Games that Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw likes – based on his Zero Punctuation reviews at Escapistmagazine.com as well as his other work (Extra Punctuation, Judging by the Cover, Let's Drown Out). [not official]


Recommended January 11
"There are a lot of things wrong with it that it excuses by hiding behind the "arty game" label, but overall, it offers the catharsis of a simple, uplifting story with lively, engaging characters."
Recommended December 21, 2017
"I've got a fondness for this sort of FTL-style procedural storytelling, and by strange coincidence, I also enjoy the counter-centric Batman: Arkham-style combat, so this shit is quite my jam."
Recommended October 17, 2017
"3rd Best of 2017: Its utterly unique style makes it an instant breath of fresh air, even if that breath of fresh air also contains a thousand stinging hornets."
Recommended October 16, 2017
"2nd best of 2017: I have mellowed out a bit in my old age: When I played a game last week called A Hat in Time, I thought it was quite delightful. I found very little to hate about it."
Recommended October 10, 2017
"Much stronger plot and better characters than SteamWorld Dig 1. Also, the world unfolds more engagingly, movement generally handles more smoothly, and the chipping at walls is slightly less tedious."
Recommended August 15, 2017
"Supergiant succeeds in doing the organically branching story thing by focusing more on characters and their interplays than the central driving plot, with good writing, sad music and appealing art."
Recommended August 12, 2017
"One of my favorite sort-of-Metroidvania, where the focus is more on easy to learn hard to master, skillful maneuvering around the area."
Recommended August 9, 2017
"All you really need to know is that there's a gun that shoots shurikens and lightning. It could only be more awesome if it had tits and was on fire."
Recommended August 8, 2017
"Dead Cells - which you'll note sounds a tiny bit like Dark Souls if you get very drunk and say it in an outrageously racist foreign accent - does a good job at translating Soulsy combat to 2D."
Recommended July 20, 2017
"Both Dead Cells and Hollow Knight are nice little time killers, but on balance I prefer the latter. It's got the atmospheric world, the exploration, and the sense that we're not pissing in the wind."
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