It has been eight years since we were first introduced to a post-apocalyptic world, battered to an within an inch of its life by an enormous asteroid and under the evil rule of a military group called the Authority. After having their plans thwarted by one man in particular, the Authority was believed to be beaten and haven't been heard from since... until now!
Waaaay back, say two years, when I was visiting the Indigo 2017 game event, my eye was caught by a coop action game called Rico. Now, being a bit of an action girl myself, naturally I was drawn to the booth of the game's developers, the Bristol, UK based studio Ground Shatter Ltd. I even had the honor to meet game director James Parker and play Rico with him. If that isn't a once-in-a-lifetime experience, than I don't know what is!
TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION 2
I've played the original Tom Clancy's: The Division back in 2016 and enjoyed it very much. I just loved the snowy environments of Manhattan, but I think it would also be refreshing to see this special Division team operating in another setting. So, that being said, it will not come as a surprise that I was looking forward to the second game of the series!
Over the past few years, many different Sci-fi shooters have been released. From Halo to Destiny, as well as the free-to-play competitors like Planetside and Warframe; each of these games was different in their own respect. It might've been the story that set them apart, it could also have been the overall hype that comes with the technology of the future that managed to generate massive interest over and over again for these games. And then there was Anthem, a game developed by BioWare; the creators of Mass effect and many more great gaming hits.
SLEEP TIGHT (SWITCH RELEASE)
This time of year is definitely pillow and blanket time. I'd love to curl up on the couch under a blanket with, of course, an excellent video game. Some of you might remember a video game that was released last year, which was totally into this pillow and blankets theme and, above all, really awesome. I'm talking about Sleep Tight. Back then it was only available on PC, but now Sleep Tight is back for the Nintendo Switch.
Back in September of 2002, I fired up my trusty PC to play a game called Battlefield 1942. Now, 5906 days later, I'm doing pretty much the same, only now I'm firing up my PS4 and the game I'm going to play is Battlefield V. Now, don't let the title fool you, this is not the fifth installment in the Battlefield series; it's actually the sixteenth! And after the previous game, Battlefield I, revolved around World War I, Battlefield V puts players in the middle of the second global conflict this world has ever seen: World War II.
SHADOW OF LOOT BOX
I recently received a mail from our friends of Ratalaika Games about their latest release: Shadow of Loot Box. When I saw the trailer of this FPS game, it somehow reminded me of some games where it all started with, like Doom and Wolfenstein. Shadow of Loot Box utilizes a pixel style, but it's actually completely 3D and looks more polished than the aforementioned games. Just think of the art style in Minecraft and you'll know what I mean. So I'm excited to pay this world of doom (pun intended) and damnation a visit!
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4
Activision tells us that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks records on the first day of release with its digital PC sales. The same goes for sales in the PlayStation and Xbox Stores, where the game also set a new record in digital sales! So, there's a blasting fact for you! This does make a person very curious as to just how good the game actually is, am I right?
Here's a FULL BLAST from the past! The arcade hall, do you remember that? Pinball machines, shooter games, racing games, crane machines and Air Hockey, which is still one of my favorite games ever. It has never been such a really big thing in the '80's where I lived growing up, but thankfully I had a quite nerdy family who took me and my brother over to an arcade hall on a regular basis!
RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE
Many of you might know the Rainbow Six series thanks to Rainbow Six: Vegas and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2; two very popular games that stood the test of time. A bit later, back in 2015, the tactical shooter series finally got a new addition to the line-up, Rainbow Six: Siege. This game had a rough start, mainly due to bad server support, but luckily these problems were all fixed pretty quickly!
GIFT OF PARTHAX
Wouldn't it be awesome to be a wizard? I would love to cast spells. Every time I start with a game where I can select a character, I always select the magic class, though I know I will eventually exchange it for a warrior class. (I just like to have the option of close combat, when things get nasty) Nevertheless, I'm still waiting for my invitation for Hogwarts. But in the meantime it can't do any harm to have some additional practice, am I right?
SUPER DESTRONAUT DX
Hello readers, long time no speak! You might wonder why it's taken so long for me to talk to you guys again, but don't worry; there's a perfectly good explanation. As it's currently 2000 degrees in Holland I just had to get away from it all, so I bought a ticket and lifted off. TO SUPER DESTRONAUT DX BABYYYYY! Haha, you guys fell for it didn't you? Actually thinking I was going to head outside for once, pathetic. But yeah let's dive right into it!
Doesn't it make you feel all fuzzy inside when you think back at your childhood? Being the lead character in your own fantasy stories, playing with your toys and of course building pillow forts to fight off monsters! Well, that last one was more than enough inspiration for the people at We are Fuzzy to create the game Sleep Tight.
To be honest, I had never heard about this game, until Diana "Dumeegamer" told me about it and asked me if I would be willing to write a review about it. Well, if a developer states: "Why should war be hell when it could be fun?", how can I possibly say no?
Fruits are good for you, right? Well, to be honest, my opinion on fruits has drastically changed over the last few days. I think they're tough, smart and a bit dangerous from time to time. Wondering why I feel this way? Just keep reading and you will find out.
FEAR EFFECT SEDNA
Independent developer Sushee teams up with publisher Forever Entertainment and releases Fear Effect Sedna as a third entry in the series, as well as a kind of reboot in terms of gameplay and style. Luckily, the series protagonists are all there! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls; Hana, Rain, Deke and Glas are back in business! Let's see how they do, shall we?
ONE MORE DUNGEON
Yes, the game I'm going to tell you about is actually called One More Dungeon. That's cool right? My Mom: "Are you playing videogames again?" Me: "Oh please, let me just finish one more dungeon?" My Mom: "Oh, that's all right, honey. But after that, it's done." And me with my super sweet voice: "Okay, mommy." (Mwoohaha!)
SOLDIERS OF THE UNIVERSE
What would you do if you father died? Or, to be more precise; if he was murdered by terrorists? What if you had the weapons and the right organization to back you up? It would be excruciatingly hard not to take revenge, am I right?
TANNENBERG (EARLY ACCESS)
A couple of years ago, Developers Blackmill Games and M2H gave us the beautiful new WWI Shooter, Verdun. This game put gamers from around the world squarely in the muddy and blood-soaked trenches of France, in particular in the Verdun area, after which the game was called. The war-torn landscape was challenging to navigate and danger lurked around every corner. If you haven't yet read my review of Verdun, you can do so here. Now, about 2 years later the devs have given us a first glimps of the new WWI shooter they are creating for us: Tannenberg.
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT 2
A lot has been said about Star Wars Battlefront 2 already, most of it not so good. But what about the game itself? Our very own Alex dusted off his trusty light saber and started exploring this vast galaxy...
Aaaahh.. the smell of burning worms, the dreaded water and the absolute madness going on everywhere on the battlefield. Worms Battlegrounds is free in this month's PsPlus+ and that makes me a happy, happy man!
CALL OF DUTY: WWII
The year draws to a close so, naturally, it's time for a new Call of Duty game. Many people called this part the return to the original series, because it returns to where the series began: World War II. No Exo suits, no wall running or double jumps. Only you, your team and the single-most deadly conflict the world has ever seen.
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW COLOSSUS
Exactly 1257 days after the New Order was established and 907 days after the Old Blood was spilled, there is a new boss in town! And what a boss it is, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! So come with me as I take a stroll through Nazi infested America and try to spark the biggest revolution this world has ever seen. Yes, it is time to, once again, take on the role of William "B.J." Blazkovicz, a.k.a. "Terror Billy" and save the world from Nazi scum in Wolfenstein: The New Colossus!
ROGUE TROOPER REDUX
Back in 2006, the gaming world was elated by the release of a game called Rogue Trooper. Eleven years later, Rogue Trooper is back! So it's time to flip the couch on its side, put on my helmet and enter the dangerous world of Rogue Trooper Redux!
Yes, my friends, it is time to dish out some jystice. Sometimes it is good to be jydge, jyry and execytioner. 'When is this a good thing?' I hear you ask? Well, now is actually the perfect time to be just that. Why? Because we're going to play the latest game by 10Tons, the talented team of people that previously brought us Crimsonland and Neon Chrome. It is time to decide who gets to live and who gets to die... Let's play Jydge!
Welcome to Rengkok; a place for outcasts of society. A place where people say all your dreams can come true, but where they are more likely to be crushed into oblivion. The year is 2091 and dominion over mankind by HEAVEN, the world's leading virtuality company, is at an all time high. About time somebody upset the balance a tiny bit, don't you agree? And guess what? That someone... is you!
We're flying high! We're flying high into the sky! Oh, I'm sorry, I let myself get carried away for a little bit. But boy, do I feel pumped and excited! Why, you ask? Because I was chosen, no, destined to play Lawbreakers for Dumeegamer.com. So let me take you on this fast-paced thrill ride!
Are you ready for some old school twin stick shooter action? If you are, then suit up and come with me as we explore the dungeons of Cryptonia! As the royal guard, it will be our task to retrieve the royal treasure, as well as Cryptonia's princess, both of which have been taken by "a mysterious and malevolent force". Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it's time to be the knights our kingdom needs and defeat the many evils that the dark depths of said dungeons have in store for us... It's time to play Iron Crypticle!
KILLING FLOOR 2
We have some new blood, here at DumeeGamer.com. It is still all very hush hush, so we can't reveal all details yet, but we can tell you that his first name is Jef. And, as a bonus, he took it on himself to write a review about one of the monthly free PS Plus games: Killing Floor 2. So the new blood is going to spill blood!
SHADOW WARRIOR 2
The world is once again under threat from demon armies and there is only one man who can save us now. Armed to the teeth with an array of firearms and extremely sharp blades, he sets out to vanquish the demon threat and redecorate the place with guts and blood while he's at it. His tongue is just as sharp as his sword and his moves as smooth as those of a much younger David Hasselhoff. I'm talking, of course, about the incomparable Lo Wang; vanquisher of evil and king of one-liners! So let us pick up our katanas and return... to the Wang cave!
Okay, boys and girls, listen up! You'd better buckle up, because we're going to the farthest reaches of space in order to do what we Scrappers do best: Collect scrap! Let's not fool ourselves; this will be a dangerous and arduous journey, and some of you will be homesick and start crying for your mommies and daddies. But, if you are tough enough to take it, the rewards will be unimaginable. So, please sign on the dotted line to prove that you are an idio. that you have what it takes!
During our visit to last year's GamesCom, we visited the Bethesda booth, were we saw the press presentation of their, then still upcoming, game: Prey. We were blown away by its amazing graphics and creepy atmosphere, but what about the gameplay and the story? Well, that's what I had to discover, because I was the lucky one of the DumeeGamer crew to review Prey!
DRAWN TO DEATH
What did you do back at school when you were bored during class? I remember mostly doodling in my notebooks at times like that. Imagine you could view your sketches from your days at school again. Wouldn't that be great?
RED BARTON AND THE SKY PIRATES
I sure hope you guys don't have a fear of heights, because it's time to take to the skies and fight for our freedom! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the kingdom of Diamondia is in trouble; contrary to his predecessors, the new king of Diamondia has no love for peace and quiet... So trouble is brewing on land, at sea and in the sky!
GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS - GETTING AROUND
Do you want to travel in style during your adventures in Ghost Recon: Wildlands? You can walk around of course, but the map is really big and will only expand as you progress through the game. So, to spare your poor feet, you might want to consider using one of the many vehicles you will come across in the Wildlands. Let us be your guide!
GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is an open world tactical shooter that revolves around a group of US Special Forces, also known as "Ghosts". These Ghosts are men and women that operate in areas where using a normal army is inadvisable and would not get the desired results. This time, the ghosts have to go to Bolivia, where a cartel by the name of "the Santa Blanca Cartel" has seized control...
GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS OPEN BETA
Last weekend, gamers from around the globe were able to join the open beta of Ghost Recon: Wildlands. I was very curious to see for myself exactly how wild these lands were going to be. So join me on this great adventure!
KILLING FLOOR 2
Last week, a very important package arrived at our DumeeGamer HQ. You see, Ferry “Sadhonker” Adams wanted to try Tripwire Interactive’s gore-filled shooter, Killing Floor 2. Not only for review purposes but also, of course, to have a really good time while shooting everything that moves until it stops doing so. But, unfortunately for him, I was the first to open the mailbox. I saw all kinds of zombies and weapons on the cover and got really excited. So I hatched an evil plan and sent a slightly bewildered Ferry to a local pub for a few pints. With him out of the way, I started playing Killing Floor 2 myself! Mwoohahahaaaa!
Are you looking forward to playing Titanfall 2? I surely did! I was so excited about Titanfall 2 having a single player story. I like to play multiplayer from time to time, but I absolutely love a good single player campaign. So I’m very happy to be able to tell you all about this storyline, which I think completes the experience and really brings the game to life!
The Great War... a dark period in history that not a lot of us nowadays have witnessed for themselves. Four years of suffering and unimaginable hardships that cost the lives of roughly 20,000,000 men, women and children. For the first time, war was fought on such a grand scale. It was called the war to end all wars...
GEARS OF WAR 4
We want more
Body parts and brains
Blood on the floor
We've been here before
We are the Gears of War!
And now... they're back!
HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION
America has fallen into a nefarious North Korean trap. Can you save your country from this downfall? Join the resistance and start a revolution. Sabotage enemy strongholds, decimate their troops and scrounge up all the resources you can carry. It's time to defend your homeland. It's time for Homefront: The Revolution.
Overwatch is the new game from Blizzard Entertainment. This time around, they've chosen to make a Multiplayer First Person Shooter, which I think turned out really nice! Normally I'm not that into FPS games, because they tend to bore me to death really quickly, but with Overwatch this is definitely not the case!
JUST CAUSE 3
The beautiful country of Medici is in a sorry state. A general by the name of Sebastiano Di Ravello has taken over leadership of the land and is forcing the citizens to do his bidding. We can't have that, can we now? So pick up your favorite firearm and join our Just Cause.
May 2016 marks the return of one of my favorite first person shooter series of all time: Doom. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the time has finally come for us to, once again, don the guise of the Doom Marine (or Doom guy, as he was called years back) and kick some demon butt and break some demon faces!
Over the past couple of days, I’ve been roaming the monster-filled halls of a giant towering structure known as the Ziggurat. Now, you might not have heard of this arena of horrors, but being a fledgling Daedalon sorcerer, studying at the Greyhorn Citadel, I have. So let's get down to business!
Here I am, once again, to tell you more about Battleborn, because the wait is finally over; Battleborn is finally released. I had a try-out at Gamescom last year, a month ago I experienced a full four hour session at the 2K studios in the Netherlands and we tried out the game at home during the open beta two weeks ago. So, is there more to tell?
April 21st marked the official release of Black Forest Games' Run-and-Gun platform game: Rogue Stormers, a game we first saw a couple of years ago under a different name. The date was August 15, 2014 and the name we first saw this game under was Dieselstörmers... Let's see what has happened since then, shall we?
Two weeks ago, I paid a visit to the Dutch 2K Headquarters in Breda, The Netherlands and played a few rounds of Gearbox Software and 2K's upcoming title: Battleborn. I ended my article about this awesome trip with the phrase that I just couldn’t wait till I could play Battleborn again. Luckily for me, this moment came much earlier than I expected!
Hmmm, let's see... a third person shooter / action-adventure in which you not only get to shoot bad guys, but also get to control time. And it comes with its own TV show! I mean, come on; what's not to like?!
Please pay attention, ladies and gentlemen. What do you mean: “Why?” I’ll tell you why: Super Earth is under attack! Our whole way of life is being threatened from all sides. If that's not enough reason to enlist in the armed forces, I don't know what is!
It is, once more, time to return to the post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland and fight for your very survival. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this month marks the return of one of the most beloved 'post-apocalypse' game series ever: Fallout.
HALO 5: GUARDIANS
Master Chief vanished and pronounced dead? And labeled a traitor?! What the hell has happened?!! In order to find out what is going on, Spartan Jameson Locke is sent to uncover the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It's time for the long-awaited Halo 5: Guardians!
WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD
Before The New Order, there was The Old Blood… As you can imagine, this little line of text was enough to get me really excited! Why, you ask? This meant that I once more would get to play the part of everyone’s favorite Nazi killing hero: William ‘B.J.’ Blazkowicz. Yes my friends, a new Wolfenstein game has arrived!
Welcome to the front soldier. It might not be as comfortable as what you are accustomed to at home but fear not, we will be home by Christmas...
TOWER OF GUNS
It's a tower... but not just any tower! It's a randomly generated tower, filled with crazy weapons, items and enemies. And the best part is, you can play it on your lunchbreak! Meet: Tower of Guns by Terrible Posture Games. Can you kill every enemy in sight by flinging saw blades at them from a run-of-the-mill pizza launcher? We dare you to try...
BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION
Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and all of their respective DLC in one handsome package! Borderlands: The Handsome Collection combines everything we loved about the last 2 installments in the borderlands series and delivers a huge package of murder, mayhem and maniacal fun! Suit up, load up and get ready to tear up... Borderlands!
The man is back! Now, I know this might not come as a surprise to you, but it did to me! I finally found a game that displays old-school FPS gaming at its finest! So I'd like to dedicate a brand new (temporary) category to the duke of disinterest, the empereror of evident, the overlord of oneliners, the Wang of wonderful! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, may I present to you: Mister Lo Wang!!!
THE ORDER: 1886
It’s been a while since we saw a Playstation 4 Exclusive title, but our patience is being rewarded! The Order: 1886 has finally arrived, and immediately sets the standard for 2015 releases. It’s one of the biggest releases for Sony this year and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this game. Prepare for a London like you haven’t seen before, a story about trust and treason, one man’s journey to set things right… and a whole lot of quick time events.
The first time we laid eyes on Roche Fusion was during our time at Epicon Summer 2014. This vertical scrolling space shooter is a blast from the past, but updated and upgraded. Smooth graphics, fantastic upgrades and a soundtrack that fits the theme perfectly, Roche Fusion delivers the goods in every area. The creators of the game, Amulware, describe it as a fast paced, exploding, over the top shoot 'm up, in which the player(s) fight ever more aggressive, deadly and crazy waves of enemies while upgrading their own ship with equally destructive items.So let's start up our photon engines, and start blasting everything in our way!
BORDERLANDS: THE PRESEQUEL
Is it a sequel? Is it a prequel? No, it's a presequel! and it kicks some serious lunar ass! So dive right into the action with this awesome seque...PRESEQUEL.
Look at that Orc! Kill it, before it lays eggs! Well, I don’t know if Orcs lay eggs, but the slaying is a necessity in DieselStörmers –Knights of Run and Gun.
SNIPER ELITE III: AFRICA
A peek in World War II, but this time in Africa. In the comfort of your own house and without sand up your crack.
Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee and Michael "Magic Mike" Dumee rush headlong into the beta version of Destiny. Let's see what they make of this fast-paced online shooter!
AIR CONFLICTS: VIETNAM - ULTIMATE EDITION
Run through the jungle? We're not running through it, we're flying over it! fight battles over the wide spread rice fields and dense jungles of Vietnam. Engage in dogfights, make strafing runs and bomb the hell out of every AA-gun you can spot. Welcome to Air Conflicts: Vietnam - Ultimate Edition.
And… Presto! Out of nowhere, here's Enemy Front. No big fancy commercials to announce this game. So let’s pick up our rifle and join the resistance!
WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER
What would the world look like if the Nazis got their way back in 1945? Hardly an original concept, but leave it to the granddaddy of shooters to make it absolutely AWESOME!
CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
Do you believe in ghosts? Call of Duty does! This latest rendition of the Call of Duty series might just make you believe in them too. Will it lift the Call of Duty series to a higher plane or will it haunt it forever?
ARMY OF TWO
Army of Two is a series of co-op tactical shooter games, which are really fun to play. In the first two parts (Army of Two and Army of Two: The 40th day) you play as the powerful duo Rios and Salem. In the last part (The Devils Cartel) we meet two new guys Alpha and Bravo. Humor, weapons and cooperative game play are this series trademarks.