Category: Gaming Reviews

Feb
21

Dirt Rally 2.0 review – Codemasters’ finest driving game yet

Now this is hardcore. After the 2017 detour of Dirt 4, an accessible and noble experiment in procedural track generation that nevertheless felt like it had gone too far in blunting the edges of the sport it simulated, this is […]

Feb
19

Crackdown 3 review: the series’ simple genius remains elusive

There are two kinds of simple, I think. There’s so simple that anybody can do it, and then there’s so simple that nobody else will be able to do it ever again. Weirdly, I reckon the first kind of simple […]

Feb
14

Far Cry New Dawn review – a perfectly proportioned slice of Far Cry mayhem

There’s a not-so-small, cynical part of me that just wants to copy-and-paste my Far Cry 5 review right here and be done with it. Far Cry: New Dawn boasts many of the same faces and places you’ll remember from Far […]

Feb
14

Metro Exodus review – 4A’s post-nuclear shooter widens its horizons without losing its soul

There are two sides to Metro Exodus, 4A’s third and probably greatest post-apocalyptic adventure – two varieties of space engaged in a hesitant dialogue. On the one hand, there are the wilds of post-nuclear Russia, absurdly splendid, absurdly deadly and […]

Feb
12

New Star Manager review: Nintendo Switch reinvigorates the original, at a price

Six years ago, a nice man called Simon Read released a mobile version of a PC football series he was about to give up on, and … Read more here:: Game Reviews

Feb
08

AMD Radeon 7 review: taking the fight to RTX 2080

At what point did 4K gaming finally become viable without having to compromise too much on graphics settings? For my money, it would the arrival of the … Read more here:: Game Reviews

Jan
31

Sunless Skies review – a rather more accessible literary space monstrosity

After 45 hours in Sunless Skies, it’s tempting to offer your own spin on Roy Batty’s “I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe” speech from Blade Runner. The problem is that it’s hard to know where to start, and even harder […]

Jan
31

WarGroove review – a forensic recreation of some all-time classics

Halfway through playing WarGroove, which is secretly a pretty odd game, a thought occurred to me which turned out, the more I considered it, to be a pretty odd thought. What if this game isn’t made by Chucklefish as the […]

Jan
29

Kingdom Hearts 3 review – a grand finale that’s both torturous and sublime

By my reckoning, there are 238 cutscenes in Kingdom Hearts 3. If that sounds like a lot for a game of around 30-40 hours, that’s because it is. But then Kingdom Hearts 3 is, in the modern vernacular, a lot: […]

Jan
29

Slay the Spire review – a gorgeous blend of dungeon-crawler and card-battler

In the middle of the journey of our life, I found myself faced with a choice: eat the banana or eat the donut? The more I thought about it, the more I realised that this choice was trickier than it […]