Browsing posts in the ‘Reviews’ category

Review: Knockout City

Dodgeball probably wouldn't make a great game by itself, so what if you swap to larger arenas and add a range of funky balls, skills and abilities to make for some intense,...

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Review: F1 2021

This year was always going to be a challenge for Codemasters. The world of F1 stumbled under the pressure of Covid, and while the powers that be miraculously still managed to fit...

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Review: Just Die Already

When starting Just Die Already my pensioner already been eaten by piranhas, crushed under a door, and broken every bone in my body before even getting out of my apartment. And yet...

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Review: Mass Effect Legendary Edition

I can still remember my excitement at finding out that Mass Effect 2 was getting a PS3 release. I'd heard Xbox owners rave about Mass Effect, its open universe and conversation choices...

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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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Review: What the Dub

Quite a few years ago, before it got sent across to the US, Whose Line is it Anyway ended with some of the contestants - all pretty much masters in the improv...

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Review: Pumpkin Jack

3D platformers are pretty common, so to get noticed in such a crowded genre is tough. And yet Pumpkin Jack manages to do exactly that, mixing a very cool halloween-style setting with...

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Review: Rust (Console Edition)

So, Rust is brutal. My experience with Rust for the first hour was as follows. The game boots, you spawn on a beach in a first-person perspective and press a button to...

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Review: King of Seas

What is it about being a pirate that is just amazing? Every game, film, everything makes being a pirate sound amazing. Even Captain Philips has that great quote despite pirates being the...

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Review: Tribe XR

Hit the decks! Tribe XR is a virtual DJ application that gives users the ability to experience what it is like to be in control of two Pioneer DJ decks.  Tribe...

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Review: Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack

Well, there’s a lot of game in this collection! The Mysterious Trilogy contains three games; Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, and...

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Review: MotoGP 2021

Every year, a new MotoGP game, but thankfully although this year’s edition does not seem like a massive improvement, it does feature a lot of minor tweaks that serve as an excellent...

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Review: In Rays of the Light

There's a lot to be said about games that drop any level of threat in favour of atmosphere and exploration. Gone Home remains one of my favourite games, and while it was...

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Review: Gravity Heroes

There is an issue, a disturbance really, and it needs investigating. It’s all to do with robots - wouldn’t you know it, they’ve gone and only started killing everything. Your job here...

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Review: Beyond NRG Gaming Energy Drink

Energy drinks don't have a great reputation in gaming circles, largely down to the high sugar content and general assorted chemical gunk that gets mixed in with them to give you a...

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Review: Postal Redux

Postal Redux is a remaster of the infamous game released back in 1997. For those unaware, Postal was highly controversial and remains uncomfortable today. The plot is wafer-thin and exists barely to...

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