Reviews

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. WB and NeatherRealm Studios have been on a roll of late, with Mortal Kombat raking in critical acclaim, and the original Injustice being well-received by fighter and comic fans alike. It was so popular, it even spawned an actual DC comic. It’s been a while since the first game introduced us to a bad guy Superman, and a fractured Justice...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. There have been various attempts to clone From Software’s Souls series ever since the punishing action RPG burst onto the scene following its Playstation exclusive début with Demon’s Souls. Most recently we had Sony’s own Nioh, from Team Ninja, and it was a very solid effort that’s already won itself a loyal following....[Read More]

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by the AFL.  Look, sometimes it’s hard to be critical and still appear unbiased. But also… sometimes something is so objectively terrible you have to hold its head underwater whilst gently sobbing. Nobody wants the savagery, but sometimes you need to go there. Yeah, that’s a strong statement of intent to start a game review on, but the followin...[Read More]

Reviewed on PC, copy supplied by publisher.  Back in high school I was part of a pretty elite club of social climbers and studs. At lunchtime we would take our laminated cards into a deserted classroom and play the fuck out of some Warhammer. Armies of poorly painted Orks would butt heads with Imperial Guard to cheers and ecstatic dice rolling. Memories like these put Warhammer 40,000 in a place c...[Read More]

Reviewed on: Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. The Sniper Ghost Warrior series belongs up there with Metal Gear Solid with regards to having the most nonsensical, most video gamey title possible. Now I love Metal Gear Solid (seriously, I really like Metal Gear Solid), but even I can admit that its name is pretty silly. After my partner asked me what game I was reviewing, and I said “Snip...[Read More]

Played on Nintendo Switch, copy purchased. Hotline Miami is one of my favourite indie games, the top down shooter has a great art style, addictively hard combat and just a touch of perverse humour. So when I learned that Mr. Shifty developed by Team Shifty and produced by tinyBuild Games, was a Hotline Miami style shooter with the addition of superpowers, I was intrigued. Mr. Shifty is in a lot of...[Read More]

Reviewed on Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  There’s something special about Mario Kart, it’s one of those rare series that transcends typical games by being so accessible it’s virtually a mandatory social experience. A perfect mix of skill, luck and chaos, it’s managed to stay a relevant Nintendo staple since 1992, and in my opinion, Mario Kart 8 stands out as the pinna...[Read More]

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Come on Tom, I thought, squatting anxiously in a barrel for what seemed like the millionth time during my playthrough of Outlast 2. You haven’t got much battery power left for your camera, and the more you use it to locate that lunatic stalking you, the sooner you’ll have none left at all. Either you hop out now and risk soiling yourself in ...[Read More]

Geek culture loves a good crossover, and seeing two previously unrelated worlds collide, with well-known characters who would otherwise never meet often creates some excellent stories. Just look at the multitude of crossovers between DC and Marvel, and how popular these stories are. Video games are no strangers to this, with high profile crossovers like Nintendo’s Smash Bros series successfu...[Read More]

Played on Nintendo 3DS, copy supplied by publisher. Bye-Bye BoxBoy! is the third and final installment in the BoxBoy puzzle platforming series, which are downloadable titles on the Nintendo 3DS. Created by Kirby developers Hal Laboratory, the series centres on a BoxBoy named Qbby (pronounced “Cubey”) creating duplicates of his box body to traverse a series of puzzles to reach the end of 100+ stage...[Read More]

Reviewed on Xbox One, copy supplied by publisher.  Enter the Gungeon was a critical success when released on PC and PS4 in 2016, it even made my top three games of the year list. Well, good news for Xbox One players who may have missed out, the dodge rolling bullet fest is now on Xbox One, and it’s still just as good. I won’t go balls to the wall with detail here, as the initial review...[Read More]

Something that almost everybody will go through at some point in their life is the loss of someone close to them. This is something that PaperSeven’s Blackwood Crossing explores with two orphaned children, the young boy Finn and his teenage sister Scarlet, the latter of which the player inhabits as they find themselves on a mysterious and seemingly magical train. Blackwood Crossing markets itself ...[Read More]

The Division review: Come to the Dark Zone, we have loot

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. So there you are, in the centre of New York City with a really cool pair of gloves, you really want to wear those gloves, but because some tosser stood in front of you while you were shooting, you now have to fight a bunch of self riotous assholes screaming for revenge. You fight them because if you don’t they might steal your gloves, except afte...[Read More]

Hitman Review: 47 ways to die

-Aaron Birch Reviewed on: Playstation 4. Copy supplied by publisher. As a fan of the Hitman series, one who’s played every entry so far, including the first, PC-only title, I’ve seen IO Interactive’s flagship series evolve over the years in ways both good, and bad. What started out life as an unapologetically challenging and unique game quickly established a formula of stealthy k...[Read More]

Blood Alloy: Reborn review: a tease of things to come

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Blood Alloy: Reborn sure travelled a rocky road to release. Developed by Suppressive Fire Games, it began in 2013 as a Kickstarter for a much larger project called Blood Alloy that failed to raise the required funds, but the positive reception of its fast-paced, 2D retro combat system inspired the team to continue developing it. Several years later, the...[Read More]

Gunscape review: DIY retro shooter

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Gunscape may have caught your attention in recent times, it’s been presented as a customisable retro shooter. The PS4, Xbox One and PC game provides all the elements that are reminiscent of classic FPS titles such as Doom and Wolfenstein, and leaves them at the player’s disposal to create their own maps. Players can then try out other people...[Read More]

Assault Android Cactus review: One of the best indie games on PlayStation

Reviewed on: PS4. Copy supplied by publisher. There are hundreds of thousands of rogue robots filling a space station with their murderous rage. Who are you going to call? If you answered “a rag tag group of android chicks to smash the robots with their arsenal of kickass weaponry,” you were somehow completely right. Assault Android Cactus is a twin stick arcade shooter made by Austral...[Read More]

Street Fighter V review: Gets the job done

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. As someone who is generally not that into one-on-one fighting games, I found reviewing Street Fighter V rather tricky. It is a game that you clearly need to invested the time to hone your skills in order to get the most out of it. Whilst button mashing the range of basic punches, kicks and throws will let you breeze through most matches against AI oppon...[Read More]

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD review

Copy supplied by publisher. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the latest Zelda classic to be given the HD treatment, this time for Wii U. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this release is the fact Twilight Princess is turning 10 this year… that certainly went by fast. The game itself  hasn’t changed much from the original Wii/GameCube version, yet there are enough bells and...[Read More]

The Flame in the Flood review: A boar broke both my legs

Reviewed on: PC, also available for Xbox One. A calming harmonica plays folk music as I stroll around an island with my dog. This is the first haven I’ve discovered in the flooded ruins of America, I’m excited and optimistic to find what goodies it has to offer. Is that a pig I see? How delightful! Oh, wait… is it charging at me? It’s totally charging at me. Okay well there...[Read More]

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 1: old dog, some new tricks

Reviewed on: PC It’s no secret I’m a fan of Telltale Games’ Walking Dead series. It’s dark, intense, makes you anxiously squirm with some of the decisions it throws at you and will deliver a swift gut-punch to your emotions at a moments notice. Now while many of us are anticipating The Walking Dead Season 3, given Season 2 left us in a very interesting situation, Michonne i...[Read More]

Far Cry Primal review: BEES!?

Reviewed on: Xbox One. Copy supplied by publisher. Crouching in a dense Mesolithic treeline you slowly creep towards your enemy. They’ve eaten members of your tribe and attacked your village, this attack is going to be personal.  You look over your  weaponry to see which is best to take them down, at your disposal you have spears, clubs, a bow and a motherfucking sabre tooth tiger that you s...[Read More]

Layers of Fear review: Revisiting the horror masterpiece

  After borderline obsessively playing horror games for years, it comes to a sad point where you feel like you’ve seen it all. Sure, you get the occasional gem that stands out from all the rest but you can’t help but think “I’ve seen this before.” Horror, to me, is the genre that constantly goes back to its root stereotypes and cliches. “Oh look a group of ...[Read More]

Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition Review: The Driving Dead

-Aaron Birch Beginning life as a large piece of DLC for the vanilla Dying Light, The Following soon grew out of its initial scope, and developer Techland quickly re-purposed the project as a full-fledged expansion. This is no paltry bit of wasteful DLC you’ll complete in under an hour (Arkham Knight, I’m looking at you!), this is a full campaign that has plenty to offer. The fact that ...[Read More]

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