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Review: Lost Ember

Lost Ember begins with you, a wolf, being asked by a spirit for some help finding its way. You agree, and it’s quickly discovered that you are a Lost Ember - a...

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Review: Commandos 2 HD Remaster

I’ve never played Commandos 2 - one of the most talked-about strategy games of my youth. I’ve known about it - I knew it was hard, and it was similar to more...

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Review: Monster Truck Championship

TL;DR: Monster Truck Championship is not perfect technically, but I had a whole load of fun with it and think it’s awesome.  I start with this because I was expecting this...

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Review: 9 Monkeys of the Shaolin

‘They don’t make them like this any more.’ This seems to me what the developers may have been thinking as they embarked on side-scrolling brawler, 9 Monkeys of the Shaolin. Aside from...

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Review: Tennis World Tour 2

It’s just not tennis! Well, it is tennis actually, very much so. Tennis World Tour 2 features a number of high profile tennis players, and a variety of tennis to play. Well,...

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Review: Ride 4

It would be really easy to classify Ride 4 as simply ‘the Gran Turismo of bikes’, but there are so many similarities to it that it’s hard not to come to this...

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Free Games Preview: October 2020

It’s crazy to think this is the last month of free games before the next generation hits. So what way to send off the last-gen? Let’s see what Sony and Microsoft have...

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Review: Inertial Drift

We’ve had twin stick shooters, so what about twin stick racers? That’s the driving thought behind Inertial Drift, an arcade racer all about, obviously, drifting.

Described as a...

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Review: Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2

How often do you sit and play a game, almost completely in one sitting? Every level, every goal. Listened to probably louder than is safe, audibly speaking. What about one that...

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Review: Wasteland 3

Wasteland 3 is a large game, upwards of 60 hours to fully finish it I’ve heard. I can see that - I spent the best part of 30 minutes designing...

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Preview: Dirt 5

I didn’t really know what to expect from Dirt 5. Disclaimer - I loved Dirt 4. Everything was brilliant, but number 5, well it looks a bit ‘hip’. All neon and a...

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September 2020 Free Games Preview

My heating just came on, probably should stay at home and tuck into these free games... some great stuff this month too, just the thing to fight off the early Autumn that...

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Review: EA Sports UFC 4

I’ve played a lot of UFC 3. A couple of runs through the career mode, including the highest difficulty and when I checked my online games, it totally nearly 5,000 games over...

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Review: Destroy All Humans!

Back in 2005, Destroy all Humans! gave us comedic aliens invading earth and lobotomising all humans. In 2020, that concept feels like a lovely respite from the dumpster fire that...

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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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