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VGHS

Board Game Review: Video Game High School

If you're not aware of Video Game High technology as a concept, head to YouTube and check it out. It's not essential to enjoy this board game, but as an independently made...

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Albedo

Review: Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space

There's been a resurrection of late of adventure games. Kickstarters have helped, remasters have rekindled old passions and Telltale have brought new stories based on existing IPs to a salivating audience. Albedo:...

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Talos

Review: The Talos Principle: Delux Edition

In September 2014 I went to the Eurogamer Expo and tucked away in the Sony area I saw a little game called The Talos Principle. I had a short go and wrote...

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Review: Rainbow Six: Siege

I sometimes wonder how many people tried and appreciated the SOCOM games back on the PS2 and PS3, the more tactical shooters where a single wrong move would have you flat on...

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GrandAustriaHotel

Board Game Review: Grand Austria Hotel

Games which revolve around creating and managing a hotel are more commonly found on mobiles than tabletops nowadays, but that doesn't mean it's where they ought to be. Grand Austria Hotel is...

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XCOM-TBG

Review: XCOM: The Board Game

The XCOM name has come a long way since its first outing in the mid-90s, and yet while the games themselves have become modernised the core gameplay has remained untouched for 20...

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Review: Ghostbusters: The Board Game

After a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Cryptozoic's new Ghostbusters board game has finally hit the shelves in time for Christmas, and despite some people worrying that it might be a cheap tie-in...

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Review: WWE 2K16

About a year ago I reviewed WWE 2K15. Being a massive wrestling game fan I scored it 7/10 and made no qualms about it – this bias influenced my score. There were...

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Devastation

Review: Transformers Devastation

Transformers games have, it's safe to say, been a bit of a mixed bag in recent years. While some have been reasonably enjoyable others have been shameless cash-ins on movies, which have...

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Board Game Review: Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game

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When we heard news that Cryptozoic were developing a board game based on the awesome Portal games our excitement levels went through the roof. A chance to work your way through Aperture’s...

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Fallout4

Review: Fallout 4

After years of waiting, Fallout 4 has finally arrived on the latest consoles and brings with it a whole new post-nuclear adventure which brings the hardship and pain of people's struggles right...

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NeedForSpeed

Review: Need for Speed

Let's start with something very obvious: Need for Speed is an incredibly good looking game. The night time streets, often soaked with rain, provide an fantastic set of visuals which fly by at...

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MadMax

Review: Mad Max

Way back in the 80s Mel Gibson strutted the post-apocalyptic wasteland as Mad Max, the psychologically damaged ex-cop trying to survive in what was left of a world ravaged by nuclear war....

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Halo5

Review: Halo 5: Guardians

I'm a big Halo fan. However Halo 4 worried me. It was 343's first outing and it was a different direction. Spartans moved differently, faster, there were customisable loadouts in multiplayer with...

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BlazBlue

Review: Blazblue Chrono Phantasma Extend

It feels like I’ve been playing Blazblue forever. It says a great deal about the series’ longevity that its first incarnation, Calamity Trigger, was released on the PS3 and the long dead...

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RockBand4

Review: Rock Band 4

It's been a long time coming, but Rock Band is back. After years of battling it out with Guitar Hero and bringing in some impressive bands and franchises including The Beatles and...

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TrainValley

Review: Train Valley

Train Valley is a puzzle game. With trains. If you don't like puzzle games and don't like trains, you'll want to be heading to another review for a bit. You will, however,...

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Review: The Escapists: The Walking Dead

The premise of The Escapists: The Walking Dead is pretty clever. The Escapists was an 8-bit top down prison escape 'sim' with heavy crafting mechanics. So now imagine this only with zombies....

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Board Game Review: The Walking Dead

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Believe it or not, sometimes a video game just doesn't scratch the right itch. With some friends around you, sometimes you want something a bit more face-to-face than sitting next to each other...

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