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Space Oddity – The making of Alien: Isolation

Creative Assembly is best known for its strategy games, so what inspired a studio so well-versed in one genre to reach out of its comfort zone and step into the inky blackness of Alien’s sci-fi world? games™ chats to creative director Alistair Hope and lead designer Gary Napper about revalidating...

Top 10 B-Movie Games

At games™, we tend to take a pretty serious approach to gaming. We feel like we can look past the superficial to the hidden depths. In light of that, we’ve trawled through our archives and asked around our sister magazines to try and find out what games made a disgusting...


How indies made horror mainstream again

Horror is back – Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within and The Order: 1886 are all reintroducing us to the world of frights and fears we haven’t seen at all since the heyday of Resident Evil, Silent Hill 2 and Eternal Darkness…   …Well, that’s the narrative we’re supposed to follow, at...


How Pong changed the world

We all know Pong. The two paddles scrolling up and down the side of the screen, the blip of a ball pinging back and forth between the two players’ pads – it’s an industry phenomenon, the birth of interactive entertainment, signified with two rectangles, a square and a dotted line....


Top 10 Clocks Counting Down To The Apocalypse

The ‘doom clock’, or doom timer, is a fascinating mechanic in gaming – its primary uses usually involve some kind of unstoppable death at the end of a countdown. Loved by some, loathed by many, the doom clock pressures players. Mixing a completionist with a doom clock is a recipe...