Browsing posts in the ‘Reviews’ category

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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Gamebook Review: ALBA

As a teenager I used to love game books, those books that didn't just run from the beginning to the end but instead asked you to make your own choices, work out...

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Review: The Suicide of Rachel Foster

It's really hard to decide what I think about The Suicide of Rachel Foster. On one hand I loved the setting, the wonderfully created hotel and the atmosphere felt as you walk...

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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: Art of Rally

If we're handing out awards for "deceptively sim-like game of the year" then we can probably name Art of Rally as one of the likely candidates. Watching video footage of Art of...

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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: Hotshot Racing

Taking a leap into 90s arcade territory, Hotshot Racing pulls influences from the likes of Virtua Racing and Ridge Racer, landing in a fairly sweet spot that offers fast, enjoyable racing with...

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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: Röki

There are a lot of adventure games like Roki, and as such it's becoming quite tough to stand out from the crowd and become a must-play title over and above the numerous...

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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: Spellbreak

As one of the 7 people in the world who never really got into the whole battle royale genre, I felt like I had the benefit of ignorance going into Spellbreak. There...

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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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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: PGA Tour 2K21

There's an interesting, inherent beauty in golf. It's not a sport I've spent much time obsessing over, but the courses themselves are always works of art, even down to the lower level...

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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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