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Celebrate slapheads by watching this week's Mystery Steam Reviews

The brave and the bald

Ian Hitman is arguably the greatest bald video game protagonist of all time. He makes his smooth skull work for him like few others. He even has a barcode on the back of his head to draw attention to it, the absolute ledge.

Because Hitman 3 is on the horizon, and we waxed lyrical about the first two Hitman 3 levels on this week's episode of The PC Gaming Weekspot, we decided to celebrate those video game characters that choose to rock more manageable hairstyles in this week's Mystery Steam Reviews.

So, the original plan for this week's battle of wits was to include games that feature prominent playable characters that are bald. However, after discovering that there's a serious lack of out and out baldies in this medium, we decided to allow games that have playable characters with really tight buzzcuts. Within the first minute or so of the video, you'll discover that all participants didn't read the brief properly...

If you're new around these parts, you can see a full breakdown of the rules in the Mystery Steam Reviews Rule Bible™ below. Also, remember to boast about getting all six right in the comments. And, while you’re there, let us know what series/genre/theme you’d like to see next on MSR!

If you like this, then you may very well enjoy this week's episode of The PC Gaming Weekspot. We chatted about the first two levels in Hitman 3, we discussed whether Super Meat Boy Forever is the follow-up fans wanted, and we speculated on what Harvey Smith could be making.

While you're here, why not have a look at the most recent episode of Mystery Steam Reviews that focused on Christmas-themed/snowy video games.


For those not in the know, or who need a refresher.

Colm and Matthew both bring three Steam reviews to the MSR arena (yes, arena), but they omit the name of the game each review is for. Their opponent must correctly guess the name of that game, including any numbers or subtitles. However, there is some leeway for things such as "Complete Edition" or "Definitive Edition." One correct answer = one point.

While both combatants have 90 seconds on each Mystery Steam Review, they also have help in the form of three lifelines. These can be used at any stage during battle, and pause the 90-second timer. Each lifeline can only be used once.

Question allows whoever is in the hot seat to ask a simple yes or no question, as long as the question isn’t, “is the name of the game [insert name of the game here]?". When Second Opinion is used, the man in the warm chair will get to hear a second Steam review of the same game. And when Genre is activated, the genre of the game is revealed to the man with the fiery arse.

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