Category: Gaming Reviews

Aug
19

Observer review

Bloober Team’s Layers of Fear gave you a 19th century mansion in a state of continual, terrible reassembly, its furnishings switching places behind your back, its rooms expanding and contracting like the chambers of a heart. Observer gives you an […]

Aug
18

Undertale review

Undertale is a game all about endings, so it’s fitting that its console release comes towards the tail-end of one particular piece of hardware’s life. If this is a finale of sorts for Sony’s PlayStation Vita, then it’s a wonderfully […]

Aug
17

Agents of Mayhem review

It’s probably unfair to question the very reason for a game’s existence, but with Volition’s purple-hued Saints Row spin off, …

Aug
17

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back. Naughty Dog’s Uncharted games were conceived as lighthearted, almost flippant action spectaculars, as knowingly pulpy as their chief inspiration, Indiana Jones. But they ended up with baggage that Indy didn’t. Thanks to […]

Aug
15

Matterfall review

If Housemarque has proven anything in its 22 years crafting modern-day arcade classics, it’s that it has exceptional taste in games. Super Stardust cribbed gleefully from Asteroids, while Super Stardust HD folded a little Robotron into the mix, and Resogun […]

Aug
15

Nidhogg 2 review

The original Nidhogg was a great example of minimalist elegance. Messhof’s two-player competitive fencing game shaved the one vs one fighting game to its core with only two buttons (jump and attack) and a single game mode wherein each player […]

Aug
15

Sonic Mania review

There’s an area in Sonic 2’s Chemical Plant Zone that still has me clutching my chest when I think of it. Tucked towards the end of the second act is a shaft filled with moving blocks, sliding around in clumps […]

Aug
14

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 review

Years in development, the new Radeon RX Vega line is finally arriving – AMD’s return to the higher-end of GPU performance after concentrating its efforts more on the mainstream and budget sectors of the market. There’s no shortage of cutting-edge […]

Aug
11

LawBreakers review

To have even the slightest chance of survival in this viciously competitive shooter world, your game needs to have that moment. That almost indefinable feeling that suddenly elevates it above all the mechanically sound, competent first-person shooters out there; the […]

Aug
10

Sundered review

A concept beloved of H.P. Lovecraft – one of the games industry’s most enduring influences – is impossible geometry. His tales of cosmic entities meddling in human affairs are strewn with rooms, temples and cities that unnerve not (just) because […]