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Review: UnMetal

UnMetal is a bit like Metal Gear. I mean, that’s sort of the whole point, and the clue is also in the name. But, could a Metal Gear parody actually be any...

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Review: Dustwind: The Last Resort

Dustwind: The Last Resort is a bit of a tease. It doesn’t reveal exactly what type of game it is until you get into it a bit, and at that point, you...

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Review: Subdivision Infinity DX

Subdivision Infinity DX is an enhanced version of what was originally a mobile game, which then made its way onto the Switch. What we have here is a flawless performing PS5 version,...

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October 2021’s Free Games Preview

Another new PS5 exclusive this month is available on launch, with some other big hitters, and a classic from the Dreamcast era: Hell Let Loose (PS5) - realistic World War 2 shooter...

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Review: Lost in Random

Lost in Random is the latest title from the EA Originals label - specialising in creating less-mainstream type games from independent studios.  You’d be forgiven for thinking, with its visual style,...

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Review: Deathloop

Deathloop is the latest new IP from Arkane and arguably the biggest Playstation 5 exclusive this generation so far. It’s many things; first-person shooter, murder mystery, time-travelling adventure, stealth game. And whilst...

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Review: Clid the Snail

Clid the Snail is a twin-stick shooter, but in a twist from the fast-paced chaos one might be used to, you play a snail. So it’s slow. Well yes, sort of. It’s...

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Review: Murder Mystery Machine

I really enjoyed Murder Mystery Machine. It has to controlling a police detective in an isometric point of view. There are a series of murder cases for which you have to solve,...

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September 2021 Free Games Preview

Time for freebies again! Take a look below at what you'll be able to grab this month without chucking any more hard earned cash towards things to play... Warhammer: Chaosbane (Xbox Series...

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Review: Cardaclysm: Shards of the Four

Originally starting as a card battler called Shards, what is now Cardaclysm (which is a nightmare to type): Shards of the Four has become a single-player, deck-building card game. It’s a bit...

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Review: Foreclosed

Foreclosed is an exciting-looking third-person action game, that looks like a comic. It’s the initial impression and it keeps a fantastic-looking structure all the way through. It’s literally like a comic book...

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Review: Lawn Mowing Simulator

Do I really have to mow the lawn? It’s such a crap job. Confession: hay fever makes this pretty much impossible so I don’t do it. But if I could without sneezing...

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Review: Samurai Warriors 5

When I think of Samurai, I tend to think of honourable code and occasionally battles. I don’t think of hundreds of chained attacks in a one vs many (very many!) battlefield, mowing...

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August 2021 Free Games Preview

In what is becoming a bit of a ‘thing’, the free lineup for August is looking a bit squirrelly. Still, here are the games you'll be downloading this month (to be fair,...

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Free Games Preview: July 2021

Just in case you don't fancy getting a tan from the English rain, there's more goodies lined up or you this week whether you're grabbing your freebies on PlayStation or XBox -...

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Hardware Review: HyperX Chargeplay Duo

HyperX’s new Chargeplay Duo offers an alternative for both original Xbox One and Xbox Series controllers to the AA battery method of powering the controllers, but is it actually a decent option...

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Review: Chivalry 2

Chivalry 2 is absolute chaos, carnage, and great fun. But what seems like a chaotic smash-em up reveals a staggering level of fighting game complexity underneath which rewards those with patience and...

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Review: Song of Horror

I was expecting a rhythm-action game with Song of Horror, and whilst it isn’t that, music does play a significant part and ups the tension dramatically with this story-driven experience. You play...

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Retrospective Review: Days Gone

It’s been many days gone since Day’s Gone was released… ok bad pun. On PS5, it’s enhanced by unlocking the frame rate to 60fps, so what better time to revisit this biker...

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