Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Rebus Forever here with another One Minute-ish (very ish) review for a strategy game, with spaceships, set in the 40k universe.

As a bit of a goth who likes spaceships, strategy and Games Workshop, I felt ethically and morally compelled to review Battlefleet Gothic, my massive throbbing bias aside, here goes.

Do you like Gothic cathedrals but wish they were better at flying?

Has your love of spaceships been impeded by their lacking crenellations and stained glass windows?

Real player with 152.1 hrs in game

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You know how if you’re on a ship for a few days, you can still feel the rocking of the ocean when you lie in your bed? Ironically, that’s how it feels to play Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. The controls are so fluid for naval combat that you can feel the ship rotations in your walk and the rumble of engines in your sleep. For that, the game gets a massive recommendation. 40k games often work like that. They have this wonderful quality where the scene setting is always perfect. The voices are on point, the UI is appropriately gothic, and the music makes you feel like you’re charging into the final battle of the 13th Black Crusade.

Real player with 97.2 hrs in game

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada on Steam




Desolus is an atmospheric puzzle game where you explore a city of Gothic architecture torn between multiple universes. Solve surreal puzzles by twisting architecture with black holes, and travel between dimensions to navigate impossible space. Witness a cataclysm which threatens to merge past with future, and experience the final moments of a lost city.

Desolus has been awarded at numerous game festivals, including an exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a nomination for ‘Innovation in Art and Narrative’ at the Boston Festival of Indie Games, and nominations for ‘Excellence in Art’ and ‘Excellence in Music’ at MAGFest.


  • Explore a hauntingly beautiful fractal-like city of immense interconnected Gothic architecture.

  • Solve surreal puzzles by manipulating black holes to send architecture between universes.

  • Seamlessly travel through portals which connect multiple universes and impossible spaces.

  • Listen to an atmospheric original piano soundtrack created by Kyle Landry.

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DESOLUS on Steam

Purgatory Overkill

Purgatory Overkill

Played this game on the day of the early access release and I like it.

It is a (simple) VR tower defense game but it does not pretend to be anything more. And for that, I like it: it is perfect for VR, well developed and (in my opinion) catchy. I hope the developers keep on expanding this game in the near future.

Real player with 5.2 hrs in game

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‘Purgatory Overkill’ is a pretty traditional VR tower defence game. You get a small number of different turrets like machine gun and laser, plus a handful of guns for yourself to fire with all of which are small firearms. The gameplay is shallow with nothing new at all and the graphics are OK at best, but it is the lack of variety and indeed content as a whole that really puts me off recommending this. If this game was just a quid or two I would be telling you to go for it, but when it costs £19.99 full-price there is simply no way I can recommend it. This is a good attempt at a cheap indie tower defence game, only it’s not cheap.

Real player with 0.4 hrs in game

Purgatory Overkill on Steam