May 2007 Archives
Reviewed on PC
Windows System Requirements: Pentium III 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM, ATI Radeon 9500 or nVidia FX 5200 video card, 1 GB HD space, internet connection, Windows 2000 or more recent operating system
Someone has to hack. Or slash. Or retrieve 25 warg pelts for some idiot in town who is too lazy to get them himself, despite owning hundreds of powerful magical weapons. That's why the world needs dungeon runners – those foolhardy folk willing to risk their lives to kill tens of thousands of vicious dungeon dwellers, all for the privilege of finding the fancier weapons and armor that will allow them to kill ever more powerful creatures.
Developer: Big Huge Games
Platform: Xbox 360
Reviewed on Xbox 360
Compete with up to three other cultures to settle the newly discovered land of Catan. Fields of ripe grain, dense forests full of mature lumber and meadows whose blades of grass are cropped short by plentiful sheep all await your colonists. Sure, it's all in the form of a board game with a few simple rules, but you'll still feel smug when your road system and army become more impressive than any other on Catan.