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New Entries: Rise of The Tomb Raider

Our next December game going live on GameHubHQ.com is Rise of The Tomb Raider. The game follows the popular adventuring heroine on a journey into snowy Siberian mountains, searching for a religious relic her father, Lord Croft, once hunted for his own research. With equal focus on exploring, fighting and crafting, the game is likely to appeal to many different player archetypes, and is notably less visceral in its depictions of gore compared to the previous title in the series, Tomb Raider. The themes of religious and political fundamentalism shown through the narrative would make interesting topics for discussion and further learning. Click the icon below to read more about this game:

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New Entries: Lara Croft Relic Run

More Lara! Gaming’s most recognisable lady seems to be everywhere these days, having been split into at least four separate franchise lines [see below] and counting. This one doesn’t seem to have been as popular in the games press as Lara Croft Go and her big-budget PC & Console outings, but has a dedicated fanbase and offers a nicely polished take on the over-crowded Endless Runner genre.

  1. Lara Croft Go
  2. Tomb Raider [Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider:Rise of The Tomb Raider]
  3. Lara Croft Relic Run
  4. Lara Croft and the… […Guardian of Light, …Temple of Osiris]*

* We haven’t done entries on these ones because they’re a bit of an oddity. The second game in this line was marred by bugs, and rather than resolving them, the developers seem to have abandoned it. The players are pretty furious and we have a strict policy of only publishing a game report when the game has been played fully and thoroughly. Lara Croft And The Temple of Osiris is, according to the grapevine, uncompleted and uncompletable, so I’m reticent to put the hours in only to find we can’t finish it properly to write it up. Our Rise of The Tomb Raider report is coming soon.

Click the icon below for the GameHub report on Lara Croft Relic Run:

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Your Starter For 20.

Everything has to start somewhere. When we started GameHub, we began with a BETA selection of 20 games. Each and every one had a reason for being there: the majority were requested by the parents we met on our many fact-finding road-trips around the country. There were games that parents were worried about and wanted an explanation of what the content was. There were games that parents had heard stories and rumours about and wondered if they were true, or just playground gossip. And there were many games that parents were contemplating purchasing but they felt they needed more information to make an informed choice.  A few titles, such as Gone Home and Small Fish, were added because The Boss felt they were a good representation of a lesser known genre – Small Fish is a sound-toy for Under Fives, and Gone Home is an award-winning adventure story about LGBQT teen issues.

We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and return to some of our very first entries. We will revisit many of these games in the future to do a more in-depth blog post because there is so much more to say, but for now, let’s just cast our eyes back over the games that got us started:

Link List:

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Triple Town
  3. To The Moon
  4. Tomb Raider
  5. Small Fish
  6. Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  7. Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  8. Plague Inc
  9. Shatter
  10. Shelter
  11. Mario Kart 8
  12. Little Things
  13. Hitman Go
  14. GuaLeNi
  15. Gone Home
  16. Goat Simulator
  17. Fruit Ninja
  18. Crossy Road: Endless Arcade Hopper
  19. Castles In The Sky
  20. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare