Reviews

F1 2016 review

In recent years, the Formula One games have always been close to be great, but for various reasons they would just fall short. With F1 2016, it feels like Codemasters have had time to put more effort into their career mode. Last years effort only allowed you to play as a current driver, but this year you can create your own avatar. Once you have added your personal details and chosen the avatar th...

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom review

If you’ve watched the Attack on Titan anime, then you will most certainly have a few unanswered questions – what was the female Titan’s motive? Who are the Armoured and Colossal Titans? Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom won’t answer these questions but instead allows you to reenact key moments from the anime, finishing at around volume eight of the Manga. It’s great to see that the game has stuck ...

Snooker Nation Championship 2016 preview

Snooker games continue their niche standing in the video game community. Unlike its more popular and universal cousin Pool, the game of Snooker is the reserve of the British and several ex commonwealth countries, but in the land of the free, and the land of the rising sun, Snooker is just not that popular. So it is that we come to the latest in a very slim picking of titles, with Snooker Nation Ch...

Breach & Clear: Deadline review

Breach & Clear plays like a cross between XCOM and Commandos. As such it offers a tactically vast and interesting strategy experience that relies on your team using their expertise to survive against heavy odds. It’s a difficult challenge to begin with, but once you master the mechanics it becomes a highly satisfying experience. You take control of a team of four elite soldiers, each with a sp...

Armikrog review

Armikrog is the creation of Pencil Test Studios. Their 2013 Kickstarter had them reach their target funds in no time with over 18,000 backers. With that many people willing to put up money then big things are expected from Armikrog, read on to see if it makes the grade. Pencil Test are most famous for their animation skills. Their portfolio includes the likes of God of War Cinematics and major fas...

UNO review

With today’s modern consoles, it’s quite likely you are cruising the streets in GTA V, scoring amazing goals on FIFA 16, or waging war as the Master Chief. The chances are you’re not playing UNO, but I bet you did at some point when it was released on the Xbox 360, remember the little camera that you use to appear on screen with? Those were the days, well, until some idiot got th...

Grow Up review

Bud first appeared on PS4 in Grow Home, so for some Xbox One owners this will be their first experience of the little red robot – unless you happened to catch his standee in the Ubisoft office in The Division. Crash landing on an alien planet, Bud must explore the land in order to find new abilities and collect seed samples so he can grow various flora to help him reach nine ship parts and put MOM...

Videoball review

Sometimes with the advance of technology we seem to forget exactly where we came from and what we have been through to get where we are. No, I’m not being all philosophical but with all the advances in gaming such as sound, graphics and social networking it’s nice to stop, look about and play something basic. I give you Videoball. Videoball is the creation of Action Button Gaming who a...

Overcooked review

It turns out too many chefs doesn’t ruin the broth; Overcooked proves that the more chefs you have the more fun you can have. But can this delightfully deranged arcade cook-a-thon satisfy your hunger or is it a mere snack? In Overcooked you are tasked with preparing a multitude of dishes for hungry customers. You must dash around a variety of kitchens, collecting ingredients, chopping, cooking, pl...

Full Mojo Rampage Review

Full Mojo Rampage takes a new route on the well trodden path of roguelike games to try to bring us a new blend of gaming mechanics to the genre. Alongside the tried and tested roguelike c0omponents, FMR utilises a unique mix of twin stick shooter, Light RPG Character development with a Caribbean façade that makes this dungeon crawler feel decidedly original when viewed against its contemporaries. ...

Xbox One S review

Microsoft had a thrilling E3 press conference earlier this year, bookended with two of its newest hardware offerings—the first of which was positioned as a sleek, 4K-friendly redesign of its 2013 console. Introduced as ‘Xbox One S’ (a throwback to its slimmer, much older cousin), it builds upon the original Xbox One in a number of important areas the original system was lacking. Ultimately, Xbox O...

Dungeon Punks review

Some of my fondest gaming memories are of playing side-scrolling beat ‘em ups with my brother; Double Dragon, Turtles and Streets of Rage are just a few that we played together. We particularly enjoyed playing Golden Axe, and it’s this that Dungeon Punks reminded me most of. There are six characters to unlock and once available three teams of two can be selected. Rather than being tied to one tag ...