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Mothergunship – PS4 | Review

Mothergunship – PS4 | Review

What do you get if you take the high-octane gameplay of Doom, the futuristic ambience of Halo, the humorous writing of Comic Jumper and Portal 2, and the voice acting of Captain Quark from Ratchet and Clank? While this may sound like the best bits of your back catalogue, rolled…read more >
Candle The Power of the Flame – PS4 | Review

Candle The Power of the Flame – PS4 | Review

From the beginning, Teku Studio’s Candle encourages you to take a seat and listen to an old tale about gods, destruction and rebirth. Teku, your main protagonist wakes to discover his village has been set ablaze by the devious Wakchu tribe. Upon making his escape, Teku ventures out to find…read more >
Horizon Chase Turbo – PS4 | Review

Horizon Chase Turbo – PS4 | Review

Despite the similarity in name, Horizon Chase Turbo has nothing in common with Horizon Zero Dawn, well, apart from the eye candy (thankfully). This game is an old-school arcade racer from a small Brazilian Indie, Aquiris Games Studio, it’s big on playing with your rose-tinted glasses and extremely high on…read more >
All-Star Fruit Racing – PS4 | Review

All-Star Fruit Racing – PS4 | Review

After starting All-Star Fruit Racing and the music started kicking in, I looked into this colourful fruity world and smiled. This actually looks like fun. The video intro shows off a lot of what the game is about. All-Star Fruit Racing looks like a skittles racing game on steroids. With…read more >
PixARK – Xbox One | Review

PixARK – Xbox One | Review

Ark: Survival Evolved meets Portal Knights as Snail Games put a more juvenile twist on Studio Wildcard's prehistoric action-packed survival title in PixARK. Through means of a Minecraft/Portal Knights inspired "cube" graphic style and more forgiving survival elements, developers mitigate the brutality of Ark (one of Xbox's best-selling video games),…read more >
Shining Resonance Refrain – PS4 | Review

Shining Resonance Refrain – PS4 | Review

The Shining series goes back a long way. All the way back to the Sega MegaDrive. Over time the series has graduated from dungeon crawler to tactical RPG and to a more traditional JRPG style. Shining Resonance Refrain is a remaster of the 2014 instalment Shining Resonance for the PS3.…read more >
Insane Robots – PS4/PC | Review

Insane Robots – PS4/PC | Review

It’s a rare joy, reviewing a game that you know you’ll come back to again and again, but that’s what Insane Robots offers. Insane Robots is a quirky little card-based battle royale game, complete with trash talking robot enemies and mini text adventures (think The Walking Dead’s text choice gameplay,…read more >
Runbow – PS4 | Review

Runbow – PS4 | Review

Party games become a lot more fun with a sense of urgency. Hectic battles or races that have each of you screaming at the TV but with a huge smile on your face. 13AM and Headup Games latest title, Runbow, requires a lot of platforming finesse and quick thinking and makes…read more >
Esper – PSVR | Review

Esper – PSVR | Review

Epser is an interesting PSVR game, the premise of which is to test for those with telekinetic powers, putting your through a series of tests using all manner of objects, all while sitting in a dour and generic looking government office. It’s quite a short game, although it is very…read more >
The Crew 2 – PS4 | Review

The Crew 2 – PS4 | Review

It’s been a long wait for open world racer with the quality of the Forza Horizon series on PS4 and sadly, after playing the Crew 2, the wait continues. It’s not that it’s a bad game, it’s just not an amazing one. The Crew 2 certainly packs in plenty of…read more >
The Night Journey – PS4 | Review

The Night Journey – PS4 | Review

The Night Journey operates as a walking simulator that ties together experimental art and narrative to explore the individual player’s journey towards enlightenment. The Night Journey opens in the midst of a dark plain, the landscape is minimal and exclusively painted in a monotone black and white palate, muffled with…read more >
MXGP Pro – PS4 | Review

MXGP Pro – PS4 | Review

MXGP Pro is the official title for Motocross GP. What it brings to the table are dirt, revs and some outrageous air. Dubbed the most realistic Motocross racer of all time and with the assistance of 9-time MXGP world champion, Antonio Cairoli, I put it to the test to see…read more >
Le Tour De France 2018 – PS4 | Review

Le Tour De France 2018 – PS4 | Review

My experience with cycling goes back a long way. A twelve-year-old me, scouting around for some sweet steep hills to roll down and some sick jumps to take my sub-par mountain bike off. So, the concept of the Tour De France baffled me. Hundreds of cyclists, donned in lycra, cycling…read more >
Lumines Remastered – PS4 | Review

Lumines Remastered – PS4 | Review

Stacking, chaining, destroying: This repetitive formula for block-based puzzle games has been around for over 30 years. Indeed, Lumines was once a relative newcomer to this sub-genre but it itself has been around in various guises for nearly 15 years. The latest release – Lumines Remastered – goes back to…read more >
Rainbow Skies – PS4 | Review

Rainbow Skies – PS4 | Review

Do you ever have one of those nights? The kind of night where you enjoy yourself a little too much and spend the next day nursing the hangover from hell? This is how our story in Rainbow Skies begins, the latest RPG from SideQuest Studios. No ancient prophecies, no dragons,…read more >
Shape of the World – PS4 | Review

Shape of the World – PS4 | Review

We're fortunate in planet PlayStation. The back catalogue is so rich and diverse that it's not difficult to find a title that matches your mood. As much as I enjoy open world games, for example, there are days when it all feels a bit too much like hard work.  Trudging…read more >