Tom West

Tom West

Job title:
Staff Writer
March 2021
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.
First-person shooters, RPGs, third-person shooters
Latest news by Tom West
Xbox Sales: TA Team Picks (May 12th)

Xbox sales are always a great time to pick up some bargains to flesh out your game collection, and to assist you with that endeavour, the TA news team is here to recommend a few worthy additions.

Posted 10 days ago

Xbox Sales: TA Team Picks (May 5th)

Xbox sales have once again been hitting the storefront this week to offer keen-eyed bargain hunters some great games for amazing prices, and the TA news team is on hand to help you locate some fantastic finds.

Posted 17 days ago

Xbox Sales: TA Team Picks (April 28th)

Xbox sales this week have offered up a selection of titles that stretch across multiple genres. The TA news team has gone into bargain-hunting mode and found the titles they think are worthy of your library.

Posted 24 days ago

Xbox Spring Sale: TA Team Picks (April 8th)

Xbox's big Spring Sale has arrived and it's offering a large selection of titles with nice big discounts. We the TA news team like to think of ourselves as relatively adept bargain hunters, so we've pooled our selections here.

Posted 1 month ago

Xbox Sales: TA Team Picks (March 31st)

This week's Xbox sales have given the TA news team a chance to set out on exciting adventures. We've navigated through portals, experienced storybook tales in mystical lands, and even searched through the trash...

Posted 1 month ago

Xbox Sales: TA Team Picks (March 24th)

Xbox is once again discounting a host of titles this week, and as such, the TA news team had a dig through the list to each recommend a game. It's mostly a chilled-out week for choice picks...

Posted 1 month ago

Xbox Game Studios Spotlight: Bethesda Game Studios
Xbox Game Studios Spotlight: Bethesda Game Studios

Xbox Game Studios now has a couple of the world's biggest RPGs in its portfolio, all thanks to Bethesda Game Studios and the goliath franchises it's been nurturing since its inception in 1986 — The Elder Scrolls and Fallout.

Posted 2 months ago

Best Xbox MMO games

MMOs and achievement hunting don't generally go hand-in-hand, but it is nice to have that one constant game to slip back into between completions. Here are our top picks from Xbox's pretty decent selection of games...

Posted 4 years ago

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Latest reviews by Tom West
Weird West review

Weird West takes you on five journeys that question your mortality, but does the weirdness of this strange land deserve to be the bounty or the bounty hunter? Let's take a look...

Posted 1 month ago

Martha is Dead review

A murder-mystery, photography simulator, gritty exploration of a warped psyche — Martha is Dead has a focus on details, but be aware that they're not always pleasant. Here's our full review...

Posted 3 months ago

Dying Light 2: Stay Human review

Tom travelled to Villedor to experience the modern Dark Ages during a zombie apocalypse, survived to tell the tale, and wrote about his experience in our Dying Light 2: Stay Human review.

Posted 3 months ago

Battlefield 2042 review

EA Dice's latest instalment of the series, Battlefield 2042, is now out and we locked, loaded, and battled it out through each of its modes to offer you our verdict on this first-person shooter.

Posted 6 months ago

Far Cry 6 review

Tom decided to fight in a revolution for his Far Cry 6 review, battling it out with special forces soldiers and wild animals to free Yara from the clutches of a tyrant.

Posted 7 months ago

Back 4 Blood review

Back 4 Blood sees Turtle Rock Studios return to top zombie-killing form, and Tom jumped in to help save the people of Fort Hope from a fate worse than death... here's what he found.

Posted 7 months ago

Chernobylite review

Tom ventured into the radioactive wasteland of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to help a lovesick physicist find his missing fiancée, take down an evil corporation, and destroy creatures from another realm.

Posted 8 months ago

Struggling review

Tom relinquished control of his humanoid body and boldly experienced life as a fleshy ball with arms, in our official Struggling review.

Posted 8 months ago

Aliens: Fireteam Elite review

Tom loaded his Pulse Rifle and boarded the "elevator to hell" in Aliens: Fireteam Elite to eradicate the Xenomorph threat. It's all big guns and acid baths when not relaxing on the UAS Endeavor.

Posted 9 months ago

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance review

Tuque Games' third-person action RPG, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is out tomorrow. Tom wraps up warm and heads to Icewind Dale in search of adventure, and to give you his verdict on this co-op adventure.

Posted 11 months ago

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Latest editorials by Tom West
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle preview

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle chapter is set to release in June, and ZeniMax Online invited us to an early preview of the new chapter's content, which includes the new Tales of Tribute card game. Here are our thoughts...

Posted 1 month ago

Shadow Warrior 3 — first impressions

Lo Wang is back and causing a relentless amount of chaos on our screens in Shadow Warrior 3. Here are our first impressions of the potty-mouthed ninja's latest adventure.

Posted 2 months ago

Roguebook — first impressions

If you have been thinking about trying a game that mixes the card collecting and roguelike genres, Roguebook might be what you need — here are our first impressions of the game.

Posted 2 months ago

Best Xbox zombie games

Zombies might be flesh-hungry creatures that should fill us with fear, but they also happen to be a whole lot of fun to play with — so we've listed a selection of our favourite zombie-slaying games on Xbox.

Posted 3 months ago

Techland talks Dying Light 2: Stay Human achievements

In anticipation of Dying Light 2: Stay Human's launch next week, Techland spoke to us about the team's process behind implementing achievements, and the important role that they play during a player's experience.

Posted 4 months ago

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