Review Series

From 2015 to 2020, I would get notions to play and review a whole bunch of games all at once. It started with horror games in October, playing 31 spooky games and posting a new review every day of the month, and it’s a habit that stuck for as long as I had the time to keep up with them. Then, in 2022, I decided to bring them back in a more fluid format, posting new reviews without a schedule and just as I finished each game. Here you’ll find a catalog of all my completed series, from horror to roguelikes to platformers and more.

The Serious Samathon – My return to review series, covering the entire Serious Sam franchise

Platformebruary 2020: Ultimate Collector’s Edition – The final Platformebruary ran for 29 days, covering another selection of classics and indie gems

Spooky Games 6: Hellseeker – We’re back with another 31 horror reviews for October, featuring some big recent releases

Spooky Games: Or1gins – A new kind of long-running series, this revival of our original Spooky Games lineup features new looks at older titles

Summer @ Camp 2019 – Roguemas ends, and a new summer series featuring 20 roguelike reviews rises in its place

Platformebruary 2019: The Authoritative Collection – Our biggest Platformebruary yet features some of the best platformers of the past two years

Roguemas IV: (D)eck the Halls – We got a lot of support from developers for our fourth Roguemas, which meant 12 top-quality titles to cover

Spooky Games Five: A New Beginning – This is a big year for spooky game reviews, featuring plenty of recent releases and notable horror titles

FPSummer – Over the summer of 2018, I blasted my way through 34 first-person shooters and graded them all for your consideration

ARPGpril – I rounded up 14 notable action RPGs on Steam for this spring series, covering all manner of hacking, slashing, looting, and gearing

Platformebruary 2018: Super Ultra HD Remix – My third swing at the platformer genre covered 29 of the indiest indies on Steam, including some real gems

Roguemas The Third: @ out of Hell – This third year of roguelike festivities covers 12 recent and high-quality ways to die over and over and over

SPOOKY G4MES: The Ghost Dimension – Year four of my favorite series features 31 frightful titles full of ghosts, zombies, and stranger things still

Summerventures 2017 – A spirited romp through 22 different point-and-click adventures, from classics to indies to experimental weirdness

Platformebruary 2017: Definitive Edition – Back for a second year, I took on 28 platformers from giants of the genre to tiny indie projects

Roguemas Returns: RNGingle All The Way – As is tradition, I counted down 12 different titles to delight and die in, all featuring heavy randomization and permanent lethality

Spooky Games III: Season of the Witch – My third year tackling horror and Halloweeny games on Steam saw some of the best spooks the genre has to offer among the 31 games reviewed

QuakeCon Quake-a-thon – In honor of Quake’s 20th anniversary, I returned to the classic FPS series to see how it holds up in the modern era

Summer of Sim 2016 – For the month of June I covered 30 games from all over the simulation genre, from builders to trading all the way to constructive puzzlers

Platformebruary 2016 – My first showcase of indie platformers covered 29 of the most obscure titles I had kicking around in my library

The Twelve Days of Roguemas – In my original roguelike countdown, I highlighted 12 of my favorite procedural permadeath titles