Category: Gaming Reviews

Jul
10

Bomb Chicken review – a blast from the past that doesn’t quite fill you up

Some games, like Zelda, give you lots of toys that do lots of things. Some games, like the grindiest free-to-play shooters, give you lots of toys that all essentially do one thing. And a few games, such as Nitrome’s finger-licking […]

Jul
09

Bomber Crew review – a chaotic strategy game that can be both compelling and confusing

By the time I reach the seventh and final critical mission of Bomber Crew, I know this is a one way trip. Despite the game’s cute, cartoony aesthetics, it’s a game about war. Every mission has a main objective – […]

Jul
09

Pocket Rumble review – a slim, strange yet fascinating fighter

The concept of retro gaming can be a fuzzy business at times, but here’s something that comes with a laser focus; a 2D fighter that harks back to that small handful of games released on the Neo Geo Pocket, SNK’s […]

Jul
04

Wreckfest review – a true successor to the brilliant Destruction Derby

It has been, you sense, a bit of a rough ride for Bugbear Entertainment. Wreckfest, which has finally left Early Access, is only the talented Finnish developer’s second game within the last decade – and the other, sadly, was Ridge […]

Jun
30

The Crew 2 review – sprawling racer wastes its potential

It’s launch morning for The Crew 2, and I’ve logged in to do a final network test. The always-online racing game’s predecessor … Read more here:: Game Reviews

Jun
28

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure review – a generous, grin-inducing expansion

So often DLC can feel a little forced, but every once in a while there comes something with a real sense of mischief – an expansion showing you that not only does the developer know why the initial release was […]

Jun
28

Hollow Knight – a slick, stylish, and super tough Metroidvania

There are no training wheels in this kingdom. Buried deep within this insect infested land, each playthrough of Hollow Knight feels and moves a little differently. There are no waypoints or story missions – there’s not even a right or […]

Jun
27

Lumines Remastered review: a puzzle masterpiece finds a perfect new home

Is there anything more wonderful in gaming than those rare moments where hardware and software come together in perfect unison? Call it synergy, if you must, but really it’s some fantastical alchemy at work where both parts help elevate each […]

Jun
20

Mario Tennis Aces review – a fully-featured if mildly frustrating return to form for Camelot

For all the genteel imagery it evokes – crisp summer lawns, fresh strawberries and Cliff Richard singalongs – tennis can be a remarkably angry game. Kudos, then, to Mario Tennis Aces for getting you straight to the pure vitriol that […]

Jun
19

Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion review – a brutal and brilliant single-player add-on

I will be honest: my worry, for the first few hours, is that Octo Expansion, the new single-player DLC for Splatoon 2, was going to be Splatoon 2: The Lost Levels. As in Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. The […]