Awesome Unknown: Monopoly Plus

It may be weird to choose a digital version of a 100-year-old game but I can’t recall a recent time where I had anywhere near as much fun. Monopoly Plus doesn’t add anything new except for a 3-D board. It is still the century-lasting, hair-tearingly frustrating game but it was the social aspect which made…

Awesome Unknown: Skullgirls

Fighting games have been a cornerstone of video games since the age of arcades, with legendary titles such as Street Fighter 2(1991) and Mortal Kombat (1992) dominating arcades globally. In the 90s, fighting games were all the rage. Legions of developers rose to the occasion by creating dozens of new games such as Weapon Lord…

Awesome Unknown: The Cave

The last thing I expected to happen when buying this game was to be taught morals by an omnipotent crevice. The Cave allows you to spelunk as three of seven characters and traverse sections that are unique to each character, supposedly teaching each one a lesson on why killing people to get what you want…

Awesome Unknown: NieR

Written and directed by self-proclaimed weirdo Yoko Taro, NieR is one of the most brilliant, mind-boggling JRPGs to launch in the past generation. A sequel to the Drakengard series, taking place over 1000 years after the fifth ending of the original Drakengard, NieR is a standalone experience with numerous strings connecting itself to Taro’s previous…

Awesome Unknown – Valiant Hearts: The Great War

War! War in games has mostly been glorified. Sure a few games have tried to explain that war is bad and you should be ashamed of yourself if you think otherwise, but I believe that no game has shown that war is hell as realistically as Valiant Hearts: The Great War. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, Valiant…

Awesome Unknown*: The Crew

Open world fun for racing fans The Crew is an open world racing game set in a large environment – and when I say large, I mean the map is the whole of America. Obviously not as in every single building from real life, but as in you can travel to all different parts of America, from New…

Awesome Unknown*: The Book Of Unwritten Tales

Point and click is a genre that has been around since the very early days of gaming; King’s Quest (1984), Maniac Mansion (1987) and The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) are just three of the more popular early iterations. Since the late 1990’s however, the genre has started to decline in popularity with more recent…