This 80s text-based game driving sim is as detailed as it is intermittently dull. That’s no coincidence.
An exceptional piece of alienating design, GADGET: Invention, Travel, & Adventure terrifies and enraptures as it barrels into an uncomfortable, Kubrickian territory.
Lionel’s game about the Transcontinental Railroad is the logical follow-up to The Oregon Trail, both chronologically and in terms of how much it draws from history.
This bleak resource trading game admirably holds onto hope and perseverance amid the tedious cold. (Except for the slavery stuff.)