bys on rival gangs and reclaiming turf for Grove Street. You can customize CJ’s look by shopping for clothes, then either make him fat by frequenting fast food restaurants, or lean and mean by working out at the gym.
Whether you’re playing it again out of nostalgia, or if this is your first visit, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a massively enjoyable crime spree in a compact package. Maybe less than a decade from now, we’ll be playing Grand Theft Auto V as a visual overlay on our wearable computers, committing realistic-looking virtual crimes while we shop at the grocery store.
Posted December 16, 2013 by Andrew Podolsky
World of Goo iPad Review
If there’s anything that games like Angry Birds and Ragdoll Blaster have taught us, it’s that sometimes simplicity is key. A title that pairs a single, streamlined mechanic with smart level design and quirky production values can enthrall us in ways that an overproduced licensed property almost never can. 2D Boy’s World of Goo is just such a title, and its arrival on the iPad is a sheer delight. (more…)
Posted December 15, 2010 by James Kittredge