DiRT Rally 2.0 – Hands on | Preview

DiRT Rally 2.0 – Hands on | Preview

On 26 September 2018, I sat down with Codemasters and tried my hand at their upcoming racing simulator, DiRT Rally 2.0. A follow-up to the much-loved DiRT Rally, DiRT 2.0 already looks to be a fantastic addition to the Colin McRae franchise. Despite a pre-alpha build being shown off at…read more >
Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle – PS4 | Review

Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle – PS4 | Review

Capcom's 2018 Beat 'em Up Bundle came out of nowhere — a bit like a sly right hook. Seven retro side-scrolling beat ‘em ups from the annals of Capcom's back catalogue, making their way onto the PS4 for the first time. Fans of the genre will have no doubt been…read more >
Strange Brigade – PS4 | Review

Strange Brigade – PS4 | Review

Strange Brigade is a bizarrely appropriate name for this game. Set in the 1930s, you and up to three of your compatriots from old Blighty travel to Egypt to take part in a third-person shooter that pits you against hordes of ghastly ghouls, magical mummies, shambling skeletons and, of course,…read more >
Shenmue 2 – PS4 | Review

Shenmue 2 – PS4 | Review

Shenmue 2 is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the sequel to Shenmue. Released on the Dreamcast back in 2001 and 1999 respectively, the two games came to PS4 in August 2018 as a high-definition (HD) port of the original games. They are identical to the originals — typos and all; the only notable…read more >
Guacamelee! 2 – PS4 | Review

Guacamelee! 2 – PS4 | Review

If the 2016 Deadpool movie taught us anything, it’s that self-referential humour sells. It also taught us a million other things that you can put in the comments below if so you wish, but the humour was definitely one of those things. Clean up the language, swap out the Marvel…read more >
Shenmue – PS4 | Review

Shenmue – PS4 | Review

Back in 2014, I sat down with Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone, to discuss his upcoming game, Volume. During our interview, I asked him if there was a defining moment in his life when he realised that making videogames was his calling. This is what he told me:…read more >
1979 Revolution: Black Friday – PS4 | Review

1979 Revolution: Black Friday – PS4 | Review

It’s always a good day when you learn something new — whether it’s a new word in a foreign language or something history-altering that happened in a foreign country for almost 40 years. This is one of my few mantras in life, and something that I had in mind when…read more >
Hello Neighbor – PS4 | Review

Hello Neighbor – PS4 | Review

Hello Neighbor is a strange game. It’s also a game I had been meaning to play for a while, but put off after a string of let’s plays and reviews warned me that the bugs are just too much to bear. Sadly we’re not talking bugs like Amnesia’s insects —…read more >
Grave Danger – PS4 | Review

Grave Danger – PS4 | Review

Grave Danger was released to little fanfare in 2016. The game had failed its Kickstarter, raising less than 10% its £26,417 goal. Despite this setback, Grave Danger was released on Steam that December, and the reviews it got, though few by number, were by and large very positive. Fast-forward to…read more >