Reviews

The Banner Saga 3 review

The Banner Saga trilogy has introduced us to a Disney meets Don Bluth 2D world, steeped in European-esque medieval fantasy with tactically deep and satisfying combat. But, like all things, it must com...[Read More]

Moonlighter Review

I’ve often bemoaned the lack of shop-keeping sub-games in Rogue-likes. Well, I haven’t really, but obviously some bright spark at Digital Sun and 11-bit Studios did, because essentially th...[Read More]

Red Faction Guerrilla ReMARStered review

Red Faction Guerrilla was one of my favourite games when it was first released, i spent hours exploring Mars and of course destroying everything in sight. There was something about watching huge struc...[Read More]

Overcooked 2 review

The cooking madness returns for a second helping and while I missed the first course, it seems the second brings more of the same chaotic goodness and haphazard multitasking mayhem. The Onion king has...[Read More]

The Spectrum Retreat review

Dan Smith was the winner of the 2016 YGD BAFTA award for his prototype puzzle game which has evolved into The Spectrum Retreat, which has now had it’s full release onto Xbox One, PS4, Steam and ...[Read More]

Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings review (PS4)

When I was younger my grandad used to take me fishing at our local reservoir. He told me that it would be a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I was excited to catch a fish and thrilled at the ...[Read More]

NieR:Automata BECOME AS GODS Edition review

Set on post-apocalyptic Earth, the world lies in ruins. Overrun by machines, the human race has escaped to the stars. In a bid to take back the planet the council of humans uses androids, which form a...[Read More]

20XX review

One of the most frustrating elements of the Mega Man games is the frequent dying; losing all your lives and being forced to start again. But this difficulty and limitation of lives is a big part of th...[Read More]

Insane Robots Review

I’m not really a fan of the online, collectible card games, such as Hearthstone. Personally I don’t enjoy the fantasy styling and the complexity of the majority of them. Fable Fortune was an exception...[Read More]

All-Star Fruit Racing Review

All-Star Fruit Racing is a new arcade kart racing game from developer 3DClouds, published by PQube, and is available for Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. It’s quite obviously inspired by a certain mousta...[Read More]

The Crew 2 review

I really enjoyed playing through The Crew; its ambition was hard not to fall in love with and the miniaturised digital playground of the United States was a lot of fun to race around in. The Crew 2 pr...[Read More]

LEGO The Incredibles review

Based on the success of the original movie it was hardly surprising to hear that The Incredibles 2 would be getting a LEGO based video game, thankfully, LEGO The Incredibles is an excellent addition t...[Read More]

Awkward review

Awkward, the new quiz game from developers Snap Finger Click is quite likely to get you a slap round the back of the head from anyone you play this with, go into this game with a sense of humour or th...[Read More]

Jurassic World Evolution review

Jurassic World Evolution is a park building management sim that allows you to recreate Jurassic Park, dealing with the dangers, costs and other challenges involved in building and maintaining a zoo at...[Read More]

Sudden Strike 4 review

Every now and then I find myself wanting to playa RTS, a while ago it was Halo Wars 2 and more recently I found myself really enjoying Railway Empire. The itch had started to come back and thankfully ...[Read More]

Shift Quantum review

I always believe that a really great puzzle game is the type that slowly reels you in, gently teaching you the mechanics whilst making you believe that you’re actually quite clever. Then, before you k...[Read More]

Esper review (PSVR)

Esper is not only a super stylish puzzler that has a healthy sprinkle of Portal vibes, but it’s also got bags of charm thanks to the excellent narration skills of Eric Meyers.  Set solely within the ...[Read More]

KONA VR review (PSVR)

While it may seem like a bit of a cop out, getting VR support for a game that has already seen a release is no bad thing – especially when it has been implemented as well as in KONA VR. I have always ...[Read More]

EwinRacing Champion Series Gaming Chair review

As someone who plays a lot of games, being comfortable while playing is pretty important, there is nothing worse than finishing a gaming session only to feel like your back has seized up. Thankfully t...[Read More]

Vampyr review

Mixing elements of Remember Me and Life is Strange; Vampyr takes the strengths of Dontnod’s previous titles and successfully blends the two into a mighty offering. What if you awoke to find that you h...[Read More]

Prey: Mooncrash review

Prey: Mooncrash is a very clever and highly enjoyable melding of first-person shooting and exploration with Rogue-like death and replay. It manages to create an entirely fresh experience in the Prey u...[Read More]

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn review

The original Shaq Fu received mostly positive reviews at launch, but as time passed it gained the notoriety of being terrible, one of the worst games ever made in fact. Certainly, a sequel or reimagin...[Read More]

Zamb! Redux Review

Zamb! Redux is a co-op action tower defence game from Xbox newcomers Nano Games, a Polish developer who have previously released the Steam games Reef Shot and Cityconomy. I must admit I have previousl...[Read More]

Agony review

You know when you get an email from PR repeating just how adult a game is that you’ll be expecting to play an ‘interesting’ game.  Agony is a first-person adventure that sees the player take charge o...[Read More]

AO International Tennis review

It seems like forever since I played a tennis title on console. The last time I really remember paying was back when Top Spin was out, I used spend hours make my thumbs sore using the duke Xbox contro...[Read More]

ONRUSH review

There is a classic saying that states “When one door closes another one opens”. UK based Evolution studios know this only too well, as a few years back they were owned by Sony and were res...[Read More]

Lichtspeer – Double Speer Edition review

You know that feeling you get when you are playing an ancient Germanic game from the future and possibly a perpendicular dimension to our own and you stop to think “wait a minute, what the hell is act...[Read More]

FOX n FORESTS review

With such a vast and star-studded back catalogue of games in the genre, releasing a new 16-bit title is by no means an easy feat. Rather than go for an easy win, developer Bonus Level Entertainment de...[Read More]

Aragami: Shadow Edition Review – Xbox One

Sometimes a game comes along that looks so interesting and original that you ask yourself why you have no knowledge of it’s existence in its previous iterations. That’s what has happened f...[Read More]

Yoku’s Island Express review

Yoku’s Island Express combines pinball mechanics, platforming and adventure in a remarkably compelling and enjoyable package. Think Sonic Spinball meets Dizzy. Pinball flippers help you guide the dung...[Read More]

City of Brass review

City of Brass, the roguelite title from the team that brought us Bioshock is tough and unforgiving, but it left me disappointed overall.  City of Brass is set in the Arabian desert and despite only h...[Read More]

Raging Justice Review

Older gamers like me have fond memories of games like Streets of Rage and Double Dragon, side-scrolling beat-em ups that were incredibly difficult, and that used to gobble up our 10p pieces in the arc...[Read More]

Titan Quest Review

It’s always a worry when games from the past are remastered. Is it better to remember those games how they were through rose-tinted glasses? Often the end result leaves you realising just how mu...[Read More]

Conan Exiles review

Conan Exiles has quite the offering. A survival game set in the barbaric world of Conan the Barbarian, allowing you the freedom to create your own adventure – build your own homestead or even city – w...[Read More]

State of Decay 2 review

The original State of Decay on 360 scratched a zombie itch that no other titles on the market, (for the consoles, anyway), could reach. Primarily, and technically I believe it is tied to the games for...[Read More]

Space Hulk Deathwing Enhanced Edition review (PS4)

Space Hulk has had several video game iterations over the years but many of them have been based on recreating the tabletop action – what would happen if instead of turn-based you could jump directly ...[Read More]

Super Mega Baseball 2 review

Here in the good old United Kingdom we are brought up on Football, Cricket and Rugby, but certain American sports have become popular over the years with amateur and semi-pro Basketball and American F...[Read More]

Killing Floor Incursion review (PSVR)

Killing Floor Incursion is one good looking game and in its early hours it’s incredibly chilling, particularly while you are getting used to the controls – fumbling around to holster your gun so you c...[Read More]

Immortal Redneck review

Immortal Redneck doesn’t require a massive long drawn out review, basically because it’s not a massive game with lots of elements to it. What is essentially a roguelike FPS dungeon crawler...[Read More]

Far Cry 5 review

Ever since playing Far Cry 3 with Rich in co-op I’ve always looked forward to the next game, I didn’t enjoy Far Cry 4 as much and never got round to primal, but I’ve had an absolute blast with Far Cry...[Read More]