Gamezebo Archives - August 2011

Gardens of Time heads to Atlantis for second premium chapter

Aug 23, 2011

Playdom has announced that its hit social hidden object game Gardens of Time will be receiving its second premium chapter, which will take players to the lost city of Atlantis. But you better hurry, because it's only here for a limited time.

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Crime Story Preview: Get ready for a life of crime with 10 new screenshots

Aug 23, 2011

Crime Story is coming to Android later this month, with a Facebook version to follow at some point afterwards. So with the release date imminent, there's really only one way to celebrate ... screenshots! We've got a whopping 10 new screens from the game that show of its gritty, urban world in all of its glory.

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Vegas Strip City Review: Vegas Strip City is a casino sim with pretty low odds on fun

Aug 23, 2011

Vegas Strip City makes some big promises about the excitement of being a high roller and even a "casino mogul" in Sin City, with a string of your very own exotic casinos on the Vegas Strip of your dreams. But with just three games to play, an ownership mode that goes nowhere and one major design oversight that's bound to leave players baffled, the reality of this game isn't nearly so thrilling.

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The Sims Social Review: The Sims Social may not be as robust as past Sims games, but the social element makes up for it

Aug 23, 2011

Like Civilization World before it, The Sims Social is an attempt to take a hugely successful single-player PC series and adapt it to Facebook. It’s the same Sims gameplay that you know, only with an added social layer on top. So you’ll still be building and decorating a home and looking after your sim’s more basic needs, but you’ll also be interacting with your friends in a much more engaging way that actually lets you forge relationships. Not all of the changes are welcome, but The Sims Social is a great entry in the best-selling series.

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Parking Wars 2 Review: Parking Wars 2 is a great game, provided you’ve got plenty of friends with you

Aug 23, 2011

As the Internet reckons time, 2008 was an exceedingly long time ago. On Facebook, it was an eternity. Still, one of the most popular social games of 2008 was Parking Wars, a promotional title launched as viral advertising for the A&E reality TV series of the same name. Parking Wars was an exceptionally simple game in which the player tries to park cars for a certain period of time on a friend’s street without being ticketed. It was a game that encouraged office workers who logged into Facebook to relieve boredom to check back several times per day, both to move their cars and to ticket their friends.

Parking Wars 2 is essentially the same game after a much-needed dose of modernization.

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Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek Preview: Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek

Aug 23, 2011

You wake up in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, with no recollection of how you got there. The shivers running down your spine remind you that some sort of dramatic event has just taken place, but you have no memory of it... that's the premise of Artifex Mundi's upcoming hidden object adventure Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek.

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The zombies head downtown in upcoming Zombie Lane update

Aug 23, 2011

First it was a circus, now it's downtown. In the world of Zombie Lane the undead just keep spreading. And now Digital Chocolate has revealed that the next area players can expect to explore will be a new downtown section.

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Gourmet Ranch heads back to school with new update

Aug 23, 2011

RockYou doesn't seem to be letting up when it comes to new content updates for Gourmet Ranch. After adding the fishing expansion and The Fun Fair, the game will now be getting a back to school themed update to coincide with, well, everyone going back to school!

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Twisted Lands: Insomniac Review: Twisted Lands: Insomniac is a winner for horror fans

Aug 23, 2011

Twisted Lands: Insomniac goes for the gusto right out of the gate with a creepy doctor who says, "I don't want to scare you, but we're going to do a lobotomy." That lobotomy is going to be done on you, by the way, and you just happen to be strapped to a gurney - but hey, don't worry or anything, it's all good. And Insomniac only gets better from there. It doesn't always make perfect sense and the Collector's Edition bonuses are extremely weak, but the game itself, particularly for horror HOG fans, is definitely not to be missed.

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Global Warfare goes nuclear with latest expansion

Aug 23, 2011

Kabam's near-future strategy war game Global Warfare has received its latest update, which adds a brand new fourth city to the game. And along with the city comes an all new deadly weapon: nuclear missiles.

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