Browsing posts in the ‘Reviews’ category

Review: Anthem

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Anthem was meant to be Bioware’s next big thing. Dubbed by onlookers as a potential Destiny-beating loot-filled shootathon with cool flying suits, expectations were extremely high. But as is often the case...

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Board Game Review: Time Breaker

As much as I love playing board games, one thing that sometimes puts me off is how long it can take to set them up. If you only want to play for...

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Review: ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove

Back in 2015, ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove entered kickstarter. Now it’s out and… amazingly it’s quite good.  As you begin, you choose one of 9 characters - essentially...

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Review: Far Cry: New Dawn

New Dawn is a spin-off sequel from Far Cry 5. As such it’s hard to write about it without spoiling Far Cry 5, so if you haven’t played it (or care about...

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Board Game Review: Res Arcana

Before we start on Res Arcana in detail, let me just make something apparent. One thing I really enjoy about some games is every single play-through being a unique experience, those games...

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Review: DiRT Rally 2.0

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Twenty years ago I spent far too long in my slightly rubbish student flat putting off my uni work repeatedly for just "one more game" of what was, at the time, one...

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Board Game Review: Pandemic Fall of Rome

I really like the Pandemic games; working to wipe out diseases or prevent Cthulhu from showing up and causing mayhem (not in the same game, in case you were wondering) is an...

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Review: Riot: Civil Unrest

Ever wondered what it might be like to take part in a riot, organising gangs to basically fight the police? Wonder no longer as that is exactly the idea in Riot: Civil...

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Review: Smoke and Sacrifice

I did not know what type of game Smoke and Sacrifice is. Judging by the art style, some sort of indie RPG? No. It’s a survival game. And it is dark. Imagine...

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Board Game Review: Carcassonne Safari

It's pretty hard not to have heard of Carcassonne before now. With its huge following, smartphone versions and multiple different games following the same basic theme there's plenty of options already out...

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Board Game Review: Tokyo Highway

Tokyo Highway is one of those games that I've always really fancied trying out. It looks so spectacular when others have shared their photos of games in progress, and when the game...

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Review: Farming Simulator 19

Giants have released the 8th instalment in their Farming Simulator series. However, does it appeal to just simulator gamers or will others give it a go? The developers have given the game...

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Review: Red Dead Redemption 2

There was a time two or three hours into Red Dead Redemption 2 that I wasn't entirely sure I was going to enjoy it. The shooting didn't feel great, I wasn't too...

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Review: Hitman 2

When I think of what life would be like to be a professional hitman, I imagine calculated setting up in a remote and safe position, with a high powered rifle, waiting for...

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Board Game Review: Magic Maze Kids

Kids versions of games can go one of two ways. Sometimes you get something which has been so watered down that you barely recognise the original, and are left wishing for something...

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Board Game Review: Santorini

Santorini has already become a bit of a hit in the board game community, so much so that it's taken quite some time for us to get our hands on a copy...

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Review: Keyforge

One of the biggest barriers to games like Magic The Gathering (the original collectible card game), is the very nature of the game itself. With you building your own decks from random...

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Review: Battlefield V

I think Battlefield V might be the best Battlefield game. I haven’t played any of the PC ones so this is coming purely from a console point of view, but it’s really,...

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Review: GRIP Combat Racing

There are quite a few racing games knocking around nowadays, but how many of them feature vehicles that not only go so fast they can use their epic downforce to stick to...

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