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Review: Superliminal

Knowing nothing going into Superliminal, the best way to describe it would be to say ‘it’s a bit like Portal’ and I mean that in the most complimentary of ways....

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August 2020’s Free Games Preview

Even though most (some?) aren’t going on summer holidays, there’s a reasonable collection of free games to keep you busy this month:

Portal Knights (August 1 to 31...

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Review: Neon Abyss

The first weapon I collected was a cat that fires laser beams from its face.

Just let that register for a moment. It gives you some idea of...

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Review: Desperados 3

A cowboy stealth action game? You had me at ‘cowboy stealth action’.  Desperados 3 is the follow up to, err, Desperados 2 but it’s a prequel, so you don’t need to...

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July 2020’s Free Games Preview

Pinch punch etc. etc. Restrictions easing (sort of) but there’s no shortage of free games this month which celebrates 10 years of PSN Plus, and with it an extra game to take...

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Review: Liberated

Liberated is told as a graphic novel, with panels that come to life at certain points which is where you play the game. It’s a cool effect and when I heard about...

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Review: 1971 Project Helios

As a turn-based strategy title, I was immediately interested in 1971 Project Helios. What I didn’t expect was a blend of XCOM, Frostpunk and a beautiful cel-shaded art style.  The plot...

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Review: Red Wings: Ages of the Sky

Red Wings: Ages of the Sky is set in World War 1 at the time of the infamous Red Baron. Told in a number of levels split across both the Alliance and...

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Review: Fly Punch Boom

I’m not really sure how to begin to explain what this game is like. Imagine an anime fight. If you haven’t seen one, it’s a lot of colours, over-exaggerated characters, explosions, disproportionate...

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Hardware Review: Speedlink Celsor Gaming Headset

The Celsor Gaming Headset from Speedlink is a reasonably priced headset with a feel that suggests it should be more expensive. My first impression was that it is a very comfy headset,...

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Review: Maneater

An open-world shark RPG. I just need to reflect on those words I’ve written.  You’re a baby shark, and throughout the game, you’ll grow by levelling-up into a bigger shark. Your...

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June 2020 Free Games Preview

Well, Sony is coming out swinging this month with some big guns. Microsoft is... well... here are some free games to keep you ticking over this month while you ride along with...

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Review: Streets of Rage 4

When I was younger, (much younger), my brother and I were gifted a Sega Mega Drive one Christmas. We had the present in the afternoon, rather than the morning, in...

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Review: Moons of Madness

Another first-person story-adventure game, Moons of Madness tells the story of you as a technician on a research station on Mars. It begins, terrifyingly, on an abandoned station, haunted by...

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Review: John Wick Hex

I love John Wick. Not the guy necessarily, I mean he’s cool but I don’t know him. But the films. Visceral, stylistic action. Brutal. So a John Wick game could really be...

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Review: Snowrunner

If you like driving places really, really slowly, then this game is for you. Either at this point, that sentence will have turned you off or piqued your interest. If I have...

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Review: Fledgling Heroes

I was bowled over by the simplicity of Fledgling Heroes when it started. Then I was win over by its charm, and visual design, and then by its depth of...

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May 2020 Free Games Preview

With all the lockdown going on, you’d think that there would be a real treat in the form of free games for May (although to be fair, Sony did just...

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Review: Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike

It’s basically FTL isn’t it? It seems releases lately are imitating classics to the point of past flattery, but unlike my recent review of Ash of Gods (which was very...

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