The Stanley Parable Review

The Stanley Parable

Developer: Galactic Cafe
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Oct 17, 2013

When the live demo of The Stanley Parable was released, it began as a game design test where the player was guided by an omnipresent narrator as he or she tours the inside of a corporate building, being lead into multiple rooms through a 1st person perspective. The narrator soon gains self-awareness of the fact that we are inside his game which is all about making “choices”.

Genre: An Adventure-Indie Game

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Left 4 Dead 2 Review

Left 4 Dead 2

Developer: Big Huge Games, 38 Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released on Feb 07, 2012

Left 4 Dead 2 is the second installment of a zombie-apocalypse shootout simulator. Join your friends in multiplayer (or lone-wolf it) across five campaigns as you rip apart zombies with your chainsaw, blast the infected undead with machine guns, and pray to God you don’t run out of ammo. If you want the full horror game experience, there are co-op and survival modes to take on. 

Genre: FPS Action

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Borderlands 2 Review

Borderlands 2 on Steam

Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games, Aspyr
Released on Sep 18, 2012

Borderlands 2 is a first-person shooter set five years after the events of the first game when the main antagonist Handsome Jack took over Hyperion Corp. and turned Pandora into a police state. At the start, a group of Vault Hunters is seen aboard a train, probably in search of the Vault, as the place is loaded with priceless Iridium. 

Genre: 1st Person Action-RPG

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Portal 2 Revisited

Portal 2 Discussion

Developer: Valve
Publisher: Seconded
Released on April 19, 2011

Portal 2 is the ingeniously devised sequel to the original Portal, an all-time classic which garnered a huge fanbase. It transformed the 1st-person puzzle platformer genre by coining the motto “to think with portals”. Portal 2 takes you through unexplored parts of the Aperture Science Labs as Chell, after being in suspension for 9999 hours.

Genre: An Action-Adventure Puzzle Game

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How Portal has Aged

Portal on Steam

Developer: Valve
Publisher: Still Valve

Released on Oct 10, 2007

Before you jump in, I have to warn you that this review is for the people who already beat Portal. I’m going to spice things up a bit since this game is far past its prime. If for some reason, you were living in a cave or you never jumped on the bandwagon, then this review will contain some major spoilers.

Genre: Puzzle/Strategy and Action

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