Category: Gaming Reviews

Oct
09

John Wick Hex review – sweet economy

It all clicked when I got really stuck. I wasn’t sure about John Wick Hex at first. I was put off by the lankiness of the art style, where shoulders are quarterback broad and the arms and legs seem to […]

Oct
09

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review – a brilliant and better follow-up

The original Yooka-Laylee quite rightly had its eyes set on the past. Pitched as a tribute to retro 3D platformers, Playtonic’s debut was made by veterans who helped define the genre for diehard fans who helped fund the game’s massive […]

Oct
08

Grid review – a slim, muscular and magnificent arcade racer

The name does it no favours at all. Back when the first Grid launched, it had the Race Driver appendage, marking it out as a successor of sorts to Codemasters’ long-running, much-loved series, itself with foundations in the even more […]

Oct
08

Concrete Genie review – a bright and thoughtful exploration of some dark and difficult themes

Ever since its announcement at 2017’s Paris Games Week, PlayStation exclusive Concrete Genie has been nothing short of intriguing. The setting, the stunning art style, the artistic game play – this an ambitious game for Pixel Opus, a studio of […]

Oct
07

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint review – a limp and lifeless spin on the Ubisoft formula

Life in modern Ubisoft games ticks by regardless of how much – or how little – you interact with it. Stand in a spot long enough in Far Cry 5, and a critter will cross your path, scouting for a […]

Oct
07

Trine 4 review: the biggest and best Trine yet

Trine 4 is a game I didn’t know I wanted until it was on the screen before me. Three Trine games was more Trine than I ever thought I’d need, and given the title it seemed fitting to end the […]

Oct
04

Grindstone review – an instant puzzle classic on Apple Arcade

Late last year, Canadian indie Capybara Games released its inscrutable dungeon-crawler Below, more than five years after its announcement and after several agonising public delays. So it’s not surprising that the studio chose to wait to announce its next game, […]

Sep
29

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs Core i5 9600K review

For years now, the advice for PC gamers pondering a new build has gone something like this: Spend as much as you can on your graphics card, then pick up the cheapest CPU, motherboard and RAM you can find that […]

Sep
27

Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age review – an epic RPG revisited and redefined

I’m not going to admit I was wrong, but… A year ago Dragon Quest 11 came out for PlayStation 4 and, Read more here:: Game Reviews

Sep
26

Contra: Rogue Corps review – Scrappy pleasure if you hunt for it

Forget Contra, because Contra: Rogue Corps pretty much has as far as I can tell. Sure, there’s some attempt to slot this game into the timeline, I think, but it’s essentially a co-op-focused action game that has very little to […]