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UnExplored: Unlocked Edition – PS4 | Review

UnExplored: Unlocked Edition – PS4 | Review

I feel like I’m going to anger a lot of people with this next statement: I didn’t enjoy UnExplored: Unlocked Edition. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good rogue-lite, dungeon crawler. But, something about UnExplored: Unlocked Edition just didn’t play right with me. Let me start by explaining what…read more >
XING: The Land Beyond – PSVR | Review

XING: The Land Beyond – PSVR | Review

Everyone knows I love PSVR as a platform. Being dropped into a game world and being totally immersed is a great feeling. When it's done right there is nothing quite like it in gaming, it's all-encompassing and incredibly tactile. I do love what PlayStation has done with the medium over…read more >
Awesome Pea – PS4 | Review

Awesome Pea – PS4 | Review

If Super Meat Boy, had been redesigned and released for the original Game Boy, you’d have Awesome Pea. An ambitious attempt at capturing the enjoyable frustration that the platformer genre can offer. Does Awesome Pea have what it takes to stand tall amongst the other platforming greats? I think so.…read more >
8-Bit Invaders – PS4 | Review

8-Bit Invaders – PS4 | Review

So, after 8-Bit Armies and Hordes, it was only fair that I took on the challenge of reviewing the third instalment, 8-Bit Invaders. This time out Petroglyph Games let us take on the role of the marines or cranioids as we look to stop the invasion or complete it. If…read more >
Tetris 99 – Nintendo Switch | Review

Tetris 99 – Nintendo Switch | Review

Second only to Link’s Awakening, Tetris 99 was a surprise to many when it was announced at last week’s Nintendo Direct. Tetris 99 has been everywhere for the last week and has divided opinion since its launch. The game has some great aspects, mixed with the ‘Battle Royale’ variant which has…read more >
Steins Gate Elite – PS4 | Review

Steins Gate Elite – PS4 | Review

Visual novels, why do we even class them as games. Stein's Gate Elite is essentially a remaster of the original title. Unlike most remasters that take ugly polygons and turns them into gorgeous looking 3D models, Steins Gate takes still art from the original game and swaps it out for…read more >
Dungeon Stars – Nintendo Switch | Review

Dungeon Stars – Nintendo Switch | Review

Dungeons, loot, combat and RPG elements. Has someone been looking at my Christmas list? It's no secret I love a good RPG, the worlds, the weapons, the quests and just being transported to a new world really resonates with me. I like upgrading my characters and watching them grow, get…read more >
Pode – PS4 | Review

Pode – PS4 | Review

Pode takes us on a journey of friendship; it’s an indie puzzle game developed by Henchman & Goon, a title which launched on Nintendo Switch in summer last year, and it has finally made its way onto PS4, not a moment too soon. From the very get-go, Pode is very…read more >
ChromaGun VR – PSVR | Review

ChromaGun VR – PSVR | Review

Developer Pixel Maniacs brings us ChromaGun. A simple paint gun puzzler that shares some similarities to that Portal game. On the surface it may look simple but this game will challenge you. So I put on my VR headset, charged up my aim controller and tried to remember my primary…read more >
Dirt Rally 2.0 – PS4 | Review

Dirt Rally 2.0 – PS4 | Review

I'm not someone that can be classed as a petrol head, but I do like driving games. I have to admit though I was a little daunted when I was asked to review Dirt 2.0. You see, I bought the first game and I was surprised by how hard and…read more >
Far Cry: New Dawn – PS4 | Review

Far Cry: New Dawn – PS4 | Review

When Ubisoft announced Far Cry New Dawn not even a year after the release of Far Cry 5 I was wary, to say the least - they did a similar thing with Far Cry Primal and it just didn’t do it for me, I did, however, love Far Cry 5,…read more >
Degrees of Separation – PS4 | Review

Degrees of Separation – PS4 | Review

Not often do we see a puzzle game passing by that's unique enough in its aesthetic to be noticeable. The platforming puzzle formula has been visited and re-visited more times than you can shake a stick at, which is why it's imperative to do something to stand out against the…read more >
Intruders Hide and Seek – PSVR | Review

Intruders Hide and Seek – PSVR | Review

Here we go! Another horror style VR game waiting to make me jump out of my skin. Intruders: Hide and Seek is brought to you by Spanish Tessera Studios, their first step into the VR world. The game is listed as a stealth game but it certainly has a horror…read more >
Crackdown 3 – Xbox One | Review

Crackdown 3 – Xbox One | Review

They say 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder', which is just as well, because if I didn't know the Crackdown series was all about the fun, I probably wouldn't have given it a second look. It's fair to say Crackdown 3 looks pretty rubbish. It reminds me of…read more >
Mixups by Powgi – PS4 | Review

Mixups by Powgi – PS4 | Review

I've had many playful arguments with my wife over who is more intelligent. This has led to plenty of competition from playing games such as "Jeopardy" to "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" to everything else in-between. So when Mixups by POWGI fell in my lap, it was time to…read more >
Metro Exodus PS4 | Review

Metro Exodus PS4 | Review

Metro Exodus is, in many ways, the natural evolution of the Metro franchise. Given that this is a game filled with enemies who have rapidly mutated thanks to the nuclear fallout of the war in 2013, this seems oddly appropriate. The game is based on Metro 2035, the third book…read more >