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Owlboy – PS4 | Review

Owlboy – PS4 | Review

2D puzzle-platformers are a bountiful genre as of recent. Countless games of this sort, boasting a pixelated art style have made their way to Playstation, seeking success by preying on a players want to reminisce more retro titles. Trouble is, with such a multitude of them trying to achieve the…read more >
Jurassic World Evolution | Review

Jurassic World Evolution | Review

As a concept, Jurassic World Evolution is not a difficult sell. Once you recover from the disappointment that it's not, in fact, an action or story-driven game but a park management sim, the prospect of creating your very own dinosaur playground sounds enticing. Playing with dinosaurs appeals directly to the…read more >
Old Man’s Journey – PS4 | Review

Old Man’s Journey – PS4 | Review

Old Man’s journey is a point and click exploration game which follows an Old Man as he revisits locations he’s previously visited and the half-forgotten memories which are paired with them. The game’s point and click system is tricky to get used to but allows a level of immersion once…read more >
Illusion: A Tale of the Mind | Review

Illusion: A Tale of the Mind | Review

Illusion is a puzzle-platformer where you play as a young girl called Emma and her cuddly sidekick Topsy. The game takes place in the mind of her father Euclide and tasks Emma and Topsy with traversing the mystery of your surroundings and the extent of Euclides descent into alcoholism, depression…read more >
Unravel 2 | Review

Unravel 2 | Review

After playing the first instalment from the now Unravel series, I knew exactly what I was getting myself into with the second, and it didn’t disappoint me. I’m here to tell you all about that experience, so let’s get started right away. Unravel Two is a puzzle-platformer which was released…read more >
What is Hitman: Sniper Assassin?

What is Hitman: Sniper Assassin?

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a big fan of Hitman. The games are puzzles with dozens of variables - some you set yourself, like load-outs and entry points. Others are set by the level design - guard placement, hiding spaces. With the announcement of Hitman 2…read more >
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review

Five months on from predecessor “The New Order”, BJ Blazkowicz wakes up from a coma. He is unable to walk, has organs missing and his mobile base of operations is being attacked by Nazis. Things are dire in this alternate history version of 1961, and Wolfenstein II’s story of resistance…read more >
Monster Slayers Review

Monster Slayers Review

It’s rare in today’s gaming landscape to find a game that mashes elements of seemingly disparate genres and makes the combination work. In Monster Slayers’ case, these could have been pulled from a “buzzwords generator” – Rogue-like? Check. Deck-builder? Check. While those two genres don’t have a lot in common,…read more >
Yoku’s Island Express – PS4 | Review

Yoku’s Island Express – PS4 | Review

With the plethora of indie titles vying for attention these days, it's easy to overlook a hidden gem as you sift through the online stores. Sometimes, however, one breaks through, punching above its weight to share the spotlight with the big boys. One such game is Yoku's Island Express, a…read more >
MotoGP 18 | Review

MotoGP 18 | Review

After being told I had MotoGP18 waiting for me at home for review, the ‘suspension’ at work was unreal. I raced home, got in and booted the game up. Now, I don’t have a history of playing Moto GP games however, having a interest in racing games since PlayStation 1…read more >
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn | Review

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn | Review

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a game that in many ways should not exist, coming as it does many years after the much-maligned original that launched in 1994 to vocal and almost universal criticism. The bizarre premise of basketball player Shaquille O’Neal starring in his own video game beat-em-up…read more >
SEGA Mega Drive Classics | Review

SEGA Mega Drive Classics | Review

Never go back: that's my gaming rule of thumb. Nostalgia brings with it cherished experiences which are often best left where they are. Games you loved then so rarely hold up now, so why sully the memories by going back? With this in mind, I approached Sega Mega Drive Classics…read more >
OnRush – PS4 | Review

OnRush – PS4 | Review

I have to admit to worrying about OnRush after playing the pre-release Beta as it did nothing to convince me this is a game I wanted. Thankfully the full game changed my perception for the better and made me realise what a fun and addictive game OnRush is. Sure there’s…read more >
Vampyr – PS4 | Review

Vampyr – PS4 | Review

Vampyr is the latest game from DontNod Entertainment, the studio behind the excellent Life is Strange, although this bloodthirsty title couldn’t be any further away from the events of Arcadia Bay. Set in London during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, Vampyr tells the story of Dr Jonathan Reid, who finds…read more >
Detroit Become Human | Video Review

Detroit Become Human | Video Review

Rebecca has already brought her thoughts on Detroit Become Human in written form, however, I also really enjoyed the game so thought I would give you a second opinion via my video review. I won't bother posting the score here so as not to confuse matters, but if you want…read more >
Detroit: Become Human – PS4 | Review

Detroit: Become Human – PS4 | Review

As we inch ever closer to the development of artificial intelligence more and more narratives imagine the implications of machine/computer intelligence. Detroit: Become Human is the latest video game entry into the genre, and it aims to test your moral compass as you control a trio of androids questioning servitude…read more >
Battletech – PC | Review

Battletech – PC | Review

Starting life as a tabletop gaming franchise, Battletech has a storied videogame history – it’s the “umbrella” brand that links Mechwarrior, Mechassault, Mechcommander and more. Now in 2018, how will the Kickstarter-funded franchise fare under the stewardship of developer Harebrained Schemes?     A story of political intrigue and betrayal…read more >
The Swords of Ditto – PS4 | Review

The Swords of Ditto – PS4 | Review

The Swords of Ditto is described as a ‘compact action RPG’ and once you start playing it's easy to see why. The whole premise is explained to you as soon as you start, so you'll find out all about the overlord Mormo, who has cast his evil over the land.…read more >
God of War – PS4 | Review

God of War – PS4 | Review

God of War has always been one of PlayStation’s flagship titles ever since it first released on PlayStation 2 way back in 2005. A lot has changed since then, which is no more evident than in Studio Santa Monica’s latest game in the franchise for PS4, a game which, as…read more >