Game Reviews

Alan Wake retro review: Twin Peaks meets Stephen King

As most of us have probably heard by now, the narrative-driven horror shooter known as Alan Wake has been removed from all sales platforms following the expiry of various music licences. Fortunately, in light...

Budget Diaries: Sara Is Missing, Pequod and more

“Budget Diaries” is a new series where Gearburn explores the vast digital landscape of the internet in search of unique and engaging games that won’t break the bank or greedily consume half your...

Outlast 2 review diary: part one

The original Outlast still remains one the best horror games I’ve experienced (and was in fact one of the first titles I reviewed for Gearburn). Now, three and a half years later, Canadian...

Frostrune [PC] review: beautiful in every way

Frostrune is a captivating point-and-click adventure developed by Norwegian developers, Grimnir Media, set in a world heavily inspired by Norse and Viking mythology. I honestly can’t recall the last time I encountered a game...

Event 0 [PC] review: I compute, therefore I am

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I initially booted Event 0 (stylised as Event[0]), a short but poignant first-person narrative exploration game by Ocelot Society. All I knew was that I would...

Virginia [PC] review: interactive cinema at its finest

I’ve started writing this review mere moments after I’ve finished Virginia. It’s eerie yet beautiful experience still lingers within my mind, my thoughts a distorted amalgam of “why’s” and “what if’s”. What have...

Fallout Shelter (PC) review: Vault-Tec now on PC

Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play management game that puts you in control of your very own “Vault”, an underground bunker that has been built as a refuge to protect its residents from the...

Welcome To The Game review: a dark net thriller

Welcome to the Game is a first person/desktop horror title created by Reflect Studios, the same indie developers responsible for the currently-in-development and equally creepy Rides with Strangers. In this title, your aim is...

Mirror’s Edge retrospective: a story of Faith

I’m sure most of us can recall that auspicious day in late 2008 when the gaming gods blessed us with the original Mirror’s Edge. It was like nothing we had ever seen before,...

Superhot review: when I move you move

I’ve always been a great fan of the first-person shooter genre. As much as I love games with captivating narratives and mesmerizing concepts, there is just something… almost meditative (for lack of a...

Firewatch review: breathtaking isolation

I’m not sure where to start describing this game. In my mere five hours with Firewatch I went through more experiences and feelings than with any colossal sixty hour AAA-title that I can...

The best indie games of 2015

Once again it is almost time for us to wave goodbye to another year, forcefully having to accept the perpetual nature of time. It can be nerve wrecking to see the days and...

Hard West review: the Wild West Warsaw style

I’m not sure why Western-themed games are so rare. It’s a genre and time that we can more or less relate to, but just distant enough it to retain an element of mystery...

Fallout 4 review: radioactive fun

As it stands at this very moment, I have put the best part of 61-hours of my life into Fallout 4. During this time, two things have become very clear to me: Firstly,...