Category: Gaming Reviews

Feb
23

Metal Gear Survive review – surprisingly enjoyable horror spin-off

This was always going to be a tough sell. Metal Gear Survive is Konami’s first big console game outside of PES since its infamous split with Hideo Kojima, and as if that wasn’t enough to raise eyebrows, it has the […]

Feb
23

All Walls Must Fall review – the tactics genre gets a quirky new treat

I have heard All Walls Must Fall described as a blend of real-time and turn-based tactical action, set in a retro-futuristic Berlin in which the Cold War never ended and where all matters of consequence unfold in the procedurally-generated nightclubs […]

Feb
21

Sprint Vector review – intensely physical VR racer

I’m going to kick this review off with a quick word of warning. Do not, whatever you do, play Sprint Vector right after an all you can eat carvery. Because I played Sprint Vector for the first time after an […]

Feb
20

Kingdom Come: Deliverance review – history is a double-edged sword

Kingdom Come: Deliverance and the history it explores are inseparable. There hasn’t been a medieval world this real and substantial since The Witcher 3. The sense of time and place it conjures is astonishing. You feel your feet squelching in […]

Feb
19

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition review – RTS revival doesn’t go quite far enough

It may be over 20 years since Age of Empires first conquered our PC screens, but the Pelasgians are still monumental gits. After a relatively straightforward time guiding the Egyptians to supremacy, the campaign mode tasks you with building a […]

Feb
16

Fe review – uneven indie from EA Originals

“If only we could talk to the monsters,” laments an infamous Edge review from many moons ago. In Fe you don’t just get to talk to the monsters – you get to sing to them, or at least, croak and […]

Feb
16

Pop-up Pilgrims review – a beautiful VR game lacking in challenge

Pop-up Pilgrims provides a nice change of pace and a glimmer of originality for PSVR users bored by the usual churn of glorified shooting galleries. This puzzle-platformer that plays like a Lemmings-lite puts you in the role of a fantastically […]

Feb
14

Dynasty Warriors 9 review – long-awaited reboot falls flat

Pity poor Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force, who’ve found themselves in quite the bind. The musou games, so it goes, are ones that refuse to change – an immobile force that, instead of evolving, simply undergo a costume change […]

Feb
14

Crossing Souls review – pitch-perfect 80s nostalgia trip

Beyond simply remembering and recreating history, some games make you pine for a past that never was. Crossing Souls is just such a renegade historian, taking you back to a childhood you only glimpsed in old Steven Spielberg movies. In […]

Feb
11

Super Nt review: a SNES for the 21st century

In 2017, Analogue released the Nt Mini – a premium console designed to play 8-bit NES games with exceptional accuracy and video quality but at $450, it was prohibitively expensive for most. One year on, Analogue has returned with the […]