Firewatch kind of sounds like a Cub Scout camping trip, only without the dirty jokes, midnight tuck and savage hazing of the new kid. You don’t even get a badge at the end of it.

After an emotional opening act that punches you in the gut and wrings your tear ducts dry, the game dumps you in the middle of the countryside with only a map, compass and hand radio to guide you.

Thanks to the visual stylings of acclaimed poster artist Olly Moss, this is a game that expertly captures and conveys the stark beauty of nature.

Firewatch