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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 2 – Atlas Mugged (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Atlas Mugged is the second episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (Tales From Monkey Island, The Walking Dead). Continuing right where the previous episode left off, players must once again take control of Hyperion ‘suit’ Rhys and Pandoran con artist Fiona as they fight for their lives – and against each other.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Game of Thrones Episode 2 – The Lost Lords

Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords is the second episode of a six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Based on the award-winning HBO television series of the same name, The Lost Lords picks up directly after the brutally shocking ending of the opening instalment, with House Forrester fighting for survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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GAME REVIEW – Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 1 – Zer0 Sum (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1 – Zer0 Sum

Zer0 Sum is the first episode of Tales From The Borderlands, a five-part episodic video game series from Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us). Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events of the award-winning Borderlands 2 (Gearbox Software) but requiring no prior knowledge of the universe (although existing Borderlands fans will undoubtedly have a healthy head start), Tales From The Borderlands puts players in control of Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist, as they chase after a briefcase containing ten million dollars.

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GAME REVIEW – Game of Thrones: Episode 1 – Iron from Ice (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Game of Thrones: Episode 1 – Iron from Ice is the opening instalment of a brand new six-part episodic adventure game series from Telltale Games, creators of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Based on the award-winning HBO television series of the same name, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the previously untold story of House Forrester, whose members are caught up in The War of the Five Kings and must fight to stop their house meeting its untimely demise.

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GAME REVIEW – Grim Fandango Remastered (PlayStation 4)

By Martin Mulrooney

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Who would have ever thought that a game about the four-year journey of a travel agent in the land of the dead would enjoy such a long and fruitful life? Grim Fandango Remastered is a lovingly restored and updated version of the classic critically acclaimed 1998 LucasArts adventure game Grim Fandango. Skeleton-in-a-suit noir hero Manuel Calavera has returned after 17 years looking sharper than ever – but has this cult classic stood the test of time successfully enough to resonate with a modern audience?

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GAME REVIEW – The Blackwell Epiphany (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Blackwell Epiphany is the fifth and final instalment in the Blackwell series of indie point-and-click adventure games from Dave Gilbert and Wadjet Eye Games. Rosangela Blackwell and her spirit guide Joey Mallone (described in AMO’s 2011 review of The Blackwell Deception as “an adventure gaming duo made in heaven”) embark on their final investigation and end up facing their most dangerous foe yet – an unseen force that literally tears souls apart before they can be saved.

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GAME REVIEW – Moebius: Empire Rising (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Moebius: Empire Rising is a point-and-click mystery thriller developed by Phoenix Online Studios in collaboration with legendary adventure game designer Jane Jensen’s Pinkerton Road Studio. The story-driven experience focuses on Malachi Rector, ‘a brilliant antiques dealer and historian whose photographic memory and eye for deduction transforms locations and clues into interactive puzzle pieces and historical patterns.’ When Malachi is hired by a secretive government agency to investigate the murder of a woman in Venice, he discovers a powerful paranormal theory that delves far into the past and could well hold the key to the future – Moebius.

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