The only thing worse than liars and crooks are ghost liars and crooks. I'm just trying to do my job here, people (and ghosts). Sure, anyone can write a good X-Files meets Ghostbusters meets CSI joke once, but making me giggle and spit up several cases into your tame looking adventure game hooked me.

Detective McQueen never has the support he needs, sorry Office Dooley. Luckily there are plenty of random items to pick up that randomly solve puzzles. It has my favorite elements of classic point-and-click adventure games but in wonderfully bite-sized supernatural cases. In a year full of huge games, it was fun to get lost in The Darkside for an hour at a time. Thanks for the witty and familiar mysteries, The Darkside Detective.

Games of 2017

Throughout January, the Games of 2017 will lead the way towards The 2017 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.

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