Browsing posts in the ‘Reviews’ category

Review: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

The very first video game I played with my son was the original Lego Movie game. It seemed like an ideal intro to gaming for a 6 year old, with it's simple...

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Review: The Ascent

The Ascent is, at its core, a twin-stick shooter. But it’s so much more than that - in fact, it’s so many things that at points it kind of loses its identity...

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Review: Model Builder

Model Builder is a game about building models. In the same way that Lawn Mowing Simulator is about mowing lawns, and Power Washing Simulator is about power washing stuff, Model Builder does...

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Review: Monster Energy Supercross Championship 5

Every year, we get an MX Motocross game and a Monster Energy Supercross game from Milestone. Each year they make little tweaks, sometimes better, sometimes worse, and each year I have the...

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Board Game Review: Dollars to Donuts

Any of you with children will know how challenging it is to introduce them to a new game. The theme needs to be strong, something that they can sink their teeth into....

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Review: GRID Legends

The GRID series has always given us amazing and exciting racing, and while some people have found things to be a bit up and down there's always been that undercurrent of intense...

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Review: Rainbow Six Extraction

A few years ago a new game mode was added into Rainbow Six Siege for a while, letting players crack on with a new PvE Outbreak option. Outbreak had players battling against...

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Review: Mushroom Wars 2

Mushroom Wars 2 has a bulging esports community. Who knew? Not me, that’s for sure. Writing this off as another slightly weird, low budget quirky ‘little game’, what I got was a...

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Hardware Review: Shure MV7 Podcast Kit

Whether you're streaming on Twitch, recording a podcast or (shudder) having online work meetings, a decent microphone can really make you stand out in the crowd. The Shure MV7 was already a...

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Hardware Review: Edifier GX Headset

Not long ago we reviewed the Edifier G2ii headset, a surprisingly fetching low-budget pink headset with attachable cat ears. It was decent but clearly put together for a low-end market, so with...

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Hardware Review: Nacon Pro Compact Controller

Recently I jumped into the world of the Xbox Game Pass; more specifically, the streaming service played on a PC. The system itself was rock solid - I've got a semi-decent PC...

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Review: PowerWash Simulator (Early Access)

Ever gone to clean your patio, and revelled in the euphoria that comes with completely stripping back what you thought was the colour, to reveal an all-new, and original colour underneath? Such...

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Review: MXGP 2021

I much prefer the MXGP games to the Monster Supercross games. Mainly it’s because of the increased variety of the tracks, being outdoors they get to be bigger, wider, more sprawling as...

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Review: Beyond a Steel Sky

Beyond a Steel Sky comes to home consoles after a spell on just about every other format going. It’s a hark back to the point-and-click adventure games that you may remember from...

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Review: Battlefield 2042

Crikey. Battlefield had a rough first couple of weeks didn't it? Between connectivity issues and hardcore enthusiasts finding everything to complain about, the signs weren't good. And yet each time I jumped...

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Review: Before We Leave

Before We Leave is a cutesy, world-building game. It features hexagonal spaces which form a world, and I fell in love with its visual style immediately. Set in a world once humanity...

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Hardware Review: Sades Spirits Headset

There are two things that confuse me about the Sades Spirits headset: how did they come up with these colours, and how have they kept the price so low? The Spirits headset...

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Review: Jurassic World Evolution 2

They were so preoccupied to think about whether they could, they didn’t stop to think whether they should. A classic line from the original film, and my worry that it would apply...

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Review: Forza Horizon 5

If you’ve played a Forza Horizon game before, you’re familiar with what it all entails. It’s a driving game, a spinoff of a hardcore simulation, but set in an open and exotic...

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