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Review: MXGP 2020: The Official Motocross Videogame

In reviewing previous MX games, I’ve talked about the ‘flow’. This rhythm of going over jumps, perfecting timing them to get the right vertical lines, maintaining speed, and flicking your bike around...

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Feature: Matt’s Games of 2020

Each year I like to reflect on a bit of a personal ‘Games I’ve really enjoyed’ list. It’s not ‘Game of the Year’ exactly, as ranking them is a bit...

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January 2021 Free Games Preview

Happy new year! Here are January 2021’s free games, starting off with your very own chance to take to the oceans and eat stuff. We're going to need a bigger...

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Review: Yakuza: Like a Dragon

The Yakuza games have a reputation of being these sprawling, not-quite-open-world RPGs, with over-the-top combat and random, yet surprisingly deep minigames which are more like meta-systems. Like a Dragon does not disappoint,...

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Review: Unto the End

You are warned at the start, that Unto the End is different. You can lose your sword. You can bleed to death. Prepare. I wasn’t really sure what to make of this....

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Review: Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortals Fenyx Rising could be described cruelly as ‘Assassin’s Creed for kids’. This would be unfair - as whilst it borrows an awful lot from Assassin’s Creed, it is a thoroughly enjoyable...

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Review: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you play as Eivor in a sprawling, open-world. If you’ve played one of the previous entries in the recent era of Assassin’s Creed games then you’ll know what...

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Review: Ponpu

Ponpu is certainly very intriguing. The visual style immediately catches your eye, a white and sepia top-down style, although the story will make your head scratch.

There are...

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December 2020 Free Games Preview

We're approaching the end of the car crash that has been 2020, but the gaming isn't over yet - take a look at what freebies you've got coming up this...

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Review: Poker Club

Poker Club is the latest poker game to try and hook players with his age-old gameplay. The key differentiator here is that games are played in first-person perspective as you...

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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

This year’s Call of Duty is a bit of a tough one to review. It’s three distinct components under one roof, spread across two generations of consoles, and one format (across generations)...

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Review: Praetorians HD Remaster

You don’t get many new RTS type games on consoles these days. I think the last one I really sank some time into was the Playstation One version of Red Alert. It’s...

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Review: The Falconeer

Giant falcon. That’s all I needed to hear about The Falconeer, launch title for next-generation consoles. It was on my wish list. What do you do? Who cares. Giant falcon, right? Luckily...

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Review: Observer: System Redux

It’s only Rutger bloody Hauer! He’s in the game! You play as him!

Sometimes slow paced story games don’t really hit the mark. Observer absolutely gripped me from...

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Review: Black Desert

I’ve not really properly played any MMO games before. I’ve dabbled in a few but never really got ‘the bug’. I did know though that before even starting Black Desert that I’d...

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Review: Amnesia: Rebirth

Amnesia: Rebirth is not a game about winning, you are warned. It’s about avoiding the darkness, living with the terror of it, and mastering your own fear. That alone sounds absolutely terrifying...

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Review: Pacer

There’s a new Wipeout game? No, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that Pacer is. A futuristic ship racing game, if you didn’t know better you would assume it is Wipeout. Twisty...

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Review: HyperBrawl Tournament

The term ‘futuristic sports game’ always grabs my attention. Maybe it’s the sensationalised and emphatic cheers every time an objective is met or the violence. Why do futuristic sports always have loads...

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November 2020 Free Games Preview

Wow, so next-gen is here this month, and there’s a big of a selection. Obviously, all Xbox games will work on all Xbox systems (apart from the Xbox 360 which is limited...

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