Babel Rising lets you play as God, but you can hardly call it a God game. Remolding Him into an angry tower defender, Babel Rising becomes a ruthless joke on general faith and a victory dance for the anti-theist audience.
The CGI softcore and coquetry of Lollipop Chainsaw is not supposed to be taken seriously. But are the game’s aggressive sexual politics culpable of its rather serious presumptions of gender? Sorry, it’s not sorry.
Spelunky, a new platformer on Xbox Live Arcade, erases the textbook on how to succeed at games. For some, it's the ultimate run-and-jump challenge. For Jon Irwin, the randomly generated mine adventure may have appeared at the wrong time in life.
Spec Ops: The Line promises to challenge us with moral dilemmas. But the game ultimately offers as much critique on a morally decrepit genre, the modern military shooter, as it does the hardships of war.
Datura, a surreal new videogame from Poland, is based on the realistic hand movements of the PlayStation Move controller. But like a David Lynch film it travels in the opposite direction, leading you to a place where everything is wrong, and your choices don't matter.
Before email and Twitter, the @ symbol was the faceless character of Rogue and its cult of roguelikes. New from rising developer Michael Brough is Zaga-33, a dungeon crawl that manages to be beautifully abstract and polemical at once. Has Brough found the message in the medium?